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Top Scoop Stories - 04 July 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 04 July 2008

LEAD STORY:

Road Users: Concerned Truckies Hit Auckland City And Run

NZ POLITICS:

Police: Broad Officially Not A 'Puller of Rank'
Accounts: Treasury Finds $2.6 Billion Behind Couch
Interests: Key's Shares - Cullen Keeps Digging
Economy: Poverty History?
Tertiary Ed: New AUT Campus For Manukau

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Tourism: Giant Rugby Ball Returns To Terrorise London
Scoop Environment and Conservation: First Kiwi Chicks From The Pan Pac Kiwi Crèche
Interest: Reserve Bank Shake-Up In The Works?
Environment: DOC Defends 1080 Drops

WORLD:

G8 Japan: President Bush Discusses 2008 Summit Issues
State Department: United States Government Nonproliferation Priorities And Asia
Class Of The Future: What Should Schools Be Like In The 21st Century?
United Nations: Mongolia Must Ensure Basic Rights During Emergency
US State Dept: 15 Hostages Rescued To Safety From FARC Captivity

LIFESTYLE:

Religion: Wellington Lass To Be The Voice Of World Youth Day
Media: Winner Of NZ'S Largest Film Competition Revealed
Bad Habits: Maori women continue to smoke during pregnancy
Past Time: Ak City No Longer the Sweetheart of the Rodeo
PHA Conference: Expert Reports Increase In Maori Life Expectancy


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LEAD STORY

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Road Users: Concerned Truckies Hit Auckland City And Run - >Around a thousand truckies converged on Auckland city today in protest against increased road user charges. Trucks started coming into the city at 7am and circled around Nelson St, Queen St, Hobson St and Symonds St. One truck carried a red car wreck saying "Annett [sic] King lies." More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00106.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00117.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00060.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00061.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00053.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00057.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00055.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00065.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00083.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00088.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00090.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00059.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00058.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00064.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/10139.html
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/10149.html
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/10148.html


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NZ POLITICS

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Police: Broad Officially Not A 'Puller of Rank' - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found no evidence to support allegations that Police Commissioner Howard Broad 'pulled rank' and refused a breath test at a police checkpoint in the early 1990s. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00066.htm


Accounts: Treasury Finds $2.6 Billion Behind Couch - The total Crown operating balance, including gains and losses, was $2.6 billion higher than forecast. The three main contributors to this higher than expected outturn were: $0.8 billion related to higher than expected gains on investment portfolios... $0.7 billion related to a change in the discount rate used for valuing ACC's outstanding claims liability; and $0.8 billion related to tax revenue. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00063.htm


Interests: Key's Shares - Cullen Keeps Digging - "Given Mr Key's acceptance that it is inappropriate to use one's position as a Member of Parliament in a way that may be seen to advance commercial interests, he needs to clarify whether he held shares when seeking detailed, commercially relevant information to Tranz Rail through Parliamentary Questions in 2002." More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00108.htm
[3] - http://dimpost.wordpress.com/2008/07/03/key-implicated-in-coup-plot/


Economy: Poverty History? - Child poverty has fallen on every measure since 2004, the Minister for Social Development and Employment Ruth Dyson said today, welcoming a report that confirms 130,000 children have been lifted out of poverty. "We are committed to continuing this work and today I am announcing two further policy changes," said Ms Dyson. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00081.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00101.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00103.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00089.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00091.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00043.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00042.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00039.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00038.htm


Tertiary Ed: New AUT Campus For Manukau - A new university campus in Counties Manukau, to be opened in 2009, was announced by the Prime Minister Helen Clark and Tertiary Education Minister Hodgson today. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00079.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00073.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00090.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00092.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0807/S00009.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0807/S00013.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00038.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0807/S00015.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Tourism: Giant Rugby Ball Returns To Terrorise London - The New Zealand giant inflatable rugby ball's installation in London will be timed to coincide with the All Blacks Rugby Tour and a brand new tourism campaign in the UK - giving New Zealand a huge boost in profile in November. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00089.htm


Scoop Environment and Conservation: First Kiwi Chicks From The Pan Pac Kiwi Crèche - The first two kiwi chicks were released from the Pan Pac Kiwi Crèche and returned to the Hawke's Bay wilderness today, Friday 4 July 2008. The kiwi chicks arrived at the brand new predator proof Kiwi crèche at just 20 days old and now, at five months old, they have grown to a "stoat proof" weight and are ready for the wild. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00010.htm


Interest: Reserve Bank Shake-Up In The Works? - "New Zealanders will face higher interest rates for longer if a desperate Labour Party throws out sensible inflation management," says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00093.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00102.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00065.htm


Environment: DOC Defends 1080 Drops - Introduced mammalian predators and pests such as possums, rats and stoats present huge threats to our native forests and wildlife, many which are being eaten into extinction. Today's "silent forests" which have lost their bird song, are due to the destruction of introduced animal predators not 1080... More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00041.htm


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WORLD

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G8 Japan: President Bush Discusses 2008 Summit Issues - "We'll be talking about energy security and, of course, at the same time, the climate change issue. I'll be reminding people that we can have better energy security and we can be better stewards of the environment without sacrificing economic growth." -- President George W. Bush. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00101.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00087.htm


State Department: United States Government Nonproliferation Priorities And Asia - The United States will continue to confront proliferators that threaten the international community. And we will continue to work with Australia and other partners in Asia to build up regional - and global -- capabilities to respond to immediate challenges, and detect, defend against, and deter future threats. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00098.htm


Class Of The Future: What Should Schools Be Like In The 21st Century? - Change, sometimes radical, will be needed if schools are to equip young people fully for life in this century. How well pupils do in school has a real impact on the opportunities they get later in life, so inequalities need to evened out in order to make school systems more efficient and effective. "Our school systems must adapt if they are to provide young people with new skills for new jobs". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00105.htm


United Nations: Mongolia Must Ensure Basic Rights During Emergency - UN officials have called on Mongolia, where a state of emergency has been imposed in the wake of post-electoral violence, to exercise restraint and ensure that fundamental human rights are protected. President Nambar Enkhbayar declared a 4-day state of emergency in response to violence in Ulan Bator following last weekend's parliamentary elections. More >> [1]

YESTERDAY

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00091.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00069.htm


US State Dept: 15 Hostages Rescued To Safety From FARC Captivity - Reports that Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, along with three American citizens, has been rescued from FARC militia after six years in captivity have been greeted with enthusiasm. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00092.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00086.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00081.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00080.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Religion: Wellington Lass To Be The Voice Of World Youth Day - The role of an MC is always a privilege. For one New Zealand pilgrim going to World Youth Day in Sydney this month, the privilege was also a complete surprise - and, she adds, an honour. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00037.htm


Media: Winner Of NZ'S Largest Film Competition Revealed - For the first time the Apee (48HOURS equivalent of an Oscar) was awarded to a team outside of Auckland. In another first, the winning film F*Dance, by Wellington team Puppy Guts (produced and directed by newcomer Corie Geerders), was within the feared genre of Dance movie. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/entertainment/10135.html


Bad Habits: Maori women continue to smoke during pregnancy - The rates of Maori women smoking during pregnancy must come down. That's the message from Irene Walker, Auahi Kore Manager for Te Hotu Manawa Maori, who spoke at the Public Health Association's annual conference in Waitangi today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00031.htm


Past Time: Ak City No Longer the Sweetheart of the Rodeo - Rodeos are no longer welcome in New Zealand's largest city. Auckland City Council resolved last week that as a matter of policy no rodeos would be permitted on council land because of animal welfare concerns. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00061.htm


Martial Arts: Baby Bruce Lees Wanted! - Browns Bay, North Shore Based Family Martial Arts School, Choi Kwang Do (www.choi.co.nz) is delighted to announce the opening of a dedicated Martial Art Program for Pre Schoolers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00024.htm


PHA Conference: Expert Reports Increase In Maori Life Expectancy - The average Maori life expectancy has increased dramatically since World War II, with a significant increase over the last ten years. "Maori have always experienced poorer health than other New Zealanders and significantly lower life expectancy," Otago University epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely told the Public Health Association's annual conference at Waitangi today. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00006.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00015.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00014.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00022.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00009.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00016.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00017.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00021.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00023.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00024.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00026.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00065.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 04 July 2008

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