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Top Scoop Stories - 20 September 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - September 20, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Climate Change Policy: NZ Unveils Carbon Credit Trading Scheme

NZ POLITICS:

Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 20 September 2007
Election News: Women reminded of history on Suffrage Day
Politics News: OECD - dropout numbers increasing
Police: Sad New Twist To Operation Patch Investigation
Scoop Satire: God Ponders Voting For (Unstable) Christian Party
Immigration News: More Refugees Having Refugee Status Cancelled

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Economy: Trade More Balanced Than Expected
Business News: Winemakers Wishing For More
Business News: Credit Union Person of the Year announced
Internet News: Spam laws to boost new division says PMP
Beckham Visit: Phoenix Fans Give Council Opponents Ankle Tap

WORLD:

Deep Concern: The United States Response to the Darfur Crisis
Radid Response: UN Seeks 'Strategic Approach' To Impact Of Disasters On World Tourism
Wired Africa: Better IT Connectivity Can Unleash Africa's Economic Potential
Up In The Air: Civil Aviation Must Adjust In Response To Emerging Threats

COMMENT:

Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read (10): Cornell Corrections

LIFESTYLE:

Scoop News: Full Coverage Of NZ Fashion Week 2007
Fitness News: New Race for Cycle Enthusiasts
Writers News: Centre of Modern Writing - Shadbolt House
Visuals: NZ's first water screen installed at QEII Park
Music News: DJ T-Rock & Squashy Nice (US) - OUTLOUD


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LEAD STORY

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Climate Change Policy: NZ Unveils Carbon Credit Trading Scheme - (Video + Images) - Video on demand of this morning's media briefing on the government's newly announced Emissions Trading scheme - the centerpiece to NZ's efforts to meet its obligations under the Kyoto Treaty. More >>> [1]

Reaction:

Speeches: Press Releases: Press Kit: Further Reaction:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00362.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00363.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00364.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00345.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00344.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00341.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00339.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00343.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00342.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00340.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00352.htm
[12] - http://www.climatechange.govt.nz/
[13] - http://www.sustainability.govt.nz
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00349.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00348.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00347.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00350.htm
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00357.htm
[19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00358.htm
[20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00356.htm
[21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00351.htm
[22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00277.htm
[23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00278.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00355.htm


Election News: Women reminded of history on Suffrage Day - Women reminded of history on Suffrage Day Suffrage Day is a good time to reflect on the lessons of history with regards to political support for women's rights, Women's Affairs Minister Lianne Dalziel says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00338.htm


Politics News: OECD - dropout numbers increasing - Steve Maharey needs to explain the disturbing downward trend in the numbers of students finishing high school, says National's Education spokeswoman, Katherine Rich. According to the OECD's Education at a Glance report, issued yesterday, New Zealand is bucking the trend of most OECD countries, with the continuing to decline. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00336.htm


Police: Sad New Twist To Operation Patch Investigation - The body of an Asian woman was discovered this afternoon in the boot of a vehicle removed from outside the Keystone Ave, Mt Roskill, address of Nai Yin Xue, late last night. The vehicle was a car registered to Mr Xue. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0709/S00236.htm


Scoop Satire: God Ponders Voting For (Unstable) Christian Party - God, supreme being and creator of the universe in the Christian religion, today considered whether to give His vote to a proposed New Zealand Christian political vehicle or continue to support a more established party. "It kind of depends what they mean by 'Christian Values'," said a bemused Deity, "I mean, are we talking washing-the-feet-of-prostitutes Christian values or turning-out-the-money-lenders Christian values or pillars-of-salt Christian values or what?" More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00354.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00266.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00256.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00241.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00240.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00279.htm


Immigration News: More Refugees Having Refugee Status Cancelled - New Zealand First associate immigration spokesperson Peter Brown says while he commends the New Zealand Immigration Service for its increase in the identification of criminal and fraudulent refugees, he is concerned that our lax immigration system is allowing far too many bogus refugees into New Zealand in the first place. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00335.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Economy: Trade More Balanced Than Expected - The seasonally adjusted current account deficit decreased by $162 million in the June 2007 quarter, down to $3,415 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. This quarter's narrowing of the current account deficit was due to a smaller goods and services deficit combined with increased inflows of current transfers. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00366.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00354.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00377.htm


Business News: Winemakers Wishing For More - It's been a classic year for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with modest yields leading to greater intensity of flavours and leaving winemakers wishing they had more. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00373.htm


Business News: Credit Union Person of the Year announced - Janet Gibb, CEO of Credit Union Waikato was named Credit Union Person of the Year at the New Zealand Association of Credit Unions' conference and AGM in Rotorua on 15 September. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00371.htm


Internet News: Spam laws to boost new division says PMP - New Zealand's largest printing services company, PMP NZ Limited, predicts the introduction of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act will boost an already buoyant unaddressed media market, and provide great opportunities for the company's newly launched division, PMP Direct. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00369.htm


Beckham Visit: Phoenix Fans Give Council Opponents Ankle Tap - Yellow Fever, Wellington Phoenix FC's supporters club, has congratulated both Terry Serepisos and the Wellington City Council for its vision in bringing David Beckham to Wellington - and criticised the short-sightedness of those opponents to the Council's financial contribution. More>> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00230.htm


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WORLD

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Deep Concern: The United States Response to the Darfur Crisis - The United States is deeply concerned about the violence in Darfur, which includes unconscionable attacks against innocent civilians, humanitarian workers, and peacekeepers. The people of Darfur have suffered for too long at the hands of a government that is complicit in the bombing, murder, and rape of innocent civilians. In the face of increasing instability, the hybrid peacekeeping force authorized by the UN Security Council must deploy to Darfur rapidly. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00488.htm


Radid Response: UN Seeks 'Strategic Approach' To Impact Of Disasters On World Tourism - "The need for a more strategic approach to risk and crisis management has been confirmed by recent events such as the forest fires in Greece, hurricanes in Central America, and the earthquake in Indonesia," UNWTO said . "It also underlines the need for a strategic and rapid response of the sector to the adversities," the Organization added. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00459.htm


Wired Africa: Better IT Connectivity Can Unleash Africa's Economic Potential - Better information technology links can help Africa to unleash its economic potential, United Nations and business leaders said today in New York. African countries have registered the world's highest mobile phone growth. Africa's goal should be to replicate that success in broadband capability, also achieving "Internet access in every village, every school, every university, every hospital."More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00468.htm


Up In The Air: Civil Aviation Must Adjust In Response To Emerging Threats - Global air transportation needs to adjust to face emerging challenges such as terrorist attacks and climate change, a top official of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has said. Although civil aviation continues to be the safest means of mass transportation, there are still numerous accidents in some of the world's regions and it is vulnerable to terrorist attacks More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00476.htm


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COMMENT

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Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read (10): Cornell Corrections - Cornell arranged for the prison to be constructed by Brown & Root of Houston, Texas, a subsidiary of Halliburton.... (Part 10 of a 20 Part Serial) More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00321.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00302.htm#2
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00302.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00361.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00399.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00435.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00059.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00194.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00206.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00238.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00283.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Scoop News: Full Coverage Of NZ Fashion Week 2007 - Scoop is pleased to present Fashionz.co.nz's coverage of New Zealand Fashion Week. Check back here regularly to access the inside word on the very best of who is presenting at New Zealand Fashion Week, currently on the catwalk in Auckland City. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00348.htm


Fitness News: New Race for Cycle Enthusiasts - Tarmac lovers are building up for New Zealand's newest and most scenic cycle race at Twizel. The 4 Lakes - Tekapo Canal Road Race début is to take place on Sunday 21st October and is part of the Labour Weekend line up of sporting events in the Mackenzie region over the long weekend. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00232.htm


Writers News: Centre of Modern Writing - Shadbolt House - Waitakere has ensured that the legacy of one the country's most well-known authors - Maurice Shadbolt - will live on while simultaneously helping create an environment to nurture New Zealand's future writers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00231.htm


Visuals: NZ's first water screen installed at QEII Park - New Zealand's first water screen is being installed at QEII Park this month. The 10-metre wide screen - a cascade of water that forms a tactile visual display screen on which to project imagery - will be launched on 29 September, says Christchurch City Council Recreation and Sports Manager John Filsell. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00237.htm


Music News: DJ T-Rock & Squashy Nice (US) - OUTLOUD - Available exclusively in New Zealand for a limited run of 300 units... so get these gate-folded, cardboard covered, shrink-wrapped collectable little honeys now while stocks last! More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00233.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 20, 2007

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