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Top Scoop Stories - 19 September 2007 News Summary

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2007 02:07 PM
Today's Top Scoops - September 19, 2007
LEAD STORY:
Suffrage: Votes For Women Still An Issue On Suffrage Day
NZ POLITICS:
Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Fisheries: Hoki Certification Slammed By Environmental Groups
Safety: Govt On Hunt For Excessively Leaded Toys
Politics: Bishop Tamaki on Destiny's Future
1080: Hunter Fires Shot Back At Forest And Bird
BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:
Media: TV3 Legal Action Sees A Red card For SKY TV
Sharemarket: Canadians Make Announcement On AIAL
WORLD:
Strong Words: North Korean Human Rights Situation
Sea Power: Australian Navy And Customs Catch Sixty-one Foreign Fishers Last Weekend
What Will They Think Of Next? Industry Leaders Develop Superspeed USB 3.0
Refuseniks: Burmese Monks Step Up Pressure On Military Junta
COMMENT:
Mohammad Reza Razavi:How Much For A Kidney? How Much A Grave?
Michael Collins: Attorney General Mukasey and the Rule of Law
Rosalea Barker: Images - 360 @ 7 On Washington's Mall
Bernard Weiner: 2008 Election: Confusion, Anger, Hope...
LIFESTYLE:
Extreme Sports: Weird World of Sport Contest Goes to the Dog
Festivals: Good Knees-Up Had By All Down South
Silver Scrolls: Fraser Wins Best Song, Jordan Luck in Hall Of Fame
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LEAD STORY------------


Suffrage: Votes For Women Still An Issue On Suffrage Day
- Votes for women still an issue on Suffrage Day Women are being urged to vote in the up-coming local body elections and to consider voting for quality female candidates. “New Zealand needs to address the slippage in female representation,” says EEO Commissioner Dr Judy McGregor on Suffrage Day. More >> [1]
ALSO:National - 114 years since suffrage - but still work to do [2] Republican Movement of Aotearoa NZ - Debate to mark dominion centenary [3] Department Of Labour - Forty years of focus on women’s employment [4] Department Of Labour - Women’s work advisory group celebrates 40 years [5] National Council of Women - Using Your Vote When It Counts [6] Council of Trade Unions - Unions making the difference for working women [7]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00247.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00279.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00224.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00252.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00251.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00250.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00254.htm
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NZ POLITICS------------
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 19 September 2007 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00317.htm
Fisheries: Hoki Certification Slammed By Environmental Groups - An independent panel of international fisheries experts agrees that the New Zealand hoki fishery does not merit the “sustainability tick” it has been awarded today. However, because of the procedures the Panel was operating under they were unable to stop the fishery being certified as “sustainable”. More >> [1]
ALSO:Seafood Industry Council - Sustainable hoki fishery ‘Great for New Zealand’ [2] NZ Govt - Kaipara scallop fishery needs more time to build [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00228.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00335.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00284.htm
Safety: Govt On Hunt For Excessively Leaded Toys - The Government is issuing an unsafe goods notice banning children’s toys with excessive lead levels as a precautionary measure to further ensure the safety of New Zealand children. "While we have not identified any specific problems with toys containing excessive lead levels, New Zealand does not currently have a regulated maximum lead content in toys," said Consumer Affairs Minister Judith Tizard. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00318.htm
Politics: Bishop Tamaki on Destiny's Future - Bishop Brian Tamaki today announced over the internet today that Destiny NZ was de-registering as a political party in order that it may join a wider more broad based political party. More >> [1]
ALSO: Destiny To Be De-Registered [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00241.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00240.htm
1080: Hunter Fires Shot Back At Forest And Bird - Dear Scoop, I wish to strongly disagree with the Scoop story from Mr Hackwell of Forest & Bird recently printed on your website stating that Hunters were responsible for the 1080 thrown around parks recently. More >. [1]
ALSO:Forest and Bird - Extremists must be caught before someone is killed [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00246.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00212.htm
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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH------------
Media: TV3 Legal Action Sees A Red card For SKY TV - A high court ruling has restrained SKY Television from using 2007 Rugby World Cup footage in any of its magazine-style programming, protecting TV3’s exclusive broadcasting rights. The order extends to The Cup and Reunion, both screened on SKY and The Crowd Goes Wild, which screens on Prime. More >> [1]
ALSO:Skeptics - TV3 gains Bent Spoon and Bravo Awards [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00347.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00046.htm
Sharemarket: Canadians Make Announcement On AIAL - Auckland International Airport Limited (“Auckland Airport”) is aware that CPP Investment Board (“CPPIB”) has made an announcement in respect of its intentions in relation to Auckland Airport. A copy of the announcement follows. No proposal has been received by Auckland Airport from CPPIB. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00341.htm
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WORLD------------
Strong Words: North Korean Human Rights Situation - "We will continue to work for the day that North Koreans are free. That is our policy. As President Bush said in Prague this June: "People living in tyranny need to know they are not forgotten. North Koreans live in a closed society where dissent is brutally suppressed, and they are cut off from their brothers and sisters to the south… My message to all those who suffer under tyranny is this: we will never excuse your oppressors. We will always stand for your freedom." More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00436.htm
Sea Power: Australian Navy And Customs Catch Sixty-one Foreign Fishers Last Weekend - Northern maritime patrols co-ordinated by Border Protection Command and involving officers from Defence, Customs and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) resulted in 61 foreign fishers being brought into Darwin for investigation in recent days. Royal Australian Navy efforts resulted in five illegal foreign fishing vessels, with 57 foreign fishers being brought into Darwin on 16 Sep 2007. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00434.htm
What Will They Think Of Next? Industry Leaders Develop Superspeed USB 3.0 - Intel Corporation and other industry leaders have formed the USB (Universal Serial Bus) 3.0 Promoter Group.USB 3.0 will create a backward-compatible standard with the same ease-of-use and plug and play capabilities of previous USB technologies. Targeting over 10x performance increase, the technology will draw from the same architecture of wired USB. In addition the USB 3.0 specification will be optimised for low power and improved protocol efficiency. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00445.htm
Refuseniks: Burmese Monks Step Up Pressure On Military Junta - Demonstrations by hundreds of Burmese Buddhist monks were staged yesterday in central and upper Burma. The protests are a warning to the Burmese generals that the monks will refuse daily donations from the families of military personnel commencing on Tuesday, September 18, 2007. The junta violently cracked down on monks peacefully protesting in Pakokku on September 5, 2007. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00426.htm
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COMMENT------------
Mohammad Reza Razavi:How Much For A Kidney? How Much A Grave? - Recently I read an interesting article about Iranian security forces discovering a tunnel that apparently lead to the British Embassy in Iran. I found the whole affair extremely interesting, not so much because of the cloak and dagger stuff, but because the Iranian authorities among other things, accused the Brits of using the tunnel to bring in prostitutes into the embassy... More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00332.htm
Michael Collins: Attorney General Mukasey and the Rule of Law - Attorney General nominee, Judge Michael B. Mukasey was under FBI protection for 11 years due to threats after presiding over major terrorist trials. Commenting on the FBI’s decision to end protection even though some safety concerns remained, the judge said, “I’m not complaining. I rather like it, being normal.” A review of his legal history portrays Judge Mukasey as a highly intelligent and capable jurist who stands his ground and displays sympathy for the underdog... More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00326.htm
Rosalea Barker: Images - 360 @ 7 On Washington's Mall - Perhaps to make up for the fact that all its public memorials glorify revolutionaries, warmongers and war dead, DC tries hard to emphasize culture as well. Central to this effort is the National Mall, a broad pedestrian avenue that stretches from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, with the Washington Monument about halfway along its length... More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00327.htm
Bernard Weiner: 2008 Election: Confusion, Anger, Hope... - Let's construct a pair of binoculars out of two quotes. What we see may help us understand more clearly our current reality and where it could take us in November 2008. Seen through the right ocular is this doozy by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; it's from another era (the early-1970s, to be exact), discussing the socialist government of Salvador Allende in Chile prior to the military coup that toppled his government... More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00333.htm
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LIFESTYLE------------
Extreme Sports: Weird World of Sport Contest Goes to the Dog - A new extreme sport involving a piece of plywood and a pet dog named Bruce has been voted New Zealand’s top new sport in the finals of Weird World of Sports... Bruce’s owners harnessed up their canine companion to tow them along a stretch of shallow surf. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00214.htm
Festivals: Good Knees-Up Had By All Down South - Wanakafest 2007 finished on a high last night with The Southern Trust Wanakafest Grand Finale fireworks; Festival Assistant Manager Jess Townshend is delighted with the success of the festival. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00202.htm
Silver Scrolls: Fraser Wins Best Song, Jordan Luck in Hall Of Fame - In a week that was otherwise dominated by the catwalk, the crème de la crème of the New Zealand music industry gathered with luminaries and dignitaries to celebrate in the achievements of some of the country’s top songwriters. More >> [1]
ALSO:SOUNZ - SOUNZ Contemporary Award Winner 2007 [2] Plunket Society - Good cause for celebration [3]
Other Awards:NZ Govt - Clark: Prime Minister’s Literary Awards [4] Creative NZ - Sir Howard Morrison honoured by Creative NZ [5] Universal College Of Learning - Pasifika win for fashion rookie [6]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00212.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00215.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00218.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00314.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00221.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00206.htm
And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 19, 2007
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