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Top Scoop Stories - 05 September 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - September 05, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop APEC News: NSW Court Considers Movements' Right To Protest

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 5 September 2007
Politics: Former Labour PM's Record Savaged
Justice: Youth Offending System In NZ Top Notch Says Expert

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Environment: M-co, Trade Me Behind Web Emission Auctions
Marketing: Spam Act In Force At Midnight
Imports: Test Show TV3 Formaldehyde Claims False

WORLD:

Freedom On Air: Nicholas Burns Interview With Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Promising News: East Timor Making Progress In Overcoming Last Year's Crisis, Says Ban Ki-moon
Goon Squad: Conclusion Of The Burmese Regime's "National Convention"
It's All In Your Head: UN Health Agency Urges More Investments, Services For Mental Health Disorders

LIFESTYLE:

Bad Habits: 'Lights' and 'Low-Tars' Keep Smokers Hooked
Culinary Whizzery: Christchurch Gets The Prestigious Golden Hat


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop APEC News: NSW Court Considers Movements' Right To Protest - Scoop's Selwyn Manning reports from Sydney that members of the Stop Bush Coalition attended a New South Wales Supreme Court hearing Wednesday morning attempting to stave off Police plans to prevent an Anti-APEC protest march tracking through a high security zone on Saturday. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/APEC2007.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00042.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00076.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 5 September 2007 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00058.htm


Politics: Former Labour PM's Record Savaged - Former MP Matt Robson examines Mike Moore's record in his regular political column. 'Why would a Right Wing newspaper use its precious editorial space praising a Labour Prime Minister? The answer is that Mr. Moore is exactly the sort of Labour leader that Right Wingers really love. He is the sort of Labour Prime Minister that is Prime Minister for a few short weeks," writes Mr Robson. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00043.htm


Justice: Youth Offending System In NZ Top Notch Says Expert - New Zealand is the world leader for dealing with youth offending says world renowned justice expert Professor Howard Zehr. "New Zealand's youth model has inspired Western democracies from the UK, Canada, South Africa to the US," he says. "So I say to policy-makers and practitioners here stay on track and get it right or you'll stuff it up for the rest of us." More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00065.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Environment: M-co, Trade Me Behind Web Emission Auctions - M-co, Trade Me and Meridian Energy are working together to bring carbon trading to New Zealand. The key to enabling carbon trading is the new M-co user-friendly carbon emission units registry called 'Regi', which will facilitate the first ever auction of carbon emission units in New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00036.htm


Marketing: Spam Act In Force At Midnight - As of 5 September 2007 it will be illegal to send unsolicited commercial electronic messages (spam) with a New Zealand link (i.e. messages sent to, from or within New Zealand). An email is only spam if it fits both of these criteria: Is your email commercial? Is your email unsolicited? More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00037.htm


Imports: Test Show TV3 Formaldehyde Claims False - All independent tests carried out to date show that clothes sold in New Zealand are within international standards for levels of formaldehyde– and that claims made on TV3'S Target show are quite simply false. More >> [1]

EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00582.htm


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WORLD

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Freedom On Air: Nicholas Burns Interview With Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - If you chart the focus of American national security from April 1917 when Woodrow Wilson put 2 million American men into battle in the First World War, and 1999 when Bill Clinton put 50,000 people into Kosovo, Europe was the epicenter of American foreign policy. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, with the end of the Soviet Union, with the liberation of 300 million Europeans from communism, Europe is more united and peaceful and stable now than at any time in the past several hundred years. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00092.htm


Promising News: East Timor Making Progress In Overcoming Last Year's Crisis, Says Ban Ki-moon - Despite the recent flare-up of tensions following the announcement of a new Government, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended Timor-Leste on overcoming the crisis of last year that led to the bolstering of the UN presence in the country which it helped shepherd to independence in 2002. Mr. Ban cautions that the Government will face "a delicate balancing act" in addressing more immediate problems stemming from the crisis while guaranteeing public security and ensuring effective socio-economic programmes to tackle issues such as poverty, which continues to be "one of the major causes of instability" in the country. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00098.htm


Goon Squad: Conclusion Of The Burmese Regime's "National Convention" - The "National Convention" concluded by the Burmese regime yesterday is a sham. Delegates to the convention were hand-picked by the regime and have not been allowed to engage in open debate about a new constitution. The conclusion of the National Convention coincides with a brutal crackdown on citizens for peacefully exercising their freedom of expression. The results of this illegitimate convention clearly do not represent the will of the Burmese people, nor are they a step toward democracy. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00095.htm


It's All In Your Head: UN Health Agency Urges More Investments, Services For Mental Health Disorders - With up to half of all people with severe mental disorders worldwide and a vast majority of mild or moderate cases not receiving any treatment, the United Nations health agency today appealed to countries to increase their investment and support for necessary services. Even when treatment is available, it is often delivered in institutional settings which in many countries are associated with stigma and human rights violations, WHO noted. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00083.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Bad Habits: 'Lights' and 'Low-Tars' Keep Smokers Hooked - An Australian researcher told the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Auckland, New Zealand today that nothing less than a ban on 'light', 'mild' and 'low tar' cigarettes will be effective in reducing their attractiveness to smokers. Ron Borland, from VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, told the 370 international delegates that 'low tar' cigarettes and their ilk have no credibility in terms of harm reduction More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00014.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00017.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00013.htm


Culinary Whizzery: Christchurch Gets The Prestigious Golden Hat - Three up-and-coming hospitality students from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) have taken out top honours at the prestigious 17th Nestlé Toque d'Or (Golden Hat) competition, held in Auckland yesterday (3 September 2007). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00040.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 05, 2007

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