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Top Scoop Stories - 15 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 15, 2007

BREAKING NEWS:

Hot Pursuit: Police Aggressively Raid Activists Houses Around Country - Cite Terrorist Act - Use Armed Camps In East Cape As Excuse

LEAD STORY:

Mystery And Intrigue: Boris Karpichkov Replies to TVNZ's Sunday

NZ POLITICS:

Local Body Elections: A New Era For Manukau City
Politics: Anderton Accuses English of Trickiness Over Tax
In Memoriam: Passchendaele Remembered In Solemn Ceremony
Media: Bomber's Channel Blown Up By BSA

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Tourism Event: Tourism Industry Seminar Heads To Dunedin
Land of Milk & Honey? Yoghurt And Cheese Drive Food Prices Up
Schools Web Challenge: Young Web Designers Recognised

WORLD:

Military Issues: LTG (Ret) Ricardo S. Sanchez, Military Reporters & Editors Address
Miami Advice: President Bush Discusses Free Trade Agreements

COMMENT:

Uri Avnery: The Mother of all Pretexts
Brad Friedman: Conyers Questions DoJ's 2004 Ohio Presidential Election 'Investigation'
Stateside With Rosalea: All The Olds That's Fit To Print
Stateside With Rosalea: FISA Court Restoration Bill Almost In The House

LIFESTYLE:

Media: Happy Days For Craccum At Student Media Awards
Kiwi Pride: NZ Schoolgirl To Dazzle Hollywood Stars
Dance: Royal NZ Ballet announces 2008 Season
Medieval Revelry: Bell Needed For Modern Day Knights


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BREAKING NEWS

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Hot Pursuit: Police Aggressively Raid Activists Houses Around Country - Cite Terrorist Act - Use Armed Camps In East Cape As Excuse - At 12pm the Police Commissioner announced that he was considering using the Terrorist Suppression Act in relation to police raids on armed groups in the East Cape. See... Video on Demand of the Police Commissioner Howard Broad's press conference & the police Press Release [1] . Seemingly simultaneously ostensibly peaceful activist communities in Auckland and Wellington have also been raided violently by police. See... TV3: Exclusive footage of police raid on Wellington activist house [2] . Scoop will be following this breaking news story closely. A PM's press conference may be held early this afternoon.

MORE:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00184.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2303.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2303.html


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LEAD STORY

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Mystery And Intrigue: Boris Karpichkov Replies to TVNZ's Sunday - According to last night's TVNZ's current affairs show Sunday the story of former KGB officer Boris Karpichkov is one of 'mystery and intrigue.' Mr Karpichov sent Scoop a letter outlining his position this morning. "My name is Boris Karpichkov. I was a subject of The Sunday TV NZ One program story headlined "Spy Alert. A former KGB officer in NZ. What is his mission here?" shown on the National TV Channel One, on 14th October 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00187.htm

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NZ POLITICS

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Local Body Elections: A New Era For Manukau City - The first new mayor to issue a statement to his city's citizens has detailed his priorities for New Zealand's third-largest city. Manukau's new mayor Len Brown said Saturday that the people can look forward to a long period of growth and development. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00172.htm

[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00218.htm


Politics: Anderton Accuses English of Trickiness Over Tax - Bill English's admission in the Sunday Star Times that National will borrow to fund tax cuts is fiscal lunacy, Progressive leader Jim Anderton says. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00277.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00271.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00270.htm


In Memoriam: Passchendaele Remembered In Solemn Ceremony - A special commemorative service to mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele at the National War Memorial in Wellington. The Battle of Passchendaele was New Zealand's worst military disaster in terms of lives lost in a single day. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00210.htm


Media: Bomber's Channel Blown Up By BSA - The Broadcasting Standards Authority has ordered Alt TV off air for serious breaches of the broadcasting standards. The Authority ruled that Groove in the Park, an Alt TV broadcast of a music event, breached standards of good taste and decency and children's interests. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00207.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Tourism Event: Tourism Industry Seminar Heads To Dunedin - Tourism pumps well over $320 million into economy of the Dunedin region each year and a tourism industry seminar being held in Dunedin on 16 October aims to help local operators increase that contribution. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00242.htm


Land of Milk & Honey? Yoghurt And Cheese Drive Food Prices Up - Food prices increased 0.4 percent in the September 2007 month, Statistics New Zealand said today. The increase was mainly due to higher prices for the grocery food subgroup (up 0.8 percent). More >> [1]

SEE ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00240.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00239.htm


Schools Web Challenge: Young Web Designers Recognised - NZ primary, intermediate and secondary school students have been recognised for their winning web sites in the 2007 TVNZ NetGuide Schools Web Challenge More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00021.htm


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WORLD

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Military Issues: LTG (Ret) Ricardo S. Sanchez, Military Reporters & Editors Address - "As we all know war is an extension of politics and when a nation goes to war it must bring to bear all elements of power in order to win. Warfighting is not solely the responsibility of the military commander unless he has been given the responsibility and resources to synchronize the political, economic and informational power of the nation. So who is responsible for developing the grand strategy that will allow America to emerge victorious from this generational struggle against extremism?" -- Ricardo S. Sanchez More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00369.htm


Miami Advice: President Bush Discusses Free Trade Agreements - The President: "More exports support better and higher-paying jobs -- and that's important for our citizens to understand. People who work for companies which export have a higher-paying job than someone who doesn't. And so I believe strongly, to make sure that the historic records we set in the last couple of days continue that we've got to expand trade." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00362.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00275.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00194.htm
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[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00247.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00232.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00195.htm

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COMMENT

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Uri Avnery: The Mother of all Pretexts - WHEN I hear mention of the "Clash of Civilizations" I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. To laugh, because it is such a silly notion. To cry, because it is liable to cause untold disasters. To cry even more, because our leaders are exploiting this slogan as a pretext for sabotaging any possibility of an Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation. It is just one more in a long line of pretexts... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00190.htm


Brad Friedman: Conyers Questions DoJ's 2004 Ohio Presidential Election 'Investigation' - Following up our earlier story today , the Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers (D-MI) has now released a statement in response to TPM Muckraker's story today with on-the-record comments from former DoJ officials questioning the seriousness ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00198.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: All The Olds That's Fit To Print - Questions are being asked. By folk at the NZ Embassy and at the US State Department, both of which have been crucial to my getting an overseas press credential, the open sesame to so much that goes on here in DC. "I've been looking online to see your ... More >> [1]

SEE ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00201.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00202.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: FISA Court Restoration Bill Almost In The House - On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a mark-up session to fine-tune H.R. 3773, the RESTORE Act, before it goes to the floor. It will also be marked up by the House Intelligence Committee. The acronym stands for Responsible Electronic Surveillance that is Overseen, Reviewed, and Effective... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00193.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Media: Happy Days For Craccum At Student Media Awards - Auckland University's Craccum has deposed Critic as New Zealand's best student magazine after they took away the top prize at the annual Fairfax Media ASPA Awards, held at Massey University Wellington 6th October. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00155.htm


Kiwi Pride: NZ Schoolgirl To Dazzle Hollywood Stars - New Zealand schoolgirl Elizabeth Marvelly has been chosen to perform for Hollywood superstars during a glittering gala in Hong Kong in December. The Rotorua teen will sing for 15 minutes at the premiere of Nicole Kidman's latest blockbuster. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00164.htm


Dance: Royal NZ Ballet announces 2008 Season - To celebrate his 50th year of dancing with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Sir Jon Trimmer will take to the stage in the title role of the RNZB's new production, the Meridian Energy Season of Don Quixote next year. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00162.htm


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. More >> [1]

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

And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 15, 2007

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