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Top Scoop Stories - 18 March 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 18 March 2008

LEAD STORY:

Money: Stuff Up In Crown Accounts + Dunne backs Inland Revenue + SSC: Statement on Error in the Crown Accounts + Revised Financial Statements

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Scoop Multimedia: Prime Minister's Post Cabinet Presser 17 Mar. 2008
Learnin': Oi... Media! Leave Those Teachers Alone Says Union
Race Relations: Dunne Accuses Maori Voters Of Holding NZ To Ransom
Health Policy: Report Into Conflicts Of Interest At HBDHB
Politics: Young Pretender Challenges Aging Dinosaur

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Science: IRL Scientist's Cranberry Paper On "Most-Cited" Research Papers List
Our Daily Bread: Common Loaf To Get More Bite
Ho Ho Ho: Calling All Chilled Out Laugh A Minute Workplaces

WORLD:

Tibet: Ban Ki-moon Urges Restraint By Authorities Amid Reported Violence, Deaths
Burma: Assembly President Meets With Myanmar Envoy, Calls For National Reconciliation
Kosovo: Ban Ki-Moon Deplores Attacks On UN Mission

LIFESTYLE:

Easter: A Message From The Archbishops
Debauchery: 'Brilliantly Decadent' Opera On Way To Auckland
Serenity: NZ Hosts the World Fly Fishing Championships


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LEAD STORY


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Money: Stuff Up In Crown Accounts - The discovery of a serious error made by Inland Revenue in January's Crown Accounts will not alter the government's commitment to responsible fiscal management in a time of considerable economic uncertainty, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. Inland Revenue has announced that Crown Accounts released earlier this month incorrectly reported a headline operating deficit. An error meant that January tax revenue was under-reported by approximately $600 million. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00300.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00301.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00171.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00170.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00303.htm


Scoop Multimedia: Prime Minister's Post Cabinet Presser 17 Mar. 2008 - China's violent control of protests in occupied Tibet led to calls for New Zealand to speak out on human rights grounds against China's actions. This left the Prime Minister in a quandary. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00266.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00263.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6034.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6031.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00156.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00284.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00295.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00269.htm


Learnin': Oi... Media! Leave Those Teachers Alone Says Union - It's time to stop the teacher bashing which has become a popular sport in the media recently says Frances Nelson - the President of the country's largest education sector union - NZEI. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0803/S00040.htm


Race Relations: Dunne Accuses Maori Voters Of Holding NZ To Ransom - "I do question whether those who voted for MMP really expected the Maori seats to end up being used this way, as a potential permanent veto on who governs, regardless of the public will," said United Future MP Peter Dunne in an opinion piece on MMP. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00297.htm


Health Policy: Report Into Conflicts Of Interest At HBDHB - "The Panel found the Board's handling of conflicts of interest in general could not pass even the lower threshold of good practice. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00289.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00293.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00068.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00066.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00267.htm


Politics: Young Pretender Challenges Aging Dinosaur - Roger Douglas is a dinosaur who should come out and debate his dinosaur policies if he wants to make a return to politics, the youthful Progressive party leader and Act nemesis Jim Anderton said today. He is challenging Roger Douglas to debate the choices for the next three years based on the economy's performance in government. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00281.htm


Syed Akbar Kamal: Pastor Determined To Dent PM's Caravan - Ravi Musuku the pastor from Hillsborough Baptist Church has secured National ticket for this year's general elections to challenge Prime Minister Helen Clark in Mt. Albert electorate for the second time. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00260.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Science: IRL Scientist's Cranberry Paper On "Most-Cited" Research Papers List - A research paper by IRL senior research scientist, Dr Lai Yeap Foo on the identity of the active compounds in cranberries has made the list of "most-cited research articles" on a leading US scientific publisher's website. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00041.htm


Our Daily Bread: Common Loaf To Get More Bite - Most bread is set to become iodine fortified over the next 18 months in a bid to combat New Zealanders' growing problem of iodine deficiency. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00070.htm


Ho Ho Ho: Calling All Chilled Out Laugh A Minute Workplaces - The New Zealand business that makes life the most fun for its staff, suppliers and/or customers is about to be honoured. That's because they will win the third annual Humour in Business Awards. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00293.htm


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WORLD


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Tibet: Ban Ki-moon Urges Restraint By Authorities Amid Reported Violence, Deaths - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he is ''increasingly concerned'' about recent developments in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, including reports of violence and loss of life, and urged restraint by the authorities there. More >> [1]

RECENTLY:

  • United States Concerned About Situation in Tibet - "We continue to urge restraint on the part of the Chinese Government in terms of how it responds to these protestors. And we have consistently called for engagement and dialogue and encouraged the Chinese Government to engage in a substantive conversation with the Dalai Lama directly." [2]

SEE ALSO:

  • Dalai Secessionist Attempts Doomed To Fail - Story issued by the Chinese Embassy, NZ - "It has been the common understanding of the international community that Tibet is an inseparable part of China. The series of farces and sabotages by the Dalai clique were strongly opposed by the international community."[3]
  • Dalai Lama On 49th Anniversary Of Tibetan Uprising - "A major concern of the People's Republic of China is its lack of legitimacy in Tibet. The principal way to lend weight to their position is for the Chinese government to pursue a policy that satisfies the Tibetan people and gains their confidence." [4]

MORE:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00156.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00155.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00154.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00153.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00150.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00149.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00140.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00139.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00138.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00135.htm


Burma: Assembly President Meets With Myanmar Envoy, Calls For National Reconciliation - Meeting with top UN envoy for Myanmar, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim called for ''serious engagement and strong commitment'' from all parties to further national reconciliation. Kerim voiced confidence in the role and work of Ibrahim Gambari. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00165.htm


Kosovo: Ban Ki-Moon Deplores Attacks On UN Mission - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplored attacks against personnel of the UN mission in Kosovo. Mr. Ban reaffirmed that UNMIK will continue to take action required by the Security Council resolution 1244, which set up the UN administration after Western forces drove out Yugoslav forces amid inter-ethnic fighting in 1999. More >> [1]

RELATED:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00143.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Easter: A Message From The Archbishops - In the countless words that have been spoken and written about the life of Jesus in the last 2000 years, it's this chain of events - from arrest through crucifixion to resurrection - which has been most been focussed on. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00179.htm


Debauchery: 'Brilliantly Decadent' Opera On Way To Auckland - More than 100 years since it was first staged, Richard Strauss' brilliantly decadent opera Salome will be performed in Auckland for the very first time on Friday 18th April by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00178.htm


Serenity: NZ Hosts the World Fly Fishing Championships - The Fips-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships are being held in the central North Island over Easter week with the opening on Easter Saturday. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00177.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 18 March 2008

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