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Top Scoop Stories - 09 July 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - July 09, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Gordon Campbell: Zaoui Review Gets Underway

NZ POLITICS:

Scoop News: Corp Apiata VC's Comrade Speaks Of Straight Up Guy
AGENDA Transcript: Political Satire + Rodney Hide IV
Youth Parliament: What If Young People Ran The Country?
Unions: New CTU Leadership

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:

Citizen News: The Cases of Libby and Vanunu
UN Report: Kosovo's Progress Could Falter
Number 10: US and EU relationships "good for Britain"
UN Report: Biofuel Demand Driving Up Prices

COMMENT:

Suzan Mazur: Deeper Into The Clintons' CIA Drug Nexus
Frontline Wine: Pricey Pinot Found Very Weighty
Stateside With Rosalea: The AntiiPhoneWith
William Rivers Pitt: Was Commuting Libby an Impeachable Offense?

LIFESTYLE:

Competition Season Kicks Off at Snow Park NZ
Scoop Review: The Woman in Black
Media: C4 Presenter Assists Inflation Targets By Fleeing NZ
Laughs: Cult musical duo win top NZ comedy award

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LEAD STORY

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Gordon Campbell: Zaoui Review Gets Underway - Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell examines the Zaoui review for Scoop: Today, five and a half years after Ahmed Zaoui arrived in New Zealand, the risk security certificate issued against him by the SIS will begin to be reviewed by SIS Inspector-General Paul Neazor. The review will be carried out in private, and is scheduled to finish by Christmas. More>> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00076.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00072.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00296.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00061.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00065.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Scoop News: Corp Apiata VC's Comrade Speaks Of Straight Up Guy - Jon Stephenson reports: A straight-up guy, an outstanding soldier, and a mate you can rely on. That's how one of Willy Apiata's comrades describes the SAS trooper who last Monday was awarded the Victoria Cross for saving the life of a fellow soldier in Afghanistan. More >> [1]

SEE:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00018.htm


AGENDA Transcript: Political Satire + Rodney Hide IV - This weekend is the Act Party's Wellington Regional Conference. Languishing in the polls the party's last conference in Auckland attracted just 30 people, this only serves to highlight the importance of Leader Rodney Hide's Epsom seat, but where do his political and personal priorities lie? – Agenda's Lisa Own interviews ACT Leader Rodney Hide. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00066.htm


Youth Parliament: What If Young People Ran The Country? - Today 121 Youth MPs from around the country take over Parliament to provide a youth voice on current issues during Youth Parliament 07," says Youth Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Youth Parliament, which is held every 3-4 years, will be officially opened by the Governor-General Anand Satyanand and the Prime Minister Helen Clark this morning. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00127.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00137.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00135.htm


Unions: New CTU Leadership - A new leadership of the Council of Trade Unions, including the first woman CTU President, will be formally elected for a four year term at the organisation's biennial conference in October, CTU President Ross Wilson announced today. Nominations closed this afternoon for the four CTU officer positions. Helen Kelly was nominated as President. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00062.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
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00064.htm


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WORLD

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Citizen News: The Cases of Libby and Vanunu - On the day that Scooter Libby's prison sentence was lifted by President Bush, Mordechai Vanunu was sentenced to prison, again, in Israel. In both cases, the underlying offense was the same: speaking to journalists. In each case, the nominal charges were otherwise. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00096.htm


UN Report: Kosovo's Progress Could Falter - Kosovo's overall progress towards building a functioning economy and establishing democratic institutions of self-government has been encouraging, but those advances could soon unravel unless the Serbian province's future status is determined, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00088.htm


Number 10: US and EU relationships "good for Britain" - Gordon Brown says building strong international relationships are in the British national interest. Speaking in an ITV News interview earlier this evening, the Prime Minister said that he was in his post to "stand up for the British national interest". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00089.htm


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


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COMMENT

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Suzan Mazur: Deeper Into The Clintons' CIA Drug Nexus - "Ask them what happened to Barry Seal," Jon Kwitny, the late investigative journalist of Nugan-Hand Bank and other CIA-linked mysteries, said with a Cheshire grin as I left The Kwitny Report television show's offices in New York and boarded an Avianca flight to Colombia in 1989. Seal, a CIA operative had been gunned down, supposedly by the Medellin cartel, a few years earlier in New Orleans where he was serving a sentence for trafficking in Quaaludes. Seal ran the drugs for arms business for the Agency in Mena, Arkansas during Governor Bill and First Lady Hillary Clinton's watch in the 1980s. See... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00058.htm


Frontline Wine: Pricey Pinot Found Very Weighty - Paul Brannigan writes: I got to taste the Peregrine Pinnacle Pinot Noir 2005 ( $150 cellar door )at the weekend. Yes...It can be a dirty job at times. In a wine producing region where the Pinot Noir vines are still in their infancy in comparison to other parts of New Zealand, never mind other parts of the world, it would be interesting to see what Central Otago had to offer at the very pinnacle of the price range as it were. See... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00059.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: The AntiiPhoneWith - With the Apple uNowot being released on Friday, I thought I'd give you a squizz inside Rosalea's gizmological universe, where no bank robberies, contracts or monthly subscriptions are required. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00031.htm


William Rivers Pitt: Was Commuting Libby an Impeachable Offense? - Let me get this straight. Like a thief in the night, George W. Bush commuted the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. He made no public appearance to announce the decision, but instead air-mailed a written statement after 5 p.m. at the outset of a midweek holiday.More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00040.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00039.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00038.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00037.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00036.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Competition Season Kicks Off at Snow Park NZ - Snow Park NZ is gearing up to host the first event of the season inviting all ski and snowboard freestylers to participate in the Electric Quarterpipe Battle on Saturday 14 July. The free-to-enter jam style competition is a relaxed, fun event for all ages and skill levels. Riders will be judged on style and amplitude More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00083.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


And those were the Tops Scoops on this day, July 09, 2007

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