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Top Scoop Stories - 03 July 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - July 3, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Video: Corporal Willy Apiata VC Lost For Words

NZ POLITICS:

International Relations: English Toff Denigrates Kiwi Lasses As 'Ham Faced'
Fiji: NZ Govt Retaliates After High Commissioner's Expulsion
Environment: NZ Least Galvanised Into Action By 'Inconvenient Truth' - Survey
Scoop News: US Rights Activist Calls For Abolition of Prisons

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Auckland Airport: Airlines Don't Want To Pay Development Charge
Conservation: Public Get To Enjoy Volcano In Perpetuity
Conservation: Is It Bye Bye To Butterflies In NZ?
Welfare: Business Roundtable Criticises Poor For Feasting On 'Welfare Pie'
Media: Journalists Of A Non-Gonzo Type Required By Fairfax

WORLD:

UN Report: Secretary-Gen Deplores Attack
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

COMMENT:

Jason Leopold My Interview With Former US Attorney Bud Cummins
African Countries: Varieties of Corruption

LIFESTYLE:

Tonsorial Wizardry: Wellington Stylist Takes Top Gong
America's Cup: Must Win Race For Team NZ Postponed
Fashion: Cooper and Cooper reach agreement over trade marks
Oddspot: Simpsons Gift Donut to Springfield NZ

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LEAD STORY

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Corporal Bill (Willy) ApiataScoop Video: Corporal Willy Apiata VC Lost For Words - Scoop Video Report: Corporal Bill (Willy) Apiata, the first New Zealander to be awarded a Victoria Cross since WWII, was lost for words as he fronted a press conference held at NZ Defence HQ in Wellington. The Prime Minister, Helen Clark had earlier exited the weekly Cabinet meeting to announce the awarding of the VC to Corp. Apiata and Gallantry citations to three other members of the New Zealand SAS. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00006.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/S00013.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00014.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00019.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00021.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00028.htm
[9] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0707/GGcitation.pdf
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00017.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00015.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00016.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00017.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00002.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00020.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0706/S00378.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00001.htm

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NZ POLITICS

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International Relations: English Toff Denigrates Kiwi Lasses As 'Ham Faced' - The Alexander Turnbull Library has just acquired letters and photographs written by Edward Prince of Wales - in one letter he describes a dance he attended in NZ. "There wasn't a single woman who had the least idea how to dance...tho we stuck it out like heroes until the supper & tried to lug those wads of ham faced women around."More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00017.htm

Fiji: NZ Govt Retaliates After High Commissioner's Expulsion - "Our view clear again that it is rather ironic to have the Fijian military that fully backed a coup by their Leader, in their own country, then seeking to bring peace to other troubled countries," explained the Prime Minister today when asked what good New Zealand's representations were doing regarding the United Nation's continuing to use Fijian soldiers for peacekeeping missions. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00029.htm

Environment: NZ Least Galvanised Into Action By 'Inconvenient Truth' - Survey - Former US vice-president and recent environmental celebrity Al Gore has topped the list of most influential people to champion the cause of global warming in a 47-country Internet survey conducted by The Nielsen Company and Oxford University. Nearly one in five global consumers (18%) picked Al Gore... ahead of former United Nations head, Kofi Annan (15%), with Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton tying as third choice (14% each). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00022.htm

Scoop News: US Rights Activist Calls For Abolition of Prisons - Joseph Barratt Reports: Racism is an even more powerful force today than it was in the days of the civil rights movement says Angela Davis an iconic American civil rights activist and professor. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0706/S00408.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00022.htm

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Auckland Airport: Airlines Don't Want To Pay Development Charge - Air New Zealand said today the Airport Development Charge paid by passengers departing Auckland should be scrapped rather than disguised by the monopoly airport operator. Auckland International Airport Limited said yesterday that it was increasing the Airport Development Charge (ADC) from 1 July 2008 and renaming it a "Passenger Service Charge" that would be directly levied on the airlines. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00005.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00034.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00037.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00006.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00004.htm

Conservation: Public Get To Enjoy Volcano In Perpetuity - One of the most pristine and undeveloped explosion craters remaining in the Auckland volcanic field has been secured for a public reserve by Manukau City Council, through a $6.07millon purchase announced today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00016.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

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

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. More >> [1]

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

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WORLD

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UN Report: Secretary-Gen Deplores Attack - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against recent terrorist activity in the United Kingdom and said he would discuss the matter with the prime minister during a planned visit to London next week. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00019.htm

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

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COMMENT

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Jason Leopold My Interview With Former US Attorney Bud Cummins - Bud Cummins, the former US attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas who was forced out of his position last year to make room for a protege of Karl Rove, is a staunch Republican who is vocal about his loyalty to GOP causes and President Bush. ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0706/S00354.htm

African Countries: Varieties of Corruption - Ever since they were first promoted by the industrialized nations and international bodies, much analysis of the spread of neoliberal economic policies has tended to focus on the fact that these countries and international bodies limit themselves... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0706/S00406.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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Tonsorial Wizardry: Wellington Stylist Takes Top Gong - The lights shone the laser beamed and the stylists styled. Last night, twenty Young Professional Stylists cut and styled previously coloured hair into a stunning array of fashion statements before an enthusiastic crowd of about 500. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00006.htm

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

Fashion: Cooper and Cooper reach agreement over trade marks - Tamsin Cooper and Trelise Cooper have met and come to an amicable resolution over their trade mark dispute. As this issue has evolved, and with the significant amount of media attention it has attracted, both feel that customers now have a better understanding between the respective brands. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00044.htm

Oddspot: Simpsons Gift Donut to Springfield NZ - The small South Island town of Springfield, population around 300, is about to receive a gift from The Simpsons -- a giant pink donut. Okay, it's a giant iced stunt to plug the movie, but just like Ohakune's giant carrot, Paeroa's L&P bottle, and Bluff's former Paua house, Springfield will have a landmark for tourists to admire. For More, See Spareroom.co.nz>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00014.htm


And those were the Tops Scoops on this day, July 3, 2007

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