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Top Scoop Stories - 09 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 09 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Trade/Foreign Affairs: Peters Takes Aim At Alleged Benefits of FTA

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Speeches: Key Talks Foreign Affairs

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Media: Prime Buys Ashes To Ashes Off BBC
Copyright Bill Passes: Internet NZ Calls Amendment "Missed Opportunity"
Kazaaam! Contact Delivers Shockingly Large Amounts Of Electricity

WORLD:

The Case Of The Lady Belinda: Stranded Seamen Claim US$102,000 In Unpaid Wages
3 Articles: BP's Liquefied Natural Gas Project In West Papua
Problems And Prospects: Secret Aspects Of NAFTA
Gloom Zoom: Humanitarian Crises, Aid Can Now Be 'googled' Through UN Agency View

COMMENT:

Suzan Mazur: Stuart Newman, The New Master Of Evolution?
William Rivers Pitt: Remember - They Are Liars
Evelyn Pringle: Barack Obama - Operation Board Games For Slumlords
Zahir Ebrahim: Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent!
Sherwood Ross: Bush Military Spending Recalls Stalin And Hitler
Bobby Ramakant: Climate change has implications on public health
Andreas von Warburg: Australia Backs India & Japan Security Council Bid

LIFESTYLE:

NEW! Introducing the Scoop Review of Books
Fringe Plus: Downstage Picks Best Fringe Shows
Good News: Mum Becomes Marathoner For Son
Nuts: Lack of Food Allergy Data In NZ<
Culture: Stewart Island To Feast On Ballet Buffet
Theatre: Hypnotism And Puppetry Combine For Sensory Assault
Media: Portable Film Festival ® Presents Current TV


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LEAD STORY

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Trade/Foreign Affairs: Peters Takes Aim At Alleged Benefits of FTA - NZ First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters told reporters at a press conference this afternoon there was not enough gains for New Zealand in a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China for NZ First MPs to support it. Mr Peters went on to debate what he would say as Foreign Minister with reporters for some time thereafter. Mr Peters was at pains to point out, that in his opinion, the Free Trade Agreement and his being Foreign Minister were mutually exclusive. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00116.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00225.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00241.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/6685.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/6699.html


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00236.htm


Speeches: Key Talks Foreign Affairs - Ladies and gentlemen. In my first few days as Leader of the National Party I outlined my priorities for the foreign affairs portfolio. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00230.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Media: Prime Buys Ashes To Ashes Off BBC - BBC Worldwide's Australasian arm has concluded major deals for more than 500 hours of content with several New Zealand networks Premiering on Prime is Ashes to Ashes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00179.htm


Copyright Bill Passes: Internet NZ Calls Amendment "Missed Opportunity" - "In particular the adoption of the discredited US-style notice and takedown regime for ISPs dealing with alleged customer copyright infringement is hugely disappointing. Also noted is the failure to enshrine a right for consumers to format-shift all their digital media so they can listen or view it on the device of their choice." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00138.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00163.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00223.htm


Kazaaam! Contact Delivers Shockingly Large Amounts Of Electricity - New research has confirmed that Contact is rated number one in the delivery of electricity hedge market services. Electricity hedges involve selling large volumes of electricity. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00158.htm


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WORLD

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The Case Of The Lady Belinda: Stranded Seamen Claim US$102,000 In Unpaid Wages - A crew of 22 seamen, stranded onboard MV Lady Belinda since January have finally been paid US$102,000 in wages, owed to them since December 2007. since then, most of the relieved seamen have submitted to leave the vessel, citing unseaworthiness. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00113.htm


3 Articles: BP's Liquefied Natural Gas Project In West Papua - Human rights groups have warned UK-based BP that the $6B Tangguh LPG project in West Papua, risks becoming embroiled in the province's volatile politics. More than 30 groups are calling for an independent watchdog body to monitor BP's activities. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00112.htm


Problems And Prospects: Secret Aspects Of NAFTA - Immigration, drug trafficking and economic security, are the security concerns of NAFTA members. Also important to note, security threats are not just posed by military personnel and weapons, but include economic security issues as well. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00111.htm


Gloom Zoom: Humanitarian Crises, Aid Can Now Be 'googled' Through UN Agency View - Computer users can now zoom down into displacement camps in Darfur, Chad, Iraq, Colombia and elsewhere on Earth in a new on-line programme unveiled today by Internet search giant Google and the United Nations refugee agency. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00109.htm


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COMMENT

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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... More >> [1]

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


William Rivers Pitt: Remember - They Are Liars - George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Condoleezza Rice, along with a slew of administration underlings and a revolving-door cavalcade of brass hats from the Pentagon, have been making claims regarding Iraq for many years... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00120.htm


Evelyn Pringle: Barack Obama - Operation Board Games For Slumlords - Barack Obama has a long history of working with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and governors of Illinois, including the current Governor Rod Blagojevich, in doling government funding for housing development in Chicago. His history is hardly a model of success... More >> [1]

RESPONSE:

  • Breathless Attack Journalism or the Real Issues [2]

EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00106.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00452.htm


Zahir Ebrahim: Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent! - Project Humanbeingsfirst cannot humbly emphasize enough the first order most crucial question that must concern all conscionable 'United States persons' today, including courageous genuinely... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00105.htm


Sherwood Ross: Bush Military Spending Recalls Stalin And Hitler - The relentless increases in Pentagon spending President Bush has pushed through since taking office recall the actions of Hitler and Stalin prior to the outbreak... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00092.htm


Bobby Ramakant: Climate change has implications on public health - The World Health Day this year (7 April 2008) focuses on the need to protect health from the adverse effects of climate change. The theme "protecting health from climate... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00100.htm


Andreas von Warburg: Australia Backs India & Japan Security Council Bid - The newly-elected Australian government is front-footing its stance on a controversial debate on reform of the United Nations Security Council - favoring India and Japan as new permanent members with no veto power... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00055.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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NEW! Introducing the Scoop Review of Books - Scoop is delighted and very proud today to launch Scoop Review of Books [1] . Editor Jeremy Rose writes: >"As a taste of things to come we're launching with a short piece on the first Bougainvillian comment [2] on Lloyd Jones's award winning Mr Pip. It's been hailed in Sydney, London and New York but what do the people of Arawa and Buka make of it? More >> [3]

[1] - http://books.scoop.co.nz/
[2] - http://books.scoop.co.nz/a-bougainvillian-gives-mr-pip-the-thumbs-up/
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00108.htm


Fringe Plus: Downstage Picks Best Fringe Shows - After the biggest Fringe Festival in its 19-year history three highly successful shows return for a very limited season from 6 - 10 May to Downstage Theatre: Best Of The Fringe 2008 Winner March of the Meeklings: An Apocalyptic Romp and the two sell-out shows Sensible Susan and the Queen's Merkin and 2b or nt 2b?. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00096.htm


Good News: Mum Becomes Marathoner For Son - Karen Cartwright, new mother has lost 40kgs in nine months and went on to compete in the More FM TriWoman Series thanks to the strength and motivation she drew from her son. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00063.htm


Nuts: Lack of Food Allergy Data In NZ - Christchurch-based paediatrician, allergist and author, Doctor Rodney Ford, agrees with the findings of a new study in the New Zealand Journal of Medicine identifying a lack of data and services for food allergy sufferers in this country. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00051.htm


Culture: Stewart Island To Feast On Ballet Buffet - A group of Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers are packing up their tutus and are preparing to perform pirouettes for Stewart Island residents this weekend. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00088.htm


Theatre: Hypnotism And Puppetry Combine For Sensory Assault - Cohen Holloway's Hypnotastic Tour 2008 is a hilarious explosion of pop-culture and puppetry. Cohen has mastered the art of presenting the subconscious onstage. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00086.htm


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


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 09 April 2008

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