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Top Scoop Stories November 26th 2009 News Summary

Top Scoop Stories November 26th 2009 News Summary


LEAD STORY

Race Relations: Goff Gives Speech To Orewa Rotary Club Grey Power Palmerston North

NZ POLITICS

Urgency: Legislate-Fest Continues

The first secret bill

Today In Parliament 24.11.09

World-Class Pollution: Manawatu Water Quality Needs Government Leadership

Gordon Campbell: Using Kids As Guinea Pigs(+ Hone, ETS)

Crying Over Spilt Blood: Govt & Fonterra Must Condemn "San Lu" Executions

Nothing To See Here: No Maori Party Revolt On ETS

Funding: Auckland To Be Trained Electrically

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

International Trade: A Case Of Sour Kiwifruits

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Legislation: Various Taxing Matters

Scoop Business: NZ Mortgagee Sales, At Record High, May Continue

Science Media Centre: UK Scientists On "Climategate" Emails

Web: Wellington Agency Resn Breaks Pixel Awards Record

COMMENT

"Imagining 2020": An invitation to write about what a low carbon future looks like for you

Scott Hamilton: What Witi Ihimaera Could Learn From Eliot

Stateside With Rosalea Barker: Florida

The Evil That Remains: Apologising For The Past

Martin LeFevre: The Collapse Of Communism And Capitalism

Move over Michael Moore: Here comes ‘TEA PARTY - The Documentary’

Richard S. Ehrlich: Thai Military Wants U.S. Satellites to Hunt Islamist Rebels

LIFESTYLE

Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine .... : Verlaines To Play Wgtn Christmas Party

WORLD

Charity Auction: Paper Football Signed By Ban Fetches $200k

Asia Pacific: Japan Assists Projects In Pacific Region

Somalia: Military Action Alone Will Not Defeat Piracy

Developing Nations: 1.5 Billion People Worldwide Live In Darkness

Greenpeace: Europe: Nuclear Expert Warns Of Safety Flaws

Women's Affairs: Gender And Election BRIDGE Workshop

Crime: 'Witness’ To Timor Murders Steps Forward

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LEAD STORY

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Race Relations: Goff Gives Speech To Orewa Rotary Club Grey Power Palmerston North
New Zealand is at a cross-roads.We can celebrate the rich tapestry of our heritage and use it to move forwards as a nation; or re-open wounds and divisions where there can be healing. ...We can choose our future based on principle and with the interests of all New Zealanders at heart.Or we can have a country where one New Zealander is turned against another, Maori against Pakeha, in a way that Labour strongly rejects. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00407.htm

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[2] - http://pundit.co.nz/content/labours-dangerous-dirty-path" target="_blank [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0401/S00220.htm [3]

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NZ POLITICS

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00406.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00394.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00293.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00368.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00281.htm [6]

Urgency: Legislate-Fest Continues
Private sector management of prisons will bring greater innovation, efficiency and cost effectiveness to the corrections system, Corrections Minister Judith Collins said. The Corrections (Contract Management of Prisons) Bill 2009 passed into law today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00391.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00380.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00290.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00386.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00387.htm [5]

The first secret bill
- More »[1]

[1] - http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2009/11/first-secret-bill.html" target="_blank

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29832.html [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/29822.html [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29851.html [4]

Today In Parliament 24.11.09
- More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00281.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00811.htm [2]

World-Class Pollution: Manawatu Water Quality Needs Government Leadership
News that the Manawatu River is one of the most polluted in the Western world, with a pollution measure that is literally off the scale, drives home the urgent need for Government action on water quality, Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman said today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00400.htm

Gordon Campbell: Using Kids As Guinea Pigs(+ Hone, ETS)
The current national education standards being imposed on primary schools extend the ‘try it out on live bodies and see if it works’ approach to primary school children... More »[1]

[1] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/25/campbell-using-kids-as-guinea-pigs-hone-ets/

ALSO:

[2] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/25/campbell-using-kids-as-guinea-pigs-hone-ets/#ets [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00334.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0911/S00085.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00181.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00244.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0911/S00068.htm [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00238.htm [8]

[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00277.htm [9]

Crying Over Spilt Blood: Govt & Fonterra Must Condemn "San Lu" Executions
Amnesty International is calling on both the New Zealand Government and Fonterra to condemn the executions of two people involved in the San Lu tainted milk powder scandal and to raise those concerns with China. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00274.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/29799.html [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/29817.html [3]

Nothing To See Here: No Maori Party Revolt On ETS
The National Executive of the Maori Party has confirmed that no meeting has been organised or authorised of the National Council to discuss the decision of the Maori Party to support the Emissions Trading Scheme. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00273.htm

Funding: Auckland To Be Trained Electrically
The electrification of Auckland’s rail system is one step closer today, with Cabinet approving funding of $500 million for the purchase of electric trains. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00342.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00410.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00248.htm [3]

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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International Trade: A Case Of Sour Kiwifruits
Turners & Growers Chairman, Tony Gibbs today dismissed Zespri’s claims over concerns being raised about the monopoly internationally as typically “hysterical” and said they were simply another smokescreen put up by Zespri in order to avoid questions on its monopoly status, its practices and performance. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00766.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00752.htm [2]

Legislation: Various Taxing Matters
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today released a supplementary order paper that proposes the addition of urgent tax measures to the taxation bill that is nearing its final stages in Parliament. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00343.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00341.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00339.htm [3]

Scoop Business: NZ Mortgagee Sales, At Record High, May Continue
New Zealand mortgagee sales, which reached a record in September, will probably continue through 2010 as high levels of household debt and rising unemployment make it harder for kiwis to meet interest payments. More »[1]

[1] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/23/nz-mortgagee-sales-at-record-high-may-continue/

Science Media Centre: UK Scientists On "Climategate" Emails
New Zealand climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger is among an international group of climate scientists quoted in emails obtained from the University of East Anglia's climate research unit and leaked onto the internet. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00048.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00233.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/11/the-cru-hack/" target="_blank [3]

[4] - http://greenfyre.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/climate-deniers-hoax-themselves-again/#more-7024" target="_blank [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00052.htm [5]

Web: Wellington Agency Resn Breaks Pixel Awards Record
Wellington digital agency Resn has received an unprecedented five wins at the 2009 Pixel Awards – a prestigious international competition for the world’s best digital agencies. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00705.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/lifestyle/29701.html [2]

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COMMENT

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"Imagining 2020": An invitation to write about what a low carbon future looks like for you
"Imagining 2020" is an online discussion where people are invited to write about how a low-carbon future will affect their individual circumstances. The idea is to provide a platform that considers the impacts of economic transformation on each sector in the NZ economy. Write to us telling us what you think a low-carbon future will look like for you personally, for the country and world. Your ideas will be compiled and then published. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00150.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00279.htm [2]

Scott Hamilton: What Witi Ihimaera Could Learn From Eliot
The unattributed borrowings from other authors in Witi Ihimaera’s new novel The Trowenna Sea have become the literary news story of the decade in New Zealand, inviting a pompous editorial from the Herald as well as protracted... More »[1]

[1] - http://books.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/23/what-witi-ihimaera-could-learn-from-eliot/

Stateside With Rosalea Barker: Florida
The DK State-by-State Atlas puts it this way: “In 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon sailed to the region during Spain’s spring holiday, Pascua Florida, the Feast of the Flowers. He came ashore and named the land La Florida in honor of the holiday.” Most people... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00268.htm

The Evil That Remains: Apologising For The Past
Repentance hangs thickly in the air, at least when it comes to some institutions and government authorities. The late Jacques Derrida noted near the end of his life that the world was bearing witness to a ‘proliferation of scenes of repentance... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00265.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://bat-bean-beam.blogspot.com/2009/11/truth-comes-to-aotearoa.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BatBeanBeam-AWeblogOnMemoryAndTechnology+%28Bat%2C+Bean%2C+Beam+-+A+Weblog+on+Memory+and+Technology%29" target="_blank [2]

[3] - http://all-embracing.episto.org/2009/11/22/hello-truthers/" target="_blank [3]

Martin LeFevre: The Collapse Of Communism And Capitalism
It’s worth reflecting, now that all the hollow reminiscing and disgusting triumphalism is over, on the collapse of communism 20 years ago. America is finally waking up to the fact that we have collapsed as well. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00254.htm

Move over Michael Moore: Here comes ‘TEA PARTY - The Documentary’
“It began as a ripple; an online whisper; a grassroots awakening to a new threat on freedom. … Lady Liberty faces her newest challenge and across this great nation a new generation of patriots stands ready for her defense. … They were ignored... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00255.htm

Richard S. Ehrlich: Thai Military Wants U.S. Satellites to Hunt Islamist Rebels
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's military wants the U.S. to provide satellite equipment and imagery so it can hunt thousands of Islamist separatists who are killing Thai troops and civilians with hidden roadside bombs in the south. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00244.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/29702.html [2]

Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine .... : Verlaines To Play Wgtn Christmas Party
There is a certain cache among international artists for Flying Nun bands. In the 90s you had bands like Pavement name checking the Clean, even Kurt Cobain was a fan of Flying Nun. Lately it’s been the likes of No Age and Jay Reatard. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00368.htm

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WORLD

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Charity Auction: Paper Football Signed By Ban Fetches $200k
A street football from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, made from paper, wrapped in plastic bags and tied with string – and signed by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon – was the top scorer at a United Nations-backed gala auction in Dubai last night that raised ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00765.htm

Asia Pacific: Japan Assists Projects In Pacific Region
The Government of Japan is contributing US$200,000 for several Pacific regional projects to help strengthen stability in the region. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00762.htm

Somalia: Military Action Alone Will Not Defeat Piracy
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to all those who serve on the front lines of the battle against piracy off the coast of Somalia, while stressing that this scourge will not be defeated by military means alone. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00766.htm

Developing Nations: 1.5 Billion People Worldwide Live In Darkness
With the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen just 13 days away, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has highlighted the need to ensure that the energy needs of developing countries are central to any new climate agreement. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00767.htm

Greenpeace: Europe: Nuclear Expert Warns Of Safety Flaws
An independent expert, commissioned by Greenpeace, has concluded that two nuclear reactors, currently under construction in Finland and France, suffer from serious safety flaws. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00740.htm

Women's Affairs: Gender And Election BRIDGE Workshop
UNIFEM, Honiara - The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM Pacific Regional Office) will start a week-long workshop on Gender and Elections in Honiara, Solomon Islands today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00750.htm

Crime: 'Witness’ To Timor Murders Steps Forward
A man who claims he was an Australian soldier on the East Timor-Indonesia border and viewed through binoculars but was powerless to stop the brutal murder of 3 United Nations aid workers in Atambua in 2000 has had an application for a disability pension ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00751.htm

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