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Top Scoop Stories - 02 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - 02 October 2007

LEAD STORY:

Foreign Affairs: Helen Clark Addresses Oxford Union

NZ POLITICS:

Protest Politics: March Calls On NZ Govt To Assist People Of Burma
Politics: Labour Attacks National On Education Front
Defence: More Recognition For Vietnam Veterans

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Unions: All Out On The Waterfront
Transport: Come And Have A Nose At The Parking Convention
Consumerism: Good Word Of Mouth Still Tops

WORLD:

Hell On Earth: Religious Freedom Under Threat In Many Countries
Peas In A Pod: Transatlantic Agenda - Common Values, Common Concerns
Legless: 10th Anniversary Of Partnerships On Mine Action
Rained Out: Survivors Of South Asia Floods Must Not Be Forgotten

LIFESTYLE:

Summer Noise: Big Day Out 2008 Band Announcement
Kiwi Pride: NZer Wins International Photography Award
Matchmaking: Time For Lonesome NZ Farmers To Scrub Up
Classical Grooving: New Generation Of Mozart's Strut their Stuff


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LEAD STORY

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Foreign Affairs: Helen Clark Addresses Oxford Union - Twenty two years after former New Zealand prime minister David Lange delivered his historic "smell the uranium on your breath" line to tear apart Jerry Falwell's pro-nuclear argument - New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has returned there to outline her Government's foreign policy: "At this year's UN General Assembly New Zealand will launch an initiative to de-alert nuclear weapons. Along with our partners, Sweden and other interested countries, we will be asking all other countries to join us in sending a clear message that this situation cannot persist..." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00026.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Protest Politics: March Calls On NZ Govt To Assist People Of Burma - Scoop News: Joseph Barratt reports that hundreds of people marched through downtown Auckland in support of Burmese democracy over the weekend. The colourful protest was to show solidarity with the people in Burma and to pressure the New Zealand government to do more on the international stage to put an end to the human rights abuses by the military junta ruling Burma. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00010.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00544.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00543.htm


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


Defence: More Recognition For Vietnam Veterans - Acting PM Jim Anderton told the Returned Services' Association's annual meeting in Wellington today that the government has agreed to extend the eligibility for the New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 (Warlike), with clasp "Vietnam" to those veterans who are currently eligible for the Vietnam Medal. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00028.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Unions: All Out On The Waterfront - Around 250 workers at Ports of Auckland will strike today after an offer from management was rejected. The strike starts 0700 hours on 2 October 2007 and will run through to 0659 hours on 4 October. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00018.htm


Transport: Come And Have A Nose At The Parking Convention - Hundreds of parking officers and local body experts are attending the 24th annual New Zealand parking conference in New Plymouth this week. NZ Parking Association chairman Colin Waite said New Zealand parking officers wanted to work closer with CCS, justice, land transport, police and local councils. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00022.htm


Consumerism: Good Word Of Mouth Still Tops - Despite an ever-expanding array of advertising platforms and sources, consumers around the world still place their highest levels of trust in other consumers, according to a recent global Nielsen Internet survey. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00028.htm


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WORLD

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Hell On Earth: Religious Freedom Under Threat In Many Countries - The right to religious freedom continues to be ignored and even violated in many countries, the Holy See told the General Assembly's annual high-level debate today, warning that such behaviour is often the pretext for other forms of discrimination. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00042.htm


Peas In A Pod: Transatlantic Agenda - Common Values, Common Concerns - Ours is an alliance of values. We have a shared unshakeable belief in human freedom, justice, rule of law, limits on the power of the state, freedom of speech, assembly and worship –and an enduring conviction that every human being has dignity and ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00029.htm


Legless: 10th Anniversary Of Partnerships On Mine Action - Working with the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs' Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, these partners have contributed resources that reinforce U.S. Government efforts to combat the global landmine problem. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00028.htm


Rained Out: Survivors Of South Asia Floods Must Not Be Forgotten - Warning that the humanitarian crisis in South Asia could worsen, the United Nations and leading relief agencies are calling for increased resources and attention to the plight of the millions in need of assistance after this summer's devastating ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00041.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Summer Noise: Big Day Out 2008 Band Announcement - Where will the re-united Rage Against The Machine play their first shows outside of America? At Big Day Out 2008, that's where. Bjork also returns for Big Day Out 2008 More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00021.htm


Kiwi Pride: NZer Wins International Photography Award - Stuart Riddell's artistry with light and water have won national and international acclaim in the photographic world. 'Between the Sheets' achieved Gold in the NZ Institute of Professional Photography Iris Awards 2007, and double merit in the Professional Photographer's of America International Awards. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00015.htm


Matchmaking: Time For Lonesome NZ Farmers To Scrub Up - After the amazing success of The Australian Women's Weekly's first Find A Farmer A Wife campaign, it is playing Cupid again for New Zealand's lovelorn farmers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00017.htm


Classical Grooving: New Generation Of Mozart's Strut their Stuff - The tenth anniversary Michael Monaghan Foundation Young Artists' Concert will take place on Sunday 14 October in St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington. This year the concert will feature eight instrumentalists aged between 13 and 17. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00022.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 02 October 2007

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