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Top Scoop Stories - 14 February 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 14 February 2008

LEAD STORY:

Defence News: Coalition Reports On Cluster Bomb Scourge

NZ POLITICS:

Questions for Oral Answer - 14 February 2008
Questions and Answers - 13 February 2008
Public Service: Brady "Slurs" Bureaucrats On Corruption
Politics: What's The Real Story On Hobsonville John Key?
Political Shock! Katherine Rich to stand down at election
Sport/Politics: Locke Says Olympic Officials Must Lift Muzzle On Athletes
Health: Hospitals Unacceptably Unsafe, Says Commissioner

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Scientific Research: Stutterers Not Anxious...Yet

WORLD:

Burma: Arrest Of Tin Oo, Aung San Suu Kyi's Deputy, Extended
Condoleezza Rice: What We Need Next In Iraq
No Laughing Matter: Arrests Foil Plot To Assassinate Danish Cartoonist

COMMENT:

Glen Ford: Towards a Reconstruction of the Freedom Movement
Scott Galindez: Stay Positive, Let Voters Decide
Naing Ko Ko: Burma Junta Deserves A Universal Arms-Embargo
Syed Atiq Ul Hassan: 'Apology Day' Or A True 'Australia Day'

LIFESTYLE:

Valentines: New Book Of Kiwi Peoms Quite A Handful
Fashion: Clothing Sizes Adjust For Real Bodies
Begorrah! St. Patrick's Musical Celebration
Kiwi Pride: Jonah Lomu To Cut Te Papa's Giant Lamington
Oddness: Physics Room Channels Video Art Founder


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LEAD STORY


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Defence News: Coalition Reports On Cluster Bomb Scourge - Video Release by NZ Cluster Bomb Coalition - (Scoop text intro) Wellington is gearing up for an important international conference that intends to bring the world substantially closer to a new treaty on cluster munitions. This conference takes place Feb 18-22. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00112.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00139.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00203.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00204.htm


Public Service: Brady "Slurs" Bureaucrats On Corruption - UnitedFuture leader and Ohariu-Belmont MP Peter Dunne says comments by the Auditor-General that he has a "gut feeling" corruption in the public sector "may" be on the rise is a slur on the integrity of all public servants, unbefitting his office. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00194.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00162.htm


Politics: What's The Real Story On Hobsonville John Key? - National Leader John Key has been caught out misleading New Zealanders on his opposition to the major housing development at Hobsonville in his electorate, in which a third of homes are reserved for affordable housing. More >> [1]

2006 FLASHBACK:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00182.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00216.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00077.htm


Political Shock! Katherine Rich to stand down at election - National MP Katherine Rich today announced that she was standing down from Parliament at the next election. "Over the summer I had a chance to think about the future for my children and my family and concluded that it's time to move on to face new challenges. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00177.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00167.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00171.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00177.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0802/S00028.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0802/S00024.htm


Sport/Politics: Locke Says Olympic Officials Must Lift Muzzle On Athletes - Green Party Sports Spokesperson Keith Locke has written to the New Zealand Olympic Committee asking it amend its contract with Olympic team members and guarantee their right to free speech while in China. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00173.htm


Health: Hospitals Unacceptably Unsafe, Says Commissioner - The Health and Disability Commissioner has told Parliament that New Zealand's hospitals are unacceptably unsafe, and that the health sector lacks national leadership, says National's Associate Health spokesman, Jonathan Coleman. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00180.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00186.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00187.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00197.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00044.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0801/S00061.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Scientific Research: Stutterers Not Anxious...Yet - University of Canterbury research is challenging the notion that stuttering in children could be linked to personal anxiety. Bianca Phaal, a masters student, has just completed a study looking at the anxiety levels of a group of three and four-year-olds. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0802/S00025.htm


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WORLD


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Burma: Arrest Of Tin Oo, Aung San Suu Kyi's Deputy, Extended - Yesterday Burma's junta extended the house arrest of Tin Oo, the deputy leader of Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party. According to a reliable source in Rangoon, Tin Oo has had his arrest warrant extended for another year. Tin Oo and Aung San Suu Kyi were arrested in May 2003. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00156.htm


Condoleezza Rice: What We Need Next In Iraq - "The Iraqi army and police are taking the lead in providing security over much of the country. Iraq is building relationships with other nations in the Middle East. The Iraqi people want to meet their own needs and control their own destiny." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00151.htm


No Laughing Matter: Arrests Foil Plot To Assassinate Danish Cartoonist - "The murder plot is part of a world wide campaign to limit the right to free speech, and among them the UN Human Rights Council that passed a resolution calling for the criminalization of cartoons like the one made by Westergaard. This is a disgrace." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00152.htm


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COMMENT


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Glen Ford: Towards a Reconstruction of the Freedom Movement - Before we can build a movement for justice, we must relearn how to describe the world as it is, to define in clear language the new circumstances we are attempting to create. Much of Black America has lost the language of true social change. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00154.htm


Scott Galindez: Stay Positive, Let Voters Decide - Democrats have a golden opportunity to capture the White House and increase their majorities in Congress. They have to be careful though; the closeness of the race for the nomination has created several minefields that need to be avoided. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00155.htm


Naing Ko Ko: Burma Junta Deserves A Universal Arms-Embargo - Respected peaceful monks became corpses killed by ammunition produced in China. Rangoon's clammy sky changed to black and gray by tear-gas grenades that also came from China. Burmese soldiers use Chinese-made helmets, uniforms, boots, bayonets, also munitions, tanks, small-arms, artillery, surface to surface missiles, surface to air missiles, jet-fighters, naval-vessels. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00147.htm


Syed Atiq Ul Hassan: 'Apology Day' Or A True 'Australia Day' - Indigenous Australians see 'Australia Day' as foundation day of the demolition of their culture. Saying sorry to the indigenous Australian, PM Kevin Rudd has also delivered a message to every Australian - a message of openness, acceptance and respect for everyone. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00151.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Valentines: New Book Of Kiwi Peoms Quite A Handful - Kiwi Poets speak out about sex in a new anthology, A Good Handful: Great New Zealand Poems About Sex, published for Valentine's Day by Auckland University Press. Pulling together A Good Handful, editor Stu Bagby found New Zealanders are nowhere near as taciturn or retiring as stereotypes would have us. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00160.htm


Fashion: Clothing Sizes Adjust For Real Bodies - The angst that comes with the annual jeans hunt is not simply down to excessively picky females. Researchers at AUT University have identified an international shift among clothing manufacturers toward the use of new sizing techniques based on body shape to combat ill-fitting garments. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0802/S00024.htm


Begorrah! St. Patrick's Musical Celebration - With a combination of a full symphony orchestra, a celebrated Irish tenor and champion Irish dancers, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's When Irish Eyes Are Smiling concert will be one big musical St. Patrick's celebration. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00159.htm


Kiwi Pride: Jonah Lomu To Cut Te Papa's Giant Lamington - Rugby legend Jonah Lomu will cut Te Papa's lamington birthday cake on Saturday 16 February. Mr Lomu, who features in Te Papa's Golden Days and Tangata o le Moana exhibitions, will be assisted by ten children. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00154.htm


Oddness: Physics Room Channels Video Art Founder - Séance for Nam June Paik will present new works to channel the 'father of video art' and has been curated by Daniel Agnihotri-Clark to be presented as part of Tending Networks. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00148.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 14 February 2008

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