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Top Scoop Stories - 05 December 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - December 05, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Health: Papers Show Depth Of Crisis At Wellington DHB

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 5 December 2007
Elections Bill: English Says Greens Have No Confidence In Bill
Immigration: Lawyer Worried Bill Designed To Avoid 'Zaoui Type Cases' May Work
Maritime Safety: Kalepi Rescue Update
Environment: Climate Change Legislation Introduced


BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Power: Electricity Generation Down From Last Year's High
Googling: 2007 - A Year In Web Searches

WORLD:

United Nations: U.S. Intel On Iran Nuclear Programme Should Spur Talks
Refugee Crisis: Attacks Halt Sudan Repatriation
Economies: Latin America's New Middle Class
Health Issues: Vigilance Against Bird Flu Must Not Wane

COMMENT:

Suzan Mazur: Caspian Tales John Deuss, Oil, Spooks & Cohibas

LIFESTYLE:

Arts: Body Art Awards DVD Release
Arts: Indigenous Australian Art In NZ


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LEAD STORY

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Health: Papers Show Depth Of Crisis At Wellington DHB - Papers show depth of crisis at Wellington DHB National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says David Cunliffe must inject fresh urgency into his management of the crisis at Wellington Hospital. "The catalogue of problems revealed in an Official Information Act request, which took two years to surface, show there have been systemic problems at the Capital and Coast DHB for quite some time." More >> [1]

Also:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00081.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00074.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00076.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00032.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00042.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00051.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00052.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00085.htm


Elections Bill: English Says Greens Have No Confidence In Bill - Bill English says a last-minute amendment shows the Greens are getting cold feet on the shonky piece of legislation. The Greens' amendment proposes that an independent panel be established within two months of the bill passing, to completely review this new piece of legislation. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00052.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00319.htm


Immigration: Lawyer Worried Bill Designed To Avoid 'Zaoui Type Cases' May Work - High profile lawyer Deborah Manning who successfully defended Algerian former MP Ahmed Zaoui has sounded alarm that while 'Mr. Zaoui has received justice in New Zealand' she is concerned that 'many others may miss out'. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00075.htm


Maritime Safety: Kalepi Rescue Update - Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has advised that the rescue of a crew member off the fishing vessel Kalepi from the Island of Hunga Haapi in Tonga will now be managed by Tongan authorities. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00044.htm


Environment: Climate Change Legislation Introduced - Legislation to provide New Zealand with two important tools to respond to the challenges posed by climate change was introduced to Parliament today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00035.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0712/S00006.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0712/S00010.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00039.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00065.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00068.htm

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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Power: Electricity Generation Down From Last Year's High - Electricity generation in both the quarter and year ended September 2007 was less than the high levels reached in the same periods of 2006, Statistics New Zealand said today. The September quarter generally has the highest level of electricity generation in the annual cycle. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00066.htm


Googling: 2007 - A Year In Web Searches - With the end of the year in sight, it's time to reflect on what made 2007 special. Today we're releasing our first ever annual Zeitgeist for New Zealand - the fastest rising and highest volume search terms that New Zealanders have been typing into google.co.nz in 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00043.htm


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WORLD

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United Nations: U.S. Intel On Iran Nuclear Programme Should Spur Talks - A recently-released U.S. intelligence report concluding that there has been no ongoing nuclear weapons programme in Iran since the fall of 2003 tallies with the findings of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency. The intelligence should also ''prompt Iran to work actively with the IAEA to clarify specific aspects of its past and present nuclear program as outlined in the work." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00251.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00255.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00249.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00247.htm#iran_nukes
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00245.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00237.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00235.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00062.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00209.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00208.htm


Refugee Crisis: Attacks Halt Sudan Repatriation - Deadly tribal feuds caused by cattle theft in southern Sudan have forced the United Nations refugee agency to suspend temporarily its repatriation of thousands of Sudanese from neighbouring countries to the area. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00253.htm


Economies: Latin America's New Middle Class - Brazil, pointed to as a showcase for both its economic boom and the vast inequality that still persists in parts of the country, has become the new face of this emerging middle class. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00252.htm


Health Issues: Vigilance Against Bird Flu Must Not Wane - The United Nations agriculture agency warned today that continued vigilance is needed to avert a global pandemic of avian influenza as Chinese health officials reported a new case of fatal infection in a human. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00254.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00233.htm


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COMMENT

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Suzan Mazur: Caspian Tales John Deuss, Oil, Spooks & Cohibas - One of my favorite stories about the rush for Caspian oil riches is the one about the man who invested $3,000 there in the 1990s and left months later with $3 million stuffed in his socks. Steve LeVine, The Wall Street Journal's former Eurasia bureau chief, doesn't include it in his new book... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00443.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Arts: Body Art Awards DVD Release - Organisers of the NZ Body Art Awards are delighted to announce the launch of the DVD from our 2007 show and the opening of our new office. Event director Mem Bourke says artists have already shown interest in the 2008 awards and some have already started planning their new concepts. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00054.htm


Arts: Indigenous Australian Art In NZ - The most expansive exhibition of Indigenous Australian paintings ever seen in Aotearoa New Zealand opens at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery on 15 December 2007. Paintings from remote communities: Indigenous Australian art from the Laverty Collection, Sydney comprises 61 recent paintings from the private collection of Dr Colin and Mrs Elizabeth Laverty. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00050.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, December 05, 2007

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