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Top Scoop Stories - 13 March 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 13 March 2008

LEAD STORY:

AIAL Offer Closing: Auckland Council Votes Against Airport Bid

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 13 March 2008
Afghanistan Blasphemy Shocker: Dunne Urges NZ Govt Pressure
Health: Minister Intervenes To Help Baby Teyah
TV3 Video: Even More Retiring MPs Set For Overseas Excursions

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Technology: Orcon Launches Unbundled Service
Digital Media: Freeview DTT HD Service Name Announced
E-Govt: Upgraded Government Services Website Launched
Statistics: Labour Productivity Growth Subdued Since 2000
Technology: NZ Forensic Imagers In Plan To Raid The Other Lost Ark
Internet/Law: NZ Police Act 'Wiki' Leads To Widespread Overseas Interest

LIFESTYLE:

Music Tourism: Dizzee Rascal To Headline MTV Mile High Gig
TV# Video: Kiss Rocking Their Way Down Under

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LEAD STORY


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AIAL Offer Closing: Auckland Council Votes Against Airport Bid - Auckland City Council today decided to vote against the bid made by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to purchase a 40 per cent stake in Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL). The council had already voted against selling its 12.75 per cent shareholding in the airport at its meeting on 28 February 2008 as per the council's Auckland Airport shares policy. More >> [1]

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OTHER AIRPORTS:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00061.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00202.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00180.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00087.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00070.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/5903.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00138.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00143.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00126.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00139.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00230.htm


Afghanistan Blasphemy Shocker: Dunne Urges NZ Govt Pressure - UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne is calling for the Prime Minister to meet urgently with the Afghani Ambassador over the impending execution of student Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh in Afghanistan. More >> [1]

ALSO:

RELATED:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00114.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00369.htm


Health: Minister Intervenes To Help Baby Teyah - Mr Cunliffe who was moved by the stories in the Bay of Plenty Times, has today made inquires and ascertained that there is no legal or bureaucratic impediment to baby Teyah receiving a transplant from her 18 year old mother or any suitable donor. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00221.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00119.htm


TV3 Video: Even More Retiring MPs Set For Overseas Excursions - The list of soon to be ex-MPs going on taxpayer-funded flight swansongs just keeps growing. This morning's names were Dover Samuels and Nandor Tanczos - now 3 News can add National MP Mark Blumsky who is scheduled to head to Europe. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/5891.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00118.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Technology: Orcon Launches Unbundled Service - Orcon is the first telecommunications provider to introduce new phone and internet plans following the Government's decision to 'unbundle' the local loop, the copper wires that link homes to their neighbourhood exchanges. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00223.htm


Digital Media: Freeview DTT HD Service Name Announced - Freeview, the digital television and radio platform, today announced the name and unveiled the logo (below) of its new HD capable digital terrestrial service. It will be known as the Freeview|HDTM service. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00215.htm


E-Govt: Upgraded Government Services Website Launched - newzealand.govt.nz has been providing a gateway to central, regional and local government information, services and resources for five years. It has now been remodelled making it easier to search, more up to date and easier to access and use. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00121.htm


Statistics: Labour Productivity Growth Subdued Since 2000 - Labour productivity grew 0.5 percent in the year ending March 2007. There has been subdued growth in labour productivity since 2000, averaging 1.1 percent annually. Labour input has grown at a record rate of 2.2 percent annually since 2000, while growth in output (real GDP) averaged 3.3 percent. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00216.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00122.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00218.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00217.htm


Technology: NZ Forensic Imagers In Plan To Raid The Other Lost Ark - Global Intelligence Solutions Ltd, a NZ-based company, has been invited by Professor Taylor from the USA to be part of a team of experts to analyse imagery that may indicate the presence of an anomaly that could turn out to be, Noah's Ark! More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00027.htm


Internet/Law: NZ Police Act 'Wiki' Leads To Widespread Overseas Interest - When the New Zealand Police decided to use a "wiki" to collect ideas for the rewriting of their own Act, they had little idea that it would lead to worldwide interest and the decision by several countries and agencies, like the US Department of Homeland Security, to look at doing exactly the same thing. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00115.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Music Tourism: Dizzee Rascal To Headline MTV Mile High Gig - UK hip-hop sensation DIZZEE RASCAL will be headlining the MTV Mile High Gig 2008, in association with Air New Zealand. This unique themed flight will also see New Zealand's own SCRIBE performing at 37,000 feet en route to the MTV Australia Awards 2008. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00134.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00135.htm


TV# Video: Kiss Rocking Their Way Down Under - Rock Band Kiss have blasted the current crop of rock stars, after arriving for their eighth tour of Australia. Wearing full stage make-up and regalia, Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons told reporters that rock and roll is in a pathetic state. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/entertainment/5904.html


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 13 March 2008

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