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Top Scoop Stories - 11 January 2008 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - January 11 , 2008

LEAD STORY:

National Treasures: PM Pays Tribute To Sir Ed

NZ POLITICS:

EFA: National Disclaims Anti-Labour Campaign
Police: Officer Not 'Allowed' To Resign
Bases: Waihopai Protest Part Of Global Day Of Action

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Herbicide: Council Hits Back On Mistreated Plants Behalf

WORLD:

Free Radicals: Peace Activists Protest Torture In Front Of CIA
Mighty Neighbourly: Arab League To Launch Massive Campaign For Iraqi Refugees
Kenya: UN Food Aid Reaches Nairobi Slums Hit Hardest By Post-election Violence

COMMENT:

Martin LeFevre: Kenya And Tribalism's Origins
Jim Miles: Canada Report 2007 - Part I - Subnation
Martha Rosenberg: First They Take Your Gun; Then Your Bible Says a Reactivating NRA

LIFESTYLE:

Alt/Rock: Wilco in Auckland, Wellington in March
Sculpture: Slovakian Artist Confirmed For Mid Year Art Fest
Sport: Cairns Called "Rebel" Without Cause
Mental Health: Honoured Artist's Music Key To Wellbeing
Volleyball: New ENZA sponsorship kick starts Olympic countdown


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LEAD STORY

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National Treasures: PM Pays Tribute To Sir Ed - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the passing of Sir Edmund Hillary is a profound loss to New Zealand. "My thoughts are with Lady Hillary, Sir Edmund's children, wider family, and close friends at this sad time," Helen Clark said. "Sir Ed described himself as an average New Zealander with modest abilities. In reality, he was a colossus. More >> [1]

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BACKGROUND:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00077.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00080.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00081.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00044.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00070.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00059.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00057.htm
[9] - http://www.radionz.co.nz/nr/programmes/sir_edmund_hillary


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NZ POLITICS

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EFA: National Disclaims Anti-Labour Campaign - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says that through election year National will not be endorsing any third party anti-Government advertising campaigns... More >> [1]

BACKGROUND:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00319.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00405.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00107.htm


Police: Officer Not 'Allowed' To Resign - Assertions that former Police Officer Steven Hales was "allowed" to resign in spite of being caught are wrong, the Police General the Police General Manager of Human Resources, Wayne Annan, said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00062.htm


Bases: Waihopai Protest Part Of Global Day Of Action - "The International No Foreign Bases Network invites you to join the GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION on 26 January 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00060.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Herbicide: Council Hits Back On Mistreated Plants Behalf - Environment Bay of Plenty reminds people that a resource consent is needed before mangroves can be removed. Bill Bayfield, Chief Executive, says it's important people realise a resource consent is needed. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00033.htm


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WORLD

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Free Radicals: Peace Activists Protest Torture In Front Of CIA - ''We are here as citizen witnesses speaking out as reports continue to reveal the role of the CIA in the rendition of people who are clandestinely abducted, held without charge, denied access to lawyers or loved ones, abused, and tortured. News reports have divulged that the CIA has covered up its role in the possible use of the torture technique known as water-boarding. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00120.htm


Mighty Neighbourly: Arab League To Launch Massive Campaign For Iraqi Refugees - The 22-member Arab League, working with the United Nations refugee agency and other international organizations, is launching a massive fund-raising and public awareness campaign tomorrow to help Iraqis displaced by violence. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00143.htm


Kenya: UN Food Aid Reaches Nairobi Slums Hit Hardest By Post-election Violence - Tens of thousands of people in the Nairobi slums - some of the largest in Africa - most affected by last week's post-election violence in Kenya began receiving assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today. The distribution started in the vast Kibera shantytown and continued to the three other slums of Mathare, Dandora and Korogocho. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00145.htm


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COMMENT

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Martin LeFevre: Kenya And Tribalism's Origins - The heartrending situation in Kenya following the election fiasco has destroyed the image of that country as a beacon of stability and democracy on the African continent. Astoundingly, a man named Barack Obama, of Kenyan blood, could become the first person of color elected president of the U.S. What is the relationship between these movements? More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00087.htm


Jim Miles: Canada Report 2007 - Part I - Subnation - Canadians have always prided themselves on the "goodness" if not the "greatness" of their country. Sitting north of the United States, Canadians struggle with an ideal that rejects many American ideas, yet accommodates most of those ideas. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00091.htm


Martha Rosenberg: First They Take Your Gun; Then Your Bible Says a Reactivating NRA - Maybe it fears a President Obama. Maybe it feels enough time has elapsed since Robert Hawkins gunned down 13 Christmas shoppers at an Omaha mall. But the National Rifle Association is back on the legislative track. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00089.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Alt/Rock: Wilco in Auckland, Wellington in March - Fourteen years into a career that has seen upheaval, growth, and triumph, acclaimed double-Grammy winners WILCO are to visit New Zealand in March; and following their appearance at the Bluesfest in Whitianga, will perform headline shows in Auckland and Wellington. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00051.htm


Sculpture: Slovakian Artist Confirmed For Mid Year Art Fest - Twenty public artworks will be created in five New Zealand cities, but they will each exist for no more than a 24-hour period. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00055.htm


Sport: Cairns Called "Rebel" Without Cause - Following recent media reports that he has been "banned" or branded a "rebel" by New Zealand cricket, former Black Caps all-rounder Chris Cairns has sought urgent clarification... NZC Chief executive Justin Vaughan has clarified NZC's position. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00044.htm


Mental Health: Honoured Artist's Music Key To Wellbeing - The Mental Health Foundation is delighted that Mahinarangi Tocker has been appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's New Year Honours 2008, for her services to music. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00049.htm


Volleyball: New ENZA sponsorship kick starts Olympic countdown - New Zealand's number one women's beach volleyball team, Anna Scarlett and Susan Blundell, will have the support of one of the world's most recognised fruit brands when they take to the sand this summer. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00033.htm

And those were the Top Scoops on this day, January 11 , 2008

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