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Top Scoop Stories - 06 September 2007 News Summary


****** Full Scoop Coverage: APEC 07 ******

Scoop's Selwyn Manning is at the 2007 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Sydney. Throughout the week Selwyn will be sending in reports and daily media roundups.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/APEC2007.html

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Today's Top Scoops - September 06, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop News: APEC 2007 Australia and USA To Push Nuke Solution

NZ POLITICS:

Scoop Satire: Moorephing
Employment: Minimum Wage (New Entrants) Amendment Bill Debate
Kids: Parliament Wins A Prize

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Commerce: Auckland Airport Dubai Deal Off
Environment: TradeMe Carbon Market Accused Of "Double selling"
Safety: 'Target' Conned the Public

WORLD:

Shutter Bug: European Journalists Condemn Rugby World Cup Plan to Control Photographers
Scrum Down: World Rugby Cup Tackles Global Hunger For UN
Power Lunch: President Bush and Australian PM Howard Remarks During Luncheon with ADF Members
The Animals: Maintaining Genetic Diversity Of Livestock Crucial In Era Of Climate Change

LIFESTYLE:

Sport: NZ Segway Polo Players Face World In Silicon Valley


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop News: APEC 2007 Australia and USA To Push Nuke Solution - Analysis by Selwyn Manning, reporting from Sydney - Australia and the US have today unveiled a plan to have nuclear power generation as the cornerstone of its climate change proposal. This presents a cross-road opportunity that will test New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark's resolve. More >> [1]

ALSO:


More Geo-Political News:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00124.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00126.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00128.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00121.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00077.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/APEC2007.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00084.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00085.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Scoop Satire: Moorephing - (Now with improved code!) While Mr Moore spent the weekend recovering from Orwellian doublespeak and Nixonian paranoia, Scoop sent its research team into the archives for cartoons of Helen Clark turning into Rob Muldoon. We regret that we have found nothing to match his imaginings. But we did uncover a certain amount of morphing. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00043.htm


Employment: Minimum Wage (New Entrants) Amendment Bill Debate - For too long young workers in this country have been underpaid and devalued. When I started work on this Bill just after the 2005 election I was motivated by anger at the unfairness of the way in which 16 and 17 year old workers are paid less for doing the same job simply because of their age, and also by a broader concern at the way in which so many older people in this country disrespect the young... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00075.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00069.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00083.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00076.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00064.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00086.htm


Kids: Parliament Wins A Prize - The Speaker of Parliament, Hon Margaret Wilson, and Deputy Speaker, Clem Simich MP, received the inaugural He Mana tô ia Tamaiti/ Every Child Counts institutional award presented to Parliament today... "We have presented the institutional award to Parliament in recognition of the work done this year to pass into law the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act. More >> [1]

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Aged Care

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00063.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00062.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00076.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00073.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00061.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00053.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00054.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00066.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Commerce: Auckland Airport Dubai Deal Off - Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd announced today that AIAL and DAE have completed the consultation process required under the Merger Implementation Agreement. AIAL and DAE have determined that, in light of the circumstances, they have no alternative but to terminate the MIA on a mutually acceptable basis, including that each party bears its own costs. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00092.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00089.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00088.htm


Environment: TradeMe Carbon Market Accused Of "Double selling" - Scientists have warned that some "carbon credits" currently being sold via TradeMe do not necessarily allow purchasers to claim to be "greenhouse gas neutral". Euan Mason, Piers Maclaren, and Justin Ford-Robertson have expressed surprise that some of the "carbon credits" being sold via the Trademe website are attracting high prices. "Selling offset credits is selling something twice." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00051.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00036.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00053.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00045.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00052.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00050.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00068.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00070.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00089.htm


Safety: 'Target' Conned the Public - The Importers Institute accused TV3's Target program of conning the public, knowingly and deliberately, to improve the program's ratings... What Mr Clarke failed to mention is that the laboratory was so concerned with the claims being made to advertise the show before it went to air, that it advised the show's producers in writing that the test results could not be used to substantiate those claims. More >> [1]

EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00026.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00582.htm


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WORLD

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Shutter Bug: European Journalists Condemn Rugby World Cup Plan to Control Photographers - The IRB plans to limit the circulation of the photographs of the rugby matches during the World Cup to certain press agencies who will only be allowed to publish and sell the photos if they abide by strict rules. The IRB will only allow approved agencies to publish a maximum of 50 photos per game (20 for each half and 5 for each overtime), which will be circulated only to the agencies' clients. In this way, the IRB will be able to control all the published images of the event by imposing these restrictions on news photographers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00149.htm


Scrum Down: World Rugby Cup Tackles Global Hunger For UN - In the latest partnership between world sports events and United Nations humanitarian operations, the International Rugby Board (IRB) today dedicated the Rugby World Cup 2007 beginning in France this month to "Tackle Hunger," a campaign to raise awareness of the plight of 850 million hungry people around the planet. "The huge numbers of people attending matches and watching rugby on television over the next few weeks make the Rugby World Cup an incredibly powerful platform for informing a broad audience about global hunger," John M. Powell, Deputy Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the IRB's humanitarian partner, said of the campaign which will feature public service messages in broadcast and print media. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00136.htm


Power Lunch: President Bush and Australian PM Howard Remarks During Luncheon with ADF Members - "Mr. President, you do us great honor in spending four days in the beautiful city of Sydney, which we, of course, regard as the most beautiful big city in the world. But you come here as the leader of the nation that is closer to Australia than any nation in the world in strategic and defense terms. The thing we share most of all is common values, and the values are values that our two countries have fought together to defend". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00143.htm


The Animals: Maintaining Genetic Diversity Of Livestock Crucial In Era Of Climate Change - Calling the rate of livestock breed extinction "alarming" in view of the crucial role diverse genetic resources can play in mitigating the effects of global warming, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging the international community to adopt a global action plan to stem the erosion and protect the world's food supply. Many breeds at risk of extinction have unique characteristics and traits such as resistance to disease or adaptation to climatic extremes that could prove fundamental to the food security of future generations, FAO stressed. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00134.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Sport: NZ Segway Polo Players Face World In Silicon Valley - New Zealand Hi-Tech players are facing off their counterparts next week in Silicon Valley and San Francisco at the 2nd World Segway Polo Tournament to challenge for the "Woz Challenge Cup", so named after Apple Computer co-founder and keen Segway Polo Player, Steve Wozniak. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.poleblacks.com/Pole%20Blacks%20%3A%3A%20NZ%20Segway%20HT%20Polo%20Team/Home.html


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 06, 2007

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