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Top Scoop Stories - 16 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 16, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Breaking News: Wellington's Peacenik "Terrorists" Remanded till Friday

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Foreign Affairs: McKinnon Moves To Resolve Clark Bainimarama Scrap
World Poverty Day: Please World Can The Poor Have Some More
Fisheries: Turei Slams Northern Iwi Over Dolphin Stance
Defence: Ice Repairs Test Air Force Personnel

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Banking: Talking ATM For Auckland Domestic Airport
Climate Change: New Zealand Scientists Part Of Nobel Award
Like A Duck To Water: Mallard Backs Sealegs Cook Strait Speed Attempt
Business Awards: Search For Nation's Most Sustainable Business

WORLD:

Pacific Leaders: Prime Minister Sogavare Explains Absence From Forum Summit
Come Together: UN, Sri Lanka Should Cooperate On Human Rights
Serious Outfits: Inaugural International Conference On Individual Protection
Canucks Are In: Canada Joins the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
Blog Action Day: Thousands Of Bloggers Unite To Save Planet - UN

LIFESTYLE:

Lasciviousness: Kiwi Women's Scandalous Flirting Secrets Unveiled
French Fallout: Public Still Supporting Henry
Vampires: NZ Film Gives New Twist To Neck Biters Myth


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LEAD STORY

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Breaking News: Wellington's Peacenik "Terrorists" Remanded till Friday - [Images + Video + Court Report] (Right - a resident in the house raided in Auckland - Image by Joseph Barratt) Four Wellington peace activists appeared in court this afternoon, were remanded in custody and had their names suppressed on firearms charges which are alleged to have been committed in Rotorua over the last 10 months. The court appearances were attended by a large number of supporters of the accused, all of whom appeared to be at a loss to understand what was going on. More >>> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00224.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00222.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00219.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2315.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2322.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2323.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2303.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00221.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00216.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00286.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00217.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00182.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00195.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00191.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00285.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00295.htm


Foreign Affairs: McKinnon Moves To Resolve Clark Bainimarama Scrap - Scoop's Selwyn Manning reports from Tonga that Commonwealth secretary general Don McKinnon has positioned to be mediator committed to resolving a scrap between New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and Fiji interim Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00225.htm


World Poverty Day: Please World Can The Poor Have Some More - According to the Council For International Development many people in our neighbourhood, such as in the Pacific and specifically in Melanesia, suffer from extreme poverty. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00227.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00226.htm


Fisheries: Turei Slams Northern Iwi Over Dolphin Stance - The Green Party has rebuked two northern iwi for buying hook, line and sinker into false information from the fishing industry, thereby threatening the extinction of Maui's dolphin. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00288.htm


Defence: Ice Repairs Test Air Force Personnel - Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) technicians are working in extreme temperatures from -38degC to -55degC to repair a mechanical fault that has delayed the departure of a C-130 Hercules from Antarctica. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00219.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Banking: Talking ATM For Auckland Domestic Airport - Westpac installed Auckland Domestic Airport's first 'talking' Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) last week, to allow easy access to banking services for blind and vision-impaired people.The talking ATMs can be accessed using standard personal headphones and provide instruction on how to withdraw cash and check balances through recorded voice prompts. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00262.htm


Climate Change: New Zealand Scientists Part Of Nobel Award - The Royal Society of New Zealand congratulates the many New Zealand researchers that contributed to the work of the IPCC. The prize was awarded "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00029.htm


Like A Duck To Water: Mallard Backs Sealegs Cook Strait Speed Attempt - The fastest Cook Strait crossing attempt by an amphibious vehicle later this month has been taken to a new level for New Zealand company Sealegs International Ltd with the news that Cabinet Minister, Hon Trevor Mallard, will join in the record bid. The crossing is set down for October 31. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00255.htm


Business Awards: Search For Nation's Most Sustainable Business - The finalists for the 2007 NZI National Sustainable Business Awards include State of Grace, Design Mobel, Dulux Paints, Urgent Couriers, Catalyst R&D, Opus International Consultants, BeesOnline, Agrisea, Squiz and The Mussel Inn. The NZ Sustainable Business of the Year will be awarded by PM Helen Clark during a gala dinner on Thursday, 25 October at Auckland's War Memorial Museum. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00250.htm


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WORLD

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Pacific Leaders: Prime Minister Sogavare Explains Absence From Forum Summit - The Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare says his government has decided not to participate at the Forum Leaders meeting in Tonga because it felt that discrepancies emerging from the Forum Review of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) needs to be sorted out first. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00386.htm


Come Together: UN, Sri Lanka Should Cooperate On Human Rights - "There is a large number of reported killings, abductions and disappearances which remain unresolved. This is particularly worrying in a country that has had a long, traumatic experience of unresolved disappearances and no shortage of recommendations from past Commissions of Inquiry," Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in Colombo. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00371.htm


Serious Outfits: Inaugural International Conference On Individual Protection - Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) together with the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command are co-hosting the Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) International Conference - IPE 2007, covering issues faced by professionals and practitioners dealing with protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00384.htm


Canucks Are In: Canada Joins the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate - The Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP) on Clean Development and Climate held its second Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi, India on October 15, 2007. Senior representatives from Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United States welcomed Canada as the seventh member of the Partnership.More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00379.htm


Blog Action Day: Thousands Of Bloggers Unite To Save Planet - UN - Thousands of online voices worldwide will join forces to push for environmental protection to mark the United Nations-backed first-ever Blog Action Day. More than 12 million readers have viewed the 15,000 blogs participating in the event, supported by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00376.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Lasciviousness: Kiwi Women's Scandalous Flirting Secrets Unveiled - Nearly half of NZ women rate their quick wit as their greatest seduction tool when they have a fling, according to a new online survey. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00171.htm


French Fallout: Public Still Supporting Henry - Most rugby enthusiasts think Graham Henry has done enough to be re-appointed the All Blacks coach, but if he is replaced Crusaders coach Robbie Deans has the overwhelming support to be the next coach. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00174.htm


Vampires: NZ Film Gives New Twist To Neck Biters Myth - Home-grown Sci-Fi thriller Perfect Creature that has sold to virtually every territory in the world, presents a unique retelling of the vampire myth. Zealand writer/director Glenn Standring takes the origins of vampires and brings it into a unique setting. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00169.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 16, 2007

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