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Top Scoop Stories - 12 September 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - September 12, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Satire: Old School Comedy, Foreign Affairs And Sport

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007
Politics: Key Puts Boot Into Openside Flanker
Substance Abuse: NZ Reaches Legal Drug Tipping Point
Peace: Spirit of NZ Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Police: New Government Agency Will Fight Organised Crime
Immigration: Lockwood Smith Lobbies Cunliffe Over South African Solo Mum

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Finance: Reserve Bank To Register All Deposit Takers
Links: Clark Addresses NZ-US Forum

WORLD:

Grave Concern: Fierce Clashes In South Darfur Town Alarm UN Mission In Sudan
Lethal Disease: Ebola Virus Outbreak In DR Congo Claims 160 Lives
Free China: Speech: A Strong and Moderate Taiwan
Score! Google Opens The World Of Rugby To All

COMMENT:

Rosalea Barker: D.C. Truth Peace Impeachment Rally, 9/11/07

LIFESTYLE:

Rock'n'Rollin': International Pirate Day Gig... next Fri 21!
Kid Stuff: Scotty SkyTower Lures Kids In With Promises Of Face Painting

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LEAD STORY

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three APECersScoop Satire: Old School Comedy, Foreign Affairs And Sport - Subeditors Put The Boot In: There's growing excitement in the subediting benches. A rugby-related scandal during the World Cup and unlikely to hear its final whistle any time soon, promises a record run of punning headlines and captions. Corrections Minister Damien O'Connor is widely agreed to have taken his eye off the ball and perhaps also dropped it. More >>

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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00197.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00191.htm


Politics: Key Puts Boot Into Openside Flanker - National Party Leader John Key says Helen Clark's rejection of Damien O'Connor's resignation from the Corrections portfolio is all about political convenience and expediency. "She made it clear through her public statements that Mr O'Connor would not remain in the portfolio, and she also hinted he may not be in Cabinet at all. More>> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00174.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00139.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00137.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00132.htm


Substance Abuse: NZ Reaches Legal Drug Tipping Point - Associate Minister of Health Jim Anderton today gave the first reading in the House of the Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP) Amendment Bill. He urged MPs to take the precautionary approach over BZP. "We have enough harmful legal drugs to control by regulation already. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00175.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00192.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00184.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00186.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00174.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00180.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00173.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00168.htm


Peace: Spirit of NZ Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize - The sail training ship, the Spirit of New Zealand has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize... The Spirit of New Zealand and the other 20 sail training organisations of the world make up the umbrella organisation that has named as the nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00164.htm


Police: New Government Agency Will Fight Organised Crime - The Government plans to set up an Organised Crime Agency (OCA) within NZ Police to provide increased capability in the battle against organised crime in NZ and around the Pacific.... the Serious Fraud Officewill be disestablished and its important functions will be carried out by the new OCA. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00168.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00162.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00169.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00170.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00177.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/1371.html


Immigration: Lockwood Smith Lobbies Cunliffe Over South African Solo Mum - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says commonsense should prevail in a Taranaki case which threatens to separate a mother from her children. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00166.htm

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Finance: Reserve Bank To Register All Deposit Takers - Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard today welcomed the Cabinet decision for the Bank to be the new prudential regulator of non-bank deposit-takers. Under the new arrangements the Bank's role will be to license deposit-takers, develop and enforce minimum prudential and governance requirements and apply credit rating requirements. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00208.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00200.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00207.htm


Links: Clark Addresses NZ-US Forum - I know that the NZ-US and US-NZ Councils play an important role in advocating for closer bonds between our two democracies and more extensive ties between our economies, and I thank them both for that. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00144.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00159.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00145.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00138.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00141.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00165.htm

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WORLD

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Grave Concern: Fierce Clashes In South Darfur Town Alarm UN Mission In Sudan - Reports have emerged of fresh fighting between Sudanese Government armed forces and Darfur rebel groups in the south of the war-torn region, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reported today, raising alarm about the timing of attacks, which came on the heels of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to the country. Fierce fighting took place yesterday afternoon in the town of Haskanita in South Darfur state. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00280.htm


Lethal Disease: Ebola Virus Outbreak In DR Congo Claims 160 Lives - At least 160 people have died in an outbreak of the highly lethal haemorrhagic Ebola virus in the centre of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, announcing that it is rushing medical and supplies to the region to try to contain the disease. Laboratory analysis. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00275.htm


Free China: Speech: A Strong and Moderate Taiwan - The U.S.-Taiwan Business Council has established this conference as the premier annual venue for discussing Taiwan's security. As the State Department's representative, I will touch on broad issues in Taiwan security in my remarks this morning, leaving detailed questions of defense strategy and arms procurement to the military experts. My remarks represent the agreed views of the United States Government. I invite you to consider my comments in that light. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00287.htm


Score! Google Opens The World Of Rugby To All - In honour of the Rugby World Cup, Google has launched a special feature off of its customisable homepage, iGoogle, which will give rugby fans access to the latest news, scores, and events surrounding the Rugby World Cup. Live scores, team information, rugby news, stadium locations, local information, rugby videos, results and rankings can be accessed from google.com.au/rugby2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00268.htm


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COMMENT

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Rosalea Barker: D.C. Truth Peace Impeachment Rally, 9/11/07 - DC's notoriously hot muggy weather finally broke this morning, just in time for a rally billed as "the historic union of the 9/11Truth, Peace and Impeachment movements". Organizers had framed it as part of a general strike, but the fact that so many truck... > [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00204.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00193.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00383.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Rock'n'Rollin': International Pirate Day Gig... next Fri 21! - ARR! Ahoy thar, landlubbers! It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day again! Time to sharpen your cutlass, polish your boots, and pour yourself some top-shelf grog as you listen to some beauty bands blow their hornpipes! More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00116.htm


Kid Stuff: Scotty SkyTower Lures Kids In With Promises Of Face Painting - Scotty Sky Tower invites children to the Sky Tower this month to celebrate the September school holidays and the premiere of Disney's High School Musical 2. Children can enjoy Scotty's Adventures, get their face painted, and learn to dance. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00128.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 12, 2007

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