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Top Scoop Stories - 23 July 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 23 July 2008

LEAD STORY:

Lyndon Hood Satire: Things To Do About Winston Peters

NZ POLITICS:

Questions and Answers - 22 July
KiwiSaver: Employers Cannot Profit From Workers Who Save
Environment: Govt Promises Don't Hold Water: Greens
Crime: Nats Keen On Police Association Manifesto
Child and Youth Issues: Google Mâori Goes Live Today

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Site Closures: Operations To Be "Trimmed" At Canterbury Plant
Biz Tech Hamilton Aviation Designer To Launch NZ Plane
Work Is Fun: Profit From Having Fun At Work
Hygiene: Kiwis' Kitchen Cleaning Habits Exposed
Industry: 'Powersavers' Advertising Draws To A Close
Environment and Conservation: The Benefits Of 1080 And Why DOC Uses It.

WORLD:

Pacific Community: Tenth Festival Of Pacific Arts Begins In American Samoa
Burma: UN Relief Chief Sees Progress But Calls For Aid To Reach Most Vulnerable
Public Opinion: New Obama Terrorism Ad Has Little Effect On Voters
Prize Catch: United Nations Tribunal Chief Welcomes Radovan Karadzic Arrest

COMMENT/LIFESTYLE:

Scoop Review of Books: Drunken Escapades and a Hapless Love Life (Under the Osakan Sun)


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LEAD STORY

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Lyndon Hood Satire: Things To Do About Winston Peters - With allegations, unanswered questions, not-exactly-misleading statements, evidence of technical wrongdoing and unsubstantiated smears™ swirling around New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters it came sometimes be difficult to sort out the most expedient response. As a service to prognosticators and policymakers, I present the following as a complete list of feasible options... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00355.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00401.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00330.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/10841.html


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00401.htm


KiwiSaver: Employers Cannot Profit From Workers Who Save - Labour Minister Trevor Mallard is concerned at a misleading advertising campaign by employers threatening to have employees' KiwiSaver contributions deducted from their take-home pay while pocketing a government tax credit. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00393.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00381.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00271.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00272.htm


Environment: Govt Promises Don't Hold Water: Greens - A leaked government blueprint for freshwater management shows Labour may be about to break its promise to make all water bodies safe for swimming within a generation, according to Green MP and Co-Leader Russel Norman. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00396.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00404.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00405.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00395.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00382.htm


Crime: Nats Keen On Police Association Manifesto - National Party Police spokesman Chester Borrows welcomes the Police Association's law and order policy document. "This is an encouraging document from the men and women out there protecting our streets, and we should be taking very careful note of what they say." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00388.htm
[2] - http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2008/07/self-serving-knee-jerk-authoritarianism.html


Child and Youth Issues: Google Mâori Goes Live Today - Google Mâori goes live to the world tomorrow. The Mâori interface of Google, the world's largest online search engine, is being launched at Te Wânanga o Aotearoa, Rotorua. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0807/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00377.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00048.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/10826.html

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Site Closures: Operations To Be "Trimmed" At Canterbury Plant - Silver Fern Farms has proposed to close the sheep and lamb slaughter processing portion of its operation at the Canterbury processing plant near Christchurch. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00382.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/10833.html


Biz Tech Hamilton Aviation Designer To Launch NZ Plane - Hamilton aviation designer seeks to launch NZ plane on to domestic and world market. A Hamilton aviation designer is seeking equity partners to launch his new Omega light aircraft on to the domestic market. Omega will be one of the first companies to apply new generation manufacturing and research based computer tools. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00384.htm


Work Is Fun: Profit From Having Fun At Work - Enter the 2008 Humour in Business Awards and demonstrate how being good humoured adds to the wellbeing of your business and the country! The New Zealand business that makes life the most fun for its staff, suppliers and/or customers is about to be honoured. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00385.htm


Hygiene: Kiwis' Kitchen Cleaning Habits Exposed - A recent survey of over 1,200 New Zealanders by 3M New Zealand has revealed some disturbing cleaning habits in the nation's kitchens. Respondents have admitted to unhygienic practices such as washing shoes, pet bowls, the floor and their own dishes all with the same kitchen sponge; and confess they might even throw a pot out to avoid washing it. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00054.htm


Industry: 'Powersavers' Advertising Draws To A Close - The industry-funded Powersavers advertising campaign will end this week after six weeks of TV, print and radio advertising encouraging consumers to conserve electricity through simple and convenient measures. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00379.htm


Environment and Conservation: The Benefits Of 1080 And Why DOC Uses It. - The Department of Conservation (DOC) uses aerial application of sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) as a valuable biodiversity protection tool to control mammalian pests that threaten conservation values. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00051.htm


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WORLD

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Pacific Community: Tenth Festival Of Pacific Arts Begins In American Samoa - Around 2000 artists from 22 Pacific Island countries and territories will today celebrate the official opening of the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts in Pago Pago, American Samoa. The event promotes cultural exchange and regional unity More >> [1]

SEE ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00668.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00666.htm


Burma: UN Relief Chief Sees Progress But Calls For Aid To Reach Most Vulnerable - "Significant progress has been made since I was last here. The remarkable resilience of people so severely affected by Cyclone Nargis is evident in the way communities are rebuilding their homes and livelihoods," said John Holmes, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs. "However, it is also clear that there are many relief needs still to address. We must focus now on reaching the most vulnerable communities in remote areas". More >> [1]

RECENTLY

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00659.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00653.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00471.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00459.htm


Public Opinion: New Obama Terrorism Ad Has Little Effect On Voters - Results from a new national study among 305 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and independents revealed that Senator Barack Obama's new ad had little effect on voter support. The study was conducted by HCD Research and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00667.htm


Prize Catch: United Nations Tribunal Chief Welcomes Radovan Karadzic Arrest - The chief prosecutor of the UN war crimes tribunal set up to try those responsible for atrocities during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s has welcomed today's arrest of the former Bosnian Serb political leader and notorious fugitive Radovan Karadzic. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00651.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00670.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00664.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00650.htm


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COMMENT/LIFESTYLE

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Scoop Review of Books: Drunken Escapades and a Hapless Love Life (Under the Osakan Sun) - It is, according to the overloaded subtitle, a "Funny Intimate Wonderful Account" of the three years Hamish Beaton spent as an assistant English teacher in a Japanese school. If you're thinking Under the Osakan Sun is likely to be the yarns he told friends and family about his stay turned into a book... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00237.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 23 July 2008

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