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Top Scoop Stories - 15 August 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 15 August 2008

NZ POLITICS:

Lost People: Search And Rescue In Mount Cook Area
Women's Affairs: Partner Violence - Huge Reproductive Health Impact
Immigration: Is Keeping People Locked Up Forever The Kiwi Way?
Powder Incident: Beehive Under Attack From Not Much - Scientists
Skyhawks: Bad News Denied, Good News Declared
Interwebs: New Blog Is Transparently Partisan

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Retailing: NZ Arthur Daleys' Have Bad Few Months
Motivation: Does Humour Have A Place In The Workplace?
Petrol: Time To Buy That Hummer - Fuel Goes Down Again

WORLD:

Georgia On His Mind: Dmitry Medvedev Confident Russian Forces Are Protecting Lives

COMMENT:

Ernest Partridge: The Fix is In - Again!

LIFESTYLE:

Rocktastic News: The Kids Are Alright Or Are They Too Funky?
Documentary Festival: Permaculture Gardens And Diamond Trade Showcased
Politics Vs Sport: Extra Olympics Coverage Means Holiday For Agenda
Manchester Music: The Only Band You Knew Coming
Commerce: UK Knickers In Twist Over Kiwi Pregnancy Lingerie


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NZ POLITICS

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Lost People: Search And Rescue In Mount Cook Area - The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand is co-ordinating a search and rescue in the Mt Cook area after receiving an emergency beacon alert late yesterday. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00194.htm


Women's Affairs: Partner Violence - Huge Reproductive Health Impact - University of Auckland, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, provide previously unavailable information on women's reproductive health in New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00078.htm


Immigration: Is Keeping People Locked Up Forever The Kiwi Way? - Green Party MP Keith Locke welcomes the Court of Appeal's decision upholding bail to a jailed Iranian Christian, and says Parliament should delete a provision in the Immigration Bill that allows indefinite detention. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00233.htm


Powder Incident: Beehive Under Attack From Not Much - Scientists - Initial tests indicate that the powder mailed to Parliament Buildings yesterday is safe and very unlikely to pose a risk to staff members who came in contact with it. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00168.htm


Skyhawks: Bad News Denied, Good News Declared - The outer protective coating on three of the 17 Royal New Zealand Air Force Skyhawks kept at Woodburn Air Base was torn during the recent storm, but there was no damage to the aircraft, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today... "I am pleased that we have recently taken a significant step towards facilitating a sale of the aircraft..." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00223.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00222.htm


Interwebs: New Blog Is Transparently Partisan - Rt Hon Winston Peters has launched a campaign website for the upcoming election. "The site has been set up so we can speak directly to New Zealanders about the big issues facing this country and what we can do about them," said Mr Peters. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00241.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Retailing: NZ Arthur Daleys' Have Bad Few Months - The value of seasonally adjusted total retail sales fell 0.2 percent ($35 million) in the June 2008 quarter while sales volumes fell 1.5 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The biggest single contributor to this quarter's result was motor vehicle retailing. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00228.htm


Motivation: Does Humour Have A Place In The Workplace? - Businesses need to use humour and develop the skills of comedians to ride out the economic downturn says business coach and facilitator - and stand-up comedian - Terry Williams. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00210.htm


Petrol: Time To Buy That Hummer - Fuel Goes Down Again - Petrol is back under $2 per litre after Shell decreased Ultra 91 by 3 cents per litre (cpl) at 5pm tonight. Shell has also decreased diesel by 8 cpl making it 171.9 cpl. In the last month, Shell has lead petrol and diesel price decreases five and four times respectively. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00220.htm


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WORLD

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Georgia On His Mind: Dmitry Medvedev Confident Russian Forces Are Protecting Lives - "The people of South Ossetia have survived a genocide and we need to talk about it. To heal these wounds will take years, maybe decades. And the actions we took to halt the extermination of almost an entire people were legitimate." - Dmitry Medvedev. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00242.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00255.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00256.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00241.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00243.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00244.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00246.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00248.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00250.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00251.htm


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COMMENT

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Ernest Partridge: The Fix is In - Again! - Better get used to the idea: John McCain will probably be the next President of the United States. The fix is in, as it has been in every election since 2000. This follows from two overarching facts that the corporate media will not report, and the Democrats choose to ignore... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00176.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Rocktastic News: The Kids Are Alright Or Are They Too Funky? - Nickelodeon are getting closer and closer to finding New Zealand's youngest talented rock stars, with three finalist bands chosen for the 2008 Nick Rocks competition...More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00151.htm


Documentary Festival: Permaculture Gardens And Diamond Trade Showcased - Creative Tauranga hosts four days of documentary films and art. The documentaries cover a wide range of subject matter. From permaculture gardens to geopolitics to the diamond trade there's something for everyone. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00150.htm


Politics Vs Sport: Extra Olympics Coverage Means Holiday For Agenda - TV ONE's coverage of the Beijing Olympics will start two hours early this Sunday, 17 August. The special 9am start will allow TVNZ to screen highlights of the large number of New Zealanders contesting medals during Saturday night, and in the early hours of Sunday morning. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00130.htm


Manchester Music: The Only Band You Knew Coming - Ragged Company is proud to announce that one of the UK's most esteemed bands - The Charlatans will be touring New Zealand for the very first time in November. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00134.htm


Commerce: UK Knickers In Twist Over Kiwi Pregnancy Lingerie - A stockist of New Zealand maternity and nursing lingerie company HOTmilk in the United Kingdom was forced to remove a pregnant mannequin wearing a set of their lingerie from a store window after negative feedback from shoppers and passers-by. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00217.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 15 August 2008

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