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Top Scoop Stories - 29 May 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 29 May 2008

LEAD STORY:

Election 08: Gordon Campbell On The Vietnam Vets Apology + Scoop Full Analysis of Govt Apology

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 29 May 2008
Crime: Sharples Blasts Mark
Conservation: DOC To Cull 60 Jobs
Adiction: P A Problem The Govt Is Taking Seriously
Health Policy: World Health Organisation Raises Work Force Issues
Gordon Campbell: National's secrecy about its policies

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Publicity: Paid Liars Out Themselves
Think Big: NZ's largest gas field development completed
Biosecurity: MAF Not A Fan Of Invader Worm
Technology: Strong Response To Digital Strategy
PRINZ: Public Relations Practitioners Recognised
Environment and Conservation: International Scientists Speak Out For Dolphins
To The Front: Japanese Government To Host 50 Future Leaders

WORLD:

Explosive News: Draft Cluster Bomb Ban Approved By 111 Countries
Amnesty International Report 2008: Sixty Years Of Human Rights Failure - Governments Must Apologize And Act Now
No Kidding: Further Sharp Increases In Global Food Prices Likely
Keeping A Good Mix: Biodiversity Loss A Threat To Economic Development
Burma: Top UN Officials Call For Release Of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
You Say Tomato: Climate Scientists Clear Up Discrepancy In Temperature Record
Gathering Storm: Israel's Reaction To IAEA Report On Iran's Nuclear Program

COMMENT:

Sherwood Ross: Bush Distorts World War II History In Speech
Bernard Weiner On Bush's Brain: The Lame-Duck Session
Ernest Partridge: GOTCHA!
Globalization and terror: Fomenting inflation to pay for war
Jason Leopold: GOP Contender Linked to Attorney Firing

LIFESTYLE:

Dance: Steel Skeletons Bursting Onto Stage
Media: Wake Up With Wammo
Gaming: Wii Gets Funner, Even More Dweeby
Refugee Day: International Language Of Football


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LEAD STORY

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Election 08: Gordon Campbell On The Vietnam Vets Apology - On compassionate grounds, the apology extended to the troops who fought in Vietnam was justified - so long as it was not extended or regarded as a re-appraisal of the morality of the conflict, which the Government has been careful not to do. For the Government to have been crystal clear about what was, and wasn't, being apologized for would have run the risk of re-opening old wounds and would have undermined the point of the apology. There may be another occasion when the other shoe - an apology to the people of Vietnam - can be allowed to fall. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00404.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00411.htm

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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00609.htm


Crime: Sharples Blasts Mark - Ron Mark's fantabulous allegations about the police inquiry into the murder of the Kahui twins are a perfect example of why politicians should check their facts before they speak, says Dr Pita Sharples. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00596.htm


Conservation: DOC To Cull 60 Jobs - "We are very disappointed that DOC is forced to cut jobs in part because of a forecast shortfall caused largely by one-time events - for example, fighting an unusual number of forest fires this year," says PSA National Secretary Brenda Pilott. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00467.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00475.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00595.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00600.htm


Adiction: P A Problem The Govt Is Taking Seriously - The Government takes the scourge of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine (or P) extremely seriously, Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00579.htm


Trade Agreements: Standing Room Only At FTA Roadshow Event - The Auckland leg of a nationwide roadshow informing businesses about how to make the most of the China Free Trade Agreement was filled to capacity this morning, Trade Minister Phil Goff said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00575.htm


Health Policy: World Health Organisation Raises Work Force Issues - The World Health Organisation report specifying action necessary to avoid a major shortage of health workers by 2011 is a timely reminder to the Government that industrial action in the health sector must be taken extremely seriously, says New Zealand First ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00573.htm


Gordon Campbell: National's secrecy about its policies - Election08: Roger Douglas may not be in the next National Cabinet in person, but clearly, he will be there in spirit. The Kiwisaver fiasco has revealed all this. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/national%e2%80%99s-secrecy-about-its-policies/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00572.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00448.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00540.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00527.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00524.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/8581.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/8559.html
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/8556.html
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/8593.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Publicity: Paid Liars Out Themselves - We lied to family, friends, co-workers, colleagues, future employers and future employees. Since the 12th of May, we have pretended to be misogynist, racist, homophobic alcoholics. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00582.htm


Think Big: NZ's largest gas field development completed - The final milestone in the construction phase of NZ's largest gas field has been safely delivered with the departure of the Ensco 56 rig from coastal Taranaki. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00577.htm


Biosecurity: MAF Not A Fan Of Invader Worm - MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is responding to the detection of a new and unwanted marine species in Lyttelton Port. The newly identified species, the Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii), was found as part of MAFBNZ's routine targeted surveillance programme. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0805/S00065.htm


Technology: Strong Response To Digital Strategy - The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) reports a good public response to the government's call for feedback on the draft Digital Strategy 2.0. Submissions closed last week. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00570.htm


PRINZ: Public Relations Practitioners Recognised - Three leading public relations practitioners have been made Fellows of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand. Two of the new Fellows, Victoria University Director of Communications and Marketing Helen Morgan-Banda and Communications Manager for the Prime Ministers Office Andrew Cutler, are based in Wellington. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00566.htm


Environment and Conservation: International Scientists Speak Out For Dolphins - International Scientists Speak Out For Dolphins Conservation group Care for the Wild International (CWI) today drew attention to the international scientific community's statements supporting the urgent improvements required to ensure the survival of the Hector's and Maui's dolphins. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0805/S00064.htm


To The Front: Japanese Government To Host 50 Future Leaders - Less than two weeks after the successful visit of the New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and Trade Minister Phil Goff to Tokyo, the Government of Japan is reciprocating efforts to reinvigorate the Japan-New Zealand relationship... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00563.htm


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WORLD

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Explosive News: Draft Cluster Bomb Ban Approved By 111 Countries - Diplomats from 111 countries have agreed on a draft treaty outlawing cluster bombs, which have killed or wounded thousands of civilians. The draft gives signatory nations eight years to destroy their cluster bomb stockpiles. The U.S. opposes the ban. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00437.htm


Amnesty International Report 2008: Sixty Years Of Human Rights Failure - Governments Must Apologize And Act Now - Amnesty International's Report 2008, shows that sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN, people in many countries are still tortured or ill-treated, face unfair trials, and are not allowed to speak freely. "The human rights flashpoints in Darfur, Zimbabwe, Gaza, Iraq and Myanmar demand immediate action." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00418.htm


No Kidding: Further Sharp Increases In Global Food Prices Likely - Further sharp price hikes and continued volatility in markets for food supplies appear to be likely for the next few seasons, according to a report released today by the United Nations FAO in the run-up to a summit on the global food crisis. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00425.htm


Keeping A Good Mix: Biodiversity Loss A Threat To Economic Development - ''Nature's assets underpin the very lives and livelihoods of more than six billion people. They make our very existence possible in the vacuum of space,'' Mr. Ban said in a statement delivered to a major conference on biological diversity. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00422.htm


Burma: Top UN Officials Call For Release Of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - Top UN officials today expressed their disappointment over the decision by the Government of Myanmar to extend the house arrest of pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. ''Her release will be critical in facilitating national reconciliation''. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00428.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00398.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00393.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00379.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00426.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00381.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00397.htm


You Say Tomato: Climate Scientists Clear Up Discrepancy In Temperature Record - Scientists has uncovered the reason for a sharp cooling in sea temperatures at the end of WWII. Using a new technique, they concluded that this drop is largely artificial, arising from different methods used by the United States and the UK to measure sea-surface temperatures! More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00430.htm


Gathering Storm: Israel's Reaction To IAEA Report On Iran's Nuclear Program - ''Despite the fact that the IAEA assigns high credibility to the information presented to it, Iran continues its tricks of deception and evasiveness. Iran's response does nothing to remove the fears of the international community.'' More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00412.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00373.htm


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COMMENT

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Sherwood Ross: Bush Distorts World War II History In Speech - George W. Bush may not be much of a president but his latest comments comparing his Iraq war to World War II indicate he is even less of a historian. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00406.htm


Bernard Weiner On Bush's Brain: The Lame-Duck Session - "I'm with my closest colleagues at the top of Mt. Everest. Below us on the snow, or maybe it's white sand, are thousands of bloody bodies. Suddenly, I see a line of approaching figures, armed with pitchforks and clubs, coming up the mountain. ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00387.htm


Ernest Partridge: GOTCHA! - A Democrat campaigning for the White House must feel like a soldier advancing through a mine field. At any moment, he or she is one step away from being blown out of the contest. And the poor wretch is surrounded by a ravenous mob of media hounds, each ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00403.htm


Globalization and terror: Fomenting inflation to pay for war - Western Bloc central banks and financial and investment corporations are locked into an inflationary dynamic in order to sustain their system's militarist imperialism. The Bloc's European and Pacific components offer supportive economic collaboration. ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00388.htm


Jason Leopold: GOP Contender Linked to Attorney Firing - Though virtually unknown outside the Albuquerque area, Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White is betting that his conservative credentials and close ties to the White House will help Republicans retain the hotly contested New Mexico congressional seat ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00394.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Dance: Steel Skeletons Bursting Onto Stage - Homegrown music and dynamic dance await Wellington audiences tomorrow night, when the New Zealand School of Dance Choreographic Season, Steel Skeletons, bursts onto stage. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00310.htm


Media: Wake Up With Wammo - Current Kiwi FM Breakfast host Wallace Chapman will host the Drive show, from 3-6pm weekdays, while Drive host Glenn 'Wammo' Williams moves - you guessed it - to the Breakfast slot, 6-10am weekdays. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00299.htm


Gaming: Wii Gets Funner, Even More Dweeby - Wii Fit on Wii™ is a unique and innovative way to help you and your family stay fit in the comfort of your home, through simple daily exercises. More than a gaming experience, Wii Fit is a health and lifestyle product with more than 40 exercises, across four categories. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00290.htm


Refugee Day: International Language Of Football - A Wellington Invitational XI will play World Refugee All Stars XI to mark the start of Refugee Awareness Week. This match will be held on Sunday 15th June at Waterside-Karori AFC grounds in Karori, kick off is scheduled for 11am. Rain day postponement is set for the following Sunday 22nd June. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00293.htm


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

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