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Top Scoop Stories - 12 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 12, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Politics And Sport: 'Father In Law' Scuppers Soccer

NZ POLITICS:

Immigration: Easier Access To NZ For Visiting Relatives
Gambling: Sport The Lucky Recipient Of Unlucky NZers Dosh
Police: Graduates Fit For Purpose
Sporting Analogies: Upset Minister Reckons All Blacks As Bad As (His) Political Opponents
State Servitude: (Some) Public Servants Could Do Better
Creatures Of The Night: Leave Those Bats Alone, Say Greens

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Technology: TVNZ And Bebo Announce Partnership
Where's The Beef? Meat Industry Action Group Horrified At Prospect Of Procurement War
But Is It Kosher? Commercial Production Of Biodiesel In New Zealand
Baby Steps: NZ's OHbaby! Website One Of The Top 15 In The World
Whale of a Trail: Pacific Whales Tracked By Greenpeace Website

WORLD:

On The Road Again: Secretary-General Dispatches Burma Envoy To Meet With Regional Partners
Hot Air: Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development & Climate Ministerial Meeting
Thieves In The Temple: Burma Regime Is Illegitmate, Says British Prime Minister
Driving Technology: European Commission Promotes Hydrogen Cars & Hydrogen Technologies

LIFESTYLE:

Medieval Revelry: Bell Needed For Modern Day Knights


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LEAD STORY

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Politics And Sport: 'Father In Law' Scuppers Soccer - Foreign Minister Winston Peters today expressed his deep disappointment that world soccer body FIFA had decided to cancel Saturday’s World Cup qualifying match between Fiji and New Zealand. FIFA made the decision following a complaint by Fiji soccer authorities, after New Zealand immigration officials declined to issue a visa to a team member. The player was denied a visa under sanctions. The player’s father in law is in the military. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00248.htm

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NZ POLITICS

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Immigration: Easier Access To NZ For Visiting Relatives
- New immigration policies announced today by Immigration Minister David Cunliffe will make it easier for people to bring family members to New Zealand for visits. "The changes recognise the importance of family support and make the immigration system more transparent," said Mr Cunliffe. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00233.htm


Gambling: Sport The Lucky Recipient Of Unlucky NZers Dosh - The social and community services sector received a much larger share of gaming machine money in 2005 than in 2000 while sport and physical activities' proportion dropped. But sport and physical activity remained the largest single category recipient of funds. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00176.htm


Police: Graduates Fit For Purpose - Police are pleased that the Cerno report on Police Standards and Assessment Practice affirms that constables graduating from the Royal New Zealand Police College are fit for purpose", the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lyn Provost said today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00158.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00217.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00227.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00216.htm


Sporting Analogies: Upset Minister Reckons All Blacks As Bad As (His) Political Opponents - As the All Blacks arrive back in New Zealand, Progressive Leader Jim Anderton is saying there are uncanny similarities between the rising panic of the National Party as it falters and the panic that swept the All Blacks out of the World Cup. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00171.htm


State Servitude: (Some) Public Servants Could Do Better - The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, today released the results of a survey into the integrity of NZ's State servants. The independent survey assessed the standards of integrity and conduct among State servants and found that there are some areas that can be improved upon. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00152.htm


Creatures Of The Night: Leave Those Bats Alone, Say Greens - The Green Party has spoken out in support of a community campaign to stop the construction of an asphalt plant in Riverlea, Hamilton. The plant is likely to disrupt the rare native bats More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00196.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Technology: TVNZ And Bebo Announce Partnership - TVNZ and Bebo today announced an exclusive strategic partnership which will offer advertisers access to a combined audience of over 1.5 million NZers, and Bebo users access to TVNZ premium content. This is TVNZ's first agreement with a social networking site. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00230.htm


Where's The Beef? Meat Industry Action Group Horrified At Prospect Of Procurement War - Farmers and members of the Meat Industry Action Group are horrified at the prospects and consequences of another procurement war, which is starting now. "Farmers know that procurement wars benefit third party traders and volume suppliers at the expense of smaller suppliers who are the backbone of these companies. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00225.htm


But Is It Kosher? Commercial Production Of Biodiesel In New Zealand - New Zealand owned and Auckland-based Ecodiesel Limited, is successfully leading the charge in turning purified New Zealand tallow or animal fat, a by-product of meat processing, into a precious liquid 'green fuel' - biodiesel. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00217.htm


Baby Steps: NZ's OHbaby! Website One Of The Top 15 In The World - OHbaby! has been recognised as one of the top 15 family and parenting websites in the world. The international 2007 Webby Awards, hailed by the New York Times as the "Oscars of the internet", named New Zealand's OHbaby! website an Official Honoree, a distinction that highlights work exhibiting remarkable achievement. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00205.htm


Whale of a Trail: Pacific Whales Tracked By Greenpeace Website - The "Great Whale Trail" website uses satellite tracking to show the migration of threatened humpback whales from their breeding grounds in the South Pacific to their feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00017.htm


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WORLD

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On The Road Again: Secretary-General Dispatches Burma Envoy To Meet With Regional Partners - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is sending his Special Adviser on Burma back to the region to meet with regional partners about the situation in the troubled South-East Asian nation. Ibrahim Gambari recently returned from a visit to Burma, where the Government used brutal force against peaceful demonstrations led by monks. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00330.htm


Hot Air: Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development & Climate Ministerial Meeting - The Government of India will host the second Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi, India on October 15, 2007. The Asia-Pacific Partnership is a public-private partnership among six major Asia-Pacific nations to accelerate the development and deployment of cleaner, more efficient technologies. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00335.htm


Thieves In The Temple: Burma Regime Is Illegitmate, Says British Prime Minister - The ruling military government in Burma is "illegitimate" and should stand down in favour of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Prime Minister has said. He called for a tightening of UN sanctions against the country to show the "repressive" regime that their conduct has been "unaceptable". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00312.htm


Driving Technology: European Commission Promotes Hydrogen Cars & Hydrogen Technologies - he European Commission has adopted two proposals marking a step forward in the development and marketing of clean and safe hydrogen vehicles. The first is the setting up of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (JTI), an ambitious industry-led integrated programme of Research, technology development and demonstration activities. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00319.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Medieval Revelry: Bell Needed For Modern Day Knights - If anyone has a large ship´s bell gathering dust in the attic, the Barony of Southron Gaard would be delighted to give it a home. The South Island branch of the SCA international medieval recreation group is working on plans for a village clock and bell tower for their annual encampment and needs a large bell to ring the hours. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00133.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 12, 2007

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