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Top Scoop Stories - 12 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 12, 2007

*** Full Coverage: "Terror" In Godzone - The Urewera 17 ***

LEAD STORY:

Bruce Jesson Memorial Speech: Harre Talks Up Unions

NZ POLITICS:

Politics: Cullen Goes 'On the Record' With Espiner Over Tax
Kiwi Pride: NZ Takes Out The WANGO's
Painted Moth Spraying: Report Of The People's Inquiry Released
Police: Wainuiomata Death Now Homicide
"Terror" Evidence Leaked: Minto And Meurant Talk With John Campbell
Scoop Link: Trotter Replies To Minto's Letter Via SST
Chris Carter: Bennett being mischievous over Sunday schools

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Travel: New Holiday Website For New Zealand
Environment: Tourism Holdings Invests $50m In Emission Upgrades
Christmas Shopping: Top Toys For Kiwi Kids Christmas Wish Lists
NZ, Phone Home: Vodafone Revolutionises Home Phone Market

WORLD:

Foreign Affairs: UN: Push Burma For Real Reform
Foreign Affairs: Burma: New Evidence Of Mass Detentions, Deaths
The Reign In Spain: Venezuela Defensive After Spat With Spanish King
Game Food: Internet Game Raises Billion Grains Rice For WFP

COMMENT:

Uri Avnery: The Last Refuge
Prof. Francis Boyle: Bush Threat of World War III
J.Sri Raman The Missing Factor in Musharraf's Plan
Jason Leopold, Maya Schenwar and Matt Renner: Pelosi Turns to Confront Bush on War Spending
Richard S. Ehrlich: The F-Word Disturbs Thailand's Election

LIFESTYLE:

Writing: National Youth Essay Competition Winners Announced
Modern Telly: Internet Series Launches On Myspace TV
BATS Theatre: The Wind Speaks to Wellington


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LEAD STORY

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Bruce Jesson Memorial Speech: Harre Talks Up Unions - Former Cabinet Minister and current National Secretary of the National Distribution Union Laila Harre gave this year's Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture. Ms Harre spoke about 'why union efforts to give workers a voice and to build workers' collective power matters'. The speech was given at Auckland University on Friday evening. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00187.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Politics: Cullen Goes 'On the Record' With Espiner Over Tax - Finance Minster, Michael Cullen, claims the recently announced tax cuts will make little difference to the economy. On TVOne's Agenda he said the cuts won't make a big impact. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00185.htm


Kiwi Pride: NZ Takes Out The WANGO's - Our proud Kiwi heritage of helping others less fortunate continues, with New Zealand winning the 2007 Humanitarian Award at the (WANGO) awards. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00194.htm


Painted Moth Spraying: Report Of The People's Inquiry Released - The long-awaited Report of the March 2006 People's Inquiry into the impacts and effects of the two and a half years of aerial spraying pesticide over urban areas of Auckland has finally been released. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00189.htm


Police: Wainuiomata Death Now Homicide - Lower Hutt Police are now treating as homicide the death last month of 22-year-old Wainuiomata woman Janet Moses. Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Levy, head of Lower Hutt CIB, says police have ruled out that the victim died from natural causes. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00084.htm


"Terror" Evidence Leaked: Minto And Meurant Talk With John Campbell - Campbell Live has obtained the evidence collected by police which was given to the Solicitor General in an effort to charge people under the Terrorism Suppression Act.
More >> [1] See also... John Minto: Police go for trial by media [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/3116.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00177.htm


Scoop Link: Trotter Replies To Minto's Letter Via SST - Two weeks ago veteran activist Joghn Minto wrote an open letter to political commentator Chris Trotter. This week Mr Trotter replied to Mr Minto via the Nation's biggest Sunday newspaper. More >>

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00415.htm


Chris Carter: Bennett being mischievous over Sunday schools - National's associate education spokesperson Paula Bennett is being misleading and mischievous by claiming Sunday schools risk closure under the Education Act. More >> [1]

EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00192.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00165.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Travel: New Holiday Website For New Zealand - To coincide with the launch of Pacific Blue's new domestic flights between Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, the award-winning low fare airline has unveiled a new website, "Blue Holidays" www.flypacificblue.com/holidays, to allow New Zealand travellers to personally design their travel itineraries to suit individual needs and budgets. Blue Holidays now offers Pacific Blue Guests in New Zealand a huge choice of get-away package options. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00203.htm


Environment: Tourism Holdings Invests $50m In Emission Upgrades - Tourism Holdings Limited (THL) will spend $50 million over the 2008 calendar year on creating an environmentally friendlier experience for customers traveling in its three motorhome brands, Maui, Britz and Backpacker. The investment will include 370 of the next generation low emission, fuel efficient, diesel powered Sprinter vans from Mercedes-Benz with automatic transmission. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00207.htm


Christmas Shopping: Top Toys For Kiwi Kids Christmas Wish Lists - With less than six weeks until Christmas, Mattelä has released its list of favourite festive toys which is sure to have every child writing to Santa. This year's top toys for Christmas include 13 of the newest and most exciting toys for children of all ages, guaranteed to bring Kiwi kids hours of fun. Sure to be at the top of every little girl's wish list is Mattel's revolutionary Barbie Girls. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00209.htm


NZ, Phone Home: Vodafone Revolutionises Home Phone Market - Vodafone is delighted to launch Vodafone at home, a service which will change the way New Zealanders think about their home phones, says GM of Product and Services Kursten Shalfoon. Vodafone at home replaces the traditional fixed-line home phone with a new device. Vodafone at home National costs $39.95 per month. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00204.htm


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WORLD

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Foreign Affairs: UN: Push Burma For Real Reform - Human Rights Watch called for the international community - in particular China, India, Russia, and Thailand - to offer its full political support for the impending visit of Paulo Pinheiro, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma. Pinheiro, who plans to visit on November 11, has been refused entry to the country since late 2003. Pinheiro left the country in March 2003 after discovering a listening device under the table he was using to interview a political prisoner. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00425.htm


Foreign Affairs: Burma: New Evidence Of Mass Detentions, Deaths - Amnesty International has today written to Myanmar's authorities with a briefing paper outlining grave and ongoing human rights violations committed since the start of September's crackdown. The briefing comes ahead of next week's visit to Myanmar by the UN's Special Rapporteur on human rights Paulo Sergio Pinheiro. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00426.htm


The Reign In Spain: Venezuela Defensive After Spat With Spanish King - Venezuelan officials are blasting Spain's king after the monarch told President Hugo Chavez to "shut up" at the close of the Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile. A speech by President Chavez in which he labeled former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist" later prompted blunt words from an irate King Juan Carlos of Spain. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00430.htm


Game Food: Internet Game Raises Billion Grains Rice For WFP - An Internet game in which a website donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme for every vocabulary question answered correctly by participants has passed the 1 billion grain threshold after just one month of operations. The amount donated by FreeRice.com has reached 1,008,771,910 grains. That is enough to feed more than 50,000 people for one day. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00404.htm


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COMMENT

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Uri Avnery: The Last Refuge - ISRAEL IS an island in the global sea. We live in a bubble. This week I was sharply reminded of this. I was returning home from Germany. On the eve of the flight, all TV networks, from CNN and BBC to the German channels, were reporting on the events in Pakistan. In the airplane, I opened...More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00202.htm


Prof. Francis Boyle: Bush Threat of World War III - During the course of an October 17, 2007 press conference, President Bush Jr. terrorized the entire world with the threat of World War III if he could not work his illegal will upon Iran . Then Russian President Vladimir Putin responded in kind by likewise terrorizing the entire world with the... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00200.htm


J.Sri Raman The Missing Factor in Musharraf's Plan - We are not talking about the world reaction to President Pervez Musharraf's proclamation of martial law, euphemistically called an emergency, on November 3. This article's headline, certainly, does not refer to the reaction from Washington, in particular. What the general did not factor in was the fierce response from the Pakistani public... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00195.htm


Jason Leopold, Maya Schenwar and Matt Renner: Pelosi Turns to Confront Bush on War Spending - A year after Democrats took control of both houses of Congress, due in large part to the public's frustration with the occupation of Iraq, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a new plan Thursday that ties additional war funding to the withdrawal ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00193.htm


Richard S. Ehrlich: The F-Word Disturbs Thailand's Election - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's next prime minister could be a "vulgar" and "ultra right-wing" politician who shocked this Buddhist nation when he used the f-word during a boisterous televised news conference on Thursday (November 8) at the start of election campaigning. "Who did you fornicate with last night?" People Power Party (PPP) leader Samak Sundaravej asked a female reporter... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00190.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Writing: National Youth Essay Competition Winners Announced - The Petone Settlers Museum announced the winners of this year's National Writing Competition at an Award Ceremony at TheNewDowse this Saturday. More >>

Modern Telly: Internet Series Launches On Myspace TV - MySpace, the world's most popular social network, today announced the global launch of the original Internet series, "quarterlife," created and owned by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the Emmy award-winning creative team. More >>

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 >>


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 12, 2007

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