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Top Scoop Stories - 23 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 23 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Satire: NZ Politics - The Text Adventure

NZ POLITICS:

Social Crisis: Help Is At Hand For Problem Gamblers
Immigration: Prebble Kept Busy In Last Months In Job
Scoop Multimedia: PM's Post Cabinet Press Conference - Heat On The Prez

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Coal: Clean Cola Gets NZBCS Push
Science: Butterfly Bafflement Causes Boffin Bemusement
OSH: Industry Sent Message About Workplace Safety

WORLD:

Champions: UN Honours Seven Leaders In The Fight Against Climate Change
Food Warning: Global Food Crisis 'Silent Tsunami' Threatening Over 100 Million People
Photography: Bruno Manser's Penan And Rainforest Photos Go Online
"Our Part": Enlisting Powerfull Allies To Fight Climate Change

COMMENT:

Gordon Campbell: Clinton's Last Stand
Michael Collins: Election Fraud in Pennsylvania?
Uri Avnery: The Lion and the Gazelle

LIFESTYLE:

Theatre: Play About Helen Clark Obsessive In AK
Artiness: Decorative Arts Go Dark in New Exhibition
Top Qwality Culture: Youth Get Opera For A Song


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Satire: NZ Politics - The Text Adventure
YOU ARE IN A MAZE OF TWISTY LITTLE PASSAGES, ALL ALIKE
> go left
A HUGE GREEN FIERCE SNAKE BARS THE WAY!
> kill snake
WITH WHAT? YOUR BARE HANDS?
> slap snake with 'slippery' tag

More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00335.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00313.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Social Crisis: Help Is At Hand For Problem Gamblers - Business sized 'HELP' cards with updated contact details for both local and national problem gambling support services have been designed and will be within arms reach. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00348.htm


Immigration: Prebble Kept Busy In Last Months In Job - The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, has announced that he would report to Ministers on the Department of Labour's response to concerns about the handling by the Department of matters relating to family members of the head of the Immigration Service. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00337.htm
[2] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/for-relatives-the-rules-could-be-relative/
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00497.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00517.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00497.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00544.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00341.htm


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. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00316.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00303.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00529.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00494.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Coal: Clean Cola Gets NZBCS Push - The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development, whose 71 member companies' $44 billion in annual sales. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00346.htm


Science: Butterfly Bafflement Causes Boffin Bemusement - Trustees of the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust are shocked to see a photograph of the 'wrong' Red Admiral butterfly featuring in the current issue of The Listener. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00040.htm


OSH: Industry Sent Message About Workplace Safety - The Department of Labour says the court decision yesterday ordering an employer to pay $90,000 for failing to ensure its employees weren't exposed to hazards sends a clear message to industry. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00413.htm


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WORLD

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Champions: UN Honours Seven Leaders In The Fight Against Climate Change - The United Nations today acknowledged seven luminaries in the fight against global warming as this year's Champions of the Earth. This year's UNEP Special Prize was bestowed upon Prime Minister Helen Clark of New Zealand, which has blazed the trail towards climate neutrality and hopes to meet the goal of 90 per cent renewable energy by 2025. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00243.htm


Food Warning: Global Food Crisis 'Silent Tsunami' Threatening Over 100 Million People - "This is the new face of hunger - the millions of people who were not in the urgent hunger category six months ago but now are," said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, in London. The food price crisis requires a global response, she said. More >> [1]

RECENTLY

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00237.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00213.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00174.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00149.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00148.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00143.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00135.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00122.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00037.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00231.htm


Photography: Bruno Manser's Penan And Rainforest Photos Go Online - The pictures taken by the environmentalist whose attention was focused on protecting the primeval forests uniquely document the threatened rainforest culture of the Penan in the Malaysian state of Sarawak and his long-standing battle to prevent deforestation. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00251.htm


"Our Part": Enlisting Powerfull Allies To Fight Climate Change - Climate change has become the defining issue of our time, set to transform the very way we live. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that Chinese actress/celebrity Zhou Xun was appointed as its first National Goodwill Ambassador (NGWA) with a special focus on promoting environmental sustainability. "Our Part" is meant to tell people that small lifestyle changes can collectively make a big difference. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00249.htm


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COMMENT

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Gordon Campbell: Clinton's Last Stand - OK, in the Pennsylvania vote, Hillary Clinton should still get home by between 5 and 10 points - which would mean a continuation of the stalemate. Anything more gives her the big victory she needs - and anything less continues her eclipse... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00328.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00329.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00327.htm


Michael Collins: Election Fraud in Pennsylvania? - The Pennsylvania primary could lock up the Democratic nomination process once and for all. The campaign that Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean asked to be finished by July 1 could be over this Tuesday. Regardless of your candidate ... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00288.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00322.htm


Uri Avnery: The Lion and the Gazelle - TONIGHT THE JEWS all over the world will celebrate the Seder, the unique ceremony that unites Jews everywhere in the defining Jewish myth: the Exodus from Egypt. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00319.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Theatre: Play About Helen Clark Obsessive In AK - Join the overeducated, underachieving Richard Meros as he charges through the pop-cultural slipstream to prove that Helen Clark needs him! More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00231.htm


Artiness: Decorative Arts Go Dark in New Exhibition - Etiquette for the Homesick is an exhibition by Wellington artists Genevieve Packer and Caroline McQuarrie that puts the domestic arts in a new light. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00230.htm


Top Qwality Culture: Youth Get Opera For A Song - The NBR New Zealand Opera's season of the great romantic opera La Bohème opens in Wellington on Saturday 10 May and in Auckland on Thursday 29 May, and anyone aged under 25 can attend for just $25. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00229.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 23 April 2008

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