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Top Scoop Stories - 21 May 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 21 May 2008

LEAD STORY:

Election 08: Beating Up On Goff

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Politics: Mike Ward Stops Green Co-Leader From Being An MP
Scoop Satire: Fractious Fables
Education: Budget 2008 Fattens Up School Spending
Electoral Commission: 'New World Order' Registers For Election

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

R&D: Sustainability Leads PM To Hyundai Research Centre
Tourism: Ed Hillary Alpine Centre A 'Must See' NZ Icon
Science: Teen Dolphin Sighted Off North Otago
Transport: Shipping Federation Welcomes $36 Million

WORLD:

Fiji Government: Comments By Australian Authorities "Preposterous And Indeed Unsubstantiated"
Health: Heart Diseases And Strokes Become The World's Biggest Killers
The Big Three: Food Crisis, Climate Change And Influenza Are Main Threats To Health
Mission Statement: Ban Ki-Moon Pledges To Do 'Utmost' For Burmese
State Department: Congratulations To Ma Ying-Jeou On His Inauguration As President Of Taiwan

COMMENT:

Dumpster-Diving for GOP Quotes: (And Their Hidden Meanings)
Stateside: National Train Day
Film Review: Human Rights Film on Sri Lanka - War & Waves

LIFESTYLE:

Hip Hop: 'O.G.' Grenell: Moving On NZ tour announced


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LEAD STORY

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Election 08: Beating Up On Goff - Whenever the media whines in future about politicians refusing to answer their questions, Phil Goff's interview on Alt TV is a perfect example of what can happen when they do : a beat-up of monumental proportions, not even remotely supported by what was said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/wtf-beating-up-on-goff/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00278.htm
[3] - http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2008/05/honesty-and-humility-are-not-weaknesses.html


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00373.htm


Politics: Mike Ward Stops Green Co-Leader From Being An MP - "In order for Russel to take my place, candidate Catherine Delahunty and former Green MP Mike Ward both would have had to step aside. Catherine was willing to do so, however, Mike was not," said Green MP Nandor Tanczos. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00375.htm


Scoop Satire: Fractious Fables - Scoop's Lyndon Hood presents an utterly fabulous interpretation of current events in a fable type format. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00279.htm


Education: Budget 2008 Fattens Up School Spending - Budget 2008 sees schools get a significant boost in funding to help meet their day-to-day running costs and provide computer technology, Education Minister Chris Carter announced today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00367.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00369.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0805/S00077.htm


Electoral Commission: 'New World Order' Registers For Election - At its meeting of 19 May 2008, the commission made the following decisions: New World Order, abbreviation N W O, was registered... Further information is being sought before any decision is made about referral to the police of parties that were late with their donation returns. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00303.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00313.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00312.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00310.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00315.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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R&D: Sustainability Leads PM To Hyundai Research Centre - Prime Minister Helen Clark visited the Hyundai research and development centre in Namyang, South Korea, on Saturday, 16 May. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00395.htm


Tourism: Ed Hillary Alpine Centre A 'Must See' NZ Icon - A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world's greatest explorers, the new Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at Aoraki Mount Cook is becoming an essential stop on New Zealand's tourism map. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00404.htm


Science: Teen Dolphin Sighted Off North Otago - University of Otago dolphin researcher Jennie Upton identified a long-resident Hector's Dolphin in the sea near Moeraki last weekend. ''The dolphin we got an ID photo of is in the database from a population survey done in 1995/96,'' Jennie told 'Blueskin ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0805/S00050.htm


Transport: Shipping Federation Welcomes $36 Million - The New Zealand Shipping Federation has welcomed the announcement of a $36 million fund for sea freight development, as part of Sea Change, the Government's coastal shipping strategy, launched today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00411.htm


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WORLD

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Fiji Government: Comments By Australian Authorities "Preposterous And Indeed Unsubstantiated" - ''Comments made by the Australian Authorities that the Republic if Fiji Military Forces is responsible for making threats against the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji is preposterous and indeed unsubstantiated.'' - Ratu Epeli Ganilau, Minister for Defence. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00279.htm


Health: Heart Diseases And Strokes Become The World's Biggest Killers - ''We tend to associate developing countries with infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. But in more and more countries the chief causes of death are non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease and stroke.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00266.htm


The Big Three: Food Crisis, Climate Change And Influenza Are Main Threats To Health - The global food crisis, climate change and pandemic influenza are the main threats to human health, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO). ''These three critical events have the potential to undo much hard-won progress in public health''. More >> [1]

RELATED

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00263.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00267.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00283.htm


Mission Statement: Ban Ki-Moon Pledges To Do 'Utmost' For Burmese - ''I will do my utmost for the people of Myanmar. I want to see the conditions under which relief teams are working and I intend to do all I can to reinforce their efforts in coordination with the Myanmar's authorities and international aid agencies.'' More >> [1]

ALSO

BURMA CRISIS, RECENTLY

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00281.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00280.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00258.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00257.htm


State Department: Congratulations To Ma Ying-Jeou On His Inauguration As President Of Taiwan - The U.S. welcomes initiatives to reduce tension in the Taiwan Strait. ''The election provides a fresh opportunity for both sides to reach out and engage one another in peacefully resolving their differences.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00268.htm


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COMMENT

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Dumpster-Diving for GOP Quotes: (And Their Hidden Meanings) - As a playwright, I pay special attention to the difference between words as they are spoken and the unsaid words hidden beneath the surface -- what we in the dramaturgy biz call "subtext." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00288.htm


Stateside: National Train Day - The first annual National Train Day fell on a weekend. So I took a little trip on the Capitol Corridor, which runs from San Jose to Sacramento and is the third-busiest passenger line in the USA. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00282.htm


Film Review: Human Rights Film on Sri Lanka - War & Waves - AUT University journalism student, Jamie Melbourne-Hayward writes that War & Waves, a story of Sri Lankan hardship, will evoke the consciences of Aucklanders when it screens on the final night of the Human Rights Film Festival this Friday ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00281.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Hip Hop: 'O.G.' Grenell: Moving On NZ tour announced - New Zealand's freshest hip-hop talent Oakley 'O.G.' Grenell today announced a trans-Tasman tour of his latest sounds from his critically-acclaimed album Moving On. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00211.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 21 May 2008

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