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Top Scoop Stories - 07 March 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 07 March 2008

LEAD STORY:

Electoral Finance Bill: English Has Problem With New Chris Knox CD

NZ POLITICS:

Justice: Victims Want Curbs On Released Offenders
Legal Issues: Perry Mason Unlikely To Be Tempted By Legal Aid Funding

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Potato Watch: Group Launches World's First Chip Shop Standards

WORLD:

International Poll: Large Majorities In All Countries Favor Equal Rights for Women
FARC That! Arms Dealer Accused of Selling Surface-To-Air Missiles To FARC
Israel: Human Rights Organizations Petition the Supreme Court Over Detainees' Rights
Africa: Early Recovery Of Nature Tourism Crucial In Kenya

LIFESTYLE:

Literature: Flash Judge To Deliver Flash As Prize
Howzat: Free To Air Cricket
Cancer Appeal: Petra Hancock - CCF Face Of Appeal 2008


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LEAD STORY


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Electoral Finance Bill: English Has Problem With New Chris Knox CD - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says Labour has blatantly broken its own rules on providing home addresses on election advertising after describing National's concerns about the issue as 'paranoid'. Mr English says National has obtained a Labour CD being distributed in Wellington this week. As campaign material, it features an authorisation, but it breaks Labour's new laws because no home address is given. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00105.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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Justice: Victims Want Curbs On Released Offenders - The son of murdered school teacher Lois Dear is supporting Rita Croskery's call for electronically monitoring offenders such as Bailey Junior Kurariki. Kevin McNeil said it victims should have an automatic right and a say into the conditions offenders are released under. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00061.htm


Legal Issues: Perry Mason Unlikely To Be Tempted By Legal Aid Funding - Auckland barrister Charl Hirschfeld, the second highest-paid legal aid barrister in New Zealand, is currently embroiled in a row with the Legal Services Agency over lack of funding for a terror case. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00066.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Potato Watch: Group Launches World's First Chip Shop Standards - The Chip Group has achieved a world first with the launch of a set of industry standards aimed at helping independent chip shop operators to make takeaway chips healthier. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/health/5655.html


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WORLD


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International Poll: Large Majorities In All Countries Favor Equal Rights for Women - According to a new poll of 16 nations there is a widespread consensus that it is important for "women to have full equality of rights" and most say it is very important. This is true in Muslim countries as well as Western countries. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00088.htm


FARC That! Arms Dealer Accused of Selling Surface-To-Air Missiles To FARC - "Viktor Bout and Andrew Smulian agreed to arm terrorists with high-powered weapons that have fueled some of the most violent conflicts in recent memory,'' said U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia. ''Today, they face charges in the United States". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00087.htm


Israel: Human Rights Organizations Petition the Supreme Court Over Detainees' Rights - Israeli Human Rights organizations petition the Supreme Court to nullify a law that blatantly violates detainees' rights. The law, legislated in 2006 as a temporary order, allows for arrest of suspects for long periods without any judicial oversight. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00086.htm


Africa: Early Recovery Of Nature Tourism Crucial In Kenya - Nature tourism in Kenya, which plummeted some 90 per cent during the recent post-election violence, can play a key role in restoring the east African country's stability, economy and biodiversity, the UN environment chief said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00077.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Literature: Flash Judge To Deliver Flash As Prize - The $65,000 Prize in Modern Letters will be announced on Saturday 15 March The judge of this year's prize, New York literary editor Brigid Hughes (The Paris Review, A Public Space), will present the cheque to the winner in Wellington. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00064.htm


Howzat: Free To Air Cricket - Stratos Television will screen live, nationwide coverage of the Second And Third Cricket Tests between the New Zealand BlackCaps and England, in association with Sky Television. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00066.htm


Cancer Appeal: Petra Hancock - CCF Face Of Appeal 2008 - Includes Video: Petra Hancock has 376 colourful beads on her necklace. Each individual bead represents a different procedure on her cancer treatment path and together they serve to tell her unique story of courage and bravery. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00029.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00027.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00026.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00025.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 07 March 2008

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