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Top Scoop Stories - 19 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 19, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Update (2) "Operation 8": "Terrorist" Bail Hearings Today In Wellington & Auckland - Scoop Live Coverage

NZ POLITICS:

Politics: Maharey To Quit In 2008 For Massey Job
Transport: Minister Urges Safe Driving Over Holiday Weekend
Foreign Affairs: Peters Explains NZ Human Rights Priorities In Sweden
Corrections: Power Concerned At Squishy Prisons
World News: Helen Clark Refuses To Engage With Bainimarama

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Tourism: Arrivals And Departures Top Nine Million
Primary Concern : The Way Forward For Meat Industry
Business: Annual Leave Drives Non-Wage Labour Costs
Online Travel: Expedia Launches In New Zealand

WORLD:

White House: George Bush Attends Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Dalai Lama
Women's Affairs: More Money Needed To Prevent Maternal Deaths
Crisis in Burma: Can the U.S. Bring About A Peaceful Resolution?
Happy Days: Antarctic Ozone Hole Shrinking Because Of Mild Weather, Not Recovery

LIFESTYLE:

Extreme Theatre: Tour de force, the Kreutzer At Bats
Charity: Artists helping animals in New Zealand
Sport: Kiwi Kids Sinking Like Weighted Down Warriors In Tryathlon


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LEAD STORY

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A protestor outside the
Wellington Court earlier this weekUpdate (2) "Operation 8": "Terrorist" Bail Hearings Today In Wellington & Auckland - Scoop Live Coverage - [Images + Breaking News] Scoop will be reporting live from the District Courts in Wellington and Auckland this morning where bail hearings are about to begin for so-called "Terrorist" activists - four in Wellington and seven in Auckland - shortly. Julie Webb-Pullman who has recently returned to NZ from Mexico where she was reporting from Scoop from Oaxaca and Cuba will be in Wellington and Joseph Barett will report from Auckland. More >> [1]

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EARLIER BREAKING NEWS:
FULL COVERAGE:
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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00286.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00282.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00270.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00246.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00240.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00224.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00222.htm
[8] - http://R2.co.nz
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00219.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2429.html
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2416.html
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2418.html
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2370.html
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2303.html
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00262.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00256.htm
[17] - http://publicaddress.net/default,4544.sm
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00278.htm
[19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00265.htm
[20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00264.htm
[21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00369.htm
[22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00287.htm
[23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00285.htm
[24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00280.htm
[25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00365.htm
[26] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00349.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Politics: Maharey To Quit In 2008 For Massey Job
- Steve Maharey, MP for Palmerston North, said today that he had advised the Prime Minister that he will not be standing in the 2008 election. Steve Maharey said that he will continue in his current Ministerial roles for now but expects to relinquish them at the time the Prime Minister reshuffles the Cabinet. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00379.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0710/S00061.htm


Transport: Minister Urges Safe Driving Over Holiday Weekend - Transport Safety Minister Harry Duynhoven has urged motorists to take particular care over the Labour holiday weekend. Last year, three people died over Labour weekend on New Zealand roads. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00377.htm


Foreign Affairs: Peters Explains NZ Human Rights Priorities In Sweden - The range and level of human rights enjoyed in different countries can be influenced not only by a state's willingness to adhere to the obligations it has undertaken, but also by its technical and financial ability to do so. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00373.htm


Corrections: Power Concerned At Squishy Prisons - The Labour Government's poor planning means prisons are so full that the spectre of prisoners being housed in vans on streets, as happened in 2005, may not be far away, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00363.htm


World News: Helen Clark Refuses To Engage With Bainimarama - Scoop News: New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has signaled that she will not engage with Fiji coup leader and interim prime minister, Frank Bainimarama even if the controversial Fijian leader requests such a meeting in person. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00239.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Tourism: Arrivals And Departures Top Nine Million - In the year ended September 2007, annual passenger movements (arrivals and departures) topped nine million for the first time, Statistics New Zealand said today. This comprised of 4.953 million overseas visitor movements, 3.892 million short-term New Zealand resident movements and 157,700 permanent and longterm migrant movements. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00323.htm


Primary Concern : The Way Forward For Meat Industry - Farmer shareholders need to commit to a philosophy, according to MIAG Chairman Mark Crawford. "Farmers need to be encouraged to produce a quality product on time and to certain specifications through long term supply agreements. With a floor price and certainty of supply, the companies could then focus 100% on the market with innovation where the real gains are to be made." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00319.htm


Business: Annual Leave Drives Non-Wage Labour Costs - Labour costs rose 3.9 percent in the year to the June 2007 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the largest annual increase since the series began in the December 1992 quarter. The salary and wage rates (including overtime) component of the Labour Cost Index (LCI) rose 3.2 percent from the June 2006 to the June 2007 quarter, while the non-wage labour costs component rose 8.1 percent The increase in minimum annual leave entitlements was the main reason for the increase. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00322.htm


Online Travel: Expedia Launches In New Zealand - Expedia, Inc., the world's leading online travel company, today announced the launch of its New Zealand website -- http://www.expedia.co.nz -- a full-service travel booking site designed specifically to meet the needs of New Zealand travellers. "New Zealand is a very important market in the Asia Pacific region," said Arthur Hoffman, managing director of Expedia.co.nz. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00310.htm


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WORLD

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White House: George Bush Attends Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Dalai Lama - Nearly two decades have passed since the Dalai Lama was welcomed to the White House for the very first time. Members of both of our political parties and world leaders have seen His Holiness as a man of faith and sincerity and peace. He's won the respect and affection of the American people -- and America has earned his respect and affection, as well. As a nation, we are humbled to know that a young boy in Tibet -- as a young boy in Tibet, His Holiness kept a model of the Statue of Liberty at his bedside. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00478.htm


Women's Affairs: More Money Needed To Prevent Maternal Deaths - With one woman dying every single minute from complications during pregnancy or childbirth, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today urged greater investment to improve women's health, including reducing maternal deaths. "Now, it is time for the world to deliver for women. It is time to increase investment in women's health and well-being," Ms. Migiro said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00458.htm


Crisis in Burma: Can the U.S. Bring About A Peaceful Resolution? - While the streets of Rangoon are now eerily "calm" and the regime tries to project a return to "normalcy and stability," the situation is anything but normal. The October 13 arrest of "88 Generation Students" activist Htay Kywe and four others illustrates that the regime is continuing its harsh crackdown. The death last week of National League for Democracy (NLD) member Win Shwe, who was arrested and tortured by the authorities, is only the most visible and personal manifestation of this cruelty. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00476.htm


Happy Days: Antarctic Ozone Hole Shrinking Because Of Mild Weather, Not Recovery - Although the ozone layer over the Antarctic this year is relatively small, this is due to mild temperatures in the region's stratosphere this winter and is not a sign of recovery. Instead, it is due to mild temperatures in the stratosphere, which still contains sufficient chlorine and bromine to completely destroy ozone in the 14-21 kilometer altitude range. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00467.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Extreme Theatre: Tour de force, the Kreutzer At Bats - A theatrical tour de force, the Kreutzer combines dance-theatre, live classical music and an interactive audio-visual feast. A Man on a Train is hounded by a Quartet and the haunting presence of his dead Wife, and is driven to confessing all. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00217.htm


Charity: Artists helping animals in New Zealand - Following the success of last year's event, national animal advocacy organisation SAFE will host its fourth Charity Art Auction on 9th November at Hopetoun Alpha. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00216.htm


Sport: Kiwi Kids Sinking Like Weighted Down Warriors In Tryathlon - One of the world's biggest sporting events for kids, the 2008 Weet-Bix Tryathlon was launched yesterday in Auckland with the official opening ceremony. This year is the 16th anniversary of the ever increasing popular sporting event which has to date seen over 150,000 kids participating. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00212.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 19, 2007

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