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Top Scoop Stories - 30 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 30 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Electoral Finance Act: Commission Reports NZ First To Police

NZ POLITICS:

Multiculuralism: Why Can't We All Just Get Along? - Dunne
Gordon Campbell: John Key and Things That Come Out Wrong
New Blood: Parliament Experiences Lack Of Dred

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Employment: Flexible Work Law Comes Into Force
Economy: Tourism Expenditure Passes $20 Billion
Privacy: Internet Banking Code Of Practice Revised
Fight The Power: Upper South Islanders Powerful Power Savers

WORLD:

Beijing Olympics: Human Rights Watch Reporters Guide For China
Kyoto: World Needs New Climate Agreement By End Of 2009
Afghanistan: Humanitarian Situation Worsening, UN Relief Chief Says
Zimbabwe: African Union Urged To Reject Sham Election Result

COMMENT:

Ex Weapons Inspector: Iran Not Pursuing Nukes, But US Will Attack Before '09
Remi Kanazi: You Don't Mess With the Racism

LIFESTYLE:

Representing: Hip-Hop Dance Crew Fundraiser Not Huge Enough
Kiwi Pride: Eco-Boat Smashes Round-The-World Speed Record


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LEAD STORY

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Electoral Finance Act: Commission Reports NZ First To Police - Banners on a house in Tauranga promoting New Zealand First did not display promoter statements. The offence will be reported to the Police. Contravention of sections 63(2)(a) and 65(1)(b) of the Electoral Finance Act 2007, by failure to display promoter statements, amounting to offences under sections 63(4) and 65(4) of the Act. The facts will be reported to the Police in accordance with section 70. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00372.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00498.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00369.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00370.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00371.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Multiculuralism: Why Can't We All Just Get Along? - Dunne - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has called for New Zealand to formally establish itself as a multicultural nation. Speaking to the New Zealand Federation of Ethnic Councils in Wellington this morning, Mr Dunne said UnitedFuture wanted to see Parliament pass a Mutliculturalism Act, similar to Canada's, to give formal recognition to New Zealand's growing multicultural status. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00481.htm


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. More >> [1]

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


New Blood: Parliament Experiences Lack Of Dred - The Chief Electoral Officer has declared Russel Norman from Wellington elected to Parliament from The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand list. The vacancy arises from the retirement from Parliament of Nandor Tanczos. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00359.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Employment: Flexible Work Law Comes Into Force - >Green MP Sue Kedgley hopes flexible working patterns will become the norm and the rigid nine to five working week will gradually become a thing of the past, once the new flexible working right comes into force on Tuesday 1 July. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00497.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00496.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00373.htm

Economy: Tourism Expenditure Passes $20 Billion - Tourism expenditure in New Zealand reached $20.1 billion for the year ended March 2007, according to the Tourism Satellite Account: 2007 published today by Statistics New Zealand. Total tourism expenditure, consisting of spending by international and domestic (household, business and government) tourists, increased 4.7 percent from the previous March year. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00510.htm


Privacy: Internet Banking Code Of Practice Revised - * The reference in the 2007 Code to banks reserving the right to request access to verify protective systems has been removed. * The previous requirement that customers accessing their accounts via the Internet, have up to date security systems on their computer has been amended to "reasonably up to date." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00507.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00501.htm


Fight The Power: Upper South Islanders Powerful Power Savers - For the week to Friday 27 June, the upper South Island remains the leading powersavers region, achieving savings of 4.1% compared to the same week in 2007. "The overall national savings of 3.6% for the week to Friday 27 June is a solid increase on the figures reported on Tuesday 24 June". More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00493.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00490.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00502.htm


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WORLD

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Beijing Olympics: Human Rights Watch Reporters Guide For China - Human Rights Watch is publishing a pocket guide for reporters traveling to China for the Beijing Olympics. The guide addresses how to report in a largely closed country, with particular attention to hazards facing Chinese sources and news assistants. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00680.htm


Kyoto: World Needs New Climate Agreement By End Of 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the world must galvanize its will and reach a new agreement on measures to fight climate change by the end of 2009. "The race is under way to develop and provide needed solutions, such as clean technology, renewable energy, efficient products and processes, and sustainable goods & services." More >> [1]

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00692.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00675.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00652.htm


Afghanistan: Humanitarian Situation Worsening, UN Relief Chief Says - The humanitarian situation inside Afghanistan is getting worse, with civilian casualties rising and food prices soaring, the UN relief chief said today, calling for the international community to revise its assistance plans to the strife-torn country. More >> [1]

TRANSCRIPT

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00697.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00694.htm


Zimbabwe: African Union Urged To Reject Sham Election Result - Human Rights Watch urged the African Union to uphold its African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, by declaring the runoff unconstitutional as 'an illegal means of maintaining power' and suspending Zimbabwe from the African Union. More >> [1]

RELATED

LATEST:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00684.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00154.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00691.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00687.htm


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COMMENT

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Ex Weapons Inspector: Iran Not Pursuing Nukes, But US Will Attack Before '09 - In 2002, Scott Ritter, the former Chief United Nations Weapons Inspector In Iraq, publicly accused the Bush administration of lying to Congress and the public about assertions that Iraq was hiding a chemical and biological weapons arsenal. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00383.htm


Remi Kanazi: You Don't Mess With the Racism - I love Adam Sandler. From Billy Madison to Happy Gilmore to the Chanukah Song, the predecessor of the Superbad generation has effortlessly conquered the domain of slapstick comedy and inappropriate jokes. But damn you Scuba Steve! If you're going to propagate ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00375.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Representing: Hip-Hop Dance Crew Fundraiser Not Huge Enough - The dream is still alive for Legacy Dance Crew to be the world's best Hip Hop dancers after last night's successful fundraiser at the Wellington Opera House, but the money raised has fallen short of what is needed to send the nine-strong crew all the way to Vegas. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00276.htm


Kiwi Pride: Eco-Boat Smashes Round-The-World Speed Record - Earthrace, the world's fastest eco-boat, has smashed the world speed record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe, completing the 24,000 km journey in just 60 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes.
More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00275.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00368.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 30 June 2008

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