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Top Scoop Stories - 28 February 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 28 February 2008

LEAD STORY:

Human Rights: Fashion And Music Against People Trafficking

NZ POLITICS:

Health Action: Commissioner Appointed To Hawke's Bay DHB
Welfare: Homelessness In NZ - Read All About It
Health: Rotting Body Parts On Tobacco From Tomorrow

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Water: Drought Intensifies In Hawke's Bay
Trade: NZ Dollar Hits 0.815 US

WORLD:

United Nations: Middle East Peace Process Needs Changes
Avian Influenza: India's Control Of Bird Flu Outbreak Commended
Paradise At Risk: Issues Bedeviling The Caribbean
Island Hopping: Solomon Islands Government Sends Medical Students To Cuba

COMMENT:

Matt Renner: White House Email Users Could Have Erased Records
Public Address: Fun With Wikipedia

LIFESTYLE:

Arts Festival Review: Stephen De Pledge - Landscapes
Transport: Tandems Take Over the City
Kids: Children's Day Celebrated March 2


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LEAD STORY


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Human Rights: Fashion And Music Against People Trafficking - On March 27, top New Zealand designers, musicians and performers unite for Hands Up 2008: Stop the Traffik, to join the fight against one of the world's greatest injustices, the illegal trafficking of people. The event will be a spectacular fashion, music and performance event... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00312.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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Health Action: Commissioner Appointed To Hawke's Bay DHB - The Minister of Health, David Cunliffe has removed the Hawke's Bay District Health Board and appointed a Commissioner to run its affairs. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00449.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00450.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00451.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00460.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00112.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00111.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00113.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00109.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/health/5403.html
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/health/5420.html
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/health/5436.html


Welfare: Homelessness In NZ - Read All About It - The first definitive perspective on homelessness, a critical issue for New Zealand's social service agencies, has been released as an edition of Australian magazine, Parity. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00324.htm


Energy: Parker Gives Clean Coal The Burn - "There is a degree of wishful thinking and exaggeration around how close clean-coal technology really is. If the government was to apply the same brave assumptions to new technology renewables as are relied upon by some coal proponents we would be pilloried. A dose of reality is required." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00440.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00445.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00456.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00415.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00434.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/5435.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/5433.html


Health: Rotting Body Parts On Tobacco From Tomorrow - New graphic images on tobacco products in New Zealand bear the ugly truth of the effects of smoking, Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor said today. New regulations requiring graphic health warnings to appear on all tobacco packaging sold in New Zealand comes into force tomorrow. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00442.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00110.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/health/5422.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00167.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Water: Drought Intensifies In Hawke's Bay - Hawke's Bay Regional Council is placing an irrigation ban on the Tukipo River, a tributary of the Tukituki River, effective midnight tonight (Wednesday). Darryl Lew, Manager Regulation, says that consent holders are being contacted today and advised of this. More >> [1]

ALSO:


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00298.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00321.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00266.htm


Trade: NZ Dollar Hits 0.815 US - The rising New Zealand dollar and big spending by Government is causing huge financial losses for the industry and the country, says the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council's chief executive Owen Symmans. "It's an appalling situation for export-dependent industries such as ours." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00443.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00444.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00412.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/5404.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/5398.html


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WORLD


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United Nations: Middle East Peace Process Needs Changes - Robert H. Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process: ''Ordinary people understandably have little confidence that the political process is delivering,'' whether they live in the occupied Palestinian territory or in southern Israel. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00405.htm


Avian Influenza: India's Control Of Bird Flu Outbreak Commended - The recent, worst-ever outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Indian state of West Bengal seems to have been brought under control by the swift and comprehensive measures taken by the country's authorities. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00407.htm


Paradise At Risk: Issues Bedeviling The Caribbean - Tourists from across the globe seek out the Caribbean islands, attracted by sunlit beaches and deluxe hotels. However, recent developments brought about by civilian nuclear use has put the Caribbean's fragile natural environment at significant risk. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00406.htm


Island Hopping: Solomon Islands Government Sends Medical Students To Cuba - The Solomon Islands Government today sends 25 students to attend medical training in Cuba. Meanwhile 10 medical doctors from Cuba are expected to arrive in the country at the end of March. ''Cuba is topping the world in terms of access to health care.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00399.htm


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COMMENT


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Matt Renner: White House Email Users Could Have Erased Records - The testimony of current and former White House officials and the head of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) revealed a possible explanation for the loss of millions of White House email records. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00324.htm


Public Address: Fun With Wikipedia - The Standard is in its usual high state of excitement after discovering, via Wikipedia Scanner, that Bill English's Wikipedia entry was edited last year, by someone on a Parliamentary IP address, to remove information about the deputy Opposition leader Bill English's moral beliefs and family. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00327.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Arts Festival Review: Stephen De Pledge - Landscapes - Here was another new New Zealand work (let's say one "work" and twelve "pieces"), and here was an incredibly sensitive pianist to perform it. Stephen De Pledge, a New Zealander now established in the UK, is no showy virtuoso. Rather, he is a very precise communicator in both his playing and his stage presence - and a delight to watch. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00326.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/festival08.html


Transport: Tandems Take Over the City - In an operation coined 'Project Tandem', 40 staff from leading infrastructure design firm Maunsell hired all Auckland's available tandem bicycles and rode to Aotea Square in yesterday's annual Bike Wise Go By Bike Day event. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00309.htm


Charity: Celebrities Want Money To Go To The Dogs - Dozens of famous Kiwi faces are lending their support to the SPCA in a Charity Auction to raise funds for a new puppy shelter in Otago. The Otago SPCA needs $74,000 to build the new shelter. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00276.htm


Kids: Children's Day Celebrated March 2 - Next Saturday, much loved children's author Joy Cowley and celebrated actor and broadcaster Dame Kate Harcourt will join forces to launch New Zealand's National Children's Day. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00298.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00452.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00293.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00242.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00104.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00102.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 28 February 2008

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