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Top Scoop Stories - 5 June 2008 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 5 June 2008 2008

LEAD STORY:

Local Govt Disasters: KKK Hood Wearer Brings World-wide Shame to Kapiti

NZ POLITICS:

Gaia: New Zealand Hosting World Environment Day
Foreign Affairs: Maori Party Barracks For Obama
Tagging: Pink Vests Lead To Colourist Charges
Politics: Brownlee Approves Of Immigration Enquiry

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Transport: Electric Car Industry Start-Up For NZ?
Financial Doom: Beware Of Credit Card Debt
Hydro: Highest. Average Monthly Spot Prices. Ever
Finance: Blue Chippers Can Lean On Lawyers' Shoulders
New Frontiers: Scientists Build Flax Surfboard

WORLD:

Food Crisis: Clear Sense Of Resolve In Addressing Food Crisis, Says Ban Ki-Moon
Food Crisis: Nations Hit Hardest By Food Crisis To Receive $1.2 Billion Aid
China In Africa: Implications For United States Policy
Barack Obama: "Israel's Security Is Sacrosanct. It Is Non-Negotiable"
UK Bird Flu Outbreak: Protection And Surveillance Zones Declared
Minefields: UK Seeks Extension For Falklands Mine Clearance

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: The New Electoral Math - Obama Wins

LIFESTYLE:

Good Deeds: Save the Kiwi While You Shop On-line
Religion: NZ To Receive Influx of Youthful Pilgrims
Health: Survey Shows New Zealanders Are Healthier


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LEAD STORY

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Local Govt Disasters: KKK Hood Wearer Brings World-wide Shame to Kapiti - Kapiti Mayor Jenny Rowan said Community Board member Dale Evans had "crossed the line" when he continued his "attention-seeking behaviour" by staging a KKK scene, complete with fire, for the benefit of nationwide television. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00029.htm
[2] - http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/465467/1807432
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00035.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Gaia: New Zealand Hosting World Environment Day - Environment Minister Trevor Mallard said it was a pleasure and an honour for New Zealand to be hosting such a significant international event as today's World Environment Day More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00063.htm


Foreign Affairs: Maori Party Barracks For Obama - "One small step for America, one giant leap for people of colour the world over," is how Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hone Harawira, described Barack Obama's winning of the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States of America. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00054.htm


Tagging: Pink Vests Lead To Colourist Charges - The Wellington community police constable who is making taggers wear pink vests as punishment has prompted alarm from the youth group Out There. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00039.htm


Politics: Brownlee Approves Of Immigration Enquiry - National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee believes it is significant that the Auditor-General has signalled a very broad inquiry into integrity within the public service, that will include questions about what Ministers knew and when. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00034.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Transport: Electric Car Industry Start-Up For NZ? - New Zealand could soon be building its own electric cars. Talks are underway in the UK now to set up a manufacturing consortium, New Zealand's daily carbon market news service, Carbon News, reveals this morning. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00078.htm


Financial Doom: Beware Of Credit Card Debt - Creating a credit card debt that never dies is the very real risk taken by consumers who pay only the minimum required on their credit card each month. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00056.htm


Hydro: Highest. Average Monthly Spot Prices. Ever. - "Electricity spot prices over May were the highest ever recorded reinforcing the need for all consumers to take prudent steps to conserve power now or risk blackouts in the future along with significant increases in future retail prices. We also need to review policies such as the ban on new thermal generation", said Ralph Matthes of the Major Electricity Users' Group. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00046.htm


Finance: Blue Chippers Can Lean On Lawyers' Shoulders - Lawyers from the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society have joined members of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) to volunteer an hour's free advice to assist people who have lost money through the collapse of the Blue Chip group of property investment companies. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00044.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00043.htm


New Frontiers: Scientists Build Flax Surfboard - A surfboard made from Native New Zealand Flax (harakeke) has been put on display at a Science New Zealand display in the Wellington Airport. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00009.htm


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WORLD

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Food Crisis: Clear Sense Of Resolve In Addressing Food Crisis, Says Ban Ki-Moon - ''There is a clear sense of resolve, shared responsibility, and political commitment among Member States to making the right policy choices, and to investing in agricultural productivity for years to come, especially for smallholder farmers.'' -- Ban Ki-Moon. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00073.htm


Food Crisis: Nations Hit Hardest By Food Crisis To Receive $1.2 Billion Aid - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will provide $1.2 billion in additional food aid in the 62 countries hit hardest by the current crisis resulting from the surge in food and fuel prices. "Hunger is on the march and we must act now." -- WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00072.htm


China In Africa: Implications For United States Policy - China's growing presence in Africa has generated significant discussion during the last several years. This attention reflects the reality that China has important and growing interests in Africa, including access to resources and markets. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00060.htm


Barack Obama: "Israel's Security Is Sacrosanct. It Is Non-Negotiable" - Senator Obama addressed members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington D.C. He delivered an extensive speech which touched on his own long held sense of commitment to the Israeli people, while outlining many of the tough policy decisions that will await the next President of the United States. More >> [1]

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00059.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00052.htm


UK Bird Flu Outbreak: Protection And Surveillance Zones Declared - The restrictions established to contain the outbreak of highly pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza at a farm in Oxfordshire remain in place. Protection and Surveillance Zones now replace the Temporary Control Zone. This follows urgent consideration of the measures required to control the outbreak at this stage. More >> [1]

PREVIOUSLY

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00075.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00041.htm


Minefields: UK Seeks Extension For Falklands Mine Clearance - As provided for under Article 5 of the Ottawa Convention (anti-personnel mine ban convention) the UK has submitted a request for a 10 year extension of the deadline to fulfil its obligation to clear all anti-personnel landmines in mined areas. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00076.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: The New Electoral Math - Obama Wins - Here are my numbers on the electoral drama of under representation called the Electoral College. But first, for some politics. Political factors weigh heavily. Hillary Clinton is trying to extort the Vice President's slot from team Obama. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00051.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Good Deeds: Save the Kiwi While You Shop On-line - Starting tomorrow on World Environment Day (June 5), every person selling an item on Trade Me can donate a small part of their success fee to Forest &Bird's Kiwis For Kiwi Campaign. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00026.htm


Religion: NZ To Receive Influx of Youthful Pilgrims - Details are now finalised as to how the six Catholic dioceses of New Zealand will host 4000 international pilgrims passing through New Zealand for "Days in the Diocese" prior to World Youth Day in Sydney in July. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00028.htm


Health: Survey Shows New Zealanders Are Healthier - Results from the largest-ever survey of New Zealanders' health shows most people believe they are in good health and have excellent access to health care services. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00027.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00043.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00024.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00033.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0806/S00006.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00008.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00010.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00034.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00027.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00025.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/health/8825.html
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/8824.html


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 5 June 2008 2008

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