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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 05 November 2009

Published: Fri 6 Nov 2009 09:16 AM
Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 05 November 2009
1: 95bFM: The Thursday Wire with Hamish Fletcher
95bfm
12:15 I’ll be interviewing Consumer New Zealand chief executive Sue Chetwin to discuss an investigation and damning critique of our financial advice industry. Consumer NZ has slammed companies that offer financial direction on investments and pre-retirement ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00056.htm
2: A Review of Niki Caro's The Vintner's Luck
Carolyn Meers
Niki Caro's new film, The Vintner's Luck is much like a wine in its successes and shortcomings; it looks beautiful as it unfolds, has great visual promise and boasts a lovely rich colour but, unfortunately, lacks deeper supporting flavours. Though ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00058.htm
3: This Week In Oceania - Nov 5 2009
MediaPasifika.com
TONGA — RUSTBUCKET ENQUIRY. MV Princess Ashika was a disaster waiting to happen, rotten with rust, with deck vents blocked so water couldn't run off. She sank at midnight on August 5 with loss of 72 souls. Now a Royal Commission of Inquiry is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00057.htm
4: ACT Leader apologises to PM
ACT New Zealand
I would like to apologise to the Prime Minister and my Cabinet colleagues for the comments reported in the media from a breakfast function in Christchurch. This was light-hearted banter at an ACT party function and taken out of context", Mr Hide ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00063.htm
5: U.S. Diplomat Urges Clean Energy Bill Approval
America.gov
Washington - A major international climate conference that begins December 7 in Copenhagen presents an opportunity for the United States and the world to show a firm commitment to meeting the challenge that climate change presents, a senior U.S. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00172.htm
6: U.S. Sponsored Programme to Fight Pandemic Threats
America.gov
Washington - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will spend millions of dollars during the next three to five years to combat emerging pandemic threats (EPT) worldwide. Details of the program were announced by the agency November 3.USAID ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00173.htm
7: Clinton: U.S. Still Opposed to Israeli Settlements
America.gov
Washington - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated that the Obama administration does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli West Bank settlements and wants to see the establishment of a Palestinian state with borders based on territory that Israel ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00174.htm
8: Extra buses provided for New Brighton fireworks
Environment Canterbury
Metro is providing extra bus services to and from the New Brighton fireworks event on Thursday, November 5. The extra services are in response to the increasing number of people attending the event and will ease traffic congestion throughout New Brighton ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00062.htm
9: Chomsky: Obama Continues Bush Policy
Sherwood Ross
Political activist Noam Chomsky says that although President Obama views the Iraq invasion merely as “a mistake” or “strategic blunder,” it is, in fact, a “major crime” designed to enable America to control the Middle East oil reserves.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00052.htm
10: Death of Sir Don Beaven a 'tragic loss'
New Zealand Government
Associate Minister of Health, Tariana Turia, has expressed her great sadness at the tragic loss of Sir Don Beaven, Emeritus Professor of the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Canterbury.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00054.htm
11: 5th November a day to celebrate peace
The Maori Party
Co-leader of the Maori Party, Tariana Turia, is recommending the 5th November become a day to commemorate the unique legacy of passive resistance associated with Parihaka. “It has always been rather bizarre, the way we celebrate the historic association ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00059.htm
12: Minister’s Comments Confirm Secret Agenda
Penny Hulse
The Minister of Local Government’s reported comments that 700 people could be axed and $66 million saved by ramming through Auckland’s “Super City” are nothing short of “sinister”, says Waitakere deputy mayor Penny Hulse. Rodney Hide has ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00048.htm
13: Labour pays tribute to Sir Don Beaven
New Zealand Labour Party
Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson today paid tribute to the enormous talent and dedication of diabetes expert Sir Don Beaven who is assumed to have passed away tragically in a house fire.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00066.htm
14: Poor to polluters: Help us deal with the damage
Oxfam
International negotiators are meeting in Barcelona this week for the last time before the crucial Copenhagen climate change conference in December. The amount of funding that industrialised countries will provide to deal with the crisis they have caused ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00047.htm
15: Trade Chaos Looms as GM Crops Proliferate
Greenwire
Meat-hungry and short on animal feed, European nations have relied for years on protein imports, such as the ground meal of soybeans from the United States, to sustain their cattle and pig farms. While this complex chain of trade has worked reasonably well, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00167.htm
16: Sec. Clinton's Interview with Al-Aoula TV
US State Department
QUESTION: First of all, on behalf of the Moroccan viewers, Madame Secretary of State, I would like to thank you very much, despite a busy week and a very heavy schedule. My first question is during the past 10 years, His Majesty the King Mohammed VI has ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00168.htm
17: Reflections on Michael Moore’s capitalism
Jim Miles
The thrift in me allowed me to wait until Michael Moore’s “Capitalism - A Love Story” came out on second run theatres - it was well worth the wait. The powerful effect that Moore has on his audience derives from the personal stories he relates ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00051.htm
18: Taxpayers can’t afford ACC’s political propaganda
New Zealand Labour Party
Taxpayer money is being scandalously wasted on newspaper ads that don't tell the real story about the reasons behind huge ACC fee rises, Labour’s ACC spokesperson David Parker says. “The large display ads in major dailies today claims ‘motorcyclists ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00071.htm
19: The Green Party pays tribute to Sir Don Beavan
Green Party
Green Party MP Sue Kedgley today paid tribute to Sir Don Beavan for his outstanding work on diabetes treatment and prevention. Sir Don Beavan died tragically in a house fire in Canterbury yesterday. “Don earned respect worldwide for his outstanding ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00079.htm
20: Run The Red: Pick-a-Path interactive story tech
Run The Red
Run The Red, New Zealand’s leader in mobile marketing and solutions has provided TVNZ On Demand with the SMS functionality to drive the new format interactive web drama Reservoir Hill. This first of its kind in NZ was a story that users of the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0911/S00009.htm
21: Investigation into Kaitaia death continues
New Zealand Police
Kaitaia Police are continuing their investigations into the death of a Kaitaia woman. Police launched a homicide inquiry after the body of 70-year-old Barbara Catherine Julian was discovered at her home in Matthews Avenue early yesterday evening. A 17-year-old ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00117.htm
22: Don’t delay ag’s entry into ETS – new survey
New Zealand Labour Party
A major new international study shows that Government proposals to delay the entry date of agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) should not proceed, the Labour Party says. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York has just ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00077.htm
23: Super portability included in November tax bill
New Zealand Government
Legislation allowing New Zealanders returning home from Australia to bring their retirement savings with them will be introduced to Parliament in about two weeks, Finance Minister Bill English says. Providing the necessary law changes are made ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00074.htm
24: Fire Hide and help keep Kiwis in jobs
Green Party
National must start investing in job creation rather than following the extremist job slashing policies of their coalition partner ACT, Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei said today. Figures out today show that the number of people unemployed is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00064.htm
25: H2O Xtream TeenBoard Gains National Recognition
Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council’s Recreation Services team received two awards for outstanding contributions to the parks and recreation industry at the annual New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) conference on Tuesday 3 November 2009. H2O Xtream’s TeenBoard ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00118.htm
26: Unemployment stats damning indictment of National
New Zealand Labour Party
Today’s Household Labour Force Survey statistics provide a damning indictment of the Government’s hands-off approach to helping hard-working New Zealanders keep their jobs, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe. “The Government is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00072.htm
27: Top Scoop Stories November 4th 2009 News Summary
The Scoop Editor
LEAD STORY Werewolf #5: Out Now - Lycanthropes Rejoice! NZ POLITICS Mohikinui Hydro Scheme: Brownlee Drops Spanner In SOE's Consent Process Secret Treaty: ACTA Copyright Treaty Really Is That Bad Pacific.Scoop: Fiji Expulsion Of Australian, NZ Envoys ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00053.htm
28: Another jailing for child sex abuse images
Department Of Internal Affairs
For the second time in a week a man has been jailed for 20 months after trading child sexual abuse images on the Internet.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00049.htm
29: To Paris Or Not To Paris
The Maori Party
Last month I was up in Europe as part of a parliamentary delegation to the European parliament, and while there decided to take the opportunity to skip away to Paris for a day. Now it seems like everyone back here is all in a tizz about it - so here’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00058.htm
30: RMA legal decision due within a week
Environment Bay of Plenty
Environment Court Judge Jeff Smith is expected to deliver a decision within a week on a contentious legal issue, which has been raised in a case that Environment Bay of Plenty has brought against New Zealand’s largest forestry management consultancy, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00115.htm
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