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Top Scoop Stories - 09 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 09, 2007

LEAD STORY:

"Terror" No More: Solicitor General - No "Terrorism" Charges To Proceed Against Urewera 17

NZ POLITICS:

Nature: Seal Homicide Leads To DOC Reminder
Healthiness: Kedgley Wages War On Trans Fatty Acids
Crime: Kingpins Likely To Be Grumpy After Meth Haul

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Export & Trade: Products Find Their Asia-Pacific 'Path To Market'
Timber Industry : Wood Processors Request Review Of Timber Treatment
Newspapers & Media: Waikato Times Edges Into Number Four Position
Airlines & Tourism: Emirates Welcomes 100th Passenger Aircraft
WORLD:

Military Issues: U.S .Black Hawk Crash In Italy Kills Five
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Ready To Work With Burma Govt
Foreign Affairs: Democracy, Authoritarianism, Terrorism In Pakistan
European News: Georgia President Saakashvili Calls Early Election

COMMENT:

Mohan Nepali: Pakistan - A Challenge for South Asians
SCOOP MOTORNET: Cardigan Wearers Need Not Apply
SCOOP MOTORNET: T Is For Taut, Terrific... Tantalizing?
Michael Collins: Stealing Ohio 2004 - The Case Heats Up

LIFESTYLE:

BATS Theatre: The Wind Speaks to Wellington
Yachting: Less Than Two years Till next Americas Cup
Wild Food: Who Cooked Bambi?
Mountaineering: Kiwi Duo to Tackle Peak in Patagonia


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LEAD STORY

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"Terror" No More: Solicitor General - No "Terrorism" Charges To Proceed Against Urewera 17 - [Video + Audio + Images]< Solicitor General Dr David Collin's 4pm press conference yesterday afternoon announced that he will not be granting leave for charges to be laid under the "Terrorism Suppression Act" against 12 people arrested on October 15th. After reading out a prepared statement Dr Collins took questions from the media. Bail applications for the 10 accused who remain in custody are underway in Auckland today. Audio & Images >> [1] & Video >> [2]

REACTION:

See also... Full Coverage - Urewera 17 [13]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00176.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00151.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00161.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00168.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00148.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00166.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00164.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00150.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00147.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00155.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00144.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/urewera17.html


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NZ POLITICS

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Nature: Seal Homicide Leads To DOC Reminder - The shooting of a seal on Wairarapa's south coast has prompted a reminder from the Department of Conservation that marine mammals are protected. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00064.htm


Healthiness: Kedgley Wages War On Trans Fatty Acids - Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is urging the Government to rethink its policies on trans-fatty acids, in the wake of the New Zealand Medical Journal today highlighting their dangers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00181.htm


Crime: Kingpins Likely To Be Grumpy After Meth Haul - Auckland Metro Crime and Operations Support (AMCOS) and New Zealand Customs Service officers have seized more than 150kg of methamphetamine. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00137.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Export & Trade: Products Find Their Asia-Pacific 'Path To Market' - Five Kiwi natural products companies looking to expand into new markets will have the chance to showcase their products in Hong Kong next week, thanks to a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) training programme. Funded by Export Year 2007, the 'Path to Market' programme supports new export-ready companies who want to enter into specific markets by helping them develop their capabilities for a particular country. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00178.htm


Timber Industry : Wood Processors Request Review Of Timber Treatment - Wood Processors Association Chief Executive Peter Bodeker has supported the call for an enquiry into timber treatments. Responding to the call from National MP Bob Clarkson for a review of timber treatment, Bodeker stated the industry has already made a request to the Department of Building and Housing to undertake a review of a number of aspects of timber treatment. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00175.htm


Newspapers & Media: Waikato Times Edges Into Number Four Position - The Waikato Times has moved against the national trend for newspaper circulation, and increased its average daily circulation to 42,152, becoming the country's fourth largest daily newspaper. In the September 2007 ABC audit, the Waikato Times increased its average daily circulation in the past six months to a 17 year high, which edged it ahead of its long-time rival, the Otago Daily Times, for the number four spot. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00168.htm


Airlines & Tourism: Emirates Welcomes 100th Passenger Aircraft - Emirates Airline, which operates four daily services from New Zealand, has received its 100th passenger aircraft, which brings its all wide-body fleet to a total of 111 aircraft, including 11 freighters. The 100th passenger aircraft is a long-range Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates' fast-expanding fleet now includes 53 Boeing 777s. The airline is set to become the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world with another 45 of this aircraft type on order. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00174.htm


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WORLD

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Military Issues: U.S .Black Hawk Crash In Italy Kills Five - Five U.S. servicemembers died today after a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in northern Italy. Eleven U.S. servicemembers were aboard the helicopter, which was attached to 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, according to a news release from the Heidelberg, Germany, headquarters of U.S. Army, Europe. The battalion is based in Mannheim, Germany. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00362.htm


Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Ready To Work With Burma Govt - Detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi today stated her readiness to cooperate with the Myanmar Government. "In the interest of the nation, I stand ready to cooperate with the Government in order to make this process of dialogue a success and welcome the necessary good offices role of the United Nations to help facilitate our efforts in this regard," Ms. Suu Kyi said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00374.htm


Foreign Affairs: Democracy, Authoritarianism, Terrorism In Pakistan - Pakistan is a nation with 160 million people, the vast majority of whom are Muslim. A nuclear-armed country with a historical rivalry and record of armed conflict with India, Pakistan sits on the crossroads between South and Central Asia. It shares a 1,600-mile-long border with Afghanistan, where we and our NATO allies have so much at stake. Pakistan's continued cooperation is vital to our cause in Afghanistan. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00354.htm


European News: Georgia President Saakashvili Calls Early Election - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who is mired in a deep political crisis, Thursday agreed to call early presidential elections and said he would lift the state of emergency. Georgia is under a state of emergency, imposed after riot police used tear gas, water cannons, baton charges and rubber bullets to disperse thousands of demonstrators in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00361.htm


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COMMENT

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Mohan Nepali: Pakistan - A Challenge for South Asians - Growing militarism is a common challenge for South Asians. Their governments, though unable to properly feed their citizens, buy US and other weapons worth billions. The international support to cope with militarism is as important as the people's struggles at home. But the dual US foreign policy will not be very helpful to de-militarize this region... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00173.htm


SCOOP MOTORNET: Cardigan Wearers Need Not Apply - People who wear cardigans do not drive V8s. Well, I suppose there are a few ancient Rovers V8s around and their drivers might well wear cardigans on occasion I grant you, but as a general rule, they don't. Given this, what could Volvo be thinking with its all new flagship sedan, the S80? Not only does it sport a seriously grunty V8, but all-wheel-drive as well... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00137.htm


SCOOP MOTORNET: T Is For Taut, Terrific... Tantalizing? - I wouldn't describe Carterton's White Swan Hotel as pretentious exactly. Like any other pub in the Wairarapa on a Friday night it has a mix of patrons - some locals, some weekenders, and some like us just passing through, looking for a meal and a cool ale at the end of a long week. The White Swan's main attraction was that it happened to be on the far side of the Rimutaka Hills... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00114.htm


Michael Collins: Stealing Ohio 2004 - The Case Heats Up - April, 2007. Columbus, Ohio. 56 of 88 Ohio counties defied a federal court order and failed to return some or all of the 2004 presidential ballots that they were ordered to retain indefinitely. Over 1.5 million ballots were destroyed or lost, key evidence for major federal law suit charging election fraud and voter suppression in the 2004 presidential contest. For example: "fraudulent votes.. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00161.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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BATS Theatre: The Wind Speaks to Wellington - The arrogant humans of the earth have aggravated the elements so much that they couldn't contain their anger and retaliated on Dec. 2, 2007. Natural disasters, disease and war ravaged the earth. In 2087 the only humans left alive with any form of conscience reside in BATS Theatre...More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00115.htm


Yachting: Less Than Two years Till next Americas Cup - At a press conference in Barcelona today, AC Management (ACM), the event authority for the 33rd America's Cup, presented the new Competition Regulations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00116.htm


Wild Food: Who Cooked Bambi? - Today, Chef Ivan Butera, of the Scenic Circle Russley Hotel in Christchurch, has been announced as the winner of the hotel group's Cervena venison competition held last month. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00109.htm


Mountaineering: Kiwi Duo to Tackle Peak in Patagonia - Two Kiwi climbers are preparing to take on one of the most daunting areas in the world this month, when they will attempt to make the first ascent of a remote, unnamed rocky peak in the middle of the Northern Patagonian. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00110.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 09, 2007

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