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Top Scoop Stories - 05 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 05, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Foreign Affairs: Peters Watching North/South Korean Summit Closely

NZ POLITICS:

Burma Crisis: Kiwis Go In To Bat For Burmese Monks
Politics: Goff Considers Key Bogged Down In Iraq Statement Quagmire
Media: Police Disgusted By 'Fringe Publications' Action

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Business Confidence: Sales Keep On Expanding
Farmers: RMA Needs Overhaul Says Survey
Flora: Cook's Scurvy Grass Competes With Pohutakawa For Most loved Plant

WORLD:

Blood Money: Australia Funding Intelligence Training In Burma
Crime Scene: Fight Against Urban Crime Is Focus At Conference
World War One: Fallen Aussie Diggers Laid To Rest In Belgium
Military News : UK Basra Troops "To Be Reduced By 1,000" - UK PM

LIFESTYLE:

Music: Easy listening Sally Army Good Times On The Way
Sculpture: Concrete Spirit Of The Olympics Coming To Welly
National Icons: Campaign To Stop The Kiwi Being Crossed Out


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LEAD STORY

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Foreign Affairs: Peters Watching North/South Korean Summit Closely - Foreign Minister Winston Peters today said the just-completed second inter-Korean Summit had made a valuable contribution towards the peace process on the Korean peninsula. South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun and North Korean leader Chairman Kim Jong-Il met in Pyongyang from 2-4 October."In a historic agreement, the two Koreas have agreed to closely work together to put an end to military hostilities; to mitigate tensions, and to guarantee peace on the Korean peninsula," Mr Peters said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00154.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00137.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Burma Crisis: Kiwis Go In To Bat For Burmese Monks - As part of the global day of action there will be peace vigils to keep the world's attention on the plight of the Burmese people and Buddhist monks. Events are taking place in every major city in the world at 12noon on Saturday 6th October, as part of the 'Global day of action for Burma'. More>> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00070.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00045.htm


Politics: Goff Considers Key Bogged Down In Iraq Statement Quagmire - John Key's short-term memory loss in regard to his comments on Iraq are assuming legendary proportions, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. "Mr Key's comment today on BFM Breakfast that he had said on Morning Report yesterday that the invasion of Iraq - not the war - is over, is clearly contradicted by the transcript of what he actually said. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00063.htm


Media: Police Disgusted By 'Fringe Publications' Action - Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rob Pope says mainstream media have acted responsibly by not naming the officer. It is unfortunate that what has become a sensationalist fringe publication has named an individual. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00040.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00064.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2011.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Business Confidence: Sales Keep On Expanding - Total income for all New Zealand businesses as measured in the Annual Enterprise Survey increased to $492.2 billion for the 2006 financial year. This is an increase of 6.5 percent ($29.9 billion) from the 2005 financial year. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00096.htm


Farmers: RMA Needs Overhaul Says Survey - The cost of the Resource Management Act has been slammed again in a survey of farmers, said Don Nicolson, vice-president of Federated Farmers of New Zealand. Results specific to Federated Farmers' members polled in 2007 Business NZ-KPMG Compliance Cost Survey rank the RMA as the second worst compliance cost. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00099.htm


Flora: Cook's Scurvy Grass Competes With Pohutakawa For Most loved Plant - Organisers of an annual poll to name New Zealand's favourite native plant say the event raises interesting questions about our choice for a national emblem. Now in its fifth year the poll has identified familiar species such as pohutukawa and the cabbage tree as New Zealand's most loved plants. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00008.htm


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WORLD

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Blood Money: Australia Funding Intelligence Training In Burma - 'Many of the senior police and intelligence officers who are currently involved in the Burmese Government crackdown against the pro-democracy movement were probably trained by the Australian Federal Police at a centre funded by the Australian aid program. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00168.htm


Crime Scene: Fight Against Urban Crime Is Focus At Conference - The conference has set out to develop an international framework to support cities and stakeholders in addressing violence in an urban development perspective. Between 1990 and 2000, incidents of violent crime per 100,000 persons increased from 6 to 8.8. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00159.htm


World War One: Fallen Aussie Diggers Laid To Rest In Belgium - The remains of five Australian World War One soldiers who fell during the Battle of Passchendale in 1917, will be laid to rest permanently in a ceremony in Zonnebeke, Belgium. The remains of the five diggers were discovered late last year and DNA enabled two soldiers to be positively identified in September 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00165.htm


Military News : UK Basra Troops "To Be Reduced By 1,000" - UK PM - British forces on the move in Basra, Iraq, September 2007; image copyright: Reuters Basra province could be handed over to full Iraqi control within the next two months, the Gordon Brown said on his first visit to Iraq as Prime Minister. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00166.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Music: Easy listening Sally Army Good Times On The Way - One of Australasia's premiere choral groups is to make a whistle-stop tour of four North Island cities 11-13 October. The 32-member Sydney Staff Songsters will sing a range of uplifting and easy listening music as part of their New Zealand tour. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00061.htm


Sculpture: Concrete Spirit Of The Olympics Coming To Welly - The Beijing Olympic Games - or at least the 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture Contest Exhibition - come to Wellington on Friday 12 October. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00052.htm


National Icons: Campaign To Stop The Kiwi Being Crossed Out - New Zealand's national icon, the kiwi, could face extinction within the next 20 to 30 years, unless more is done to protect our fragile, flightless bird. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00056.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 05, 2007

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