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Top Scoop Stories - 24 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 24 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Gordon Campbell: What a National Government May Entail

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Transport: Govt Saves $275 Million Dollars (On Paper)
Pest Management: Deerstalkers Deduce 1080 A Menace

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Weather Watch: Jack Frost And Snow Queen Alert
Migration: NZers Flock To Other Bits Of New Zealand
Networking: 25,000 Businesses Hanging With the Women's Phone Book
Finance: Bridgecorp Ltd and Directors Prosecuted

WORLD:

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai Seeks Refuge In Dutch Embassy
Greenpeace: Global Demand To Release Activists In Japan Grows
Middle East: IAEA Begins Work To Verify Syrian Nuclear Reactor Claim
Be Careful Out There: Data Protection Essential For Kids Online Safety

COMMENT:

Ramzy Baroud: On Humiliation, and Gaza's Dying Children
Richard Pithouse: On the Pogroms in South Africa
If The Opposite of Pro Is Con, Then The Opposite of Progress...
Karl Kuchenbecker Case: The Coroner Got It Wrong

LIFESTYLE:

Touring Musos: Nomad Hops On His Camel
New Wave British Metal! The Leppard Are Coming
Couture: Carter's New Jocks Made Out Of Trees
Leisure: Every Dog Has Its Day At The Swimming Pool
Novelties: 'Secrets' Reveal Auckland Museum's Hidden Mysteries


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LEAD STORY

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Gordon Campbell: What a National Government May Entail - Economic uncertainty is National's latest rationale for why they're not releasing their main policy positions and costings until the election campaign has virtually begun. Off hand, it is hard to think of a serious pretender to government in any other modern democracy that could get away with concealing the nature and cost of their policies for so long, merely because it suits them tactically to do so. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/what-a-national-government-may-entail/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00328.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00370.htm


Transport: Govt Saves $275 Million Dollars (On Paper) - Transport Minister Annette King has announced the completion of preliminary investigations into a preferred route through Transmission Gully, with identified cost savings of about $275 million over previous estimates. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00365.htm


Pest Management: Deerstalkers Deduce 1080 A Menace - "The sharp media response to a few 1080 look-alike pellets being scattered in Christchurch's Hagley Park is in strong contrast to its minimal response to Government's new policy of dumping tonnes of 1080 poison baits in public water supply areas" New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association spokesman Dr Hugh Barr says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00288.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Weather Watch: Jack Frost And Snow Queen Alert - MetService currently has heavy rain warnings for Bay of Plenty, Mount Taranaki and northwest Nelson, and a Severe Weather Watch is in effect for Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, the hills of inland Taranaki, across the Central Plateau, and for northern Fiordland and Westland. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00066.htm


Migration: NZers Flock To Other Bits Of New Zealand - New Zealanders change their address more often than they used to, but the new address is typically less than 10 kilometres away from the old one. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00218.htm


Networking: 25,000 Businesses Hanging With the Women's Phone Book - The only comprehensive New Zealand directory focusing on the needs of women, the Women*s Phone Book has been launched online and is a directory to 25,000 businesses nationwide - and growing. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00399.htm


Finance: Bridgecorp Ltd and Directors Prosecuted - "The charges relate to statements made in the company's prospectus, and in a director's certificate," said Registrar of Companies Neville Harris. "Bridgecorp's prospectus and its directors claimed the company had never missed an interest or principal payment. In fact, between February and June 2007, Bridgecorp failed to make many of its required interest payments and investment redemptions by the due dates." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00390.htm


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WORLD

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Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai Seeks Refuge In Dutch Embassy - Zimbabwe's political crisis entered uncharted territory Monday as opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai sought refuge at the Dutch Embassy after police raided his party's headquarters. Officials in the Netherlands confirmed he had sought diplomatic protection. Governments and regional officials continued to issue statements in reaction to the news that Tsvangirai and his opposition party would boycott the presidential election. More >> [1]

LATEST:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00540.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00522.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00524.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00521.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00519.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00499.htm


Greenpeace: Global Demand To Release Activists In Japan Grows - Two Greenpeace Japan activists, arrested last Friday for exposing an embezzlement ring at the heart of the Japanese government's so-called scientific whaling programme have been ordered to spend a further nine days in jail without charge , after an appeal for them to be released was rejected by a court in Aomori. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00531.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00526.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00420.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00427.htm


Middle East: IAEA Begins Work To Verify Syrian Nuclear Reactor Claim - A team from the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency has arrived in Syria to probe allegations that an installation destroyed by Israel last September was a nuclear reactor. The IAEA is treating the information received with the seriousness it deserves. Syria is obligated to report the planning and construction of any nuclear facility to the IAEA. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00525.htm


Be Careful Out There: Data Protection Essential For Kids Online Safety - The protection of children's data is an essential first step in guaranteeing more safety and prevention of abuse on the Internet. Data protection considerations should also apply to all persons who are connected in some way with the information. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00523.htm


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COMMENT

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Ramzy Baroud: On Humiliation, and Gaza's Dying Children - A six-year-old Palestinian girl from Gaza was killed by Israeli fire on 12 June. "Medics say the girl was decapitated by a [tank] shell," Associated Press (AP) reported the next day. The Israeli military said the soldiers opened fire in retaliation against ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00317.htm


Richard Pithouse: On the Pogroms in South Africa - The industrial and mining towns on the Eastern outskirts of Johannesburg are unlovely places. They're set on flat windswept plains amidst the dumps of sterile sand left over from old mines. In winter the wind bites, the sky is a very pale blue and it ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00319.htm


If The Opposite of Pro Is Con, Then The Opposite of Progress... - The day before Congress tossed the Fourth Amendment, and literally five minutes after they took out a $163 billion loan on behalf of my unborn grandkids to kill Iraqis and U.S. troops for another year, I had to give a speech at a university in Milwaukee ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00318.htm


Karl Kuchenbecker Case: The Coroner Got It Wrong - By Roger Brooking On June 18, the Wellington coroner Garry Evans released his report into the death of Karl Kuchenbecker. According to Mr Evans, the fundamental mistake in the mismanagement of convicted murderer Graeme Burton's parole in 2006 was treating ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00314.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Touring Musos: Nomad Hops On His Camel - New Zealand electronic musician The Nomad today announced a tour of New Zealand to promote his new album Selected Works, a collection of his favourite originals, new tracks and remixes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00217.htm


New Wave British Metal! The Leppard Are Coming - They've sold more than 65 million albums, played to more than 50 million fans and have produced a series of classic rock albums that helped define a generation of music. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00214.htm


Couture: Carter's New Jocks Made Out Of Trees - Dan Carter's favourite underwear brand has come up with a great new way to stay comfortable and help the planet. Jockey has launched a new range of men's underpants called Jockey Modal. An environmentally friendly product, modal is a 100 per cent natural and renewable fibre extracted from beech trees. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00397.htm


Leisure: Every Dog Has Its Day At The Swimming Pool - It will be a dogs day out at H2O Xtream on Sunday 29 June! As they are closing for three months it's the perfect opportunity for people to bring along their dogs to have some fun in the pool. The water won't have any chlorine in it so it will be perfectly safe for your dogs to jump in and have fun. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00222.htm


Novelties: 'Secrets' Reveal Auckland Museum's Hidden Mysteries - For the first time in over ten years, the Auckland Museum's complete collection is back under one roof. To celebrate this 'quintessentially Auckland' collection, the public exhibition 'SECRETS REVEALED: The backstage mysteries of your Museum' will open on July 12th in the Museum's Special Exhibitions Hall. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00227.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 24 June 2008

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