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Top Scoop Stories - 26 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 26, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Pacific Affairs: Tokelau One Percent Short Of Self-Govt

NZ POLITICS:

Religion: Burning Desire To Reignite Heresy Trial (Academically)
Economy: Buy Kiwi This Chrissy
Defence: Navy vessel Wellington to be launched tomorrow

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Energy Sector: Contact Positioned For Sustainable Growth
High Speed Internet: Bringing Fast Broadband To Every NZ Town And City
Tourism: Auckland Hotel Set To Capture Eco-Tourist Dollar
New Zealand Wines: Pisa Range Estate Wine Wins Singapore Gold
Congratulazioni! Italian Fabric Maker Receives NZ Merino Mana Award
Are You Being Served? Immigration Critical To NZ Hospitality Industry

WORLD:

Colonial Affairs: Tokelau Narrowly Rejects Self-Government
Central Africa: Peace, Democracy In The Great Lakes Region Of Africa
Best Of British: UK Prime Minister Calls For Release Of Burmese Prisoners
European News: 20th Europe-Russia Summit In Portugal
Big Business Vs. Environment: BHP Billiton AGM Coincides With National Water Week

LIFESTYLE:

Sport: Game Featuring English Hair Model On The Telly
Comedy: Good Honest Clean Laughs To Be Had
Charity: Don't Forget Blind Week


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LEAD STORY

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Pacific Affairs: Tokelau One Percent Short Of Self-Govt - Scoop's Selwyn Manning reports that on UN Day Tokelau's people have decided against becoming a self-governing nation in free association with New Zealand. Tokelau's people were just over one percent shy of becoming a self-governing nation. For Tokelau to become a self-governing nation it required 66 percent of voters to support the proposal. At the end of counting today, 64.4 percent voted in favour - 16 votes shy of the required 462 yes votes. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00392.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00388.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00487.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Religion: Burning Desire To Reignite Heresy Trial (Academically) - Order of New Zealand recipient and New Zealand's most famous theologian Lloyd Geering is set to celebrate with colleagues, friends and interested members of the public 40 years since his landmark heresy trial began. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00362.htm


Economy: Buy Kiwi This Chrissy - New Zealanders can make it a real Kiwi Christmas if they Buy Kiwi Made this holiday season, Sue Bradford, Government Spokesperson for Buy Kiwi Made says. The Buy Kiwi Christmas message launches this Sunday. Buying Kiwi Christmas [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00508.htm


Defence: Navy vessel Wellington to be launched tomorrow - The second of the Royal New Zealand Navy's two new offshore patrol vessels will be launched in Melbourne tomorrow, Defence Minister Phil Goff announced. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00502.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Energy Sector: Contact Positioned For Sustainable Growth - Contact Energy's Chairman, Grant King, today told Contact Energy's annual meeting that despite a good result for the 2007 financial year, rising gas prices represented an ongoing challenge for the company. Mr King said that a 20 per cent increase in natural gas costs over the 2007 financial year was likely to be repeated in the 2008 year. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00383.htm


High Speed Internet: Bringing Fast Broadband To Every NZ Town And City - Telecom CEO Paul Reynolds announced today that over the next four years Telecom would deliver fast broadband to every town and city in New Zealand. "Operational separation brings some tough requirements, but is good for customers because it promises more choice; good for New Zealand because it promises new investment; and good for Telecom because we can compete". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00379.htm


Tourism: Auckland Hotel Set To Capture Eco-Tourist Dollar - A newly built Hotel for environmentally-conscious travellers has plans to capture the rapidly growing global eco-tourism market. The Auckland City Hotel - Hobson St has retained the iconic facade of its heritage building with a superior internal fit out to accommodate the discerning traveller who cares about the environment.. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00378.htm


New Zealand Wines: Pisa Range Estate Wine Wins Singapore Gold - For the fourth consecutive year Central Otago fine wine producer, Pisa Range Estate has been recognised for its pinot noir at Wine Style Asia - a major international wine show. The 2006 Pisa Range Estate "Black Poplar Block" Pinot Noir has been awarded a Gold Medal at 2007 Wine Style Asia Awards (4th Edition) held in Singapore this week. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00381.htm


Congratulazioni! Italian Fabric Maker Receives NZ Merino Mana Award - The New Zealand Merino Mana Award was presented to Italian fabric maker Pier-Luigi Loro Piana by Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton to celebrate over 10 years working with New Zealand growers to differentiate their fibre globally. Loro Piana is the the biggest single purchaser of the world's finest wools. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00376.htm


Are You Being Served? Immigration Critical To NZ Hospitality Industry - 67% of the hospitality industry's employment growth over the last five years has been met by those not born in New Zealand. Continued access to those not born in New Zealand, either immigrants or working visitors, is critical if the hospitality industry is to continue to meet the needs of New Zealanders and our growing tourism industry. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00373.htm


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WORLD

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Colonial Affairs: Tokelau Narrowly Rejects Self-Government - Tokelau will remain a territory of NZ after the citizens of the three small and isolated atolls in the Pacific Ocean fell 16 votes short of gaining self-government in a United Nations-supervised referendum - the 2nd such ballot in less than 2 years. Tokelau, which lies about 500 km north of Samoa, has a land mass of approx. 12 sq km. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00607.htm


Central Africa: Peace, Democracy In The Great Lakes Region Of Africa - We are keenly aware of the urgency of the situation in eastern Congo, including the potential impact of that situation on Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. We still face many grave challenges in the region today, but I believe today challenges must be considered in the context of how far we have come in our efforts to promote lasting stability in Central Africa. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00613.htm


Best Of British: UK Prime Minister Calls For Release Of Burmese Prisoners - Gordon Brown has called upon Burma's military rulers to release all political prisoners and begin the transition towards "freedom and democracy". The PM expressed his admiration for the protestors who have defied the regime and joined rallies in support of democratic reform. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00599.htm


European News: 20th Europe-Russia Summit In Portugal - European and Russian leaders will meet in Mafra, Portugal, to discuss the steady expansion in co-operation, developments in the EU and Russia, as well as international and regional issues, in particular Kosovo. The EU will be represented by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and others. The Russian delegation will be headed by President Vladimir Putin. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00598.htm


Big Business Vs. Environment: BHP Billiton AGM Coincides With National Water Week - Friends of the Earth, Australia (FoE) is calling on BHP Billiton to address its massive, unsustainable water extraction for the Roxby Downs uranium mine in South Australia. The daily extraction of 35 million litres of Great Artesian Basin water for the Roxby has destroyed some of the precious Mound Springs and adversely impacted on others. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00587.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Sport: Game Featuring English Hair Model On The Telly - TVNZ will broadcast the exhibition match between Wellington Phoenix FC and the LA Galaxy featuring star signing David Beckham LIVE on TV ONE and simulcast at tvnz.co.nz. The match will also be available to viewers at tvnz.co.nz after the event. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00267.htm


Comedy: Good Honest Clean Laughs To Be Had - The Clean Comedy show is a family friendly show offering a great night of up-lifting entertainment guaranteed to be a hit with everyone. This month's show features musical comedy duo Dash Ambrose. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00266.htm


Charity: Don't Forget Blind Week - Whatever the weather this weekend, Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) volunteer collectors will hit the streets from Friday to Sunday (26-28 October), aiming to raise over $1 million for Blind Week 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00259.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 26, 2007

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