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Top Scoop Stories - 15 February 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 15 February 2008

LEAD STORY:

Scoop At Webstock: Russell Brown On The State of Online Media In New Zealand

NZ POLITICS:

Marine Environment: By Posiedon Those Guidelines Look Loose
Graffiti: Plan For 'Tagging' Crime, Ban On Under-18 Spraycan Sales
Immigration: UN Representative Verbally Roasts NZ Legislation
Prisons: Rimutaka Corruption Only Of Non-Systemic Kind

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Disasters: Recovering From A Sticky One
Down On T' Farm: Pedersen Tries To Scare off DOC

WORLD:

United Nations: Temporary Relocation Of UN Mission From Eritrea Has Begun
On The Job: Protection Of Domestic Workers, ITUC Supports Proposed ILO Convention
UNICEF: 90,000 Somali Children Could Die Without Increased Support

COMMENT:

David Swanson: Democrats Pass Contempt, Republicans Leave The Room
Scoop Images: Graffiti Around The World
Martin LeFevre: Campaign, Movement, Or Revolution?

LIFESTYLE:

Theatre: Watch Rich Kids Go Mad In Reagan's America
Silliness: Pirates Found By Imperial Army In Island Bay


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LEAD STORY


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Scoop At Webstock: Russell Brown On The State of Online Media In New Zealand - [video + images] Media commentator, Scoop Media Network partner, PublicAddress.net [1] publisher and self-confessed "blutter" Russell Brown opened the final day of Webstock this morning with a provocative address on the state of web media in New Zealand. (Video supplied and served by Webstock web-videographers http://www.r2.co.nz [2] .) More >> [3]

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SEE ALSO:

[1] - http://PublicAddress.net
[2] - http://www.r2.co.nz
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00163.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/anz.html
[5] - http://www.webstock.org.nz


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NZ POLITICS


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Marine Environment: By Posiedon Those Guidelines Look Loose - New Government guidelines issued today are a step backward in protecting the marine environment, Forest & Bird says. Forest & Bird Conservation Advocate Kirstie Knowles says the new guidelines weaken protection of New Zealand's marine environment. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00174.htm


Graffiti: Plan For 'Tagging' Crime, Ban On Under-18 Spraycan Sales - Prime Minister Helen Clark and Police and Justice Minister Annette King announced today a government crackdown on tagging and other forms of graffiti vandalism... "Tagging is a destructive crime and represents an invasion of private and public property." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00228.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00155.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00230.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00231.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00241.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00157.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00158.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00159.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00160.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00164.htm


Immigration: UN Representative Verbally Roasts NZ Legislation - Concern about how New Zealand was balancing security concerns vs humanitarian ones was raised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regional representative today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00158.htm


Prisons: Rimutaka Corruption Only Of Non-Systemic Kind - The PSA welcomes the thorough and independent investigation into allegations of corruption at Rimutaka Prison. "We are pleased that the investigation has shown that there is no systemic corruption at Rimutaka," says PSA National Secretary, Richard Wagstaff. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00205.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00215.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00218.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Disasters: Recovering From A Sticky One - Community response and recovery from disasters is the subject of a presentation at Massey's Wellington campus tomorrow as the final instalment of the week-long Emergency Management Summer Institute hosted by Joint Centre for Disaster Research - School of Psychology and GNS Science. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0802/S00031.htm


Down On T' Farm: Pedersen Tries To Scare off DOC - If the Department of Conservation stopped fighting farmers and councils and concentrated on their own estates they could save millions overnight and reduce their overspending substantially, said president of Federated Farmers Charlie Pedersen. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00232.htm


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WORLD


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United Nations: Temporary Relocation Of UN Mission From Eritrea Has Begun - The UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea has begun temporary relocating personnel and equipment from Eritrea to sites on the Ethiopian side of the border because of fuel restrictions imposed by the Government in Asmara. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00169.htm


On The Job: Protection Of Domestic Workers, ITUC Supports Proposed ILO Convention - Domestic workers remain confined within an invisible and very poorly protected segment of the labour market. Although a vital link in the economic chain, they are often deprived of their basic rights and confronted with exploitation and ill-treatment. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00164.htm


UNICEF: 90,000 Somali Children Could Die Without Increased Support - About 90,000 children in war-ravaged Somalia could die in the next few months without immediate supplementary nutrition and therapeutic feeding, an official with UNICEF said today, calling for stepped-up international support. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00170.htm


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COMMENT


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David Swanson: Democrats Pass Contempt, Republicans Leave The Room - Wexler: No one is immune from the rule of law: Miers, Bolten, Bush, and Cheney! Not since Watergate has a prez so openly disregarded the will of Congress. The power of the Congressional subpoena safeguards our liberty. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00165.htm


Scoop Images: Graffiti Around The World - During his recent holiday, Scoop's Lyndon Hood had the foresight to take some holiday snaps of local graffiti. Photos from Wylam, Brussels, Lisbon and Singapore. Lack of such photos from Leeds, Newcastle, Southern Norway and Venice suggests the street art in those places was either too mundane to bother with or mostly absent. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00164.htm


Martin LeFevre: Campaign, Movement, Or Revolution? - The presidential race in America grows more exciting by the week, at least on the Democratic side. The question is: Does all this excitement spell real change, or does it confirm that hope springs infernal? Truly, as Charles Dickens wrote, it is "the best of times, the worst of times, the season of light, the season of darkness, the spring of hope, the winter of despair." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00162.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Theatre: Watch Rich Kids Go Mad In Reagan's America - This is our youth is a fast paced modern comedy about the waste of rich bored youth in Reagan Era America - 3 teens in 1 room for 48 hours with $15000 and 0 scruples! More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00168.htm


Silliness: Pirates Found By Imperial Army In Island Bay - Alf's Imperial Army Central Command Intelligence section has determined the existence of a large nest of Pirates in the Wellington suburb of Island Bay, believed to operating under the cover of the innocuous-sounding "Island Bay Community Centre". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00170.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 15 February 2008

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