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Top Scoop Stories - 05 May 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 05 May 2008

LEAD STORY:

Back To The Future: Rail Back In Kiwi's Hands + Questions And Answers - Government Rail Buy Back

NZ POLITICS:

Justice News: High Court Relaxes Bail Conditions - Allows Tame Iti To Travel To Europe
Youth Of Today: Knowledge Of Politics Abysmal
Vehicular Disasters: Tauranga Teenager Talks About Terror Crash
Election 08: Gordon Campbell Talks With Rodney Hide
Lyndon Hood: Scientists Report Colossal Squid "Not Nearly As Tasty As Hoped"
Health: $164m New Funding For Cancer Immunisation

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Be Happy: Work Till Death
Iron Mongery: Paper Less Future No Problem For Advertisers

WORLD:

State Department: Moving Forward On The Tracks Of Annapolis
Media: Free Press, Access To Information Vital For Development, Top UN Officials Stress
Religion: Pope Benedict In Australia For World Youth Day
Off The Hook: Greenpeace Frees Pacific Marine Life
COMMENT:

S Kauffman: Rethink Evolution, Self-Organization Is Real
Elections: An Occasional Note On The 2008 Campaigns, No. 9
Uri Avnery: "...Namely The State Of Israel"

LIFESTYLE:

Horse Trading: DOC Offers Kaimanawa Horses To Public
Good Causes: Labour Greens And ACT Find Common Ground
Sign Language Week: Right To Sign - Sign Language Week Kicks Off May 5
Trade: Will F&P Have High Standards In Carmen's Hometown?


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LEAD STORY

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Back to the Future: Rail Back In Kiwi's Hands - The Labour-led government has reached agreement with Toll Holdings Ltd for the purchase of Toll New Zealand's rail and ferry business, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today. "Modernising our transport sector is central to transforming our economy and making it truly sustainable," Helen Clark said. "The selling off our public rail system in the early 1990s and the running down of the asset afterward has been a painful lesson for New Zealand," Dr Cullen said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00055.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00054.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Justice News: High Court Relaxes Bail Conditions - Allows Tame Iti To Travel To Europe - News Report By Lena Maria Fa'asino: The High Court in Auckland has relaxed bail conditions to allow Tame Iti, to travel to Europe to play a part in a play that ironically explores sovereignty issues. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00041.htm


Youth Of Today: Knowledge Of Politics Abysmal - The urgent need for civics and citizenship education in our schools has been underlined by the Electoral Enrolment Centre survey of New Zealanders which showed an abysmal lack of general knowledge of our political system. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0805/S00013.htm


Vehicular Disasters: Tauranga Teenager Talks About Terror Crash - Mary-Beth Wood, 15, thought the driver of a car that lost control and slid into the crowd outside a bach in Otahu Rd, Whangamata yesterday was just "kidding and showing off". More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0805/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0805/S00028.htm


Election 08: Gordon Campbell Talks With Rodney Hide - Act Party leader Rodney Hide has always been something of a poltergeist rattling around on the centre right of the political spectrum - making noise and kind of friendly (except when he isn't) but without ever conveying the sense that he's entirely there. More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-interviews-rodney-hide/


Lyndon Hood: Scientists Report Colossal Squid "Not Nearly As Tasty As Hoped" - Abstract: The research team investigated the tastiness of the colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis Hamiltoni). A complete specimen was dressed and prepared using a variety of traditional methods. All tests found the squid to be not delicious in any way. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2008/05/dim-post_strikes_again.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00408.htm


Health: $164m New Funding For Cancer Immunisation - "The human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme will be offered free to more than 300,000 young women aged 12 to 18 years over the next five years. It will be rolled out from September." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00026.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00027.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00035.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0805/S00007.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/health/7635.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/health/7639.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Be Happy: Work Till Death - People over 65 but still working feel better than those who have retired, new research shows. Initial results from the Health, Work and Retirement Longitudinal Study have been released. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00049.htm


Iron Mongery: Paper Less Future No Problem For Advertisers - Production of a Waikato Draught advert on a 20mm-deep corrugated zinc alume flute has fully demonstrated the expertise available within the New Zealand printing industry. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00021.htm


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WORLD

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State Department: Moving Forward On The Tracks Of Annapolis - The United States was the first country to recognize Israel 11 minutes after it declared its statehood; a very difficult decision for Harry Truman. I remember the story of how George Marshall said, "I'll be your Secretary of State but I'll never vote for you again". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00051.htm


Media: Free Press, Access To Information Vital For Development, Top UN Officials Stress - Marking Press Freedom Day, Top UN officials have stressed the role of a secure and independent media, and access to information, in empowering individuals and advancing development. A free, secure and independent media is one of the foundations of peace and democracy. Attacks on freedom of the press are attacks against international law, humanity, and freedom itself. More >> [1]

RELATED

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00050.htm


Religion: Pope Benedict In Australia For World Youth Day - The Vatican has confirmed that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will spend three extra days resting in Australia before heading to Sydney for World Youth Day 2008. The trip to Australia will be the longest journey the Holy Father has ever undertaken. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00042.htm


Off The Hook: Greenpeace Frees Pacific Marine Life - Greenpeace freed sharks, tuna, marlin and an endangered Olive Ridley turtle from the hooks of a Taiwanese longline vessel fishing in the international waters of the Pacific. The activists asked the Captain to release all marine life hooked on the lines and painted "PIRATE?" on the hull of the ship. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00043.htm


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COMMENT

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S Kauffman: Rethink Evolution, Self-Organization Is Real - In his new book, Reinventing the Sacred , legendary complexity pioneer Stuart Kauffman continues to challenge the view of most biologists that natural selection is the only source of order. However, Kauffman is more charitable than hundreds of other ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00052.htm


Elections: An Occasional Note On The 2008 Campaigns, No. 9 - Although current news is focused on the North Carolina and Indiana primaries to be held this coming Tuesday, voters in the Oregon primaries (to be decided May 20) were mailed their ballots last week and some might vote before those other two primaries are decided. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00049.htm


Uri Avnery: "...Namely The State Of Israel" - Every Time I hear the voice of David Ben-Gurion uttering the words ''Therefore we are gathered here...'' I think of Issar Barsky, a charming youngster, the little brother of a girl-friend of mine. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00046.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Horse Trading: DOC Offers Kaimanawa Horses To Public - Kaimanawa wild horses are once again available to the public with the Department of Conservation's annual muster scheduled for later this month. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00037.htm


Good Causes: Labour Greens And ACT Find Common Ground - Otaki MP Darren Hughes has come out strongly in support of World Asthma Day, which is this Tuesday, 6 May. Mr Hughes joins MPs Sue Kedgley and Rodney Hide in endorsing the campaign. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0805/S00015.htm


Sign Language Week: Right To Sign - Sign Language Week Kicks Off May 5 - Natasha Burling reports that while opportunities have improved for deaf people in New Zealand there is still much to be done to assure sign language is accepted not just by governments but also understood. Interpretation is the key. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00030.htm


Trade: Will F&P Have High Standards In Carmen's Hometown? - Carmen works the grave yard shift in one of Tijuana's 800 Maquiladoras, the multinationally-owned factories encouraged to move there by the promise of privileged access to the markets under NAFTA, low wages and fewer environmental standards than in their home countries. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.humanrightsfilmfest.net.nz/
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00038.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 05 May 2008

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