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Top Scoop Stories - 30 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 30, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Video: PM On Mallard's Fisticuffs, 'Terror'

NZ POLITICS:

Punditry: Robson Ponders Climate Change, Oz Politics And Reshuffles
Auckland News: Royal Commission Into Governance
Children's Issues: Commissioner Backs Charter
Lobbying: PR Firm Nab Top Nat For Good Political Oil

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Economy: Housing Consent Numbers Down In September
Employment: Older Workers Have Highest Injury Rate
Recycling Chic: Nappy Bags To Change Your Life
Agriculture: PM Excited By Lincoln Dairy Farm Research

WORLD:

Foreign Affairs: UN Urges End To Attacks Against Aid Convoys In Afghanistan
Selective Breeding: Preference For Sons In Asia Could Have Severe Social Consequences
Telecommunications: Online Platform Launched To Track ICT Development in Africa
Tourism & Travel: The Ten Best European Rural Tourist Destinations

LIFESTYLE:

Fine Arts: Top O The Line Russian Artiness On Way
Musical's: Urinetown About To Make A Theatrical Splash
Cult-Couture Awards: Amazing Fashion, Music, Dance And Tina Cross


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Video: PM On Mallard's Fisticuffs, 'Terror' - Video on Demand of the Prime Minister, Helen Clark's post Cabinet press conference for Parliamentary press gallery journalists held at 6.50pm yesterday evening. The cabinet readout was followed by numerous questions about punishing Trevor Mallard and the so-called "Terrorist" ploy hatched in the Urewera and referred to the Attorney General by the police. More >> [1]

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SCOOP VIDEO:
EARLIER SCOOP UREWERA 17 REPORTS:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00437.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00558.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00543.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00530.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00540.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00538.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00543.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00393.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2736.html
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00437.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00433.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00408.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00401.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00390.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00389.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Punditry: Robson Ponders Climate Change, Oz Politics And Reshuffles - During the week that the United Nations released its Global Environment Outlook Geo-4, the ruling Australian Liberal-National coalition is debating its response to climate change challenges. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00557.htm


Auckland News: Royal Commission Into Governance - Local Government Minister Mark Burton today announced the three Commissioners appointed to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Auckland Governance, and released the Terms of Reference. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00551.htm


Children's Issues: Commissioner Backs Charter - As a champion for the rights of every child and young person in New Zealand, Children's Commissioner Dr Cindy Kiro supports the charter for children and young people in care, launched by Child, Youth and Family (CYF) today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00412.htm


Lobbying: PR Firm Nab Top Nat For Good Political Oil - The Hon Roger Sowry will be joining the Wellington based government relations firm Saunders Unsworth, as a consultant early in the New Year. Roger Sowry is presently Chief Executive of Arthritis New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00409.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Economy: Housing Consent Numbers Down In September - There were 2,032 new housing units authorised in September 2007, 513 fewer units than in September 2006, Statistics New Zealand said today. The main contribution to the decrease came from apartment consents, which were down by 391 units. The trend for the number of new housing units has slowed in recent months. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00426.htm


Employment: Older Workers Have Highest Injury Rate - Workers aged 65 years and over sustained work-related injuries at a rate considerably higher than any other age group, Statistics New Zealand said today. These statistics are derived from Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) claims. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00425.htm


Recycling Chic: Nappy Bags To Change Your Life - Feeling just a little bit guilty about using disposable nappies? At least you can use a stylish, recycled billboard bag from WAS to carry them around. The chic ex-billboard design of the bags is as different from your average nappy bag as it is possible to be. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00423.htm


Agriculture: PM Excited By Lincoln Dairy Farm Research - It is important for New Zealand to stay ahead of the trends in food, beverage and agricultural production, preserving the New Zealand brand and its markets through science and innovation, said Prime Minister Helen Clark at Lincoln University. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00053.htm


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WORLD

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Foreign Affairs: UN Urges End To Attacks Against Aid Convoys In Afghanistan - With the onset of winter in Afghanistan expected to cut remote regions off from aid deliveries, the United Nations Assistance Mission there (UNAMA) today called on warring factions to allow safe passage and access for humanitarian workers delivering relief aid. The next six weeks will be crucial for our humanitarian efforts. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00730.htm


Selective Breeding: Preference For Sons In Asia Could Have Severe Social Consequences - Prenatal son selection in several Asian countries could result in severe social consequences - such as a surge in sexual violence and trafficking of women - in the coming years, according to new studies commissioned by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00739.htm


Telecommunications: Online Platform Launched To Track ICT Development in Africa - ITU Global View, a virtual earth-based online platform to track and help accelerate the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) goals in Africa was launched yesterday. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00720.htm


Tourism & Travel: The Ten Best European Rural Tourist Destinations - Vice President Günter Verheugen awarded the "European Destinations of Excellence" (EDEN) to the ten best emerging rural destinations at the European Annual Tourism Forum in Portugal on 26th of October. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00725.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Fine Arts: Top O The Line Russian Artiness On Way - Paula Savage, Director City Gallery Wellington, has scored another coup for Wellington, securing two extraordinary shows from the 2007 Venice Biennale including works by a Russian arts collaborative. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00289.htm


Musical's: Urinetown About To Make A Theatrical Splash - Hilarious, sassy and a wee bit over the top, Urinetown brilliantly satirises the kind of ecological crises, which are destined to dominate the 21st century. It also pokes cheerful fun at all the clichés of Broadway musicals. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00292.htm


Cult-Couture Awards: Amazing Fashion, Music, Dance And Tina Cross - Excitement is building as this year's Villa Maria Cult-Couture Awards night approaches. Organiser Manukau City Council's Art Events Manager Chantelle Whaiapu promises a show of amazing fashion, music and dance. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00286.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 30, 2007

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