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Top Scoop Stories - 29 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 29 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Child Poverty: Give Breaks To Those Who Need It - NZCCSS

NZ POLITICS:

GST: Grey Power Push For Cheaper Food
Big Heartedness: Kiwi Entrepreur Unable To Hide Generosity
Top Jobs: New State Services Commissioner Appointed
Tax: Dunne Gets His Income Splitting Discussion

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Wildlife Crime: Alleged Killer Captured In Pukaka
Weather: Storm's A-Comin', Says Metservice

WORLD:

Fiji: Bainimarama Appeals To Qarase To Join The Process To True Parliamentary Democracy
UN Expert: Biofuel Production Is 'Criminal Path' Leading To Global Food Crisis
Band Of Brothers: Establishment Of West Papua National Coalition For Liberation Formalized
Pray, Tell: Democrats and Independents Say Reverend Wright is Sincere, Republicans Disagree
Colombia: Isolated Indians Targeted By Rebels And Army

COMMENT:

Toni Solo: Globalization & terror - Clueless in Latin America

LIFESTYLE:

Meteorology: Cold Front Likely For Scantily Dressed Weather Girls
Ingenuity: Charlie Ash Present NZ's First 3-D Video This Friday


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LEAD STORY

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Child Poverty: Give Breaks To Those Who Need It - NZCCSS - To start lifting all children in Aotearoa New Zealand out of poverty we need to set measurable targets to reduce the unacceptably high number of children who continue to live in severe or significant hardship. This is the message that the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) takes from Left Behind: How social and income inequalities damage New Zealand children, a major report on child poverty released today by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00414.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00416.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00601.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00602.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00607.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00413.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00412.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00422.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00421.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00420.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00419.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0804/S00079.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00134.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00427.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00432.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/7478.html
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/7477.html


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NZ POLITICS

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GST: Grey Power Push For Cheaper Food - Grey Power is very disappointed that the Prime Minister has rubbished a proposal to exempt GST from food. Superannuitants are very adept at making every cent of their National Superannuation count More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00430.htm


Big Heartedness: Kiwi Entrepreur Unable To Hide Generosity - New Zealand developer Alan Gibbs - known for such projects as high-speed amphibian vehicles like the Aquada - today said he is delighted to donate $100,000 to the ACT Party. "ACT is the only Party with the guts to do what's right for New Zealand, and I think it's fantastic that the Hon Sir Roger Douglas is coming back into active politics," Mr Gibbs said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00584.htm


Top Jobs: New State Services Commissioner Appointed - State Services Minister David Parker today announced the appointment of Iain Rennie to the position of State Services Commissioner. Mr Rennie will take up his appointment on 1 July 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00596.htm


Tax: Dunne Gets His Income Splitting Discussion - A government discussion document released this weekend seeks people's views on the idea of allowing families with children to split their income for tax purposes, to reduce the amount of income tax they pay. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00580.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00408.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00397.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Wildlife Crime: Alleged Killer Captured In Pukaka - One of two ferrets caught in the Pukaha Mount Bruce forest over the long weekend is thought to be responsible for the deaths of four kiwi there this month. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00067.htm


Weather: Storm's A-Comin', Says Metservice - MetService forecasters have issued Severe Weather Warnings for heavy rain as a low-pressure system moves towards the South Island from the Tasman Sea. Fronts associated with this system are expected to move onto the North Island and western parts of the South Island, on Tuesday, bringing widespread rain that is likely to be heavy and thundery.. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00065.htm


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WORLD

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Fiji: Bainimarama Appeals To Qarase To Join The Process To True Parliamentary Democracy - Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has reiterated his call for Qarase and other critics of the Interim Government to join the process towards moving the country forward not only towards the General Elections which is still scheduled for 2009. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00287.htm


UN Expert: Biofuel Production Is 'Criminal Path' Leading To Global Food Crisis - The United States and the European Union have taken a ''criminal path'' by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food. More >> [1]

ALSO

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00285.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00265.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00266.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00237.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00174.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00149.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/WO0803/S00231.htm


Band Of Brothers: Establishment Of West Papua National Coalition For Liberation Formalized - Leaders representing 29 Papuan political and civil society organisations have formalized the establishment of the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation. This coalition represents the 1.5 million West Papuan people from over 600 tribal communities. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00291.htm


Pray, Tell: Democrats and Independents Say Reverend Wright is Sincere, Republicans Disagree - Results from new national study among 618 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and independents, revealed that while a majority of Democrats and independents reported that Reverend Wright was sincere after viewing his comments, Republicans disagreed. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00288.htm


Colombia: Isolated Indians Targeted By Rebels And Army - One hundred and thirty Nukak Indians, some of the last nomadic Indians in the Amazon, have fled their rainforest homes after becoming caught up in Colombia's civil war. The group make up around a third of the surviving Nukak population. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00290.htm


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COMMENT

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Toni Solo: Globalization & terror - Clueless in Latin America - Corporate globalization and its equally misshapen twin, the fake "war on terror", look like the Western Bloc's last crooked chance to sustain a few decades longer its member countries' habitual global power and privilege. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00393.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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Meteorology: Cold Front Likely For Scantily Dressed Weather Girls - After a very successful début season in 2007 The Weather Angels, is back for it's second season. In the first season, The Weather Angels, which was seen primarily online and on ALT TV, gained a great viewership. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00298.htm


Ingenuity: Charlie Ash Present NZ's First 3-D Video This Friday - Charlie ASH is very very proud and tickled pink to present: New Zealand's first 3D video: Ah-hA debuting on C4 Select Show this Friday 2nd May. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00291.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 29 April 2008

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