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Top Scoop Stories - 28 September 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - September 28, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Security News: Shooting Reinforces Case Against Tasers & Guns

NZ POLITICS:

Legislation: Workers Support Election Bill
Positivity: Economic And Rugby Success Near At Hand
Nukes: NZ Abstains On Nuclear Free Mid East
Health: Ryall Hits Back On GP Fees
Daylight Lifesaving: Fire Service Says 'Check Those Smoke Alarms'

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Conservation: Rare Bats Landing At Auckland Zoo

WORLD:

Hooking Up: Linking Remote Asia-Pacific Communities To The Web
Hot Demand: Competition For Oil & Gas Reserves Heating Up
Hang About: Timorese President Calls On UN To Stay On
Mine, All Mine: David M. Luna On Strategies To Fight Kleptocracy

LIFESTYLE:

Charity: Skycity Leads The Way In The Pink Crusade
Fires: Firefighters' Calendar Out On The Streets Again


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LEAD STORY

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Security News: Shooting Reinforces Case Against Tasers & Guns - GPJA: The police killing of a man armed with a hammer in Christchurch provides powerful evidence against further arming of the police either with guns or tasers. There are enough undisputed facts in the public arena to know this situation should not have ended in a man's death. There has been a clear trend over recent years for the police to resort to force much too quickly. The more arms the police have the less likely they are to use tact, diplomacy and commonsense in defusing difficult situations. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00378.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/1811.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00379.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00478.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00370.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0709/S00344.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00394.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0709/S00336.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00372.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00374.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Legislation: Workers Support Election Bill - The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has told Parliament's justice and electoral select committee that the principles of the Electoral Finance Bill are sound and the law must ensure the democratic process is open to all New Zealanders... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00377.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00371.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00552.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00390.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00488.htm


Positivity: Economic And Rugby Success Near At Hand - New Zealand's Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen told a select group in London that ' At the risk of straining a metaphor, the Rugby World Cup analogy is rather apposite to our economic prospects:' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00492.htm


Nukes: NZ Abstains On Nuclear Free Mid East - Disarmament Minister Phil Goff has expressed disappointment that poor process and lack of consultation has led New Zealand and likeminded Scandinavian, European and other countries to abstain on a resolution for a nuclear free zone in the Middle East. The resolution was proposed at the IAEA General Conference in Vienna last week. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00486.htm


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/S00484.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00481.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00113.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00109.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00112.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00119.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00114.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00115.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


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Conservation: Rare Bats Landing At Auckland Zoo - Twelve native short-tailed bats (pekapeka) from the genetically rare Tararua Forest's Waiohine Valley population leave their current home, Kapiti Island, today, to take up residence at Auckland Zoo. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00059.htm


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WORLD

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Hooking Up: Linking Remote Asia-Pacific Communities To The Web - With only about 14,000 of the world's estimated 170,000 community e-centres in Asia and the Pacific, the United Nations opened a two-day meeting today on establishing a regional knowledge network of the centres where people in the poorest and remotest areas, from farmers to students, gain access to computers and the Internet. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00764.htm


Hot Demand: Competition For Oil & Gas Reserves Heating Up - The emergence of new players in the global market and shifts in the policies of gas and oil producers means that traditional conglomerates from industrialized nations are facing increasing competition in the race to access the world's reserves, the United Nations agency on trade and development issues said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00762.htm


Hang About: Timorese President Calls On UN To Stay On - Applauding the efforts so far of the United Nations to bring peace and stability to the South-East Asian country, Timor-Leste's President today called on the world body to extend its engagement there to help strengthen national institutions and ensure that democracy takes root. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00742.htm


Mine, All Mine: David M. Luna On Strategies To Fight Kleptocracy - The strategies outlined in article provide an overview of U.S. Government and international efforts to combat corruption, in particular high-level corruption (kleptocracy), international cooperation on the recovery the proceeds of crime, preventive areas to check the misuse of power and public funds at all levels of society. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00763.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Charity: Skycity Leads The Way In The Pink Crusade - On Monday, October 1 2007, Skycity will lead the world in marking October as international Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the Sky Tower hot pink as part of the Global Illumination Campaign. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00555.htm


Fires: Firefighters' Calendar Out On The Streets Again - First produced in 1990 as a fundraising initiative to get Kiwi firefighters to the World Firefighting Games, the New Zealand Firefighters' Calendar has now become almost iconic and is the most popular 'on the street' calendar sold in New Zealand. The 2008 edition goes on sale Monday 1 October. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00320.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 28, 2007

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