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Top Scoop Stories - 07 May 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 07 May 2008

LEAD STORY:

Foreign Affairs: Gov-General Accepts UN International Disability Award For NZ

NZ POLITICS:

Video + Audio of the PM's Presser 5 May 2008
Education Policy: Education Ministry Plays School Bully
Primary Health: Schools Will Fail Grade On Healthy Food Guidelines
Race Relations: Palestine Group Objects To Celebration Of Violence
Foreign Affairs: Threats To Shut Down Fijian Media Disturbing
Crime: Te Aroha Toddler Stabbing
Foreign Affairs: NZ Wants UN To Monitor Zimbabwe Run-Off Vote

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Real Estate: Property Investment Yields Down, Optimism Remains
International Trade: Reserve Bank Announces New Liquidity Measures

WORLD:

BURMA LATEST: 22,000 DEAD + 41,000 MISSING
United Nations: Hundreds Of Thousands May Need Assistance In Cyclone-Hit Myanmar
Food Shortages: Global Food Crisis Was Avoidable, Say UN Experts
Development Goals: UK 'Business Call To Action' Business Summit Aims To Fight Poverty

COMMENT:

Jason Leopold: Halliburton Bribe Case Haunts Cheney
Richard S. Ehrlich: Cyclone Help For Irrawaddy Delta Survivors

LIFESTYLE:

Families: Marriage Doing Fine Under Labour + Weddings And Warm Weather Go Together + New Zealanders Missing Out On Orgasms


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LEAD STORY

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Foreign Affairs: Gov-General Accepts UN International Disability Award For NZ - The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, has received on New Zealand's behalf a prestigious international disability award at the United Nations in New York today - at 9am Wednesday 7 May New Zealand time, at a ceremony attended by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00098.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00099.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00100.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00104.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Scoop Multimedia: Video + Audio of the PM's Presser 5 May 2008 [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00057.htm


Education Policy: Education Ministry Plays School Bully - ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Heather Roy today demanded to know how Education Minister Chris Carter could sit by and allow Longbeach School pupils to be taught in a shipping container... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00111.htm


Primary Health: Schools Will Fail Grade On Healthy Food Guidelines - Many schools will get a fail grade under the new Food and Nutrition for Healthy Confident Kids guidelines that come into effect on 1 June, according to the Green Party's latest school food survey. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00105.htm


Race Relations: Palestine Group Objects To Celebration Of Violence - The Wellington Palestine Group will conduct a vigil outside Temple Sinai on 7 May to protest the Zionist Federation of New Zealand celebration of the founding of Israel. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00096.htm


Foreign Affairs: Threats To Shut Down Fijian Media Disturbing - Threats by the Fiji military to shut down the media are a disturbing indication a return to democracy is further away than ever, according to the Commonwealth Press Union's New Zealand section. Chairman Tim Pankhurst said the CPU and its Media Freedom Committee strongly supported their journalist colleagues in Fiji. More >> [1]

SCOOP DOCO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00012.htm


Crime: Te Aroha Toddler Stabbing - Waikato Police investigating yesterday's stabbing of a 2-year-old boy in Te Aroha hope to complete their scene examination this afternoon. The incident happened about 3pm, at the Centennial Ave property where the child lived. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00079.htm


Foreign Affairs: NZ Wants UN To Monitor Zimbabwe Run-Off Vote - Prime Minister Helen Clark has added New Zealand's voice to calls for any second round of voting in the Zimbabwe presidential election to be free, fair and open to international observers and election monitors. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00075.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Real Estate: Property Investment Yields Down, Optimism Remains - Property investors are becoming more circumspect, although they continue to expect strong returns from housing in the medium-term, figures from the fifth annual ANZ Property Investors Survey show. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00107.htm


International Trade: Reserve Bank Announces New Liquidity Measures - The Reserve Bank today announced that it is adopting measures to ensure there is sufficient liquidity in the banking system in the event of further international financial market turbulence. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00101.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00100.htm


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WORLD

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BURMA CYCLONE NARGIS LATEST: 22,000 DEAD + 41,000 MISSING [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00096.htm


United Nations: Hundreds Of Thousands May Need Assistance In Cyclone-Hit Myanmar - The number of people requiring humanitarian assistance following the deadly cyclone which struck Myanmar a few days ago could number in the hundreds of thousands, according to the UN which is mobilizing aid in the wake of the disaster. More >> [1]

RELATED

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

SEE ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00100.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00065.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00098.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00080.htm


Food Shortages: Global Food Crisis Was Avoidable, Say UN Experts - A lack of investment in agriculture over a long period, as well as the use of precious natural resources for biofuel production, have contributed to the current global food crisis, according to two UN experts. ''We've had a lack of investment in agriculture''. Crops used for biofuel production had also contributed to the current worldwide rise in food prices, since "they depend quite heavily on land and water resources". More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00095.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00093.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00094.htm


Development Goals: UK 'Business Call To Action' Business Summit Aims To Fight Poverty - The Business Call to Action event will highlight initiatives by more than a dozen global companies, including Citi, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Microsoft, Sumitomo Chemical, Thomson Reuters and Vodafone - with a view to inspiring others to do the same. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00089.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00101.htm


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COMMENT

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Jason Leopold: Halliburton Bribe Case Haunts Cheney - Dick Cheney's tenure at Halliburton ended eight years ago, but a federal investigation of alleged bribes from a company subsidiary to Nigerian officials lingers from the Cheney era, raising questions about what the Vice President knew or should have known. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00437.htm


Richard S. Ehrlich: Cyclone Help For Irrawaddy Delta Survivors - Bangkok, Thailand -- Wounded and terrified survivors waited for help on Tuesday, picking through flimsy bamboo, thatch and wooden wreckage in villages flattened by Cyclone Nargis, which Burma's military regime said killed more than 22,000 people ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00067.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Families: Marriage Doing Fine Under Labour - Family First NZ is welcoming the latest statistics on marriage, civil unions and divorce showing a declining rate of divorce down 500 to 9,600 in 2007. Less than half of all marriages dissolved in 2007 involved people with children. More >> [1]

ALSO

OTHER STATISTICS

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00048.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00049.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 07 May 2008

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