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Top Scoop Stories - 26 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 26 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Race Relations: Cullen Says Key Not Honest On NZ History

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 26 June
Entrail Reading: What A National Government May Entail - Part Two
Referenda: King Gives John Key Loving Correction
Policing: Not Guilty Of Assault
Treaty: Settle-a-thon Continues With CNI Iwi Collective Deed Signing

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Fossils: Find Shows Hugest Dinosaurs Roamed New Zealand
Companies Office: Thank You Very Much For Your Kind Registrations
Agriculture: Beef Industry Looking Good For Farmers Not Necessarily Beef
Employment: Food Court Workers Contract The Pits

WORLD:

Human Rights Watch: African Leaders Should Reject Zimbabwe's Elections; Should Act to Stop Violence
Fiji PM Bainimarama: "Military Role Under Constitution Is Still Intact"
Border Line: Tough New Rules For Short-Term Visitors To The United Kingdom
Middle East: Quartet Statement, Issued June 24, 2008
On The Move: 'Climate Change Refugees' Are Already A Reality

COMMENT:

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad: Fortress Britain
Richard S. Ehrlich: Counterfeit Passports For Sale
Matt Renner: John McCain Wants to Drill in Your Toilet
Martin LeFevre: The Lessons of Mugabe

LIFESTYLE:

Youth: Project K Launches Scottish Franchise
Te Reo: Website Promotes Taranaki Dialect
Documentary: Is 20/20 Cricket Porn?


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LEAD STORY

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Race Relations: Cullen Says Key Not Honest On NZ History - Newstalk ZB is reporting this morning that John Key reacted to the historic Central North Island treaty settlement yesterday by saying: "We're not a country that's come about as a result of civil war or where there's been a lot of fighting internally, we're, we're a country which peacefully came together." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00425.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00428.htm


Entrail Reading: What A National Government May Entail - Part Two - Gordon Campbell: 'Unless we get a few choice email leaks from John Key's office we can only estimate what National's policies will be in government by checking its public statements to date. Unfortunately, National is refusing to inform voters about its major policies and their costings, because it is tactically convenient to stay out of the policy spotlight. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/what-a-national-government-may-entail-part-two/
[2] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/what-a-national-government-may-entail/
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00409.htm


Referenda: King Gives John Key Loving Correction - Annette King today said that John Key has shown breathtaking ignorance of the problems caused when referenda are held at the same time as a general election. "The problems became abundantly clear in 1999. All John Key is trying to do is to hide the fact that he and his party actually voted for the Section 59 Amendment." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00414.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00337.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00332.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00418.htm


Policing: Not Guilty Of Assault - The jury in the Tauranga District Court trial of four Whakatane police officers charged with assaulting a man in police custody has returned a verdict of not guilty on all charges. More >> [1]

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ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00330.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00334.htm
[3] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/what-a-national-government-may-entail/
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00409.htm


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. More >> [1]

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AND:

[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
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00422.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00421.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Fossils: Find Shows Hugest Dinosaurs Roamed New Zealand - A vertebra bone discovered in a stream bed in Hawke's Bay has been identified as coming from the giant plant-eating sauropod group known as the Titanosauroidea. This is the first evidence that titanosaurids once lived in New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00073.htm


Companies Office: Thank You Very Much For Your Kind Registrations - A Wellington company that champions sustainable decommissioning of IT equipment is the 500,000th company to be registered on the Companies Office register. Tim Findlay of QK NZ Limited, who is also a director of Wellington firm Remark-IT, received a commemorative certificate of incorporation presented by Justin Hygate, Group Manger Business Registries. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00455.htm


Agriculture: Beef Industry Looking Good For Farmers Not Necessarily Beef - Today's farming environment may be throwing up challenges for New Zealand's beef farmers, but it's not all doom and gloom. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00441.htm


Employment: Food Court Workers Contract The Pits - Unite Union is welcoming the government's intention to provide more protection for casual and part-time employees. If it's followed through it should mean big improvements for workers employed under what the union calls "New Zealand's worst employment contract." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00446.htm


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WORLD

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Human Rights Watch: African Leaders Should Reject Zimbabwe's Elections; Should Act to Stop Violence - "The African Union should not endorse Zimbabwe's sham presidential runoff election, June 27. African Union leaders should intervene to bring an immediate end to massive state-sponsored abuses and enable democratic reform. In view of Mugabe's statements that he will stay in power by any means, African leaders should not recognize his presidency. They should be putting together sanctions." -- Human Rights Watch. More >> [1]

LATEST:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00590.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00556.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00540.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00580.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00571.htm


Child Warriors: Ugandan Rebels Allegedly Still Recruiting Children - Although the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) does not seem to be recruiting children in Uganda, a United Nations report says women and children are still present in its ranks, and the rebel group is allegedly enlisting young people from neighbouring countries.The LRA has fought a civil war with the Ugandan Government since the mid-1980s. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00586.htm


Fiji PM Bainimarama: "Military Role Under Constitution Is Still Intact" - Fiji's interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the role of the military is still intact under constitution and that is to safeguard the security and stability of the Nation. Bainimarama reminded soldiers of their duties to the nation and the people of Fiji and not to be easily influenced by events or ... politicians. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00592.htm


Border Line: Tough New Rules For Short-Term Visitors To The United Kingdom - "We want the UK to stay open and attractive for both business and visitors. But at the same time we are determined to deliver a system of border security which is among the most secure in the world." -- UK Border and Immigration Minister Liam Byrne. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00581.htm


Middle East: Quartet Statement, Issued June 24, 2008 - The Quartet reaffirmed its support for ongoing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and stressed the urgent need for tangible progress towards the shared goal of an agreement by the end of 2008 on the establishment of an independent and viable Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00578.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


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COMMENT

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Muhammad Idrees Ahmad: Fortress Britain - "The public has to be more alert", warned one "international terrorism expert" in the Daily Mail late last year, because Scotland "is set to become another Israel within five years". "[A]nti-terror measures will soon become a common feature of ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00350.htm


Richard S. Ehrlich: Counterfeit Passports For Sale - BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. and Thai security officials spent much of June probing Bangkok-linked international gangs, after police seized thousands of counterfeit and genuine American and foreign passports and pages, including passports smuggled ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00346.htm


Matt Renner: John McCain Wants to Drill in Your Toilet - That is not true, as far I know, but it makes about as much sense as McCain's plans to drill off the coast of Florida and in other environmentally sensitive areas. This is McCain's response to the pain of millions of families hit by $4 a gallon of gas. ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00347.htm


Martin LeFevre: The Lessons of Mugabe - The failure of the so-called international community, including African leaders, to stand up to Robert Mugabe, shows how inadequate the 20th century international framework is in a 21st century global society. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00342.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Youth: Project K Launches Scottish Franchise - This year The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) will export one of its programmes to Scotland. Project K, a proven approach that helps young New Zealanders maximize their potential will soon be put to the test through 12 young people from Edinburgh. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00250.htm


Te Reo: Website Promotes Taranaki Dialect - Te Reo o Taranaki has just recently gone online. In the 1980s Te Reo o Taranaki was established to focus on revitalising the mita of Taranaki reo within their communities. More than 20 years on, their emphasis is on inter-generational language transmission within the home, whânau and community. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00241.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00243.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00252.htm


Documentary: Is 20/20 Cricket Porn? - Eight franchise teams stacked with international stars playing boundary-smashing Twenty20 in front of 60,000 feverish Indian fans in the stands, and millions more watching at home on television. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00246.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 26 June 2008

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