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Top Scoop Stories - 16 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 16 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Wilderness Tragedy: Seven Die In National Park Drowning Accident - New Zealand Police have reported that seven people are dead and following an incident in rugged bush in the National Park area, Ruapehu in the Central North Island. The bodies of the last pair of students missing since their group got into difficulties in a stream in rugged bush in the National Park area of Ruapehu District yesterday have been found. + MUCH MORE

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Hard Time: No Mercy For 'Street Art' In Mega City Napier
Hollow Men: Police Close Brash E-Mail Investigation
Oddspot: Nats Block Debate On Auckland Airport
Multimedia: PM'S Pamphlet Press Conference
Education: Tolley Calls Opponents Of Entitlements For Independent Schools Elitist

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Legal Eagles: Supreme Court Decision Over IRD Investigated

WORLD:

Latest Poll: Erosion Of International Support For Free Market System
Free To Go? Burma Regime Denounced For Giving Selves Immunity
Art & Entertainment: Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2008
Scientists: Food Production Advances Must Benefit The Poor

LIFESTYLE:

Charity: Ryder Proves Handy For Child Cancer
Music Theatre: Jazz Play At Embassy Bar
Toons: Original Grenell Moves On Musically


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LEAD STORY

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Wilderness Tragedy: Seven Die In National Park Drowning Accident - New Zealand Police have reported that seven people are dead and following an incident in rugged bush in the National Park area, Ruapehu in the Central North Island. The bodies of the last pair of students missing since their group got into difficulties in a stream in rugged bush in the National Park area of Ruapehu District yesterday have been found. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00251.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00159.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00231.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/7003.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/7002.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/6996.html
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/7014.html
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00168.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00386.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00397.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00400.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00166.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/7000.html
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/7011.html
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/7019.html
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/7018.html


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00404.htm


Hard Time: No Mercy For 'Street Art' In Mega City Napier - New Zealand First law and order spokesman Ron Mark has welcomed a 28-day sentence handed down yesterday to a tagger by Judge Tony Adeane. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00393.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00255.htm


Hollow Men: Police Close Brash E-Mail Investigation - "How the thefts occurred still largely remains a mystery," said Detective Inspector Quinn. "We have eliminated the suggestion that an external 'computer hacker' had breached the computer security within Parliament but there remains many other potential ways in which the crimes could have occurred." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00244.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00253.htm


Oddspot: Nats Block Debate On Auckland Airport - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English today blocked a move for Parliament to urgently debate the decision of government ministers to stop the 40 per cent sale of Auckland Airport to the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. "Urgent debates are usually a much sought after opportunity for the opposition to attack the government on high profile issues," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00377.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00376.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00061.htm


Multimedia: PM'S Pamphlet Press Conference - The cabinet readout was brief owing to budget secrecy, this was followed by a Q&A concentrating around the revelations in this morning's NZ Herald regarding discussion at the Labour Party Congress of the distribution of Government PR material by party activists. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00205.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00337.htm
[3] - http://www.publicaddress.net/default,4927.sm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00227.htm


Education: Tolley Calls Opponents Of Entitlements For Independent Schools Elitist - National Party Education spokeswoman Anne Tolley says public schools, as the main provider of education to Kiwi kids, have much to gain from National's commitment to provide education entitlements to all children. "It is elitist nonsense to say that because a child goes to an independent school, the state should abandon its responsibility to them." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00379.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00340.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0804/S00046.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00226.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00222.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00218.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00217.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Legal Eagles: Supreme Court Decision Over IRD Investigated - In a decision delivered by the Supreme Court on Monday, major trading banks have been denied the ability to limit discovery of documents held by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00281.htm


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WORLD

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Latest Poll: Erosion Of International Support For Free Market System - Majorities in most countries continue to support the free market system, but over the last two years support has eroded in 10 of 18 countries regularly polled by GlobeScan. In several countries this drop in support has been quite sharp. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00165.htm


Free To Go? Burma Regime Denounced For Giving Selves Immunity - The Myanmar regime, guilty of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, has revealed that it is seeking to give itself constitutional immunity from prosecution for those crimes. There is ample evidence the regime committed crimes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00163.htm


Art & Entertainment: Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2008 - The two overall winners of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize will be announced on Sunday, 18 May 2008. Prizes of £10K will be awarded to the author of Overall Best Book, and £5K to the author of Overall Best First Book. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00162.htm


Scientists: Food Production Advances Must Benefit The Poor - Modern agriculture has brought significant increases in food production, but its benefits have been uneven and have come at a high cost to small-scale farmers, workers, rural communities and the environment, according to a new report. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00160.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Charity: Ryder Proves Handy For Child Cancer - Mike Pero Mortgages has handed over a cheque for $3,400 to the Child Cancer Foundation based on the number of runs Jesse Ryder scored in two of the Twenty/20 matches during the English cricket tour to New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00164.htm


Music Theatre: Jazz Play At Embassy Bar - For one week only, from 29 April - 3 May Blondini's Jazz Lounge comes alive with the unforgettable music and intriguing story of Jazz Legend, Chet Baker. Like Someone in Love is a new musical play written and performed by David Goldthorpe and accompanied by a live three piece Jazz band made up of some of Wellington's best. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00149.htm


Toons: Original Grenell Moves On Musically - Multi musical talent and son of the south Oakley 'O.G.' Grenell releases his stunning sophmore album Moving On on April 21. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00154.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 16 April 2008

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