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Top Scoop Stories - 08 August 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 08 August 2008

LEAD STORY:

Health: National Accused Of Electioneering Over Herceptin

NZ POLITICS:

Robson-On-Politics: Bill, Lockwood, KiwiBank, Winston - It's A RoP Feast
Politics Wire: Botox, Manicures, Pet Grooming For ACC Staff
Poverty Report: Fair Go For Kids Called For

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Agriculture: NZ Sheep Population Drops By Size Of NZ Human Population
Oil: Gull Launches Sub-$2 Biofuelled Petrol
Dairy: FSA Looks Into Unpasteurised Cheese
Fast Food News: Subway Guy And His "Fat Pants" To Hit New Zealand
Electricity: Revolutionary Technology For Wind Energy Now In NZ
Tourism News: The Langham Wins Tourism's Top Award
Employers: Job Recruiters Urge Kiwis To Go West

WORLD:

Ninety Billion Barrels: New USGS Oil Study Revives Old Arctic Temptations
Bush's Trip to Asia: US President George Bush Visits Bangkok, Thailand
Beijing 2008: Christians Arrested Again For Speaking On Abortion, Persecution
United Kingdom: Export Drama Over 17th Century Opera Manuscript
Busted, Big Time: Sixteen Arrested Across Australia - World's Largest Ecstasy Seizure

COMMENT:

Prosecuting George W. Bush for Murder: An Interview with Vincent Bugliosi
Syed Akbar Kamal: Islam Awareness Week launched

LIFESTYLE:

Quiet Ones: Wellington Bar Good Place For Drink Three Years Running


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LEAD STORY

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Health: National Accused Of Electioneering Over Herceptin - National is ignoring the scientific evidence for the 9-week Herceptin treatment and is cynically making an empty promise to New Zealand women and playing on the fears of women suffering from breast cancer. "Today's announcement by National spokeswoman Jackie Blue that National would fund a 12 month course of Herceptin also ignores the reality that 3 other cancer sufferers' lives would be lost for every life that might be saved if 12-month Herceptin treatment was publicly funded," said Health Minister David Cunliffe. [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00116.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00033.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00035.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00037.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00123.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00126.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00143.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00149.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00039.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00038.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00040.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/lifestyle/11481.html
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/11455.html


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NZ POLITICS

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Robson-On-Politics: Bill, Lockwood, KiwiBank, Winston - It's A RoP Feast - NOW DID I REALLY SAY THAT ABOUT KIWIBANK? I am afraid that you did Bill. I know that as a close student of the Hollow Men , in fact you feature in it, you realise that such policies are supposed to be undeclared otherwise people won't vote for you ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00089.htm


Politics Wire: Botox, Manicures, Pet Grooming For ACC Staff - National's ACC spokeswoman Pansy Wong is incredulous that ACC has shelled out $750,000 for staff to indulge in day spas, manicures, and botox to enhance and improve their personal wellbeing. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00097.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00090.htm


Poverty Report: Fair Go For Kids Called For - The report released today by the Office of the Children's Commissioner and Barnardos New Zealand makes it clear that the enormous social and economic impacts of child poverty in New Zealand are unsustainable. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00085.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00084.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00082.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0808/S00016.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00088.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Agriculture: NZ Sheep Population Drops By Size Of NZ Human Population - Meat & Wool New Zealand's Economic Service says drought and dairy expansion have had a significant impact on sheep numbers which will be down 4.3 million (-11 per cent) this year to 34.2 million. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00130.htm


Oil: Gull Launches Sub-$2 Biofuelled Petrol - Gull Regular Plus, the next generation in petrol, extends Gull's biofuel range beyond the very successful Gull Force 10, while saving the motorist money and saving the environment. Gull Regular Plus is a sustainable 91 octane biofuel which contains bioethanol sourced from whey, a natural by-product of the New Zealand dairy industry. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/11496.html


Dairy: FSA Looks Into Unpasteurised Cheese - The New Zealand Food Safety Authority is proposing a framework that would allow a wider variety of raw milk products to be sold and produced in New Zealand. Currently food regulations only allow a narrow range of raw milk products to be imported and sold. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00047.htm


Fast Food News: Subway Guy And His "Fat Pants" To Hit New Zealand - The man who gained celebrity status by eating SUBWAY® sandwiches and losing over 100kg is coming to New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00118.htm


Electricity: Revolutionary Technology For Wind Energy Now In NZ - The Honourable Trevor Mallard will be launching the first Proven Energy Wind Turbine by throwing the switch on a 6kw unit installed at the premises of E Sime Group Ltd in Seaview, Lower Hutt on Friday afternoon, 8 August 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00122.htm


Tourism News: The Langham Wins Tourism's Top Award - The Langham Auckland was awarded the Green Globe Sustainability Award at the Tourism Industry Awards celebration dinner held in Christchurch on 5 August. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00121.htm


Employers: Job Recruiters Urge Kiwis To Go West - The Western Australian Government's "Go West Now" team is back in New Zealand to attract skilled workers to fill WA's massive job vacancies. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00120.htm


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WORLD

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Ninety Billion Barrels: New USGS Oil Study Revives Old Arctic Temptations - In a just released study, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that the Arctic may hold 90 billion barrels of oil, more than the known reserves of Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Mexico combined, and enough to supply current U.S. demand for 12 years. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00143.htm


Bush's Trip to Asia: US President George Bush Visits Bangkok, Thailand - "America looks to Thailand as a leader in the region and a partner around the world. I was proud to designate Thailand a major non-NATO ally of the United States. I salute the Thai people on the restoration of democracy." - George Bush. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00125.htm


Beijing 2008: Christians Arrested Again For Speaking On Abortion, Persecution - Plain clothed policemen were filmed dragging Rev. Mahoney and Ms. Swindell by the arms as other men, presumed to be additional plain clothed officers, attempted to shield the arrest from cameras with large umbrellas. Fate remains unknown. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00139.htm


United Kingdom: Export Drama Over 17th Century Opera Manuscript - The manuscript, which dates from the second half of the seventeenth century, is an English translation of the opera Erismena by the Italian composer Cavalli. It is the earliest surviving score of an opera in the English language. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00145.htm


Busted, Big Time: Sixteen Arrested Across Australia - World's Largest Ecstasy Seizure - An intense 12-month investigation by law enforcement agencies has smashed an international drug syndicate with 16 arrested across Australia following the world's single largest seizure of 4.4 tonnes of ecstasy. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00146.htm


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COMMENT

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Prosecuting George W. Bush for Murder: An Interview with Vincent Bugliosi - In his new book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder , Vincent Bugliosi makes a devastating, well documented case that President George W. Bush is guilty of murder as a result of the lies he told to justify the invasion of Iraq. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00099.htm


Syed Akbar Kamal: Islam Awareness Week launched - In an increasingly multi-cultural and diverse ethnic landscape of Aotearoa Gov-Gen Anand Satyanand underscored the need to channel efforts in realizing religious understanding while launching the 5th annual Islam Awareness Week organized by Federation of Islamic ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00091.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Quiet Ones: Wellington Bar Good Place For Drink Three Years Running - For the third consecutive year Matterhorn has won Bar of the Year at the New Zealand Bar Awards. As well as taking out top prize at last night's awards ceremony, Wellington's Cuba Street haunt won Bar Manager of the Year for Riki Carter. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00058.htm


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

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