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Top Scoop Stories - 19 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 19 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Gordon Campbell: Labour's Problem With Young Voters

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 19 June 2008
Humanitarian News: Harmeet Sooden Deported From Israel - ISM
Future Is Now: Biotechnology And The New Breed of Humans
Immigration: Anonymous Sources Say NZ Borders Leakier Than Aussie APEC Security
Insurance: Cars May Have To Register As Third Parties

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Broadband: Open Fibre To The Real Estate Development
Breeding: Zookeepers Discover Third Tiger Cub
Power Saving: How Are You Doing NZ?

WORLD:

Oil & Gas: Bush Discusses Energy, Calls For Offshore Drilling
Middle East Ceasefire: UN Welcomes Israel-Gaza Cessation Of Violence
Japan Whaling Association: Speaking In Defence Of Greenland's Whalemeat Sales
Getting High: Coca Cultivation In Andean Countries On The Rise

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: 911 Prediction Revealed at Lindauer Competency Hearing in NYC
Legalizing Occupation: Bush's Last Manoeuvre in Iraq

LIFESTYLE:

Volunteer Week: New Zealand Leads the World in Prison Volunteering
Culture Maori 'tu be map' In London Exhibition


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LEAD STORY

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Gordon Campbell: Labour's Problem With Young Voters - The wrangle between the government and insurance industry over third party motor vehicle insurance reflects a wider problem for the Clark government – namely, its punitive stance towards young people, and first time voters. According to to Labour Party president Mike Williams, there will 190,000 eligible first time voters in this election, and they’re supposed to be a Labour priority. More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/labour%e2%80%99s-problems-with-the-young/


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00292.htm

Humanitarian News: Harmeet Sooden Deported From Israel - ISM - Harmeet Sooden, a peace activist from New Zealand, was forcibly deported from Israel on the 18th of June at 1 am, after four days in jail. Sooden was told he was being deported because he was a "threat to the security of the State of Israel". Sooden, along with Tom Fox, Norman Kember, and James Loney, was held in captivity for four months while working with the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Iraq. Image: Harmeet Sooden. Photograph by Selwyn Manning. More >> [1]

MORE HUMANITARIAN NEWS:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00264.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00241.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00247.htm


Future Is Now: Biotechnology And The New Breed of Humans - Advice to government on new biotechnologies Pregnancy tests, blood tests and ultrasounds are routinely offered to expectant mothers as part of their programme of pre-natal care. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00248.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00250.htm


Immigration: Anonymous Sources Say NZ Borders Leakier Than Aussie APEC Security - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith has released a further document provided to him by a whistleblowing immigration officer. "This person, who claims to be a serving immigration officer, has alleged that basic checks are not being done... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00279.htm


Insurance: Cars May Have To Register As Third Parties - New Zealanders are being urged to have their say on the introduction of compulsory third party vehicle insurance for all motorists. Transport Safety Minister Harry Duynhoven has today released a discussion document seeking information on vehicle insurance in New Zealand. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00271.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00238.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00233.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00237.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Broadband: Open Fibre To The Real Estate Development - The next generation of broadband delivering content-rich services to New Zealand households over an open access fibre network is being piloted in a new housing development in Orewa, north of Auckland. In a joint project Telecom Wholesale and WorldxChange Communications are working together to deliver phone and broadband services over fibre optic cable connected directly to homes in Kensington Park... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00330.htm


Breeding: Zookeepers Discover Third Tiger Cub - Wanting to ensure Molek remains undisturbed, keepers have been careful to keep their distance from her. However, around 1pm carnivore keepers Sandra Rice observed a very relaxed looking Molek lying back, with one cub suckling from her, and two others cuddled into her. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/default.asp?sectionID=335
[3] - http://aucklandzoo.co.nz/default.asp?sectionID=390
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00179.htm


Power Saving: How Are You Doing NZ? - "People should be thanked for making an effort to contribute to the Powersavers' campaign; they are making a difference" said Patrick Strange, Winter Power Group convener and Chief Executive of Transpower. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00320.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00318.htm


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WORLD

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Oil & Gas: Bush Discusses Energy, Calls For Offshore Drilling - ''Advances in technology have made it possible to conduct oil exploration in the OCS that is out of sight, protects coral reefs and habitats, and protects against oil spills. With these advances -- and a dramatic increase in oil prices -- congressional restrictions on OCS exploration have become outdated and counterproductive.'' - President Bush. More >> [1] '' - Bush. More >> [2]

MORE OF THE SAME

RECENTLY

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00414.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00414.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00416.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00346.htm


Middle East Ceasefire: UN Welcomes Israel-Gaza Cessation Of Violence - Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announced cessation of violence relating to Israel and the Gaza Strip and ''hopes that these efforts will both provide security and an easing of the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and end rocket & mortar attacks.'' More >> [1]

ALSO

YESTERDAY

RELATED

ALSO IN THE REGION

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00406.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00422.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00405.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00404.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00403.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00397.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00421.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00392.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00348.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00379.htm


Japan Whaling Association: Speaking In Defence Of Greenland's Whalemeat Sales - Speaking out in support of the Greenland Home Rule Government, Mr Makoto Ito, JWA Managing Director, said today: "Different species of whales are hunted in Greenland and the whalemeat is widely available and sold in supermarkets. This sustainable hunt has been approved by the international community through the International Whaling Commission for many years." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00420.htm


Getting High: Coca Cultivation In Andean Countries On The Rise - "The increase in coca cultivation in Colombia is a surprise and shock: a surprise because it comes at a time when the Colombian Government is trying so hard to eradicate coca; a shock because of the magnitude of cultivation." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00412.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: 911 Prediction Revealed at Lindauer Competency Hearing in NYC - (June 17, NYC). A surprise development occurred at today's hearing in the case of Susan Lindauer versus the United States. A long time associate of the accused, associate professor of computer science at Toronto's York University, Parke Godfrey, Ph.D., testified that Susan Lindauer predicted an attack on the United States in the southern part of Manhattan. More >> [1]

EARLIER

BACKGROUND

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00263.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00180.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00141.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00266.htm


Legalizing Occupation: Bush's Last Manoeuvre in Iraq - When US forces descended on Baghdad five years ago, they seemed unstoppable Military arrogance had reached an all time high, and it seemed only a matter of time before the same frenzied scenario took place in Teheran, Damascus, and elsewhere. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00262.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Volunteer Week: New Zealand Leads the World in Prison Volunteering - "New Zealand has more prison volunteers in proportion to the prisoner population than anywhere else in the world", according to Kim Workman, National Director, Prison Fellowship. He was speaking in support of Volunteer Awareness Week. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00245.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00175.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00233.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00212.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00127.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00122.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00120.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00039.htm


Culture Maori 'tu be map' In London Exhibition - A giant London tube map painting -- with all stations in the Maori language -- is featuring in a three week solo exhibition in London this month. New Zealand artist Shona Moller is holding the exhibition at Bloomsbury, during Wimbledon tennis fortnight. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00178.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00177.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 19 June 2008

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