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Top Scoop Stories - 11 March 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 11 March 2008

LEAD STORY:

Politics: Multimedia - PM'S Post Cabinet Presser 10 Mar. 2008

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Crime And Punishment: Vigorous Debate Likely At SST Conference
Syed Akbar Kamal: Rates Revolt in Auckland
Oddspot: Kiwi Party Offers 'No Mates' National Friendship
Politics: Wisdom Of Solomon Needed For Poananga-Fox Scrap
Neighbourliness: NZ to help rebuild Solomon Islands homes
Key Watch: Cullen Scans Scoop For Key Quotes
Holidays: Bunnings Workers Can Chill Out With Easter Bunny
International Relations: Hugo Chavez's Buddy To Speak In Christchurch

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Profit Forecasts? NZ Buys UK Weather
Employment: Demand for New Staff Remains Strong
Employment: Scoop Appoints Senior Account Manager
Regulation: Lepionka Wages War On Aspartame
Real Estate: Plane Crash Survivor Winner In Charity Auction
Unemployment: Two More "Feltex" Plants To Close

WORLD:

Common Dilemma: British PM Calls For Greener Commonwealth
Burma: UN Envoy Meets Pro-democracy Leader Again Before Wrapping Up Myanmar Visit
UN Envoy Holds Talks With Senior Myanmar Ministers
UN Burma Envoy Meets With Pro-democracy Leader
Mind Games: Another Worldwide Protest Against Scientology

COMMENT:

Uri Avnery: "Kill A Hundred Turks And Rest..."
Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman: Did Republicans give Hillary her victory in Ohio?
Dr. Ravindra Kumar: Morality - A Fundamental of Civilization
Sherwood Ross: A Little "PR" Advice For Senator Obama
Bill Quigley: Half of New Orleans's Poor Permanently Displaced
Jason Leopold: VA Official -- More Than 60,000 Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Diagnosed With PTSD

LIFESTYLE:

Sport: Coaches Get Financial Boost
Media: Don't Blame The Flame, Fire Service Tells Kiwis
Groovin': LA Mitchell 'Live at the Matterhorn'
Good Times: Scribe, Elemeno P And Vicky-Lee at Onewa
Music: Psychedelic Wellington Blues Moves North Shore
Writers Week: Writers Released Onto Streets
Touring Musos: Miriam Clancy Opens for Wilco

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LEAD STORY


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Politics: Multimedia - PM'S Post Cabinet Presser 10 Mar. 2008 - Video on Demand of NZ Prime Minister, Helen Clark's post Cabinet press conference for Parliamentary press gallery journalists held this afternoon. The cabinet readout was followed by Q&A a wide ranging variety of subjects including making NZ more innovative, electricity, Auckland airport, strategic assets in general, railway nationalisation, sustainability and the selection of Derek Fox as a Maori Party candidate. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00158.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00170.htm


Crime And Punishment: Vigorous Debate Likely At SST Conference - The Rethinking Crime and Punishment Project Leader, Kim Workman will headline the Sensible Sentencing Trusts Victim's Conference in Wellington, in April. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00098.htm


Syed Akbar Kamal: Rates Revolt in Auckland - A rates revolt campaign has been launched by a section of Auckland City Council residents spearheaded by Penny Bright. The dispute centres on the continuation of 'charitable payments' by the Council owned Metrowater. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00173.htm


Oddspot: Kiwi Party Offers 'No Mates' National Friendship - Observers of political history are aware that as the General Election date draws closer minor parties within our MMP environment come into their own, boosted by a concentrated media presence. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00099.htm


Politics: Wisdom Of Solomon Needed For Poananga-Fox Scrap - "A very constructive meeting was held with members of the Maori Party in Ikaroa Rawhiti tonight" said Professor Winiata. "We are humbled by the wisdom of the people" said Professor Winiata. "The people told us, 'this is fixable'". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00167.htm


Neighbourliness: NZ to help rebuild Solomon Islands homes - Thousands of homes damaged or destroyed by earthquake and tsunami in the Solomon Islands last April are to be rebuilt with help from New Zealand, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today. File Image: Solomon Islands by Jason Dorday. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00154.htm


Key Watch: Cullen Scans Scoop For Key Quotes - Less than a week after John Key forgot that he had set a deadline for Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Bill English has now been caught forgetting that his leader has set a Crown debt target of 25 per cent of GDP. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00216.htm


Holidays: Bunnings Workers Can Chill Out With Easter Bunny - A u-turn by Bunnings means its giant warehouses will not be open on Easter Sunday, says the Bunnings workers' union, the National Distribution Union. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00160.htm


International Relations: Hugo Chavez's Buddy To Speak In Christchurch - Venezuela's Charge d'Affairs Nelson Davila, a close ally of President Hugo Chávez, will give two public speeches in Christchurch on March 16 and 17. He will be discussing the formation of the five-million strong United Socialist Party of Venezuela. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00082.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Profit Forecasts? NZ Buys UK Weather - New Zealand's public weather forecaster, MetService, has taken a 50% stake in a private UK forecasting company Weather Commerce with a view to a complete buy-out in three years. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00021.htm


Employment: Demand for New Staff Remains Strong - The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today shows that whilst the employment prospects for New Zealand's job seekers remain positive, the Net Employment Outlook for the upcoming quarter is below the long-term average. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00168.htm


Employment: Scoop Appoints Senior Account Manager - Scoop Media, publishers of Scoop.co.nz and commercial partners of Publicaddress.net have appointed Chloe Thomsen to the newly created role of Senior Account Manager - Advertising. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00157.htm


Regulation: Lepionka Wages War On Aspartame - Phoenix Organics' CEO Stefan Lepionka has called on Food Safety Minister Lianne Dalziel and Health Minister David Cunliffe to scrap the Voluntary Schools Beverage Statement. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00151.htm


Real Estate: Plane Crash Survivor Winner In Charity Auction - Eight months after he nearly died in a plane crash, Nicholas Eagleson bravely looked to a brighter future yesterday - successful bidding with his fiance' Karen Forsyth for the Free Home for Hospice auctioned in Orewa by Harcourts. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00143.htm


Unemployment: Two More "Feltex" Plants To Close - "Workers, families and the two small communities of Foxton and Feilding will be devastated by today's announcement that their former-Feltex plants, now owned by Godfrey Hirst, are being closed," said Robert Reid, President of the National Distribution Union. The announcement was made to workers by Godfrey Hirst management at 4.00 pm today. Around 160 workers will be affected by the two closures. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00079.htm


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WORLD


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Common Dilemma: British PM Calls For Greener Commonwealth - "Commonwealth States share the same dilemma. We need to find a way to grow and develop our economies without destabilising the climate and destroying the foundations that underpin our growth, stability and development." -- Gordon Brown, British PM More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00104.htm


Burma: UN Envoy Meets Pro-democracy Leader Again Before Wrapping Up Myanmar Visit - The Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Myanmar has concluded his latest mission to spur democratic change in the SE Asian nation, meeting today for the second time during his visit with detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00101.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00100.htm


Mind Games: Another Worldwide Protest Against Scientology - As Project Chanology continues, thousands of people worldwide will stage a protest on March 15th against the Church of Scientology's corruption, and abuse of its members and critics. A number of former Scientology members who had previously been afraid to give their own testimonies for fear of retribution from church officials have joined the movement. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00099.htm


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COMMENT


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Uri Avnery: "Kill A Hundred Turks And Rest..." - I WAS reminded this week of the old tale about a Jewish mother taking leave of her son, who has been called up to serve in the Czar's army against the Turks. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00149.htm


Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman: Did Republicans give Hillary her victory in Ohio? - Hilary Clinton's larger-than-expected victory in Ohio may have been won with votes from Republicans, and from independents who usually vote Republican. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00160.htm


Dr. Ravindra Kumar: Morality - A Fundamental of Civilization - A review of thousands of years of human history, in which various civilizations raised their flags in different parts of the globe, from time to time, confirms the fact that morality always remained established in human society in both forms, direct ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00147.htm


Sherwood Ross: A Little "PR" Advice For Senator Obama - If Senator Obama spends his time between now and the Pennsylvania primary April 22 attacking Senator Clinton he will have focused on the wrong target. Public Enemy No. 1 in America today is George Bush, not Hillary Clinton. When there's a Mafioso ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00152.htm


Bill Quigley: Half of New Orleans's Poor Permanently Displaced - Government reports confirm that half of the working poor, elderly and disabled who lived in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina have not returned. Because of critical shortages in low-cost housing, few now expect tens of thousands of poor and working ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00126.htm


Jason Leopold: VA Official -- More Than 60,000 Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Diagnosed With PTSD - Jonathan Schulze was awarded two Purple Hearts in 2005 after a lengthy tour of duty in Iraq. But the Marine veteran couldn't escape the war inside his head. Drugs and alcohol temporarily numbed his pain. Yet the guilt he carried around with him having ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00119.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Sport: Coaches Get Financial Boost - SPARC has invested over $600,000 into some of New Zealand's top coaches through Coach Performance Enhancement Grants (CPEGs) - almost twice the amount invested in this programme during 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00098.htm


Media: Don't Blame The Flame, Fire Service Tells Kiwis - Firefighters say thousands of house fires in New Zealand every year could be prevented if people took more care around their homes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00104.htm


Groovin': LA Mitchell 'Live at the Matterhorn' - Since the colossal success of Fat Freddy's Drop's 'Live at the Matterhorn' critics and fans have been awaiting another quality production from the Matterhorn assembly. The wait is now over...More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00100.htm


Good Times: Scribe, Elemeno P And Vicky-Lee at Onewa - Around 2,500 of North Shore City's youngest folk turned up to see Scribe and local legends Elemeno P in action at Onewa Domain on Sunday afternoon. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00088.htm


Music: Psychedelic Wellington Blues Moves North Shore - Close to 1,000 folk turned up to hear Wellington's psychedelic blues four-piece Little Bushman at North Shore City's Onepoto Domain on Saturday afternoon. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00087.htm


Writers Week: Writers Released Onto Streets - Once Upon a Deadline is the world's first wireless writing marathon. Watch as six New Zealand writers take to the streets. In the course of a single day they will each visit six locations, and by the end of the day have created a story of no more than 1200 words inspired by their adventures. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00064.htm


Touring Musos: Miriam Clancy Opens for Wilco - Recently returned from a successful expedition to the U.S, Silver Scroll nominee Miriam Clancy is chosen to play support for double Grammy winning US band Wilco on their NZ shows at the end of the month. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00084.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 11 March 2008

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