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Top Scoop Stories - 31 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 31, 2007

LEAD STORY:

New Ministers: Young Uns, Women And Maori Head For Cabinet

NZ POLITICS:

MENZB: Norwegian Health Minister Apologises for Vaccine
Animal Welfare: Pets Need Protecting From Guy Fawkes Scares
Minto Vs Trotter: Left Fights Itself Over Terror Raids
Scoop Video: PM On Mallard's Fisticuffs, 'Terror'
Anzac Spirit: Moore Fights For Closer Trans Tasman Political Ties
Election News: EPMU Backs Don Pryde Over DBP For Dunedin South
Defence: New Helicopters Selected

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

World Wide Web: InternetNZ And ICANN In Exchange Of Letters
Big Business: Fujitsu Shareholders Clear The Way For Merger
Technology: Hollywood Recognises NZ Sound Invention
Employment: NZers Want Higher Pay To Address Skills Shortages

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WORLD:

Environment: Carbon Markets Partnership To Cut Global Warming
British Statement: Restriction Of Fuel Supplies To Gaza
See The World! Tourism Promotes Intercultural Understanding
Science: US And NZ Pledge To Advance Science Partnership

LIFESTYLE:

Rock: NZ Snaps Up Poodle Rock Tickets Quick Smart

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LEAD STORY

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New Ministers: Young Uns, Women And Maori Head For Cabinet - Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the Labour Party Caucus has elected three new ministers to the Cabinet. The new Cabinet ministers are: Steve Chadwick, MP for Rotorua Shane Jones, MP Maryan Street, MP. Helen Clark said that the three vacancies arise from the impending retirement of Steve Maharey, the decision by Mark Burton to return to the backbench, and the place vacated by David Benson-Pope in July. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00576.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00577.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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MENZB: Norwegian Health Minister Apologises for Vaccine - Twelve months ago the Ministry of Health welcomed a planned independent Norwegian review of claims of misconduct surrounding their meningococcal B vaccine The first report of that independent inquiry has now been released in Norway. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00420.htm


Animal Welfare: Pets Need Protecting From Guy Fawkes Scares - Pet owners need to consider how to protect their pets from fireworks and other activities around Guy Fawkes, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00570.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00572.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00573.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00569.htm


Minto Vs Trotter: Left Fights Itself Over Terror Raids - John Minto: "I don't usually write to people like this because there are usually more productive things to do. However I'll make an exception in this case. I didn't see your earlier pieces on the so-called "terror roundup" but saw your Dominion piece on Friday and SST column last weekend. I thought both were shallow..."EDITOR'S NOTE: Scoop sought a response from Mr Trotter to this letter. At present Mr Trotter has decided not to respond. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00415.htm


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 Monday evening. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[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


Anzac Spirit: Moore Fights For Closer Trans Tasman Political Ties - New Zealanders should vigorously debate not deride the idea of closer political ties with Australia, says Mike Moore, chair of the Trans-Tasman Business Forum on November 7 in Auckland. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00423.htm


Election News: EPMU Backs Don Pryde Over DBP For Dunedin South - Don Pryde, the national president of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union, has confirmed he will be standing for selection for the Labour Party candidacy in Dunedin South next election. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00413.htm


Defence: New Helicopters Selected - Minister of Defence Phil Goff announced today that Cabinet has approved the start of contract negotiations with Agusta-Westland, the preferred tenderer for the supply of training-light utility helicopters to the New Zealand Defence Force. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00563.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00397.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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World Wide Web: InternetNZ And ICANN In Exchange Of Letters - InternetNZ is pleased to announce that it has formalised its relationship with ICANN through the signing of an exchange of letters.The letters state the intentions of InternetNZ and ICANN to continue working together to maintain the Domain Name System (DNS) for the .nz address space. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00440.htm


Big Business: Fujitsu Shareholders Clear The Way For Merger - Fujitsu shareholders have formally ratified the decision to merge Fujitsu NZ Limited with Infinity Solutions, giving their support to a move which more than doubles the company's size and positions it to compete with other Tier One service providers. Fujitsu said the merger is a perfect example of a company becoming greater than the sum of its parts. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00436.htm


Technology: Hollywood Recognises NZ Sound Invention - VoiceQ, a New Zealand-patented software solution for dubbing voices onto films and television programmes, has been awarded special recognition in the 2007 Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Awards. The judges were so impressed by VoiceQ that a special award was created for it, titled Special Recognition for Engineering Excellence in Motion Picture Post. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00065.htm


Employment: NZers Want Higher Pay To Address Skills Shortages - Two national surveys out today have reinforced core Council of Trade Union campaign policy planks of stronger public services and higher wages, CTU secretary Carol Beaumont said today. A Research NZ survey out today showed a higher level of support among New Zealanders for using budget surpluses to deliver more public services and works (48%) than tax cuts (35%). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00435.htm


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WORLD

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Environment: Carbon Markets Partnership To Cut Global Warming - A coalition of European countries, U.S. states, Canadian provinces, New Zealand and Norway has today in Lisbon, Portugal announced the formation of the International Carbon Action Partnership to fight global warming. ICAP will provide an international forum to share experiences and best practices on the design of emissions trading schemes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00753.htm


British Statement: Restriction Of Fuel Supplies To Gaza - We understand Israel's security dilemma and strongly condemn these rocket attacks against Israel, which endanger Israeli lives every day. We remain firmly committed to Israel's security and recognise its right to act in self-defence. But measures taken by Israel in response to violent extremists should be consistent with international humanitarian law and not cause suffering to innocent civilians. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00755.htm


See The World! Tourism Promotes Intercultural Understanding - "In a global environment marked by rising intolerance and cross-cultural tensions, often exacerbated by the economic divide between nations, tourism can foster spiritual and cultural respect among and between peoples, while creating economic opportunities to benefit disadvantaged populations," said Ban Ki-moon. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00747.htm


Science: US And NZ Pledge To Advance Science Partnership - On October 29, 2007, the United States and New Zealand held their inaugural Joint Commission Meeting on Scientific and Technological Cooperation. The goal of the meeting was to identify opportunities to intensify cooperation in ways that would support the development of both parties' competitiveness and economic sustainability. The parties issued a joint press statement. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00762.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Rock: NZ Snaps Up Poodle Rock Tickets Quick Smart - Wellington based promoter, Capital C : Concerts clocked a fantastic 14,000 sales in the first 3 hours of the Visa Card pre-sale for the one NZ performance of American Super Group Bon Jovi. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00286.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 31, 2007

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