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Top Scoop Stories - 01 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 01, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Police "Terror" Raids: Protesters Gather In Support Of The Urewera 17

NZ POLITICS:

Politics News: Tau Henare Disappointed With PM's Version of Scrap
Politics Wire: FULL COVERAGE: Clark's Cabinet Re-Shuffle
Heresy: Devilishly Interesting Doco Premieres At Parliament
Politics: National Unveils Ideas On Policing
Diplomacy: Cuban's Put Down Embassy In NZ

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Business Growth: Lightning Strikes Twice For CER Group
Internet TV: TVNZ Ondemand To Carry U.S. Network Series
Tourism Industry Event: Pure Luxury New Zealand 2008
Summer Weather: Warm Start To Early Summer Likely, Drier In South
No Deal: Auckland Airport Board Ends Discussions With CPPIB
Big Business: Fujitsu Shareholders Clear The Way For Merger
Fare Trading: New Zealand's First Hybrid-Only Taxi Company

WORLD:

Rag Trade: U.S. Clothing Giant GAP Drops New Delhi Contractor
The Business of America: Bush On Free Trade, Economic Growth, Health Care
Long Terms: Spain Court Convicts 21 People For Madrid Train Bombings
Environment and Conservation: World Experts Promote Sustainable Development
Beating A Path: UN Envoy To Return To Burma On Saturday, Nov 3, 2007
War Power: UK ASTUTE Nuclear Submarine Takes First Underwater Tests

LIFESTYLE:

Spirit Of Xmas: Santa Needs Helpers In Auckland


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LEAD STORY

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Police "Terror" Raids: Protesters Gather In Support Of The Urewera 17 - Photo-Essay: A group of people objecting to the ongoing incarceration of those arrested during the Police's anti-terror raids have gathered outside the Auckland District Court. A bail hearing for the 17 accused was postponed this morning after Judge Patrick Treston called counsel into a conference. Court bail proceedings are expected to continue through Thursday and Friday. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/urewera17.html


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NZ POLITICS

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Politics News: Tau Henare Disappointed With PM's Version of Scrap - National Party MP Tau Henare says he is disappointed that the Prime Minister is attempting to rewrite the sequence of events leading up to last week's incident with Trevor Mallard. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/2614.html


Politics Wire: FULL COVERAGE: Clark's Cabinet Re-Shuffle - 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]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00005.htm


Heresy: Devilishly Interesting Doco Premieres At Parliament - Forty years after his controversial trial for heresy, an extended documentary on the life and ideas of renowned theologian Professor Lloyd Geering will premiere at Parliament tonight (Thursday November 1). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00002.htm


Politics: National Unveils Ideas On Policing - The police's crime fighting toolkit will be expanded under a National government and more powers will be given to clamp down on gangs, says National Party Leader John Key. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00001.htm


Diplomacy: Cuban's Put Down Embassy In NZ - Ambassadors from Cuba, Qatar, Kuwait and Austria present credentials to the Governor- General Anand Satyanand at Government House today. José Luis Robaina Garcia is the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba. He will be Cuba's first Ambassador resident in New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00434.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Business Growth: Lightning Strikes Twice For CER Group - A 600% increase in sales revenue holds CER Group's place on the Deloitte/Unlimited Fast 50 list for the second consecutive year as the country's 13th fastest growing company.CER Group also clinched the regional award for Fastest Growing Technology Company. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00009.htm


Internet TV: TVNZ Ondemand To Carry U.S. Network Series - TVNZ ondemand will now carry hit U.S. network series from Disney-ABC International Television - another New Zealand first for the public broadcaster. TVNZ has signed an agreement with Disney-ABC International TV that will mean NZ viewers of TVNZ ondemand will be able to see series like Emmy award-winning show Brothers and Sisters just 24 hours after its free-to-air broadcast. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00004.htm


Tourism Industry Event: Pure Luxury New Zealand 2008 - Pure Luxury New Zealand 2008 is an exclusive, business-to-business showcase bringing together NZ's best luxury travel, accommodation and activity providers with top international Buyers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00443.htm


Summer Weather: Warm Start To Early Summer Likely, Drier In South - Temperatures in the period November - January are likely to be at least average for the time of year. There is only a 10-20% chance of cool conditions over the country. In all regions except the far north and the far south, there is a 50% chance of warm temperatures with a 40% chance of average temperatures. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00068.htm


No Deal: Auckland Airport Board Ends Discussions With CPPIB - The directors of Auckland International Airport Limited today announced that discussions with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have ceased. A majority of directors of Auckland Airport do not believe that pursuing the proposal would be in the best interests of shareholders or the company. More >> [1]

SEE ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00453.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00456.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


Fare Trading: New Zealand's First Hybrid-Only Taxi Company - Matakabs use only hybrid electric/petrol vehicles that have close to zero emissions. With transport accounting for 46% of New Zealand's carbon emissions, a taxi company that cares about the environment has been long overdue. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00455.htm


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WORLD

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Rag Trade: U.S. Clothing Giant GAP Drops New Delhi Contractor - Multinational apparel giant Gap Inc. acted quickly after discovering that a Gap contractor in New Delhi employed children. The statement followed revelations that quoted child workers' accounts of being sold by their parents, forced to work 16-hour days without pay and being beaten. Children as young as 10 years old were held in conditions of abject slavery. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00015.htm


The Business of America: Bush On Free Trade, Economic Growth, Health Care - President Bush Discusses Free Trade, Economic Growth and Health Care at 2007 Grocery Manufacturers Association/Food Products Association Fall Conference. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00014.htm


Long Terms: Spain Court Convicts 21 People For Madrid Train Bombings - A Spanish court found 21 people guilty and acquitted seven others of involvement in 2004 train bombings in Madrid, closing a trial on the most deadly Islamist terrorist attack to date in Europe. The lead defendants were each sentenced to tens of thousands of years in prison. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00004.htm


Environment and Conservation: World Experts Promote Sustainable Development - This year's Global Jean Monnet Conference is to be held in Brussels on 5-6 November. It will address "The European Union and Sustainable Development". It brings together 450 top academics, policy makers and representatives of civil society from around the world. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00001.htm


Beating A Path: UN Envoy To Return To Burma On Saturday, Nov 3, 2007 - United Nations Special Adviser Ibrahim Gambari is set to arrive in Myanmar on Saturday, his second visit to the South-East Asian nation since authorities used force in responding to a wave of peaceful protests that began in August. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00017.htm


War Power: UK ASTUTE Nuclear Submarine Takes First Underwater Tests - ASTUTE is the first nuclear submarine to be launched in the UK for almost a decade. She has been built in the UK using the latest and most advanced naval engineering techniques. ASTUTE will never need to be refuelled: her advanced on-board life support systems mean she can circumnavigate the globe without needing to surface. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00018.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Spirit Of Xmas: Santa Needs Helpers In Auckland - Coordinating over 400 volunteers for one night is no mean feat. This is the job assigned to Youthline youth worker Caleb Butcher who is coordinating volunteer efforts at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00308.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 01, 2007

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