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Top Scoop Stories November 18th 2009 News Summary

Published: Wed 18 Nov 2009 04:43 PM
Top Scoop Stories November 18th 2009 News SummaryLEAD STORY
Medical Advice: ETS Changes Will Cause Forehead-Slapping Epidemic
NZ POLITICS
Perceptions: NZ Tops International Index For Least Corrupt
English Promo: TVNZ Says "We Probably Shouldn't Have Done That"
Brmmm: Thousands Of Motorcyclists Convene At Parliament
Sport: Parliament Salutes Cup-Contending Ball-Kickers
Illicit Science: SIS Asks University Staff To Watch For Foreign Agents
Harawira: Still Not Leaving Party
BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH
Agri-Rhethoric: Feds Threaten To Cut Out Pound Of Flesh Nearest Heart
Eureka!: Brownlee To Unlock NZ’s "Potentoleum"
Copyright: NZ Authors Officially Out Of Google Books Settlement
Indicators: Job Ads Up
Statistics: If Trend Holds, Death Will Be Abolished By 2059
COMMENT
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
Gordon Campbell: The Selective Targeting Of Beenie Man
Franklin Lamb: Lebanese Students Advise President Obama How To Get It Right
How We Got To Zero: General Eikenberry's Hail Mary
Uri Avnery: Scoundrel With Permission
LIFESTYLE
... And An Album Out: The Chris Knox Collection On NZ On Screen
WORLD
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
Climate Change: Denmark's Push For Delay In Copenhagen
Bolivia: A Grey Goldmine: Recent Developments In Lithium
China: Remarks At USA Pavilion At Shanghai Expo
Defence Agreement: U.S. Lease Of Colombian Military Bases
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Medical Advice: ETS Changes Will Cause Forehead-Slapping Epidemic
Senior doctors today said that the intended changes to New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) will not only threaten our future survival but will be an extravagant waste of public funds, describing the legislation process as a fiasco. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00172.htm
ALSO:
Lawless and Salinger offer nearly $5,000 to Key [2]
Speech: Key - Federated Farmers National Council [3]
Get in behind the ETS, Key tells Federated Farmers [4]
Getting things right for farmers and New Zealand [5]
Today In Parliament 17.11.09 [6]
Geoff Keey: Tying the Copenhagen knot or catching bouquets? [7]
Timber bill would benefit our economy and world climate [8]
‘Clean and green’ Speech to the Uni Of Canterbury [9]
Climate change: Six degrees [10]
ETS Deadlock, Cost Corrections [11]
National and Maori Party haggle over ETS [12]
Govt under fire for 'race-based' ETS deal [13]
John Key fronts over ETS and Copenhagen [14]
Scoop Editorial: Launching "Imagining 2020" [15]
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00177.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00242.htm [3]
[4] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/18/get-in-behind-the-ets-key-tells-federated-farmers/ [4]
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00184.htm [5]
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00178.htm [6]
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00187.htm [7]
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00232.htm [8]
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00186.htm [9]
[10] - http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2009/11/climate-change-six-degrees.html" target="_blank [10]
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00181.htm [11]
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29473.html [12]
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29472.html [13]
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/29488.html [14]
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00150.htm [15]
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NZ POLITICS------------
ALSO:
Questions for Oral Answer - 18 Nov 2009 [2]
Questions and Answers - 17 Nov 2009 [3]
Today In Parliament 17.11.09 [4]
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00240.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00230.htm [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00178.htm [4]
Perceptions: NZ Tops International Index For Least Corrupt
State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, today welcomed the release of the latest Transparency International findings – that New Zealand is the least corrupt nation in the world. The 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index scores 180 countries on a scale of zero to ten - with zero being perceived to be highly corrupt and 10 being perceived to have low levels of corruption. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00188.htm
ALSO:
Corruption threatens global economic recovery [2]
Corruption and the international financial system [3]
New Zealand public service #1 [4]
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00609.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00610.htm [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00246.htm [4]
English Promo: TVNZ Says "We Probably Shouldn't Have Done That"
David Cunliffe said that TVNZ Head of Corporate Affairs Peter Parussini told today’s Finance and Expenditure Committee meeting today that it was now accepted internally at TVNZ that the broadcaster should not have produced the ads in the form they were initially aired. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00238.htm
Brmmm: Thousands Of Motorcyclists Convene At Parliament
An estimated crowd of 10,000 motorcyclists gathered on Parliament grounds today to protest the ACC's proposal to raise of levies on their vehicles. ACC has stated that the rises in fees are a response to "rising claim numbers and healthcare costs" incurred by New Zealand motorcycle owners. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00177.htm
ALSO:
Jim Anderton Speech: ACC Bikers’ rally (Christchurch) [2]
Motorcycle Protest Peaceful, Orderly [3]
NZ Police Prepare for Wellington Motorbike Protest [4]
Bikers descend on Wellington to protest ACC levy hikes [5]
Wellington ACC Motorbike Protest Video 17.11.09 [6]
As 'Smooth' as the Surface of the Moon [7]
Nats duck for cover on health effects of ACC cuts [8]
ACC Levy Rises, Cover Cuts [9]
Greenpeace Activists Shut Down Fonterra Coal Mine [10]
Raw Footage: Greenpeace shutdown Southland mine [11]
Greenpeace shut down mine [12]
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00182.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00302.htm [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00273.htm [4]
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/29446.html [5]
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00179.htm [6]
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00160.htm [7]
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00243.htm [8]
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0910/S00138.htm [9]
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00158.htm [10]
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/29445.html [11]
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/29447.html [12]
Sport: Parliament Salutes Cup-Contending Ball-Kickers
Pita Sharples: The Maori Party stands, to join all other parties, to recognise the outstanding success of the All Whites on Saturday night. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00214.htm
ALSO:
All Whites! All Whites! All Whites! [2]
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00168.htm [2]
Illicit Science: SIS Asks University Staff To Watch For Foreign Agents
The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) has been approaching universities seeking their help to prevent foreign states getting their hands on technology associated with weapons of mass destruction. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00169.htm
Harawira: Still Not Leaving Party
... Although it has been suggested to me on numerous occasions that I should consider doing so, I am not leaving the Maori Party. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00208.htm
ALSO:
Oh, Hone! (Plus Rodney) [2]
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00140.htm [2]
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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH------------
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:
Get in behind the ETS, Key tells Federated Farmers [2]
Fonterra’s farmers agree to raise share cap [3]
The future of perpetual compensation [4]
Irrigators could suck rivers dry [5]
Working with vulnerable farmers [6]
[2] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/18/get-in-behind-the-ets-key-tells-federated-farmers/ [2]
[3] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/18/fonterra%e2%80%99s-farmers-agree-to-raise-share-cap/ [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00190.htm [4]
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00311.htm [5]
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00601.htm [6]
Eureka!: Brownlee To Unlock NZ’s "Potentoleum"
Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced the Government’s Action Plan for unlocking and maximising New Zealand’s petroleum potential, with a specific focus on exploration of New Zealand’s offshore deepwater basins. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00224.htm
ALSO:
Encouraging gas finds "crucial for NZ" [2]
[2] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/17/encouraging-gas-finds-crucial-for-nz/ [2]
Copyright: NZ Authors Officially Out Of Google Books Settlement
Objections raised by rightsholders (authors and publishers) in a number of countries including New Zealand have led to the new agreement filed last Friday. It affects all local authors whose works have been scanned by Google. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00536.htm
ALSO:
Allied Farmers offers hand of welcome to Hanover [2]
Allied Farmers to buy Hanover, United assets [3]
Hanover result impacted by property market [4]
Accountability needed over Hanover-Immediately [5]
Allied Farmers take over Hanover Finance [6]
[2] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/18/allied-farmers-offers-hand-of-welcome-to-hanover/ [2]
[3] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/17/allied-farmers-to-buy-hanover-united-assets/ [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00304.htm [4]
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00365.htm [5]
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/29508.html [6]
Indicators: Job Ads Up
New job advertisements placed on seek.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest job source, are up an encouraging 12.2% in the four months from July to October 2009. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00524.htm
Statistics: If Trend Holds, Death Will Be Abolished By 2059
There were 28,680 deaths registered during the September 2009 year, down 2 percent from 29,130 in 2008, Statistics New Zealand said today. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00161.htm
ALSO:
Deeper understanding of Asia called for [2]
Asia Aware Education Nurtures Future Success [3]
Farmers sign-on to Asia business ed partnership [4]
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00480.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00464.htm [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00459.htm [4]
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COMMENT------------
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
Gordon Campbell: The Selective Targeting Of Beenie Man
Reportedly, Big Day Out organizers have backed down from their original intention to include the Jamaican dancehall musician Beenie Man in the next BDO festival line-up in January. The reason has been the public pressure from gay activists who have been ... More »[1]
[1] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2009/11/16/campbell-the-selective-targeting-of-beenie-man/
Franklin Lamb: Lebanese Students Advise President Obama How To Get It Right
If those in Lebanon watching the news on 11/12/09 blinked they might have missed an interesting news item. It appeared at approximately 4:20 pm on Narharnet.com , the pro-US/Saudi news website. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00161.htm
How We Got To Zero: General Eikenberry's Hail Mary
WASHINGTON -- The United States ambassador to Afghanistan, who once served as the top American military commander there, has expressed in writing his reservations about deploying additional troops to the country, three senior American officials ... More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00160.htm
Uri Avnery: Scoundrel With Permission
This means that no war has broken out, no suicide bomb has exploded, no Qassam rocket has been launched at Sderot. Ahmadinejad has not test-fired a new missile that can reach Tel Aviv. Just another murder. Not that Israel is the world’s murder capital. ... More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00164.htm
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LIFESTYLE------------
... And An Album Out: The Chris Knox Collection On NZ On Screen
The Chris Knox Collection was curated by Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd: “this is a unique and important collection of work perfectly illustrating what is possible with the barest of resources and a free wheeling imagination.” More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00242.htm
ALSO:
Deprived of speech, he sang without words [2]
Songs For Chris Knox: Record Release - Benefit Gig [3]
Fire organ ignited to honour Chris Knox [4]
Arts Foundation names 2009 laureates [5]
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00169.htm [2]
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00055.htm [3]
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/entertainment/29480.html [4]
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/entertainment/29506.html [5]
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WORLD------------
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
Climate Change: Denmark's Push For Delay In Copenhagen
Rcent attempts by rich countries to postpone a binding climate agreement hit the rocks at a meeting of Environment Ministers in Copenhagen yesterday, as vulnerable developing countries made clear that delay was not an option. More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00600.htm
Bolivia: A Grey Goldmine: Recent Developments In Lithium
According to Bolivian President Evo Morales, lithium is not only important to his country’s economic future but is “the hope of humanity,” as the lightweight metal efficiently stores energy capable of powering the eco-friendly cars of the ... More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00605.htm
China: Remarks At USA Pavilion At Shanghai Expo
Thank you. Thank you so much. Well, good morning, and let me tell you how pleased I am to be here with all of you in the rain, which means good fortune. (Laughter.) I thank the vice mayor for his very kind words. And to all of our Chinese friends ... More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00531.htm
Defence Agreement: U.S. Lease Of Colombian Military Bases
On Friday, October 30, U.S. and Colombian officials signed the controversial Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA), granting the U.S. armed forces access to seven Colombian military bases for the next ten years. The deal has been the subject of anxious speculation ... More »[1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00545.htm
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