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Top Scoop Stories - 22 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 22 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Multimedia: PM's Post Cabinet Press Conference - Heat On The Prez

NZ POLITICS:

Broadband: Key Plans $1.5bn For Open Fibre To The Home
Hollow Men: Driver Thinks Up Some New Questions For Hager
Scoop Announcement: Election08 Launched - Edited By Gordon Campbell
Military: Anzac Day TO Be Remembered In NZ And Around The World
Health: NZ First On Doctors' Side
Conservation: PSA Seeks Extra DOC Funding As 56 Jobs Cut
Grey Power AGM: Peters Reveals SeniorGold Budget Perks
Scoop Satire: Sit-Down Toilets In Our Prisons!
Immigration: Confidence In Thompson Not Forthcoming

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Culinary Magic: NZ's Cooking Heritage Celebrated
International Goodness: Scientists Seek Better Spud
Women In Business: Sari Sailing Through Boundaries

WORLD:

King Hit: Female Monarchs Now Welcome To Throne Of England
Strange Bedfellows: Cuba Denounces Bush's Complicity With Posada Carriles
China Hand: Unisys Helps Beijing Airport Prepare For Olympics
Zimbabwe: Secretary-General Meets With Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Over Election Crisis
Deadlines: UNESCO Calls For Better Protection Of Journalists After Gaza Killing
Mixing It Up: Thousands Gather As Annual Indigenous Forum Kicks Off At UN Headquarters

LIFESTYLE:

Cyberspace: ANZAC Day Gets Comprehensive Internet Presence
Pageantry: Horowhenua Gets All The Power In the Universe

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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Multimedia: PM's Post Cabinet Press Conference - Heat On The Prez - Video + Audio of NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark's post Cabinet press conference for Parliamentary press gallery journalists held this afternoon. The cabinet readout was followed by Q&A beginning with the latest verbal gaffes from Labour Party President Mike Williams... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00316.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00303.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Broadband: Key Plans $1.5bn For Open Fibre To The Home - National Party Leader John Key today announced a National Government will invest up to $1.5 billion to drive the roll-out of a "fibre to the home" ultra-fast broadband network in New Zealand. "This investment will help deliver the economic step change that New Zealand needs to significantly lift average incomes over time. It will truly future-proof New Zealand. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00522.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00523.htm


Hollow Men: Driver Thinks Up Some New Questions For Hager - How Hollow are the Hollow Men? With the play in Auckland last week, Oliver Driver talks to Nicky Hager about THAT book and what the media didn't talk about. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00332.htm


Scoop Announcement: Election08 Launched - Edited By Gordon Campbell - Dear Scoop Audience, Scoop is delighted and very proud today to launch a section of Scoop devoted to coverage of this year's election, and which will be edited (and mostly written) by Gordon Campbell. It is called Election08 [1] . More >> [2]

ALSO:

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00310.htm
[3] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-interviews-tariana-turia/
[4] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-fight-for-your-right-to-prt/
[5] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/beijing-ka-ching-an-analysis-of-the-fta/
[6] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/election-08-looking-for-labours-laggards/


Military: Anzac Day TO Be Remembered In NZ And Around The World - New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel will be spread from Northland to Invercargill on Friday 25 April providing support to a wide variety of commemorative activities to mark one of New Zealand's most significant days, Anzac Day. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00329.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00481.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00206.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00187.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00184.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00209.htm


Health: NZ First On Doctors' Side - The junior doctors' strike which starts today is a last resort by health professionals who feel that they are seriously overworked and undervalued, says New Zealand First health spokesperson Barbara Stewart. "Both sides in this conflict are as far apart as they ever were." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00498.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00116.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00491.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00103.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00112.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00104.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00107.htm


Conservation: PSA Seeks Extra DOC Funding As 56 Jobs Cut - The PSA is very concerned about a proposal to cut jobs at the Department of Conservation and says the Government needs to address the department's budget shortfall. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00330.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00518.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00328.htm


Grey Power AGM: Peters Reveals SeniorGold Budget Perks - Budget 2008 will contain funding which will ensure that SuperGold Card holders will travel free - that's right, free, during off peak times! But we have not stopped there. We have also secured a significant funding boost to ensure greater access to hearing aids in this year's budget. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00500.htm


Scoop Satire: Sit-Down Toilets In Our Prisons! - Just days after the National Party revealed that prisoners were able to play petanque and golf on a strip of grass with tin cans as holes, a Scoop investigation has found that prisoners are using sit down toilets. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00313.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00488.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00315.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00302.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00308.htm


Immigration: Confidence In Thompson Not Forthcoming - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith is asking how the public can have faith in the head of the Immigration Service when Helen Clark won't express confidence in that senior official. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00497.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00517.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Culinary Magic: NZ's Cooking Heritage Celebrated - New Zealand's cooking heritage will be celebrated in a variety of levels at the Regal Opening of Savour New Zealand on Thursday 1st May. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00397.htm


International Goodness: Scientists Seek Better Spud - Scientists from Crop and Food Lincoln are cooperating with research organisations in Christchurch's Friendship city of Wuhan, China. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00049.htm


Women In Business: Sari Sailing Through Boundaries - The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world personified the setting at AUT Business School for the launch of the book 'Sari: Indian women at work in New Zealand'. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00317.htm


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WORLD

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King Hit: Female Monarchs Now Welcome To Throne Of England - The compulsory 'male succession' law in the UK is being abolished under new equality legislation, giving women equal rights to succeed the throne, and ending the rule of primogeniture set down under the provisions of the 1701 Act of Settlement. The Single Equality Bill will bring together existing laws on discrimination by sex, race, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00221.htm


Strange Bedfellows: Cuba Denounces Bush's Complicity With Posada Carriles - This May 8 marks one year since the definitive liberation of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles - the U.S. government has not charged Posada for his acts of terrorism even though it has all the evidence based on its longstanding relationship with him. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00218.htm


China Hand: Unisys Helps Beijing Airport Prepare For Olympics - The Terminal 3 expansion will provide critical transportation infrastructure needed by Beijing to host the 2008 Olympic Summer Games and targeted to handle 76 million passengers, 580,000 flights per year with peak hour handling of 124 flights an hour by 2015. Unisys was responsible for a number of key deliverables to ensure that the airport's operations were supported by efficient, flexible technology. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00234.htm


Zimbabwe: Secretary-General Meets With Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Over Election Crisis - Mr. Ban and Mr. Tsvangirai met for half an hour in Accra, Ghana, at the request of the opposition figure. Mr. Tsvangirai complained about the deadlock in Zimbabwe, where the results of the presidential poll held on 29 March have still not been released, and the deterioration of the country's humanitarian and political situation. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00225.htm


Deadlines: UNESCO Calls For Better Protection Of Journalists After Gaza Killing - The head of UNESCO has called for improved protection of journalists, after a Palestinian cameraman working for the Reuters news agency in Gaza was killed when a missile hit his vehicle. The vehicle is reported to have been clearly marked with the word "Press". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00226.htm


Mixing It Up: Thousands Gather As Annual Indigenous Forum Kicks Off At UN Headquarters - "Indigenous peoples live in many of the world's most biologically diverse areas. As custodians of these lands, they have accumulated deep, first-hand knowledge about the impacts of environmental degradation, including climate change. They know the economic and social consequences, and they can and should play a role in the global response." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00231.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Cyberspace: ANZAC Day Gets Comprehensive Internet Presence - Two Ministry for Culture and Heritage websites, www.NZHistory.net.nz and www.Anzac.govt.nz are a comprehensive guide to both the history of Anzac Day and its remembrance in 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00209.htm


Pageantry: Horowhenua Gets All The Power In the Universe - Paraparaumu-born Samantha Powell, 20, representing Horowhenua, is the newly crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 in a ceremony at the Novotel Ellerslie, near Auckland City. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00215.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 22 April 2008

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