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Top Scoop Stories - 06 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 06, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Emissions Trading: Greenpeace Has A Cow Over Climate Change Report

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Real Estate Total Overhaul of Industry Announced
Censorship: X Files Star's X Rated Show Leads To Boycott Call
Labour Party Conference: 'Tax Cutathon' On Way For 2008?

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Internet Vehicle: New Website For Kiwi Car Buyers
Finance: BNZ Monthly Confidence Survey - November 2007
Business Roundtable: Do Economists Agree On Anything? Yes!
Computing and Internet: Room For Improvement In OECD Ranking
Business Awards: Six To Vie For Exporter Of The Year Award

WORLD:

Myanmar/Burma: Gambari Tackles Burma Vs. UN Team Relations
Human Rights Watch: End Pakistan Emergency Rule, Restore Constitution
DPRK & Nuclear Issues: Press Conference Featuring Chris Hill At Japan Press Club
Spillage: UN To Launch Oil Contamination Assessment In Southern Nigeria

COMMENT:

Tanveer Jafri: Pakistan - Mistakes of moments, Sufferings for centuries
Jason Leopold: Cheney Pursuing Nuclear Ambitions of His Own
Matthew Cardinale: Kucinich to Force Impeachment Consideration Vote
Abukar Arman: Red-Herring In The Horn: Somalia's Latest Drama

LIFESTYLE:

Travel: Astute Real Estate Sales See NZ Woman Off To Space
Drinkin'/Acting: Pint Sized Theatre In November!
Documentaries: Orangutan's Of Borneo Subject of Natural History Show


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LEAD STORY

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Emissions Trading: Greenpeace Has A Cow Over Climate Change Report - Greenpeace New Zealand has slammed a report, commissioned by business lobbyists, which calls for the proposed emissions trading scheme to be weakened. "The report - "NZ ETS - how do we make it work" was commissioned by the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, which represents some of the country's biggest polluters," said Greenpeace climate campaigner Jim Footner. More >> [1]

ALSO:

  • Business NZ - Sensible findings in Castalia report [3]
  • NZBCSD - No case for longer phase in of carbon pricing [4]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00081.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00078.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00072.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00069.htm


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    NZ POLITICS

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    QUESTIONS Of THE DAY:

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00073.htm


    Real Estate Total Overhaul of Industry Announced - Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove has today announced the government's decisions reforming real estate law, which include an end to the industry's self-regulation. More >> [1]

    ALSO:

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00064.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00067.htm


    Censorship: X Files Star's X Rated Show Leads To Boycott Call - Family First is calling for families to boycott companies advertising during TV3's first episode of the drug, sex and vomit-laden Californication this Thursday night. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00083.htm


    Labour Party Conference: 'Tax Cutathon' On Way For 2008? - Over the weekend NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark told the Labour Party conference that tax cuts were on the table for 2008. More >> [1]

    ALSO:

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00051.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00094.htm


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    BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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    Internet Vehicle: New Website For Kiwi Car Buyers - A new consumer information website for Kiwi car buyers goes live today, aimed at helping New Zealand motorists find safe, clean and fuel-efficient vehicles. Developed and administered by Land Transport NZ, it provides detailed, searchable information on over 2,300 new and used cars. Using the website car buyers can compare over 900 new and 1,400 used makes and models. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00083.htm


    Finance: BNZ Monthly Confidence Survey - November 2007 - Our monthly confidence survey has revealed a net 3% of respondents expect the economy will deteriorate over the coming year. The result is consistent with other surveys showing the business sector appears to have taken negative factors such as collapsing finance companies, the global liquidity crisis, and easing housing market in their stride. Out of 27 comments on the residential property market, 19 were negative. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00085.htm


    Business Roundtable: Do Economists Agree On Anything? Yes! - You sometimes hear the line that if all the world's economists were laid end to end, they wouldn't reach a conclusion. This is something of a cheap shot. True, there are debates in economics, just as there are in any science (take climate change). And in economics there are outliers (and many amateurs), just as there are quacks in medicine. deas in economics such as Soviet-style central planning and Keynesianism have been discarded over the last generation or so. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00080.htm


    Computing and Internet: Room For Improvement In OECD Ranking - New Zealand's climb in the latest OECD broadband table is positive but the country is still playing catch up with most of the rest of developed world, warns InternetNZ. InternetNZ Public Policy Committee Chair David Farrar says that figure is encouraging and a sign that New Zealand's broadband position is "heading in the right direction" relative to other OECD nations. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00016.htm


    Business Awards: Six To Vie For Exporter Of The Year Award - The ANZ Regional Export Awards have reached their successful conclusions and six regional winners are thrilled to be competing for the Export NZ National Emerging Exporter of the Year honour to be presented at the 2007 New Zealand Export Awards on 15 November at Sky City. This Award honours the New Zealand company which made the most remarkable export leap forward in the past three years. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00064.htm


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    WORLD

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    Myanmar/Burma: Gambari Tackles Burma Vs. UN Team Relations - Ibrahim Gambari, continued his visit to Myanmar today with discussions on future cooperation between the Govt and the UN Country Team, after authorities last week declared they did not want the world body's top official in the South-East Asian nation to continue his service. Myanmar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs had said it does not want UN Resident Coordinator Charles Petrie to continue working in Myanmar. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00172.htm


    Human Rights Watch: End Pakistan Emergency Rule, Restore Constitution - On the evening of November 3, a seven-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry convened to issue an order barring the government from proclaiming emergency rule and urging government functionaries not to implement emergency orders. Chaudhry, who has led efforts to establish an independent judiciary and had survived an attempt by Musharraf earlier this year to dismiss him, was summarily fired. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00175.htm


    DPRK & Nuclear Issues: Press Conference Featuring Chris Hill At Japan Press Club - "Let me just say about where we are in the Six-Party process. Two days ago we had an American team go in to the DPRK. I talked to the head of that team, Sung Kim, a few hours ago.They are in Pyongyang and tomorrow will be going to Yongbyon and begin the process of disabling the DPRK plutonium production facilities. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00149.htm


    Spillage: UN To Launch Oil Contamination Assessment In Southern Nigeria - The UN environment and development agencies are joining forces to launch a comprehensive assessment of oil contamination in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta. Exploration and production of oil in the area, which began in the 1950s, were suspended in the 1990s due to public unrest. Spills from this period are still problematic, and the lack of maintenance and damage to infrastructure has led to further contamination in the past 15 years. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00174.htm


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    COMMENT

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    Tanveer Jafri: Pakistan - Mistakes of moments, Sufferings for centuries - Emergency has been declared in Pakistan. It is not a surprising political event. Undoubtedly, the opinions were being formed a few days earlier. This emergency in Pakistan is being viewed differently. General Musharraf has called this emergency a step towards the establishment of democracy in Pakistan that... More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00103.htm


    Jason Leopold: Cheney Pursuing Nuclear Ambitions of His Own - While Dick Cheney has been talking tough over the years about Iran's alleged nuclear activities, the vice president has been quietly pursuing nuclear ambitions of his own. For more than two years, Cheney and a relatively unknown administration official, Deputy Energy Secretary Clay Sell, have been regularly visiting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to... More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00101.htm


    Matthew Cardinale: Kucinich to Force Impeachment Consideration Vote - (APN) ATLANTA - US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), also a US Presidential candidate for 2008, will force the issue of impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney on the floor of the US House of Representatives next week, Atlanta Progressive News has ... More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00105.htm


    Abukar Arman: Red-Herring In The Horn: Somalia's Latest Drama - For almost two decades, the Somali political theatre was inundated with random episodes of tragic comedies. Recently the entertaining drama has been the sensationalized demise of a man who in ten short months left a legacy of infamy and earned his unenviable place in Somali history, Ali Mohamed Gedi. So how was he pulled off his horse anyway? More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00087.htm


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    LIFESTYLE

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    Travel: Astute Real Estate Sales See NZ Woman Off To Space - The first New Zealand woman to go into space will have her initial zero-gravity and G force training session in the United States next week. Christchurch real estate agent, Jackie Maw flies to Philadelphia next Monday for an intense two-day astronaut training course. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00012.htm


    Drinkin'/Acting: Pint Sized Theatre In November! - The Six O'clock Swill is a monthly series of one act plays held at Mighty Mighty on Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand. November brings the Premiere of a new NZ work by Paul Rothwell. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00067.htm


    Documentaries: Orangutan's Of Borneo Subject of Natural History Show - NHNZ's first docudrama Orangutan Island has scored a prime time slot on Animal Planet where it premiered in the United States on Friday (November 2). More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00061.htm


    And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 06, 2007

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