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Top Scoop Stories - 10 July 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 10 July 2008

LEAD STORY:

Tony Veitch Saga: Statement from TVNZ

NZ POLITICS:

Corrections: Prisoners Put Hammering Skills To Good Use
Value For Money: Unions Tell ANZ To Stick To Banking
Your Fired: PSA Shocked By Museum's Pruning Of Staff
Military: NZ-Born Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Climate Change: State Of The Play

WORLD:

UN To Do List: Climate Change, Reform, Food Crisis Top UN Agenda
Group Of Eight: An Exercise In Escapism, No Meaningful Action
Property Division: Israel Continues Illegal Wall, Defying International Court Of Justice
State Department: United States Policy Toward The Islamic Republic of Iran

COMMENT:

Mazur: Rare Chat W/ R. Lewontin & A. Lima-De-Faria (4)

LIFESTYLE:

Film Fest Review: Up The Yangtze: A Surreal Journey To Modernity
Computers: Youth Violence Not Expected To Result From Cyber Games
Plucking Good Times: Fiddling Fun Heading To Nelson
Tributes: Best Fake Abba Show Ever To Hit NZ
Film Festival: River Of No Return - An Autobiographical Doco
Fashion: Style Christchurch Designers List "Second To None"


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LEAD STORY

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Tony Veitch Saga: Statement from TVNZ - Television New Zealand has a review process underway regarding disclosures by sports presenter Tony Veitch. TVNZ Chief Executive Rick Ellis said the review began on Monday but there were significant and complex matters around the issue that restricted what could be said publicly. "We are giving the situation our most serious consideration, and Tony's personal statement today will be taken into account by the review process," he said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00176.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00140.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00081.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/entertainment/10343.html


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NZ POLITICS

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Corrections: Prisoners Put Hammering Skills To Good Use - A new building construction yard at Spring Hill Prison will see prisoners refurbishing state houses for families in need while learning new skills... The construction yard was officially opened today by Mr Goff. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00196.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00197.htm


Value For Money: Unions Tell ANZ To Stick To Banking - Bank workers' union Finsec says that despite ANZ National's claims they're "defending the front line" the bank's report on public expenditure will inevitably be used to attack public services, and shows the same disdain for non-frontline staff that has seen them proposing to send hundreds of Kiwi bank jobs to Bangalore. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00150.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00199.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00194.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00148.htm


Your Fired: PSA Shocked By Museum's Pruning Of Staff - The Public Service Association is alarmed that the Auckland Regional Museum has shed 46 staff through redundancies and voluntary severance as a result of large scale restructuring. More >> [1]

MORE EMPLOYMENT:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00139.htm


Military: NZ-Born Soldier Killed In Afghanistan - Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae today extended his sympathies through Australian authorities over the death of Australian soldier Signaller Sean Patrick McCarthy. "The thoughts and sympathies of the New Zealand Defence Force are with the family, friends and colleagues of New Zealand-born Signaller McCarthy in this difficult time," General Mateparae said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00243.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00193.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00273.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00276.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Climate Change: State Of The Play - The Royal Society of New Zealand convenes an expert committee on climate. The controversy over climate change and its causes, and possible confusion among the public, have prompted the committee to produce a statement to make absolutely clear what the evidence is for climate change and anthropogenic (human-induced) causes. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00201.htm


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WORLD

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UN To Do List: Climate Change, Reform, Food Crisis Top UN Agenda - "Climate change poses special threats and places extra demands on a considerable group of countries. For them the threat is far from abstract and remote, but clear and present and may already affect the actual livelihoods of their people." - United Nations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00267.htm


Group Of Eight: An Exercise In Escapism, No Meaningful Action - "G8 leaders have failed to put on the table any viable proposal and binding commitment to cut carbon emissions, finance adaptation to global warming, or ensure access to low carbon technology for sustained progress in developing countries." - ActionAid. More >> [1]

OTHER VOICES

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00277.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00280.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00263.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00259.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00253.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00252.htm


Property Division: Israel Continues Illegal Wall, Defying International Court Of Justice - On the 4th anniversary of the landmark ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which found that Israel's construction of the Wall in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem is illegal under international law, the harmful impact of the Wall and its associated regime on the rights of Palestinian children is exposed. A group is challenging Israel's continued construction of the Wall in total disregard of the 2004 ICJ advisory opinion. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00283.htm


State Department: United States Policy Toward The Islamic Republic of Iran - "While skepticism about the Iranian regime's reaction to international incentives is almost always a safe bet, we are working with our partners in an intense public diplomacy campaign to explain what we're offering directly to the Iranian people." - William J. Burns, U.S. State Dept. More >> [1]

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00267.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00262.htm


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COMMENT

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Suzan Mazur E-Book In Six Parts: - (1). An Exposé Of The Evolution Industry [1] , (2) Will the Real Theory of Evolution Please Stand Up? [2] , (3) Evo Exposé: M. Pigliucci & M. Piattelli-Palmarini [3] , Mazur: Rare Chat W/ R. Lewontin & A. Lima-De-Faria (4) [4]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00057.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00071.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00077.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Film Fest Review: Up The Yangtze: A Surreal Journey To Modernity - Review: Natasha Burling writes that Up the Yangtze, screening at the Auckland International Film Festival, takes us on the surreal journey of China's drive towards modernity with two teenagers affected by their nation's ambition. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00084.htm


Computers: Youth Violence Not Expected To Result From Cyber Games - Nearly 800 competitors are set to battle around the clock this weekend for a place on the New Zealand team for the 2008 World Cyber Games. Starting tomorrow (11 July) at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, the New Zealand World Cyber Games Qualifiers gives Kiwi gamers the chance to represent New Zealand at the e-sports equivalent of the Olympic Games. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00097.htm


Plucking Good Times: Fiddling Fun Heading To Nelson - One of New Zealand's most promising young violinists will be in Nelson this weekend to perform at the School of Music's Winter Festival concert featuring the Nelson Symphony Orchestra. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00093.htm


Tributes: Best Fake Abba Show Ever To Hit NZ - After a highly successful run on London's West End and record-breaking seasons throughout Europe, South America and Australia, ABBA MANIA is about to take over New Zealand from October 8. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00091.htm


Film Festival: River Of No Return - An Autobiographical Doco - Auckland International Film Festival: River of No Return is a fascinating look at the life of an aspiring aboriginal actress who dares to dream beyond the vast countryside that surrounds her in the Northern Territory of Australia. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00075.htm


Fashion: Style Christchurch Designers List "Second To None" - Style Christchurch 2008 is pleased to announce the final list of designers who will show at this year's big 'Finale Show' on November 7th... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00087.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 10 July 2008

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