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Top Scoop Stories - 18 September 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - September 18, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Fisheries: Hoki Certification Slammed By Environmental Groups

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Climate Change: Govt Signals Emissions Trading
Women's Affairs: Women's Sufferage Law Anniversary Wednesday
Fugitives From Justice: Police Seek Richard Alan Duthie


BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Tourism: NZ Showcases Itself In The Cyber Video Age
Agriculture: Farmers Reckon Geese Should be Dead Ducks
Media: Back to the Future With TVNZ's Weather Presenters

WORLD:

Fuelling Growth: The Oil Race Is On: India Wants Latin American Oil
Wave Action: Pacific Ocean Countries Take Part In UN Meeting On Tsunami Preparations
Thugs & Drugs: U.S. Anti-Drug Report Fingers Burma As Major Drug Producer
A Lot At Steak: Dramatic Changes In Global Meat Production Could Increase Risk Of Human Diseases

COMMENT:

Martin LeFevre: How I Became a Vegetarian
Paul Brannigan: Frontline Wine. Supermarket Swipe
Stateside With Rosalea: Sloganeering

LIFESTYLE:

Elections: 'The Hollow Men' Play Opening In Wellington Next Week
Dance: Dynamic Noumean Company Comes to NZ


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LEAD STORY

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Fisheries: Hoki Certification Slammed By Environmental Groups - An independent panel of international fisheries experts agrees that the New Zealand hoki fishery does not merit the “sustainability tick” it has been awarded today. However, because of the procedures the Panel was operating under they were unable to stop the fishery being certified as “sustainable”. Forest & Bird and WWF-NZ lodged objections to the fishery being recertified arguing that the fishery is unsustainable and in danger of collapse. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00228.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00284.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00295.htm


Climate Change: Govt Signals Emissions Trading - This afternoon the Prime Minister Helen Clark faced a wide and varied smorgasboard of questions at her regular post cabinet press conference. One topic that drew the most questions was the Government's new climate change initiatives that will be announced this Thursday and the Electoral Finance Bill. More>> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00292.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00278.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00277.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00236.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00203.htm


Women's Affairs: Women's Sufferage Law Anniversary Wednesday - It is 114 years since women were given the vote, but there is still work to do, says National's Women's Affairs spokeswoman, Dr Jackie Blue. "Many women's groups established in the first half of the 20th century still exist today and continue to be strong advocates for women's rights." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00279.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00224.htm


Fugitives From Justice: Police Seek Richard Alan Duthie - At 0600 hrs this morning Police carried out a search warrant in the Bay of Islands area in respect of wanted man Richard Alan Duthie. The Police are speaking to a number of occupants at a Haruru Falls address in relation to Duthie. He was not found at the address and is still being sought by Police. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00229.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00231.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Tourism: NZ Showcases Itself In The Cyber Video Age - Tourism New Zealand is staging a global road block, taking over the YouTube homepage for 24-hours. The takeover starts at 9.00pm on the West Coast of the United States on September 17 (4pm Tuesday 18th in New Zealand). The deal between YouTube and Tourism New Zealand includes 24-hour ownership of the paid video space on the homepage. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00314.htm


Agriculture: Farmers Reckon Geese Should be Dead Ducks - The urgent need for better management of Canada goose numbers has been reinforced by official papers showing a surging geese population in the South Island. Papers released under the Official Information Act by the Minister of Conservation show numbers of the “grubby goose” at nearly double the optimal population. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00311.htm


Media: Back to the Future With TVNZ's Weather Presenters - TVNZ has announced that Karen Olsen and Jim Hickey are the new ONE News Weather team. Jim and Karen – who both have academic qualifications in meteorology – will be reporting weather from the field as well as presenting the nightly forecast. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00310.htm


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WORLD

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Fuelling Growth: The Oil Race Is On: India Wants Latin American Oil - It is no revelation to say that India, as it begins to bloom as a global power, is adopting a China-like posture in its search for new oil suppliers. New Delhi's quest for energy supplies, as well as other extracted resources, has brought the Asian powerhouse to the Western Hemisphere. India is befriending potential oil suppliers, be it Mexico or Venezuela, Cuba or Canada. Even more interesting are New Delhi's approaches to Cuba regarding the island's possible oil reserves. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00419.htm


Wave Action: Pacific Ocean Countries Take Part In UN Meeting On Tsunami Preparations - Experts from countries bordering the Pacific Ocean are gathering for a United Nations-organized meeting to assess the state of preparations in the region, home to most of the world's tsunamis, to predict and deal with any future killer waves. The Pacific Ocean, which covers a third of Earth's surface, is particularly vulnerable to tsunamis because it is surrounded by a series of mountain chains, deep-ocean trenches and arcs of islands that are known for the frequency and strength of earthquakes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00420.htm


Thugs & Drugs: U.S. Anti-Drug Report Fingers Burma As Major Drug Producer - Burma was among 20 countries listed in a White House report as major drug-producing or narcotics-transiting countries. The report said Burma is the largest source of methamphetamine pills in Asia and that its efforts against traffickers in that synthetic drug have been inconsistent. Though Burmese counter-narcotics efforts were termed overwhelmingly negative. The report said only Burma and Venezuela have failed demonstrably to make substantial efforts to adhere to international counter-narcotics agreements. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00402.htm


A Lot At Steak: Dramatic Changes In Global Meat Production Could Increase Risk Of Human Diseases - Global animal food production is undergoing a major transformation that could lead to a higher risk of disease transmission from animals to humans, and excessive concentration of animals in intensive production systems should be avoided, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today. "The risk of disease transmission from animals to humans will increase in the future". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00421.htm


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COMMENT

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Martin LeFevre: How I Became a Vegetarian - Fifteen years ago I was living in Silicon Valley across the street from Apple Computer’s corporate headquarters. The Santa Clara Valley was once a small jewel of apricot and cherry orchards running up to the Santa Cruz Mountains, above south San Francisco Bay. Now, needless to say, it is a sprawling, megalopolis of high technology firms... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00307.htm


Paul Brannigan: Frontline Wine. Supermarket Swipe - I find it admirable that many independent wine retailers in New Zealand have taken a stand against supermarkets and don’t stock the wines they sell. Many great wine brands, their image meticulously built up over a number of years by the hard working staff on the ground in retail, have ruined their image by taking the fast buck and selling their wines en masse to big businesses who don’t give a damn which wine sells and which doesn’t... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00277.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Sloganeering - According to the ANSWER Coalition, 100,000 people marched in the anti-war rally on from Lafayette Park, opposite the White House, to the steps of the Capitol Building on Saturday, September 15. (The AP report put the crowd at “thousands”.) Culminating in a mass act of civil disobedience—a Die In—the march was led by veterans of the Iraq War... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00281.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Elections: 'The Hollow Men' Play Opening In Wellington Next Week - Rehearsals are well underway for the upcoming world premiere of this highly-anticipated new New Zealand work, Dean Parker’s The Hollow Men. The Hollow Men examines the months of Don Brash’s leadership of the National Party leading up to the 2005 election and is a riveting piece of new documentary theatre, a genre which is currently proving to be a phenomenon overseas. More >> [1]

ALSO:


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00188.htm


Dance: Dynamic Noumean Company Comes to NZ - Karbal Noumea Ballet, the hottest new contemporary dance company to come out of the South Pacific, performs Terres d’Auras in Auckland on 5 and 6 October during Tempo – Auckland Festival of Dance. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00194.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 18, 2007

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