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Top Scoop Stories - 08 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 08, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Politics: Harawira Fights War of Words On Multiple Fronts

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 8 Nov 2007
Employment: New Minister Gets Nice Start To Job With Low Unemployment
Religion: Christians and Jews Urge Boycott Of TV3
Nicky Hager: How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist?
Statistics: Population reaches 4.24 million

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Vital Statistics: Labour Market Remains Tight
High Flyer: Emirates Marks Another Record Half-Year
Advertising: Merger Creates New Zealand's Largest Media Agency
Aviation: Norfolk Air Announces Charter Flights To Hamilton

WORLD:

South East Asia: Statement On Human Rights Concerns In Vietnam
Money Matters: Amended Double Taxation Convention: New Zealand
Play It Again, Sam: Ban Ki-moon Repeats Call For Return To Democratic Rule In Pakistan
Military and Defence: Security Council To Send Mission To East Timor This Month

COMMENT:

Rosalea Barker: Small Handsome Man In Pin-Striped Suit At Congress

LIFESTYLE:

Ballet: NZ Dancers Receive Energising Send Off
Gardening: Green Fingered Minister Gets Monster Prize
Culinary Mastery: New Zealand's Supreme Sausage Announced


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LEAD STORY

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Politics: Harawira Fights War of Words On Multiple Fronts - "If Winston Peters wants to support state forces terrorising Maori communities, then that's his call, but the man must be a bloody fool if he thinks I'm going to shut up and accept it," said Hone Harawira, Maori Party MP for Tai Tokerau..."As for Peter Dunne's comments about me idling around parliament and bludging off the taxpayer, I suggest he check his own record," says Harawira. More >> [1]

The Harawira Speech:

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00128.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00121.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00119.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00142.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS Of THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00141.htm


Employment: New Minister Gets Nice Start To Job With Low Unemployment - The latest Household Labour Force Survey quarterly results from Statistics NZ confirm the Labour-led government's employment policies and responsible economic management, says Social Development and Employment Minister Ruth Dyson. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00140.htm


Religion: Christians and Jews Urge Boycott Of TV3 - The Wellington Council of Christians and Jews is urging their congregants to boycott TV3 for one week starting this Thursday, 8 November. The action is a response to TV3's airing of "Californication". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00089.htm


Nicky Hager: How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist? - The Solicitor-General will shortly make a decision whether to approve terrorism charges against the Maori, peace and environmental activists arrested last month. Nicky Hager describes how the decision will be made. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00124.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00128.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00131.htm


Statistics: Population reaches 4.24 million - The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4,239,300 at 30 September 2007, Statistics New Zealand said today. The population increased by 42,700 (1.0 percent) in the September 2007 year, compared with 50,700 (1.2 percent) in the September 2006 ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00110.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Vital Statistics: Labour Market Remains Tight - In seasonally adjusted terms, labour market conditions remained tight in the September 2007 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The survey recorded the lowest unemployment rate and the second highest number of people in employment. The unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage points over the September 2007 quarter to 3.5 percent. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00143.htm


High Flyer: Emirates Marks Another Record Half-Year - Emirates Airline has announced another record performance for the first six months of its current financial year (ending September 30, 2007), with net profits of US$ 643 million up 99 per cent on the same period last year (US$ 323 million). The results reflect a strong revenue performance largely driven by higher passenger demand, combined with higher yields. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00139.htm


Advertising: Merger Creates New Zealand's Largest Media Agency - A merger of three firms announced today will instantly create New Zealand's largest media agency. International media services company Omnicom Media Group (Australia and New Zealand) today announced that three New Zealand media agencies - OMD New Zealand, Media Direction OMD and Clemenger BBDO Wellington's media department - will merge under the OMD New Zealand brand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00136.htm


Aviation: Norfolk Air Announces Charter Flights To Hamilton - Norfolk Air has announced plans to run a series of Charter flights between the beautiful island paradise of Norfolk Island nestled in the South Pacific to New Zealand¹s fourth largest city Hamilton, in April 2008 (subject to regulatory approval). Norfolk Air is wholly owned by the Norfolk Island Government. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00146.htm


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WORLD

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South East Asia: Statement On Human Rights Concerns In Vietnam - Serious deficiencies remain in political and civil liberties. People have no opportunity to change their government, they risk detention for peaceful expression of political views, and lack the right of fair and expeditious trials. Prominent dissidents who still need to be released include Father Ly, Nguyen Van Dai, and Le Thi Cong Nhan. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00266.htm


Money Matters: Amended Double Taxation Convention: New Zealand - A Protocol amending the exchange of information within the UK's Double Taxation Convention with NZ was signed in London today. A new provision regarding assistance in the collection of taxes between the countries has also been added. Double Taxation Conventions aim to eliminate the double taxation of income or gains arising in one country and paid to residents of the other country. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00256.htm


Play It Again, Sam: Ban Ki-moon Repeats Call For Return To Democratic Rule In Pakistan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today repeated his call for a return to democratic rule in Pakistan and the release of all detained political leaders and lawyers as well as a United Nations human rights expert. "I had a meeting with [Pakistani] Ambassador Munir Akram, at his request, and I again expressed my deep concern and regret at what had happened in Pakistan," Mr. Ban told reporters in New York. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00249.htm


Military and Defence: Security Council To Send Mission To East Timor This Month - The Security Council will send a mission to Timor-Leste to build on the success of the tiny nation's recent elections and to support efforts to bolster peace and democracy. The mission will take place from 24 to 30 November. It also hopes that the country can "consolidate peace, democracy, the rule of law, security sector reform, sustainable social and economic development and national reconciliation." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00248.htm


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COMMENT

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Rosalea Barker: Small Handsome Man In Pin-Striped Suit At Congress - Look, sorry. Even a mock slap-about-the-chops for the French journalist who set up his laptop next to mine in the House Press Gallery did not fully make up for his team beating ours in the Rugby World Cup, so President Sarkozy doesn't get his name in my headline. But he certainly is making the headlines today, having... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00154.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Ballet: NZ Dancers Receive Energising Send Off - Dancers from the Royal New Zealand ballet took time out with their friends at Meridian Energy last night - who threw a party to wish the company well for China tour. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00099.htm


Gardening: Green Fingered Minister Gets Monster Prize - A retired Hamilton minister who has raised more than $50,000 for charity has been named the 2007 Gardener of the Year by NZ Gardener magazine in association with Bunnings Warehouse. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00093.htm


Culinary Mastery: New Zealand's Supreme Sausage Announced - A pork sausage made by Black Rock Butchery in Auckland was today judged the Supreme Award Winner in The Great New Zealand Sausage Competition. The sausage, made by butcher Gavin Cameron was judged by a panel of celebrity judges. [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00088.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 08, 2007

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