FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – SOME NEWS – 24th AUGUST 2012
Around the world, zooming in:
World news by the audience votes is:
Peata Melbourne has fun news for Otautahi, Christchurch City’s kids and a line up of stellar new Kiwi sporting heroes.
Photographs: This week around the world.
USA: Tampa braces as storm threatens GOP convention.ACT education scores up. Keanu ‘s documentary: digi-film. Facebook is still bleeding for Wall Street. Why Apple is no.1. Ethanol, drought, agriculture. Janna Ryan and the USA. NY Times commentary: Krugman: Gold and God. Healthy people, fish & Permira Buying Japan Sushi Restaurant Chain in $1 Billion Deal. Wise: Romney Plan Would Give States Control Over Drilling. Wow: Romney Reiterates He Would Replace Bernanke. New poll. NBC to tackle one-hour special on Mormonism, oll
New Zealand: All about water: Delay asset sales, says Waitangi Tribunal -TV3. Alternative commentary: Papa Winebox on NZ water rights a total mess – Peters. This makes me so angry: Hapu in sprngs fight want all water applications held. Or: 100 year fight for water rights – TVNZ. Sir Eddie D - recapping: Water rights debate ‘not a land grab.’ Crafar Water: Asset Sales Could Be Halted By Maori Water Rights – NZ’s PM. Creating magic hero moments: Olympians and Christchurch youth. Afghanistan & NZ military. Nature: Aussie pelicans move to NZ. And my favorite: Maori Council delighted with Rahui Katene ‘s work ethic oh… and water rights decision… too - TVNZ.Chrstchurch rebuild. Einstein on science. Duncan Garner chats Afghanistan. Ports of Auckland news. Nelson Fish farming. Black caps & India. What’s Jaime Ridge up to? Greenpeace & Russia. So, when is Maori Education never not in danger? Tennis: Erakovic, Watson into Texas doubles final. Wonderteen: Lydia Ko news. Gun safety: Parents of shot hunter react. Christchurch’s redesign well underway. AB’s coach Steven Hanson on cautious improvement. All Blacks: McCaw says ‘We’ll be disappointed if we don’t improve’. Wyatt C & Ted talks blood. Ag exports news: Trade surplus for July on China dairy exports. The good olive oil: Northland olive oil scoops international prize. Milford sound nature watch.
Featured clip: NZ’s PM John Key: Te Wai Ora, living water TV.–TVNZ.
Tonga: So sad: Slain policeman’s family wants answers.
United Kingdom: UK PM in talks with Bahrain King. Prince Harry‘s latest,. Elisabeth Murdoch steps up. Yawn: Britain’s jobs market is broken. Agriculture: ‘Wonky’ fruit and veg returns with bad weather. London firms inking deals for Syrian oil. And: tax disclosure rules. Chris Hoy is so modest. Blair is kinda expensive. What athletes do for media entities. Music: Elbow. Soccer trades: Victor Moses. Soccer: Andy Webster for Liverpool. Paralympics avid fans. Weekend staples: Celebrity sightings.
Australia: Aussies really care about a social media score. That’s too funny! Julia experiences Disney. Poof Nathan Tinkler. Life coaching advice: Procrastination recommends . A fisheries closure. Aussie facts of life: Canberrans live longer than most Australians. Coaching news: Craig Bellamy is refusing to talk about his future as coach of Melbourne Storm. John Hargreave‘s valedictory speech. Power price freezing equals savings. Shopping was rough on Chapel St today. Canberra’s ski season. Athletes on the Coast: Brisbane welcomes home London Olympians. Rugby’s Robbie Deans: ‘We have got to be a little bit smarter’. And, take2 at ABC. All about Flynn’s mission.
Canada: Poor Romney, oil wrangling as a campaign J.R pre-requisite. Finding the balance in planning: ‘Science and sovereignty’ key to new Arctic research centre Aug 23, 2012. Housing, building, city expansion planning & hope in immigrants. Singer Keith Urban a hit. Memory cards & hang-gliding. Harper on energy is totz living in the moment. 65% of Canada on the chunky side: Heart ticker gear is up. Canada’s office of urban agriculture - farming cityscape skies. Beauty products R&D as retail pitch. On the drip: Marquee Energy aint slowing. SilverWillow Energy profit announcements. Teachers rights under fire.
Spain: How a dip in copper could hurt Spain.
Brazil: drought: Brazil’s biggest city suffering with no rain. Hot investment nation: Brazil Foreign Investment at Highest Since December 2010.
Netherlands: A 6% rise in electricity due to Dutch electricity imports at record level. Freight is up: Growth in Port of Rotterdam freight handling. Although house market slumps: Rabobank warns of housing shortage if more homes are not built. ABN Amro profits dip 30%. Heinekin and Thai’s Asia-Pacific Breweries take-over update.
Local Video/ Funny TV: Step aside Prince Harry. Impersonating Michelle Obama‘s Let’s Move! initiative, NZ’s PM gets down to Beyonce‘s Houston Ebonics songwriting. Way funnier than Letterman‘s Late Night Show. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.8.12~