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Top Scoop Stories - 05 February 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 05 February 2008

LEAD STORY:

Transgression: Taito Pleads Guilty... To Building Offence

NZ POLITICS:

Foreshore: Ngâti Porou Rights Recognised
Trade: Goff welcomes US decision to negotiate with the P4
Health: MP Diagnosed With Cancer Stresses Need For Check-Ups
Waitangi Day: Mostly Sunny For Nation's Day of Harmony
Political Telly: US Super Tuesday on Triangle and Stratos

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Kiwi Pride: New Zealand Voted Top Country Again
Employment: Kate Marsden joins Export New Zealand

WORLD:

Nicaragua: The Second Coming Of Daniel Ortega
United Nations: UN Launches Global Effort To Predict Climatic Changes
United Nations: Ban Ki-Moon Urges Peaceful Settlement In Chad

COMMENT:

UQ Wire: Hence & Widows Open Letter To 911 Commissioners
Stateside With Rosalea: California Campaign 2
U.S. Primaries: Scott Galindez's Super Tuesday Preview
Sherwood Ross: Doubts That Israeli Air Strike Hit Syrian Nuclear Complex
Martin LeFevre: What Is Illumination?

LIFESTYLE:

Sevens Fans Wrap Up: Scoop Captures Everybody (Probably)
NZ History: Stories of WWII Sappers to Be Added to Turnbull
Cycling: Fast Eddie Proves He Has What It Takes


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LEAD STORY


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Transgression: Taito Pleads Guilty... To Building Offence - Fines and costs of more than $31,000 for illegal building work on a Papatoetoe house are a serious reminder that owners and builders must get council consent, says Manukau City Council. The fines follow T P Field Developments Limited, Taito Phillip Field and Afano Tosoni pleading guilty yesterday at Manukau District Court to offences under the Building Act. There were two charges against each party for carrying out building work without consent. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00055.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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Foreshore: Ngâti Porou Rights Recognised - "Today's signing of the Heads of Agreement to recognise the mana of ngâ hapû o Ngâti Porou in relation to the foreshore and seabed in their rohe, is welcomed as an important step forward," says Minister of Mâori Affairs, Parekura Horomia. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00047.htm


Trade: Goff welcomes US decision to negotiate with the P4 - Trade Minister Phil Goff has welcomed a United States decision to join negotiations on financial services and investment with four countries including New Zealand. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00044.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00057.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00057.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00050.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00048.htm


Health: MP Diagnosed With Cancer Stresses Need For Check-Ups - Luamanuvao Winnie Laban advised today that following a regular mammogram late last year, she was diagnosed with treatable breast cancer. "I started chemotherapy before Christmas and after three cycles I am feeling," she said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00042.htm


Waitangi Day: Mostly Sunny For Nation's Day of Harmony - The forecast for Waitangi Day is for mostly fine weather. However, MetService meteorologists expect strong southeast winds and a few showers for northeastern parts of the country. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0802/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00036.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00288.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00227.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00001.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00287.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00005.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00016.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00245.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00034.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00050.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00290.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00241.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00008.htm


Political Telly: US Super Tuesday on Triangle and Stratos - On Wednesday February 6, Stratos Television (nationwide) and Triangle Television's Auckland and Wellington stations will broadcast coverage of the US Primaries' Super Tuesday via a live feed from Al Jazeera English. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00028.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Kiwi Pride: New Zealand Voted Top Country Again - For the second year running, New Zealand has been voted the Top Country by readers of the UK-based travel publication Wanderlust. Nearly 3,000 travellers voted in the annual awards, which are based on customer satisfaction. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00045.htm


Employment: Kate Marsden joins Export New Zealand - Kate Marsden has joined Export New Zealand as Regional Manager, Auckland and National Events Co-ordinator. Along with able administering to the Auckland Region, Kate will be responsible for designing and implementing new events for exporters. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00036.htm


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WORLD


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Nicaragua: The Second Coming Of Daniel Ortega - There will doubtless be many more battles between the AN's anti-Ortega opposition, and the president, in what has to be seen as another intense installment in what has to be seeen as ''The Second Coming of Daniel Ortega.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00044.htm


United Nations: UN Launches Global Effort To Predict Climatic Changes - The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today kicked off a drive to improve the ability to forecast changes in climate and cope with extreme weather patterns, such as desertification and drought. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00038.htm


United Nations: Ban Ki-Moon Urges Peaceful Settlement In Chad - Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern at the deteriorating security situation inside Chad, where fierce fighting has resumed between Government forces and opposition groups, and called on the parties to settle their differences peacefully. Mr. Ban "deplores any action that could worsen the already grave humanitarian situation, especially in eastern Chad. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00025.htm


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COMMENT


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UQ Wire: Hence & Widows Open Letter To 911 Commissioners - Many years after the Warren Commission issued its own final report, the Permanent Select Committee on Assassinations concluded there was a wider conspiracy behind the killing of JFK. Let's hope it we don't have to wait as long for a new investigation of 9/11 and let's hope we don't get yet another unsatisfactory and incomplete finding More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00047.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: California Campaign 2 - On TV later in the evening, a woman active in social justice issues in the Bay Area was a guest commentator on This Week in Northern California and she pointed out that some African-Americans are participating in prayer circles for Obama, praying that he doesn't get assassinated. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00046.htm


U.S. Primaries: Scott Galindez's Super Tuesday Preview - Obama's lead over Clinton in California grew by two points, with 46 percent saying they would support him, compared to 40 percent for Clinton. Obama had a 4-point lead over Clinton among white voters, with 45 percent of their support to her 41 percent. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00045.htm


Sherwood Ross: Doubts That Israeli Air Strike Hit Syrian Nuclear Complex - Asked about the Israeli attack, Syrian Vice-President Faruq al-Shara told Hersh, ''Israel bombed to restore its credibility, and their objective is for us to keep talking about it. And by answering your questions I serve that objective.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00035.htm


Martin LeFevre: What Is Illumination? - Illumination occurs when attention remains relatively constant, so that the material of the past does not leach back into the spaces of the mind. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00030.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Sevens Fans Wrap Up: Scoop Captures Everybody (Probably) - Last Friday afternoon Scoop's special paparazzi team went to stalk the stars of the Wellington Seven's - namely the fans. It has been calculated by the Scoop office that if you don't appear on Scoop you probably weren't there. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00041.htm


NZ History: Stories of WWII Sappers to Be Added to Turnbull - When World War II was declared in 1939, a young red-headed mining engineer, Peter Hamilton rushed to enlist and, as a young 2NZDiv sapper officer, he left New Zealand with the 2nd Echelon in early 1940. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00048.htm


Cycling: Fast Eddie Proves He Has What It Takes - 04 February 2008 Southland: Southland cycling star Edward (Eddie) Dawkins is still only 18, but he can lay claim to being New Zealand's fastest cyclist at any level for the one kilometre time trial. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00021.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 05 February 2008

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