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Top Scoop Stories - 17 August 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - August 17, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Immigration: Anglican Archbishops ask for mercy for Ali Panah

NZ POLITICS:

Air NZ: SSC On Charter for ADF Troops
Jurisprudence: Hate Sedition? You'll Love Habeas Corpus!

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Finance: Drop In Dollar Benefits Exporters
Email: Spam Act In Force In Three Weeks

WORLD:

Union Man Ahmadinejad To Be Criticised Over Unionists' Detention
Stateside: US State Dept Daily Press Briefing: 16 August 2007
Africa News: UN's Issues New Guidance For Using Treated Malaria Mosquito Nets
Six Party Talks: Chris Hill With Korean Vice FM Chun Young-Woo

LIFESTYLE:

Kiwi Pride: NZer In 'Next Top Artist' Final
Digi-Folk: Conchords Coming To NZ TV

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LEAD STORY

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image Lyndon HoodImmigration: Anglican Archbishops ask for mercy for Ali Panah - New Zealand’s two Anglican Archbishops have asked for mercy for Ali Panah, who is now in the 35th day of a fast he began in a last-ditch bid to avoid deportation to Iran... Ali Panah, who is Christian, and who had been a member of the Anglican parish of St James, Orakei for two years before his arrest, started his fast following the Minister of Immigration’s refusal to grant him refugee status. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00236.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00213.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00255.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00191.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00302.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Air NZ: SSC On Charter for ADF Troops - The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble: "I have spoken to Simon Murdoch and seen the report he has presented to his Minister. Simon has assessed his actions with the benefit of hindsight and has described those actions as an error, and he has apologised for them. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00233.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00223.htm


Jurisprudence: Hate Sedition? You'll Love Habeas Corpus! - “The Law Commission has been asked by the Government to look at practical difficulties arising with application for the writ of habeas corpus,” Sir Geoffrey Palmer said today. “We have produced a study paper on these technical legal issues and we are calling for submissions on them by 17 September. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00239.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00232.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00200.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Finance: Drop In Dollar Benefits Exporters - New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd reports that today´s wool auction held in Christchurch was dramatically affected by the recent decline of the New Zealand dollar, down eight per cent against the US dollar since the previous auction last week... Coupled with the falling dollar, reduced volumes mean significant gains for farmers from today´s auction. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00328.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00237.htm


Email: Spam Act In Force In Three Weeks - We just had a call from a colleague operating a small business, wanting to know a bit more about this new Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act... We had the unpleasant task of breaking the news to him that not only could he not add new email addresses without risking a $500,000 fine – his existing mailing list would be in breach of the new Act as well More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00234.htm

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WORLD

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Union Man Ahmadinejad To Be Criticised Over Unionists' Detention - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is likely to face unexpected criticism of his government's human rights record today, when he attends the annual summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. National trade union organisations in a number of SCO states have renewed pressure on Iran to release two detained labour leaders. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00484.htm


Stateside: US State Dept Daily Press Briefing: 16 August 2007 - "We are thinking about the people of Peru at this difficult time. We have, as I said this morning, one confirmed American citizen who has died as a result of the earthquake. We're currently involved in next-of-kin notification... We are taking a look at what we might do in terms of helping out the Peruvian Government". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00482.htm


Africa News: UN's Issues New Guidance For Using Treated Malaria Mosquito Nets - The United Nations health agency today issued new global guidance on the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets against malaria, for the first time recommending that they be long-lasting, distributed either free or highly subsidized, and used by all community members to fight a disease that kills more than 1 million people each year. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00487.htm


Six Party Talks: Chris Hill With Korean Vice FM Chun Young-Woo - "The purpose is not so much to negotiate an agreement today or this week, but rather to identify the technical procedures that can be used to effect disablement. And so we hope that if we can have agreement on what type of technical procedures to be used, then we can put together an actual agreement". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00483.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Kiwi Pride: NZer In 'Next Top Artist' Final - Artist, Charles Olsen, (b. Nelson, NZ, 1969) with his painting 'La Sundari', is one of twelve artists in the final of the International Art Competition, the Saatchi Showdown. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00202.htm


Digi-Folk: Conchords Coming To NZ TV - PRIME is proud to be bringing to New Zealand the hit HBO musical comedy series Flight Of The Conchords. Debuting exclusively on PRIME on September 17, the stars of the series are comedians Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, a two man folk band from New Zealand, better known as the Flight Of The Conchords. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00197.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, August 17, 2007

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