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Top Scoop Stories - 14 December 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - December 14, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Health: Capital And Coast Gets Management Transfusion

NZ POLITICS:

Nature: Greens Welcome Marketing Sanctuary Efforts
Urgency Special: Some bills not mentionsed elsewhere
Auckland Issues: Political Storm Brews Over Housing
Treaty: Agreement In Principle On Wellington Claim
Bali: Parker Tells The World About NZ Climate Policy

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Insecticide: How To Kill Pests Without Killing The Earth
Commerce: New Offer Open For Auckland Airport
Retail: Petrol Bucks Sales Decline
Transport: Air NZ Giving Away A Plane

WORLD:

United Nations: East Timor Will Need UN Assistance For Some Time
Conservation: Governments Agree On UN-Backed Pact To Protect Sharks
New Orleans: Stop Racially Motivated Public Housing Demolitions
Health: PHR-Israel: Call To Paris Conference Attendees

COMMENT:

Lawrence Velvel: Denegration of News to the Level of Entertainment
Allen Roland: Excerpts From Al Gore's Nobel Acceptance Speech
Henri Bou Saab: Lebanese parliament closer to choosing President
Bruce Dixon: Oprah & Obama - Corporate Marketing for a Corporate Campaign

LIFESTYLE:

Laffs: Grammy Nominees, Boy With Tape, "Dick Smith" Seek NZ Comedy Awards
Audio Tragedy: Blackout Blows Out Historical Recording
Faith: Free Course Explores Jesus' Eating Habits
Grooving: The "Ray Charles" Of Cambodia Confirmed For Womad


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LEAD STORY

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Health: Capital And Coast Gets Management Transfusion - Minister of Health David Cunliffe has announced his decision to appoint a new Chair and Crown Monitor to Capital and Coast District Health Board. The Crown Monitor, who will report directly to the Minister, is Dr Ian Brown an Obstetrician Gynaecologist, who was the Director of Medical Services at Northland DHB until November this year... The new Chair is Sir John Anderson the current Chairman of TVNZ. More >> [1] ALSO:



[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00287.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00301.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00308.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00306.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00055.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/3967.html


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NZ POLITICS

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Nature: Greens Welcome Marketing Sanctuary Efforts - The Green Party believe that there is a great economic opportunity for DOC in making Rangitoto and Motutapu islands into sanctuaries for endangered birds species... the new sanctuary will bring added value to 'guerrilla marketing' stunts and this will generate extra revenue for DOC who could charge premium rates for the privilege of the islands' use. More >> [1]

ALSO:


EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00319.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00304.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00291.htm


Urgency Special - Some bills not mentionsed elsewhere:


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00285.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00298.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00299.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00323.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00307.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00309.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00280.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00294.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00289.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00295.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00314.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00315.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00321.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00320.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00296.htm


Auckland Issues: Political Storm Brews Over Housing - There is a political storm brewing in the corridors of Auckland City Council over 'affordable housing' which Mayor John Banks had publicly issued calls for its scrapping during his election campaign. His contention is that 'affordable housing' is the province of Central government and the local councils have no role to play in it. More >> [1]

ALSO:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING BILL:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00177.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00199.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00231.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00145.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00122.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00261.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00290.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00260.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00263.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00097.htm


Treaty: Agreement In Principle On Wellington Claim - The Crown and Port Nicholson Block Claims Team have signed an Agreement in Principle to settle all outstanding historical Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi claims of Taranaki Whânui (Wellington), Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Michael Cullen announced today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00275.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00173.htm


Bali: Parker Tells The World About NZ Climate Policy - We all know climate change presents a significant challenge for governments around the world. We must design policies which re-orientate how we live. We must maintain economic growth. And we must do this without too much regulatory complexity hobbling the economy. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00264.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00267.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00265.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00288.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00282.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00259.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00242.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00226.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00250.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00147.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Insecticide: How To Kill Pests Without Killing The Earth - There are about 50 to 60 million insect species on earth - already over 50% of these thousand pests are already resistant to our volatile, dangerous, synthetic pesticide poisons. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00252.htm


Commerce: New Offer Open For Auckland Airport - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) partial takeover offer is now open, with offer documents being mailed to shareholders today. The offer would take CPPIB's holding to 40% of Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL), if successful. More >> [1]

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OTHER AIRPORT NEWS:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00253.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00254.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00242.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00054.htm


Retail: Petrol Bucks Sales Decline - In October 2007, seasonally adjusted total retail sales fell 0.7 percent ($40 million), Statistics New Zealand said today... The only notable increase recorded was for automotive fuel retailing, up 3.5 percent ($18 million). More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00224.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00225.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00234.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00227.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00229.htm


Transport: Air NZ Giving Away A Plane - Ever wanted to have your very own plane for the day? Well thanks to Air New Zealand's grabaplane promotion, which launches today, one lucky Kiwi will have that wish come true! The winner and forty of their mates will take off on their own special Q300 flight to their choice of any of the 26 spots around New Zealand to which Air New Zealand flies. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00230.htm


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WORLD

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United Nations: East Timor Will Need UN Assistance For Some Time - Despite the tremendous gains achieved by Timor-Leste since achieving independence in 2002, it will continue to need United Nations assistance for some time to address its political, security and economic challenges, according to a Security Council ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00827.htm


Conservation: Governments Agree On UN-Backed Pact To Protect Sharks - Dozens of governments agreed in principle today to a new United Nations global agreement to protect sharks, which have long been neglected by conservationists and overexploited by the modern fishing industry. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00843.htm


New Orleans: Stop Racially Motivated Public Housing Demolitions - Residents were chanting ''no demolition'' and challenging plans of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to start demolishing over 4,000 much-needed apartments. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00850.htm


Health: PHR-Israel: Call To Paris Conference Attendees - On Dec 17th, the donor countries convene with the aim to provide financial and political support to the Palestinian Authority. This support should enable the Palestinian Authority to develop the capacities to build a viable State. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00851.htm


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COMMENT

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Lawrence Velvel: Denegration of News to the Level of Entertainment - The U.S. mass media "is controlled by a handful of very large companies" such as General Electric, Disney, Westinghouse, CBS and Fox that "are under very strong pressure to make a lot of money" and do so... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00198.htm


Allen Roland: Excerpts From Al Gore's Nobel Acceptance Speech - So today we dumped another 70 million tons of global warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, as if it were an open sewer. And tomorrow we will dump a slightly larger amount, with the cumulative concentrations... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00202.htm


Henri Bou Saab: Lebanese parliament closer to choosing President - Lebanon is famous for its high-mountain winter skiing and its sunny summer months on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. What is perhaps not so well known outside the country is that we have the oldest Parliamentary... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00201.htm


Bruce Dixon: Oprah & Obama - Corporate Marketing for a Corporate Campaign - Two of the best marketers in the U.S. teamed up for a three-state weekend extravaganza of vapid, substance-devoid entertainment posing as presidential politics. Oprah Winfrey - a certified genius of self-salesmanship - and the faux progressive, fraudulent anti-war... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00183.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Laffs: Grammy Nominees, Boy With Tape, "Dick Smith" Seek NZ Comedy Awards - FOTC's comedy EP, "The Distant Future" has been nominated for the "Best Comedy Album" Grammy... Flight Of The Conchords are also nominated in two categories at this years' NZ Comedy Guild Awards, to be announced at The Classic Comedy and Bar on Dec 16th. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00186.htm


Audio Tragedy: Blackout Blows Out Historical Recording - Thirty years of historical broadcasting disappeared in the blink of a blackout last weekend, as a suspected power surge wiped out the recording of Radio Active 89FM's historical RetroActive broadcast. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00175.htm


Faith: Free Course Explores Jesus' Eating Habits - A new free course from Focus invites you to join Jesus in his mealtime encounters with different people in Luke's Gospel. Each session includes discussion starters and a Bible passage about one of Jesus' mealtime encounters. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00181.htm


Grooving: The "Ray Charles" Of Cambodia Confirmed For Womad - One of NYC's hottest DJ's, the "Ray Charles" of Cambodia and an award winning percussionist join the already stellar line-up of artists heading to New Zealand for Womad New Zealand 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00179.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, December 14, 2007

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