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Top Scoop Stories - 03 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 03 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Video: Rainbow Warrior Climate Change Debate 2/4/2

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 3 April 2008
Electoral Finance Act: Crown Lawyers Study Balloons
Immigration: Expanding Asian Population Leads To Dunne Maori Seats Referendum Call
All Out! Labour MP Attacks Australian Company
Foreign Affairs: Peters Concerned By Delay In Zimbabwe Poll Results
Justice System: Audio/Images: New Organised Crime Agency Announced

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Insurance: Nzers Driven to Distraction Behind The Wheel
Emissions Trading: World Not Saved NZ Economy Stuffed?

WORLD:

Cry Freedom: Why West Papuans Reject Special Autonomy & Demand A Referendum
Star Appeal: Wyclef Jean Records UN Messages To Urge Haitians To Turn Away From Crime
Grain Gains: Global Rice Production To Rise By 1.8 Per Cent In 2008
Burma: Protesters Jailed After Secret Trials

COMMENT:

Foreign Affairs: Global Gridlock: How The US Seeks To Contain
General Politics: US Waging A Covert Campaign Against Venezuela

LIFESTYLE:

Comedy Festival: NZ's Favourite Dancing Bogan Returns
Body Art: Weta Wizard To Scutinise Nearly Nude Dudes
Philately: ANZAC Tradition Honoured In NZ Post Stamps


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LEAD STORY

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Video: Rainbow Warrior Climate Change Debate 2/4/2

"Which party should climate change be most afraid of?" was the theme of a debate organised by Greenpeace last evening. The debate was between the climate spokespeople from four political parties (including Minister David Parker), and was chaired by Sean Plunket. Scoop attended and recorded the debate as well as asking a few pertinent questions of the Minister for Climate Change. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00065.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00061.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00093.htm


Electoral Finance Act: Crown Lawyers Study Balloons - The Electoral Commission deferred consideration of whether a balloon bearing a party logo and website address was an election advertisement pending Crown Law advice. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00094.htm


Immigration: Expanding Asian Population Leads To Dunne Maori Seats Referendum Call - Mr Dunne these figures give further weight to his call that it is timely to reconsider the future of MMP and the Maori seats, and for New Zealanders to have their say in a referendum. More >> [1]

ALSO:
Peter Brown Statement + Fallout

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00068.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00057.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00058.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00063.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/6451.html


All Out! Labour MP Attacks Australian Company - Labour MP Darien Fenton has today joined other calls for Australian Company Spotless Services to pay up or get out of the New Zealand public hospital sector. She says her sympathy is with the 800 Spotless workers in Public Hospitals taking strike action over Spotless' refusal to pay them the pay increase agreed to nine months ago. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00003.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00035.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00050.htm


Foreign Affairs: Peters Concerned By Delay In Zimbabwe Poll Results - Foreign Minister Winston Peters today expressed his concern over ongoing delays in the release of official results from Zimbabwe's election. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00059.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00025.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00244.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6427.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6427.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6440.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6437.html
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6436.html


Justice System: Audio/Images: New Organised Crime Agency Announced - Justice Minister Annette King today announced a new organised and financial crime agency (OFCANZ) will be launched on 1 July. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00053.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00041.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00037.htm
[5] - http://www.justice.govt.nz/cpu/organised-crime/index.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Insurance: Nzers Driven to Distraction Behind The Wheel - Calling and txting on mobile phones is driving New Zealanders to distraction according to new research from leading insurer AA Insurance. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00059.htm


Emissions Trading: World Not Saved NZ Economy Stuffed? - Business NZ Chief Executive Phil O'Reilly told the Finance & Expenditure select committee this morning that the Bill setting up the emissions trading system as currently designed, brings huge risk of damage to NZ economy. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00048.htm


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WORLD

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Cry Freedom: Why West Papuans Reject Special Autonomy & Demand A Referendum - Two very powerful statements made by West Papuan leaders from the Papuan People's Council (MRP) and the Papuan Tribal Council (DAP) calling on the Indonesian government to release all the Papuan peaceful protesters now in police custody. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00031.htm


Star Appeal: Wyclef Jean Records UN Messages To Urge Haitians To Turn Away From Crime - Grammy Award-winning Haitian hip hop artist Wyclef Jean has taken to the airwaves of his native country to urge his compatriots to stop committing crimes in a series of ads created by the UN peacekeeping mission to the impoverished Caribbean country. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00040.htm


Grain Gains: Global Rice Production To Rise By 1.8 Per Cent In 2008 - Assuming normal weather conditions, production increases are expected in all the major Asian rice-producing countries - Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand, where supply and demand are currently stretched. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00037.htm


Burma: Protesters Jailed After Secret Trials - Last September Buddhist monks spearheaded the biggest anti-Government protests in Burma in nearly 20 years. Officially, more than 3000 people were arrested during the crackdown by the military junta, which violently suppressed the demonstrations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00026.htm


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COMMENT

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Foreign Affairs: Global Gridlock: How The US Seeks To Contain - The Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges once famously wrote of a great Empire that created a map that was so detailed it was as large as the Empire itself. The actual map itself grew and decayed as the Empire itself conquered or lost territory. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00033.htm


General Politics: US Waging A Covert Campaign Against Venezuela - Text + Video: The man who helped found Bolivarian Revolutionary Movement in Venezuela is on a mission to see blanket of cohesiveness spread across Latin America against United States covert campaign in the region. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00028.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Comedy Festival: NZ's Favourite Dancing Bogan Returns - The New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2008 is ready to blow through Wellington like a hurricane of hilarity. Kiwi talent is led by NZ's favourite bogan Ewen Gilmour. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00033.htm


Body Art: Weta Wizard To Scutinise Nearly Nude Dudes - Oscar winner Richard Taylor will once again lead the judging panel for the NZ Body Art Awards. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00031.htm


Philately: ANZAC Tradition Honoured In NZ Post Stamps - The many New Zealanders who lost their lives fighting on foreign fields are being remembered and honoured in New Zealand Post's latest Stamp Issue; The ANZAC Series - Stories of Nationhood. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00018.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 03 April 2008

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