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Top Scoop Stories - 04 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 04 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Defence News: New Zealand Strengthens Deployment In Afghanistan

NZ POLITICS:

Robson-On-Immigration: Missive To NZ First's Peter Brown
Life In NZ: Kids Say The Darndest Things
Daylight Saving: Dunne Lords It Over Time
The Charter: National Wonder Who Is Watching TV(NZ)
Video: Rainbow Warrior Climate Change Debate
EFB: Labour Dodges Bullet On Pamphlets

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Future Is Now: Biotechnology Ferments Across NZ
Media: As Days Get Shorter Ratings Get Better
Environment: Plants Attempt To Make City Dwellers Less Potty
Horticulture: Early Start to the 2008 Kiwifruit Season

WORLD:

Seeing Red: Lesotho Fourth Country To See (RED) Funds To Fight AIDS
British PM: More NATO Troops Needed In Afghanistan
Film: Forgotten in the Mountains - Displacement in the Highlands of Papua
Human Rights: International AIDS Society Calls For Release Of Chinese Activist

LIFESTYLE:

Charity: Collectors Doggedly Determined For Success
The Edge: Dance & Acrobatics Merge On Stage In Auck In April
TV3 Video: Queen Farewells Sir Ed


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LEAD STORY

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Defence News: New Zealand Strengthens Deployment In Afghanistan - New Zealand's Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Afghanistan has been strengthened following Cabinet's approval for the deployment of an additional 18 New Zealand Defence Force personnel, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Phil Goff announced today. More >> [1]

RELATED:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00054.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00058.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Robson-On-Immigration: Missive To NZ First's Peter Brown - Dear Peter, I had meant to write to you on behalf of my party on 1 April on the issues of immigration and getting such issues into the media in election year as your Party is so experienced in this field. But I am afraid I have been busy. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00084.htm


Life In NZ: Kids Say The Darndest Things - Launched by the Minister for Social Development, Ruth Dyson, Growing Up in New Zealand builds on the internationally respected Christchurch and Dunedin longitudinal studies begun in the 1970s. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0804/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00137.htm


Daylight Saving: Dunne Lords It Over Time - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is thrilled that New Zealanders have been able to enjoy this year's 'Indian summer' due to the extension of daylight saving. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00120.htm


The Charter: National Wonder Who Is Watching TV(NZ) - National Party Broadcasting spokesman Jonathan Coleman says Labour is at sixes and sevens about who is responsible for monitoring TVNZ's spending of charter funding. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00121.htm


Video: Rainbow Warrior Climate Change Debate - "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. 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


EFB: Labour Dodges Bullet On Pamphlets - The commission considered whether two different pamphlets produced by separate parties were election advertisements encouraging people to vote in a particular way and so required promoter statements. More >> [1]

ALSO

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


Herceptin: Pharmac Gets Well Deserved Slap - Blue - The court-ordered review of the decision not to fund 12 months of Herceptin is a "well deserved slap in the face" for the Labour Government's drug buying agency, says National's Jackie Blue. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00018.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00100.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00107.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00128.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Future Is Now: Biotechnology Ferments Across NZ- Twenty-one percent of biotechnology organisations are active in the Auckland region, but biotechnology activity is spread evenly across the remainder of the country, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00014.htm


Media: As Days Get Shorter Ratings Get Better - 3 News and Campbell Live have both shown positive growth across key demographics in March. The Campbell Live audience share in the key 18-49 demographic has increased by +21% More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00069.htm


Environment: Plants Attempt To Make City Dwellers Less Potty - It's estimated between 80 to 100 Wellingtonians participated in an inaugural downtown eco therapy tree potting event in Midland Park recently, including three city councillors. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00067.htm


Horticulture: Early Start to the 2008 Kiwifruit Season - The world's best kiwifruit is now on its way to meet the high demand of discerning Japanese consumers with the departure of the Sampaquita 1 from the Port of Tauranga this week. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00067.htm


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WORLD

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Seeing Red: Lesotho Fourth Country To See (RED) Funds To Fight AIDS - Lesotho has become the fourth country assisted by the United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to receive funds from the consumer-driven RED initiative, launched in 2006 by Irish musician Bono and Bobby Shriver, nephew of John F. Kennedy. More >> [1]

RELATED

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00070.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00045.htm


British PM: More NATO Troops Needed In Afghanistan - Gordon Brown said that ''burden sharing'' among the 40 Allies in Afghanistan would be high on the agenda. He said it was in the ''rest of the world's'' interests to make sure that Afghanistan doesn't fall again to the Taliban. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00058.htm


Film: Forgotten in the Mountains - Displacement in the Highlands of Papua - The new demographic balance in Papua pits a large minority of settlers--both ''old'', officially sponsored transmigrasi ones and ongoing ''spontaneous'' ones (mostly traders and small bisnis people from E. Indonesia)--against an almost dwindling Papuan one. More >> [1]

RECENTLY

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00031.htm


Human Rights: International AIDS Society Calls For Release Of Chinese Activist - The International AIDS Society (IAS) today expressed grave concern over the sentencing of Hu Jia - a prominent Chinese human rights activist - on charges of subversion, and called for Mr Jia's immediate and unconditional release. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00050.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Charity: Collectors Doggedly Determined For Success - Thousands of volunteer collectors will be tugging at the leash to get out and about TODAY, Saturday and Sunday with their buckets for the Red Puppy Appeal. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00044.htm


The Edge: Dance & Acrobatics Merge On Stage In Auck In April - Acclaimed American dance company Pilobolus Dance Theatre visits New Zealand for the first time, performing exclusively in Auckland as part of THE EDGE International Arts Season 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00043.htm


TV3 Video: Queen Farewells Sir Ed - The world looked up to Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary one last time last night, honouring his life in a historic London chapel much loved by the monarchy. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6469.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6456.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6461.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/6477.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/6476.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/6475.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/6474.html


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 04 April 2008

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