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Top Scoop Stories - 25 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 25 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Treaty: Settle-a-thon Continues With CNI Iwi Collective Deed Signing

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 25 June
Workplace Safety: National Willing To Dye In a Ditch over Health issue
Immigrant Nation: NZ Celebrates 150 years of Kiwi-Croatian culture
Notice Of Motion: NZ Parliament Gives Mugabe The Smackdown
Policing: Pepper-Sprayed Protester Has Final Day In Court

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

EPMU: Unions Launch Centre For High Performance Work
Environment: Celsias Launches Green Network, Issues Challenge
Food: The Future Of Agriculture, Value Or Volume?
Internet: Myspace Continues Redesign Initiative

WORLD:

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Presses Friday 27th Vote As Violence Spreads
Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai Seeks Refuge In Dutch Embassy
Fishing: More Funding Needed In Fight Against Pirate Fishers
Cuba: EU Recognizes Raul Castro's Reforms. Will The U.S. Follow Suit?
Fighting Hate: Arab Cities To Launch Campaign To Combat Racism

COMMENT:

From the People Who Brought Us Judith Miller & George Bush: The NYT "Covers" the Susan Lindauer Hearing
Stateside: Wexler on impeachment
Harvey Wasserman: Bush/McCain's gas price scam is an Enron re-run

LIFESTYLE:

Pressure Cooker: Student Studies Ancient Art Of Sausage Rolling
Rags To Riches: Tui Squad Member Gains Ultimate Pale Ale Accolade
Grooving: Indie/Vaudeville Band To Rock K road
Music: Takács Play Psathas


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LEAD STORY

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Treaty: Settle-a-thon Continues With CNI Iwi Collective Deed Signing - "We should all be proud of what the iwi of the Central North Island have achieved with this settlement" Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today. "Their co-operation and discipline in forging a group that was far sighted enough to propose this settlement and strong enough to see it through should inspire us all. "This example will be used by other Maori who have yet to enter or complete the historical settlement process. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00400.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00397.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00398.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00320.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00399.htm


Workplace Safety: National Willing To Dye In a Ditch over Health issue - The National Party says Labour needs to explain why it thinks hairdressers are such a public health menace that it is planning to wrap several new layers of bureaucracy around them. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00378.htm


Immigrant Nation: NZ Celebrates 150 years of Kiwi-Croatian culture - Croatian New Zealanders have much to celebrate on their National Day this year, which marks the community's 150th anniversary of settlement in this country, says Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00395.htm


Notice Of Motion: NZ Parliament Gives Mugabe The Smackdown - Winston Peters: The decision of Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, to withdraw from the second round of Presidential elections in Zimbabwe follows a deepening of the crisis afflicting that country.. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00375.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00377.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00348.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00376.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/#zimb
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00383.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/9767.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/9761.html


Policing: Pepper-Sprayed Protester Has Final Day In Court - Aucklander Simon Oosterman, who is seeking $50k in compensation for being pepper-sprayed at a GE-Free protest in 2005, is having his final day in the Rotorua District Court today... Although Mr Oosterman is seeking $50,000 in compensation he says he is not after money but a ruling that shows the police need to " get real" on the Bill of Rights. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00304.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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EPMU: Unions Launch Centre For High Performance Work - The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and the New Zealand Dairy Workers Union this morning announced a major initiative to build high performance workplaces and boost New Zealand wages with the launch of the Centre for High Performance Work. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00447.htm


Environment: Celsias Launches Green Network, Issues Challenge - One of the world's top climate change websites, Celsias.com, launched a cool new look and features this week, and issued a cheerful challenge to companies. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00438.htm


Food: The Future Of Agriculture, Value Or Volume? - Agriculture arguably represents the number one success story of human development, underpinning all of our major expansions of civilisation and population on Earth. Today, agricultural land supplies nearly 90% of human food requirements while occupying ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00436.htm


Internet: Myspace Continues Redesign Initiative - Leading Social Network Unveils New Splash Page, New Navigation, New Profile Customization, and New Search Functionality More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00431.htm


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WORLD

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe Presses Friday 27th Vote As Violence Spreads - Zimbabwean President Mugabe says he has not ruled out negotiations with the MDC but elections must go ahead on Friday to meet a legal obligation. Meanwhile, reports are coming in that violence is continuing against opposition supporters. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00556.htm


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/S00571.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00544.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00543.htm


On The Move: 'Climate Change Refugees' Are Already A Reality - Climate change is already forcing people around the world to leave their villages or even their countries because of the increased frequency of floods and droughts and the re-emergence of diseases. Climate change affects nearly every aspect of human activity, including the environment, health, migration, energy, good governance, security and economic development. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00555.htm


Fishing: More Funding Needed In Fight Against Pirate Fishers - FAO has appealed for US$1 million to support a project designed to help developing countries deny port access to boats involved in illegal fishing. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is particularly problematic in the developing world, where limited funds and expertise mean that oversight of fishing activities in coastal waters is often lax and port controls are weak. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00550.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00546.htm


Cuba: EU Recognizes Raul Castro's Reforms. Will The U.S. Follow Suit? - On June 19, 2008, the EU unanimously voted to lift its diplomatic sanctions against Cuba despite the hesitation from countries such as the Czech Republic and Sweden. The sanctions limited the ability of high-level government officials to visit Cuba. More >> [1]

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00551.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00491.htm


Fighting Hate: Arab Cities To Launch Campaign To Combat Racism - Several cities across the Arab world are to launch a campaign to fight racism, discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance, with the support of UNESCO. The project aims to help municipalities share their experiences to improve policies to fight discrimination. More >> [1]

AND ELSEWHERE

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00554.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00528.htm


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COMMENT

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From the People Who Brought Us Judith Miller & George Bush: The NYT "Covers" the Susan Lindauer Hearing - The New York Times disgraced itself and betrayed the citizens of the United States when it repeatedly headlined misleading stories by reporter Judith Miller that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The paper issued a meandering apology well... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00332.htm


Stateside: Wexler on impeachment - Over the coming week, Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) will be appearing on a number of television programs. In an email to supporters, passed on to Scoop, he writes that he intends to raise the issues of impeachment and inherent contempt as often ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00333.htm


Harvey Wasserman: Bush/McCain's gas price scam is an Enron re-run - The Bush/McCain gas price escalation is an Enron Re-Run. It is Chapter 2 of the scam Bush crony "Kenny Boy" Lay used in 1999-2001 to steal $100 billion from California ratepayers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00334.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Pressure Cooker: Student Studies Ancient Art Of Sausage Rolling - UCOL student baker Alice Bretherton has less than a week to produce two perfect sausage rolls, one peerless date and walnut loaf and four matchless white knot bread rolls. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0806/S00072.htm


Rags To Riches: Tui Squad Member Gains Ultimate Pale Ale Accolade - Monique Parry from Wellington is the newest to hold the crown of Miss Tui. She battled it out in cyberspace for the title against 91 other Miss Tui hopefuls. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00238.htm


Grooving: Indie/Vaudeville Band To Rock K road - Indie-electro-rock and vaudeville band Charlie ASH (pictured) take the stage at the next Sohomo band night special. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00229.htm


Music: Takács Play Psathas - Acclaimed as "the greatest string quartet in the world", the internationally renowned Takács Quartet returns to New Zealand in July for concerts in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as part of Chamber Music New Zealand's 2008 season. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00221.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 25 June 2008

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