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Top Scoop Stories - 04 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 04, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi's Missing Peace Warriors

NZ POLITICS:

Charity: Auckland City Mission Is Seeking Volunteers
Civil Defence: North Shore City Flirts With Disaster
Oddspot: NZ Politician Tells World 'Mission Accomplished' In Iraq
Politics/Thespianism: Brash Play, Hide Movie - Where's Cullen's Mini Series?
Housing: Scrutineers Come Under Scrutiny
Transport: Legislation For Drugged Driving Tabled

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Shakin' Earth: How Much Risk Do NZ Tsunamis Pose To Australia?
Advertising: Agency With 'Grizzly' Client Wins Big

WORLD:

Australia Wire: Australia Joins United States In Defence Satellite Capability
Denuclearization: Statement By President George Bush On Six-Party Talks Agreement
Foreign Affairs: America's Role In Outstanding Holocaust Issues
Women's Affairs: Women's Empowerment Key To United Nations Achieving Goals

COMMENT:

Freedom Rider: Ahmadinejad Sane, Bush Crazy
Seymour Hersh: New Plans for Iran
Leslie Griffith: Thank You, Dan Rather
Ann Wright: More Bounties in Afghanistan and Pakistan Will Result in Detention of Innocent Civilians

LIFESTYLE:

Art: German Artist Explores Iranian Callisthenitics
Music: JT Organises Maori Musical Get Together


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LEAD STORY

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Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi's Missing Peace Warriors - Six days after the brutal clampdown by the Burmese generals, the world is left wondering what has become of Aung San Suu Kyi's "peace warriors". The Buddhist monks, who last month turned small protests against hiked fuel prices into a mass display of peaceful protest against the military, have simply vanished from the streets. Rangoon's famed Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma's holiest shrine and the symbolic heart of the latest anti-junta uprising, remains occupied by soldiers. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00045.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00046.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Charity: Auckland City Mission Is Seeking Volunteers - The Auckland City Mission invites anybody who cares about our community (and has a cheerful disposition!) to help with the Mission's Street Appeal in Auckland's CBD, Newmarket and Takapuna on Friday, December 7. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00055.htm


Civil Defence: North Shore City Flirts With Disaster - North Shore City Civil Defence has sexed up its image in an attempt to attract new blood for important emergency volunteer roles. A cheeky new poster has gone up at North Shore secondary schools and university campuses. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00041.htm


Oddspot: NZ Politician Tells World 'Mission Accomplished' In Iraq - Green Party MP Keith Locke hopes that National Party leader John Key will be phoning President George Bush ASAP with Mr Key's good news that the war in Iraq is over, and that coalition forces can continue to withdraw their troops. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00063.htm


Politics/Thespianism: Brash Play, Hide Movie - Where's Cullen's Mini Series? - We're Here To Help is a film is based on the real-life story of Christchurch businessman Dave Henderson whose battle with the Inland Revenue Department started after a minor altercation. Michael Hurst (Hercules, The Tattooist) plays Rodney Hide a friend and supporter of Mr Henderson. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00051.htm


Housing: Scrutineers Come Under Scrutiny - Minister of Housing Chris Carter says he will be carefully monitoring progress in Housing New Zealand's Investigations Unit to make sure improvements are delivered as quickly as possible. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00061.htm


Transport: Legislation For Drugged Driving Tabled - Transport Minister Annette King says the Land Transport Amendment Bill, tabled in Parliament today, provides tougher laws for people who drive under the influence of illegal drugs. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00062.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Shakin' Earth: How Much Risk Do NZ Tsunamis Pose To Australia? - Research funded by the Australian Government will investigate tsunamis on the west coast of New Zealand to help understand how much risk they pose to Australia. The recent earthquakes south of New Zealand caused little more than a ripple on Australian shores. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00007.htm


Advertising: Agency With 'Grizzly' Client Wins Big - The people have voted, the votes have been tallied, and the Yamaha 'Grizzly' has been awarded Fair Go "Best Ad of the Year". The television commercial, which has screened throughout 2007, was made by Auckland based agency, Barnes Advertising for Yamaha's 'Grizzly' four wheel motorbike. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00063.htm


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WORLD

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Australia Wire: Australia Joins United States In Defence Satellite Capability - Under our partnership arrangement, Australia will fund one satellite plus associated ground infrastructure to extend the constellation to six satellites and the US will fund the remaining five. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00143.htm


Denuclearization: Statement By President George Bush On Six-Party Talks Agreement - In February 2007, the participants in the Six-Party Talks announced a set of first steps toward implementing that agreement. Today's announcement maps out additional steps toward our ultimate goal of full and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00141.htm


Foreign Affairs: America's Role In Outstanding Holocaust Issues - As Holocaust survivors age, we have less and less time to do what we can help them receive a measure of justice in their lifetime. The survivor community is the principal constituency and major concern of my office. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00133.htm


Women's Affairs: Women's Empowerment Key To United Nations Achieving Goals - Stressing that the empowerment of women is vital to achieving peace and security, improved living standards and respect for human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underscored the need to support the work of the United Nations Population Fund ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00131.htm


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COMMENT

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Freedom Rider: Ahmadinejad Sane, Bush Crazy - A famous old English song is titled, "The World Turned Upside Down." Such appears to be the insane vantage point through which the Bush regime, and many ordinary citizens, view reality: in reverse. U.S. media and politicians behave as if they are already at war with Iran, a nation that has been brutalized over generations by Americans, but whose president spoke of world peace and an end to "dark plots" during his visit to this country... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00061.htm


Seymour Hersh: New Plans for Iran - In a series of public statements in recent months, President Bush and members of his Administration have redefined the war in Iraq, to an increasing degree, as a strategic battle between the United States and Iran. "Shia extremists, backed by Iran, are training Iraqis to carry out attacks on our forces and the Iraqi people," Bush told the national convention of the American Legion in August... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00047.htm


Leslie Griffith: Thank You, Dan Rather - Thank you, Dan Rather. It's balls to the wall time, and as a fellow Texan, you sure came through. As an investigative journalist who worked as both a reporter and anchor for the San Francisco Bay Area's highest-rated newscast for 22 years, I can only say what happened to you nationally was also happening locally. You were told to conform to a Republican agenda or shut up. When you refused to march in step, you got Bush-whacked... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00050.htm


Ann Wright: More Bounties in Afghanistan and Pakistan Will Result in Detention of Innocent Civilians - The Bush administration has cooked up another bounty program that will undoubtedly result in hundreds of innocent persons in Afghanistan and Pakistan being detained and imprisoned, perhaps for years, if history is repeated. The US military will pay anywhere from $20,000 to $200,000 for twelve "Most Wanted" Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00043.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Art: German Artist Explores Iranian Callisthenitics - Presenting recent work by German artist Simon Wachsmuth for the first time in New Zealand, a way of considering two things together provides the opportunity of just that. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00050.htm


Music: JT Organises Maori Musical Get Together - Top New Zealand musicians and music industry heavyweights will gather next week (Thursday, Oct 11) to pave the way for the next generation of talent. The event is a first - the brainchild of Waipareira Trust CEO, John Tamihere. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00029.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 04, 2007

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