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Top Scoop Stories - 27 May 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 27 May 2008

LEAD STORY:

Black Outs: PM'S Post Cabinet Presser - Monday, 26 May 2008

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Crime: Inmate Conviction Over Threats Welcomed

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Economic Gloom: Meat Processing Goes Down Gurgler
Weather: New Climate Change Projections For NZ
Technology: Mars Craft Reports Good Health After Landing

WORLD:

Nuclear Iran: IAEA Chief Circulates Latest Report On Iran
Fiji Government: "Air Pacific Is A Stagnating Airline"
Ctrl-Alt-Busted: UK Gets First Computers For Cops On The Beat
Stoked: Globe Fiji Pro Surfing Champs Gives International Exposure To Fiji
African Unity: US Congratulates African Union On 45th Anniversary
Disaster Appeal: Westpac Donates To China Earthquake Appeal

COMMENT:

WTF: Gordon Campbell On Obama's Speech
US Elections: Interview With Pelosi Challenger Shirley Golub
Review Of Books: Grab And Mash

LIFESTYLE:

Equine Affairs: New Chair Of Riding For The Disabled
Best Friends: Keep Those Dogs Warm Says SPCA


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LEAD STORY

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Black Outs: PM'S Post Cabinet Presser - Monday, 26 May 2008 - Scoop Multimedia: The Prime Minister talked at some length at her regular post-cabinet press conference about being plunged into darkness after a transformer went zzzzzhhhttt in Wellington. ALSO... the back-up power generators at the nation's Government HQ also went AWOL which reminded one of the Simon And Garfunkel lyric 'hello darkness my old friend'. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00354.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00523.htm


Crime: Inmate Conviction Over Threats Welcomed - Women's Refuge says the conviction of an inmate who terrorised his former partner from jail is a much-needed clampdown on this type of behaviour. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00429.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Economic Gloom: Meat Processing Goes Down Gurgler - PPCS Chief Executive Keith Cooper said that the decision was finalised following the conclusion of consultation processes with employees and their representatives at the two sites. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00521.htm


Weather: New Climate Change Projections For NZ - The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has produced new climate change projections for New Zealand. More >> [1] <>ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0805/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00519.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00520.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00436.htm


Technology: Mars Craft Reports Good Health After Landing - NASA PASADENA, Calif. -- A NASA spacecraft has sent pictures showing itself in good condition after making the first successful landing in a polar region of Mars. The images from NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander also provided a glimpse of the flat valley floor expected to have water-rich permafrost within reach of the lander's robotic arm. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00359.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/scitech/8509.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/scitech/8492.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00351.htm
[5] - http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html


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WORLD

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Nuclear Iran: IAEA Chief Circulates Latest Report On Iran - Iranian authorities have stated that its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes, but some other countries contend that it is driven by military ambitions. Iran had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00373.htm


Fiji Government: "Air Pacific Is A Stagnating Airline" - ''Air Pacific is a stagnating airline. Its profit is declining, it is not expanding, no new major international destinations have been added to its flight network in the past two decades. It is also beset by serious employee relations' problems.'' -- Fijian Finance Minister, Mahendra Chaudhry.More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00370.htm


Ctrl-Alt-Busted: UK Gets First Computers For Cops On The Beat - Details of UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown's promise to give police on the beat hand-held computers to log crimes have been released today. A total of 27 forces around the country will share £50 million in funding to phase-in the new technology. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00362.htm


Stoked: Globe Fiji Pro Surfing Champs Gives International Exposure To Fiji - The Globe Fiji Pro-World Surfing Championship held on Tavarua Island will give the nation immeasurable international exposure and definitely boost tourism, says PM Bainimarama. "Wave riding has tremendous potential for our people," he said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00364.htm


African Unity: US Congratulates African Union On 45th Anniversary - The U.S. congratulates the African Union on the 45th anniversary of its establishment. On May 25, 1963, the Orgaanization of African Unity was established as a collective voice for the total liberation of Africa. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00360.htm


Disaster Appeal: Westpac Donates To China Earthquake Appeal - Westpac Group has donated AUD$100,000 to Oxfam's appeal for the victims of the recent earthquake in China, recognising its well-established links with the local Chinese community in both Australia and New Zealand through its Migrant Banking and Multicultural ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00369.htm


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COMMENT

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WTF: Gordon Campbell On Obama's Speech - If you haven't yet read Barack Obama's speech a couple of months ago on race, it can be accessed here. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00362.htm


US Elections: Interview With Pelosi Challenger Shirley Golub - Shirley Golub, who is challenging Nancy Pelosi to be the Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House, with downtown San Francisco in the background More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00361.htm


Review Of Books: Grab And Mash - Popular Potatoes by Simon & Alison Holst HYNDMAN PUBLISHING, $25. Reviewed by KATHRYN HUTCHINSON for the Scoop Review of Books Potatoes, as you may well be aware, are good. This is not only because they are textually pleasing, tasty and of course ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00355.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Equine Affairs: New Chair Of Riding For The Disabled - New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporated has announced the recent appointment of Joy Durrant to the role of Chair. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00274.htm


Best Friends: Keep Those Dogs Warm Says SPCA - With winter drawing near, the Royal New Zealand SPCA is appealing to dog owners to make sure their best friends stay warm through the cold months ahead. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00272.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 27 May 2008

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