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Top Scoop Stories - 02 August 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - August 2, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Satire: Make Your Own Child Abuse Press Release

NZ POLITICS:

Politics: National Target MFE Communications Strategy
Legislation: Parties Engage In Therapeutic Bickering
Foreign Affairs: Peters Goes On Peace Mission To North Korea
Scoop News: Graeme Hunt Authors Book on New Zealand Spies
Setchell Investigation: Terms of Reference
Te Arawa Settlement: Treaty Tricky

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Employment: Stress Can Be Bad For You - Study
Oil: Dairy-Based Biofuel Hits NZ Pumps
Work Permits: Horticulture Industry Caught By Immigration Changes
TV Ratings: BBC Car Show Succeeds Where Paul Holmes Failed

WORLD:

UN News: UN Studies Space Technology In Fight Against Bird Flu
US State Dept: Secretary Condoleezza Rice With Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipora "Tzipi" Livni
Looking Back: Could the Falklands War Have Been Averted?
Song & Dance: Arts Academy Promotes Iraqi Reconciliation

COMMENT:

Stephen Crockett: Impeachment and Preserving Our Constitution
Jason Leopold: Iglesias Testimony Could Damage GOP
Cindy Sheehan: "Brought to You by Boeing"
Michael Collins - Impeachment: Where we’re headed

LIFESTYLE:

Dance: Size does matter: Footnote proves it
Sport: New Zealander wins Optimist World Champs
Scoop Review: The Shins – Christchurch Civic, 31st July, 2007
Media Backslapping: How the West’s Won!
Ballet: RNZB Tackles Tale Of Housemaid Stalked By Prince
Spareroom Video: Before Flight of the Conchords


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Satire: Make Your Own Child Abuse Press Release - Recent events, highlighting our national habit of toddler-killing, have provoked widespread outrage, much of which has been aired in public. Perhaps, like many otherwise normal people, you have yet to put out a press release on the subject. Don't worry - Scoop is here to help you. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00027.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00037.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00006.htm

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NZ POLITICS

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Politics: National Target MFE Communications Strategy - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says new information obtained from the Ministry For The Environment gives a snapshot of the extent of its advertising agenda heading into election year. "When you look at the scope of the advertising, it's hard to escape the conclusion that Labour is planning a departmental advertising blitz in election year, to get around its draconian election reform laws. One rule for Labour - another rule for everyone else." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00020.htm


Legislation: Parties Engage In Therapeutic Bickering - Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for genuine cross party talks on how best to regulate dietary supplements in New Zealand, in the wake of the war of words issuing from National and Labour today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00033.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00032.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00030.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00013.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00008.htm


Foreign Affairs: Peters Goes On Peace Mission To North Korea - Foreign Minister Winston Peters accepted an invitation to visit North Korea when he met his North Korean counterpart Pak Vi Chun in Manila yesterday evening. "The meeting offered a chance to explain New Zealand's longstanding wish to see peace and security on the Korean peninsula, and its strong support for the Six Party Talks process," said Mr Peters, who is in Manila for the ASEAN Regional Forum and associated meetings. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00015.htm


Scoop News: Graeme Hunt Authors Book on New Zealand Spies - The history of New Zealand's intelligence agencies and those it has spied on have been laid bare in a book by Auckland-based journalist, author, and historian Graeme Hunt. Spies And Revolutionaries – A History of New Zealand Subversion details how several prominent New Zealanders spied for the former Soviet Union. This book will clearly recharge debate as to whether Dr Bill Sutch, diplomat Paddy Costello, and public servant Ian Milner were spies. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00016.htm


Setchell Investigation: Terms of Reference - Madeleine Setchell left the employment of the Ministry for the Environment in June 2007. Subsequently, concerns have been raised publicly about Ms Setchell’s treatment, and the reputation of New Zealand’s politically neutral Public Service. More >> [1]

[1] - /stories/PO0708/S00026.htm


Te Arawa Settlement: Treaty Tricky - The Waitangi’s Tribunal rejection of the second report on the Te Arawa Settlement process must surely be an urgent wake up call to the Government says Waiariki MP and Maori Party Treaty spokesperson, Te Ururoa Flavell. “This second report on the Te Arawa Settlement process is yet another nail in the casket as the Treaty Settlements process prepares itself for the undertaker." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00016.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Employment: Stress Can Be Bad For You - Study - New research has shown that work-related stress is a cause of clinical depression and anxiety among young adults. In a study of almost 900 32-year olds, 14 per cent of women and 10 per cent of men experiencing stress at work – and with no prior mental health problems – had a first episode of depression or anxiety at age 32. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0708/S00008.htm


Oil: Dairy-Based Biofuel Hits NZ Pumps - The Prime Minister Helen Clark poured the first bioethanol-blended petrol today in Auckland, as Gull New Zealand launched the first commercially available biofuel for New Zealand motorists. "I congratulate Gull on being the first oil company to make this move, well before the Biofuels Sales Obligation starts next year," Helen Clark said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0708/S00009.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00026.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00009.htm


Work Permits: Horticulture Industry Caught By Immigration Changes - Horticulturists say the government’s plan to drop the Seasonal Work Permit scheme will mean the industry, which is already facing significant labour shortages, will have several thousand fewer workers next season, leaving tonnes of fruit and vegetables unpicked and unable to be exported. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00536.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00038.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00026.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00025.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00022.htm


TV Ratings: BBC Car Show Succeeds Where Paul Holmes Failed - The BBC's popular magazine-style motoring show, Top Gear, has become the overall highest rating individual show on PRIME Television, reaching a 6.9% for All People 5+, year-to-date.
The show which screens exclusively on PRIME at 7:30pm Sundays, took top rating honours in the All People 18 - 39 demographic last Sunday night (29/07/07). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00595.htm

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WORLD

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UN News: UN Studies Space Technology In Fight Against Bird Flu - The UN is taking steps to promote the application of space technology to help Asian-Pacific countries fight bird flu, drawing on its potential as part of an integrated early-warning system to track the virus's path in a region that has suffered by far the largest share of both human and avian infections in the world. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00049.htm


US State Dept: Secretary Condoleezza Rice With Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipora "Tzipi" Livni - "Clearly, this is a time when the United States wants to take advantage of potential opportunities to advance a two-state solution. It is, after all, the only way between Israel and its neighbors to also press for bilateral progress between Palestinians and Israelis and also so that Israel can have a horizon with the Arab world," -- Sec. Rice. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00051.htm


Looking Back: Could the Falklands War Have Been Averted? - The jurisdictional status of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands continues to be ardently debated. The Falklands lie 300 miles off the Argentine coast and are 8,000 miles from Great Britain. Argentina and Britain have wrangled over the ownership of the islands for over two centuries and most recently, in 1982, engaged in the war which cost over 800 livesMore >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00050.htm


Song & Dance: Arts Academy Promotes Iraqi Reconciliation -Young Iraqi ballerinas in pink costumes gracefully glided across a stage to a concerto by Mozart as a veteran U.S. dancer watched their every step. "Listen to the music," Quae Simpson gently told the girls, members of Baghdad’s only ballet troupe. "Watch your posture!" The Concert featured blends of Iraqi Kurdish and Arabic folk music with jazz themes and traditional music and dance. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00033.htm


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COMMENT

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Stephen Crockett: Impeachment and Preserving Our Constitution - The United States has been in a prolonged Constitutional crisis since the Supreme Court showed it had been corrupted by partisan politics when the Bush vs. Gore ruling was issued in December, 2000. The Bush Administration began by Republican politicians... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00005.htm


Jason Leopold: Iglesias Testimony Could Damage GOP - David Iglesias, the former US attorney for New Mexico who was fired last year along with eight other federal prosecutors, will testify Wednesday before the House Ethics Committee about a phone call he received from Representative Heather Wilson (R-New... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00417.htm


Cindy Sheehan: "Brought to You by Boeing" - Before I headed to our "Gather-In of Hearts" in Central Park this afternoon, I was watching NBC's "Meet the Press." Except for a brief excerpt about the Alberto Gonzales hearing this week, the entire show was about Obama vs. Hillary. Should Obama hit... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00013.htm


Michael Collins - Impeachment: Where we’re headed - I contend that there is real action on impeachment and that it’s occurring right now, before our very eyes. The actors are not singling out my favorite charges – a war based on lies and election fraud. But they’ve laid the basis for some serious damage to the administration through impeachment charges against the president... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00414.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00356.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Dance: Size does matter: Footnote proves it - The best things in life come wrapped in small packages – and to prove it, New Zealand's national contemporary dance company Footnote Dance present their 2007 Forte season. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00013.htm


Sport: New Zealander wins Optimist World Champs - New Zealander Chris Steele has just won the Optimist World Championships in Sardinia, Italy. Team-mate Alexandra Maloney has won bronze and was the top female finisher in the thirteen race series, which concluded overnight. It is the first ever Optimist world title for New Zealand and betters the 2004 result which was the best on record for a kiwi Opti team. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00025.htm


Scoop Review: The Shins – Christchurch Civic, 31st July, 2007 - Despite forgetting the lyrics of the opening song ‘A Comet Appears’, twice, the Shins bittersweet flavour of American indie-pop won the crowd times over at the Civic Theatre in Christchurch. (myself included)... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00011.htm


Media Backslapping: How the West’s Won! - Outrageous Fortune dominated the Air New Zealand Screen Awards last night taking out six awards. bro’Town reminded us it’s ‘Morningside 4 Life’ with top honours for UKTV Best Comedy and newcomer ‘Run’ is our Rialto Channel Best Short Film. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00024.htm


Ballet: RNZB Tackles Tale Of Housemaid Stalked By Prince - Everyone hates deadlines and poor Cinderella is no exception. Having to flee the society event of the year by midnight might save her some dignity – but will it be at the cost of her future happiness? The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the world premiere of Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00011.htm


Spareroom Video: Before Flight of the Conchords - Video: two grin-inducing animated short films called The Pen, about two sheep having a few quiets at their local. Written, directed and voiced by Guy Capper and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00413.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, August 2, 2007

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