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Top Scoop Stories - 07 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 07 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Union News: Unite Union Employs Slick Marketing Techniques

NZ POLITICS:

Waikato Fire: Firefighter Loses Life In Cool Store Incident
Crime: "Garth McVicar Fails to Address the Problem"
Health: Cunliffe Throws Slippery Tag At National
Munitions: Super Fund To Divest From Cluster Companies. Soon.
EFB: Can Third Parties Meddle In Political Parties? EPMU TO Register

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Trade: China FTA Predictions
Brewing: Students Take Beer Classes

WORLD:

PHR-Israel Report: "2007 - Challenges & Achievements"
Health Benefits: Cuban Medical Collaboration Program - The Best Show of Altruism
Environment: Global Warming Continues, Regardless Of La Niña Weather Pattern

COMMENT:

Foreign Affairs: DOJ Asked How Bush Could Sidestep Fourth Amendment
Scoop : Ramzy Baroud: No Checkpoints In Heaven
Foreign Affairs: Steve Weissman: When The Clintons Mine Big Bucks
World News: Walter Brasch: Murder In An Alaskan Forest

LIFESTYLE:

Photography: The Children of the Revolution As Snapped By Kiwis
Art: The New Dowse Celebrates Gender Diversity
Telly: Disturbing Kiwi Crime Drama For Sunday Theatre


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LEAD STORY

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Union News: Unite Union Employs Slick Marketing Techniques - AUT Journalism student, Keira Stephenson, reports that UNITE union secretary Matt McCarten hopes to bring the union movement kicking and screaming into the 21st century by employing the slick marketing techniques used by big business. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00054.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Waikato Fire: Firefighter Loses Life In Cool Store Incident - The New Zealand Fire Service has reported "with profound regret" that Senior Station Officer Derek Lovell has died from injuries sustained in an explosion and fire at a cool store facility in Tamahere, near Hamilton, Waikato, yesterday afternoon. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00106.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00109.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00039.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00040.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00173.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00177.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/6612.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00038.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/6582.html


Crime: "Garth McVicar Fails to Address the Problem" - Youth advocacy group Youth Organised and United are condemning the Sensible Sentencing Trust and their spokesman Garth McVicar for comments made regarding the death of 15 year old Pihema Clifford Cameron. McVicar is quoted describing Bruce Emery as "a decent hard-working citizen (who) is facing a murder charge because of his frustration over this (tagging) issue." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00108.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00103.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00111.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00052.htm


Health: Cunliffe Throws Slippery Tag At National - Minister of Health David Cunliffe said figures showed that between First Specialist Appointments and follow-up appointments there were over 1.3 million meetings with medical and surgical specialities each year. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00183.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00186.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00185.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00114.htm


Munitions: Super Fund To Divest From Cluster Companies. Soon. - Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff has warmly welcomed the New Zealand Superannuation Fund's announcement today that it would divest from companies involved in the production of cluster munitions once a Treaty on the weapons comes into force. The Treaty, which will be concluded by the end of 2008, stems from the Oslo Process which was started by New Zealand and six other countries last year. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00159.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00095.htm


EFB: Can Third Parties Meddle In Political Parties? EPMU TO Register - The Crown Law opinion is that in the context of section 13(2)(f)(i) of the Electoral Finance Act 2007 'person' means a natural person... The EPMU will be listed as a third party on Thursday 17 April 2008 unless the Electoral Commission is ordered otherwise by a court. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00093.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00157.htm
[4] - http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2008/04/parallel_campaigning_made_easier.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Trade: China FTA Predictions - The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to be signed with China should lift economic performance and keep New Zealand at the forefront of moves towards freer trade in the Asia Pacific region, says the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF). More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00143.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00188.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00096.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00110.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00113.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00104.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/6617.html
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/6616.html


Brewing: Students Take Beer Classes - The micro brewery at Massey's School of Engineering and Advanced Technology was officially opened on Friday, with staff and visitors raising a glass of the pilsner-style beer named Pilot Pils. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00015.htm


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WORLD

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PHR-Israel Report: "2007 - Challenges & Achievements" - Throughout 2007, we struggled against the exclusion policies issued by the State of Israel against all the populations under its control: the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, migrants, refugees and statusless people, the Bedouin residents of unrecognized villages in the Negev, prisoners and detainees, and all the people who cannot afford supplementary insurance policies, as well as co-payments for medicines and medical services included in the national health package. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00078.htm


Health Benefits: Cuban Medical Collaboration Program - The Best Show of Altruism - After 45 years of existence, the Cuban Medical Collaboration Program continues as a model and a cornerstone of the nation's international policy, as well as one the highest forms of altruism ever showed to sister nations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00090.htm


Environment: Global Warming Continues, Regardless Of La Niña Weather Pattern - The long-term trend of global warming is continuing, despite the current La Niña weather phenomenon that is bringing relatively cooler temperatures to parts of the Equatorial Pacific region, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00086.htm


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COMMENT

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Foreign Affairs: DOJ Asked How Bush Could Sidestep Fourth Amendment - Earlier this week, the Pentagon declassified an 81-page memorandum John Yoo, a former deputy in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, drafted in March 2003 that authorized military interrogators to use brutal techniques to obtain information about terrorist plans from prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00070.htm


Scoop : Ramzy Baroud: No Checkpoints In Heaven - I still vividly remember my father's face - wrinkled, apprehensive, warm - as he last wished me farewell fourteen years ago. He stood outside the rusty door of my family's home in a Gaza refugee camp wearing old yellow pyjamas and a seemingly ancient robe. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00065.htm


Foreign Affairs: Steve Weissman: When The Clintons Mine Big Bucks - Frank Giustra has never been a lobbyist and has never contributed a dime to Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, at least not directly. But if Hillary were to win in November, the Canadian mining mogul could reasonably expect to have a big say. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00059.htm


World News: Walter Brasch: Murder In An Alaskan Forest - No one -- at least no human -- knows his name, or even if he had a name. We don't know where or when he was born. We know nothing about his life. But we know a lot about his death. A politician/trapper from northeast Pennsylvania went to Alaska and killed him. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00058.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Photography: The Children of the Revolution As Snapped By Kiwis - Through the eye of the camera, this exhibition captures rare glimpses of largely unknown aspects of Zapatista life - at home, at church, at school. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00059.htm


Art: The New Dowse Celebrates Gender Diversity - Transsexual, intersex, pan-sexual - when you enter TheNewDowse's latest exhibition Assume Nothing, you will be greeted by a series of intimate portraits. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00057.htm


Telly: Disturbing Kiwi Crime Drama For Sunday Theatre - One of New Zealand's most disturbing real-life crime stories is to be transformed into a Drama for "Until Proven Innocent", the story of David Dougherty is to be made into a feature length film. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00054.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 07 April 2008

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