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Top Scoop Stories - 03 December 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - December 03, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Defence/Crime: Victoria Cross; NZ Furious

NZ POLITICS:

Glass House Effect: Call For Commitment To Action On Climate Change
Academia: Auckland Uni Proposes Limiting Entry
Computers: NZ Police Hunt Zombie Wrangler
Dunedin Rape: 35 Year Old To Be Charged

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Conservation: DOC Seeks Offshore Petrel Reserves
Fishing: Industry Thinks Sustainability Decision A Bit Rough
Conservation: DOC Cleans Up After Chathams Fire
Health/Retail: Fruit And Veg Costing Families A Packet

WORLD:

West Bank: Palestinian Shepherds' Livelihoods In Jeopardy
International Day: UN Calls For Eradication Of Modern Forms Of Slavery
Russian Elections: Exit Polls Show Putin's Party In Landslide Win
Climate Change: Vital United Nations Climate Negotiations Start In Bali
Climate Change: Bali & Beyond: The Future Of Climate Policy
Sudan: Darfur Relief To Cost $825 Million In 2008

COMMENT:

Thomas Petersson: The Bali conference is crucial for the Korowais'
Peter Boyle: Howard's overboard - but the struggle continues
Mark A. Heller: Israelis and Palestinians after Annapolis
Suzan Mazur: Caspian Tales John Deuss, Oil, Spooks & Cohibas

LIFESTYLE:

Health: There Is Some Depression in NZ - Kiwi Artists Attempt To Help Out
Zombie Threat Level: Deaths To Increasingly Outnumber Births
Dance: A Body Of Lies Explodes On Stage
The Mint Chicks: Walking off a cliff again, and this time, waving goodbye
Xmas: NZ Army Band To Bring Christmas Cheer


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LEAD STORY

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Defence/Crime: Victoria Cross; NZ Furious - Defence Minister Phil Goff has described the theft of military medals including nine Victoria Crosses and two George Cross medals as a crime against the nation. The medals were stolen from the Army Museum in Waiouru at around 1am Sunday. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00009.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Glass House Effect: Call For Commitment To Action On Climate Change - New Zealand wants to see more countries prepared to commit to action on climate change, as a result of United Nations negotiations due to start on Monday in Indonesia, says Climate Change Minister David Parker. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00133.htm


Academia: Auckland Uni Proposes Limiting Entry - Auckland students are extremely concerned by, and will oppose, moves to eliminate open entry into the University of Auckland from 2009. The University has proposed that entry to the degrees of Arts, Education, Law Part 1 and Theology be limited from 2009 onwards, effectively removing open entry into the University of Auckland. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0712/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0712/S00002.htm


Computers: NZ Police Hunt Zombie Wrangler - Working as part of an international investigation into cyber-crime Waikato Police searched an address in the district this week. Other searches took place in Northland and Canterbury. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00084.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00001.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00650.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00082.htm


Dunedin Rape: 35 Year Old To Be Charged - - A 35 year old Hamilton born man will appear in the Dunedin District Court next week on charges of - 1. Attempted Murder 2. Sexual Violation and 3. Robbery More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00322.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Conservation: DOC Seeks Offshore Petrel Reserves - The once presumed extinct New Zealand storm petrel has again been recently captured in the Hauraki Gulf but its breeding site remains a mystery. A team including Department of Conservation staff and scientists caught three birds during October and early November this year. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0712/S00002.htm


Fishing: Industry Thinks Sustainability Decision A Bit Rough - Industry was surprised to learn of the Government's agreement to close the orange roughy fishing grounds in international waters south of Australia today. "There was no prior warning or consultation with New Zealand business interests," said chief executive of the deepwater group of companies, George Clement. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00666.htm


Conservation: DOC Cleans Up After Chathams Fire - Three portable fire dams from the Department of Conservation's Canterbury Conservancy are being flown today to the Chatham Islands, where firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots at the site of a fire in a protected peat swamp. More >> [1]

EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0712/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00168.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00311.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00001.htm


Health/Retail: Fruit And Veg Costing Families A Packet - Where and when you shop has a huge impact on the price you pay for fruit and vegetables, a University researcher has found, with produce at the most expensive stores costing up to 50 per cent more. Dr Emma Dresler-Hawke researched the cost of meeting the recommendation to eat 5+ servings of fruit and vegetables each day. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00005.htm


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WORLD

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West Bank: Palestinian Shepherds' Livelihoods In Jeopardy - Palestinian herders in the southern part of the West Bank are facing increased poverty due to rising costs of fodder and water, as well as limitations on their access to grazing land, the herders and UN officials said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00142.htm


International Day: UN Calls For Eradication Of Modern Forms Of Slavery - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery with a call for redoubling efforts to wipe out the contemporary forms of this abominable practice under which millions of people around the world continue ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00139.htm


Russian Elections: Exit Polls Show Putin's Party In Landslide Win - The vote projections were released Sunday evening by Russian media, just minutes after the last polling stations closed in the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad. The communist party was running a distant second with about 12 percent of the vote. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00138.htm


Climate Change: Vital United Nations Climate Negotiations Start In Bali - Without serious cuts in global warming pollution, the future will be more frightening and insecure than we can imagine. And it's no longer the dim and distant future we're talking about. We are into the realm of IMTO - ''In My Term of Office''. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00133.htm


Climate Change: Bali & Beyond: The Future Of Climate Policy - A recently released U.S. Energy Information Agency annual report on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2006 shows a 1.5 percent drop in emissions from 2005 levels. The agency attributes the drop to high energy prices and mild weather. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00117.htm


Sudan: Darfur Relief To Cost $825 Million In 2008 - The costs of humanitarian operations in Darfur during 2008 are estimated at US$825 million, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, said in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00134.htm


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COMMENT

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Thomas Petersson: The Bali conference is crucial for the Korowais'- Deep in the rainforest in the Indonesian part of New Guinea the Korowai people lives. The Korowais way of living has to a large extent been unchanged for thousands of years. Many of them still live completely on what the forest has to offer. Now their ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00445.htm


Peter Boyle: Howard's overboard - but the struggle continues - The Socialist Alliance "Howard Overboard" election night party in Green Left Weekly's offices in Sydney spontaneously spilled into the streets when John Howard conceded defeat. Jubilant activists celebrated with chants, whistles and pots and pans in ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00448.htm


Mark A. Heller: Israelis and Palestinians after Annapolis - According to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli-Palestinian relations can be divided into two distinct historical phases: pre-Annapolis and post-Annapolis. The last few weeks of the pre-Annapolis period were marked by frenzy of speculation ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00454.htm


Suzan Mazur: Caspian Tales John Deuss, Oil, Spooks & Cohibas - One of my favorite stories about the rush for Caspian oil riches is the one about the man who invested $3,000 there in the 1990s and left months later with $3 million stuffed in his socks. Steve LeVine, The Wall Street Journal's former Eurasia bureau chief, doesn't include it in his new book, The Oil and the Glory. That tale comes via a banker I met in... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00443.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Health: There Is Some Depression in NZ - Kiwi Artists Attempt To Help Out - The Ministry of Health today launches thelowdown.co.nz website as part of its National Depression Initiative (NDI). The website is an interactive online space that has been created to help young New Zealanders. More [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00003.htm


Zombie Threat Level: Deaths To Increasingly Outnumber Births - Deaths will outnumber births in 26 of the 73 territorial authority areas by 2031 according to projections released by Statistics New Zealand today. This compares with five areas in 2002–2006 and is based on the 'medium series' of the 2006-base subnational population projections. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00006.htm


Dance: A Body Of Lies Explodes On Stage - Following the success of solo performances at Tempo, Auckland Dance Festival and the Wellington Fringe, ColdharbourDANCE return to the Auckland stage on February 14 2008 with a full length ensemble production of the thrilling and flirtatious dance work - WOMEN & HONOUR - notes on lying. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00010.htm


The Mint Chicks: Walking off a cliff again, and this time, waving goodbye - It's been a strange trip, these last few years: from playing punk rock parties, to puzzling the hipsters, to collapsing the ceiling of the St James theatre, to being the big winners at the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards, where they took home an armload ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00405.htm


Xmas: NZ Army Band To Bring Christmas Cheer - The NZ Army Band will help kick off the holiday season in Wellington on Tuesday, 4 December in their last major concert for the year. The event, "Christmas Cheer with the NZ Army Band", will be held at 7pm at the Michael Fowler Centre. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00483.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00398.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00317.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00402.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, December 03, 2007

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