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Top Scoop Stories - 13 September 2007 News Summary

Published: Thu 13 Sep 2007 02:00 PM
Today's Top Scoops - September 13, 2007
LEAD STORY:
Media: TV3 And Sky In Rugby Ruckus
NZ POLITICS:
QQuestions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 13 Sep 2007
Nursing: Medical Backbone Stiffened After Pay Rise
Health: Something More Dangerous Than A Spear Tackle On Rugby Field
Substances: Jackie Dean Promotes Water Ban
BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:
Magical Franchise: Harry Potter Sucks Parents Wallets Dry Globally
Net Stuff: More high-speed internet licences for rural areas
WORLD:
General Alarm: Deadly Air, Ground Attack On South Darfur Town
Don't Chicken Out: WHO Warns Against Complacency In Dealing With Avian Influenza
Radioactive Crimewave: Illicit Trafficking And Theft Of Nuclear Materials Is A Persistent Problem
It's Clean Up Time: Millions Of Hands Set To Join In This Weekend's Clean Up The World Campaign
COMMENT:
Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read (7): A Parting of the Ways
LIFESTYLE:
Ballet: Tale Of Poor Parenting Reaps Rich Rewards For RNZB
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LEAD STORY------------


Media: TV3 And Sky In Rugby Ruckus
- MediaWorks, owner of TV3, has today issued proceedings in the High Court in Auckland seeking an injunction against Sky. MediaWorks believes Sky is in serious breach of the rules surrounding “fair dealing” in its usage of footage from the Rugby World Cup. “We have paid a very large sum of money for the exclusive TV rights to the Rugby World Cup, so that all New Zealanders can enjoy this significant event live and free,” said TVWorks Chief Operating Officer, Rick Friesen.More>> [1]
ALSO:Mediaworks - Mediaworks Wins Injunction [2] (TV3): Rugby World Cup: Fiji hold out to snatch narrow win [3] (TV3): Rugby World Cup: The All Black locking crisis continues [4]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00212.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00232.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/1434.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/1418.html
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NZ POLITICS------------
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00230.htm
Nursing: Medical Backbone Stiffened After Pay Rise - The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and District Health Boards have reached agreement on a Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA) covering 20,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants working in New Zealand’s Public Hospitals. More >> [1]
ALSO: Nurses' Pay Settlement Breaks The Mould [2] Nurses' Pay Increase Welcome - NZ First [3] Govt Must Fund Nurses’ Settlement Or Patients Lose [4] Settlement recognises value of nurses - CTU [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00046.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00228.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00170.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00050.htm
Health: Something More Dangerous Than A Spear Tackle On Rugby Field - Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling on the Tauranga City Council to stop spraying Thiodan - whose active ingredient is the highly toxic chemical endosulfan - over sport fields used by children. "Endosulfan is banned in all countries of the European Union. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00215.htm
Substances: Jackie Dean Promotes Water Ban - Jim Anderton: "Banning BZP and related party pills altogether is an even better idea which is why I'm recommending it to the House. However, I will not be banning dihydrogen monoxide or asking for the experts to consider it, which is the latest bandwagon Ms Dean is looking to jump on." More >> [1]
ALSO:Out-Link - Michael Earley: Don't Worry – Jacqui will save you from DHMO. [2] Out-Link - Dihydrogen monoxide hoax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [3] 2001: National Mocks Kedgley Over DHMO - 1 [4] , 2 [5] More Party Pills:NZ Govt - Bill Aims To Remove Potential Source Of Harm [6] Maori Party - Hone Harawira: Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill [7] Greens - Tanczos: Classification of BZP Bill [8] NZ Govt - Tackling BZP important for NZ [9] NZ Govt - Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill [10] National - Party pill bill good - but two years too late [11] Daniel Newman - Objectors happy for support over party drugs [12] NORML - History shows BZP ban will make any problems worse [13]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00173.htm
[2] - http://mikeenz.blogspot.com/2007/09/jacqui-dean-and-dhmo-full-story.html
[3] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0110/S00440.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0110/S00444.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00175.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00192.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00184.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00186.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00174.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00180.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00168.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00175.htm
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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH------------
Magical Franchise: Harry Potter Sucks Parents Wallets Dry Globally - With the success of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter films have now become, worldwide, the top-grossing motion picture franchise in history. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00221.htm
Net Stuff: More high-speed internet licences for rural areas - In another step in the ongoing roll-out of the Labour-led government's communications overhaul, applications are to be sought for local radio spectrum licences covering broadband internet services. More >> [1]
ALSO:Kiwi Campers - First Campervan NZ co to offer Satellite TV/DVD [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00207.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00224.htm
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WORLD------------
General Alarm: Deadly Air, Ground Attack On South Darfur Town - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed deep concern at the Sudanese Government's "brutal aerial and ground attack" on a South Darfur town that has left at least 25 civilians dead and took place just days after the United Nations chief visited the war-torn region. More than 200,000 people have been killed in the Darfur conflict between Government forces, allied Janjaweed militia and the rebel groups. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00305.htm
Don't Chicken Out: WHO Warns Against Complacency In Dealing With Avian Influenza - Warning against the dangers of complacency, the World Health Organization today urged Member States not to drop their guard against the threat posed by avian influenza. Dr Shigeru Omi, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, said that the avian influenza situation remained as serious and dangerous as ever, and that the world faced extremely serious consequences, with the threat of a human influenza pandemic showing no signs of abating. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00304.htm
Radioactive Crimewave: Illicit Trafficking And Theft Of Nuclear Materials Is A Persistent Problem - Illicit trafficking, theft and loss of nuclear and other radioactive materials remain "a persistent problem," according to the United Nations agency entrusted with pre-empting nuclear and radiological terrorism and preventing proliferation. More than 250 incidents involving unauthorized possession and related criminal activities, theft or loss of nuclear or other radioactive materials, and other activities, in 2006. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00303.htm
It's Clean Up Time: Millions Of Hands Set To Join In This Weekend's Clean Up The World Campaign - From the palm-fringed shores of the Pacific islands of Tonga to the banks of the Vistula in Poland, some 35 million people are expected to take part in this year's United Nations-backed Clean Up the World Weekend starting on Friday, with activities ranging from litter removal to tree planting to water conservation to promote sustainable living. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00296.htm
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COMMENT------------
Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read (7): A Parting of the Ways - There was an invisible spirit that crept through our lives on Wall Street in the 1980s. LBO’s were a part of it. I could never quite put my finger on what was wrong. It was as if there was too much dirty money and, as it grew more and more powerful in invisible ways, the way companies were financed, bought and sold grew progressively more out of control. (Part 7 of a 20 Part Serial) More >> [1]
See Also: Table of Contents [2] , Part 1 [3] , Part 2 [4] , Part 3 [5] , Part 4 [6] , Part 5 [7] , Part 6 [8]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00206.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00302.htm#2
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00302.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00361.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00399.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00435.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00059.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00194.htm
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LIFESTYLE------------
Ballet: Tale Of Poor Parenting Reaps Rich Rewards For RNZB - The Royal New Zealand Ballet's new production of Cinderella has opened to rave reviews and full houses. After a sellout season in Wellington, the production opened to another full house in Invercargill last night. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00130.htm
And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 13, 2007
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