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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 23 November 2005


Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Worlds First Starbucks Strike, Auckland

A world first is happening in the heart of Auckland city tomorrow, as multi-national giant Starbucks faces a workers strike.

2: Video: Unite Gives Starbucks a Taste Of Union

Scoop Video: Unite Union launched its SupersizeMyPay Campaign today with a crowd of about 100 people gathered to send a message to Starbucks and other fast-food and cafe outlets to give their workers a fair deal. Worldwide, this is the first time ...

3: 23 November 2005 - Questions And Answers

1. Dr ASHRAF CHOUDHARY (Labour) to the Minister of Education: How is the Government supporting innovation in New Zealand schools?

4: Worlds First Starbucks Strike Spreads To 10 Stores

Workers from stores across Auckland walked off the job today to join the world’s first Starbucks strike, held on Auckland’s counter-culture café strip, Karangahape Rd, New Zealand.

5: Wellington Woman Is Finalist In Peta Contest

The Vote Is On! Pleather-Clad New Zealander in the Running for Skintillating Skinless Fashions

6: PHARMAC funds new treatment for multiple sclerosis

A new treatment for multiple sclerosis will be funded from 1 December, Government drug-funder PHARMAC announced today.

7: Questions and Answers - 22 November 2005

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8: Lyndon Hood: Political Interference in Rugby!

Parliament, meeting today for the first time after New Zealand's successful world cup bid, decried it as another example of Labour party political interference.

9: No Prosecution for Hon David Benson Pope

Police will not be prosecuting the Hon David Benson Pope for allegations of misconduct as a teacher in 1982.

10: Pentagon: White Phosphorus is "Chemical Weapon"

An American Department of Defense document, declassified in 1995, refers to white phosphorus a chemical weapon. The report relates to possible use of phosphorus weapons by Saddam Hussein against Kurdish areas in 1991, following the coalition victory ...

11: Questions for Oral Answer, 23 November 2005

1. Dr ASHRAF CHOUDHARY to the Minister of Education: How is the Government supporting innovation in New Zealand schools?

12: Nguyen Tuong Van Will Be Hanged on Dec. 2

1. This is to inform you that the death sentence passed on Nguyen Tuong Van will be carried out on 2 Dec 2005.

13: Cullen on business confidence

“The decline in business confidence levels is unsurprising given their historic sensitivity to trends in interest rates,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

14: New Zealand And France Sign Agreement

New Zealand And France Sign Agreement Supporting Science And Technology Collaboration

15: Blogwatch: BBC Misinformation and War Crimes

Exclusive interview with Karen Parker, Chief Counsel of the Association of Humanitarian Lawyers By Gabriele Zamparini

16: Audio: Robert Fisk Speaks On Middle East

Audio courtesy of L.A. Sound Posse - Robert Fisk: Report From The Middle East, U.C.L.A. association with an introduction of his latest book "The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East".

17: Hone Harawira - Maiden Speech

I come from the classic Maori extended whanau, I have a history and a passion for Maori education, Maori Media, the Treaty of Waitangi, a commitment to Maori rights, and a long and distinguished record in the courtrooms of this country.

18: Parrot to have cracker Kiwi experience.

A Grey African parrot will be allowed to enjoy its kiwi experience and remain on board its vessel for the duration of its stay, Biosecurity New Zealand announced today.

19: 'Please explain' sought on conference funding

National Party Economic Development spokeswoman Katherine Rich is seeking a 'please explain' from the Government about the "taxpayer money wasted on the Converge '05 conference which makes the hip-hop tour look like chump change.

20: Near Total Boycott In Sri Lanka Election

The Reality OF Examine Circumstances the Liberation Tigers said the boycott last week was a reflection of prevailing peoples sentiments towards Sri Lankan leaders, based on their bitter experiences of the past. Denying accusation they had intimidated ...

21: Benson-Pope: Minister Welcomes Decision

Hon David Benson-Pope, MP Member of Parliament for Dunedin South Minister for Social Development and Employment Minister for the Environment

22: Don Brash Writes

For the first time since before the election campaign got under way in earnest, I am resuming my regular fortnightly email newsletter.

23: WebCast: Digital Cities & Regional Networks Conf.

Welcome to the webcast for the 2005 Digital Cities and Regional Networks Conference. The streams will be live prior to the event commencing, but will show a welcome slide. An audio only link is also available. Recorded video of the conference will also ...

24: Tamiflu stocks nowhere near enough - Kedgley

The existing stocks of Tamiflu are not sufficient to protect the 65,000 health care workers and 25,000 emergency staff, let alone their families and vulnerable New Zealanders, Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says.

25: Summer Concert Features Reggae Legend

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff is coming to New Zealand for one show only at New Plymouth’s TSB Bowl on Saturday March 18.

26: West African countries to sign treaty on elephants

With the estimated number of elephants in West Africa dropping to between 5,000 and 13,000, a dozen countries are scheduled to sign a treaty on the animals' protection at a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) meeting in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

27: Feedback: Ezequiel Trumper Responds to ACT

I have seen the list compiled by the ACT Party and republished by you last week concerning "Golden Handshakes" in New Zealand.

28: Mediacom Marketing Digest 22 November 2005

Timing, of course, is everything. Last Wednesday we listened intently as Andrew Shaw outlined the Prime Television programming plans for 2006, with the jewel in the crown the new Ricky Gervais comedy Extras (supported by a wide range of photogenic BBC ...

29: Bush Gang Swore Saddam Was Behind 9/11 In Lawsuit

Much to the dismay of President Bush, Americans can remember all on their own, without any coaching from Democrats, that in the run up to war in Iraq, it was top official from the administration who were making the claim that Saddam was in cahoots with ...

30: National identifies loans policy loophole

National Party Leader Don Brash says Labour continues to miscalculate the impact of its ‘no interest’ student loan policy on borrowers.


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