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Top Scoop Stories November 20th 2009 News Summary

Top Scoop Stories November 20th 2009 News Summary


LEAD STORY

Super-Wards: Commission Proposes New Boundaries For Auckland

NZ POLITICS

Greenwash II: Government Baits Guardian Columnist

John Minto: Hone Harawira - Speaking Truth To Power

Harm Mimisation: NZ Needle Exchange One Of World's Most Successful

Protest: Smacking March, On Day After UN Child Convention Anniversary, Also Has Popera

Military: Airman Killed At Waiouru, Another Injured

Gordon Campbell: Putting The 9/11 Terrorists On Trial

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

Getting There: Joyce Gives Telecom More Time For Separation

Consensus-Breaking: Goff To Give Reserve Bank Magic Wand

Miner Strike: Negotiations Resume

Scoop Link: World On Course For Catastrophic 6° Rise

Agri-Rhethoric: Feds Threaten To Cut Out Pound Of Flesh Nearest Heart

COMMENT

Gordon Campbell: The 9/11 Terrorists On Trial

Paul Buchanan: The Strategic Utility of Terrorism (and why jihadism is losing)

East Timor: The Role Of Journalists In The Freedom Struggle

Globalization Unchecked: How Alien Media is Suffocating Real Culture

Harvey Wasserman: For Obama it's one (term) if by war, two if by peace

Aung San Suu Kyi, Omar Khadr, and Barack Obama: A dreadful tale of what America has become

Connie Lawn: US President Barack Obama Talks New Zealand Defence & Trade With Scoop

LIFESTYLE

Party On The Internet: C4 And Telecom Present The Non-Stop Gig

Wellington: Buses, Accidents And Politics

Plagiarism: Author Purchases Remaining Stock Of Trowenna Sea

Local Premiere: Sarandon Expected For Lovely Bones Wellington

WORLD

Recession: Recovery Depends On Rebalancing Global Demand

Asylum Boats: Kevin Rudd Should Face Senate Inquiry

Terrorism: Chile Invokes Pinochet-Era Anti-Terrorism Law

Humanitarianism: President Yudhoyono Should Uphold Free Expression

Land Theft: Israeli Decision To Expand Jerusalem Settlement

Australia: RAAF Jets Take To The Skies For Exercise

Press Business: Finding New Business Models For Newspapers

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LEAD STORY

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Super-Wards: Commission Proposes New Boundaries For Auckland
The Local Government Commission presented its proposals on the boundaries and representation arrangements for the new Auckland Council today. Under the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, the Commission is required to determine boundaries for the new Auckland Council, wards and local boards, ward and board names and the number of members per local board. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00363.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00299.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00365.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00366.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00367.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00368.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0903/S00344.htm [7]

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NZ POLITICS

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ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00285.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00215.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00252.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00189.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00230.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00178.htm [7]

Greenwash II: Government Baits Guardian Columnist
"When New Zealand's sink forests are harvested in the 2020s, as is likely, all that carbon will return to the atmosphere. The government of New Zealand responded with some irritation to my column last week ... " More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00218.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00236.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00181.htm [3]

John Minto: Hone Harawira - Speaking Truth To Power
If you drive from Auckland to Hamilton you pass through some of the richest farmland in the world… virtually everything you see in all directions is confiscated land. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00217.htm

Harm Mimisation: NZ Needle Exchange One Of World's Most Successful
Initial results from the National Needle Exchange Blood-borne Virus Seroprevalence Survey 2009 show New Zealand continues to have the lowest rate of HIV amongst its intravenous drug users compared to other countries, and that a significant reduction in hepatitis B and C among injecting users has been achieved over the last five years. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0911/S00054.htm

Protest: Smacking March, On Day After UN Child Convention Anniversary, Also Has Popera
“We’re thrilled to have such awesome talent as Yulia and Lapi Mariner make themselves available to lead us in the national anthem and to perform other items before and after the march,” says organiser Colin Craig. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00167.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00166.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00218.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00222.htm [4]

[5] - http://editingtheherald.blogspot.com/2009/11/march-against-democracy.html" target="_blank [5]

[6] - http://www.thestandard.org.nz/how-much-astroturf-can-you-buy-for-500000/" target="_blank [6]

[7] - http://pundit.co.nz/content/the-lies-behind-the-march-for-the-right-to-use-reasonable-force-on-children" target="_blank [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00212.htm [8]

[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00340.htm [9]

[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00220.htm [10]

[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00289.htm [11]

[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00223.htm [12]

[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/29595.html [13]

[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0910/S00138.htm [14]

Military: Airman Killed At Waiouru, Another Injured
Chief of Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Graham Lintott, has confirmed that at just after 9 am, in the Waiouru Training Area, an unexpected explosion occurred, causing instant and fatal injuries to Flight Sergeant Andrew Forster. A second Air Force Sergeant received minor injuries. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00213.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00283.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00270.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/29568.html [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/29572.html [5]

Gordon Campbell: Putting The 9/11 Terrorists On Trial
For years, human rights advocates have argued that terrorism is essentially criminal behaviour, and terrorists should therefore be tried under the rules of due process that democratic states have developed over centuries for dealing fairly with crime, and punishment. More »[1]

[1] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/18/gordon-campbell-the-911-terrorists-on-trial/

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/29562.html [2]

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Getting There: Joyce Gives Telecom More Time For Separation
Communications Minister Steven Joyce has granted Telecom Corp. nine months to cut down potential information-sharing among its units as part of the company’s government-enforced operational separation. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00657.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00035.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00038.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00039.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00037.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00034.htm [6]

Consensus-Breaking: Goff To Give Reserve Bank Magic Wand
The ideal is a stable and competitive exchange rate. But our Reserve Bank policy targets are not well designed to produce a stable and competitive exchange rate, nor to keep interest rates as low as possible. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00254.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00210.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00609.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00622.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00215.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00217.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00653.htm [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29592.html [8]

[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29576.html [9]

Miner Strike: Negotiations Resume
1000 Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union members at Solid Energy’s four main mines have voted to return to work at 6am Saturday morning. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00591.htm

Scoop Link: World On Course For Catastrophic 6° Rise
The world is now firmly on course for the worst-case scenario in terms of climate change, with average global temperatures rising by up to 6C by the end of the century, leading scientists said yesterday. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00188.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00033.htm [2]

Agri-Rhethoric: Feds Threaten To Cut Out Pound Of Flesh Nearest Heart
“Hath not a farmer eyes? Hath not a farmer hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as townies?” More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00184.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/19/anzacs-not-bludgers-smith-tell-farmers/ [2]

[3] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/18/get-in-behind-the-ets-key-tells-federated-farmers/ [3]

[4] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/18/fonterra%e2%80%99s-farmers-agree-to-raise-share-cap/ [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00190.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00311.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00601.htm [7]

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COMMENT

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Gordon Campbell: The 9/11 Terrorists On Trial
For years, human rights advocates have argued that terrorism is essentially criminal behaviour, and terrorists should therefore be tried under the rules of due process that democratic states have developed over centuries for dealing fairly with crime... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00193.htm

Paul Buchanan: The Strategic Utility of Terrorism (and why jihadism is losing)
A Word From Afar: Paul Buchanan writes: One of the axioms of counter-terrorism is that the nastiness of the atrocity is inversely proportional to the terrorist’s chances of success. That is to say, the worse the act, then less likely that terrorist... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00192.htm

East Timor: The Role Of Journalists In The Freedom Struggle
The struggle for justice is not a contest between Indonesians and non-Indonesians. Rather, it is a contest between those around the world who want to justice to prevail and those who want to see impunity prevail... More »[1]

[1] - http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/east-timor-the-role-of-journalists-in-the-freedom-struggle/

Globalization Unchecked: How Alien Media is Suffocating Real Culture
A Muslim family sits across of me in café, in a largely Muslim Asia country. An older woman shyly hunches over and desperately trying to avoid eye contact with the giant plasma screen TV, blazing loud music on the popular music video channel, MTV. ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00194.htm

Harvey Wasserman: For Obama it's one (term) if by war, two if by peace
As the world awaits Barack Obama's decision on Afghanistan, a lethal myth has spread. It says that standing up to the military will doom him to be a single-term president. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00186.htm

Aung San Suu Kyi, Omar Khadr, and Barack Obama: A dreadful tale of what America has become
During his trip to Asia, President Obama called for the government of Burma to release Aung San Suu Kyi, a noted dissident who has spent years under house arrest. It made headlines, a fact which tells us more about the role of media as an outlet for government ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00173.htm

Connie Lawn: US President Barack Obama Talks New Zealand Defence & Trade With Scoop
President Obama has provided positive answers to a number of questions about New Zealand. Scoop's White House reporter, Connie Lawn, posed the questions a few weeks ago. She had been hoping to get an interview with the President, before... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00154.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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Party On The Internet: C4 And Telecom Present The Non-Stop Gig
C4 and Telecom have joined forces to deliver a New Zealand first. On Sunday 6th December a collection of New Zealand’s hottest musicians will get together to perform a mammoth 12 hour gig - streamed live, and non-stop, on the internet. The only way to see this concert will be online at www.c4tv.co.nz/thenonstopgig. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00343.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00337.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00336.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/29577.html [4]

Wellington: Buses, Accidents And Politics
Accidents with the city’s buses have led on to discussions about city politics this week. There’s been a lot of sadness about the two accidents, one of them fatal, involving buses and pedestrians... More »[1]

[1] - http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=16331

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00337.htm [2]

Plagiarism: Author Purchases Remaining Stock Of Trowenna Sea
New Zealand writer Witi Ihimaera is to purchase the remaining warehouse stock of the novel The Trowenna Sea from his publisher Penguin Group (NZ). At the same time Penguin has announced that it is offering to take back stock from any bookseller who wishes to return the book. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00312.htm

Local Premiere: Sarandon Expected For Lovely Bones Wellington
This December, Wellington will once again play host to some of Hollywood’s biggest names at the premiere of Peter Jackson’s latest film The Lovely Bones. More »[1]

[1] - http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=16298

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WORLD

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Recession: Recovery Depends On Rebalancing Global Demand
Washington - To establish a global foundation for growth and avert future economic crises, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says, the major advanced economies must rebalance global demand. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00698.htm

Asylum Boats: Kevin Rudd Should Face Senate Inquiry
''The Prime Minister should be subject to a Senate Inquiry over his handling of the various asylum boat debacles of the last month, which include reports that the Oceanic Viking was directed away from Australian waters after rescuing asylum seekers in ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00695.htm

Terrorism: Chile Invokes Pinochet-Era Anti-Terrorism Law
In comparison to other countries in Latin America, Chile boasts relatively stable political institutions, particularly free and fair elections, and a substantial middle class. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00688.htm

Humanitarianism: President Yudhoyono Should Uphold Free Expression
President Yudhoyono (Indonesia) has a chance to show Papuans before the December 1 anniversary that Indonesia is a rights-respecting country that upholds free expression. Yudhoyono should have these men freed without delay. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00679.htm

Land Theft: Israeli Decision To Expand Jerusalem Settlement
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored the Israeli Government's decision today to expand Jerusalem’s Gilo settlement, stressing that it was built on Palestinian territory occupied by Israel in the 1967 war. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00593.htm

Australia: RAAF Jets Take To The Skies For Exercise
Royal Australian Air Force personnel will play an important role as fighter jets take to the skies for the East Coast Air Defence Exercise (ECADEX 09), to be conducted off the coast of New South Wales. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00585.htm

Press Business: Finding New Business Models For Newspapers
One of the most intriguing new business models for newspapers -- an individualised newspaper in Germany composed of selected pages and sections from other papers, delivered each morning to one's door -- will be examined when the world's press gathers. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00596.htm

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