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Top Scoop Stories - 10 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 10, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Zimbabwe: Visiting MDC Politician Tells Of Thuggery

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Philanthropy: Steve Williams Boosts Rebuild Of Starship
Foreign Affairs: McCully Mystified As To What Reports Are Read By Minister

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Bio-technology: Scientists Stumped By Sick Plants
Recycling: Better Uses To be Found For Broken Glass
Cookies: Monstrously Healthy Treat Baked To Comply With Govt Guidelines

WORLD:

Short Shelf Life: Pacific Stolen Fish Removed From Supermarkets
African Voices: Sekai Holland Speaks On The End Game In Zimbabwe
High-Tech Rain Gear: Bangladesh Gets Emergency Communications Equipment
Stuff About Kids: New UN Guide Teaches Children Good Eating Habits
Seeking Attention: Pacific Leaders Urged To Discuss West Papuan Situation
Foreign Affairs: UK'S Lord Malloch-Brown On Darfur Peace Talks

LIFESTYLE:

Sport: Olympic Scholarship Boosted
Jazz: Glamour Town Gets Some Glamorous Singing
Punk: World Ready To Be Roused By NZ's The Rabble
Yumminess: Mount Maunganui Restaurant Named Wildest In NZ


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LEAD STORY

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Zimbabwe: Visiting MDC Politician Tells Of Thuggery - Yesterday afternoon Sekai Holland, a leading politician in the Zimbabwean democracy movement, gave a press conference for media in the Green Party's parliamentary caucus room. Earlier this year Ms Holland and other opposition leaders, including Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, were brutally beaten by agents of Zimbabwe's current regime. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00113.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00153.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00144.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00150.htm


Philanthropy: Steve Williams Boosts Rebuild Of Starship - Tiger Woods' right hand man, Steve Williams, has donated a seven figure sum to help rebuild the Starship Oncology and Haematology Ward. In NZ for a short visit, Williams announced his support at Starship in front of a cluster of deeply-appreciative oncology patients, their families and medical staff. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0710/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0710/S00046.htm


Foreign Affairs: McCully Mystified As To What Reports Are Read By Minister - Helen Clark's Foreign Minister must explain why he told Parliament neither he nor his office received reports on the Air NZ flights to Kuwait when emails reveal his office got the information, says National Party Foreign Affairs spokesman Murray McCully. The revelation is contained in an email released under the OIA More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00134.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00136.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Bio-technology: Scientists Stumped By Sick Plants - Bay of Plenty forestry biotechnology company Horizon2 has gone global in its efforts to find out why some of the mother plants from one of its elite pine tree breeding programmes are mysteriously failing. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00011.htm


Recycling: Better Uses To be Found For Broken Glass - Brand owners, glass manufacturers and retailers joined the construction sector and children at Parliament today to launch what has been dubbed "beauty or the beast" - a mobile glass crusher. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00157.htm


Cookies: Monstrously Healthy Treat Baked To Comply With Govt Guidelines - Leading kiwi snack food brand, Cookie Time, has responded to the Ministry of Health food and beverage criteria for schools with a new product offering. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00158.htm


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WORLD

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Short Shelf Life: Pacific Stolen Fish Removed From Supermarkets - An Austrian food discounter Norma has stopped selling tuna from companies involved in pirate fishing in the Western and Central Pacific. Norma supermarkets in Austria and Germany have returned canned tuna produced by Spain's Albacora company to the supplier. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00257.htm


African Voices: Sekai Holland Speaks On The End Game In Zimbabwe - Sekai Holland, 64-year-old grandmother and member of the opposition party MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), was beaten and tortured by the Zimbabwean police. For challenging the power of the despotic ruler she paid with fractures. Yet she delivered a powerful speech today at Victoria University of Wellington announcing an imminent 'End Game in Zimbabwe'. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00259.htm


High-Tech Rain Gear: Bangladesh Gets Emergency Communications Equipment - The UN telecommunications agency has deployed 30 satellite terminals in remote areas of Bangladesh as part of its efforts to restore vital communications links across the South Asian nation after devastating recent floods. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00241.htm


Stuff About Kids: New UN Guide Teaches Children Good Eating Habits - The UN has issued a wide-ranging new guide on teaching good eating habits to primary school children. One of the most effective strategies for overcoming malnutrition and chronic diet-related diseases, such as excess weight and obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, is educating school children in healthy nutrition. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00245.htm


Seeking Attention: Pacific Leaders Urged To Discuss West Papuan Situation - Leaders of Pacific Island countries, including Australia and New Zealand, should devote special attention to the plight of West Papuan human rights defenders at the annual meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum starting on 16 October in Tonga says a UK-based NGO that promotes human rights in Indonesia. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00258.htm


Foreign Affairs: UK'S Lord Malloch-Brown On Darfur Peace Talks - BBC World Service radio Interview on Tuesday 9 October: He commented on the prospects for the Darfur peace talks due to take place in Libya later this month. Lord Malloch-Brown is the British Minister for Africa. BBC's Martin Plaut asked what he made of the latest escalation. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00248.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Sport: Olympic Scholarship Boosted - Applications for the 2007 Inspiring New Zealanders Scholarship in Olympic Sports are Now Open Air New Zealand is delighted to announce that applications for the 2007 Inspiring New Zealanders Scholarship in Olympic Sports are open. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00116.htm

Jazz: Glamour Town Gets Some Glamorous Singing - Queenstown's threesixty restaurant plays exclusive host to popular international jazz performer and native New Zealander Bonnie Jensen. During the only supper performance she'll give in the 2007 ASB JazzFest, Bonnie will entertain with a sassy, sultry blend of jazz vocals and beats. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00110.htm


Punk: World Ready To Be Roused By NZ's The Rabble - The Rabble are a three-piece band based on the Hibiscus Coast (HBC) dedicated to bringing you a brand of solid and unique Punk Rock n' Roll. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00083.htm


Yumminess: Mount Maunganui Restaurant Named Wildest In NZ - The best beer and wild food in the country is to be had at the Mount Bistro in Mt Maunganui. The restaurant took out the national prize at the prestigious Monteith's Beer and Wild Food Challenge. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00104.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 10, 2007

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