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Top Scoop Stories - 27 September 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - September 27, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Crime: NZ First - Issue Tasers Now

NZ POLITICS:

Health: Ryall Hits Back On GP Fees
Burma: Kiwis Want NZ Govt To Assist Protestors
Legislation: Legal Eagles Dread Electoral Bill
Daylight Lifesaving: Fire Service Says 'Check Those Smoke Alarms'
Race Relations: Treaty Deletion Bill Deleted

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Emissions: Greens Have A Cow Over Dairy's Free Ride
Web 2.0: 'New Zealand's Own Video Sharing Site' Launches
Celebrity Condiments: Holmes Diversifies Into Oil - Will Cheese Be Next?
Ruapehu Eruption: William Pike Update

WORLD:

Getting Along: Global Challenges Aggravated By Intolerance
American View: Calling for Human Dignity and Democracy For Burma
Diplomatic Mission: UN Dispatches Burma Envoy Amid Rising Tensions
State Of Health: Many Deaths, Disabilities In Poor Nations Avoidable

LIFESTYLE:

Theatre: Short Plays And Beer At Mighty Mighty
Food: Vegetarians Around the World Ready To Feast
Theatre: American Angels Come To Downstage


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LEAD STORY

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Crime: NZ First - Issue Tasers Now - The incident last night that resulted in a man being shot dead by police officers clearly highlights the need for Police to be issued with tasers, says New Zealand First law and order spokesman Ron Mark. "While we do not know the exact circumstances leading up to the shooting, reports indicate the deceased was armed with a hammer. Had tasers been available, it is likely the attending police officers would not have had to resort to using lethal force," said Mr Mark. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00478.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0709/S00336.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00372.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00370.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00374.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Health: Ryall Hits Back On GP Fees - National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says Labour should drop the spin that it has a cap on GP fee increases - because it doesn't. "Labour's fee review process allows GPs to increase fees up to a certain level, currently 6.1% on average, as of right. Beyond that, GP increases are approved by a committee." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00476.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00470.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00481.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00113.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00109.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00112.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00114.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00115.htm


Burma: Kiwis Want NZ Govt To Assist Protestors - "The Burmese people must be supported by all countries that promote democracy," says Rae Julian, Executive Director of the Council for International Development of Aotearoa/New Zealand. More>> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00357.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00467.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00355.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00367.htm


Legislation: Legal Eagles Dread Electoral Bill - The New Zealand Law Society makes submissions on most new legislation from an independent perspective and in the public interest. It is very rare for the Society to come to the view that a bill is bad and should not proceed further. However, it has done so in the case of the Electoral Finance Bill. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00371.htm


Daylight Lifesaving: Fire Service Says 'Check Those Smoke Alarms' - The Fire Service is encouraging householders to check they have working smoke alarms installed when they put their clocks forward for daylight saving, which starts at 2am this Sunday, 30 September. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00369.htm


Race Relations: Treaty Deletion Bill Deleted - Today's report from Parliament's Justice and Electoral Committee, recommending that the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Deletion Bill not be passed, is being lauded as a sign of the power of the people, says Hone Harawira, who is a non-voting member of the committee.
More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00466.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Emissions: Greens Have A Cow Over Dairy's Free Ride - The Green Party is calling on the government to require the dairy industry to pay its way after revealing that, under the government's emissions trading scheme, $1.2 billion dollars of taxpayers' money will be given to the dairy industry, for no gain in reducing New Zealand's greenhouse emissions. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00472.htm


Web 2.0: 'New Zealand's Own Video Sharing Site' Launches - Launching this week, New Zealand's first video sharing service is inviting users to upload their own personal and business video at kiwitube.co.nz More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00058.htm


Celebrity Condiments: Holmes Diversifies Into Oil - Will Cheese Be Next? - Paul Holmes' mantelpiece just got a little more crowded. The multi-award winning broadcaster has picked up two new wins - but this time they have little to do with the airwaves. Paul Holmes' Mana Lodge olive oils have won gold and silver medals. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00533.htm


Ruapehu Eruption: William Pike Update - The parents of Barry and Tracy Pike would like to thank the media for their understanding following the accident on Mt Ruapehu involving their son William, 22. Mr and Mrs Pike, and their son Andrew, 18, along with other friends and family - are amazed at William's recovery. He remains in a stable condition in Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00494.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00111.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00469.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00520.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00101.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00105.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0709/S00318.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00106.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00107.htm


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WORLD

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Getting Along: Global Challenges Aggravated By Intolerance - Ban Ki-moon Promoting tolerance is a vital part of tackling many of today's global challenges which, though mostly political in nature, are aggravated and rendered intractable by the distrust, and even hostility, among different cultural and religious groups, Ban Ki-moon told a high-level gathering on bridging the divide between Islam and the West. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00685.htm


American View: Calling for Human Dignity and Democracy For Burma - Calling for human dignity and democracy at the UN, President Bush expressed the outrage of the American people at the continued oppression of the people of Burma. The people of Burma deserve to enjoy basic liberties such as freedom of speech, assembly, and worship. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00718.htm


Diplomatic Mission: UN Dispatches Burma Envoy Amid Rising Tensions - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today he is sending his Special Envoy dealing with Myanmar to the region in response to the deteriorating situation in the Asian nation, and once again urged authorities there to respond to the ongoing peaceful protests with utmost restraint. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00684.htm


State Of Health: Many Deaths, Disabilities In Poor Nations Avoidable - With hundreds of thousands of deaths or permanent disabilities from traffic accidents, violence, war and other causes easily preventable through simple surgery, the United Nations health agency has expanded its programme to train health care staff in low- and middle-income countries in essential basic surgical and anaesthesia skills. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00705.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Theatre: Short Plays And Beer At Mighty Mighty - The Six O'clock Swill is a monthly series of one act plays held at Mighty Mighty on Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand. The Swill is proud to present the New Zealand premiere of On Story, by Bill Wrubel. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00313.htm


Food: Vegetarians Around the World Ready To Feast - New Zealand vegetarians are celebrating the 30th anniversary of World Vegetarian Day (October 1st) this year with food & lifestyle festivals in the three main Centres. "It has never been easier to be a vegetarian in New Zealand" says Yolanda Soryl, the Spokesperson for the New Zealand Vegetarian Society. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00302.htm


Theatre: American Angels Come To Downstage - Award winning Almost A Bird Theatre Collective proudly presents Tony Kushner's masterpiece Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches (winner of 1993 Pulitzer Price for best drama and Tony Award for best play). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00301.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 27, 2007

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