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Top Scoop Stories - 08 August 2007 News Summary

Published: Wed 8 Aug 2007 01:54 PM
Today's Top Scoops - August 08, 2007
LEAD STORY:
Legislation News: Govt Claims Immigration Law Change Takes NZ Forward
NZ POLITICS:
Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 8 August 2007
Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 7 August 2007
Employment: TVNZ Sacking Over Rankin Comments 'Shocking'
Immigration News: Hunger Strike Day 26 - Ali Reza Panah in Hospital
Politics News: Labour Party attacks John Key
FULL COVERAGE: Students Flare Over Paul Buchanan Dismissal
In Memoriam: Sir Angus Tait - A Great New Zealander
Scoop News: Inability To 'Regurgitate' Setchell Convo Defended
WORLD:
South Asia News: UN Warns of Health Crisis in Flood Stricken South Asia
Democracy News: Violence, Criminal Acts Continue In Timor-Leste
Real News: Coca-Cola Loses University of Illinois Contract
U.K. News: Britain Requests Former UK Residents Be Released From Guantanamo
COMMENT:
Bill Berkowitz: Jonathan Falwell -- Here Comes The Son
David Swanson: Conyers’ Contradictory Stances on Impeachment, Reparations
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LEAD STORY------------


Legislation News: Govt Claims Immigration Law Change Takes NZ Forward
- The Government is about to present to Parliament what it claims is "the biggest rewrite of immigration law for two decades". Immigration Minister David Cunliffe says the new bill will ensure New Zealand is "well-placed to meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities of a fast-changing world". Scoop's coverage on this most important issue will continue through the day. More >> [1]
ALSO:(Scoop Audio): Manning on Radio Adelaide: Buchanan + Immigration [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00128.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00106.htm
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NZ POLITICS------------
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 8 August 2007 [1] Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 7 August 2007 [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00094.htm
Employment: TVNZ Sacking Over Rankin Comments 'Shocking' - TVNZ’s sacking of a security guard for politely criticising the comments of a Breakfast show commentator is shocking, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. Louis Rawnsley, who has worked as a security guard for the state broadcaster for 24 years, was dismissed after saying to TVNZ guest Christine Rankin as she left that her Breakfast show comments about Maori and child abuse were “over the top”. More >> [1]
ALSO:(TV3 Video News): Controversial sacking at TVNZ [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/447.html
Immigration News: Hunger Strike Day 26 - Ali Reza Panah in Hospital - Iranian Hunger striker Ali Reza Panah was taken to hospital again today on the 26th day of his hunger strike. Today’s hospital admission comes after he spent three days in hospital last week. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00099.htm
Politics News: Labour Party attacks John Key - The Labour Party has taken the issue of John Key's popularity into its own hands and given him an old fashioned hiding in parliament.
ALSO:TV3 Video [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/421.html
FULL COVERAGE: Students Flare Over Paul Buchanan Dismissal - Text + Audio: Updated with student responses - Scoop publishes here FULL COVERAGE of the breaking news item and subsequent student feedback over a decision by the University of Auckland to dismiss security and intelligence expert and senior lecturer Paul Buchanan. More >> [1]
ALSO:Greens - Locke lends support to Paul Buchanan [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00132.htm
In Memoriam: Sir Angus Tait - A Great New Zealander - The death of Sir Angus Tait is a great loss for New Zealand, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton said today. “As a Christchurch electorate MP, I had a lot to do with Sir Angus. Like many others, I was deeply impressed with his abilities, integrity, and energy.” Mr Anderton said Sir Angus was indefatigable in his advocacy for high technology research and scientific development as being the base of New Zealand’s high quality manufactured good sector. More >> [1]
ALSO:NZ Govt - Govt pays tribute to pioneering NZ business leader [2] Tait Electronics - Sir Angus Tait: Team Mourns Great Kiwi Export Icon [3] Canterbury Manufacturers Association - Sir Angus Tait [4] National - Key pays tribute to Kiwi tech giant [5] Business NZ - Regional and national tributes to Sir Angus Tait [6] United Future - Dunne on the death of Sir Angus Tait [7]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00105.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00134.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00140.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00101.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00143.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00113.htm
Scoop News: Inability To 'Regurgitate' Setchell Convo Defended - Audio + Text: Scoop's Kevin List reports on the PM's Post Cabinet press conference:The Prime Minister for yet another week spent a good part of her post cabinet press conference defending the public service over the long running 'Setchell affair.' More >> [1]
ALSO:Scoop Full Coverage - : SSC And The Setchell Case [2] TV3 VoD: Controversy continues over Benson-Pope scandal [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00085.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/388.html
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WORLD------------
South Asia News: UN Warns of Health Crisis in Flood Stricken South Asia - United Nations agencies are warning of a possible health emergency in South Asia, after severe flooding has left some 30 million people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal in urgent need of fresh water, food and shelter. UNICEF and WHO are concerned about the spread of water-borne diseases, viral fever and skin infections, and are providing medical kits and other supplies in the affected areas. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00247.htm
Democracy News: Violence, Criminal Acts Continue In Timor-Leste - With sporadic fighting, rock throwing and tyre burning breaking out in Timor-Leste after the announcement of a new government, the top United Nations envoy in the small South-East Asian country warned today that any political party supporters engaging in acts of violence would be treated as criminals and swiftly dealt with. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00229.htm
Real News: Coca-Cola Loses University of Illinois Contract - Coca-Cola has lost its contract with the University of Illinois, giving another boost to the international campaign against Coca-Cola. Students and faculty at the university have campaigned for over two years to end the exclusive "pouring rights" agreement because of the company's unethical practices in India and globally. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00205.htm
U.K. News: Britain Requests Former UK Residents Be Released From Guantanamo - The British Foreign Secretary and the Home Secretary have decided to request the release from Guantanamo Bay and return to the UK of five men who, whilst not UK Nationals, were legally UK residents prior to their detention. The Foreign Secretary has written today to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to formally make this request. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00221.htm
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COMMENT------------
Bill Berkowitz: Jonathan Falwell -- Here Comes The Son - The Rev. Jonathan Falwell appears to be picking up from where his father, the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, left off. In his first contribution as a regular weekend columnist for the conservative online publication, WorldNetDaily, Falwell issued a dad-like attack on the liberal media while making a spirited defense of best selling author/provocateur Ann Coulter. Falwell accused the traditional media of consistently distorting her remarks. Volunteering his support for the embattled Coulter, Falwell wrote...More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00105.htm
David Swanson: Conyers’ Contradictory Stances on Impeachment, Reparations - The venerable Rep. John Conyers has long been among the most progressive members of the U.S. House. Now chairman of the Judiciary Committee, where impeachment proceedings must begin, Conyers concurs with Speaker Nancy Pelosi that impeachment is "off the table" because "we don't have the votes." When a multi-racial group of demonstrators recently occupied his offices in protest, Conyers supporters cried foul, citing his perennial introduction of bills on Reparations.... More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00110.htm
And those were the Top Scoops on this day, August 08, 2007
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