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Top Scoop Stories - 18 December 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - December 18, 2007

LEAD STORY:

EFB Battle: Perigo Gets In Early Rhetoric Bomb

NZ POLITICS:

Health: Medicines NZ Strategy Launched
Scoop News: Govt Green Light For New Eden Park

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Horticulture: New business Through Trans-Tasman Science
Commerce: Commission Seeks To Appeal Warehouse Decision
Environment: Information Needed Over Unexplained Seal Deaths

WORLD:

Australia: Whale Watchers Call For Government To Protect Whales
Australia: Rudd Should Make Human Rights A Priority
West Papua: Indonesian Police Arrest, Torture & Kill Papuan People
Final Frontier: NASA'S Top Exploration & Discovery Stories Of 2007

LIFESTYLE:

Comedy: 'Third Conchord' Winner At Comedy Guild Awards
Health: Antibiotic- Resistant MRSA = New Toys
Art: NZ Going To Venice In 09


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LEAD STORY

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EFB Battle: Perigo Gets In Early Rhetoric Bomb - This Bill kills the Bill of Rights, specifically the provisions allowing for freedom of speech and association. SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo reiterates that the Bill thereby kills the government's moral legitimacy. "In the circumstances," says Perigo, "it's timely to release again the Constitution for New Freeland drawn up by Libertarianz--a document to which the wise and honest should repair in these times that try men's souls." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00226.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00220.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00227.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00234.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00319.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Health: Medicines NZ Strategy Launched - Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today unveiled Medicines New Zealand - a bold new strategy to guide the future access to, and use of, prescription medicines by all New Zealanders. "The medicines environment has changed significantly over the years," he said. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00400.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00070.htm


Scoop News: Govt Green Light For New Eden Park - The Eden Park Redevelopment Board today announced it had received Crown approval for an enhanced design for the redevelopment of Eden Park for hosting the 2011 Rugby World Cup. More >> [1]

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EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00219.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00388.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00207.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00208.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00209.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00206.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Horticulture: New business Through Trans-Tasman Science - New Zealand and Australian scientists say they're delighted with the amount of business likely to be generated out of the AUSGRAINZ collaboration between CSIRO Plant Industry and Crop & Food Research. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0712/S00046.htm


Commerce: Commission Seeks To Appeal Warehouse Decision - The Commerce Commission is seeking leave to appeal the High Court's decision which cleared the way for the three Foodstuffs co-operatives or Woolworths Ltd to acquire up to 100% shares in, or assets of, The Warehouse Group Ltd. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00300.htm


Environment: Information Needed Over Unexplained Seal Deaths - Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick says more information is needed to find out what happened to 15 fur seals found dead on the Marlborough coast... Some of them show signs of being shot, and the circumstances in which they were found also suggest they did not die of natural causes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00397.htm


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WORLD

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Australia: Whale Watchers Call For Government To Protect Whales - Whale watchers have joined a coalition of environmental organisations including Greenpeace, IFAW, Humane Society International, Project Jonah and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society to urge the government to announce their plans to increase whale protection. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00954.htm


Australia: Rudd Should Make Human Rights A Priority - Rudd should be concerned about Australia's own human rights record on refugees and indigenous Australians. The new government has a golden opportunity to reverse the harmful policies and practices of the past decade. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00947.htm


West Papua: Indonesian Police Arrest, Torture & Kill Papuan People - Police in West Papua are killing, torturing and intimidating the province's tribal people with impunity. Police shot dead two Papuan women and injured another as they protested on 5 December near the British and American-owned Freeport mine. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00944.htm


Final Frontier: NASA'S Top Exploration & Discovery Stories Of 2007 - Space science missions were launched to Mars and the asteroid belt. Closer to home, Earth science satellites made a number of key discoveries, such as how waterways beneath an Antarctic ice stream affect sea level and the world's largest ice sheet. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00926.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Comedy: 'Third Conchord' Winner At Comedy Guild Awards - Rhys Darby, home for the event between filming scenes in "The Yes Men" alongside Jim Carrey and the upcoming second season of Flight Of The Conchords, picked up two awards; "Best Onscreen Comedy Performance", and "The Kevin Smith Memorial Trophy for Artist Achievement", an award he has now claimed three years in a row. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00227.htm


Health: Antibiotic- Resistant MRSA = New Toys - Southland Hospital's Children's Ward has received some early Christmas cheer with donations of $2,000, Playstations and Christmas trees. The donations follow on from the recent disposal of numerous toys in the ward, due to a Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) cleaning process. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00075.htm


Art: NZ Going To Venice In 09 - New Zealand will have an official presence in 2009 at the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest and most prestigious international forum for contemporary visual art. Creative New Zealand Chair, Alastair Carruthers, said the 2009 event will mark the fourth time that Creative New Zealand has hosted a New Zealand presence at the Venice Biennale. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00208.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, December 18, 2007

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Safe to say that no-one, but no-one has had a better 2016 than Vladimir Putin. What an annus mirabilis it has been for him. Somehow, Russia got away with directly interfering in the US election process, such that a friendly oligarch is about to take up residence in the White House, rather than a genuine rival. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On The Media Normalisation Of Trump

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Binoy Kampmark: The Reality Of Fake News

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Alastair Thompson: Helen Kelly And The Compassionless People
I wasn't a close friend of Helen Kelly's. But her passing has moved me to tears more than once in the past two weeks. I feel honoured to be one of the many who worked with her and was helped by her. More>>

Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On News From The US Election Eve

Here’s a somewhat scary headline from October 30 on Nate Silver’s 538 site, which summed up the statistical factors in play at that point: “The Cubs Have A Smaller Chance Of Winning Than Trump Does” More>>

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