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Top Scoop Stories - 10 August 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - August 10, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop News: Hollow Offer Refused As Hunger-Strike Enters 28th Day

NZ POLITICS:

Questions and Answers - Thursday, 9 August
Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 8 August
Questions and Answers - Tuesday, 7 August [3]
Uni News: Call for Immediate Reinstatement of Paul Buchanan
Australia: Greens Support Harawira Walkabout
Terrorism: Rights Commission Urges Full Review Of Legislation
Employment: Labour Force Survey Results Best Ever Recorded

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Retail: Know Where Your Produce Comes at Foodstuffs
Seasons: Milford Sound Spots First Penguins Of The Spring
Weather: Severe Weather Heading to South Island
Unbundling: They're In!

WORLD:

Diplomacy: Cal Ripken Jr Appointed Sports Envoy To State Dept
History News: Ancient Byzantine Church Discovered In Tiberias

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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Scoop News: Hollow Offer Refused As Hunger-Strike Enters 28th Day

- Ali Reza Panah, the Iranian asylum seeker who has been held in prison awaiting his signature on documents that would see him deported back to Iran, is continuing his hunger-strike. It is now 28 days since he has taken food. Mr Panah is in hospital but is refusing to receive intravenous fluids and food. Immigration officials yesterday offered Mr Panah and his lawyer a deal where he would be released on bail and free from imprisonment should he sign a paper that would authorize his deportation back to the last port he had exited before arriving in New Zealand – ie; to South Korea. More >> [1]

More Immigration News:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00119.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00112.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00125.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00182.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00148.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00127.htm


Uni News: Call for Immediate Reinstatement of Paul Buchanan - Former Masters student of Dr Paul Buchanan, Scott Mansell, is calling for the immediate reinstatement of Dr Paul Buchanan to his position of Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. An additional email exchange which took place between Dr Buchanan and Miss Asma Al Yammahi has been published by the New Zealand Herald. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0708/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00096.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00132.htm


Australia: Greens Support Harawira Walkabout - The Green Party has come out against criticism of Maori Party MP Hone Harawira for leaving a select committee working trip to Victoria on election finance and victims rights, in order to go to Alice Springs to discuss the plight of Aboriginal communities under attack in the Northern Territory. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00179.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00147.htm


Terrorism: Rights Commission Urges Full Review Of Legislation - Commission urges full review of terrorism legislation Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan said today that a comprehensive review of the Terrorism Suppression Act still needs to be undertaken. The Commission was presenting its submission on the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00141.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
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00195.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Retail: Know Where Your Produce Comes at Foodstuffs - Foodstuffs is introducing country of origin information for all the fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood sold in its PAK’nSAVE, New World, Write Price, Shoprite supermarkets and Four Square stores throughout the country. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00211.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00186.htm


Seasons: Milford Sound Spots First Penguins Of The Spring - The rare Fiordland Crested Penguins are returning to Milford Sound, which means winter is definitely on its way out. Real Journeys nature guide Richard Heyward says the birds have been arriving in their ones and twos since mid-July. “They turn up about the same time every year – with most coming back in August. It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way.” More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00133.htm


Weather: Severe Weather Heading to South Island - MetService meteorologists have issued wind and rain warnings for much of the South Island for Friday and Saturday. A very deep depression over the Southern Ocean is expected to maintain a broad swathe of west to northwest winds over New Zealand for the next few days. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0708/S00024.htm


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/S00214.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00174.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00179.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00192.htm

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WORLD

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Diplomacy: Cal Ripken Jr Appointed Sports Envoy To State Dept - In this capacity Mr. Ripken will join Karen P. Hughes, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in efforts promoting cross-cultural dialogue with international youth to increase understanding of America by sharing his impressive personal story and life experiences. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00326.htm


History News: Ancient Byzantine Church Discovered In Tiberias - The finds date from the founding of Tiberias in the first century CE until the eleventh century, when the city was abandoned due to an earthquake, wars and dire economic conditions. In the lower part of the city, a Byzantine church was exposed that is paved with magnificent polychrome mosaics decorated with geometric patterns and crosses. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00315.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Amenities: Who has best loo? KNZB busting to find out - It’s not quite toilet brushes at fifty paces but local bodies and citizens around New Zealand are squaring up again this year for the Best Loo Competition. It’s one of the many projects the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Society runs to give a lead to its aims of cleaning the country up. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0708/S00119.htm


Fashion: Call for entries 2007 Villa Maria Cult-Couture - Avid fashion designers and artists are invited to submit entries in the 2007 Villa Maria Cult-Couture Awards. Garments entered for the awards should demonstrate a unique New Zealand interpretation and explore the limits of haute couture and artistry. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00116.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00118.htm


Arts: Young Maori Carver Chosen For Presdigious Vancouver residency - Toi Maori Aotearoa is proud to announce the selection of Shannon Wafer as the inaugural artist for a new carving residency in Canada. Shannon graduated in April 2006 from the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute at Te Puia in Rotorua. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00115.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, August 10, 2007

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