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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - Nov. 5-6 2005

Published: Mon 7 Nov 2005 12:07 AM
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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Green Party co-leader Rod Donald Dies Suddenly
Scoop News: Green Party co-leader Rod Donald died last night at around midnight at his home in Banks Peninsula. Mr Donald had last week been ill with a chest infection, but it is understood that a heart attack caused his death. Mr Donald was well known ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00093.htm
2: PM On Death of Rod Donald
Prime Minister Helen Clark today paid tribute to Rod Donald, Green Party co-leader, who passed away this morning.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00069.htm
3: Maori Party Statement on Death of Rod Donald
Kua hinga te rakau nui i te waonui a Tane. Kua hinga tetehi poutokotoko mo te taiao. Ahakoa tenei mate ohorere, e te rangatira, haere, haere haere atu ra.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00071.htm
4: University Staff Mourn Loss of Green Party Leader
The Association of University Staff (AUS) today expressed great sorrow at the death of Green Party Co-Leader, Rod Donald.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00037.htm
5: ACT Party Pays Tribute to Rod Donald
ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today he was shocked to learn of Rod Donald's death.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00073.htm
6: We Farewell A Fine Parliamentarian – Peters
Rt Hon Winston Peters says the news of Green party co-leader Rod Donald’s untimely death would come as an enormous shock to every parliamentarian and the public.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00072.htm
7: Don Brash pays tribute to Rod Donald
National Party Leader Don Brash is paying tribute to Rod Donald after his sudden death overnight.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00070.htm
8: New Mexico Law Suit Delves Inside Voting Machines
New Mexico rarely generates much national news. When it does, as in the Wen Ho Lee nuclear espionage investigation, it can be explosive. Now a little-known lawsuit before New Mexico District Court Judge Eugenio S. Mathis has the potential to alter ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00067.htm
9: Green Party mourns loss of Co-Leader
The Green Party is mourning the sudden death of co-leader Rod Donald, who died at his home last night.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00068.htm
10: A Week Of It: TVNZ Salary Blowouts And Poetry
When Scoop made an Official Information Act request to TVNZ Company Secretary/General Counsel Noel Vautier last year requesting what the top salary was for the year ended December 1995 he declined the request, stating that no such information existed. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00089.htm
11: Scoop News: Former Israel Intel Officer In NZ
A former colonel in the Israeli Defence Force who specialized in Middle East intelligence and security is in New Zealand heading a small delegation and met today with representatives of New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Ministry. Dr Col. Eran Lerman is the executive director ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00090.htm
12: Rod Donald – Loss of Social Justice Campaigner
Rod Donald’s death early today is a loss to the progressive movement and Global Peace and Justice Auckland sends our heartfelt sympathy to his family.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00040.htm
13: Students mourn the loss of Rod Donald
The student members of the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) are shocked at the loss of Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald who had been a long time supporter of students.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0511/S00026.htm
14: Scoop Link: Fortune On Rumsfeld's Tamiflu $$$Mns
NEW YORK (Fortune) - The prospect of a bird flu outbreak may be panicking people around the globe, but it's proving to be very good news for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other politically connected investors in Gilead Sciences, the California ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00036.htm
15: Eyewitness Account: The Kiwi Who Went To Baxter
We [Australians] know our nice Department of Immigration a little better since Cornelia Rau, and what's also becoming clear is that we kick folks out of Australia who have been in jail for a year or longer, no matter how long they have lived in Australia. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00060.htm
16: Hoax Txt Message Affects Police Comms Centres
Scoop News: - Police communication centres throughout New Zealand are being affected by a hoax txt scam circulating among Vodafone customers. The hoax txt message asks people to forward the txt on to 13 other people, and suggests if they do so they ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00091.htm
17: U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative
Robert G. Joseph, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Prepared Remarks before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC November 2, 2005
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00078.htm
18: Nigeria: New evidence of human rights violations
"It is like paradise and hell. They have everything. We have nothing... If we protest, they send soldiers." Eghare W.O. Ojhogar, chief of the Ugborodo community.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00072.htm
19: PrimeTV Video: Holmes IVs Canwest's Brent Impey
Trouble this week at TVNZ. CEO Ian Fraser leaves and an anti golden handshake government gives him a golden handshake. How does that work? Should a CEO be involved in top salary negotiations? Why would he or she not be? As TVNZ continues to fester, Canwest ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00092.htm
20: BFm Audio: Noelle McCarthy IV With Rod Donald
Today, the afternoon after what was clearly not a high point in the political history of the Green Party, 95Bfm News Director Noelle McCarthy interviewed Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald about the election 2005 coalition negotiations, their outcomes and the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00230.htm
21: Global Research: Rumsfeld To Profit From Bird Flu
We bring to the attention of Global Research readers this important commentary by Dr.Joseph Mercola. The fundamental issue is who owns the intellectual property rights over Tamiflu. The media reports suggest that the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00016.htm
22: Rod Donald’s death a loss to Democracy - ECO
Green MP Rod Donald will be sorely missed by those with a commitment to a more democratic New Zealand, to the environment and social justice. ECO joins his family, friends and close associates in mourning his tragic death, says Cath Wallace, co-chair of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00038.htm
23: Rod Donald was a ‘friend of the house of labour’
New Zealand’s largest union is shocked and saddened by the sudden death today of Green Party co-leader Rod Donald, saying that in his passing it has lost a friend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00039.htm
24: Brash relieves Connell of portfolios
National Party Leader Don Brash has tonight relieved Rakaia MP Brian Connell of his portfolio responsibilities, following a series of "destructive and ill-disciplined" comments over a long period.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00050.htm
25: TV3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results
Projected number of seats in the House on the basis of the latest poll results Number of seats* Labour 55 National 47 NZ First - Green Party 9 Maori Party 4 United Future 3 Progressive 1 ACT 2 Total seats 121
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00073.htm
26: Bird Flu Is Real – And You’re On Your Own
Several leftish bloggers have published their doubts that the alleged avian flu menace is anything more than another Bushevik distraction. – and just in time to draw our attention away from Plamegate and the "Scooter" Libby indictments. (See, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00061.htm
27: www.mccully.co.nz 4 November 2005
Revelations around the Judy Bailey/Paul Holmes/Susan Wood sagas have been discomforting indeed for members of the TVNZ board. But not quite as chilling as the news directors received as they assembled for their pompously titled "strategic advance" session ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00055.htm
28: Internet Providers Concerned About Telecom Result
The Internet Service Providers Association of New Zealand says the latest broadband results announced by Telecom today are cause for concern.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00094.htm
29: Spectacular Sky Show returns 5 November
One of Wellington’s most popular events, the Pelorus Trust Sky Show, returns to Wellington on Guy Fawkes Night (Saturday 5 November).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0510/S00189.htm
30: The Mapp Report: Maori Protocol
Members of Parliament regularly get invited to school occasions, especially openings for new buildings in their electorates. We are invited in recognition that we are elected representatives of the people, and of course attendance is expected. Such ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00067.htm
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