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Top Scoop Stories - 03 October 2007 News Summary

Published: Wed 3 Oct 2007 02:00 PM
Today's Top Scoops - October 03, 2007
LEAD STORY:
Oddspot: NZ Politician Tells World 'Mission Accomplished' In Iraq
NZ POLITICS:
Foreign Affairs: God, Labour And National All Defending NZ
Immigration Bill: Concern For Citizenship Sparks Meeting
Police: Recorded Crime Remains Steady
BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:
Advertising: Magazines Plead Guilty To Being Great for Sales
WORLD:
International Trade: No Clean Hands For Foreign Businesses In Burma
UN News: Gandhi's Message Of Non-Violence Needed Now
Foreign Affairs: UN Envoy Meets With Burma's Top General
Pacific News: United States-Pacific Island Nations Meeting
COMMENT:
Dean Baker: From WMDs to Social Security: More Bush Stories
Noam Chomsky Interview: A Revolution Just Below the Surface
Michael Collins: The Money Party
LIFESTYLE:
Artiness: Painters as Printmakers
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LEAD STORY------------


Oddspot: NZ Politician Tells World 'Mission Accomplished' In Iraq
- Green Party MP Keith Locke hopes that National Party leader John Key will be phoning President George Bush ASAP with Mr Key's good news that the war in Iraq is over, and that coalition forces can continue to withdraw their troops. "I must confess I was surprised to hear Mr Key tell Morning Report this morning why Iraq had been omitted yesterday from National's foreign policy document: 'Frankly, the war in Iraq is over,' Mr Key told Geoff Robinson. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00049.htm
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NZ POLITICS------------
Foreign Affairs: God, Labour And National All Defending NZ - National intends putting the best interests of New Zealand first in its foreign affairs, defence, and trade policy, says National Party Leader John Key. Mr Key today released National's foreign affairs, defence, and trade discussion paper. More >> [1]
ALSO:NZ Govt - National policy launch a non-event [2] Green Party - National's foreign policy blind to global concerns [3] NZ Govt - Helen Clark Foreign Policy Address: Oxford Union [4]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00044.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00026.htm
Immigration Bill: Concern For Citizenship Sparks Meeting - The Human Rights Foundation, Amnesty International and the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand are holding a public meeting to discuss the Immigration Bill on Wednesday 3 October. The Human Rights Foundation says that the Immigration Bill raises many concerns. More>> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00035.htm
Police: Recorded Crime Remains Steady - Recorded offences for the fiscal year increased by only 115 (0.03%) and recorded crime per 10,000 of population decreased by just over 1% during the year. Police resolved 2,194 more offences than in the previous twelve months taking the resolution rate from 44.2% to 44.7%. More >> [1]
ALSO:King encouraged by 2006/07 crime statistics [2] National - Violent crime up 32% since Labour became Govt [3] Women's Refuges - Figures Expose Just Part Of Violence In NZ [4] Police - Dunedin/Clutha 2006-2007 Fiscal Year Crime Stats [5] Police - Otago Rural 2006-2007 Fiscal Year Crime Statistics [6] Police - Southland 2006-2007 Fiscal Year Crime Statistics [7]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00005.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00011.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00016.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00004.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00003.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00010.htm
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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH------------
Advertising: Magazines Plead Guilty To Being Great for Sales - Magazines are making a compelling case for more attention from ad agency strategists and media planners and their clients. The vehicle is called Case, the Magazine Publishers Association's sequel to 2006's Blood magazine for creatives. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00043.htm
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WORLD------------
International Trade: No Clean Hands For Foreign Businesses In Burma - The ITUC is writing to several hundred companies known or suspected of having business links to Burma to pull out of the country and "stop propping up the brutal regime", and is calling on governments to extend economic sanctions to cover all economic ... More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00089.htm
UN News: Gandhi's Message Of Non-Violence Needed Now - "And we have witnessed lethal force being used against unarmed and non-violent marchers who exemplified the very spirit of the Mahatma's teachings," said United Nations Secreary-General Ban Ki-moon, referring to the recent wave of peaceful protests witnessed in Myanmar. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00076.htm
Foreign Affairs: UN Envoy Meets With Burma's Top General - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari today met with the South-East Asian nation's top general on the last day of his mission in response to the deteriorating situation there amid reports of the use of force and ... More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00078.htm
Pacific News: United States-Pacific Island Nations Meeting - Under Secretary of State Nicholas R. Burns met with heads of government, foreign ministers, and other senior officials from Pacific Island nations. Participating Pacific Island countries included: Fiji, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga. Australia and New Zealand were invited as observers. More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00085.htm
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COMMENT------------
Dean Baker: From WMDs to Social Security: More Bush Stories - You remember George W. Bush, the guy who tricked the country into a never-ending war in Iraq with stories about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and links to Osama bin Laden. Well, he still has 16 months left in the White House and he's determined to do yet more damage with his famous "Bush stories" before he leaves town...More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00019.htm
Noam Chomsky Interview: A Revolution Just Below the Surface - On September 21, 2007, I had the extraordinary opportunity to interview Noam Chomsky in his office at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The interview will be aired on Venezuelan and Latin American television as part of the promotion for the III International Book Fair in Venezuela, which this year focuses on the theme: "United States: Is Revolution Possible?"... More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00011.htm
Michael Collins: The Money Party - The Money Party is a small group of enterprises and individuals who have most of the money in this country. They use that money to make more money. Controlling who gets elected to public office is the key to more money for them and less for us. As 2008 approaches, The Money Party is working hard to maintain its perfect record... More >> [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00549.htm
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LIFESTYLE------------
Artiness: Painters as Printmakers - Many of New Zealand's most significant painters have excelled at the less prestigious medium of printmaking, as the selection of modernist prints in the Painters as Printmakers exhibition will show. Painters as Printmakers opens at the Christchurch Art Gallery later this month. More >. [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00032.htm
And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 03, 2007
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