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Top Scoop Stories - 11 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 11 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Legal Issues: Proposed Safety Orders Welcomed

NZ POLITICS:

Transport: Govt Ponders Cell Phone Ban Policy
Crime: Interpol Assists In NZ Child Porn Case

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Research: Scientists Lead Way To Brave New Food World
Forestry: KFA Blame Clark For Treeless NZ
Technology: Vodafone And Apple Bring iPhone 3G To NZ July 11
Quotas: Stiff Sentence Passed In Fish Dumping Case
Cyberplace NZ: Special Needs Nzers Caught In The 'Net

WORLD:

Europe-U.S. Summit: President Bush With Slovenian Prime Minister Janša And EU President Barroso
Proliferation: Assessment Of Tools & Policy Issues
Shifting Sands Of Time: Environmental Change Re-Draws Atlas Of Africa
Report: UN Rights Council Discusses Human Rights In Burma
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: Interview With Bo Derek, Special Envoy for Wildlife Trafficking

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: Bush Political Prisoner Gets Her Day in Court
Jason Leopold: House Dems Want Bush Admin Investigated for War Crimes
Jason Leopold: McClellan to Testify Before Congress About Bush Admin. Role in Plame Leak
Uri Avnery: No, I Can't!

LIFESTYLE:

Community Art: Tenants Splash Out On Art Prior To Rent Hikes
Clothes: All Black Recruitment Reaches New Levels
Vision Thing: NZ Eye Worker Restores Sight To Hundreds In Fiji
Waitakere: Westies So Tough, They Leave Palm Prints In Grantie


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LEAD STORY

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Legal Issues: Proposed Safety Orders Welcomed - Liz Kinley, Jigsaw CEO Strategic Operations, has added Jigsaw's support to the proposal that Police who attend a domestic violence incident be given the power to issue a safety order. They can do this when they assess that there are immediate safety issues but they do not have sufficient evidence to make an arrest.
More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00136.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Transport: Govt Ponders Cell Phone Ban Policy
- Transport Safety Minister Harry Duynhoven today announced that the Government will consider amending the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 to ban the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving a vehicle. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00194.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00101.htm


Crime: Interpol Assists In NZ Child Porn Case - A 40-year-old Lower Hutt man was today jailed for two years and four months for possessing pictures and movies of children being sexually abused after a German police tip-off. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00102.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Research: Scientists Lead Way To Brave New Food World - Agricultural and medical scientists at two of New Zealand's leading research organisations are joining forces to improve animal production and human health. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00031.htm


Forestry: KFA Blame Clark For Treeless NZ - Prime Minister Helen Clark is personally responsible for shocking new deforestation data revealing that New Zealand has experienced the worst deforestation in its modern history, the Kyoto Forestry Association (KFA) said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00107.htm


Technology: Vodafone And Apple Bring iPhone 3G To NZ July 11 - iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00175.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00164.htm


Quotas: Stiff Sentence Passed In Fish Dumping Case - Nelson based fisherman Lee Craig Harding was sentenced in the Nelson District court today on charges relating to illegally discarding catches of southern blue whiting ('dumping') during a trip in 2004 and the deliberate mis-reporting of that catch. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00126.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00120.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00139.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00160.htm


Cyberplace NZ: Special Needs Nzers Caught In The 'Net - Individuals with special needs are among New Zealanders who have been listed as the most internet-addicted people in the world. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00029.htm


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WORLD

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Europe-U.S. Summit: President Bush With Slovenian Prime Minister Janša And EU President Barroso - ''I appreciate the Foreign Minister Solana going to Iran to deliver a clear message: there is a better way for you to move forward than a way that so far has led to isolation. Iran with a nuclear weapon would be incredibly dangerous for world peace.'' - George Bush. More >> [1]

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00188.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00167.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00168.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00164.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00141.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00142.htm


Proliferation: Assessment Of Tools & Policy Issues - Combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is one of this administration's highest national security priorities. President Bush has said that we must keep the world's most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the world's most dangerous regimes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00182.htm


Shifting Sands Of Time: Environmental Change Re-Draws Atlas Of Africa - 'Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment' features over 300 satellite images taken in every country in Africa in over 100 locations. The 'before' and 'after' photographs, some of which span a 35-year period, offer striking snapshots of local environmental transformation across the continent. The Atlas underlines how development choices, population growth, climate change and, in some cases, conflicts are shaping and impacting the natural and nature-based assets of the region. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00181.htm


Report: UN Rights Council Discusses Human Rights In Burma - Mr. Ojea Quintana appealed to all those involved in the humanitarian assistance to ensure respect for the fundamental rights of all victims. Aid workers should ensure that assistance was equally provided to the most affected areas. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00171.htm
[3] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0806/A.HRC.8.12.pdf


Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: Interview With Bo Derek, Special Envoy for Wildlife Trafficking - "The idea of trying to protect our endangered wildlife just doesn't work unless we reduce the demand, the idea that we can protect these animals in parks or in the seas around the world, when there's a bounty on their head." -- Bo Derek. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00186.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: Bush Political Prisoner Gets Her Day in Court - Bush Political Prisoner Gets Her Day in Court Susan Lindauer, accused "unregistered" agent and the judge who rescued her from forced psychiatric medication, now U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey. More >> [1]

FROM OCT, 2007

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00266.htm


Jason Leopold: House Dems Want Bush Admin Investigated for War Crimes - House Democrats sent a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey Friday requesting that he appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether White House officials, including President Bush, violated the War Crimes Act when they allowed interrogators... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00132.htm


Jason Leopold: McClellan to Testify Before Congress About Bush Admin. Role in Plame Leak - Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next week about the White House's role in the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00129.htm


Uri Avnery: No, I Can't! - AFTER MONTHS of a tough and bitter race, a merciless struggle, Barack Obama has defeated his formidable opponent, Hillary Clinton. He has wrought a miracle: for the first time in history a black person has become a credible candidate for the... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00112.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Community Art: Tenants Splash Out On Art Prior To Rent Hikes - Artwork created by residential tenants of the Christchurch City Council goes on display at Our City O-Tautahi this Thursday (12 June). The Council's City Housing unit organised a creative art and photography competition - open to all tenants. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00095.htm


Clothes: All Black Recruitment Reaches New Levels - Baby Silvestri-Astrop, born last Saturday 7 June, the day of the All Black vs Ireland test, was the first baby to receive his jersey as part of adidas 'Birthright' campaign, which aims to provide every baby born on home-match test days between now and the end of the Philips Tri-Nations series with their own tiny version of the famous black jersey. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00092.htm


Vision Thing: NZ Eye Worker Restores Sight To Hundreds In Fiji - Local orthoptist Ellen Booth has been lending her hand to help improve the sight of hundreds of visually impaired in Fiji. Putting her valuable eye care skills to work at The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ's Pacific regional training centre and eye clinic in Fiji, Ellen dispensed low cost glasses to over 300 people. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00030.htm


Waitakere: Westies So Tough, They Leave Palm Prints In Grantie - Granite plaques bearing the handprints of famous westies Oscar Kightley, Paul Radisich and Karen Walker were unveiled on Waitakere's Walkway of Fame on Saturday. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00088.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 11 June 2008

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