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Top Scoop Stories November 13th 2009 News Summary

Top Scoop Stories November 13th 2009 News Summary

LEAD STORY

Mixing Sport & Music: Bahraini Musicians Perform, Rally In Wellington

NZ POLITICS

Audio: Turia & Sharples On Harawira's Future

Useful After All: Army LAVs Off To Afghanistan

Gordon Campbell: Obama’s Latest Surrender To Israel, And Drone Warfare

Stats: Population Growth Highest In Three Years

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

Tourism: Whale Watch Kaikoura Takes Out Supreme Award

Scoop Business: NZ Consumers Stay Subdued Before The Xmas Stretch

Scoop Business: Dollar Unsustainably High, Says Bollard

Solid-Energy-darity: Engineering Union "Irresponsible"

Scoop Business: MARKET CLOSE: NZ Shares Gain On Fonterra Payment

Acronyms: Low-Flying HIPPO Takes Slice Of Atmosphere

COMMENT

Lyndon Hood: ETS Amendment Submission

Hide and Seek: The Truth About Rodney and Roger

Gordon Campbell: Obama’s Latest Surrender To Israel

Tearing Down Walls: Berlin Twenty Years After

Nothing In A Name: The Fort Hood Killings

Ramzy Baroud: How Israel Won The Settlement Battle Again

Martin LeFevre: Catholic Or Universal?

LIFESTYLE

Tertiary: Students To Go Without Togas

WORLD

Southern Ocean: End Of Japanese Whaling May Be In Sight

The Amazon: Brazil Spreads Concrete Through The Rainforest

Shrunken Heads: Repatriation Of Maori Human Remains From The UK

Louis Vuitton Trophy: Emirates Team New Zealand Doing Well At Nice

Investigation: Indonesia: The Killing Of A Papuan

Iraq Burin: Israeli Army Use Live Ammunition

Gender: Experts To Discuss Women’s Empowerment

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LEAD STORY

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Mixing Sport & Music: Bahraini Musicians Perform, Rally In Wellington
A group of Bahraini musicians who arrived with the Bahrain football team last night performed in Midland Park this afternoon. Bahrain will compete with the New Zealand All Whites on Saturday the 14th, in the FIFA World Cup qualifier at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00143.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0911/S00005.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00219.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.newswire.co.nz/2009/11/wellington-whiteout/" target="_blank [4]

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NZ POLITICS

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Audio: Turia & Sharples On Harawira's Future
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia said Hone Harawira is difficult to control and it does not look like he is going to change. The decision “to invite him to consider whether he would prefer to be independent” was made by the party a few days ago but has the support of herself and co-leader Pita Sharples, Turia said. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00142.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/29283.html [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29317.html [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00140.htm [4]

Useful After All: Army LAVs Off To Afghanistan
Three of the Army’s Light Armoured Vehicles (NZLAVs) and their crews are to be deployed to Afghanistan, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp announced today. “The LAVs are being deployed by the Defence Force to support SAS operations and will be there as long as they are needed,” Dr Mapp said. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00161.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/sections/nzpolitics.html#ets [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/29298.html [3]

Gordon Campbell: Obama’s Latest Surrender To Israel, And Drone Warfare
President Barack Obama’s single most important foreign policy decision during 2009 has been his recent backdown over requiring Israel to abandon the building of settlements in the occupied territories. Beforehand, this was to be a precondition for peace talks. More »[1]

[1] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/12/campbell-obama%E2%80%99s-latest-surrender-to-israel/

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00100.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00141.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00117.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00143.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00147.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10608690" target="_blank [7]

[8] - http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2009/11/climate-change-fiddling-books-on-ets.html" target="_blank [8]

[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00352.htm [9]

[10] - http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/deciding-our-fate-in-the-pacific-%E2%80%93-facing-up-to-the-climate-change-summit/ [10]

[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00137.htm [11]

Stats: Population Growth Highest In Three Years
The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4,331,600 at 30 September 2009, Statistics New Zealand said today. The population increased by 51,700 (1.2 percent) in the September 2009 year, the highest growth in three years. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00118.htm

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Tourism: Whale Watch Kaikoura Takes Out Supreme Award
Whale Watch Kaikoura has outshone some of the world’s leading tour operators to claim the Supreme award at this year’s Responsible Tourism Awards in London. The awards were held last night (NZ time), as part of World Responsible Tourism Day at the World Travel Market in London. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00362.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00153.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00370.htm [3]

Scoop Business: NZ Consumers Stay Subdued Before The Xmas Stretch
New Zealand’s consumers are still subdued going into the annual Christmas spending splurge, according to government data. More »[1]

[1] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/12/nz-consumers-stay-subdued-before-the-xmas-stretch/

ALSO:

[2] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/12/nz-dollar-may-fall-on-lukewarm-retail-data/ [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00377.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00385.htm [4]

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://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/11/rbnz-looks-to-new-economic-stabilisers-to-help-ocr/ [3]

[4] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/11/the-w-shaped-recovery-gets-new-kinks/ [4]

[5] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/11/bank-margins-have-shrunk-say-two-new-studies/ [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00129.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00138.htm [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00340.htm [8]

[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00090.htm [9]

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

Scoop Business: MARKET CLOSE: NZ Shares Gain On Fonterra Payment
New Zealand shares rose after Fonterra Cooperative Group raised its forecast payment to farmers, buoying shares of PGG Wrightson and NZ Farming Systems Uruguay. More »[1]

[1] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/09/market-close-nz-shares-gain-on-fonterra-payment/

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

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COMMENT

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Lyndon Hood: ETS Amendment Submission
The most notable change brought about by this bill would be giving polluters, to 2050, one hundred billion dollars. I am right behind that idea, but the proposed system for delivering the money is unnecessarily complicated. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00126.htm

Hide and Seek: The Truth About Rodney and Roger
There's a wonderful column by Rosemary McLeod in the Dom-Post this morning (12 November). She skewers the grotesqueries of Rodney Hide's apparently bizarre behaviour beautifully. But even Rosemary has missed something important about this whole affair. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00135.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00116.htm [2]

Gordon Campbell: Obama’s Latest Surrender To Israel
President Barack Obama’s single most important foreign policy decision during 2009 has been his recent backdown over requiring Israel to abandon the building of settlements in the occupied territories. Beforehand, this was to be a precondition for peace... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00129.htm

Tearing Down Walls: Berlin Twenty Years After
Twenty years have passed since a vision collapsed. For it was not just the Berlin Wall that fell in November 1989, but a social and political project that began with Vladimir Lenin at the Finland Station. The novelist Günter Grass’ version of two ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00131.htm

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

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LIFESTYLE

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ALSO:

[2] - http://www.newswire.co.nz/2009/11/coat-of-paint/" target="_blank [2]

[3] - http://www.newswire.co.nz/2009/11/wellington-guy-fawkes/" target="_blank [3]

Tertiary: Students To Go Without Togas
The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) has confirmed its mid year decision to remove the Toga Parade from its Orientation programme. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0911/S00055.htm

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WORLD

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Southern Ocean: End Of Japanese Whaling May Be In Sight
A major review of Japanese government spending could spell the end to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, according to Greenpeace, after the review committee proposed massive cuts in subsidies to a body which funds whaling. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00461.htm

The Amazon: Brazil Spreads Concrete Through The Rainforest
Depletion of the Amazon Rainforest is not a new concern facing environmentalists, biologists, ecologists, and a growing number of the Amazonian indigenous peoples. For decades they have feared for the fate of the world’s most biologically diverse ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00428.htm

Shrunken Heads: Repatriation Of Maori Human Remains From The UK
Thirty-three Mäori ancestral remains will be repatriated by Te Papa from five museums and institutions in Wales, Scotland, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland between 16 November and 28 November. The largest repatriation took place in 2007 when 45 kōiwi ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00206.htm

Louis Vuitton Trophy: Emirates Team New Zealand Doing Well At Nice
Emirates Team New Zealand has won its sixth straight race in the Louis Vuitton trophy being sailed at Nice, beating BMW Oracle by 47sec. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00205.htm

Investigation: Indonesia: The Killing Of A Papuan
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned that no one has been held accountable for the shooting of indigenous Papuan Mr. Opinus Tabuni over a year ago during a military operation, and no progress has been seen in the investigation. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00439.htm

Iraq Burin: Israeli Army Use Live Ammunition
On Saturday 7 November the residents of Iraq Burin, a small village outside Nablus, once again had their weekend disrupted by settlers and the Israeli army. During the day settlers from the nearby illegal settlement came down close to the village in ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00441.htm

Gender: Experts To Discuss Women’s Empowerment
The experts in UN-INSTRAW’s Gender Training Community of Practice will meet virtually to discuss about the empowerment of women for their leadership and political participation. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00453.htm

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