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Top Scoop Stories - 18 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 18 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Media/Politics: Campaigning Journalism Hits Fact Speed Bump

NZ POLITICS:

Cold Hearted: EPMU Says Company Has Lost 'Its Soul' Over Closure
Patches: Turia Plays Holocaust Card

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Antarctica: Wind Power For Scott Base

WORLD:

Fiji: Statement By Fiji PM On Steps Needed To Reform Electoral System
Fisheries: Greenpeace Takes Action To End Overfishing Of Pacific Tuna
East Timor: As Timorese Leader Returns, UN Envoy Calls On Nation To 'Pull Together' For Peace
Burma: Junta Detain 20 Pro-Democracy Activists

COMMENT:

Bill Berkowitz: Is a Ten Commandments Weekend in your future?

LIFESTYLE:

Scoop Review Of Books: Weekly Newsletter 18 Apr 08
On The Box: Mai Time Morphs to I Am TV
Sir Ed's Legacy: Himalayan Trust Upgrades Schools


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LEAD STORY

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Media/Politics: Campaigning Journalism Hits Fact Speed Bump - The Coalition for Open Government is delighted that the Press Council has upheld its complaint against the NZ Herald's Electoral Finance Bill campaign. The Press Council found that the Herald's front-page editorial last year contained a "mis-statement of fact", which the paper should have promptly corrected. This is the first time the Press Council has ruled that such a prominent, vigorous and sustained campaign by a newspaper contained a significant inaccuracy. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00282.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Cold Hearted: EPMU Says Company Has Lost 'Its Soul' Over Closure - Fisher & Paykel is closing its plant in Dunedin because it wants cheap labour, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00267.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00276.htm


Patches: Turia Plays Holocaust Card - New Zealand First law and order spokesman Ron Mark says the Maori Party should apologise for Tariana Turia's remarks likening legislation banning gang patches in Wanganui to the targeting of Jews in Nazi Germany. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00447.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00432.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Antarctica: Wind Power For Scott Base - Antarctica New Zealand and Meridian Energy are about to embark on a project to build the southernmost wind farm in the world. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00046.htm


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WORLD

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Fiji: Statement By Fiji PM On Steps Needed To Reform Electoral System - Bainimarama said that the two independent Commissions had indicated that while Fiji wishes to return to democracy by holding elections in March, 2009, this is impossible under the current electoral system as this system itself is undemocratic. More >> [1]

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00191.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00204.htm


Fisheries: Greenpeace Takes Action To End Overfishing Of Pacific Tuna - Greenpeace is in the Pacific to defend the pockets of international waters between Pacific Island Countries as marine reserves from rapacious fishing fleets intent on fishing out the world's last tuna stocks - the world's favourite fish. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00192.htm


East Timor: As Timorese Leader Returns, UN Envoy Calls On Nation To 'Pull Together' For Peace - 'President Horta's return is an opportunity for Timorese society to pull together with renewed determination for the future of Timor-Leste. Sustained peace depends upon the commitment of everyone.'' -- UN Envoy Atul Khare. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00195.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00182.htm


Burma: Junta Detain 20 Pro-Democracy Activists - Burma's brutal junta has detained more than 20 political activists as they marched through the northwestern city of Sittwe earlier this week in a peaceful rally against the military proposed constitution. Also arrested was Myo Nyunt. More >> [1]

ALSO


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00189.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00163.htm


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COMMENT

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Bill Berkowitz: Is a Ten Commandments Weekend in your future? - House resolution congratulates the Ten Commandments Commission and its supporters for their `key role in promoting and ensuring recognition of the Ten Commandments as the cornerstone of Western law'... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00275.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Scoop Review Of Books: Weekly Newsletter 18 Apr 08 - The Sixth Man by James McNeish is reviewed by Mark Derby Paddy Costello's Russian-Jewish wife Bella, we are told, 'had in her beauty and sadness the sadness of small Jewish towns hemmed in by curses'. More >> [1]

[1] - http://books.scoop.co.nz/


On The Box: Mai Time Morphs to I Am TV - Set to hit your television screens this weekend is TV2's new creative content-driven youth show, I AM TV. Gabrielle Paringatai and Olly Coddington, former presenters for long-running TV2 programme Mai Time, will be the key reporters. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00189.htm


Sir Ed's Legacy: Himalayan Trust Upgrades Schools - Chalk and blackboards are still the order of the day at the schools set up by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust, but not for much longer More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00195.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 18 April 2008

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