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Published: Thu 30 Nov 2006 12:24 AM
Today's Top Scoop Stories - News Summary
TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES
SCOOP LEAD STORY
SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: Prelude To A Fiji Coup - (Text & Audio)
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NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Internet: Faster, Cheaper Malicious Attacks On Your Computer
Parliament: Plans To Televise Parliament Progressing
Conservation: Forget Harry Potter - Weedbusters Book Ready For Xmas -
Lobby Groups: Last Call For Beer Wine & Spirits Council
SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: John Key Turns Over Leaf On Climate Change
Advertising: Hell Condom Mailout Officially Naughty
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Scoop Video: Interview With Tonga's Most Controversial Man
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Palestine: Amnesty International Focuses On Israel attacks On Human Rights Defenders
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SCOOP LEAD STORY
SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: Prelude To A Fiji Coup - (Text & Audio)

UPDATED 9:15am - Scoop News Report: The situation in Suva, Fiji is tense following uncertainty over the outcome of talks between Fiji's PM, Qarase, and the island nation's military commander, Bainimarama. FijiLive.com [1] reports that Fiji's Police Commissioner Andrew Hughes - who had indicated he had enough evidence to charge Bainimarama, on sedition charges - had left Suva for Brisbane. Also, Fiji's military commanded its soldiers to patrol Suva streets Wednesday night in a show of strength designed to warn Pacific leaders against deploying a foreign intervention force to Fiji. See... Audio and Text: Prelude To A Fiji Coup [2]
[1] - http://www.fijilive.com/news/show/news/2006/11/29/29fijilive17.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00504.htm
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Wammo IVs John Key - The first interview from Don Brash's old office apparently. They talk about being leader, what to do with a problem like Don Brash, dream teams, Hollow books, answering emails, speech writing, centrist governments, Brian Sinclair and his cronies… See... KiwiFM Audio: [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00506.htm
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Selwyn Manning reports to Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey the latest on the Fiji coup crisis. See... UPDATE Scoop Audio: [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00503.htm
Scoop Audio:

Kevin list discusses on Radio Active how Nicky Hager's book Hollow Men casts doubt on the actions of other National Party figures… See... Scoop Audio: [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00502.htm
Scoop Audio:

Selwyn Manning joins Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey to discuss: NZ holds meeting between Fiji's military chief and its PM in attempt to avoid a coup; John Key becomes the new National Party leader; and that poor sod Shrek the Merino sheep gets helicoptered out to a melting ice berg! See... Scoop Audio: [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00485.htm


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NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Internet: Faster, Cheaper Malicious Attacks On Your Computer

- A New Zealand computer connected to the Internet is typically targeted more than a hundred times a day by a variety of worms, viruses, trojans, and hackers, according to a study released today by NetSafe - The Internet Safety Group, and IBM New Zealand... NetSafe and IBM conducted a month-long study that examined the type and frequency of threats exposed to a computer accessing popular websites via a broadband connection. See... Kiwis with broadband attacked 102 times in 24hours [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0611/S00066.htm
Parliament: Plans To Televise Parliament Progressing

- Gencom Technology Ltd and Kordia™, formerly Broadcast Communications Ltd (BCL), have been selected to televise Parliament, the Speaker, Hon Margaret Wilson, said today... The project involves the provision of permanently fixed cameras in the debating chamber allowing robotic control from a remote control room. Two select committee rooms will be fitted with cameras at a later date. See... Contractors and funding to televise Parliament [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00560.htm
Conservation: Forget Harry Potter - Weedbusters Book Ready For Xmas -

Those looking for a children’s book for Christmas with an environmental message are in luck, with a new Weedbusters storybook launched for the festive season. “When the Jones Kids Came to Town: A Weedbusters Adventure” is already proving a hit with the four to ten year old age group. It features artwork by Waikato artist Janet Hodgetts, and tells the story of the fictional Jones siblings who rescue their local gully from the invading Garden Thugs. See…Kids’ Weedy Read Released for Christmas [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0611/S00327.htm
Lobby Groups: Last Call For Beer Wine & Spirits Council

- Beer Wine & Spirits Council to Close The Managing Directors of Lion Nathan New Zealand and DB Breweries today announced that the Beer, Wine and Spirits Council, which represents the non-commercial interests of both companies, is to close. The move follows Lion Nathan’s decision to withdraw from the Council and pursue a more direct engagement with the Government on industry matters. See... Beer Wine & Spirits Council to Close [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00526.htm
SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: John Key Turns Over Leaf On Climate Change

- "I firmly believe in climate change and always have," was new National Party Leader John Key's answer to RNZ earlier this week. Mr Key was something less of an eco-warrior a year earlier however when speaking in the House about the Climate Change Response Amendment Bill in mid-2005. See Scoop's FULL COVERAGE: John Key's First Week. See... FULL COVERAGE: John Key ChChChanges On Climate [1] ALSO:More Coverage - John Key Becomes National Leader [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00505.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/#keyeng
Advertising: Hell Condom Mailout Officially Naughty

- Family First welcomes heavenly decision from ASA on Hells Pizza Family First has welcomed the decision of the Advertising Standards Authority which has upheld the record number of complaints against the offensive and unacceptable advertising of Hell’s Pizza using a condom and explicit sex instructions in a letterbox advertising campaign. See... Family First welcomes decision from ASA on Hell [1] ALSO:Advertising Standards Complaints Board - Decision: Hell Pizza [2] Family Life International - Hell hath no fury... [3] Scoop Link - ASA 7 Nov Decision on 'Kids Are Evil' Mailout (RTF) [4]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00428.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00429.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00432.htm
[4] - http://203.152.114.11/decisions/06/06355.rtf
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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00549.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00128.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00503.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00426.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00422.htm
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Scoop Audio

- 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

- 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.
SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT:
Scoop Video: Interview With Tonga's Most Controversial Man

- Tonga's pro-democracy leader, Clive Edwards, is one of the island nation's most controversial figures. He's hated by Nobles, loathed by many, his views banned by Tongan authorities. In the wake of riots that tore through Tonga's capital Nuku'Alofa, where mobs ransacked and burned the town to destruction, Edwards called for the government to relent to pressure and open the parliament to an open and free election. Scoop here publishes an extended interview with the Tongan people's representative. See... Scoop Video: Interview With Tonga's Most Controversial Man [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00429.htm
Palestine: Amnesty International Focuses On Israel attacks On Human Rights Defenders

- Human rights defenders working in the Occupied Territories are at risk of attack by Israeli settlers. Amnesty International is concerned at the latest such attack against those who seek through their presence to afford protection to Palestinians and to bear witness to the abuses perpetrated against them by Israeli settlers in the area. See... Amnesty International - Update [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00458.htm
INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Palestine: Amnesty International Focuses On Israel attacks On Human Rights Defenders

- Human rights defenders working in the Occupied Territories are at risk of attack by Israeli settlers. Amnesty International is concerned at the latest such attack against those who seek through their presence to afford protection to Palestinians and to bear witness to the abuses perpetrated against them by Israeli settlers in the area. See... Amnesty International - Update [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00458.htm
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
Pacific - Possibility Of Coup In Fiji Sparks Warning [1] Africa - Bushman Case - Court To Rule On 13 December [2] Central Asia - Race To Provide Food For 600,000 Afghans [3] Africa - Planned UN-African Union Force In Darfur [4] Central America - Venezuelan Elections Need not Be Chávez Coronation [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00454.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00457.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00450.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00445.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00444.htm
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