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Top Scoop Stories - 11 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 11, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Energy Efficiency: NZ Energy Strategy For The 21st Century Unveiled

NZ POLITICS:

Who's Watching You? ChCh Public Meeting Thursday
Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 11 October 2007
NZ In the World: NZ Behind Move To Abolish Death Penalty

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Penguins: Vodafone Gets Behind Small Birds

WORLD:

Boom Times: UN Survey Shows Surge In Burma Opium Production
Tree Lovers: Buying Rainforest Won't Save It, Says Brazilian Shaman
Mental Note: UN Calls For More Mental Health Resources
Dead End: Death Of Burmese Dissident In Custody
Homeward Bound: Trooper Pearce Begins Long Journey Home
The Road Ahead: Nepalese Should Turn Election Delay To Advantage

COMMENT:

Jason Miller: 35% of Americans Support Bush: Diagnosis, Insanity
Martin LeFevre: Why Hillary Should Never Be President
Carolyn Baker: American Lockdown - Law Enforcement Out Of Control
Cynthia Boaz: Resistance, Not Repression, is the Real Story From Burma

LIFESTYLE:

Peacefulness: Musos Laze Around For Good Cause
Sexiness: TV Males Compete For Votes


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LEAD STORY

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Energy Efficiency: NZ Energy Strategy For The 21st Century Unveiled - (Images + Media Briefing Audio) - This morning Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons wearing her Govt Spokesperson hat on Energy Efficiency and Minister of Energy David Parker announced the launch of the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy at Parliament. The strategy sets out the government's vision for a sustainable, low emissions energy system. See... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00203.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00205.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00204.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00202.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00201.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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WHO'S WATCHING WHO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00123.htm


QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00206.htm


NZ In the World: NZ Behind Move To Abolish Death Penalty - Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that New Zealand is working with other countries to put a resolution to the United Nations seeking the abolition of the death penalty world wide. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00166.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Penguins: Vodafone Gets Behind Small Birds - Vodafone and Run The Red are excited to announce Donatelive! a new service which is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The service enables customers with Vodafone live! capable handsets to donate to the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00014.htm


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WORLD

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Boom Times: UN Survey Shows Surge In Burma Opium Production - The report revealed that opium cultivation is highly concentrated in one area of the Myanmar, namely South and East Shan states, which accounts for 90 per cent of all opium grown in the country, Mr. Costa said More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00296.htm


Tree Lovers: Buying Rainforest Won't Save It, Says Brazilian Shaman - The visit to London by a renowned Yanomami Indian leader from Brazilian Amazonia will throw a spotlight on the increasingly exaggerated claims of organisations engaged in schemes to 'buy the rainforest', after he condemned the idea as 'useless'. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00295.htm


Mental Note: UN Calls For More Mental Health Resources - More than 60 per cent of people globally who suffer from mental disorders are not receiving treatment, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging an increase in resources devoted to mental health care. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00281.htm


Dead End: Death Of Burmese Dissident In Custody - The United States is deeply troubled by reports of the death of Burmese dissident Win Shwe during interrogation by Burmese authorities. Burmese authorities reportedly cremated his body at the detention center where he was interrogated. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00292.htm


Homeward Bound: Trooper Pearce Begins Long Journey Home - ''RTF soldiers will be joined by other members of International Security Assistance Force, particularly Dutch troops from Task Force Uruzgan, to honour their fallen comrade.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00298.htm


The Road Ahead: Nepalese Should Turn Election Delay To Advantage - Nepal's political parties should use the delay to the holding of Constituent Assembly elections to bolster the peace process by tackling its weaknesses and agreeing on a road map for ensuring that credible polls can take place. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00285.htm


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COMMENT

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Jason Miller: 35% of Americans Support Bush: Diagnosis, Insanity - The essential features of Americanistic Personality Disorder include pervasive patterns of extreme self-absorption, profound and long-term lapses in empathy, a deep disregard for the well-being of others, a powerful aversion to intellectual honesty and reality, and a grossly exaggerated sense of the importance of one's self and one's nation. These patterns emerge in infancy... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00141.htm


Martin LeFevre: Why Hillary Should Never Be President - Let him have his delusion, history will denounce George W. Bush for the US/UK invasion of Iraq, which has killed tens if not hundreds of thousands of people, and made refugees out of millions more. But history will also denounce Bill Clinton for knowingly and willfully prohibiting not only the US government but also the United Nations from acting to... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00138.htm


Carolyn Baker: American Lockdown - Law Enforcement Out Of Control - In my recent article "The End Of America: The Police State Is Right Here, Right Now" I included experiences of escalating intimidation on the part of law enforcement in the United States within recent months. I must confess that when I cite such incidents, I fear that in a few days or weeks, it will all go away, and everyone else, myself... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00131.htm


Cynthia Boaz: Resistance, Not Repression, is the Real Story From Burma - Note: the events within Burma described below come from a member of the exiled pro-democracy leadership of Burma 8888. This individual is now deeply involved contact both with groups on the Thai-Burma border and within the country. Because of the sensitive ... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00078.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00532.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00004.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00521.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00544.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00507.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00506.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Peacefulness: Musos Laze Around For Good Cause - The 2007 Bed to Air for world peace event was held in the shop front of Rex Royale, where a giant bed was erected, some of Wellington's most recognisable musicians put in appearances and the event got support from organisations such as Oxfam and Amnesty International. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00132.htm


Sexiness: TV Males Compete For Votes - Smooth and suave or loveable rogue - what makes a kiwi man sexy? That's the question New Zealand women will be grappling with as they decide the Sexiest Man on TV in the TV Guide's 2007 Best On The Box people's choice awards. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00130.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 11, 2007

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