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Top Scoop Stories - 10 July 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - July 10, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Images: NZ's Latest And Largest Military Hardware

NZ POLITICS:

Race Relations: Harawira's Howard Comments Analysed By Maori Party Co-Leader
Gordon Campbell: The Case Against Zaoui
Scoop News: Corp Apiata VC's Comrade Speaks Of Straight Up Guy
AGENDA Transcript: Political Satire + Rodney Hide IV

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:

Number 10: PM thanks Portugal for Madelaine efforts
UN Report: Shortage of Supplies Halts Construction
UN Report: UN Official Urges Rights-Based Approach
Citizen News: 148 Nations to Protect Health Policy

COMMENT:

Suzan Mazur: Deeper Into The Clintons' CIA Drug Nexus
Poll: 54% of the US Wants Cheney Impeached
Election Fraud: Where's the Outrage?
David Swanson: Is The US Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month?
Sherwood Ross: Pledge To Reduce Afghan Poppy Crop Just Pipedream

LIFESTYLE:

Arts: Dunedin Cottage Seeks To Ensnare Writers
Competition Season Kicks Off at Snow Park NZ
Scoop Review: The Woman in Black
Media: C4 Presenter Assists Inflation Targets By Fleeing NZ

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LEAD STORY

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Images: NZ's Latest And Largest Military Hardware - Yesterday afternoon the Prime Minister Helen Clark along with Defence Minister Phil Goff and Cabinet Ministers Lianne Dalziel and David Benson-Pope paid a visit to New Zealand's latest and largest piece of military hardware - the HMNZS Canterbury. Sadly for those proud of being mainlanders the Canterbury had not quite reached the province it is named after but was instead ensconced in Wellington. More>> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00095.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00088.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Race Relations: Harawira's Howard Comments Analysed By Maori Party Co-Leader - The comments by our own Member, Hone Harawira, reflect the level of concern that this situation has generated" said Dr Sharples. "We will be talking further as a caucus before we release any further response of our own to the report of the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse". More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00152.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00089.htm


Gordon Campbell: The Case Against Zaoui - Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell writes about the Zaoui review for Scoop.The case against Ahmed Zaoui is split between the evidence already in the public domain, and the secret and classified items still under lock and key down at SIS headquarters. More >> [1]

AND THIS:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00106.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/nauru.html


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]

PLUS

[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]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00066.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00131.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00130.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00073.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


Environment: Expensive UK Study Pleases Disposable Nappy Maker - The announcement in the UK of a Government U-turn on their support for cloth nappies is a victory for parental choice according to the manufacturers of Huggies nappies Kimberly-Clark. The decision follows a four-year research project at a cost of millions of pounds. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00172.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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Number 10: PM thanks Portugal for Madelaine efforts - At a joint press conference with Portugeuse Prime Minister Jose Socrates, Mr Brown said that both he and the McCann family appreciated the "time and effort and dedication" being put into the investigation. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00120.htm


UN Report: Shortage of Supplies Halts Construction - The United Nations agency tasked with helping Palestinian refugees has announced that it has halted construction on all of its building projects in the Gaza Strip because restrictions at the crossing points with Israel have led to a shortage of basic building supplies. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00107.htm


UN Report: UN Official Urges Rights-Based Approach - The United Nations human rights chief has called on States to ensure that strategies to achieve the world's shared anti-poverty goals be grounded in the internationally recognized human rights to which all countries have subscribed. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00106.htm


Citizen News: 148 Nations to Protect Health Policy - BANGKOK -- The 148 nations meeting at the Second Conference of Parties (COP2) to the global tobacco treaty have committed themselves to develop specific guidelines for protecting health policy from tobacco industry interference. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00097.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


Poll: 54% of the US Wants Cheney Impeached - A new poll conducted by American Research Group finds that 54% of American adults want the US House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney, including 76% of Democrats, 17% of Republicans, and 51% ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00088.htm


Election Fraud: Where's the Outrage? - On March 8, 1994, scarcely year into Bill Clinton's first term, The New York Times reporter, Jeff Gerth, "broke" the infamous "Whitewater" story, claiming that the Clintons were involved in some sort of cryptic land investment... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00076.htm


David Swanson: Is The US Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month? - A state-of-the-art research study published in October 12, 2006 issue of The Lancet (the most prestigious British medical journal) concluded that--as of a year ago--600,000 Iraqis had died violently due to the war in Iraq. That is, the Iraqi death rate for... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00077.htm


Sherwood Ross: Pledge To Reduce Afghan Poppy Crop Just Pipedream - Just a little over two years ago, at a White House press conference on May 23, 2005, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan said his country's poppy crop was shrinking and, "if this trend continues, we'll have no poppies, hopefully, in Afghanistan in another five or six years." See... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00103.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Arts: Dunedin Cottage Seeks To Ensnare Writers - Several leading writers have been selected for residencies at the Robert Lord Writers Cottage in Titan Street in Dunedin for 2007/08. Nonnita Rees, Chair of the Writers Cottage Trust, has announced the next four writers to take up residencies. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00095.htm


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]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00073.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


And those were the Tops Scoops on this day, July 10, 2007

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