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Top Scoop Stories - 07 July 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 07 July 2008

*** FULL COVERAGE: G8 LEADERS SUMMIT 2008, JAPAN ***

LEAD STORY:

Pacific News: Niue Prepares For Influx Of Visitors To PIF Summit

NZ POLITICS:

Blog Wars: Keep Left Returns To Rescue Labour
Crime: Goff Not Keen On Assistance From Triad Enforcers
Police: Investigation Into The Shooting Of Steven Wallace
Politics: Sue Bradford Goes In To Bat For NGO's

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Electronic Transactions: Money MooooVing Around Rural NZ
Regulation: Private Investigators Investigate Legislation
ICT News: $500 Million To Build Nationwide Mobile Broadband
Electricity: New Zealanders Urged To Keep Saving Power In July

WORLD:

FULL COVERAGE: G8 LEADERS SUMMIT 2008, JAPAN
Israel-Gaza Update: Lull In Gaza? Not For The Sick!
Hokkaido, Japan: Gordon Brown Pledges Concrete Action At G8 Summit
Keeping The Lights On: Humanitarian Groups Remain Committed To Zimbabwe
10 Years After: Biak Massacre Remembered As Oppression In West Papua Continues
Friends In High Places: Billy Graham Remembers Jesse Helms (1921-2008)
Toys Story: French Children Donate Toys To Liberian Youngsters
Backgrounder: The G8 Leaders Summit In Hokkaido, Japan, From 7-9 July, 2008


COMMENT:

Suzan Mazur E-Book In Five Parts: + An Exposé Of The Evolution Industry + Will the Real Theory of Evolution Please Stand Up?

LIFESTYLE:

Theatre: Dalmatian Love Explored


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LEAD STORY

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Pacific News: Niue Prepares For Influx Of Visitors To PIF Summit - Niue, or commonly referred to as The Rock of the Pacific, is currently preparing for the Pacific Islands Forum. With up to 500 visitors expected to descend on Niue for next month's leader's summit, the country's health professionals are bracing themselves once again for the possible negative impacts of outside visitors - Jeremy Rose reports. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00056.htm
[3] - http://books.scoop.co.nz/pacific-elder-statesmans-reading-material/


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NZ POLITICS

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Blog Wars: Keep Left Returns To Rescue Labour - The un-named creators of 2005's KeepLeftNZ.org - return to web this week with an expanded. KeepLeftNZ was widely credited by the creators of KeepLeftNZ with having clinched the re-election of Helen Clark's Labour-led government three years ago. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00086.htm


Crime: Goff Not Keen On Assistance From Triad Enforcers - Correction Minister and acting Minister of Police and Justice Phil Goff says that suggestions of employing Triad enforcers and armed vigilante groups are extreme, counterproductive and unacceptable. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00093.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/10208.html


Police: Investigation Into The Shooting Of Steven Wallace - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has confirmed it is continuing its investigation into the shooting of Steven Wallace in Waitara on 30 April 2000. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00083.htm


Politics: Sue Bradford Goes In To Bat For NGO's - Green Party MP Sue Bradford is alarmed at indications the National Party has plans that could silence local NGOs on social issues. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00418.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Electronic Transactions: Money MooooVing Around Rural NZ - Paymark figures highlight the strongest electronic spending growth rates for June were dominated by rural areas, suggesting New Zealand's primary farming sector is providing the economic backbone during the leaner winter months of 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00108.htm


Regulation: Private Investigators Investigate Legislation - The New Zealand Security Officers Association today expressed reservations about Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove's Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Bill. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00105.htm


ICT News: $500 Million To Build Nationwide Mobile Broadband - Vodafone New Zealand is extending its 3G broadband network to reach 97% of the places New Zealanders live, work and play, bringing its total 3G infrastructure investment to $500 million. More >> [1]
ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00101.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00130.htm


Electricity: New Zealanders Urged To Keep Saving Power In July - Patrick Strange, convenor of the Winter Power Group and Chief Executive of Transpower, thanked New Zealanders for their continued effort on saving power at work and at home. The latest results show lower South Island region continues to be the top powersaving ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00099.htm

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WORLD

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FULL COVERAGE: G8 LEADERS SUMMIT 2008, JAPAN [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00178.htm


Israel-Gaza Update: Lull In Gaza? Not For The Sick! - In spite of the agreement between Israel and Hamas (in effect since 21.6.08), there has been no improvement in Israeli policy toward patients in Gaza, and it even appears to have worsened. Added to the impediments imposed by the GSS on people seeking to leave Gaza for medical treatment, patients are suffering increasing bureaucratic difficulties caused by the army, which prevent them from realizing their right to health.. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00172.htm


Hokkaido, Japan: Gordon Brown Pledges Concrete Action At G8 Summit - "The G8, as the richest nations, have a responsibility to deliver on the promises they have made to the world's poor. His Holiness has today spoken of the need for the world to act to lift people from the most grinding poverty." -- Gordon Brown, (UK). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00181.htm


Keeping The Lights On: Humanitarian Groups Remain Committed To Zimbabwe - Latest reports say the capital Harare is tense but quiet. According to Christian Aid partner, the Zimbabwe Christian Alliance (ZCA) most humanitarian agencies are taking a wait and see attitude. For development to be successful in its fight against poverty there must be good governance; health and education services must also be fully functioning and available to the majority. None of these exist in Zimbabwe. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00142.htm


10 Years After: Biak Massacre Remembered As Oppression In West Papua Continues - Sunday the 6 July marks 10 years since the Indonesian security forces massacred up to 150 people in Biak , West Papua. The victims, included women and children who had gathered for a peaceful rally. They were killed at the base of a water tower flying the Morning Star flag. Other Papuans were rounded up and later taken out to sea where they were thrown off naval ships and drowned. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00156.htm


Friends In High Places: Billy Graham Remembers Jesse Helms (1921-2008) - Former Senator Jesse Helms, who devoted 30 years in the Senate championing conservative causes, died Friday morning. He was 86. "It is fitting that such a patriot who fought for free markets and free people would die on Independence Day." -- Billy Graham.. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00146.htm


Toys Story: French Children Donate Toys To Liberian Youngsters - Toys contributed by hundreds of French children are being sent to Liberia in a United Nations-backed programme to be distributed to youngsters who were forced to flee their homes during the West African nation's brutal decade-long civil war. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00145.htm


Backgrounder: The G8 Leaders Summit In Hokkaido, Japan, From 7-9 July, 2008 - The G8 is an annual meeting for discussion and co-operation created by the world's major industrialised countries. The G8 is neither an institution nor an international organisation and has no legal basis. The G8 takes no binding decisions. The G8 countries are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Commission President is a full G8 Member and has a leading role in representing the Union at the G8 summit.More >> [1]

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00165.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00164.htm
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[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00129.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00127.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00116.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00059.htm
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00082.htm
[19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00108.htm
[20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00101.htm
[21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00087.htm


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COMMENT

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Suzan Mazur E-Book In Five Parts: - (1) - An Exposé Of The Evolution Industry [1] ... (2) - Will the Real Theory of Evolution Please Stand Up? [2]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00057.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Theatre: Dalmatian Love Explored - It's 1937 - Lila, a young Dalmatian woman, leaves her homeland to travel to New Zealand to meet her husband, Miro - she's married him by 'proxy' and has only seen him in a photograph. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00057.htm


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