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Top Scoop Stories November 11th 2009 News Summary

Top Scoop Stories November 11th 2009 News Summary

LEAD STORY

Finance: Banking Inquiry Leads To Call For Proper Banking Inquiry

NZ POLITICS

Crime: If You've Been Eating Manawatu Road-Cheese, Police Would Like A Word

Apologies: No Comment

Hone Harawira at Waipapa Marae - full news conference

Gordon Campbell: Powers Of Search And Surveillance

Cycleway Sod-Turning: PM Does Something

Perk Buster Becomes Perk Busted: Rodney Hide Issues Apology For Casual Use Of Money

Q+A+UNDP: Interview With Former PM Helen Clark

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

Scoop Business: Dollar Unsustainably High, Says Bollard

Gambling: Clamp-Down On Pokie Grants To Trotting Clubs

Solid-Energy-darity: Engineering Union "Irresponsible"

Acronyms: Low-Flying HIPPO Takes Slice Of Atmosphere

Bloomin’ Marvellous: Oceanic Bloom Identified

COMMENT

Nothing In A Name: The Fort Hood Killings

Ramzy Baroud: How Israel Won The Settlement Battle Again

Martin LeFevre: Catholic Or Universal?

Gordon Campbell: Powers Of Search And Surveillance

Richard S. Ehrlich: America Won't Lift Sanctions Unless Suu Kyi is Freed for Election

Uri Avnery: A Line In The Sand

Stateside With Rosalea Barker: Michigan

LIFESTYLE

Review: Collapsing Creation

Karim Sahai Images: Wellington Phoenix Unbeaten At Home

Scoop Review Of Books: Workshop Remembers History’s King

WORLD

Uncontacted Peoples: South American Forest Bulldozed For Beef

BBC: Dissatisfaction 20 Years After Berlin Wall

Economic Crisis: UN: Poor States Face 17% Dept Servicing Rise

Demonstration: Palestinians Tear Down Part Of Apartheid Wall

TV3 Video: Mass Shooting At Army Base In Texas, 12 Dead

UN: General Assembly Backs Gaza Report

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LEAD STORY

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Finance: Banking Inquiry Leads To Call For Proper Banking Inquiry
We must put party politics aside and come up with a new approach to monetary policy which supports people in New Zealand who produce tradeable goods, rather than those who speculate on property and take the profits off-shore, says MP for Wigram and Progressive Party leader, Jim Anderton. The Report from the Parliamentary Banking Inquiry was released today. The inquiry was held by the Progressive Party, The Labour Party and the Greens. The National-led government and its coalition partners refused to take part in the inquiry. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00124.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00121.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00126.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00127.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00318.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00324.htm [6]

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NZ POLITICS

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Crime: If You've Been Eating Manawatu Road-Cheese, Police Would Like A Word
... The two males were spotted by a member of public who contacted police and maintained observations on the vehicle as it was driven away through rural back roads while the occupants threw the boxes out the window. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00201.htm

Apologies: No Comment
"Members of the senior leadership team of the Party plan to meet with Hone and the Tai Tokerau electorate committee on Thursday, and the hui will discuss Hone's statements and reflect on the whole situation," said Dr Sharples and Mrs Turia. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00121.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00112.htm [2]

Hone Harawira at Waipapa Marae - full news conference
- More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29176.html

ALSO:

[2] - http://pundit.co.nz/content/hide-harawira-sorry-should-be-the-hardest-word" target="_blank [2]

Gordon Campbell: Powers Of Search And Surveillance
Does the Search and Surveillance Bill, as the NZ Herald has recently maintained, really give a web of state agencies ‘sweeping powers to spy, bug conversations and hack into private computers’? ALSO:Bruce Stuart-Menteath - More »[1]

[1] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/10/gordon-campbell-powers-of-search-and-surveillance/

Cycleway Sod-Turning: PM Does Something
Prime Minister John Key officially launched construction of the first New Zealand Cycle Trail project at Waipa Domain on the banks of the Waikato River today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00114.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00119.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00165.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0910/S00138.htm [4]

Perk Buster Becomes Perk Busted: Rodney Hide Issues Apology For Casual Use Of Money
I have asked you here today because I want to apologise. I want to apologise to the public. I want to apologise to my colleagues and to my supporters. But most importantly I want to apologise to the people of Epsom. I promised the people of Epsom I would make them proud of me as their MP. I have let them down.

  • KiwiFM - More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00095.htm

    ALSO:

    [2] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/06/gordon-campbell-the-harawira-junket-sean-plunket/ [2]

    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00085.htm [3]

    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00076.htm [4]

    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29080.html [5]

    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29020.html [6]

    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00075.htm [7]

    [8] - http://pundit.co.nz/content/hide-harawira-sorry-should-be-the-hardest-word" target="_blank [8]

    Q+A+UNDP: Interview With Former PM Helen Clark
    Well I'm actually enjoying it a great deal. I travel a lot, I've got a large organisation to lead, get involved in many many interesting issues. I came into politics initially because of a passion for international affairs, and I guess sitting across the road from the United Nations building I'm right in the centre of it. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00072.htm

    ALSO:

    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00074.htm [2]

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    BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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    Scoop Business: Dollar Unsustainably High, Says Bollard
    New Zealand’s dollar is “unlikely to be sustainable” at current high levels while the return to looser lending conditions for home-buyers risk return to a debt-fuelled housing cycle, Reserve Bank Governor, Alan Bollard, said this morning. More »[1]

    [1] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/11/updated-dollar-unsustainably-high-says-bollard/

    ALSO:

    [2] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/11/nz-dollar-holds-above-74-cts-after-bollard-comment/ [2]

    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00129.htm [3]

    Gambling: Clamp-Down On Pokie Grants To Trotting Clubs
    Gambling Compliance Director Mike Hill said that a new gambling licence condition will prevent the Lion Foundation, Perry Foundation and Infinity Foundation from granting pokie funds to the Thames Harness Racing Club and the Manukau, Kumeu and Franklin Trotting Clubs. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00176.htm

    ALSO:

    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00090.htm [2]

    Solid-Energy-darity: Engineering Union "Irresponsible"
    Solid Energy Chief Operating Officer, Barry Bragg, says the union has been irresponsible in drawing Solid Energy staff into a separate dispute between miners in the Waikato and their employer which has nothing to do with the company’s South Island operations. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00303.htm

    ALSO:

    [2] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/09/nz-dollar-outlook-kiwi-may-rise-on-fonterra-imf/ [2]

    [3] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/09/nz-dollar-surges-on-increase-in-fonterra-pay-out/ [3]

    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00251.htm [4]

    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00245.htm [5]

    Acronyms: Low-Flying HIPPO Takes Slice Of Atmosphere
    Pole-to-pole flights provide a global picture of greenhouse gases: this month a team of international scientists will fly from the Arctic to the Antarctic aboard an exceptional jet. NIWA scientists play a vital and integral part in this work on greenhouse gas measurements. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00014.htm

    Bloomin’ Marvellous: Oceanic Bloom Identified
    Scientists at the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) have identified the source of the giant plankton bloom featuring in spectacular NASA satellite images. The NIWA deep water research vessel Tangaroa travelled through the bloom last week and collected water samples for analysis. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00012.htm

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    COMMENT

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    Nothing In A Name: The Fort Hood Killings
    Virginia-born Major Nidal Malik Hasan, in a ten-minute orgy of killing at the Texas military base of Fort Hood last week, is now in custody recovering from his wounds. Thirteen people (twelve soldiers and a civilian) were killed, and thirty injured... More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00119.htm

    Ramzy Baroud: How Israel Won The Settlement Battle Again
    When British Foreign Secretary David Miliband uttered a few words regarding the illegality of the Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, many wanted to believe that London was taking a sharp stance against Israel’s continued violations of international ... More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00117.htm

    Martin LeFevre: Catholic Or Universal?
    I had an aunt that was a nun in the Catholic Church. Even as a kid, I never saw her as religious person however. She was a career woman in a black habit, at a time when there were two choices for Catholic women: marry a man and have kids; or marry Jesus ... More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00122.htm

    Gordon Campbell: Powers Of Search And Surveillance
    Does the Search and Surveillance Bill, as the NZ Herald has recently maintained, really give a web of state agencies ‘sweeping powers to spy, bug conversations and hack into private computers’ ? Or is this all based on a ‘remarkable misunderstanding'... More »[1]

    [1] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/10/gordon-campbell-powers-of-search-and-surveillance/

    Richard S. Ehrlich: America Won't Lift Sanctions Unless Suu Kyi is Freed for Election
    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Burma must free Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest and allow her to participate in a nationwide election, otherwise the vote will not be credible and U.S. economic sanctions will not be lifted, a U.S. State Department official ... More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00102.htm

    Uri Avnery: A Line In The Sand
    MAHMOUD ABBAS is fed up. The day before yesterday he withdrew his candidacy for the coming presidential election in the Palestinian Authority. I understand him. He feels betrayed. And the traitor is Barack Obama. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00100.htm

    Stateside With Rosalea Barker: Michigan
    Is there any word that more trippingly trips off the lips than “Kalamazoo”? I think not. This city in SW Michigan began life as Bronson, named after the settler who first claimed the land and built a hut there in 1829, Titus Bronson . He wasn’t ... More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00101.htm

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    LIFESTYLE

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    Review: Collapsing Creation
    It has been Charles Darwin’s year since his 200th birthday in February and on Thursday night before the fireworks on the harbour, we saw Downstage’s biographical tribute. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00094.htm

    Karim Sahai Images: Wellington Phoenix Unbeaten At Home
    The Wellington Phoenix faced Perth Glory during the 13th match of the Hyundai A-League 2009-2010 season, on 8 Nov 2009, at Wellington's Westpac Stadium. With a draw 1-1 score, the Phoenix remain unbeaten at home this year. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00099.htm

    Scoop Review Of Books: Workshop Remembers History’s King
    Michael King is remembered for his writing of New Zealand history as well as for his generous support of other writers. After his tragic death in 2004, a group of friends and associates set up the Michael King Writers’ Centre. During Labour weekend 2009 the Centre organised a three-day residential workshop with the theme, Shifting Sands: changing perceptions in history and biography. More »[1]

    [1] - http://books.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/04/remembering-historys-king/

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    WORLD

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    Uncontacted Peoples: South American Forest Bulldozed For Beef
    The only uncontacted tribe in South America outside the Amazon is having its forest rapidly and illegally bulldozed by ranchers who want their land to graze cattle for beef. The Ayoreo-Totobiegosode is the only uncontacted tribe in the world currently ... More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00280.htm

    BBC: Dissatisfaction 20 Years After Berlin Wall
    Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new BBC World Service global poll finds that dissatisfaction with free market capitalism is widespread, with an average of only 11% across 27 countries saying that it works well and that greater regulation ... More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00274.htm

    Economic Crisis: UN: Poor States Face 17% Dept Servicing Rise
    Poor countries, already hit hard by the global financial and economic crisis in their efforts to fund social and health programmes, are facing a double blow this year with debt servicing increasing by over 17 per cent as a proportion of government ... More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00287.htm

    Demonstration: Palestinians Tear Down Part Of Apartheid Wall
    A group of Palestinians from the popular committees and Fatah movement tore down a part of the Apartheid Wall separating occupied East Jerusaelm from the rest of the West Bank. On Monday 9 November a hundred Palestinians waving Palestinain flags ... More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00273.htm

    TV3 Video: Mass Shooting At Army Base In Texas, 12 Dead
    An Army medical doctor opened fire Thursday with two handguns at the Fort Hood military base in an attack that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/29013.html

    UN: General Assembly Backs Gaza Report
    The General Assembly today endorsed the report of the United Nations investigation which found that both Israeli forces and Palestinian militants were guilty of serious human rights violations during the conflict in the Gaza Strip at the start of the year. More »[1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00214.htm

    ALSO:

    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00161.htm [2]

    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00162.htm [3]

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