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Scoop Top Stories For Sept 9, 2010 News Summary

Scoop Top Stories For Sept 9, 2010 News Summary

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LEAD STORY

Christchurch: Shifting From Response To Recovery

NZ POLITICS

ACC: Minister Welcomes Sensitive Claims Clinical Review

60 Minutes: Unmasks Senior Defence Force Official "Unmasked"

Legislation: Family First On Manukau Street Prostitution Bill

Tertiary: League Tables Released



How to prepare for natural disasters

Christchurch & Canterbury Earthquake Map - What's open?

Foreshore: Maori Party Responds To Attacks By A “Few”

Gordon Campbell: On The ‘Quake Aftermath (And Sean Plunket)

Low Finance: Labour Demands Answers On South Canterbury Finance

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

Scoop Business: Crown Fibre Ranks Regional UFB Plans Over Telecom

Science: New Zealand 'A Climate Laboratory For The World'

Economy: Manufacturing Sales Volume At 10-Year Low

IG Markets - Forex Focus September 7, 2010

Indicators: Hiring Expectations Plateau As Employers Hold Off

Scoop Business: PM Wants SCF Sold As A Going Concern

COMMENT

Binoy Kampmark: Amongst The Gnomes Of Zürich

Kourosh Ziabari: Does Burning Quran Solve Your Problems?

John Chuckman: The Misnomer of Peace Talks

Gordon Campbell: On the Quake Aftermath, and Sean Plunket’s Exit

Michael Collins: Things The President Left Out Of His Big Speech

Uri Avnery: Damage Control

Bob Rigg: Disunited nations undercut UN Secretary-General's Gaza flotilla enquiry

LIFESTYLE

Scoop Review Of Books: The Politics Of Genocide

NZ Music Awards finalists announced

WORLD

Connie Lawn Audio: White House Middle East Talks Continue

Connie Lawn Audio Report: Obama Speaks On 'End Of Iraq Combat Mission'

Presidential address: Full Obama speech

Aboriginal Rights: International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People

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LEAD STORY

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Christchurch: Shifting From Response To Recovery
Civil Defence Director, John Hamilton says public services are being restored in Canterbury, with people in the region receiving support from welfare staff and building inspectors despite disruption caused by strong and frequent aftershocks.Mr Hamilton said the focus is shifting from the response phase to recovery.“Priorities over the next few days are to provide assistance to people and target and fix infrastructure, meet immediate and longer term housing needs, establish recovery structures and ensure timely, regular communication with affected communities,” he said. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1009/S00291/shifting-from-response-to-recovery.htm

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[2] - http://vimeo.com/14785341" target="_blank [2]

[3] - http://sciblogs.co.nz/shaken-not-stirred/2010/09/07/what-lies-beneath-the-canterbury-plains-a-fault-revealed/" target="_blank [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00039/scoop-coverage-christchurch-earthquake-response.htm [4]

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NZ POLITICS

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00168/questions-and-answers-9-september-2010.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00138/questions-and-answers-8-september-2010.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00064/today-in-parliament-080910.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00053/today-in-parliament-070910.htm [5]

ACC: Minister Welcomes Sensitive Claims Clinical Review
ACC Minister Nick Smith is urging ACC to adopt the recommendations of an independent clinical review into the sensitive claims pathway released today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00141/minister-welcomes-sensitive-claims-clinical-review.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00165/acc-minister-continues-to-fail-abuse-victims.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00169/independent-review-of-acc-needed.htm [3]

60 Minutes: Unmasks Senior Defence Force Official "Unmasked"
Last night a 60 Minutes investigation unmasked a senior Defence Force official as a CV cheat and liar. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1009/S00097/60-minutes-unmasks-senior-defence-force-official.htm

Legislation: Family First On Manukau Street Prostitution Bill
Parliament voted last night to send a private members bill allowing Manukau City to ban street prostitution to a select committee, but concern was expressed that it applies to Manukau City which will soon be swallowed up in the super city. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1009/S00096/mayors-committed-to-banning-street-prostitutes.htm

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[2] - http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2010/09/drawn.html" target="_blank [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00145/lees-galloway-hopes-for-cross-party-support.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00167/katene-says-govts-rejection-of-gst-bill-is-sad.htm [4]

Tertiary: League Tables Released
“On the day Steven Joyce announces league tables for New Zealand Universities, the World University Rankings show our tertiary education providers are slipping,” Green Party tertiary education spokesperson Gareth Hughes said. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00132/bottom-of-the-league-table-for-joyce.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00114/greater-accountability-for-tertiary-spend.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00128/performance-data-cant-hide-lack-of-investment.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00134/government-should-heed-oecd-advice-on-value.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00036/government-data-show-universities-performing-well.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00035/ucol-committed-to-improving-ratings.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00042/two-national-reports-same-result-great-teaching.htm [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00040/mit-delivers-best-overall-results-in-reports.htm [8]

[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00039/the-differences-of-distance-learners.htm [9]

[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00048/otago-polytechnic-tops-degree-results.htm [10]

[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00038/league-tables-obscure-what-we-already-know.htm [11]

[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00034/performance-data-under-performs.htm [12]

[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00045/university-performance-information-damaging.htm [13]

[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00043/performance-data-a-milestone-for-pacific-education.htm [14]

[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1009/S00046/oecd-report-highlights-teacher-pay-gap-with-oz.htm [15]

[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1009/S00270/waimakariri-river-contaminated.htm [16]

[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1009/S00266/discredited-earthquake-safety-advice-circulated.htm [17]

[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1009/S00267/practical-strategies-for-coping-work-best.htm [18]

How to prepare for natural disasters
- More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/40738.html

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[2] - http://publicaddress.net/default,6836.sm#post6836" target="_blank [2]

Christchurch & Canterbury Earthquake Map - What's open?
Scoop Full Coverage - More »[1]

[1] - http://maps.google.co.nz/maps/ms?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=109347400788404983670.00048f8f85a1fa10f0ef5&ll=-43.535381,172.34439&spn=0.769302,1.247409&source=embed" target="_blank

Foreshore: Maori Party Responds To Attacks By A “Few”
The Maori Party says it has faith in hapu and iwi throughout the country, and the majority of marchers who took part in the 2004 hikoi, to dismiss the attacks on it by a “few people” over the new foreshore and seabed bill. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00116/maori-party-responds-to-attacks-by-a-few.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1009/S00087/public-access-assurances-monstrous-deception.htm [2]

Gordon Campbell: On The ‘Quake Aftermath (And Sean Plunket)
The news that Police have reported a 53% leap in domestic violence incidents in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake stands in stark contrast to the media narratives of community resilience and stoicism... More »[1]

[1] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/08/gordon-campbell-the-%E2%80%98quake-aftermath-sean/

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1009/S00206/coping-with-psychological-aftermath-of-earthquake.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00039/scoop-coverage-christchurch-earthquake-response.htm [3]

Low Finance: Labour Demands Answers On South Canterbury Finance
The Government must provide taxpayers with answers to serious questions about its $1.75 billion bailout of South Canterbury Finance, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00129/national-must-answer-serious-questions-on-scf.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00154/labour-calls-for-commission-of-scf-inquiry.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.imperatorfish.com/2010/09/answers-and-more-questions-on-south.html?spref=tw" target="_blank [3]

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Scoop Business: Crown Fibre Ranks Regional UFB Plans Over Telecom
Crown Fibre Holdings has prioritised three regional deals in its short list for the government funded roll-out of an ultra-fast broadband network, though Telecom Corp. and the Vector-led New Zealand Regional Fibre Group have made the cut. More »[1]

[1] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/09/crown-fibre-ranks-regional-ufb-plans-over-telecom/

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[2] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/09/telecom-backing-down-on-ufb-stance-vector/ [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00283/cfh-announces-shortlist-and-negotiations-for-ufb.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00137/another-concrete-step-towards-ultra-fast-rollout.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00286/challenging-timeframe-for-ufb.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00305/central-north-island-fibre-consortium-shortlisted.htm [6]

[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00295/internetnz-welcomes-ufb-shortlist-announcement.htm [7]

[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1009/S00103/fibre-blitz-on-copper.htm [8]

Science: New Zealand 'A Climate Laboratory For The World'
“For a country this size, a lot happens around it. The landmass lies across two active tectonic plates which accounts for our frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The country also, extends across two major ocean boundaries that separate waters of polar and equatorial origin. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1009/S00012/new-zealand-a-climate-laboratory-for-the-world.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00298/lord-stern-endorses-clean-economy.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1009/S00061/world-cannot-afford-worsening-disasters.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1009/S00104/arctic-activists-deported-from-greenland.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00203/carbon-monitor-september-edition-now-online.htm [5]

Economy: Manufacturing Sales Volume At 10-Year Low
The volume of manufacturing sales fell 1.8 percent in the June 2010 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00291/manufacturing-sales-volume-at-10-year-low.htm

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[2] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/09/nz-construction-value-hits-18-mth-high-in-june-qtr/ [2]

[3] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/08/nz-property-values-extend-decline-qv/ [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00288/jobs-level-nationwide-but-christchurch-now-shaky.htm [4]

[5] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/09/while-you-were-sleeping-optimism-returns/ [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/40757.html [6]

[7] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/08/christchurch-quake-to-push-up-reinsurance-rates/ [7]

[8] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/07/earthquake-delays-statistics-releases/ [8]

[9] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/08/chch-earthquake-fells-weekend-retail-sales/ [9]

[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00241/earthquake-hits-canterburys-economy-hard.htm [10]

[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00039/scoop-coverage-christchurch-earthquake-response.htm [11]

IG Markets - Forex Focus September 7, 2010
Daily FX analysis from More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00213/ig-markets-forex-focus-september-7-2010.htm

ALSO:

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00179/stocks-to-watch-dpc-fbu-hby-lpc-wsi-pgc-thl.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00178/nz-dollar-nears-4-week-high-on-data-flow.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00177/while-you-were-sleeping-stocks-hold-on-to-gains.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00210/ig-markets-australian-market-wrap-sept-6-2010.htm [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00211/ig-markets-the-week-ahead-economic-diary-692010.htm [6]

Indicators: Hiring Expectations Plateau As Employers Hold Off
Employers across NZ are holding off on making firm growth plans, as new waves of financial uncertainty circle the globe, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today. More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00180/hiring-expectations-plateau-as-employers-hold-off.htm

Scoop Business: PM Wants SCF Sold As A Going Concern
Prime Minister John Key would prefer a sale of failed financier South Canterbury Finance Ltd. in one hit, as a going concern, as the receivers call for expressions of interest in the firm’s assets. More »[1]

[1] - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/06/pm-wants-scf-sold-as-a-going-concern/

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COMMENT

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Binoy Kampmark: Amongst The Gnomes Of Zürich
When a population can be guaranteed to be more extreme than its government, democracy has become a majoritarian excess. Switzerland, a country so conservative it attracts both its keen admirers and passionate loathers, is surely such an example. It imports ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00069/binoy-kampmark-amongst-the-gnomes-of-zurich.htm

Kourosh Ziabari: Does Burning Quran Solve Your Problems?
You might be unfamiliar with the concept of ''Wudu''. It's an Islamic practice including the washing of some parts of body such as the hands, arms and face in order to get prepared for saying prayers or reciting the Holy Quran. It's is of high value in ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00067/does-burning-quran-solve-your-problems.htm

John Chuckman: The Misnomer of Peace Talks
I don’t know how anyone given the task could draw a map of Israel: it is likely the only country in the world with no defined borders, and it actually has worked very hard over many decades to achieve this peculiar state. It once had borders... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00060/john-chuckman-the-misnomer-of-peace-talks.htm

Gordon Campbell: On the Quake Aftermath, and Sean Plunket’s Exit
The news that Police have reported a 53% leap in domestic violence incidents in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake stands in stark contrast to the media narratives of community resilience and stoicism that have dominated media coverage to date. The surprising thing about... More »[1]

[1] - http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/08/gordon-campbell-the-%e2%80%98quake-aftermath-sean/

Michael Collins: Things The President Left Out Of His Big Speech
I just read the presidents big speech tonight and it struck me. There were some key lines left out of the speech. You may have had the same response. For the sake of clarity and fairness, I've tried to reconstruct the missing lines. I'm sure that ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00057/things-the-president-left-out-of-his-big-speech.htm

Uri Avnery: Damage Control
A DUTCH journalist asked me last Wednesday to try and divine the thoughts of Binyamin Netanyahu on his way to Washington. It seems that she was satisfied with the results, because she asked me to divine the thoughts of Mahmoud Abbas, too. She must have ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00044/uri-avnery-damage-control.htm

Bob Rigg: Disunited nations undercut UN Secretary-General's Gaza flotilla enquiry
In the dawn of 31 May 2010 Israeli soldiers rappelled down onto the deck of a former Istanbul passenger ferry called the Mavi Marmara, one of a small international flotilla aiming to penetrate the Israeli naval blockade of the Gaza strip. The flotilla had ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00042/disunited-nations-undercut-flotilla-enquiry.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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Scoop Review Of Books: The Politics Of Genocide
As Edward S. Herman and David Peterson write in The Politics of Genocide, "During the past several decades, the word ‘genocide’ has increased in frequency of use and recklessness of application..." More »[1]

[1] - http://books.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/03/book-review-the-politics-of-genocide/

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00074/pm-congratulates-black-ferns-on-victory.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1009/S00075/congratulations-to-black-ferns-on-title.htm [3]

[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1009/S00066/kiwi-party-congratulates-black-ferns.htm [4]

[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/sports/40639.html [5]

[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1009/S00005/maori-showband-greats-gather-for-awards.htm [6]

NZ Music Awards finalists announced
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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/entertainment/40401.html

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WORLD

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Connie Lawn Audio: White House Middle East Talks Continue
Talks are underway in Washington DC, to try to establish a Palestinian State next to Israel. Connie Lawn attended the public events at the White House... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00014/white-house-middle-east-talks-continue.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/40439.html [2]

Connie Lawn Audio Report: Obama Speaks On 'End Of Iraq Combat Mission'
President Obama has now delivered his speech on Iraq, with some warnings to Afghanistan, and admissions the nation is hurt by these long wars. Connie Lawn gives us an audio report... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00008/connie-lawn-obama-says-wars-crippled-us.htm

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1009/S00002/connie-lawn-obamas-iraq-withdrawal-speech.htm [2]

Presidential address: Full Obama speech
- More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/40377.html

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1008/S00184/rebranding-iraq-playing-with-numbers-and-lives.htm [2]

[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1008/S00493/a-truly-grateful-nation.htm [3]

[4] - http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2010/08/ramsi-security-force-under-investigation-after-killing-of-solomon-islands-man/ [4]

Aboriginal Rights: International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People
Today UNICEF joins in celebrating the vibrant diversity, rich culture and remarkable contributions of the world’s indigenous peoples. This year’s celebration comes at a significant time, as world leaders prepare to gather ... More »[1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1008/S00154/international-day-of-the-worlds-indigenous-people.htm

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