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Top Scoop Stories - 23 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 23 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

World News: NZ Urges Zimbabwe Govt To Cease Political Violence

NZ POLITICS:

Missing Files: Herald Busted
Political Lifelines: Peters Gives Fickle Population Of Tauranga One More Chance
Trust: New Most Trusted NZer
Employment: Stronger protections for casual and temp workers
Unsavoury Trends: Youth Violence In The Spotlight
Deportation: Sooden Considers Complaint Against Israel Via Canadian Foreign Affairs

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Electricity: Banning Thermal Not A Hot Move Says Industry
Shocker: NZ Employers No Good For Environment
Monopolies: Accounting Separation of Telecom Outlined

WORLD:

Zimbabwe: Ban Ki-Moon Voices Concern After MDC's Morgan Tsvangirai Pulls Out Of Violence-Ridden Zimbabwe Polls
Jeddah Oil Summit: UK Prime Minister Sets Out Energy Plan
Realpolitik: Europe Lifts Diplomatic Measures On Cuba
Out There: Outer Space Technology Critical To All Humanity

COMMENT:

New Caledonia: Reef Campaign Steps Up For World Heritage Status
Coming war against Iran: Increasing Anglo-American pressure on Turkey
Jason Leopold: Democrats Give White House Blank-Check For Iraq
Syed Atiq ul Hassan: Afghanistan - A threat to Pakistan
Martin LeFevre: Meditation Is Attention, Not Concentration
Kucinich: Impeachment Not "Off the Table"
The Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore Exposed

LIFESTYLE:

New Wave Of British Metal Alert: A Feast of Priest
Gingerbread Alert: Opera takes to the road with Hansel and Gretel
Tales From Tibet: Lake House Carpet Exhibition
Kapa Haka: Te Piringa win Mâori Performing Arts Competition
Medical: Malaghan Institute Welcomes Cancer Breakthrough


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LEAD STORY

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World News: NZ Urges Zimbabwe Govt To Cease Political Violence - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that political violence and intimidation in Zimbabwe perpetrated by President Mugabe's regime needs to cease forthwith to enable Zimbabweans to exercise their democratic rights without fear. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00343.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00279.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/9710.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00315.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/9716.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/9714.html


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NZ POLITICS

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Missing Files: Herald Busted - Corrections and Police can confirm that the missing file and copies were recovered this evening from the Auckland offices of the NZ Herald. So as not to jeopardise ongoing police enquiries no further comment will be made at this stage. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00283.htm


Political Lifelines: Peters Gives Fickle Population Of Tauranga One More Chance - "Today we are talking about a comeback. Not a comeback aimed at personal glory but a comeback aimed at righting the wrongs of the last three years of an incompetent incumbent," Winston Peters told an audience in Tauranga yesterday. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00342.htm


Trust: New Most Trusted NZer - Humble, courageous and self-effacing may sound like a description of the late Sir Edmund Hillary, our most trusted person for three consecutive years. But they are words used by respondents to describe the person they rated New Zealand's Most Trusted Person in 2008, Willie Apiata. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00282.htm


Employment: Stronger protections for casual and temp workers - Employment protections for temporary and casual workers are to be strengthened under proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act, Labour Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. "Thanks to NZ First deputy leader Peter Brown for his interest and support in this area which the Labour-led government was very happy to have," Trevor Mallard said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00340.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00341.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00380.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0806/S00065.htm


Unsavoury Trends: Youth Violence In The Spotlight - International expert in school and youth violence, Kate Broadhurst will discuss the trends in New Zealand and around the world and ways in which the problems can be tackled. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00277.htm


Deportation: Sooden Considers Complaint Against Israel Via Canadian Foreign Affairs - ISM - Harmeet Sooden, traveling on his Canadian passport, was forcibly deported from Israel on June 18th after being held incommunicado for 4 days in Israeli detention. Harmeet was refused entry into Israel after being told by airport officials that he was a 'threat to the security of the State of Israel'. Photograph by Selwyn Manning. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00474.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00318.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Electricity: Banning Thermal Not A Hot Move Says Industry - Legislating to ban thermal electricity generation, particularly gas-fired, defies logic, the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00379.htm


Shocker: NZ Employers No Good For Environment - In another blow for New Zealand's clean, green image, an international survey has revealed its employers are among the least environmentally conscious in the developed world. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00378.htm


Monopolies: Accounting Separation of Telecom Outlined - The Commerce Commission today issued a draft paper on the principles and regulatory reporting requirements for the accounting separation of Telecom. The draft paper outlines the financial information that Telecom must provide and the guidelines it must follow. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00376.htm


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WORLD

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Zimbabwe: Ban Ki-Moon Voices Concern After MDC's Morgan Tsvangirai Pulls Out Of Violence-Ridden Zimbabwe Polls - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his concern over the political impasse in Zimbabwe, calling today's withdrawal of the opposition leader from next week's presidential run-off election a "deeply distressing" development that does not bode well for democracy in the Southern African nation. More >> [1]

EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00495.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00504.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00495.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00497.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00446.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00485.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00482.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00490.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00473.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00450.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00418.htm


Jeddah Oil Summit: UK Prime Minister Sets Out Energy Plan - Gordon Brown called for greater transparency in the provision on data on supply and demand and in return pledged that the UK would do more to exploit the estimated 25 billion barrels of oil reserves still available in North Sea fields. The PM highlighted the opportunities that oil producing countries have to invest in renewable energy technology. More >> [1]

EUROPEAN VIEW

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00496.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00502.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00488.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00346.htm


Realpolitik: Europe Lifts Diplomatic Measures On Cuba - ''This decision clears the way for a more open and frank dialogue between Brussels and Havana on a range of issues including human rights, the environment, science and technology. We can now look forward to improving and deepening cooperation.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00491.htm


Out There: Outer Space Technology Critical To All Humanity - ''In a way the situation was like that in Europe before 1492. The discovery of the new world made profound differences to the old. Spreading out into space will have even greater effect. It will completely change the future of the human race.'' - UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. More >> [1]

DISCOVERIES

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00486.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00489.htm


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COMMENT

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New Caledonia: Reef Campaign Steps Up For World Heritage Status - Clashes in New Caledonia persist over nickel mining and coral reefs as indigenous Kanaks campaign for customary authorities to have more say in decision-making over resource development, says an environmental campaigner. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00312.htm


Coming war against Iran: Increasing Anglo-American pressure on Turkey - Covering the period of March-June 2008, this article will try to highlight the political pressure applied by the US and UK governments on Turkey in view of their war plans against Iran. It is complementary to an earlier article titled "Will Turkey be Complicit... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00302.htm


Jason Leopold: Democrats Give White House Blank-Check For Iraq - A Democratic engineered emergency supplemental bill to continue funding the occupation of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan to the tune of $162 billion is expected to win bipartisan support... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00297.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00300.htm


Syed Atiq ul Hassan: Afghanistan - A threat to Pakistan - The three major wars and the 60 years old dispute between Pakistan and India on Kashmir created a traditional rivalry between the two nations. Pakistanis also make India responsible helped the independent movement in East Pakistan which led... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00292.htm


Martin LeFevre: Meditation Is Attention, Not Concentration - An unhappy looking fellow exits his SUV as I approach on foot. Two dogs spill out, and he heads up the dirt path in front of me. Of course he turns off the trail at my favorite sitting spot by the stream, so I walk on to the alternate place. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00287.htm


Kucinich: Impeachment Not "Off the Table" - While Congressional leaders silently opt to table impeachment articles against President Bush, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) vows to speak out and keep the articles alive and in the public conscience. Kucinich spoke on Tuesday... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806S00290.htm


The Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore Exposed - The world must embrace a "carbon-neutral lifestyle." So says Al Gore. To do otherwise, he says, will result in a cataclysmic catastrophe. "Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb," warns the website for his film, An Inconvenient Truth... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00291.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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New Wave Of British Metal Alert: A Feast of Priest - The original lineup of Judas Priest head to New Zealand for the first time ever for the Priest Feast 2008 tour.
One of the world’s definitive heavy metal bands, who have sold more than 35 million albums world wide, will bring their mammoth Priest Feast 2008 tour to New Zealand fans in September. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00205.htm


Gingerbread Alert: Opera takes to the road with Hansel and Gretel - From next week, theatres up and down the country will be home to a bewitching production as The NBR New Zealand Opera takes to the road with its National Tour of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00206.htm


Tales From Tibet: Lake House Carpet Exhibition - Illustrated with exquisite hand-knotted threads, the Tales from Tibet Exhibition and Sale features the traditional symbols and mythology of Tibetan refugee weavers and opens on Tuesday the 24th of June. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00196.htm


Kapa Haka: Te Piringa win Mâori Performing Arts Competition - Te Piringa from Manawatu / Horowhenua has won the overall aggregate title for the National Secondary School Mâori Performing Arts Competition 2008. Te Piringa represents three high schools in the Manawatu / Horowhenua district; Freyberg High School, Palmerston North Boys’ High School and Palmerston North Girls’ High School. Maori >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0806/S00063.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00335.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00181.htm


Medical: Malaghan Institute Welcomes Cancer Breakthrough

The Malaghan Institute in Wellington has welcomed the breakthrough treatment of a patient with advanced skin cancer, using the patient’s own immune system cells. More>> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/lifestyle/9635.html


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 23 June 2008

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