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Top 30 Items On Scoop For Thursday

Top 30 Items On Scoop For Thursday Date: 15/Dec/2005

1: Another World Record for New Zealand

Two young Kiwis have put New Zealand on the world map by gaining a Guinness World Record for the world's largest tape ball.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0512/S00087.htm


2: Ian Fraser Unleashes On His Own Company

After his shock resignation - which included a number of press releases attempting to justify why he was bailing out of the TVNZ Chief Executive's role - Ian Fraser this morning had the chance to explain himself to a parliamentary inquiry into TVNZ's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00157.htm


3: Jason Miller: The Iron Fist of Jesus

How much damage will men like George Bush, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Sam Brownback, Ralph Reed, and Rick Santorum inflict before reason prevails and they are unmasked as the twisted, malevolent charlatans that they are? Fundamentalist Christians, adherents ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00167.htm


4: British Mercenaries Shooting at Baghdad Motorists

Security contractors of the so-called "Victory" Group of the British mercenary Firm Aegis Defense Services have committed the ultimate war crime: the indiscriminate killing of civilians as part of a "game", not a video game but a real game of shooting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00108.htm


5: Questions And Answers - 13 December 2005

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all her Ministers; if not, why not?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00197.htm


6: Photo Story: Star-struck in Kong's capital

Wellington turned on a blissful sunny evening for the New Zealand premiere of King Kong tonight, as the stars came downtown to mingle with we gleeful-but-sweaty masses. The Embassy, renamed 'The Alhambra' for the night, gleamed in the sunshine as Courtenay ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00164.htm


7: Peters Declares The Law On Expenditure Now Void

The Rt Hon Winston Peters has said that he is disappointed with the Judges' findings in relation to the electoral petition for the seat of Tauranga, as there now appear to be no rules to limit candidate expenditure.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00241.htm


8: Twenty-year vision for Devonport

A master plan for the development of Devonport village is now up for public debate after getting the thumbs up from North Shore City Council.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0512/S00112.htm


9: Canada's Post Follows Up Scoop Hostage Exclusive

Canada's National Post newspaper has followed up on a Scoop Media exclusive that links the group Swords of the Righteousness Brigades to the feared Islam Army in Iraq (IAI). On Tuesday December 13, the National Post's Stewart Bell wrote from Toronto: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00159.htm


10: Brash: white supremacist group ‘anti-Kiwi’

National Party Leader Don Brash has attacked a poster campaign inciting racial violence as “anti-Kiwi”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00223.htm


11: Cancer medicine to be withdrawn due to subsidy cut

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Limited will withdraw its prostate and breast cancer drug Zoladex from the local market, following a funding cut by the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand (PHARMAC).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0512/S00058.htm


12: Fideo Castro Speech: 60th University Commemoration

Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of his admission to University of Havana, in the Aula Magna of the University of Havana,

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00120.htm


13: Richard S. Ehrlich: Letter from Jinghong

JINGHONG, China -- Punk fashions, shopping malls and Mandarin-language rap are helping China create a sanitized, communist-controlled, parallel universe which mimics the outside world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00171.htm


14: birth of endangered great ape

Confident, but cautious, and one hundred percent attentive, she looks at him adoringly like any proud and doting mother. The mother-baby bond is breathtakingly human-like from this great ape, whose genetic make-up is 97 per cent similar to humans.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0512/S00029.htm


15: Jane Kelsey WTO: Opening skirmishes

The opening day of ‘MC6’ (the sixth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation) followed a now-standard format: mass protests on the outside, disruption of the opening ceremony by non-government organizations accredited to attend the fringes of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00173.htm


16: London Oil Depot Fire: Big Satellite Images

Satellite images of Southern England taken over the last two days showing smoke plumes from the burning Buncefield oil depot northwest of London. The fires began with explosions on Sunday morning and are still being fought.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00148.htm


17: Keith Rankin: Motorway Choices

At long last the penultimate (Mt Roskill) leg of Auckland's southwestern motorway is underway. And the planning for the final (Avondale/Rosebank or Waterview) leg has intensified, with a view to completion well before the 2020 date that looked ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00158.htm


18: Symantec Security Response

Today, Microsoft issued information on two new security bulletins. Of these two bulletins, Symantec Security Response identified the Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS05-054) Cumulative Internet Explorer update to be critical. Within the cumulative (MS05-054) ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0512/S00028.htm


19: Judgment: Clarkson Wins Tauranga

The High Court has found favour of Bob Clarkson did not overspend in his Tauranga election campaign. Clarkson will continue as the MP for Tauranga. This was announced to Parliament by the speaker today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00174.htm


20: Statement from John Goulter, Director TVNZ

TVNZ Director, Mr John Goulter, has unequivocally rejected allegations that he had been undermining former CEO Ian Fraser since his appointment to the Board.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00213.htm


21: Cunliffe: Unsolicited Electronic Messages Bill

In just a few years, unsolicited commercial e-mail - generally known as “Spam” -has gone from being a minor nuisance to becoming a significant social and economic issue. It is also a drain on the business and personal productivity of New Zealanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00251.htm


22: Public Support For New Nuclear Power Plants Low

While majorities of citizens generally support the continued use of existing nuclear reactors, most people do not favour building new nuclear power plants, according to a new 18-country opinion survey sponsored by the United Nations International ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00275.htm


23: Public Address 14/12/05 - Left Wing Liberal Evil

As some readers will doubtless be aware, I have a status amongst many members of the local right-wing blogosphere as the very symbol of Left Wing Liberal Evil. Given that I'm a director of two small companies and have an interest in another, I write ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00154.htm


24: Reshuffling the Cabinet in Nepal

Removing eight former members from and adding 20 new faces to his Council of Ministers, the King reshuffled it on Wednesday, October 07, 2005 just two weeks after the seven-party alliance signed a letter of understanding with the communist rebels to step up their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00172.htm


25: Bob Clarkson delighted at result

The National Party MP for Tauranga Bob Clarkson says he is pleased the High Court has found in his favour in the Tauranga election case.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00236.htm


26: Global Food Trade & the New Slave Labour

How globalisation links UK’s Tesco supermarket chain to colonial-style farming in South Africa that exploits farm-workers especially women and perpetrates poverty. Samantha Burcher

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00283.htm


27: New Guidance on PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer

The Ministry of Health is to develop new guidance for men and their doctors to assist their decision about having PSA testing for prostate cancer. The move follows discussions between the Ministry of Health and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0512/S00059.htm


28: Scoop Images: The Monkey Meets Wellington

Spot the stars... Images of several of the stars of King Kong thronged by the crowds on the Red Carpet at the premiere for the film in Wellington today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00162.htm


29: Public Address 15/12/05 - Various Amusements

We've got a PVR | Dec 15, 2005 10:33 Russell Brown's Hard News Our My Sky PVR was installed yesterday. And, no, yours wasn't, and if you haven't signed up for one already (or possibly even if you have) you won't be seeing it until March next year... ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00177.htm


30: Myanmar: UN Security Council must act

Amnesty International yesterday wrote to all members of the United Nations Security Council, welcoming their unanimous decision to schedule a discussion of the human rights situation in Myanmar.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00271.htm

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