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Top Scoop Stories - 29 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 29, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Politics: Victims Of 'Political Entertainment' Respond To Peters

NZ POLITICS:

Urewera 17: Maori Party Declaration Re: Police "Terror" Raids
Immigration: Family Split By NZSIS Re-united
Agenda Transcript: TVNZ's Guyon Espiner IV's NZ First's Ron Mark
Parliamentary Biffo: Newly Ghandiesque Act Leader Accused Of Hypocrisy
Youth Issues: Psychological Testing of Children Slammed
Pacific Affairs: Tokelau One Percent Short Of Self-Govt

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Building & Design: South Island Scoops Top Building Awards 2007
Payback Time: Geneva Finance Refunds Customers
Domestic Tourism: Rise In Domestic Travel Activities
Full Steam Ahead: Marine Industry Shines At Superyacht Awards
Tuned In: The Rock Is NZ'S New Number One Radio Station

WORLD:

British Rule: UK Government To Strengthen Individual Rights
Widely Panned: Singaporean's Worldwide Fight For Better Toilets
Early Recruitment: Using Children As Suicide Attackers Is Barbaric
Body Count: Coalition Forces Kill 80 Taliban In Southern Afghanistan
Peace Talks: At Start Of Landmark Darfur Talks, Dialogue Urged
US Elections: Long-Shot Presidential Candidates Have Impact

LIFESTYLE:

Arts/Politics: Zapatista Spirit Celebrated In Deadly Happy Way
Theatre: Jean Genet's The Balcony
Martial Arts: NZ Team Off For Some Kung Fu Magic


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LEAD STORY

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Politics: Victims Of 'Political Entertainment' Respond To Peters - The use of extravagant descriptions of a 'bunch of malcontents', of people "prancing around protesting" and "ramming their hymn of hate down our throats" is classic political entertainment, says the Maori Party, and signals the start of NZ First's Election campaign of personal attack. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00540.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00538.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00393.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Urewera 17: Maori Party Declaration Re: Police "Terror" Raids - We consider that the use of the Terrorism Suppression Act as the vehicle for justifying the attack against specific groups of New Zealanders has engendered a level of fear and anxiety amongst the general community..." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00530.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00531.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00532.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00432.htm


Immigration: Family Split By NZSIS Re-united - The Minister of Immigration David Cunliffe said he was pleased that the reunion of Ahmed Zaoui with his family had been accomplished following the withdrawal last month of the security risk certificate on Mr Zaoui. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00529.htm


Agenda Transcript: TVNZ's Guyon Espiner IV's NZ First's Ron Mark - NZ First MP Ron Mark has joined his colleague Peter Brown in pushing the benefits of the party going into a fully fledged coalition after next year's election. Ron Mark said on TVOne's Agenda that there would be benefits in a full coalition. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00429.htm


Parliamentary Biffo: Newly Ghandiesque Act Leader Accused Of Hypocrisy - Act leader Rodney Hide's comments today about violence are surprising and inconsistent, says CYFS Minister Ruth Dyson. In his autobiography, Rodney Hide said he had to learn how to fight when he was overseas and that he used it in politics: 'You just had to be prepared to inflict maximum violence immediately... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00523.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00449.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00452.htm


Youth Issues: Psychological Testing of Children Slammed - The Citizens Commission on Human Rights are warning people about behavioural screening programmes for children and the use of drugs for learning disorders in an exhibition now on. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00389.htm


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. 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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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Building & Design: South Island Scoops Top Building Awards 2007 - South Island properties scooped the top awards at the country's premier building awards. An opulent family home in Dunedin and the recently upgraded Burwood Hospital Surgical Services Unit in Christchurch took out the supreme awards at the national Registered Master Builders 2007 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with PlaceMakers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00395.htm


Payback Time: Geneva Finance Refunds Customers - Geneva Finance Limited has refunded $588,114 to over 900 customers, following an out-of-court settlement with the Commerce Commission. Under the settlement, Geneva Finance admitted that it breached the Fair Trading Act by representing it had the right to charge customers additional interest and fees on their loans after security items were repossessed and sold. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00396.htm


Domestic Tourism: Rise In Domestic Travel Activities - New Ministry of Tourism data shows that domestic travellers within New Zealand spent $7.9 billion in the year to June 2007, an increase of 11.8% compared to the previous year. With domestic tourism performing well, it provides a real boost to the sector overall , particularly when international tourism is subject to is subject to the effect of a high exchange rate environment. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00390.htm


Full Steam Ahead: Marine Industry Shines At Superyacht Awards - The world's latest fleet of award winning luxury yachts are testament to New Zealand's growing reputation as a provider of complete marine solutions. At least 11 of the 25 finalists at the 2007 International Superyacht Society Design Awards featured NZ equipment, hardware or services. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00393.htm


Tuned In: The Rock Is NZ'S New Number One Radio Station - RadioWorks' station The Rock is now the most listened to radio station in New Zealand, with a nationwide market share of 11.7%, ahead of ZB on 11.3%. "This is an outstanding result for a station which has enjoyed tremendous audience growth over the last few years," said RadioWorks Group Programme Director, Jana Rangooni. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00388.htm


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WORLD

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British Rule: UK Government To Strengthen Individual Rights - The UK Government will review a number areas of legislation relating to individual rights, including the right to protest outside Parliament and access information more freely, the British PM has said. The UK Govt is publishing a consultation document on protests held "at the heart of our democracy". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00710.htm


Widely Panned: Singaporean's Worldwide Fight For Better Toilets - For many people, toilets are not a particularly pleasant topic. Not so for Singaporean entrepreneur Jack Sim. He founded the World Toilet Organization to draw attention to the devastating health problems poor hygiene and sanitation are causing in many parts of the world. Toilets are Jack Sim's passion. The 50-year old Singaporean gave up his job in the construction business six years ago to found the World Toilet Organization. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00709.htm


Early Recruitment: Using Children As Suicide Attackers Is Barbaric - "When they first put the vest on my body I didn't know what to think, but then I felt the bomb," recalls 6-year-old Juma, who says he was tricked into wearing an explosive vest by a Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan. "The use of children, in particular, suggests that the [terrorist] groups responsible for their 'recruitment' are seeing a need to employ increasing extremes of barbarity. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00673.htm


Body Count: Coalition Forces Kill 80 Taliban In Southern Afghanistan - The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan says troops have killed about 80 Taliban fighters in a six-hour battle in the south of the country. The fight broke out Saturday when the Taliban tried to ambush a patrol of Afghan and international soldiers in Musa Qala in the volatile province of Helmand. Coalition officials say the troops called in air support, resulting in the deaths of scores of Taliban fighters. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00717.htm


Peace Talks: At Start Of Landmark Darfur Talks, Dialogue Urged - At the start of historic United Nations-backed talks to bring peace to Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region, top officials from the world body underscored that dialogue - not war - is the only means to find a sustainable and comprehensive solution to the crisis. "This will neither be easy nor will it be necessarily quick," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00711.htm


US Elections: Long-Shot Presidential Candidates Have Impact - "I would rather be right than president," the 19th-century American statesman Henry Clay once said, and many candidates lagging behind the leaders in the 2008 presidential race may take consolation in his words as they contemplate their situation. Being overwhelmed in a presidential race never is fun, and it can be particularly difficult for those accustomed to success. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00688.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Arts/Politics: Zapatista Spirit Celebrated In Deadly Happy Way - Happy is happy to host Wellington's first truly international Day of the Dead festival, to be held on Sunday 4th November, 7pm - late, cnr Vivian and Tory St. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00273.htm


Theatre: Jean Genet's The Balcony - Jean Genet's masterpiece of the French Absurd movement The Balcony comes to Victoria University's Studio 77 in an explosive, large cast production. Set in a brothel or a "house of illusions", nine vignettes see those in power play out their fantasies More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00275.htm


Martial Arts: NZ Team Off For Some Kung Fu Magic - The New Zealand Kung-Fu Wushu Federation Incorporated is sending a team to the International Wushu Federation's 9th World Wushu Championships in Beijing China. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00274.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 29, 2007

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