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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 03 November 2009

Published: Wed 4 Nov 2009 09:38 AM
Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 03 November 2009
1: Q+A: Paul Holmes interviews Judith Collins
TVNZ
Points of interest: - New Zealanders will be “very surprised” by the names of criminal bosses exposed by new anti-organised crime unit - Proceeds of assets seized under new law will “go towards rehabilitation for addicts who have been the victims ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00003.htm
2: Interview: My Year Without Sex director Sarah Watt
Melissa McDonald
WHEN you ask Sarah Watt what her motivation was for writing the film, her answer surprises. “My main motivation wasn’t about sex,” she says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00032.htm
3: EU Strengthening Action in Pakistan, Afghanistan
European Commission
With a plan for consolidated and strengthened action, the European Union stands ready to take on the complex challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Concerted support from the international community is needed now more than ever. “With a new government ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00053.htm
4: Undernews For 1 November 2009
Undernews
UNDERNEWS Since 1964, the news while there's still time to do something about it
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00017.htm
5: Sheila Samples: Rack 'em and Screw 'em, Boys!
Sheila Samples
Is there anything scarier than the New York Times' Halloween treat entitled, "Documents Detail Conditions Found at Secret C.I.A. Jails"?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00031.htm
6: Melbourne Cup on tomorrow!
New Zealand Racing Industry Board
A New Zealand trained horse has a chance to snatch victory in the Melbourne Cup for the first time in eight years with five contenders lining up for tomorrow’s big race. New Zealand’s leading hope for this year’s race is three times Group 1 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00025.htm
7: Pensions in Europe: Keeping women poor in old age?
Education International
Are pension reforms reinforcing the gender wage gap and extending it past women’s working lives and in to retirement? What policies can help minimize the differences between men’s and women’s economic wellbeing in old age? These are among the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00054.htm
8: Undernews For 31 October 2009
Undernews
After nine months of political extremism - bankrolling huge banks, escalating the Afghan war, treating local public schools like they were just another federal agency and finding new ways to subsidize the health insurance industry - it may finally ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00008.htm
9: Letter to Aus. Foreign Min. - West Papua Activists
Australia West Papua Association
I am writing to you concerning Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in West Papua because of concern for his safety. Yoab Syatfle has received a number of death threats which were sent by SMS to his mobile phone and apparently related to his peaceful political ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00055.htm
10: Humankind’s future: Utopia or Idiocracy?
Roland Michel Tremblay
By some coincidence in the last three days I read Men Like Gods of H. G. Wells and watch the films Idiocracy, City of Ember and WALL-E. They all deal with humankind’s future, a very bleak future that could possibly become the ultimate Utopia or perfect ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00030.htm
11: Is An Electric Car Coming To Your Driveway?
Sustainable Energy Forum
Can electric vehicles, and electric transport in general, solve the problems of New Zealand's transport system? Are they the answer to worries about a world running out of oil and choking in the by-products of using fossil fuels? Is an electric car ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00002.htm
12: NZ PM Not Going To Copenhagen + MMP Under Pressure
Scoop Audio
Radio Adelaide: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey discuss how NZ's PM John Key is not planning on heading to Copenhagen for the December climate change conference & appears to be dithering on climate change solutions. Also, MMP is under pressure!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00018.htm
13: New List MP For Green Party
Chief Electoral Office
The Chief Electoral Officer has declared: DAVID CLENDON from Auckland to be elected to Parliament from the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand list. The vacancy arises from the retirement from Parliament of Sue Bradford.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00012.htm
14: Power up without plugging in
Foundation For Research Science And Technology
World-leading Auckland researchers have been eliminating the need for wires to supply power for 20 years and their technology could soon underpin a new breakthrough – charging electric vehicles. During the past year, the research team at Auckland UniServices ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00001.htm
15: NZers oppose most policy changes in climate bill
NZ Business Council for Sustainable Developement
New Zealanders oppose nearly all the major changes the Government proposes to make to emissions trading and climate policy. More are opposed than support proposals in the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill, now ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00009.htm
16: Discussion Document released – Auckland Council
Auckland Transition Agency
A discussion document that will help to shape the administration of the new Auckland Council is released by the Auckland Transition Agency (ATA) today. The document has been circulated to the chief executives and staff of Auckland existing local government ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00026.htm
17: Cheney Could Not Recall Key Plame Leak Events
Jason Leopold
A month before Valerie Plame Wilson's covert status as a CIA operative was revealed in a newspaper column, Vice President Dick Cheney told his then-chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, and his press secretary, Cathie Martin, that Plame Wilson ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00025.htm
18: "Conference Emphasises Language's Benefits"
New Zealand Python User Group
"Simplicity, Flexibility, Beauty!" is the theme for Kiwi PyCon 2009, a conference being held this Saturday and Sunday in Christchurch to promote the Python programming language in New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00042.htm
19: Thailand and Cambodia Argue About Thaksin
Richard S. Ehrlich
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand and Cambodia have descended into a loud political feud about Bangkok's 2006 coup, and Thailand's current threat to demand the extradition of its fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00005.htm
20: Kelly Clarkson Tour Australia & NZ In April 2010
Chugg Entertainment
KELLY CLARKSON, the world’s first ‘American Idol,’ now a certified pop sensation, is bringing her ALL I EVER WANTED TOUR to Australia and New Zealand. Clarkson latest studio album, All I Ever Wanted has been dominating airwaves since it’s March 2009 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00003.htm
21: PM’s Presser: Travel Perks + Foreshore and Seabed
Scoop Audio
Audio on demand of Prime Minister John Key’s Post Cabinet Press Conference. The Foreshore and Seabed legislation will not be repealed until a decision has been made on its replacement, the Prime Minister said today. Key said his government has been ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00020.htm
22: Honduras: Good Neighbour Stiffs The Gentle Giant
Toni Solo
Most of what has happened in Honduras since the shock of the coup d'etat on June 28th has confounded traditional regional clichés and stereotypes about the country. On the other hand, events have reinforced longstanding and widely held opinions In ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00028.htm
23: UC hosts world’s newest Confucius Institute
University of Canterbury
An agreement establishing a Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury has been signed by the First Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0911/S00004.htm
24: ‘Super city’ agency reflects call to retain staff
Public Service Association
The Public Service Association is pleased the Auckland Transition Agency has listened to the union and recognised the importance of retaining Auckland’s local government workers in the transition to the ‘super city.’
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00032.htm
25: NZ must withdraw approval for GE food
Green Party
The Government must immediately withdraw its approval for a genetically engineered corn that is no longer being commercially developed in Europe because of safety concerns, Green Party Food Safety spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. Monsanto’s high lysine ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00005.htm
26: Weight loss challenge motivates 500 Auckland Maori
Mana Whenua ki Tamaki Makaurau
Maori in Auckland are being encouraged to lose weight by entering a competition believed to be the first of its kind in the country. The 12 Week Whanau Weight-loss Challenge is a unique event initiated by Mana Whenua ki Tamaki Makaurau, which is a consortium ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0911/S00002.htm
27: Voting News: Fix Tennessee broken elections
Voting News
NYTimes Slams Diebold/ES Merger, Succeeds In Not Using Word 'Paperless' Even Once!...Is the Supreme Court about to turn the US into a corporate democracy?...Senator Feingold and Representative Ellison for Introducing Same Day Voter Registration Bill...Military ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00016.htm
28: Prime Minister announces visit of Prince William
New Zealand Government
Prime Minister John Key has announced that Prince William will visit New Zealand in January.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00015.htm
29: Speaking For Animals On Show
Save Animals From Exploitation
Internationally acclaimed director joins New Zealand educators to celebrate release of new animal-focused resource book. Award-winning director Michael Apted will take part in a free education lecture at Auckland Museum this Saturday in conjunction ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00013.htm
30: Video: PM's Presser Monday, November 02, 2009
r2.co.nz
PM's Press Conference Monday, November 02, 2009 Video by R2.co.nz ENDS
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00022.htm
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