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Top 30 Stories On Scoop For Tuesday Oct 25

Top 30 Stories On Scoop For Tuesday Oct 25

Dates: 25/Oct/2005

1: Brethren group face police probe over election

The Green Party is pleased the Chief Electoral Officer has upheld its complaint that the Exclusive Brethren's "Beware" pamphlet may have breached the Electoral Act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00148.htm

2: Scoop News: Peters Will Not Attend Pacific Forum

NZ Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, will not be attending the Pacific Islands Forum in Papua New Guinea this week. Pacific leaders, including those from New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands, Nuie, Solomon Islands have gathered ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00286.htm

3: Agenda Transcript: Winston Peters IV

Well despite a pre-election pledge that they would abstain on confidence and supply issues New Zealand First has of course signed a confidence and supply agreement with Labour. A major feature of the deal is that Winston Peters becomes the Foreign Minister. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00285.htm

4: Wine-in-a-Can technology paves way for NZ RTD Wine

Barokes Wine-in-a-Can technology paves the way for New Zealand’s Ready-To-Drink-Wine (RTDW™) market

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00412.htm

5: The Newman Letter: The March to Maori Sovereignty

It has been disconcerting watching the political courtship rituals taking place in the corridors of power over the last few weeks, especially those made towards the Maori Party by National.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00191.htm

6: Flying High Above The Pacific With The RNZAF

On Saturday 22nd October a RNZAF 757, Flight NPB970, carrying a New Zealand media contingent, the official New Zealand PM's Party, & the premiers of Samoa, Kiribas, Naaru and Tahiti departed from Wellington for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, where ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00279.htm

7: AIDS has nothing to do with Maori text of Treaty

National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee is describing as a "politically correct clap-trap" an advertisement for a new trustee of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00142.htm

8: ACT's The Letter 25 October 2005

New Ministers have their heads down studying their departmental briefs. The PM has gone to Papua New Guinea for the forum. The Reserve Bank is expected to raise interest rates. Don Brash plans for opposition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00147.htm

9: Government sanctioned sexism must stop

The Government must make clear to its departments and organisations that treating female employees and students differently because of their gender is not acceptable, says National Party MP Katherine Rich.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00144.htm

10: Brethren to face police over use of false address

The Chief Electoral Officer has replied to the Progressive Party complaint over their use of a false address in their election publicity material.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00149.htm

11: Photo Essay: At The Opening Of The Pacific Forum

Scoop Foreign Correspondent: Photo Essay: The Opening Of The 36th Pacific Island Forum Images by Jason Dorday

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00293.htm

12: HIV Aids problem in West Papua must be highlighted

HIV Aids problem in West Papua must be highlighted at the Pan Pacific Aids Conference

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00192.htm

13: New Trend In Ramallah: 'Girls Only' Cyber Cafés

Reem Abdullah was raised in a conservative family in a village near the city of Ramallah. She is a university student and needs some Internet time to do research for her studies. But Reem had a dilemma; family restrictions made it almost impossible for her to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00283.htm

14: Nations Urged Think As Big As The Oceans Are Vast

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) co-hosts the First International Marine Protected Areas Congress in Australia; calls on the global community to achieve the UN 2012 target on marine protected areas

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00055.htm

15: Pics: Giugiaro proves mettle with Ferrari GG50

Proving his mettle with the Ferrari GG50, Giorgetto Giugiaro paints in glowing colors a great adventure

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00368.htm

16: A Virtual Visit To Honiara With PM Helen Clark

A virtual visit to Solomon Islands capital Honiara with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, October 23, 2005, (features images and audio) From Scoop Co-Editor Alastair Thompson on Assignment in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons – CLICK IMAGES FOR BIG ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00280.htm

17: Lunacy that pregnancy a 'personal injury accident'

ACC costs will skyrocket and credibility of the scheme will plummet if unwanted pregnancy is compensated for as a 'personal injury accident', says National's ACC spokeswoman, Katherine Rich.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00143.htm

18: Eu Bird Import Ban Must Include Smuggler Crackdown

BirdLife International [1] today called on countries around the world to intensify efforts to stem the illegal trade in wild-caught birds, following recent detection of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in both legally imported and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00373.htm

19: Done Deals, Bumper Retail Sales At Fashion Week

From retailers to designers, international media to sponsors, the fifth Air New Zealand Fashion Week was getting rave reviews as the week drew to a close on Friday night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00198.htm

20: Agenda Transcript: Helen Clark IV

Today she's formed a government but how long can she hold it together. Helen Clark will try to put the complex set of deals she's done into plain English. We'll also talk to the new Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters, will his immigration ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00284.htm

21: Images: Karim Sahai Captures Diwali Celebrations

Over the weekend the Wellington Town Hall, Capital E and Civic Square turned into an exciting zone of music, dance, and culinary delights in celebration of Diwali. Scoop contributor Karim Sahai was there and captured some of the magic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00287.htm

22: Software deal great news for Open Source cause

The deal that has cleared the path for government agencies to adopt and expand their use of non-proprietary software is great news for the Open Source cause in New Zealand, Green Party IT Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00123.htm

23: Solomon Is. Poverty and Power!

Powerful people are never poor. The poor, on the other hand, never have power. No matter how poverty is spelt out--badly paid job, poor or no education, constant illness, decaying homes, unsafe surroundings--the root cause always leads back to a lack of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00282.htm

24: Govt presides over discriminatory health funding

The plan by Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHB to charge patients for private pathology testing is discriminatory and should not be allowed to happen without full nationwide consultation, says National Party Health spokesman Paul Hutchison.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00145.htm

25: A Tribute to the Maori Showbands of Yesterday

There's only nine days to go till the first-ever public launch of the 2006 New Zealand International Arts Festival programme. To get things rolling the Festival has announced one of it's key New Zealand musical events: Maori Showbands - Taking on the World.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00189.htm

26: Scoop Talks To Two West Papuan Freedom Fighters

Scoop Talks To Two West Papuan Freedom Fighters .. and goes Inside The Campaign To Get West Papua Back On The Pacific Island Forum's Agenda

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00292.htm

27: Eight Reporters Without Borders nominees blog comp

The German radio station Deutsche Welle has published the list of nominees for its weblog contest, including those chosen by Reporters Without Borders for the "freedom of expression" category. The bloggers who have been singled out include former ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00380.htm

28: Audio: Clark & Howard Don't Talk West Papua

The Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand held a bilateral meeting today, the first since Helen Clark's re-election for a third term as NZ PM. Afterwards they held a brief press conference with New Zealand and Australian media.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00291.htm

29: Cycling Benefits All Road Users

All road users should actively promote cycling because everyone benefits. That's the key message to come out of the fifth New Zealand Cycling Conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00190.htm

30: Drug users deserve jobs too

A New Zealand advocate for sensible drug policy today said it was ridiculous to deny people employment on the basis of whether they had used recreational substances on the weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00197.htm

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