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Today's Top Scoops - 29 January 2008

Today's Top Scoops - 29 January 2008

LEAD STORY:

Key Speech: National Target Youth Crime Wave

NZ POLITICS:

Transtasman Buddies: Rudd's Indigenous Australia Commitment Commendable Says Turia
Kiwi Pride: Prime Minister Honoured By UN Environment Award
Race Relations: Maori Claim Home Of Treaty Of Waitangi
The Ice: Peters Of The Antarctic

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Technological Wizardry: Cook Strait Crossed By An Amphibious Vehicle
Prices: Any Old Iron?
Transport: Passenger Movements Reach Record High
Ideas: NZ's Dragon's Den 'Tastefully' Renamed Bear Baiting

WORLD:

Happy Birthday: 50th Anniversary Of LEGO Building Bricks
Mid East: Israel's Blockade Affects Gaza's Sick And Elderly
Champions of the Earth: Environmental Leaders From Bangladesh To New Zealand To Receive UN Honours
Bali Forum: UN Official Urges Action Against Corruption

COMMENT:

Dr. Ravindra Kumar: War And Peace In Relation To Religion

LIFESTYLE:

Foodie: Tickets on Sale for Bluff Oyster & Food Festival
Theatre: Employee Employer Relationships Explored By Surrealists
Fine Arts: Wellington Painters Join Hammond at City Gallery
Bon Jovi: Bonny Time Had In Christchurch


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LEAD STORY

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Key Speech: National Target Youth Crime Wave - National Party Leader John Key today announced policies to fight a growing youth crime wave and ensure young people get into education or training. In a speech in Auckland, he outlined National's Youth Plan "Last year, in my underclass speech I warned that New Zealand was seeing a dangerous drift toward social and economic separatism. Helen Clark denied the problem existed, yet nobody can deny its fruits, which are seen daily in the media. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00214.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00215.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Transtasman Buddies: Rudd's Indigenous Australia Commitment Commendable Says Turia - Maori Party Co-leader, Tariana Turia, has today recognised Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's promise to 'build a bridge ...to restore respect with indigenous Australia' as demonstrating the political leadership that tangata whenua will admire. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00211.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00213.htm


Kiwi Pride: Prime Minister Honoured By UN Environment Award - Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand's efforts to adapt to the global impact of climate change have been recognised with the United Nations Environment Programme "Champions of the Earth" award. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00210.htm


Race Relations: Maori Claim Home Of Treaty Of Waitangi - In a surprise announcement shortly before Waitangi Day, Maori academic David Rankin has indicated that his sub-tribe - Matarahurahu - is finalising a claim to have the Treaty grounds in Waitangi, including the historic Treaty House, returned to his people. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00201.htm


The Ice: Peters Of The Antarctic - Foreign Minister Winston Peters flies to Antarctica tomorrow for a three-day visit to New Zealand's research station, Scott Base. "...as the Minister responsible for Antarctica New Zealand, this trip allows me to see our research work first-hand as we approach the mid point of International Polar Year." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00205.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Technological Wizardry: Cook Strait Crossed By An Amphibious Vehicle - It was third time lucky for Sealegs this morning. After setting off from Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds at 7.23am Sealegs CEO David McKee-Wright powered the 6.1m Sealegs RIB onto the beach at Owhiro Bay at Wellington in 47minutes and said it was a "faultless crossing." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00274.htm


Prices: Any Old Iron? - Pacific Steel Group has advised customers it will be increasing the price of all its steel reinforcing and wire products by 12 per cent, effective from March 1. The price rise is due to a 25 per cent jump in the cost of scrap metal since Christmas. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00268.htm


Transport: Passenger Movements Reach Record High - Domestic passenger movements at Christchurch International Airport have reached a record high for the month of December, with an 11% increase on the same month last year. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00265.htm


Ideas: NZ's Dragon's Den 'Tastefully' Renamed Bear Baiting - Do you have a great business idea? Find out whether it's really a million dollar baby or just hot air in a suit. Bear Baiting is an event hosted by the University of Otago's Enterprise Office, in collaboration with the Upstart Business Incubator, KickStart More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00261.htm


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WORLD

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Happy Birthday: 50th Anniversary Of LEGO Building Bricks - The 50th birthday of the LEGO brick is in January 2008 and there is plenty to celebrate. Children all over the world have played with LEGO bricks for the past 50 years, and LEGO is still right at the top of many wish lists - just as it always has been. Industry and trade associations also recognize the LEGO success. Just before the turn of the millennium the LEGO brick was voted "Toy of the Century", one of the highest awards in the toy industry, by both Fortune Magazine in the US and the British Association of Toy Retailers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00288.htm


Mid East: Israel's Blockade Affects Gaza's Sick And Elderly - The seven-month ongoing Israeli blockade is taking an ever-more severe toll on the health system in the Gaza Strip. The one-off relaxation of the blockade this week to allow the delivery of fuel and some other humanitarian supplies, cannot meet the needs of 1.5 million Gazan population, especially the sick, injured and vulnerable. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00281.htm


Champions of the Earth: Environmental Leaders From Bangladesh To New Zealand To Receive UN Honours - The head of a leading South Asian environmental think tank and the Prime Minister of NZ are among those chosen as this year's Champions of the Earth by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for spearheading efforts to advance sustainable development. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00275.htm


Bali Forum: UN Official Urges Action Against Corruption - ''Corruption hurts us all, therefore fighting it is a shared responsibility - we all have a duty and the power to say 'no' to corruption,'' said the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio Maria Costa. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00280.htm


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COMMENT

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Dr. Ravindra Kumar: War And Peace In Relation To Religion - It was indeed a matter of pleasure to receive an invitation in 1999 from my Danish friend Niels Thomassen to speak before teachers, students and researchers of the South Denmark University on 'War and Peace in Relation to Religion'. I was keen to ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00241.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Foodie: Tickets on Sale for Bluff Oyster & Food Festival - Tickets for the 2008 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival, scheduled for Saturday 24 May, have gone on sale. Festival Chairman, John Edminstin made the announcement after the new Festival Committee had quickly put the major details for the event in place. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00189.htm


Theatre: Employee Employer Relationships Explored By Surrealists - The anti-dance crusaders return with a new surreal, black comedy that explores the ethics of employer - employee relationships. BabyshadS received critical and popular acclaim for their previous performances Watch This Space. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00245.htm


Fine Arts: Wellington Painters Join Hammond at City Gallery - Recent works by three Wellington artists play with traditional painting styles and conventions in a new exhibition at the Michael Hirshfeld Gallery, 2 February until 2 March. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00247.htm


Bon Jovi: Bonny Time Had In Christchurch - Capital C: Concerts has it's second sell out concert over the summer holiday period, firstly with a capacity audience in New Plymouth with Elton John in December and now the huge concert by American Super band Bon Jovi More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00239.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 29 January 2008

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