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Top Scoop Stories - 30 May 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 30 May 2008

LEAD STORY:

In the Hood: MPs Bust 'Yoof' Styles On Parliament Steps

NZ POLITICS:

Disarmament: Goff Welcomes Cluster Munitions treaty
Representation: Time For A Referendum On Maori Seats Says Dunne
Conferences:HNZ Property Improvement Conferences, 2002 to 2008
Media & Politics: Prime Minister Challenges NZ Media In Latest PJR
Environment and Conservation: Tough New Measures To Protect Dolphins
Human Rights: Inquiry Into Taser-Related Deaths Before Decision
Gullible Kiwis?: Nats' Kiwisaver Policy Could Cost Worker $190k
Defence News: Cross-party Letter Supporting Sir Keith Park Statue
Election 08: Gordon Campbell on the Vietnam vets apology
Doubling Air Miles: Chinese Labour Fishy Deal For Seafood Industry

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Agricultural Love: Fieldays Rural Bachelor finalists announced
Economy: NZ Consumer Confidence Falls To Record Low
Employment & Manufacturing: Getting The Boot Kumfs' Style
Internet: Council To Plan For Digital Future
Company Results: Lyttelton Port Revises Profit Forecast
Legal Issues: $1 Million Plus Costs Against Law Firm
Global Economy: Coalition Expresses Disappointment With WTO
Retail: Speight'S Launches New Lager
International Trade: Kiwi Ingenuity Celebrated At Tokyo Earth Month

WORLD:

Large Helping: World Bank Launches $1.2 Billion Food Aid Facility
Nation Building: Secretary Rice Remarks To Press At Iraq Compact Conference
Global Food Crisis: Food Prices Will Remain High Over Next Decade
Bombs Away: Groundbreaking Treaty Banning Cluster Bombs Agreed
Cutting Edge: Hard-Hitting Graphic Knife-Crime Ads Launched In United Kingdom
Amnesty International Report 2008: Sixty Years Of Human Rights Failure - Governments Must Apologize And Act Now
Church Of England: Religious Trends And Our Religious Future
War President: Bush Compares Afghanistan, Iraq Situation To World War II

COMMENT:

Scoop Review Of Books:Jewish Baghdad, A City Lost

LIFESTYLE:

Heroes: Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre officially opens
Classical Grooving: Masters of Baroque sets the seasons alight
Military History: Online Memories Of New Zealand And The Vietnam War


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LEAD STORY

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In the Hood: MPs Bust 'Yoof' Styles On Parliament Steps - The humble Hoodie graced many a parliamentarian this lunch hour. This show of black brush-cottoned solidarity was organised to show that when worn by middle aged MPs the Hoodie loses its stigma. However it was noted by Scoop that none of the MPs demystifying the Hoodie were draped in gang colours, playing Grand Theft Auto while listening to Tupac and drinking gin'n'juice at the time of the photo session. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00418.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Disarmament: Goff Welcomes Cluster Munitions treaty - Agreement on a ground-breaking new treaty banning cluster munitions in Dublin yesterday has been warmly welcomed by Disarmament Minister Phil Goff. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00642.htm


Representation: Time For A Referendum On Maori Seats Says Dunne - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has reaffirmed his call for a referendum on the future of the Maori seats in light of a report released today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00638.htm


Conferences:HNZ Property Improvement Conferences, 2002 to 2008 - Housing New Zealand today published details of conferences held by its Property Improvement Team since 2002. "Conferences by the Property Improvement Team have been an annual event for six of the past seven years. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00483.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00598.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/8677.html


Media & Politics: Prime Minister Challenges NZ Media In Latest PJR - Media: Three thought-provoking commentators challenge the media as it faces digital decisions for the future in the latest edition of Pacific Journalism Review . Including, Prime Minister Helen Clark finds much to fault in New Zealand journalism in her commentary addressed to journalists and media educators. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0805/S00131.htm


Environment and Conservation: Tough New Measures To Protect Dolphins - Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton today announced the strongest-ever package of measures to protect New Zealand's threatened Hector's and Maui's dolphins. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00613.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00617.htm


Human Rights: Inquiry Into Taser-Related Deaths Before Decision - Amnesty International continues to oppose any introduction of Tasers by the New Zealand Police before a thorough and independent inquiry into their uses and effects occurs. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00477.htm


Gullible Kiwis?: Nats' Kiwisaver Policy Could Cost Worker $190k - Policy that allowed business to take Kiwisaver contributions from wages could cost the average worker $190,000 in wages and lost interest over their working life says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00481.htm


Defence News: Cross-party Letter Supporting Sir Keith Park Statue - Defence Minister Phil Goff will meet with newly-elected Mayor of London Boris Johnson and deliver a letter signed by all party leaders in support of a statue of New Zealand WWII hero Sir Keith Park in Trafalgar Square. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00611.htm


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. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-on-the-vietnam-vets-apology/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00411.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00315.htm


Doubling Air Miles: Chinese Labour Fishy Deal For Seafood Industry - It's crazy to catch fish in New Zealand, then ship it to China for processing, before bringing the finished product back to New Zealand for sale, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00612.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Agricultural Love: Fieldays Rural Bachelor finalists announced - New Zealand's bachelor cream of the crop have been found and are getting ready to compete for the 'Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year®' title at the Fieldays 2008, 11 - 14 June. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00613.htm


Economy: NZ Consumer Confidence Falls To Record Low - New Zealand consumer confidence in the economy plunged 18 points from the second half of 2007 to the first half of 2008, according to a global online survey by The Nielsen Company. This was the biggest drop in consumer confidence of any country in the world monitored. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00593.htm


Employment & Manufacturing: Getting The Boot Kumfs' Style - Kumfs Announces Further Redundancies - Kumfs announced today [28 May] further redundancies at its Mangere Factory, as the high cost of manufacturing in New Zealand continues to hit hard. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00595.htm


Internet: Council To Plan For Digital Future - Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe today launched the structure that will become an important contributor to New Zealand's digital future. The Minister hosted the signing of the establishment rules for the Digital Development Council, which will in turn set up the Digital Development Forum. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00610.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00591.htm


Company Results: Lyttelton Port Revises Profit Forecast - Lyttelton Port of Christchurch has announced an upwardly revised net profit projection of $10-$10.5 million for the financial year ending June 30 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00584.htm


Legal Issues: $1 Million Plus Costs Against Law Firm - In a judgment today from Justice Rhys Harrison, a rare award of indemnity costs in the amount of $1.057,691.25 was made in respect of an action that arose from Clive Bradbury's ''deep-seated sense of grievance'' over the Bank's ending of a solicitor-client ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00576.htm


Global Economy: Coalition Expresses Disappointment With WTO - The Global Services Coalition (GSC), of which the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce is a key member, has expressed disappointment at the Doha Round services text, released by the WTO services chair yesterday, and called for strong services ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00596.htm


Retail: Speight'S Launches New Lager - Speight's is proud to introduce Speight's Summit Lager, an exciting new addition to the iconic Speight's brand. Brewed with only natural ingredients, Speight's Summit Lager is a smooth flavoured lager made from malted barley, hops, yeast, water ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00587.htm


International Trade: Kiwi Ingenuity Celebrated At Tokyo Earth Month - A small, innovative New Zealand company is being recognised for its contribution to the environment at a global conference in Japan as part of the Earth Month celebrations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00592.htm


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WORLD

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Large Helping: World Bank Launches $1.2 Billion Food Aid Facility - The World Bank Group announced today it would support global efforts to overcome the global food crisis with a new $1.2 billion rapid financing facility to address immediate needs, including $200 million in grants targeted at the vulnerable. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00456.htm


Nation Building: Secretary Rice Remarks To Press At Iraq Compact Conference - "Iraq's international partners remain committed to sustaining their economic assistance. About $2.5 billion in new soft loans from Japan and the World Bank have been approved for much needed infrastructure, energy, and essential services." -- Sec. Rice. More >> [1]

MORE

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00449.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00447.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00454.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00452.htm


Global Food Crisis: Food Prices Will Remain High Over Next Decade - Over the next decade rice and sugar prices will increase by less than 10 per cent, wheat by less than 20 per cent, butter coarse grains and oilseeds will rise 30 per cent, and vegetable oils over 50 per cent. Coherent action is urgently needed. More >> [1]

YESTERDAY

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00448.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00425.htm


Bombs Away: Groundbreaking Treaty Banning Cluster Bombs Agreed - ''I lost my arms and legs because of cluster bombs but this visionary treaty will make a real difference to people like me. Dublin's legacy will save lives. I am proud that countries have prioritised people over weapons.'' -- Cluster Munition Survivor. More >> [1]

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00453.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00437.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00431.htm


Cutting Edge: Hard-Hitting Graphic Knife-Crime Ads Launched In United Kingdom - ''Many young people carry a knife because they are fearful; these advertss tell powerful stories about the dangers. People have got to get the message that if they carry a knife, there's more chance of it being used against them.'' - UK Home Office Minister. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00441.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


Church Of England: Religious Trends And Our Religious Future - "Islam's rapid progress in the UK has been assisted by government hard-line multi-cultural dogma & willingness to concede to virtually every demand made by Muslims. At all levels of national life Islam has gained state funding & protection from criticism. In some 30 years the mosque will claim UK an Islamic nation." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00439.htm


War President: Bush Compares Afghanistan, Iraq Situation To World War II - ''To win the first war of the 21st century, we need to prevail not just in the battle of arms, but also in the battle of wills. And we need to recognize that the only way America can lose the war on terror is if we defeat ourselves.'' - George Bush. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00438.htm


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COMMENT

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Scoop Review Of Books:Jewish Baghdad, A City Lost - It's a story about loss (leaving Baghdad) and discovery, which sheds some light on today's Iraq and the relationships between Arabs, Kurds, Bedouins, Assyrians, Armenians and Jews - and about Muslim domination by Sunnis and Shi-ites on the rest of society. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00417.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Heroes: Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre officially opens - The new Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at Aoraki Mount Cook was today (Thursday 29 May) officially opened by Sir Edmund's widow, June, Lady Hillary Q.S.M. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00320.htm


Classical Grooving: Masters of Baroque sets the seasons alight - For first time ever in New Zealand and for one extraordinary night virtuosic conductor and violinist Fabio Biondi brings the foremost interpreters of Italian baroque and classical music Europa Galante to the Auckland Town Hall. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00321.htm


Military History: Online Memories Of New Zealand And The Vietnam War - A new era in New Zealand's digital history begins today with the launch of www.VietnamWar.govt.nz, asking people to share their stories, experiences and memorabilia of the Vietnam War. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00315.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 30 May 2008

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