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Top Scoop Stories - 25 September 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - September 25, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Politics: New Electorate Boundaries Finalised

NZ POLITICS:

Politics: PM Launches Assault On National's SOE Comments
Migration: Good Support Likely For All Blacks... In Sydney
Disabilities: Govt Sends Loud Message Regarding Hearing Loss

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Employment: Groovy Chilled Out Bosses Loved
Media: Line-up Chosen For Battle Over the Muesli

WORLD:

Warming Up: Ban Ki-moon Convenes Largest-ever Meeting Of Global Leaders On Climate Change
London Calling: Gordon Brown's Maiden Speech To Conference
Penny Wise: Is Microcredit An Answer For Latin America?
Chill Out! Burma Authorities Should Use Restraint

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: Things Congress Did Instead of Getting Out of Iraq
Uri Avnery: Foam on the water
Sam Smith: How Not To Deal With Iran
David Swanson: Peace and Hillary Clinton
Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read(13): Hamilton Securities Group

LIFESTYLE:

Images: Halo 3 Launches First In New Zealand
Dance: New Zealand School of Dance Turns Forty!
Amazing Feats: NZ Has Human Answer To Flipper


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LEAD STORY

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Politics: New Electorate Boundaries Finalised - New boundaries for the country's 63 general and seven Mâori electorates have been finalised - with a completely new electorate named Botany created in Auckland. The 2007 Representation Commission has completed its statutory role of reviewing and redrawing electorate boundaries to be used in the next two general elections. "We received 331 objections and 114 counter objections to the proposed electorate boundaries released in early May," says Judge Bernard Kendall, Chair of the Representation Commission. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00336.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Politics: PM Launches Assault On National's SOE Comments - Audio + Images + Video Link - Opposition Finance spokesman Bill English's comments on TVNZ's Agenda program last weekend were pounced upon by the Prime Minister at this afternoon's post cabinet press conference. Mr English said on Agenda that the National Party supported the "mixed model" concept for state owned enterprises. "Why would we want to go from very successful sate owned company's returning a dividend to every Kiwi to some Kiwi's having the chance top get a lot more from them than others," said the PM when asked about Mr English's comments. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00453.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00320.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00400.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00413.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00428.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00321.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00320.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00323.htm


Migration: Good Support Likely For All Blacks... In Sydney - There is now confirmation that Labour has overseen the worst ever exodus of Kiwis to Australia, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith. "Just-released Australian data shows that New Zealand has overtaken the UK as the largest source country for permanent migrants to Australia for the first time. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00432.htm


Disabilities: Govt Sends Loud Message Regarding Hearing Loss - Turning down loud music and taking regular breaks from headphones and earplugs are simple ways to help prevent long term hearing loss. Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson is welcoming this year's Deaf Awareness Week . More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00421.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Employment: Groovy Chilled Out Bosses Loved - Workers love a leader who can laugh, and most bosses seem ready to deliver the punch line, according to a new survey by international recruitment agency Robert Half. It found that 97% of professionals felt it was important for managers to have a sense of humour and 87% of them said their supervisors did indeed have a funny bone. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00463.htm


Media: Line-up Chosen For Battle Over the Muesli - TV3's new early morning series, SUNRISE has confirmed the on-air line-up to work alongside presenters Carly Flynn and James Coleman. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00471.htm


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WORLD

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Warming Up: Ban Ki-moon Convenes Largest-ever Meeting Of Global Leaders On Climate Change - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today opened the largest-ever gathering of world leaders on climate change with a call to forge a coalition to accelerate a global response to an issue which he has identified as one of his top priorities. "We hold the future in our hands," he said. "Together, we must ensure that our grandchildren will not have to ask why we failed to do the right thing, and let them suffer the consequences." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00604.htm


London Calling: Gordon Brown's Maiden Speech To Conference - Full text of Gordon Brown's maiden speech: Honoured and humbled by the trust you have given me, I speak to you for the first time at our Conference as Prime Minister and Leader of this Party. No one could have foreseen all the events that Britain has been through since June. But tested again and again the resilience of the British people has been powerful proof.. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00623.htm


Penny Wise: Is Microcredit An Answer For Latin America? - When Muhammad Yunus won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering work in aiding the poor in his home country, many around the world hoped microcredit would become the next big tool to fight global poverty. Microcredit is big business today, having measurable success in Latin America. However, Microcredit is far from perfect and cannot eliminate poverty on its own More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00622.htm


Chill Out! Burma Authorities Should Use Restraint - The UN today called on the authorities in Myanmar to exercise restraint in dealing with the recent wave of peaceful protests, saying he hopes they will spur dialogue between the Government and other groups on promoting national reconciliation, the restoration of democracy and full respect for human rights. Mr. Ban is closely following events in the Asian country, where demonstrations began last month in protest at a surge in fuel prices and the protesters have more recently included many of the country's monks. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00621.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: Things Congress Did Instead of Getting Out of Iraq - 1. Well, to start, Congress gave Alaska Senator Ted Stevens (R) $1.5 billion dollars to build two bridges to absolutely nowhere. After two years, the citizens of Alaska stopped one of them and Sen. Stevens is now subject of an FBI investigation targeting... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00454.htm


Uri Avnery: Foam on the water - TODAY IS Yom Kippur, and almost automatically my thoughts, like those of everybody else who was around at the time, go back 34 years, to that Yom Kippur. I was sitting at home, deep in conversation with a friend, when the sirens suddenly started to wail. The sound of sirens is always frightening, but sirens on Yom Kippur are something from another world. After all, this is a day of total silence, the day when not a single car moves on the streets of Israel... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00463.htm


Sam Smith: How Not To Deal With Iran - It is well to remember in considering President Ahmadinejad that the saga of America's longest lived foe began in part with a refusal to welcome him to New York City. The previous year, Fidel Castro had visited Harvard University, eaten at the faculty... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00456.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00465.htm


David Swanson: Peace and Hillary Clinton - This past Sunday, crime thriller author John Grisham hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in my town. I talked with a lot of the people attending. Some said they supported Clinton because they wanted to keep troops in Iraq. But most were there because they opposed Bush and Cheney's policies on Iraq... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00462.htm


Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read(13): Hamilton Securities Group - The supremacy of the central banking-warfare investment model that has ruled our planet for the last 500 years depends on being able to combine the high margin profits of organized crime with a low cost of capital ... (Part 13 of a 20 Part Serial) More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00458.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
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00321.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00328.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00369.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00458.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Images: Halo 3 Launches First In New Zealand - Halo 3 was launched in Auckland at 12.01am this morning with the unveiling of a 1-tonne block of ice in Queen Elizabeth Square, containing 50 discs frozen within the ice... Tauranga gamers Nicole Sinclair and Ryan Marsden, both 19, were the first people in the world to receive a copy of the game at the worldwide premiere launch event. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00282.htm


Dance: New Zealand School of Dance Turns Forty! - This November, the New Zealand School of Dance celebrates its 40th Anniversary with three performances of classical ballet and cutting-edge contemporary choreography, featuring renowned guest artists. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00284.htm


Amazing Feats: NZ Has Human Answer To Flipper - After setting a new World Record less than 48 hours ago, today Dave Mullins extended his record distance with an amazing underwater swim of 244 metres. The distance extended his previous World Record by 16 metres. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00267.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 25, 2007

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