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Top Scoop Stories - 08 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 08 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Trade Agreements: FTA Brings Chinese Workers To NZ

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Health: Hospitals Prepare For 'The Young Doctors' Strike
Government Interaction: Prebble Finds Something To Smile About
Environment: Greenpeace Concerned About Dairy Expansion
Environment: DoC Invades Mesopotamia

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Drinking Plonk: Get The Best Out Of Your Bottle
Immigration: Could Skills Shortage be Assisted By Britons?

WORLD:

Nepal Elections: Final UN Report Before Historic Polls In Nepal
United Nations: UN Relief Chief & Saudi King Discuss Cooperation

COMMENT:

Cartoon: How To Design A Logo
Michael Collins: Breathless Attack Journalism Or The Real Issues
Reading: Introducing The Scoop Review Of Books
Suzan Mazur: Stuart Newman, The New Master Of Evolution?

LIFESTYLE:

Media: Portable Film Festival ® Presents Current TV
Biographies: Rita Angus - An Artist's Life
Comin' Back: Sensible Susan & the Queen's Merkin
Film Festivals: Lend Your Eyes To The HRFF
Funny Sadness: Comedy With A Hint of Tragedy At Bats


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LEAD STORY

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Trade Agreements: FTA Brings Chinese Workers To NZ - Prime Minister Helen Clark and Chinese counterpart, Premier Wen Jiabao, today witnessed the signing of the historic Free Trade Agreement between NZ and China in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. NZ and China have also agreed to establish a working holiday scheme which will enable up to 1000 skilled young Chinese travellers to enter New Zealand. There will also be provision for up to 1,800 skilled Chinese workers to enter New Zealand on work permits each year. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00200.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00096.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00213.htm


Health: Hospitals Prepare For 'The Young Doctors' Strike - The country's hospitals have begun contingency planning for another strike by Junior Doctors. The doctors have given notice of a 48 hour strike on the Tuesday and Wednesday before ANZAC Day. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00207.htm


Government Interaction: Prebble Finds Something To Smile About - The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, today released the results of the first national survey of New Zealanders' experience of government services. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00212.htm


Environment: Greenpeace Concerned About Dairy Expansion - Greenpeace has today revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00128.htm


Environment: DoC Invades Mesopotamia - "Renowned author and farmer Samuel Butler established the station in 1860, and made its magnificent high country landscape famous in his novel Erewhon. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00198.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00171.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Drinking Plonk: Get The Best Out Of Your Bottle - When it comes to serving wine, there are a few additional steps which can enhance the tasting experience. "The temperature wine is served at can have a profound effect on flavours and aromas," says wine expert, Paul Ham. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00141.htm


Immigration: Could Skills Shortage be Assisted By Britons? - With the immigration debate once again in the spotlight and New Zealand's acknowledged skills shortage, more than 30 New Zealand-based companies offered hundreds of jobs to more than 6000 visitors to the Expo at London's Olympia. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00112.htm


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WORLD

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Nepal Elections: Final UN Report Before Historic Polls In Nepal - Momentum continues to build ahead of this Thursday's historic Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal, but violent clashes and acts of intimidation involving supporters of political parties are marring the campaigning. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00092.htm


United Nations: UN Relief Chief & Saudi King Discuss Cooperation - The top United Nations relief official and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah have held talks today in Riyadh, discussing how the world body and the Middle East country can pursue ways to strengthen their partnership in the humanitarian field. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00091.htm


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COMMENT

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Cartoon: How To Design A Logo - A history of the logo for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00109.htm


Michael Collins: Breathless Attack Journalism Or The Real Issues - Does the "Operation Board Games for Slumlords" article, others like it, or the attacks from the presidential candidates bear any relationship to the real issues that we face as a nation? More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00106.htm


Reading Material: Introducing The Scoop Review Of Books - Scoop is delighted and very proud today to launch The Scoop Review of Books edited by Jeremy Rose. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00108.htm


Suzan Mazur: Stuart Newman, The New Master Of Evolution? - On his recent PBS television show One On One , John McLaughlin quizzed two religion authors about whether the idea of the Virgin birth in the oral accounts of the Bible had a reference in biology, with someone mentioning parthenogenesis - asexual reproduction.More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00103.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Media: Portable Film Festival ® Presents Current TV - Listen and learn from the online platform that is shaping the next generation in user-generated content and entertainment. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00021.htm


Biographies: Rita Angus - An Artist's Life - Te Papa Press publishes the first and only biography of one of New Zealand's best-loved and most significant 20th century artists to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00070.htm


Comin' Back: Sensible Susan & the Queen's Merkin - Sensible Susan is the tale of a woman who chose nylons over Narnia. A hilarious, subversive take on the classic morality play, with the kind of naughty tweak only Theatre Militia can apply. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00069.htm


Film Festivals: Lend Your Eyes To The HRFF - The fourth annual New Zealand Human Rights Film Festival is a cinematic event celebrating extraordinary people striving for success and achievement amidst the hardest of circumstances. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00071.htm


Funny Sadness: Comedy With A Hint of Tragedy At Bats - A laugh-out-loud comedy, with hints of tragedy; Rubber Turkey is a study in the nature of comedy and what we find funny - is it fed to us by Hollywood? More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00068.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 08 April 2008

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