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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 23 November 2009

Published: Tue 24 Nov 2009 08:55 AM
Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 23 November 2009
1: New style ePassport released today
New Zealand Government
Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has announced the roll-out of a new style of ePassport from today, containing new artwork and security features. “The new security features will help to future-proof our passport against fraudsters and maintain ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00319.htm
2: 'Witness’ To Timor Murders Steps Forward
Sasha Uzunov
A man who claims he was an Australian soldier on the East Timor-Indonesia border and viewed through binoculars but was powerless to stop the brutal murder of 3 United Nations aid workers in Atambua in 2000 has had an application for a disability pension ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00751.htm
3: Poroporoaki: Hawea Vercoe
The Maori Party
The Maori Party has expressed their profound shock at hearing of the death of prominent school principal and local body politician Hawea Vercoe. “Hawea was a young man with enormous energy for life who had achieved a significant profile across Aotearoa ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00314.htm
4: Annual 'Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project'
Habitat for Humanity
Nearly 3,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers dedicated 166 homes in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Laos and Cambodia. The houses were built or repaired as part of Habitat's annual "Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project," where the former U.S. president ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00749.htm
5: Gender and Election BRIDGE Workshop
UNIFEM
UNIFEM, Honiara - The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM Pacific Regional Office) will start a week-long workshop on Gender and Elections in Honiara, Solomon Islands today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00750.htm
6: ETS agreement enables progress on climate change
New Zealand Government
The Government has secured the support of the Māori Party to enable New Zealand to implement an affordable and workable emissions trading scheme next year, Minister for Climate Change Issues Nick Smith says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00326.htm
7: NZCPR Weekly: Open Letter to the PM
NZ Centre For Political Research
I am writing to respectfully request that you step in to delay the passing of the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00240.htm
8: Climate Change Research "Scandal" Breaks
Investigate Magazine
The internet is on fire this morning with revelations that a major British climate research centre has been hacked, and thousands of confidential emails have spilled into the public domain.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00233.htm
9: Geoff Ross: Coming clean on our green credentials
Geoff Ross
Geoff Ross hopes New Zealand’s public shaming for its lack of green credentials last week will help inspire the country’s leaders to embrace the green boom.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00260.htm
10: ETS changes bad for Maori and Pakeha alike
Green Party
Legitimate Treaty settlement concerns are not a good reason for Maori to support flawed legislation that will cost both Maori and Pakeha dearly, the Green Party said today. The Government is expected to announce a deal with the Maori Party today that ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00324.htm
11: The Biggest Story Ever Censored?
Uncensored Magazine
Has the "Swine Flu" mutated - or has some new, more serious viral disease been released? Why has the media not reported on the massive outbreak of a strange new and haemorrhagic "flu" in the Ukraine which has infected a million people virtually overnight and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00676.htm
12: Scoop Audio: Sharples and Smith Announce ETS Deal
Scoop Audio
Climate Change Minister Nick Smith and Maori Party Co-Leader Pita Sharples announce a deal on the Emissions Trading Scheme. Listen below to hear the two ministers field questions on the deal.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00261.htm
13: Scoop Audio: PM’s Presser - CHOGM and the IRB
Scoop Audio
Prime Minister John Key’s Weekly Post Cabinet Press Conference. During the first half of the conference Nick Smith and Pita Sharples announced their deal on the Emissions trading scheme. You can listen to that here. During the second half of the conference ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00262.htm
14: ACT Will Support ETS Amendment Legislation
ACT New Zealand
ACT New Zealand Leader Rodney Hide has confirmed the party is prepared to make further concessions to National to assist it in taking a more considered approach to the passage of legislation amending the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). There are reports ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00315.htm
15: Real reasons for change in abuse claims policy
New Zealand Association of Counsellors
ACC Southern Manager Karen Walsh, speaking at Fairlie Lions Club on Thursday 19 November revealed that it is ACC policy to reduce the number of Sensitive Claims.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00234.htm
16: Maori Party deal to benefit all
The Maori Party
New Zealand's role in global warming and its financial commitments are set to be lowered as a result of the afforestation provision the Maori Party has negotiated with the Government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00327.htm
17: The Collapse of Communism and Capitalism
Martin LeFevre - Meditations
It’s worth reflecting, now that all the hollow reminiscing and disgusting triumphalism is over, on the collapse of communism 20 years ago. America is finally waking up to the fact that we have collapsed as well.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00254.htm
18: PM to travel to Trinidad and Tobago for CHOGM
New Zealand Government
Prime Minister John Key will leave for Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. The 2009 CHOGM, to be held in the capital, Port of Spain, from 27 to 29 November, comes as the Commonwealth celebrates its 60th ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00328.htm
19: Good Wine Makes Great Business
Saint Clair Family Estate
After years of receiving awards and accolades for its wine, Saint Clair Family Estate is celebrating recognition on another level. It was presented with a Highly Commended NZ Business Achievement Award 2009 by the NZ Business Excellence Foundation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00710.htm
20: Shambolic unfair ETS will cost taxpayers billions
New Zealand Labour Party
Today’s quick and dirty deal with the Maori Party lumps taxpayers with a $110 billion bill allowing big polluters to continue polluting, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00330.htm
21: Older People Have Their Say On Robots In Aged Care
University of Auckland
A study of older people’s attitudes towards robots is helping researchers at The University of Auckland to develop inexpensive robotic assistants for aged care.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0911/S00066.htm
22: Spending Constraint needed to Avoid Rate Increase
Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Rapid population growth and rising visitor numbers risk an early rise in interest rates if government doesn’t contain its expenditure according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00709.htm
23: Websites Offering Unapproved Herbal Products
Medsafe
Medsafe today warned the public of 65 overseas websites that purport to be based in New Zealand and are touting unapproved herbal products.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0911/S00071.htm
24: Wellington Agency Resn Breaks Pixel Awards Record
Resn
Wellington digital agency Resn has received an unprecedented five wins at the 2009 Pixel Awards – a prestigious international competition for the world’s best digital agencies.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00705.htm
25: NZ mortgagee sales, at record high, may continue
Businesswire
Nov. 23 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand mortgagee sales, which reached a record in September, will probably continue through 2010 as high levels of household debt and rising unemployment make it harder for kiwis to meet interest payments.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00712.htm
26: Framingham joins Dhall & Nash
Framingham Winery
Framingham Wines Limited is changing its New Zealand distributor to Dhall & Nash Fine Wines Limited.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00704.htm
27: Ignorance of Direct Democracy implicit in criticis
Steve Taylor
There has been both a profound and enduring ignorance over the last few weeks displayed by a number of Editorial writers, political commentators, and media regarding the growing public interest in the principles of Direct Democracy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00239.htm
28: Japanese To Set Up Replica Of Water Safety NZ
Water Safety New Zealand
A delegation of Japanese from the Blue Sea & Green Land Foundation – Japan (B) are in New Zealand this week to attend the New Zealand Water Safety Conference “Charting the Future” and also to formalise a partnership with Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00241.htm
29: Move over Michael Moore, here comes ‘TEA PARTY'
Bill Berkowitz
“It began as a ripple; an online whisper; a grassroots awakening to a new threat on freedom. … Lady Liberty faces her newest challenge and across this great nation a new generation of patriots stands ready for her defense. … They were ignored, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00255.htm
30: Report on money-laundering systems welcomed
New Zealand Government
Justice Minister Simon Power today welcomed the Financial Action Taskforce's 2009 Mutual Evaluation Report on New Zealand's anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00331.htm
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