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Top Scoop Stories - 27 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 27, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Kids: Poor Child Health Trends Reversible

NZ POLITICS:

Public Disservice: Brownlee Champions Besmirched Ex-official

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

International Trade: Japan New Zealand Trading Relationship Needs Boost
Oil & Exports: Record Oil Production From Tui Area Project
Sailing On: Sir Peter Blake Trust Launches Clothing Range
Research & Technology: Otago Secures $1.75m To Develop Protein Technology
Reproduction: Guidelines on Assisted Reproductive Procedures

WORLD:

Sudan: Tension Over Peace Deal, But War Unlikely
Russian Official: Moscow Ready For Dialogue On US Missile Defense
Climate Change: Australian Government Vows To Back Kyoto, Leaving Bush Isolated
Foreign Affairs: National Security Advisor Steve Hadley on Annapolis Conference

COMMENT:

Ross Spencer: Nobel Peace Prize gored?
Brad Friedman: Los Angeles E-Voting System Found Hackable
Alberto Cruz: Venezuela's bad example

LIFESTYLE:

Capital Pride: Blam Blam Blam Blast Wellington Back To 80s
Relationships: Skydive Proposition Sounds Wedding Bells
Football: Youngsters Shooting Could Score Them Trip To Blighty
Entertainment: Marae DIY Wins Qantas Award For Maori Television


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LEAD STORY

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Kids: Poor Child Health Trends Reversible - Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has urged all political parties to take heed of the Paediatric Society's latest report into childhood diseases. The trends are alarming, but the report shows they have easily identifiable causes and can be fixed with the right policies. The report paints a picture of entrenched poverty in New Zealand today, showing in the costs for children in illness and ongoing disadvantage. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00135.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00132.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00128.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00125.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00522.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00521.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00439.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00440.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Public Disservice: Brownlee Champions Besmirched Ex-official - Environment Minister Trevor Mallard should come clean on the source of his smear against whistleblower Erin Leigh, says National's State Services Spokesman, Gerry Brownlee. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00517.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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International Trade: Japan New Zealand Trading Relationship Needs Boost - ngton Regional Chamber of Commerce. "The figures confirm that New Zealand's two way trade with Japan has slipped to fourth place behind that of China," said Chamber CEO Charles Finny. Japan has been New Zealand's third largest trade partner for many years. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00553.htm


Oil & Exports: Record Oil Production From Tui Area Project - Last week oil production from the field totalled 345,117 barrels, an average of 49,302 barrels a day. This is the highest weekly production total to date. On 21 November a one day record of 56,467 barrels was achieved. Since the start of production on 30 July 2007, the Tui Area Oil Project has produced approximately 4.7 million barrels of oil. 4.5 million barrels has been shipped, mainly to refineries on the east coast of Australia. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00552.htm


Sailing On: Sir Peter Blake Trust Launches Clothing Range - The Sir Peter Blake Trust has launched a range of clothing that is both a practical way for New Zealander's to support the environment, and to raise awareness of the Sir Peter Blake Trust. Pippa, Lady Blake, a Trustee, is enthusiastic about the concept. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00545.htm


Research & Technology: Otago Secures $1.75m To Develop Protein Technology - University of Otago researchers have gained major funding to develop technology that could significantly boost efforts to discover new drugs to treat disease. The Foundation for Research Science and Technology's International Investment Opportunity Fund has granted the researchers $1.75m over three years to develop a new membrane protein expression technology platform. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00073.htm


Reproduction: Guidelines on Assisted Reproductive Procedures - The independent Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) yesterday issued new guidelines to regulate surrogacy arrangements and donations of sperm or eggs between certain family members. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00068.htm


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WORLD

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Sudan: Tension Over Peace Deal, But War Unlikely - Tension has risen between the Khartoum government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM). Ayot Deng, who sells mobile-phone accessories from a stall in downtown Juba, the South Sudanese capital, laughed when asked whether war between North and South was imminent. "There will be no war," he said. "But if they [northerners] come at us, we shall not run away. We shall fight them right here, we are tired of being refugees and displaced persons." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01102.htm


Russian Official: Moscow Ready For Dialogue On US Missile Defense - A senior Russian official says Moscow is ready for dialogue on the latest U.S. proposal for a planned missile shield in Europe. First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov told the Russian News Service Radio station Monday that Moscow has received written proposals from the United States on the missile defense shield. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01091.htm


Climate Change: Australian Government Vows To Back Kyoto, Leaving Bush Isolated - It was an unprecedented election campaign in Australia. Every party was forced to take a position on climate change. In the end, Labor was victorious - boosted by a pledge to sign the Kyoto Protocol and generate 20 percent of Australia's energy from renewable sources by 2020. The Kyoto Protocol is the world's only international agreement with binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01098.htm


Foreign Affairs: National Security Advisor Steve Hadley on Annapolis Conference - The President will have a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Olmert and President Abbas. They will then go into the conference, and the three of them will speak. It will probably be a fairly open forum of conversation, expressions of opinion. This is not a negotiating forum; this is an opportunity, if you will, to showcase what is an opportunity to move into a negotiating phase between Palestinians and Israelis. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01126.htm


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COMMENT

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Ross Spencer: Nobel Peace Prize gored? - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore collectively won the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to fight climate change. What is absolutely amazing is that the Nobel Prize Selection Committee has failed to recognize that nothing concrete has been accomplished in the way of their...More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00410.htm


Brad Friedman: Los Angeles E-Voting System Found Hackable - Company's Flawed 'Inkavote Plus' System May be Used in Nation's Largest County During February 2008 Primary When Republican Measure to Divide State's Electoral Vote Could be on the Ballot... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00396.htm


Alberto Cruz: Venezuela's bad example - The Venezuelan political process, that people there describe as Bolivarian, is systematically demonized not just by the bourgeois media but also by some supposed progressives. They tend to focus more on the figure of Chavez than on what that deepening social change means for the great mass of people marginalised and oppressed since independence from the Spanish colonial centre so as to exalt the... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00401.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Capital Pride: Blam Blam Blam Blast Wellington Back To 80s - It's a quiz show! It's awards for the best bits of our fair city! It's Blam Blam Blam! Mighty Mighty, Thursday 6 December. Doors open at 6pm. $15 and donation to DCM encouraged. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00336.htm


Relationships: Skydive Proposition Sounds Wedding Bells - Love on a high note was very much the order of the day on Saturday (24 November) when Brit Matt Johnson proposed to his girlfriend of three and a half years, Natalie Meier, via a banner on the ground which she viewed from mid tandem skydive. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00337.htm


Football: Youngsters Shooting Could Score Them Trip To Blighty - Five young soccer players have been chosen by the insurer AIG Life as the finalists in its national competition to find a young soccer star to win an extraordinary trip to Old Trafford, home to the celebrated Manchester United. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00334.htm


Entertainment: Marae DIY Wins Qantas Award For Maori Television - Maori Television's community renovation and landscaping show - MARAE DIY - took top honours at last night's Qantas Television Awards 2007, winning Best Reality (format). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00327.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 27, 2007

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