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Published: Wed 22 Nov 2006 02:39 PM
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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES
SCOOP LEAD STORY:
Don Brash: "I don't think I have ever had an email from the Exclusive Brethren."
The Book Don Brash Doesn't Want NZ To Read – Revealed
NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
LATEST AUDIO:
Media: Gordon Campbell Tackles The State of Modern Journalism -
Defence/Health: It's Movember For Afghanistan Squaddies
Stadium: Another Waterfront Site Proposed
Food: Nation Vows To Get Fish 'n' Chips In Petone Tonight
Tonga: Kiwi Soldiers Keep Peace
MORE HEADLINES:
SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Media: Murdoch Calls Off OJ Simpson's "If I Did It"
United States: A US Prosecutor Considers The Prosecution Of George Bush
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
Les Yeux on France: 12 Top New Zealand Writers Tour France
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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES
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SCOOP LEAD STORY:
Don Brash: "I don't think I have ever had an email from the Exclusive Brethren."
The Book Don Brash Doesn't Want NZ To Read – Revealed [1] - Listen To Nicky Hager Press Conference [2] - Read The "Hollow Men" Press Kit [3]

[4] - Following the revelation's that respected researcher/investigative journalist Nicky Hager had written a currently legally suppressed book detailing the ins and outs of National under the leadership of Dr Don Brash – the National Leader kindly agreed to take a few questions from the media. Question: Do you know in 2005 when you first met the Brethren? When they first became interested in helping the National Party in the campaign, so look at when the election was and try to remember when your first meeting was, or a phone call, or an email. Do you remember? Dr Brash: No I don't. I don't think I have ever had an email from the Exclusive Brethren. See... Brash Sticks To 2005 Story Over Brethren Contacts [5] & Images & Audio: Nicky Hager "Hollow Men" Presser [6] ALSO:TV3 - Campbell Live Goes to Court [7] Public Address - Let's Be Hearing It [8] Earlier:NZ First - Don's Injunction Is A Bit Fishy [9] National - Brash Wins Court Order Blocking Email Publication [10] National - Destruction of emails 'staggering' [11] Scoop Flashback: Don Brash, Civil Unions & The Exclusive Brethren
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00368.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00368.htm#audio
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00368.htm#pk
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00369.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00369.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00368.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00313.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00400.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00392.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00354.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00394.htm
NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 22 November 2006 [1] Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 21 November 2006 [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00410.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00402.htm
LATEST AUDIO:


Scoop Audio
[1] - Scoop's Kevin List & Kiwi FM Host Wammo discuss Nicky Hager's new book " Hollow Men: A Study In The Politics Of Deception ", its subject National Party Leader Don Brash, and the similarities between modern NZ political reporting and Stalinist Russian censorship.

Scoop Audio
[2] - Scoop Co-Editor Selwyn Manning speaks to Australia's Radio Adelaide from Tonga. Selwyn has details on the recent riots and what is happening now with security, investigation and rebuilding efforts.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00401.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00402.htm
Media: Gordon Campbell Tackles The State of Modern Journalism -
Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell was this year asked to deliver the annual Bruce Jesson lecture - "Good evening, thanks for coming. My name is Gordon Campbell, and it is my privilege tonight to present this annual lecture which, as you know, is intended to honour the life and works of Bruce Jesson. As much as anything, it was the deeds of politicians - and the media’s failure to hold them properly to account - that impelled Bruce into his life of commentary and political action." See... Gordon Campbell – Bruce Jesson Lecture [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00325.htm
Defence/Health: It's Movember For Afghanistan Squaddies
- Movember, the charity moustache-growing event that has sprouted across faces all over New Zealand, has even spread to our Kiwi troops in Afghanistan. The Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Bamyan province, Afghanistan, join a significant number of New Zealand Defence Force personnel from Devonport to Dunedin who are taking part in Movember. See... Movember Spreads to Overseas Troops [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00319.htm
Stadium: Another Waterfront Site Proposed
- An independent report released today by Heart of the City makes a clear case for moving the national stadium east towards Bledisloe wharf, contradicting previous claims that this was not feasible. The report, co-authored by independent freight specialist Peter Carr, is very timely according to Heart of the City chief executive Alex Sweeney. See... “An inconvenient truth” Bledisloe is feasible [1] ALSO:Greens - Hey Trev, forget rugby and think of climate change [2] Eden Park - The Case for Eden Park [3] NZ Institute of Architects - Stadium location must adhere to urban design [4] NoMoreRates.Com - No decision on stadium until ratepayers protected [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00262.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00411.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00402.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00249.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00251.htm
Food: Nation Vows To Get Fish 'n' Chips In Petone Tonight
- Fish Boys of Petone, Wellington has today been crowned the winner of this year’s Crisco Oils Best New Zealand Chip Shop Competition. Goodman Fielder Commercial General Manager Sales and Marketing, Graeme Laurence, said Fish Boys beat more than 500 shops from around the country to be named the grand national winner. The Competition involved finding the nation’s healthiest, tastiest and crispiest chips. See... Wellington Chippie Named Nation’s Best [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00396.htm
Tonga: Kiwi Soldiers Keep Peace
- Restoration of calm remains the focus of the 72 New Zealand Defence Force personnel deployed after three days in the Tongan capital. New Zealand troops continue to maintain security at Fau'amotu Airport in conjunction with Tongan Defence Service personnel. "Monday's achievement was securing the airport, which is now fully functioning and operational for commercial flights," said Lieutenant Colonel Darren Beck. See... NZDF Calming Support in Tonga [1] ALSO:Australian Defence Force - ADF Support to Tonga - Update [2] Scoop Full Coverage - Tonga Riots [3]

Scoop Audio
[4] - Scoop Co-Editor Selwyn Manning speaks to Australia's Radio Adelaide from Tonga.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00310.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00346.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00331.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00402.htm
MORE HEADLINES:
Wellington Zoo - Tall order at Wellington Zoo [1] PGGRC - Big potential in nitrification inhibitors [2] ARTA - Bus, train or ferry to Farmer’s Santa Parade [3] Newmarket Business Association - Business says no to any Keith Locke nudity [4] Reserve Bank - 3rd High-level Seminar of Central Banks [5] NZ Police - Use of Taser Resolves Threatening Incident [6]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0611/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0611/S00052.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00261.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00406.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00321.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00324.htm
SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Media: Murdoch Calls Off OJ Simpson's "If I Did It"
- News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch today announced that the company has canceled publication of the book If I Did It as well as the corresponding FOX broadcast network special. Mr. Murdoch said: "I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project. We are sorry for any pain this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson.". See... News Corporation Cancels Simpson Book, TV Special [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00343.htm
United States: A US Prosecutor Considers The Prosecution Of George Bush
- A 20+ year prosecutor with the US Attorney’s Office does what she knows best in the face of gross criminal activity--she convenes a grand jury . “On the basis of the evidence presented by former prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega, I'm convinced that George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their fellow "indictees" are fully entitled to a fair and honest trial—indeed, several fair and honest trials—by juries of their peers.” —Daniel Ellsberg See... New Book: United States v. George W. Bush et al [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00353.htm
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
COHA: Bush Admin. Onslaught On Caribbean Economy [1] COHA: Uruguay - Keeping Military in Check [2] 9/11 bin Laden Family Evacuation Disclosure Order [3] OECD Economic Survey of Russia [4] Bolton Briefing on Lebanon and Other Matters [5] UN Human Rights Chief Decries ‘Massive’ Gaza Violations [6] Fiji Govt Should Act Against Bottom Trawler [7] Condoleezza Rice IV With Sydney Morning Herald [8] Laptop saved for Democracy movement in Tonga [9]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00349.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00348.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00361.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00358.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00351.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00347.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00345.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00340.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00339.htm
Les Yeux on France: 12 Top New Zealand Writers Tour France
- (AIX-EN-PROVENCE – 17 November 2006) – The link between New Zealand literature and France is not new. Katherine Mansfield, our most internationally renowned writer, spent most of her last days in the south of France, suffering from tuberculosis. Last Saturday, some of the writers made a pilgrimage to the Gurdjieff Institute, near Fontainebleau. They planted a tree to commemorate the spot where Mansfield died on January 9, 1923. See... Les Yeux on France: Top New Zealand Writers Tour [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00328.htm
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