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Top Scoop Stories - 12 July 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - July 12, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Employment: Pay Rises For AgResearch Scientists

NZ POLITICS:

Kiwi Pride: NZ Gifts Giant Rugby Ball To City Of Love
Youth Parliament: Scoop interviews Youth MP Zoe Donald
Emergencies: Fire Crew To Inspect Nuts Rigorously
Gordon Campbell: Zaoui In The 1990s, And Since

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Storm: Record Emergency Calls During Weather Bomb
Food Safety: NZ Safe From Red
Carbon: Great South Basin oil and gas quest set to begin
Environment: Expensive UK Study Pleases Disposable Nappy Maker

WORLD:

UN Report: Top UN Official Appeals for Aid
UN Report: UN Officials Urge Male Involvement
UN Report: Ban Ki-Moon Urges Immediate Action
UN Report: Lebanese-Israeli Peace Threatened

LIFESTYLE:

Funk: Rhombus announce Winter Tour of New Zealand
Arts: Dunedin Cottage Seeks To Ensnare Writers
Theatre: Jennifer Ward-Lealand in 'Falling in Love Again'
Scoop Review: The Woman in Black


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LEAD STORY

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convolvuous blingblingusEmployment: Pay Rises For AgResearch Scientists- Scientists and engineers working at AgResearch are receiving pay rises of between three and seven per cent under a new collective employment agreement negotiated by their union, the PSA. "These pay rises will help AgResearch recruit and retain top scientists which is good for science and good for our economy," says Richard Wagstaff, National Secretary of the PSA, which represents 460 AgResearch staff. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0707/S00022.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Kiwi Pride: NZ Gifts Giant Rugby Ball To City Of Love- Now With Video: New Zealand is to build a giant Rugby Ball Venue in front of the Eiffel Tower. This attractive architectural gift to the citizens of Paris will be situated close to the Eiffel tower on Paris' Champ de Mars. The oval structure will take three days to build and will stand proudly for three weeks during the 2007 World Cup which this year is being hosted by France. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00170.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00177.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00110.htm


Youth Parliament: Scoop interviews Youth MP Zoe Donald- Scoop's current intern Ms Kelly Smith (of Oklahoma USA) travelled down to Parliament today in order to have a chinwag to one of the Youth parliamentarians - Ms Zoe Donald. Zoe is the daughter of Rod Donald the Green Co-leader who passed away in 2005. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00176.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00127.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00119.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00105.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00086.htm


Emergencies: Fire Crew To Inspect Nuts Rigorously- Arapawa Fire Region Manager, Bill Butzbach, said the general findings of the investigation highlighted aspects of the existing wheel management system that were unable to prevent the incident outside the Mt Victoria Tunnel... "In general, [current] checks have proved to be perfectly satisfactory in identifying potential issues. Clearly in this instance, there was a failure in the process but the corrective action plan we have developed will fully address this to ensure there is no reoccurrance." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00126.htm


Gordon Campbell: Zaoui In The 1990s, And Since- Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell writes about the Zaoui review for Scoop.The way the SIS portrays the world in their annual reports, al Qaeda are not the micro-managers of world terrorism any more - they're more like its aspirational brand leaders. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/nauru.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Storm: Record Emergency Calls During Weather Bomb- The heavy rain in Northland and strong winds in Auckland caused record numbers of calls to the Northern Communication Centre on Tuesday evening. More than 2500 calls were made in a ten hour period, with nearly 1000 being emergency calls. Superintendent Allan Boreham, said 'This is the highest number of calls in a late shift period the centre has received, higher than on New Years Eve or Guy Fawkes.' More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00137.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00223.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00224.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00126.htm


Food Safety: NZ Safe From Red- The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) today advised consumers that a food colouring that has been withdrawn in the United Kingdom and Europe has never been approved in New Zealand or Australia. The colouring, Red 2G (also known as E128), has been reassessed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and withdrawn because of possible safety concerns. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00039.htm


Carbon: Great South Basin oil and gas quest set to begin- The economies of Southland and Otago are to get a major boost from oil and gas exploration, as international investors prepare to spend more than a billion dollars exploring the vast Great South Basin over the next five years, according to Associate Energy Minister Harry Duynhoven. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00212.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


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WORLD

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UN Report: Top UN Official Appeals for Aid- The top United Nations humanitarian official today called for international assistance to help Lesotho which is facing its worst food crisis, with 400,000 people - or a fifth of the population of the small southern African nation - in need of emergency food aid. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00163.htm


UN Report: UN Officials Urge Male Involvement- UN Officials Urge Male Involvement in Maternal Health to Save Women's Lives New York, Jul 11 2007 10:00AM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) marked World Population Day today by calling for greater participation by men in maternal health to reduce the number of women who die each day in childbirth and to ensure safe motherhood. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00154.htm


UN Report: Ban Ki-Moon Urges Immediate Action- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged immediate and effective action to aid the plight of the world's 200 million migrants, characterizing the phenomenon of migration as "one of the great global challenges of our century." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00144.htm


UN Report: Lebanese-Israeli Peace Threatened- Lebanon is mired in a debilitating political crisis, facing continuing attacks aimed at undermining its sovereignty and territorial integrity, which makes it harder to fully implement the Security Council resolution ending last year's war between Israel and Hizbollah, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00145.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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Funk: Rhombus announce Winter Tour of New Zealand- New Zealand's premier live funk band Rhombus are set to fire up the jets and blow out the dog days of winter, today announcing their 2007 Winter Tour. The six-date tour will see Rhombus playing as far south as Queenstown through to the warmer climes of North Auckland during July and August. More >>

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 >>

Theatre: Jennifer Ward-Lealand in 'Falling in Love Again'- Star of stage and screen, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, brings us a dazzling evening of cabaret and glamour from a time gone by in Falling in Love Again. Jennifer brings to life the sultry performances of screen goddess, Marlene Dietrich, with sizzling physicality. More >>

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 >>


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, July 12, 2007

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