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Top Scoop Stories - 02 July 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - July 2, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Defence: SAS in Afghanistan Recognised - Corporal Awarded Victoria Cross

NZ POLITICS:

Education: More Dough Needed For Early Childhood Education
Scoop Exclusive: The Perils Of NZ's Military Assistance
Race Relations: Harawira Hosts 'American Wonderwoman'
Scoop Report: Anderton Calls An End To Party Pill Party

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Media: Journalists of A Non-Gonzo Type Required By Fairfax
Conservation: Is It Bye Bye To Butterflies In NZ?
Conservation: Secrets Of NZ's Bizarre Sea Creatures Revealed
Welfare: Business Roundtable Criticises Poor For Feasting On 'Welfare Pie'

WORLD:

Scoop News: Exclusive: PhotoEssay Under Siege in North Lebanon
UN Report: Iraq: UN Refugee Agency Issues Appeal
Number 10: Gordon Brown holds first Cabinet meeting
UN Report: Tony Blair Named Quartet Representative

LIFESTYLE:

America's Cup: Must Win Race For Team NZ Postponed
Medical: America’s Cup fans should sleep in
Music: Radio Active Gives Away $20k Airtime
07/07/07: Air Guitar Part Of Online Celebration
Arts: Alien Musical Stars Dead Actor

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LEAD STORY

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Corporal Bill (Willy) ApiataDefence: SAS in Afghanistan Recognised - Corporal Awarded Victoria Cross - SAS Corporal Awarded Victoria Cross: Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she was delighted that the Queen has approved the award of the Victoria Cross to a member of the New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) for his actions in saving the life of a comrade under heavy fire from opposing forces. "Corporal Bill (Willy) Apiata of the NZSAS has been awarded the Victoria Cross for New Zealand..." Helen Clark said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00005.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00004.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00014.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00019.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00021.htm
[7] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0707/GGcitation.pdf
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00015.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00016.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00001.htm

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NZ POLITICS

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Education: More Dough Needed For Early Childhood Education - 20 hours of free Early Childhood Education per week for three and four year olds kicks in today but it is a pale reflection of what is needed says QPEC (the Quality Public Education Coalition ). More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00005.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0707/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00003.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00011.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00010.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00009.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00006.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0706/S00512.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00001.htm

Scoop Exclusive: The Perils Of NZ's Military Assistance - Security analyst Paul Buchanan: "In a country where political headlines are grabbed by child-smacking and school meal debates, perhaps it is time for all of us to raise our game and argue about things relevant to the common defense and New Zealand’s international military role rather than our parochial interests." NZ Defence Image June 06: Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Peter Kelly, then Commanding Officer 1st NZSAS Group, receives the US Navy Presidential Unit Citation from US President George. W. Bush. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0706/S00378.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00002.htm

Race Relations: Harawira Hosts 'American Wonderwoman' - Last week, I had the privilege of hosting Angela Davis when she came to Aotearoa with the assistance of the Amokura Family Violence project. Born in Alabama in 1944, she exploded onto the world stage in the late 1960s as the world’s most recognisable black women activist, with her movie star looks, afro hairstyle, ferocious attitude, and passionate defence of Black people’s rights. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00022.htm

Scoop Report: Anderton Calls An End To Party Pill Party - Jim Anderton, Associate Minister of Health and Leader of the Progressive Party, announced today that the cabinet had agreed to his recommendation to ban BZP and related party pills. After the legislation is passed, BZP will be classified as Class C1 and a six month amnesty for possession or personal use will go into effect. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0706/S00379.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0706/S00564.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0706/S00571.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0706/S00577.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0706/S00579.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0706/S00584.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0706/S00104.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0706/S00102.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0706/S00344.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Media: Journalists of A Non-Gonzo Type Required By Fairfax - Fairfax Media, New Zealand's largest newspaper, magazine and web publisher, is again seeking the country's bright journalism prospects. Through the Fairfax Media journalism intern scheme, interns will undertake training before starting careers at their chosen publications throughout the country. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00021.htm

Conservation: Is It Bye Bye To Butterflies In NZ? - The Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust applauds Forest & Bird for echoing its concerns about the loss of butterfly habitat in NZ “We are very worried about what is happening to our environment,” said Vicky Steele, Trustee of the MBNZT. “Over the past summer we have had many reports that there are less butterflies – even fewer than the year before.” More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00003.htm

Conservation: Secrets Of NZ's Bizarre Sea Creatures Revealed - WWF-New Zealand is launching an exciting new online resource that for the first time provides a gateway to all that's known about life in New Zealand's oceans. The Treasures of the Sea: Nga Taonga a Tangaroa is a species-group by species-group guide to New Zealand's marine life. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0706/S00072.htm

Welfare: Business Roundtable Criticises Poor For Feasting On 'Welfare Pie' - Our governments have a long tradition of attempting to address inequality and relieve poverty by redistributing national income…it’s as if there were a giant, government-baked pie that, sliced up and dished out fairly, could in the end eliminate poverty. But there is no giant government pie. In reality we are talking about money earned by some and taken as tax to be given as income to others. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0706/S00519.htm


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WORLD

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Scoop News: Exclusive: PhotoEssay Under Siege in North Lebanon - For the past month the Lebanese Army has been shelling Fatah Al Islam insurgents who have infiltrated Nahr Al Bared refugee camp in north Lebanon. The fighting has caused an estimated 20,000 Palestinian refugees to flee to the relative safety of Beddawi refugee camp near Tripoli. New Zealand foreign correspondent, Jon Stephenson, was there and filed this photo essay report for Scoop. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0706/S00411.htm

UN Report: Iraq: UN Refugee Agency Issues Appeal - Without immediate evacuation and life-saving medical help, roughly one dozen seriously ill Palestinians – mostly young children stranded in Baghdad or in a make-shift camp close to the Syrian border – could die or suffer complications, the United Nations refugee agency said today, appealing for urgent assistance. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00012.htm

Number 10: Gordon Brown holds first Cabinet meeting - Gordon Brown has held his first Cabinet meeting following appointments made earlier today. The Cabinet meeting, which convened at 14:00 BST, included newly appointed Chancellor Alastair Darling and Foreign Secretary David Miliband. More>> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0706/S00496.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0706/S00495.htm

UN Report: Tony Blair Named Quartet Representative - Following discussions among the Principals, the Middle East diplomatic Quartet – comprising the United Nations, European Union, Russian Federation and United States – today announced the appointment of former United Kingdom leader Tony Blair as its Representative. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0706/S00478.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0706/S00506.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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America's Cup: Must Win Race For Team NZ Postponed - Light, unstable winds forced the Race Committee to postpone racing for the day on Sunday at the 32nd America's Cup Match. The Defender, Alinghi was looking to win its fourth match in a row, to successfully defend the America's Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand, the challenger, was in a 'must win' position. More >> [1]

EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00003.htm

Medical: America’s Cup fans should sleep in - A sleep researcher says America’s Cup fans need to make sure they get enough sleep. Dr Leigh Signal from Massey University’s Sleep/Wake Research Centre says, “It’s great that our team is doing well. Yachting fans can look after their health by making sure they get enough sleep... If you are getting up night after night, the effects will accumulate. You will continue to feel sleepier and more irritable each day and your functioning will continue to decline. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0706/S00101.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0706/S00310.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0706/S00300.htm

Music: Radio Active Gives Away $20k Airtime - Twenty-thousand dollars of free radio advertising is set to be given away to emerging musicians by Wellington's Radio Active 89FM. The initiative, called '$20k: FCKN@!', is part of Radio Active 89FM's 30th birthday celebrations. Emerging musicians, DJs and promoters that will be performing or releasing an album in Wellington during August 2007 are eligible. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0706/S00314.htm

07/07/07: Air Guitar Part Of Online Celebration - A live audiovisual mash up of guitar anthems and YouTube footage of air guitarists will feature alongside online performances created by artists from all over the world, in a festival to mark a unique date. On the seventh day of the seventh month of 2007 diverse performances will unfold in front of live and online audiences. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0706/S00310.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0706/S00277.htm

Arts: Alien Musical Stars Dead Actor - New Zealanders will now have the opportunity to witness one of the best-selling recordings of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds, live, with a brilliant cast, including, 23 years after his death, one of the world’s greatest actors, Richard Burton, at the helm “in sight and sound”as George Herbert, The Journalist. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0706/S00288.htm


And those were the Tops Scoops on this day, July 2, 2007

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