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Top Scoop Stories - 04 December 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - December 04, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Legislation: Election Spending Back In Parliament

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Environment: Climate Change Legislation Introduced
Public Service: Death Of Chief Ombudsman John Belgrave
Video/Audio: PM's Press Conference
Vagrancy: Charity Reviews Research On Homelessness In NZ
Oddspot: 'Clocks' Cock-Up Leaves NZ Ambitionless
Crime: Undie 500 Rioting Charges Withdrawn

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Retail: Award For Special Research

WORLD:

Climate Change: Bali Conference Opens With Call For Breakthrough
Conservation: Endangered Pelts Go Up In Smoke In Kashmir
Intelligence: Iran Halted Nuke Weapons Program In 2003
War Crimes: Bail For Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Turned Down
Outbreak: : More Ebola Cases In Uganda And Fears Of Spread

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: Mike Huckabee - Minister of Death
Uri Avnery: "The Tumult And The Shouting Dies..."
Anne Else: Children Of The Poor - Nothing Matters More
BuzzFlash: Bush Continues to Obstruct Justice on Plame Outing
Paul Watson: Meet the Dr. Mengele of Whales

LIFESTYLE:

Kiwi Pride: NZ Doco Off To Robert Redford's Film Festival
Wackiness: Christmas Music Goes To The Dogs


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LEAD STORY

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Legislation: Election Spending Back In Parliament - Scoop's satirist clears out his email. Let's join him: Warning: Your electoral registration is about to expire - Get cheaper ELEC71ONS!!!!1!! - Get paid to take out election advertisements! - Business arrangement - Important electoral safety warning ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00018.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00024.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00319.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00030.htm


Environment: Climate Change Legislation Introduced - Legislation to provide New Zealand with two important tools to respond to the challenges posed by climate change was introduced to Parliament today. The Bill establishes a New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and legislates for the government's preference for new renewable electricity generation. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00035.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0712/S00006.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0712/S00010.htm


Public Service: Death Of Chief Ombudsman John Belgrave - Prime Minister Helen Clark today paid tribute to the Chief Ombudsman John Belgrave, who passed away overnight. "John Belgrave was an outstanding public servant, with a long and distinguished career of service to our country," Helen Clark said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00029.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00036.htm


Video/Audio: PM's Press Conference - Helen Clark's post Cabinet press conference held yesterday in the Beehive. The cabinet readout was followed by numerous questions about stolen Victoria Cross medals, the Bali Meeting of the IPCC and the Electoral Finance Bill. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00044.htm


Vagrancy: Charity Reviews Research On Homelessness In NZ - Local charity Methodist Mission Northern, with a history of more than 100 years providing support for homeless people, today published the report 'Homelessness in New Zealand; a Discussion and Synthesis of Research Findings'. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00013.htm


Oddspot: 'Clocks' Cock-Up Leaves NZ Ambitionless - A scheduled gathering of the media in Auckland this afternoon to meet National Party leader John Key to view his DVD 'Ambitious for New Zealand' has been cancelled reportedly owing to copyright concerns. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00039.htm


Crime: Undie 500 Rioting Charges Withdrawn - The Otago University Students Association (OUSA) is today congratulating the police on their withdrawal of rioting charges against those charged for their alleged involvement in the events following this year's Undie 500. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00015.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Retail: Award For Special Research - Research by a University of Waikato academic on sales promotions and brand switching has won an international award for the most influential article appearing in the highly prestigious Journal of Marketing Research, for the paper, "Is 75% of the Sales Promotion Bump Due to Brand Switching? No, Only 33% Is". More >>


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WORLD

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Climate Change: Bali Conference Opens With Call For Breakthrough - The United Nations Climate Change Conference opened in Bali, Indonesia on 3rd December with a call for a clear agenda that will lead countries toward a new deal to address the problem by 2009 so that it can enter into force in 2013 when the current regime expires. More >> [1]

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EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00218.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00191.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00170.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00160.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00163.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00169.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00112.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00133.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00127.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00117.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00114.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00115.htm


Conservation: Endangered Pelts Go Up In Smoke In Kashmir - Indian wildlife authorities today torched a huge pile of banned wildlife furs and skins in Kashmir as part of the government's effort to stop an illegal trade that threatens to wipe out many of India's most endangered species. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00207.htm


Intelligence: Iran Halted Nuke Weapons Program In 2003 - A new U.S. intelligence estimate says it is not clear that Iran is determined to produce nuclear weapons. The estimate says Iran stopped nuclear weapons development four years ago, but adds that Tehran is keeping its options open. VOA Correspondent ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00208.htm


War Crimes: Bail For Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Turned Down - The United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other crimes three decades ago today dismissed a former prison chief's appeal to be released from provisional detention pending his trial. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00214.htm


Outbreak: : More Ebola Cases In Uganda And Fears Of Spread - Medical authorities in Uganda have expressed concern over the possible spread of the deadly Ebola disease in the western region after suspected cases were reported in two neighbouring districts. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00203.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: Mike Huckabee - Minister of Death - Mike Huckabee is the "surging" candidate to watch in the Republican presidential primaries, at least for the moment. The former Arkansas governor is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and a believer in the "inerrancy" doctrine of Biblical scripture. ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00059.htm


Uri Avnery: "The Tumult And The Shouting Dies..." - "THE TUMULT and the shouting dies, / The captains and the kings depart..." Rudyard Kipling wrote in his unforgettable poem "Lest We Forget" ("Recessional") King George departed even before the tumult had died. His helicopter carried him away over the horizon, just as his... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00053.htm


Anne Else: Children Of The Poor - Nothing Matters More - So Don Brash has repeated himself, and another married mother has turned into a sole parent - though I doubt that Je Lan will be off to Work and Income any time soon. I've been thinking about sole parents because, in a roundabout way, they featured... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00014.htm


BuzzFlash: Bush Continues to Obstruct Justice on Plame Outing - White House objections are preventing Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald from providing the Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Congressman Henry Waxman with records from interviews of White House officials taken during his investigation into... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00058.htm


Paul Watson: Meet the Dr. Mengele of Whales - Meet Luis Pastene, the Dr. Mengele of the Cetacean world. This Chilean-born biostitute for hire is employed by the Japanese Cetacean Research Institute (CRI) and his job is to mutilate whales to finger, probe and gawk at their blubber, livers, ear-plugs, ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00030.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Kiwi Pride: NZ Doco Off To Robert Redford's Film Festival - In a coup for Auckland documentary-maker Pietra Brettkelly, her film The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins will run in competition in the highly prized World Cinema - Documentary section at Sundance. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00031.htm


Wackiness: Christmas Music Goes To The Dogs - A world first - a CD single featuring a song just for dogs will be released on Monday 3rd December with all proceeds going to the SPCA. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00021.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, December 04, 2007

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