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Top Scoop Stories - 09 August 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - August 09, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Gordon Campbell: The New Immigration Bill

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday 9 August 2007
Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 8 August 2007
Questions and Answers - Tuesday, 7 August 2007
Employment: Labour Force Survey Results Best Ever Recorded
Catering: Cafe Mistakes Cleaner For Mulled Wine
Unions: PM Manufactures Dissent With Textile Workers
Environment: China's Doplhin Extinct - NZ's Next?

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Unbundling: They're In!
Space: Nasa Shuttle Launches

WORLD:

Free Trade News: The Impact Of NAFTA On Manufacturing
Beijing 2008: Chinese Press Freedoms Concern Human Rights Groups
Korean News: North, South Korea Announce Upcoming Summit Plans
Security News: Fingerprint Technology Strengthens UK Border Security

COMMENT:

Hillary Clinton: The GOP's Favorite Democrat
Jeffrey Buchanan: A Human Levee for the Human Rights in New Orleans
Bernard Weiner: Rove's Diary - Just Try to Stop Me, Coppers!

LIFESTYLE:

Sauciness: Strategically Placed Farm Animals Save Naked Vets' Modesty
Kiwi Pride: Lloyd Jones makes the cut with Mister Pip


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LEAD STORY

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Gordon Campbell: The New Immigration Bill - Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell looks at the new Immigration Bill for Scoop in the context of the Zaoui Case... 'With the unveiling of the new Immigration Bill yesterday, we finally got to see what the Clark government has learned from the Ahmed Zaoui affair : absolutely nothing... Many parts of this Bill give rise to concern. The claim by Immigration Minister David Cunliffe that the Bill delivers New Zealand a world class international appeals system and model detention system is patently untrue.' More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00112.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00128.htm
[4] - http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/0708/ImmigrationBill.pdf
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00142.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00137.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00134.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00125.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/464.html
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00106.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00148.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00127.htm


Employment: Labour Force Survey Results Best Ever Recorded - With labour force participation and employment both at all time highs and the unemployment rate at an equal low of 3.6 percent, this quarter's Household Labour Force Survey results are the best ever recorded, Acting Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00182.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00183.htm


Catering: Cafe Mistakes Cleaner For Mulled Wine - The Queenstown cafe in which industrial cleaner was accidentally served up as mulled wine has been issued an improvement notice related to its workplace health and safety systems, the Department of Labour confirmed today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00177.htm


Unions: PM Manufactures Dissent With Textile Workers - The National Distribution Union wants the Prime Minister to explain signals given by her in Parliament yesterday of an end to country of origin labelling for textile, clothing and footwear products. The NDU represents for textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) workers and says labelling has helped protect jobs in the industry as tariff reductions and free trade agreements take their toll. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00155.htm


Environment: China's Doplhin Extinct - NZ's Next? - Scientists' conclusion that the Yangtze River dolphin or Baiji is functionally extinct is a cautionary reminder to New Zealanders that several of our rare marine mammals face the same fate. "This is a tragedy for the global community, but must serve as a forceful reminder to us - coming as it does during Conservation Week - that we have a lot of work to do to secure the future of our dolphins and whales," Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00143.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Unbundling: They're In!

- Telecom opens its exchange doors for the first time with an early trial of local loop unbundling and co-location with service providers, ihug and Orcon. From today, engineers from ihug and Orcon can enter Telecom's Ponsonby and Glenfield exchanges to install their own telecommunications and internet equipment for testing, so that later in the year they can deliver communications services direct to consumers over Telecom's copper lines. More >> [1]

ALSO:


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00174.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00179.htm


Space: Nasa Shuttle Launches

- If you wish[ed] to view the NASA shuttle lift-off live this morning at 10.36am - we are carrying the entire mission coverage live on our award winning NZ education Hot Science website... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0708/S00022.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00032.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0708/S00023.htm
[4] - http://www.hotscience.co.nz/popupwndw.php?contentlink=http://live1.e-cast.co.nz/live-dsl.sdp


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WORLD

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Free Trade News: The Impact Of NAFTA On Manufacturing - In this, the fourteenth year of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), it is of the utmost importance to look back and examine the economic impact of free trade on the U.S. and Mexico over the last decade and a half. The evidence is overwhelming: NAFTA has damaged the manufacturing industry in the U.S. and Mexico. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00290.htm


Beijing 2008: Chinese Press Freedoms Concern Human Rights Groups - Freedom of the press in China, where 29 Chinese journalists are in prison, is a top concern of independent press advocacy and human rights groups. Both the IOC and China promised in 2001 that the human rights situation in China would be improved for the 16-day Olympic competition that begins on August 8, 2008. China's censors keep a tight grip on local media and block foreign Web sites and broadcasts critical of the government. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00295.htm


Korean News: North, South Korea Announce Upcoming Summit Plans - South Korea have surprised much of the world by announcing their leaders will meet later this month. It will be only the second top-level meeting in the two countries' history; the first dramatically shifted inter-Korean relations seven years ago. North Korean broadcasters confirmed Wednesday the summit would be held. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00275.htm


Security News: Fingerprint Technology Strengthens UK Border Security - Over half a million sets of fingerprints - equivalent to a set checked every 30 seconds 24 hours a day - have been taken from visa applicants since the roll-out began last year, it was announced today in a UK report. Compulsory fingerprinting is now part of the UK visa application process in just under half of the countries of the world. Over 6,000 prints have been matched to individuals who are of concern. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00274.htm


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COMMENT

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Hillary Clinton: The GOP's Favorite Democrat - Officials at Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation have contributed to Hillary Clinton's campaign, and Murdoch himself has held fund-raisers in her behalf. Lawyers at Kenneth Starr's law firm, Kirkland and Ellis, have donated more to Clinton than they have to all of the Republican candidates combined. In addition, Bloomberg.com reports that... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00125.htm


Jeffrey Buchanan: A Human Levee for the Human Rights in New Orleans - Nearly two hundred New Orleans residents and their supporters assembled on a Saturday morning along the Monticello Canal to do something their government had refused to do: build a levee. Louisiana ACORN, a community-based association fighting for the rights of low and moderate income families, organized the demonstration forming a "Human Levee for Human Rights" demanding residents' right to equitable flood protection... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00124.htm


Bernard Weiner: Rove's Diary - Just Try to Stop Me, Coppers! - For many months, I've felt like the little silver ball in a pinball machine, getting banged around this way and that, about to fall into a dark hole. My subpoena, the U.S. Attorneys scandal, our political briefings at Justice and so on -- they almost had me cornered. But today I feel like the pinball machine, back in control of all the levers and balls... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00122.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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Sauciness: Strategically Placed Farm Animals Save Naked Vets' Modesty - Getting your kit off is becoming an annual event for Massey third-year veterinary science students. For the second year, students have stripped to produce a 2007-2008 calendar called Barely There - Take II. The calendars feature naked students posed in a series of mostly agricultural and educational settings More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00101.htm


Kiwi Pride: Lloyd Jones makes the cut with Mister Pip - The glory year for Lloyd Jones continues. First the Commonwealth Writers Prize in June, last week the Montana Medal for fiction, now Jones makes it onto the Man Booker Longlist with his novel Mister Pip. In contrast with previous years (the longlist has been announced publicly since 2001), 2007's list is restricted to a 'Man Booker dozen' - a mere 13 titles, compared with the usual 18-24. Jones joins other top international authors Ian McEwan and AN Wilson on the longlist of 13. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00086.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, August 09, 2007

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