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Published: Tue 14 Nov 2006 03:08 PM
TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES
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Health News: Chiron Turns Its Back On MeNZB Vaccine
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Health News: Govt Concludes Deinstitutionalisation Plan With Final Closure
Defence News: Goff Holds Summit Talks With China Military Heads
Education News: Passion Key To Encouraging Higher Education
Lifestyle: Alcohol Found To Be Good For National Pride, Environment
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Scoop In London: NZ Memorial Heralds ANZAC Spirit In London
FULL COVERAGE: Govt Details Why It Prefers Waterfront Stadium
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Palestine News: Special Meeting To Examine Latest Slaughter
Global News: Agreement Takes Shape To Eliminate Unexploded Landmines
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Kiwis Abroad: Will The UN Open Up Top Positions To More Women?
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Health News: Chiron Turns Its Back On MeNZB Vaccine

Barbara Sumner Burstyn writes that in a stunning vote of no-confidence in the MeNZB vaccine technology, Chiron (now called Novartis Vaccines) has announced the launch of clinical trials for a genetically engineered vaccine to fight meningococcal B disease. News reports of Chiron's new trials states: "...there are vaccines for [various bacteria], but a vaccine for the B strain of the disease has so far been elusive..." See... Chiron Dumps MeNZB Vaccine Trialed In NZ [1] (See also… Feedback: Novartis Responds To MeNZB Report [2] )ALSO:Ron Law - Meningococcal Death Rate Increases Since MeNZB? [3] NZ Health Ministry - Norway plans review into vaccine claims [4] Meningitis Trust - Meningitis Trust supports MoH immunisation ad [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00246.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00058.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00162.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00054.htm
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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00247.htm
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Health News: Govt Concludes Deinstitutionalisation Plan With Final Closure

- The goal of an ordinary life for disabled New Zealanders has taken an historic step forward with the closure of the last institution for people with physical and intellectual disabilities, Health Minister Pete Hodgson and Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson said today. See... End of institutionalisation milestone for families [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00246.htm
Defence News: Goff Holds Summit Talks With China Military Heads

- Defence Minister Phil Goff concluded high-level defence and security discussions in China today. The talks included a meeting with Minister of National Defence, General Cao Gang Chuan, one of China's most senior political figures. See... High Level Defence Talks with China [1] ALSO: Promoting NZ Inc. NZ to be Seen Through Chinese Eyes by Millions [2] Clark: New Zealand and Europe – Natural Partners [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00245.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00244.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00243.htm
Education News: Passion Key To Encouraging Higher Education

- Young Maori can be encouraged into tertiary education through cultural activities they are already passionate about, says the Manukau Institute of Technology’s Senior Schools Fellowship award recipient, Alfriston College deputy principal Andrea Tapu. Andrea is on secondment at MIT’s Te Tari Matauranga Maori (Department of Maori Education). See... Maori performing arts a path to further education [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0611/S00056.htm
Lifestyle: Alcohol Found To Be Good For National Pride, Environment

- At one minute past midnight this Thursday, the Langham Hotel Auckland (LHA) will battle to become the first in the world to serve the new harvest of Beaujolais Nouveau. Admittedly one of the most frivolous rituals in the wine world, the third Thursday of each November marks the first day the new harvest of Beaujolais Nouveau can be served. See... World race to be first to serve Beaujolais Nouveau [1] ALSO:Karori Wildlife Sanctuary - Drink To Wildlife Sanctuary This Christmas [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00264.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00129.htm
MORE HEADLINES:
Robson-On-Politics - Tuesday 14 November 2006 [1] 3 News Appoints European Correspondent [2] PM must apologise to acquitted former policeman [3] Livestock and Wholesale Trade Push Up PPI [4] NZ Band Garners Rave Reviews in London [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00198.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00271.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00197.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00267.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0611/S00145.htm
Scoop In London: NZ Memorial Heralds ANZAC Spirit In London

- Defence Photo Essay - The unveiling of the New Zealand Memorial in London's Hyde Park provided the chance for Kiwi ex-pats to wander along and show their respects to the veterans that had made the trip over and, also to pay their respects to those that have fallen in battle. While Scoop was busy getting the vibe from the ex-pat Kiwi community the official New Zealand Defence Force photographer Rachel Main had what many English Paparazzi can only dream about – the chance to snap the entire Royal family at the unveiling of the New Zealand Memorial. See… Defence Images - Images: New Zealand Memorial Ceremony [1] ALSO: Scoop Photo Essay - Ex-Pats Soak Up Patriotic Glow Of NZ Memorial [2] Scoop Feature - Cheerio Blighty - London After Dark [3] NZ Govt - PM: Address to the NZ Memorial Dedication Ceremony [4] NZ Govt - PM: Address to the London School of Economics [5] NZ Govt - PM: Address to Reuters Newsmakers Seminar [6]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00200.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00199.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00201.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00215.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00207.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00208.htm
FULL COVERAGE: Govt Details Why It Prefers Waterfront Stadium

- Minister for the Rugby World Cup Trevor Mallard today announced that following a review of stadium options for Auckland the government has a strong preference for a national stadium on Auckland’s CBD waterfront. See... Waterfront stadium is government preference [1] ALSO:Greens - Green MP seeking urgent House debate on stadium [2] Auckland Citizens and Ratepayers Now - C Now consults with public over stadium choice [3] Enterprise North Shore - North Harbour Stadium remains the logical option [4]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00206.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00235.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00128.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00148.htm
INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Palestine News: Special Meeting To Examine Latest Slaughter

- The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Wednesday in response to Israel’s recent military actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the recent attack that killed 19 civilians and injured 60 others in Beit Hanoun in the Northern Gaza Strip. See... HRC Special Session on Israel’s Actions in Gaza [1] ALSO:Gush Shalom - Gaza: Stop the Siege! Stop the War! Protest Month [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00230.htm
Global News: Agreement Takes Shape To Eliminate Unexploded Landmines

- The entry into force of a new international agreement to eliminate unexploded weaponry such as landmines as soon as possible after a conflict “is not an end in itself but rather the beginning of a long series of actions” to protect civilians against the “horrendous effects of explosive remnants of war,” United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today. See... Pact on Clearance of Unexploded Weaponry in Force [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00239.htm
MORE WORLD HEADLINES:
Pacific - Human Development Programme start of new era [1] Global - National Institutions Crucial to Peacebuilding [2] Iraq - Iraqi Govt, UN Officials Discuss Human Rights [3] SE Asia - UN Official Calls on Myanmar to Release Suu Kyi [4] Global - EU must clarify commitment in climate change [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00237.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00236.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00235.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00234.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00225.htm
Kiwis Abroad: Will The UN Open Up Top Positions To More Women?

Andreas von Warburg writes the UN is not the most hospitable place for women. Only a handful of Under-Secretaries-General are women, while UN female Ambassadors counts less than 18 – the New Zealand Ambassador, Rosemary Banks, being one of the few. But are things changing? The Organizations seems now a step closer to a more gender balanced approach to the UN agenda. See... Is The UN Opening Its Doors To Women? [1] ALSO:New Zealand Ranks 20th As Best Place To Live [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00261.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00260.htm
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