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Top Scoop Stories - 23 January 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 23 January 2008

LEAD STORY:

Politics: Nat Baiting Website Accused Of Double Standards

NZ POLITICS:

Food Safety: Green Party Says Poultry Code Paltry
Scoop Feedback: Unfortunate Ad Shocker, Sir Ed and Chem trails
Sir Ed: Eulogy To Sir Edmund Hillary
State Of The Planet: Speech Calls For Less Rhetoric

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Retail: 30-Million EOS Camera Units Produced
Business Confidence: Charlie's Group Reports Record Gross Sales

WORLD:

Southern Ocean News: Greenpeace Inflatables Harassed By Japanese
IndoChina News: Cambodia: Release Scapegoats For Leader's Murder
US State Dept: Daily Press Briefing
Melanesia News: PM Sikua Held Talks With PNG's Sir Michael Somare
Pacific News: Fiji Govt: Why SDL Interested In Ports Contract - Bainimarama

COMMENT:

World News: Hillary Suffers Bruises After Non-Stop Propelling
Scoop Military and Defence Issues: Reader's Digest At Odds With Public Opinion
Scoop Lifestyle: Gourmet Slaughter - A Response To Factory Farming?
Scoop Religion: Martin LeFevre: The Politics Of Gender

LIFESTYLE:

Sport: NZ U20 Div 2 Ice Hockey Team Beat Australia!
Music: Therapy Helps Special Needs Students
Manapouri: Art, Power, Protest


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LEAD STORY

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Politics: Nat Baiting Website Accused Of Double Standards - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says if Labour knows who is behind 'The Standard' then it should say so. "Bloggers have discovered the anti-National/pro-Government website is using an internet protocol address owned by the Labour Party. Previously, pseudonym-using contributors have repeatedly tried to distance themselves from the Labour Party. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00153.htm
[2] - http://www.thestandard.org.nz/
[3] - http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2008/01/the_standard_hosted_by_the_labour_party .html
[4] - http://www.publicaddress.net/default,4762.sm


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NZ POLITICS

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Food Safety: Green Party Says Poultry Code Paltry - The new Code of Practice for processing of poultry, while a small step in the right direction, fails to include some very simple measures to stem the tide of campylobacter contamination of chicken meat being sold to New Zealanders, Safe Food Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00154.htm


Scoop Feedback: Unfortunate Ad Shocker, Sir Ed and Chem trails - Readers of Scoop write in on various topics but mostly Sir Ed. One reader was horrified when perusing another news website which was carrying an unfortunately placed advertisement "This is on TVNZ's website on the story covering Sir Ed's body being carried into St Mary's Church... It is one of two ads... the other I saw is National Bank... How crass." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00161.htm


Sir Ed: Eulogy To Sir Edmund Hillary - Text of the Prime Minister's eulogy, delivered at the State Funeral Service for Sir Edmund Hillary, St Mary’s church, Parnell, Auckland: On 29 May 1953 a young New Zealander stood on top of Mt Everest with his climbing companion Tenzing Norgay. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00151.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00171.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00153.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00109.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/4485.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/4487.html


State Of The Planet: Speech Calls For Less Rhetoric - The Green Party has kicked off election year with a hard hitting speech by Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons in the annual State of the Planet address. Speaking on Waiheke Island at the party's annual Picnic for the Planet, Ms Fitzsimons issued a challenge to the leaders of the major parties and the media. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00140.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Retail: 30-Million EOS Camera Units Produced - Canon has achieved a new camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company's EOS-series film and digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras passed the 30-million mark. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00183.htm


Business Confidence: Charlie's Group Reports Record Gross Sales - Premium beverage company, Charlie's Group Limited, today announced a substantial increase in gross sales for the six months to 31 December 2007, lifting sales to $16.85 million, up 37% or $4.55 million compared to the same period last year. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00180.htm


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WORLD

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Southern Ocean News: Greenpeace Inflatables Harassed By Japanese - After delaying the refuelling of the Japanese whaling fleet's factory ship Nisshin Maru this morning, Greenpeace inflatables returned to document boxes of whale meat being transferred to refuelling and cargo vessel Oriental Bluebird... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00218.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00211.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00219.htm


IndoChina News: Cambodia: Release Scapegoats For Leader's Murder - Brussels, 22 January 2008 (ITUC OnLine): Four years after the murder of Cambodia's most prominent labor union leader, Chea Vichea, six leading international human rights organizations and the world's largest trade union federation called on the Cambodian authorities to exonerate and free the two men. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00220.htm


US State Dept: Daily Press Briefing - Issues discussed: Iran, Greece, South Korea, North Korea, Iraq, Serbia, DRC, Sudan, Israel/Palestine. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00225.htm


Melanesia News: PM Sikua Held Talks With PNG's Sir Michael Somare - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon. Derek Sikua has concluded official talks with his Papua New Guinea Counterpart, Sir Michael Somare in Port Moresby yesterday. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00221.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00224.htm


Pacific News: Fiji Govt: Why SDL Interested In Ports Contract - Bainimarama - Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL) awarded the ports security contract to Homelink through a transparent process and on merit, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said. PM Bainimarama reiterated that FPCL has its own Board and Management and those who had put in expressions of interest had to comply with a number of criteria set out by FPCL. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00213.htm


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COMMENT

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World News: Hillary Suffers Bruises After Non-Stop Propelling - According to an unnamed propeller, Democratic candidate and presidential hopeful, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was being treated at an undisclosed hospital after suffering minor scrapes and bruises, as well as an overall feeling of queasiness after a bout ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00176.htm


Scoop Military and Defence Issues: Reader's Digest At Odds With Public Opinion - In one of the more ludicrous distortions in the history of magazine publishing, The Reader's Digest(RD) article titled ''World's Most Dangerous Leaders'' by Dale Van Atta indicts three regional figures as ''dangerous'' but omits President Bush. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00174.htm


Scoop Lifestyle: Gourmet Slaughter - A Response To Factory Farming? - It seems like the more you know about how your meat became meat, the less you want to it eat. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00171.htm


Scoop Religion: Martin LeFevre: The Politics Of Gender - "Women are the culture bearers" used to be a common saying in anthropology. Though the expression now seems quaint, it still contains a lot of truth. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00169.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Sport: NZ U20 Div 2 Ice Hockey Team Beat Australia! - The New Zealand Under 20's Ice Hockey team made history on Monday night by beating archrivals Australia 7 - 2... This is the first time a New Zealand team has beaten Australia at the International Ice Hockey World Championships. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00178.htm


Music: Therapy Helps Special Needs Students - Research that aims to improve the use of music among New Zealand special needs students is drawing international attention. Music therapy is the use of music by trained professionals to achieve therapeutic goals, such as improving physical skills, social and cognitive development. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00177.htm


Manapouri: Art, Power, Protest - The term 'conservation' takes on multiple meanings in the National Library Gallery exhibition Manapouri: Art, Power, Protest. The exhibition explores the campaign to 'save Manapouri', New Zealand's first nationally co-ordinated environmental movement. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00164.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 23 January 2008

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