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Top Scoop Stories - 01 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 01, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Politics: Labour Attacks National On Education Front

NZ POLITICS:

Police: Recorded Crime Remains Steady
Fiji: Peters Says Bainimarama's UN Statement Misleading
Time: 23 Hour Sunday Comes A Week Early
Nicky Hager: Election Funding, What's National Up To?

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Media: ChCh Press Editor's Career Continues in Upward Spiral
Scoop News: Minimum Wage Amendment Bill - What's The Rush?

WORLD:

House Call: UN Envoy Gambari Meets With Aung San Suu Kyi
Fresh Fish: Seafood Industry Must Adapt To 'Greener' Fish Era
Food Drop: Burma: UN To Resume Delivering Food In Mandalay
Indian Ocean: Maldives Says Attackers Will Be Found, Punished

COMMENT:

Jason Leopold: Attorney Talks About Lawsuit Against Bush, NSA Over Wiretaps
Uri Avnery: So What About Iran?
Burma: The Ineffectiveness of our Outcry
Martin LeFevre: Yosemite Isn't Disneyland, Part Two

LIFESTYLE:

Art/Charity: Developing world through the eyes of med students
Scoop Review: Hood On 'The Hollow Men'
Charity: Skycity Leads The Way In The Pink Crusade
Religion: Spirit Of St Francis Appears In Nelson
Fires: Firefighters' Calendar Out On The Streets Again
Theatre: American Angels Come To Downstage


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LEAD STORY

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Politics: Labour Attacks National On Education Front - The National Party has managed yet another botched policy announcement by confirming it has plans to privatise the education sector, Education Minister Steve Maharey said today. "In an interview with The Press John Key has confirmed that it's National Party policy for the private sector to build and run schools on behalf of the government. "This announcement will send a shiver down the spine of parents and teachers up and down the country. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00534.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00010.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0710/S00001.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0710/S00002.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Police: Recorded Crime Remains Steady - Recorded offences for the fiscal year increased by only 115 (0.03%) and recorded crime per 10,000 of population decreased by just over 1% during the year. Police resolved 2,194 more offences than in the previous twelve months taking the resolution rate from 44.2% to 44.7%. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00005.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00011.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00004.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00003.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00010.htm


Fiji: Peters Says Bainimarama's UN Statement Misleading - Commodore Frank Bainimarama's speech to the United Nations General Assembly yesterday gave a selective and misleading picture about the situation in Fiji, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00523.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00767.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00765.htm


Time: 23 Hour Sunday Comes A Week Early - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has hailed the start of daylight saving for 2007/2008. "Daylight saving has come along a week earlier this year because of the efforts of Nelson city councillor Mark Holmes and myself. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00535.htm


Nicky Hager: Election Funding, What's National Up To? - Author Nicky Hager who wrote about National's 2005 election practices in his book The Hollow Men looks at the latest furore over the Election Finance Bill 'The great weakness of much journalism is a process-worker approach to assembling quotation-based stories...National's campaign against the Electoral Finance Bill has been aided greatly by this style of journalism.' More [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00510.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00511.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00377.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00371.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00552.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00390.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00488.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Media: ChCh Press Editor's Career Continues in Upward Spiral - Fairfax Media has appointed Paul Thompson, Editor of the Press, to the newly created position of Group Executive Editor. Mr Thompson's new role involves the continued development of quality news gathering and content across Fairfax Media's three business platforms of newspapers, online and magazines. More >. [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00005.htm


Scoop News: Minimum Wage Amendment Bill - What's The Rush? - Michelle King reports that critics of the Minimum Wage (New Entrants) Amendment Bill, such as AUT's Dr Gail Pacheco, say the Government is pushing the bill through without considering the implications for small businesses and the economy. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00575.htm


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WORLD

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House Call: UN Envoy Gambari Meets With Aung San Suu Kyi - Diplomats in Burma say that Ibrahim Gambari a senior U.N. envoy has met with Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon. It is reported that on Sunday he talked with Aung San Suu Kyi for a an hour at a government-run guest house. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00003.htm


Fresh Fish: Seafood Industry Must Adapt To 'Greener' Fish Era - The $400-billion global seafood industry has no choice but to adapt to intensifying demand from retailers and consumers for environmentally friendly 'greener' fish that are not taken from overexploited stocks, farmed in ponds where mangroves once stood or caught in nets that also snag endangered turtles, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00792.htm


Food Drop: Burma: UN To Resume Delivering Food In Mandalay - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it has been assured by Myanmar that authorities will lift restrictions on the movement of the agency's food aid. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00008.htm


Indian Ocean: Maldives Says Attackers Will Be Found, Punished - The President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has reiterated the Governments commitment to bring the perpetrators of yesterday's criminal act of aggression to justice. 'This is the first time that we have suffered such a terrorist attack in the Maldives. The people responsible for this act must be found. The Government with the grace of almighty Allah will find them and they will be punished under law." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00004.htm


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COMMENT

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Jason Leopold: Attorney Talks About Lawsuit Against Bush, NSA Over Wiretaps - Recently, I sat down with attorney Jon Eisenberg who sued George W. Bush, the National Security Agency (NSA), and other federal agencies, on behalf of two Washington DC-based lawyers who allege their telephone calls were illegally monitored by the NSA in March. The lawyers, Wendell Belew and Asim Ghafoor, appear to be the only American citizens who say they have hard evidence that proves the government spied on them... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00522.htm


Uri Avnery: So What About Iran? - A RESPECTED American paper posted a scoop this week: Vice-President Dick Cheney, the King of Hawks, has thought up a Machiavellian scheme for an attack on Iran. Its main point: Israel will start by bombing an Iranian nuclear installation, Iran will respond by launching missiles at Israel, and this will serve as a pretext for an American attack on Iran.... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00529.htm


Burma: The Ineffectiveness of our Outcry - While there has been much international attention being given to the subject in the past week, the abduction of Burmese monks who express too much intellectual independence is nothing new. Nor is it something that will change in the near future, despite ... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00532.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00521.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00544.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00507.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00506.htm


Martin LeFevre: Yosemite Isn't Disneyland, Part Two - This column is an exchange between the President of the Ansel Adams Gallery, located in Yosemite Valley and one of the select members of "Yosemite Partners," and myself. The letters reflect a strong divergence of views, embodying the debate between... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00513.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Art/Charity: Developing world through the eyes of med students - Medical Students for Global Awareness at The University of Auckland are holding a photography exhibition this week to raise money for health projects in Fiji. The exhibition, entitled Life in the Developing World, consists of photographs taken by final year medical students whilst on electives in the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, India/Sri Lanka, Africa and South America. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00008.htm


Scoop Review: Hood On 'The Hollow Men' - The Hollow Men covers the political rise and fall of Don Brash, with the spotlight on the spin-doctoring, hidden agendas and financial shenanigans that made it happen. Based (of course) on Nicky Hager's book, the play lays out the inside workings of the 2005 election campaign. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00511.htm


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


Religion: Spirit Of St Francis Appears In Nelson - Our pets can be our best friends, part of the family, and they are even good for our health. These and other aspects of our relationship with animals are celebrated at the Blessing of Pets Service at Nelson Cathedral on Sunday. More >. [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00006.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


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, October 01, 2007

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