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Top Scoop Stories - 06 July 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - July 06, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Tornadoes: State of Emergency in Taranaki

NZ POLITICS:

Intelligence & Justice: Inspector General's Zaoui Review Hearings To Begin
Press Gallery: Broadcasters Join Forces To Defend TV Reporting
Mccully.co.nz: A Humble Man Chronicles Mr Key's Washington Sojourn
Elections: Aardvarks Sweep DHB Votes
SOEs: TVNZ Charter review process begins

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Electricity: Commission Approves Waikato To Auckland Line
Tourism News: Tourism demonstrates resilience to high dollar
Director's Fees: 15% Rise Not Enough
Science/Enviro't: NIWA announces free data policy

WORLD:

UN Report: Biofuel Demand Driving Up Prices
Number 10: No Timetable for Iraq Withdrawal
Number 10: British Security to be Strengthened
US Congress: US House Resolution 333

LIFESTYLE:

Public Health: Not So Sun Smart After All
Scoop Review: The Woman in Black
Media: C4 Presenter Assists Inflation Targets By Fleeing NZ
Laughs: Cult musical duo win top NZ comedy award
Music: Award Enables Royal Academy Study For Clarinettist


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LEAD STORY

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Pari
Street, New Plymouth, after the July 4
tornado.Tornadoes: State of Emergency in Taranaki - The National Crisis Management Centre has activated this evening in support of the state of emergency declared by the Taranaki Civil Defence Management (CDEM) Group after a string of tornados hit the area yesterday. The NCMC has activated at Mode 1 (Monitoring) to be available to assist the Taranaki CDEM Group with central government support if required. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00061.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00067.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00046.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Intelligence & Justice: Inspector General's Zaoui Review Hearings To Begin - The Inspector General of Intelligence and Security's review of whether the Security Intelligence Service was correct in issuing a security risk certificate against Ahmed Zaoui is scheduled to begin on Monday July 9. This is the first time such a review has been conducted in New Zealand, and is uncharted territory in judicial and executive terms. More >> [1]

BACKGROUND:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00296.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/nauru.html

Press Gallery: Broadcasters Join Forces To Defend TV Reporting - New Zealand's major television news organisations today issued a joint public pledge to defy parts of Parliament's new rules on TV coverage of MPs... TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs Anthony Flannery said: "The banning of the use of images from the debating chamber for satire is a precious over-reaction by MPs and unnecessarily puts limits on New Zealanders' understanding of politics." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0706/S00369.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/sections/nzpolitics.html#satireban

Mccully.co.nz: A Humble Man Chronicles Mr Key's Washington Sojourn - Last week's visit to Washington by National Party leader John Key set the scene for a serious consolidation of what has been a sub-optimal NZ/US relationship for some time. Accompanied by his humble spokesman on Foreign Affairs (whom modesty will not permit us to name). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00109.htm

Elections: Aardvarks Sweep DHB Votes - National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall is calling for a shake-up in the way some District Health Boards put together their ballot papers for elections. "Analysis by the Otago District Health Board shows that where DHB candidates are listed alphabetically, the A's have more chance of being elected than the Q-Z's. In fact, twice the chance!" More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00106.htm

SOEs: TVNZ Charter review process begins - The process for reviewing the TVNZ Charter has begun with the public being invited to make submissions on a suggested redraft. The Television New Zealand Act 2003 says the Charter must be reviewed every five years by Parliament. In preparation for the statutory review, TVNZ wishes to present the Minister of Broadcasting with a suggested redraft with the public's views on it. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00089.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00099.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Electricity: Commission Approves Waikato To Auckland Line - Transpower today welcomed the Electricity Commission's final decision to approve its proposal for a new transmission line between south Waikato and south Auckland. The proposed new line is New Zealand's largest transmission infrastructure project and the first upgrade to the national grid in the upper North Island for over 20 years. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00108.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00097.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00095.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00107.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00054.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00110.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00113.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00059.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00060.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0706/S00364.htm

Tourism News: Tourism demonstrates resilience to high dollar - A report released by the Ministry of Tourism today gives insight into the relationships between movements in the value of the New Zealand dollar and the performance of the tourism sector. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00081.htm

Director's Fees: 15% Rise Not Enough - NZ's non-executive directors are remunerated far below their Australian counterparts, despite receiving a healthy increase over the past year, according to a recently released survey by HR consultancy, Sheffield Ltd. The survey found in comparably sized businesses in Australia, non-executive directors were receiving 50 - 150% higher fees than their New Zealand counterparts. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00122.htm

Science/Enviro't: NIWA announces free data policy - From this month [July 2007], the public will be able to download millions of pieces of climate, water resource, and other environmental information for free. The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is making access to its nationally significant databases free over the web. The initiative covers archived data on climate, lake level, river flow, sea level, water quality, and freshwater fish from NIWA, the MetService, and several other contributing agencies. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0707/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0707/S00006.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00020.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00110.htm


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WORLD

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UN Report: Biofuel Demand Driving Up Prices - Soaring Biofuel Demand Driving Up Agricultural Prices, Says UN-Backed Report New York, Jul 5 2007 4:00PM Increased demand for biofuels is leading to changes in agricultural markets that could drive up global prices for many farm products, according to a new United Nations-backed report. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00081.htm

Number 10: No Timetable for Iraq Withdrawal - The Prime Minister has said it would be "wrong" to set a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq. Speaking to MPs during his first Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Brown said that the UK would not break its obligations to the United Nations or to the Iraqi government. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00075.htm

Number 10: British Security to be Strengthened - The Prime Minister has announced a number of steps that will be taken to bolster security across Britain. Speaking to MPs during his first Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Brown said that the Government was looking into a number of ways to tighten security following the attempted terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00074.htm

US Congress: US House Resolution 333 - Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 24, 2007 Mr. KUCINICH submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00066.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Public Health: Not So Sun Smart After All - New Zealanders' Chronic Vitamin D Levels Exposes Them To Killer Diseases. A leading researcher from the University of Auckland says skin cancer campaigns may be causing New Zealanders to get too little Vitamin "D'', with Maori, Pacific and South Asian peoples the worst off. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00009.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00012.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00015.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00016.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00019.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00021.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00022.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00066.htm

Scoop Review: The Woman in Black - As anyone can imagine, it is a challenge to pull off a play within a play. It's even harder to pull off rehearsals of a play within a play. Impressively, The Woman in Black pulls it off without a hitch. Although not frightening by modern standards, the production is a fine display of the power of acting and good writing which kept it running for 19-plus years on West End. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00049.htm

Media: C4 Presenter Assists Inflation Targets By Fleeing NZ - Over the last few years Joel Defries has made David Hartnells " best dressed " at 21. Offended, impressed, shocked and amused. And...we'll be sad to see him go. That's right a home sick Joel Defries is leaving his second home of the C4 office and heading back to the motherland. To the UK - and to Muswell Hill to be exact. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00056.htm

Laughs: Cult musical duo win top NZ comedy award - Musical comedy act Mrs. Peacock have been selected as the winners of the prestigious Billy T Award for 2007. Perhaps the most prestigious accolade in New Zealand comedy, the Billy T Award is named for iconic Kiwi entertainer Billy T James, who passed away in 1991. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00050.htm

Music: Award Enables Royal Academy Study For Clarinettist - Clarinettist Ellen Deverall, a Victoria University of Wellington first-class honours graduate, is the winner of the Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance for 2007 and as a result will now study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00035.htm


And those were the Tops Scoops on this day, July 06, 2007

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