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Top Scoop Stories - 24 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 24, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Paul Buchanan: The "Guantanomisation" of NZ's national security policy ** Update 12pm 24/10 **

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wed, 24 October 2007
Climate Policy: NZ Institute's Concern For Economy Leads To Eco Flak
Selwyn Manning: Vote For Tokelau's Independence Begins
Ruatoki Fallout: Police Explain What Busses Were And Weren't Searched
Housing: Ownership Society Bypasses Many

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Over The Moon: Prime Southland Dairy Farm Sells For $29.3 Million
Wine News: Oyster Bay Named Brand Of The Year
Local Government: Population Growth Presents Challenges For Wellington
Switched On: Meridian's New Eco Home Makes Good Business Sense

WORLD:

EuroConcern: EU Declaration On Freedom Of Expression In Iran
Heat Of Battle: UN Focuses On Rape As A Weapon Of War
Island Chains: Voting On Self-Govt For Tokelau Moves To Atolls
Pointed Discussion: Forum On Use Of Safer Needles Kicks Off In Geneva

LIFESTYLE:

Circus Fun: No Dancing Bears Just Twisted Gymnasts In Chch
Monkey Magic: Chimpanzee Born at Wellington Zoo
Painting: The Ponsonby Madonna Goes On Display


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LEAD STORY

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Paul Buchanan: The "Guantanomisation" of NZ's national security policy ** Update 12pm 24/10 ** - Intelligence specialist and Auckland academic Paul Buchanan writes that the arrest and detention without bail of seventeen individuals on grounds that they were planning terrorist attacks against political targets in New Zealand represents a step towards the "Guantanomisation" of national security policy in this country. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00355.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00321.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00324.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00358.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00354.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00409.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00357.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00356.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00418.htm

Climate Policy: NZ Institute's Concern For Economy Leads To Eco Flak - A NZ Institute report suggesting New Zealand follow not lead in solutions to climate change is irresponsible and grossly out of step with the debate, says Greenpeace. More>> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00327.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00326.htm


Selwyn Manning: Vote For Tokelau's Independence Begins - The people of Tokelau, one of the Pacific's most remote atoll groups, are to decide whether to become an independent nation in free association with New Zealand. Tokelau is currently a colony of New Zealand and its people have full New Zealand citizenship. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00343.htm


Ruatoki Fallout: Police Explain What Busses Were And Weren't Searched - Police have now checked the facts surrounding allegations around armed police involvement with school buses in the Ruatoki Valley last Monday. The facts are as follows: A school bus load of children was not stopped and searched by armed police. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00322.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00408.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00321.htm


Housing: Ownership Society Bypasses Many - Green Party Housing Spokesperson Sue Bradford is saddened but not surprised by reports in this morning's Dominion-Post newspaper, of people living in sheds because they can't afford to live anywhere else. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00400.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00406.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00403.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00410.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Over The Moon: Prime Southland Dairy Farm Sells For $29.3 Million - Prior to this sale, rural property values in Southland have already risen by 25 to 30 per cent since the start of the year, which is a remarkable performance, motivated largely by the record payout farmers will receive from Fonterra this year, and the strong projections that such a positive scenario will be maintained in coming seasons. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00352.htm


Wine News: Oyster Bay Named Brand Of The Year - Leading New Zealand Super-Premium wine brand, Oyster Bay, has been named 'Brand of the year' and for the third consecutive year, has also been voted 'Premium white wine of the year' at the 2007 Australian Liquor Industry Awards. The Awards acknowledge excellence of product, product-marketing, retail, on and off-premise and supply. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00355.htm


Local Government: Population Growth Presents Challenges For Wellington - Wellington city was amongst the fastest growing areas in the country in the year to June 2007 according to population figures released today by Statistics New Zealand. "Population growth is a good thing. Not only it is a vote of confidence in Wellington, it is a crucial component of the increasing vibrancy and business vitality of the city," said Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive Charles Finny. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00348.htm


Switched On: Meridian's New Eco Home Makes Good Business Sense - New Zealand's first purpose-built green office building, on Queens Wharf in Wellington, will be officially opened on 24 October The new 'smart building', with a five-star rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council, has been designed to operate in an environmentally sustainable way for its tenant Meridian Energy. But the concept behind the building also makes compelling business sense. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00349.htm


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WORLD

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EuroConcern: EU Declaration On Freedom Of Expression In Iran - The EU remains deeply concerned at the growing repression against all groups which exercise their right to freely express their opinions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The EU condemns the closure of newspapers, magazines and of the Iranian Labour News Agency, as well as the arrest and persecution of journalists, web bloggers, and Human Rights Defenders . More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00560.htm


Heat Of Battle: UN Focuses On Rape As A Weapon Of War - Two senior United Nations officials have stressed the need to combat gender-based violence and to ensure that violations of women's rights, including the use of rape as a weapon of war, are viewed as a security issue. "The woman's body has become a battleground and it seems to be taken for granted that this should continue," sayus Rachel Mayanja. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00532.htm


Island Chains: Voting On Self-Govt For Tokelau Moves To Atolls - Voting in the referendum to determine whether Tokelau, a group of three small and isolated atolls, should have self-government in free association with New Zealand has moved to the atolls themselves, the United Nations team of observers monitoring the ballot has reported. Some 195 people cast their ballots on Fakaofo atoll yesterday, the monitors reported, which means voting in the referendum has now been completed at two out of four polling stations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00540.htm


Pointed Discussion: Forum On Use Of Safer Needles Kicks Off In Geneva - An estimated 6 billion injections are given every year with syringes or needles that are reused without sterilization.The UN health agency has gathered together global experts to explore ways to promote the use of safer needles, how best to encourage countries and procurement agencies to purchase the safest needles, how to encourage manufacturers to lower the price of such products, and how to boost countries' local manufacturing capacity. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00539.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Circus Fun: No Dancing Bears Just Twisted Gymnasts In Chch - Outdoor entertainment doesn't get any more daring, dextrous or delirious than Circus under the Stars, the annual showcase from CircoArts students at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00251.htm


Monkey Magic: Chimpanzee Born at Wellington Zoo - A chimpanzee was born at Wellington Zoo early on 22 October, Husbandry Manager, Suzette Nicholson announced today. Sally had given birth at around 6am, a week early than expected. Both mother and baby appear to be doing well.' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00246.htm


Painting: The Ponsonby Madonna Goes On Display - Tony Fomison's The Ponsonby Madonna will go on public display for the first time since being gifted to Auckland Art Gallery by a private donor. The 2.3 x 3.6m mural, was commissioned for the St Paul's College chapel 25 years ago.More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00244.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 24, 2007

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