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Top Scoop Stories - 11 September 2008 News Summary

LEAD STORY
Peters Soap Opera: Gordon Campbell On Peters’ Latest Performance

NZ POLITICS
Police Shooting: Men Being Interviewed
Public Transport Outrage: Sharples Taps Into Commuters Discontent
Legislation: ETS Sneaks Through Under Peters Media Barrage
Politics: ACT Candidate Can Campaign Fulltime After Being Sacked
Sieves: Nats Health Policy Does Not Extend To Putting Plasters On Leaks

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH
Hazards: ERMA To Have A Careful Squiz At Three Hazardous Chemicals
Seafarin': Maritime Union pleased With Employment Legislation
Kiwi Pride: NZ Retains Silver For Ease Of Doing Business
Motoring: Fiat 500 Named Sexiest Car of 2008
Agriculture: Silver Fern Shareholders Vote For PGG Deal

COMMENT
Gordon Campbell: Interview with Robert Fisk
Suzan Mazur: Astrobiologist David Deamer - Line Arbitrary Twixt Life & Non-Life
Jason Leopold: Palin's Office Scrubs Docs From Governor'S Website
Martin LeFevre: How Obama Can Win
Uri Avnery: Lonely Rider
Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay: The U.S. 2008 Presidential Election - An Evaluation
Pattrick Smellie: Reflections On Father’s Day
Scoop Review of Books: Five Books That Made Me A Feminist
David Swanson: Why We'Re Planning To Prosecute Cheney And Bush

LIFESTYLE
Punk Joy: Class Of 79 Reforms To Pogo With Or Without Zimmer Frames
Wildlife Televisual Action: Animal Planet Launches New Look
Fashion: Three Design students in Pasifika finals
Ink Spillage: Leading New Zealand Writers Honoured
Lovely Ms Minogue: Tickets Fly Out The Door In Minutes
Rock Videos: Handle the Jandal is back

WORLD
Hurricane Season: Caribbean Nations Hit Hard By Severe Weather
300,000 Children Affected by Hurricanes in Haiti
Rangoon: Senior Buddhist Monk Arrested
PNG: Armed Police End Peaceful Greenpeace Protest
UN Reports: 3M Affected By Floods In India
Rangoon: Conference For Burmese Bloggers Banned By Military


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LEAD STORY

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Peters Soap Opera: Gordon Campbell On Peters’ Latest Performance
Winston Peters goal last night was simple survival. And if the rules of natural justice rules still apply, he did manage to shake Owen Glenn’s testimony just enough to avoid summary execution. Glenn’s account of events may still sound like the more plausible one - but this is a quasi-courtroom, not a soap opera. Its not about which character we like or trust the most. Peters big achievement last night was to keep the Glenn vs Peters credibility issue alive, and on the committee table. More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-winston-peters-rebuttal-of-glenn/

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[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/12837.html [6]
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[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/12828.html [8]
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[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/12809.html [10]
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NZ POLITICS

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Police Shooting: Men Being Interviewed
Police are interviewing two men at the centre of this morning's double shooting of Police Officers in Mangere. One officer was killed and another received several shots and was assaulted. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00124.htm

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[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/12864.html [7]


Public Transport Outrage: Sharples Taps Into Commuters Discontent
Tension spread through the Metlink buses, trains and ferries as commuters came to grips with a price increase of between fifty cents to a dollar per trip. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00262.htm

Legislation: ETS Sneaks Through Under Peters Media Barrage
Greenpeace is calling on political parties to outline their future plans for tackling climate change, now the emissions trading scheme (ETS) has been passed into law. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00131.htm

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Politics: ACT Candidate Can Campaign Fulltime After Being Sacked
Following a third meeting with a mediator present, the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has dismissed phone organiser Shawn Tan after deciding Tan's actions had irrevocably damaged the employment relationship. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00126.htm

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Sieves: Nats Health Policy Does Not Extend To Putting Plasters On Leaks
Jim Anderton said the draft policy, a leaked copy of which was obtained by the Government, showed that cheaper doctors visits or medicines will only be kept in the primary health care strategy "in the short term". More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00230.htm

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[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00154.htm [3]

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Hazards: ERMA To Have A Careful Squiz At Three Hazardous Chemicals
The Environmental Risk Management Authority has decided there are grounds to reassess the risks and benefits of the continued use of three more hazardous chemicals in New Zealand. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00036.htm

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Seafarin': Maritime Union pleased With Employment Legislation
The Maritime Union says a new employment Bill before Parliament is good news for casual workers.
Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says that many New Zealand workers are struggling with the insecurity of casual work. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00204.htm

Kiwi Pride: NZ Retains Silver For Ease Of Doing Business
Singapore leads the global rankings on the overall regulatory ease of doing business for a third consecutive year. New Zealand is runner-up, and the United States third. Bahrain and Mauritius join the ranks of the top 25 this year. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00143.htm

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Motoring: Fiat 500 Named Sexiest Car of 2008
The retro-inspired Fiat 500 has been named sexiest car of 2008 by the readers of evecars.com, the UK-based women's car-buying website jointly run by the UK’s fastest growing woman’s magazine and the leading consumer car magazine, ‘What Car?’ More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00166.htm

Agriculture: Silver Fern Shareholders Vote For PGG Deal
Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre chairman, Bruce Wills said sheep and beef farmers can now look forward to a future where meat and fibre is once again a sustainable and profitable business. He made the comments after the special general meeting of Silver Fern Farms yesterday, where farming shareholders voted in favour of a proposed partnership with PGG Wrightson. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00163.htm

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COMMENT

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Gordon Campbell: Interview with Robert Fisk
Robert Fisk was born 62 years ago in Maidstone, Kent – and if you’ve ever wondered about the residual worth of Latin and what happens to people who study it, the man did his BA in Latin... More »[1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-interviews-robert-fisk/

Suzan Mazur: Astrobiologist David Deamer - Line Arbitrary Twixt Life & Non-Life
When I reached origins of life investigator David Deamer by phone at his lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz, he told me the NASA Astrobiology program he's part of encourages public outreach, since it is publicly funded, and that... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00127.htm

Jason Leopold: Palin's Office Scrubs Docs From Governor'S Website
On July 18, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made the unusual decision of posting two documents on her website, accompanied by a harshly worded statement, denying reports that her husband, Todd Palin, and officials in her office illegally accessed her ex-brother-in-law’s ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00130.htm

Martin LeFevre: How Obama Can Win
Since defeating the Clintons earlier this summer, Barack Obama has dropped Martin Luther King’s poetic and compelling phrase, “the fierce urgency of now.” Lately Obama often speaks prosaically of the imperative of “fundamental change.” That ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00121.htm

Uri Avnery: Lonely Rider
AT THE funeral of Abie Nathan, I said to myself: the Israel-as-it-is takes its leave from the Israel-as-it-could-have-been - From the state that we dreamed of when it was founded. A state where moral considerations govern both domestic and foreign policy. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00098.htm

Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay: The U.S. 2008 Presidential Election - An Evaluation
Traditionally, American presidential elections get into full gear after Labor Day , once the political conventions have been completed, major speeches made and vice president running mates chosen. It is therefore a good time to make a general assessment ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00100.htm

Pattrick Smellie: Reflections On Father’s Day
I spent part of Father’s Day shooting children, including one of my own. It was a lot of fun, and something important was firmly established. That is: if children were to declare war on adults, the adults would win. I also got a fellow member of ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00109.htm

Scoop Review of Books: Five Books That Made Me A Feminist
Wellington writer, librarian and feminist MARIA McMILLAN contributes the latest installment of the Scoop Review of Book’s “Five Books that...” series:
As a child I read obsessively. I crammed books in and swallowed them whole not wanting to stop to sleep or eat... More »[1]

[1] - http://books.scoop.co.nz/five-books-that-made-me-a-feminist/

David Swanson: Why We'Re Planning To Prosecute Cheney And Bush
Next weekend in Andover, Mass., a group of attorneys, academics, and activists will gather to plan the prosecution of Dick Cheney, George Bush, and the lawyers and advisors who, together with them, are responsible... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00103.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Punk Joy: Class Of 79 Reforms To Pogo With Or Without Zimmer Frames
Three decades have surged by since the release of the superlative AK 79 album; and on Saturday 22nd November at the Monte Cristo Room, five bands from that culturally-important release are re-forming to take part in AK 79 live. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00158.htm

Wildlife Televisual Action: Animal Planet Launches New Look
Animal Planet, the world’s only entertainment brand dedicated to the unique relationship between people and animals, will officially launch a bold new look in October 2008 in New Zealand. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00144.htm

Fashion: Three Design students in Pasifika finals
Colourful creative garments with a difference have netted high honours for three students who were finalists at Westfield Style Pasifika fashion awards show in Auckland on Friday. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0809/S00025.htm

Ink Spillage: Leading New Zealand Writers Honoured
Three of New Zealand's most celebrated writers – WH (Bill) Oliver, Lloyd Jones and Elizabeth Smither were honoured at tonight's 2008 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement at Premier House in Wellington. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00138.htm

Lovely Ms Minogue: Tickets Fly Out The Door In Minutes
Kylie fans have shown just how excited they are about her first ever Auckland concert, snapping up all of the Vector Arena tickets in just 19 minutes this morning. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00125.htm

Rock Videos: Handle the Jandal is back
Ever wanted to make your own video to your favourite song? Be a music video star? Call the shots in your own slice of cinematic history? Or announce your arrival to the world of filmmaking covered in the glory of the coveted Golden Jandal? More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00118.htm


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WORLD

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Hurricane Season: Caribbean Nations Hit Hard By Severe Weather
The United Nations is providing assistance to a number of countries in the Caribbean that have been badly affected by recent severe weather, particularly Haiti which has been the worst hit, the world body’s top humanitarian official said today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00100.htm

300,000 Children Affected by Hurricanes in Haiti
TV3 Video - More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00105.htm

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Rangoon: Senior Buddhist Monk Arrested
A senior Buddhist monk was arrested in Rangoon on Friday after security forces raided his monastery, according to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners—Burma (AAPP). Military intelligence officers raided the monastery in ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00110.htm

PNG: Armed Police End Peaceful Greenpeace Protest
Paia, Papua New Guinea, 6 September 2008: Greenpeace’s successful crane-top protest on the logging ship Harbour Gemini ended peacefully when six police armed with M16 rifles removed the activists. Other Greenpeace activists were painting “Moratorium ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00098.htm

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UN Reports: 3M Affected By Floods In India
More than 3 million people have been uprooted and 60 people killed by the worst flooding to hit north-east India in five decades, the United Nations World Health Organization WHO reported today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00047.htm

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Rangoon: Conference For Burmese Bloggers Banned By Military
A technical conference for Burmese bloggers, scheduled to take place in Rangoon, has been banned by Burma's paranoid military junta. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00035.htm


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