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Top Scoop Stories - 08 July 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 08 July 2008

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Multimedia: PM'S Post Cabinet Presser - Monday, 7 July 2008

NZ POLITICS:

Poll Issues: Foreshore And Seabed Is A Matter Of Principle
Sport & Rights: One Month Left To Improve China'S Human Rights
Child and Youth Issues: Thumbs Up For Defence Force Teams
Primary Health: Inquiry: Ambulance Services In Desperate Situation

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Business Survey: NZIER 2Q Business Opinion Survey
Employment: Businesses Adopting "Wait And See" Approach
Manufacturing: Carbon Stored In Wood Products Needs Recognition
Tech News: New Zealand Made Game Amongst First For IPhone

WORLD:

Slow It Down: UK Sets Out A New Approach To Biofuels
UK Agenda: Gordon Brown To Press For Action On Food Prices At G8
New Additions: Eight More New Sites Join UNESCO's World Heritage List
UK Trade & Investment: A Level Playing Field For Islamic Finance

LIFESTYLE:

Movies: Talented Brit Director Lined Up For Victorious Cinema


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LEAD STORY

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>Scoop Multimedia: PM'S Post Cabinet Presser - Monday, 7 July 2008 - Scoop Multimedia: The Prime Minister Helen Clark faced questions about Labour lagging well behind in the political polls. She was also questioned about Asian Anti-Crime organiser Mr Peter Low's warning that Triads may provide security to south and east Auckland communities. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00063.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Poll Issues: Foreshore And Seabed Is A Matter Of Principle - Labour's desperation at their poor poll results is obvious from complaints by the Minister of Maori Affairs that, in his view, the Maori Party is a one-ticket party. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00158.htm


Sport & Rights: One Month Left To Improve China'S Human Rights - A month before the opening of the Olympics Amnesty International has today sent an open letter to Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China, urging him to deliver on the promises made to improve the country's human rights. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00113.htm


Child and Youth Issues: Thumbs Up For Defence Force Teams - Three teams from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be practicing their hitchhiking skills over the next few months in preparation for a major fundraiser for Cure Kids, the Accor Queenstown $10 Challenge, from 1-3 October. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00112.htm


Primary Health: Inquiry: Ambulance Services In Desperate Situation - New Zealand's ambulance service is underfunded, under-staffed, lacks strategic direction, regulatory oversight or national clinical standards, and relies too heavily on volunteers, the Green Party's minority report says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00155.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Business Survey: NZIER 2Q Business Opinion Survey - The NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) for 2Q showed a net 64% of firms expect the economy to deteriorate in the next six months, the same amount as in the previous survey. Negative economic growth and elevated inflation were the ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00146.htm


Employment: Businesses Adopting "Wait And See" Approach - July 8, 2008 - New Zealand businesses are indicating they will be adopting a "wait and see" approach to hiring in the six months to Christmas, according to a nationwide survey of more than 1,969 employers published by Hudson today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00144.htm


Manufacturing: Carbon Stored In Wood Products Needs Recognition - The proposal to recognise the stored carbon content of wood products in Australia's Emissions' Trading Scheme should be adopted in New Zealand, according to NZ Wood's Geoff Henley. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00133.htm


Tech News: New Zealand Made Game Amongst First For IPhone - Wellington, New Zealand - July 7, 2008 - Wellington based developer David Frampton of Majic Jungle Software has completed a new version of the popular Mac OS X game 'Chopper' designed specifically for the iPhone. Chopper is an action packed side-scrolling ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00132.htm


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WORLD

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Slow It Down: UK Sets Out A New Approach To Biofuels - The UK's Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly, and Environment Secretary, Hilary Benn, today set out a new approach to biofuels based on recommendations from the Gallagher review, including that the introduction of biofuels in the UK should be slowed down to take into account emerging scientific evidence about their sustainability. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00204.htm


UK Agenda: Gordon Brown To Press For Action On Food Prices At G8 - Gordon Brown is to use the G8 meeting of world leaders to push for global action to deal with rising food prices, by focussing on coping with increasing demand, and addressing worldwide food waste. More >> [1]

MORE GORDON

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00190.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00192.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00191.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00181.htm


New Additions: Eight More New Sites Join UNESCO's World Heritage List - Eight new sites in places such as Malaysia and Croatia have joined the UNESCO World Heritage List. The additions mark the first time Papua New Guinea had sites inscribed on the List. "Comprising over 100 hectares of swamps in southern Papua New Guinea some 1,500 metres above sea level, the Kuk Early Agricultural site has been shown to be one which was worked continuously for at least 7,000 - and possibly for as long as 10,000 - years." More >> [1]

ALSO RECENTLY

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00219.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00182.htm


UK Trade & Investment: A Level Playing Field For Islamic Finance - The Islamic finance market is currently estimated at $500 billion. UK Trade & Investment CEO, Andrew Cahn, has strengthened the United Kingdom's commitment to Shariah compliant banking at the World Islamic Banking Conference being held in London this week. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00203.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Movies: Talented Brit Director Lined Up For Victorious Cinema - Justin Chadwick, director of The Other Boleyn Girl and the multi-award winning BBC production of Bleak House, has announced his new project, Mark of the Lion. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00068.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 08 July 2008

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