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Top Scoop Stories - 07 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 07, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Nicky Hager: How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist?

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Burning Issues: Sharples Commends Fire Service Over Maori Language Issue
Immigration: Longest Serving Remand Prisoner In NZ History Freed
Education: NZ Young Minds To Be Moulded For 21st Century
Festivities: Quieter Guy Fawkes Pleases Fire Service
Scoop Images: Greens Remember Rod Donald

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Treasury: New Zealand's Financial System Resilient
Agriculture: New Zealand Farmer Confidence Continues
Sharemarket: CPPIB Statement Of Intention Regarding AIAL
Waste Not: High-Value Ingredients From The Kiwifruit Waste

WORLD:

Burma: Envoy Stresses Need To Lift Restrictions On Political Detainees
Foreign Affairs: UN Deplores Deadly Suicide Attack In Afghanistan
Environment: Online Database Accessible To 100+ Developing Nations
Olympic Spirit: IOC Should End Silence on Press Freedom Violations

COMMENT:

Mark Drolette: What the hell, it's only a damned piece of paper
Kucinich's Impeachment Bill Is Under Discussion on the Floor

LIFESTYLE:

Avante Garde: Experimental Musicians Seeks Any Suggestions?
Advertising: Creatives Appointed To Welly Agency


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LEAD STORY

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Nicky Hager: How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist? - The Solicitor-General will shortly make a decision whether to approve terrorism charges against the Maori, peace and environmental activists arrested last month. Nicky Hager describes how the decision will be made and the factors the Solicitor-General needs to take into account. It was only a few weeks ago, on 13 September, that the Government's long-fought "terror" case against Ahmed Zaoui was finally abandoned. For nearly five years, Police and SIS intelligence staff claimed they had decisive proof that Zaoui was a dangerous terrorist. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00120.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS Of THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00102.htm


Burning Issues: Sharples Commends Fire Service Over Maori Language Issue - The actions of an individual fire-fighter in Canterbury in protesting about the use of two Maori words on his uniform demonstrate the need more effort promoting the Maori Language Act 1987 says the Maori Party. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00096.htm


Immigration: Longest Serving Remand Prisoner In NZ History Freed - GPJA are delighted at the release from Mount Eden Prison of Amir Mohebbi - the last and longest detained of the Iranians in Mt Eden Prison. Amir was the longest-detained remand prisoner in the history of New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00103.htm


Education: NZ Young Minds To Be Moulded For 21st Century - Prime Minister Helen Clark and Education Minister Chris Carter today launched the new New Zealand Curriculum. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00070.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00091.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00095.htm


Festivities: Quieter Guy Fawkes Pleases Fire Service - One of the quietest Guy Fawkes nights on record has the Fire Service praising the responsible attitude to fireworks shown by New Zealanders. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00099.htm


Scoop Images: Greens Remember Rod Donald - The Green Party today marked the second anniversary of the death of Co-Leader Rod Donald, by gathering after caucus beside his kowhai tree in Parliament grounds. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00113.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Treasury: New Zealand's Financial System Resilient - The Reserve Bank today released its Financial Stability Report, a twice-yearly report assessing the health of the NZ financial system. Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said the financial system is sound and has been reasonably resilient against a back-drop of worldwide market volatility. "In recent months global financial stability has been severely tested, with turmoil in financial markets," said Dr Bollard. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00103.htm


Agriculture: New Zealand Farmer Confidence Continues - New Zealand farmer confidence is continuing to trend upwards, with the latest Rabobank/Nielsen Rural Confidence Survey showing a further net improvement in confidence levels. The survey showed that although there had been a slight decrease in the number of NZ farmers expecting the rural economy to improve, the number expecting conditions to worsen had almost halved. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00105.htm


Sharemarket: CPPIB Statement Of Intention Regarding AIAL - The CPP Investment Board today announced its intention to make a partial takeover offer to all shareholders of Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL). If successful, the offer would increase CPPIB's shareholding in AIAL to 40%. "We have received strong encouragement from AIAL shareholders that they would like the opportunity to consider our proposal directly". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00106.htm


Waste Not: High-Value Ingredients From The Kiwifruit Waste - Research suggests that consuming Kiwifruit as part of one's daily diet can confer a variety of health benefits, but unfortunately much of the kiwifruit's greatest potential, remains in the components of the fruit that are either uneaten or undigested. A new Kiwifruit company has demonstrated the commercial feasibility of unlocking the kiwifruit's true potential. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00082.htm


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WORLD

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Burma: Envoy Stresses Need To Lift Restrictions On Political Detainees - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Adviser today again stressed the need for dialogue between the country's leadership and the opposition, and urged that all restrictions on political detainees, including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, be lifted as a critical first step. He held meetings with various ministers including those for foreign affairs, information, culture, and labour. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00225.htm


Foreign Affairs: UN Deplores Deadly Suicide Attack In Afghanistan - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today denounced the suicide attack that killed more than 40 civilians and injured scores of others in the northern Afghan town of Baghlan - one of the deadliest the war-torn nation has witnessed in recent years. "The Secretary-General strongly condemns this heinous attack and sends his profound condolences to the bereaved families of the victims". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00226.htm


Environment: Online Database Accessible To 100+ Developing Nations - More than 100 developing nations now have access to a United Nations-backed online environmental database which allows users to view material worth $1.5 million from prominent environmental science journals. The "Online Access to Research in the Environment" project offers free or low-cost service to 70 of the world's poorest nations with per capital incomes below $1,000. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00221.htm


Olympic Spirit: IOC Should End Silence on Press Freedom Violations - The International Olympic Committee should mark China's official Journalists' Day on Thursday by ending its silence on the Chinese government's ongoing violations of its pledge on media freedoms, a commitment it made to the IOC to win its bid to host the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing, Human Rights Watch have said. Foreign correspondents routinely face harassment, detention and intimidation at the hands of Chinese security forces and plainclothes thugs who appear to operate at official behest. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00216.htm


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COMMENT

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Mark Drolette: What the hell, it's only a damned piece of paper - It's not often, in these dire days, I burst out laughing when the Bush administration, or one of its lackeys, makes yet another insane assertion. (Ed.: Mark, "insane" is superfluous here, given the source.) But I couldn't contain myself recently when I read this lead by Laurie Kellman of the Associated Press... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00131.htm


Kucinich's Impeachment Bill Is Under Discussion on the Floor - 4:14 p.m Hoyer moved to refer the resolution to the House Judiciary Committee. Kucinich tried to avoid that and get a vote on the resolution, but - unable to do that - asked for a vote on the decision to refer to committee. Hoyer withdrew his motion and then ... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00106.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00115.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00105.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Avante Garde: Experimental Musicians Seeks Any Suggestions? - Being told to "stop singing stop playing stop living" via a feedback form is something experimental musician Greg Malcolm has become quite used to while on the road. He's bravely courted audience reactions to his music over the past ten years. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00074.htm


Advertising: Creatives Appointed To Welly Agency - Clemenger BBDO Wellington has appointed multi-award winning creative Mark Harricks as Creative Director and Paul Nagy as Deputy Creative Director. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00070.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 07, 2007

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