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Top Scoop Stories - 27 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 27 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Gordon Campbell: John Key and Things That Come Out Wrong

NZ POLITICS:

Economy: Cullen Upbeat In Face Of Grim Statistics
Scoop Satire: Anti-Smacking Amendment Vindicated By Police Trial
Race Relations: Cullen Says Key Not Honest On NZ History
Customs: Drug Dogs Have Clear Noses

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

EEZ: Legislation To Safeguard Ocean Ecosystems
Unbundling: Final Determinations For Backhaul Services
Internets: Cunliffe To Be Awarded The Red Pill

WORLD:

United Nations: Rich Nations Must Lead Fight Against Global Crises
A Hidden Agenda: John McCain's Dirty Little Secret
Child Warriors: Ugandan Rebels Allegedly Still Recruiting Children
Action & Reaction: Bush Welcomes North Korean Nuclear Declaration
Zimbabwe: UN Rights Chief Urges Justice For Victims Of Electoral Violence

LIFESTYLE:

Tonsorial Wizzardry: Hairdressers Visions For The Future Revealed


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LEAD STORY

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Gordon Campbell: John Key and Things That Come Out Wrong - The "we're a country which came peacefully together" account of New Zealand's march to nationhood that John Key delivered yesterday on Newztalk ZB was the latest example of what's becoming a pattern. First we have the gaffe, then everyone else's startled/shocked response, then the Key double-take, followed by the " I was misquoted/taken out of context' strategy. It is a quite surprising trait in someone with his background. More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/john-key-and-things-that-come-out-wrong/


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NZ POLITICS

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Economy: Cullen Upbeat In Face Of Grim Statistics - Statistics New Zealand this morning confirmed market expectations for a weak economic start to the year, with the production-based measure of gross domestic product contracting 0.3 per cent on-quarter. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00464.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00487.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00475.htm


Scoop Satire: Anti-Smacking Amendment Vindicated By Police Trial - The debate over changes to section 59 of the Crimes Act was marked by concern that ordinary parents, going about their everyday business of hitting their children, would be criminalised. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00367.htm


Treaty: Settle-a-Thon Concludes - In a ceremony held at Parliament yesterday, the Port Nicholson Block Claims Team initialled a Deed of Settlement with the Crown, covering all the historical Treaty claims of Taranaki Whânui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00452.htm


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]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00425.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00444.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00440.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00442.htm


Customs: Drug Dogs Have Clear Noses - In the four years since New Zealand Customs Service Drug Detector dogs have been trained to detect pseudoephedrine, they have found over 100kg. This amount of precursor would have been used to make approximately $25 million worth of crystal methamphetamine. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00344.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00327.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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EEZ: Legislation To Safeguard Ocean Ecosystems - To help safeguard New Zealand's ocean ecosystems, the government is drafting legislation to manage the environmental effects of currently unregulated activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00460.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00461.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00457.htm


Unbundling: Final Determinations For Backhaul Services - The Commerce Commission has today released its final determinations on the price and non-price terms for the backhaul services that support the unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) and unbundled bitstream (UBA) broadband services. These services will allow Telecom's competitors to get access to transmission capacity between Telecom's local exchanges or data switches, and the competitors' networks. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00472.htm


Internets: Cunliffe To Be Awarded The Red Pill - The NZ Computer Society today announced the intention to confer the honour of Honorary Fellowship of the NZCS (HFNZCS) on Hon David Cunliffe... NZCS Honorary Fellowship, regarded as the highest honour that can be bestowed on an individual in the ICT profession, is very highly regarded both in New Zealand and around the world. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00464.htm


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WORLD

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United Nations: Rich Nations Must Lead Fight Against Global Crises - "Seldom has the global community been under such stress. The ties that bind us, as humankind, are fraying. We must work especially hard to preserve them, at this critical juncture, in the interests of our common future." -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00641.htm


A Hidden Agenda: John McCain's Dirty Little Secret - Senator John McCain's dirty little secret is his longtime involvement with the International Republican Institute (IRI), an organization that operates in 60 countries and is budgeted by millions of US taxpayer dollars each year. In 1982, Ronald Reagan delivered a spirited speech that would lead to the founding of the controversial "research group." Reagan said, "Let us now begin a major effort to secure the best -- a crusade for freedom that will engage the faith and fortitude of the next generation". Senator McCain has been chairman of the IRI since 1993. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00608.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


Action & Reaction: Bush Welcomes North Korean Nuclear Declaration - "The policy of the United States is a Korean Peninsula free of all nuclear weapons. This morning North Korean officials submitted a declaration of their nuclear programs to the Chinese government as part of the six-party talks. First, I'm issuing a proclamation that lifts the provisions of the Trading with the Enemy Act with respect to North Korea." -- U.S. President Bush. More >> [1]

UNITED NATIONS

STATE DEPT RELEASES

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00625.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00631.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00624.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00622.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00621.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00620.htm


Zimbabwe: UN Rights Chief Urges Justice For Victims Of Electoral Violence - Zimbabwe has been beset by deadly unrest since the first round of the presidential election on 29 March. The violence and intimidation led to the withdrawal of Morgan Tsvangirai, of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), from the 27 June run-off in which he was set to face President Robert Mugabe. Many MDC activists have reportedly been killed or injured in recent weeks. More >> [1]

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[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00590.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00593.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Tonsorial Wizzardry: Hairdressers Visions For The Future Revealed - New Zealand's finest stylists are revealed in living colour in August when the country's top 20 hairdressers unmask their visions for the future in hair fashion. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00266.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 27 June 2008

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