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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 10 October 2006


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

1: Italy Will Contest Medea Vase At Cleveland Museum

Cleveland Museum's antiquities officials have failed to respond to my email request for information as to how the museum acquired the South Italian Medea vase in 1991 recently cited on this page Cleveland's Got Prized South Italian Medea Vase . The ...

2: One Act Play: News From Palestine

NEWS FROM PALESTINE Based on the life and writings of Samah Jabr A One-Act Play By Genevieve Cora Fraser

3: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 10 October 2006

1. SHANE JONES (Labour) to the Minister of Finance: What was the cost of the business tax cuts that came into effect on 1 April this year?

4: Waitakere Supports Indira

Waitakere City Council, Mayor Bob Harvey and MP Lynne Pillay are urging locals to vote for Glen Eden’s Indira Moala who is one of the three finalists in the current series of TVNZ’s New Zealand Idol.

5: Julie Webb-Pullman: Spies, Lies and Visa Red Tape

Wow! The US doesn’t only do it in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, Europe, Asia and North Africa – they practice cruel and inhuman imprisonment right there at home as well!! And despite the daily diet of anti-terrorist rhetoric their mainstream ...

6: US Special Rep. on Avian and Pandemic Influenza

First, let me begin by expressing my appreciation to Chairman Jackson, President Watts and the other organizers of this conference for inviting me to speak. As the Senior Coordinator of the office in the U.S. Department of State established to coordinate ...

7: Cunliffe Must Explain Flip-Flop Over Asylum Seeker

Prior to David Cunliffe becoming Immigration Minister he supported Thomas Yadegary plight to seek refuge from Iran in NZ. He wrote to him on his MP's letterhead indicating ongoing support for his refugee status application. Why has Cunliffe now gone cold?

8: Questions For Oral Answer - 10 October 2006

1. SHANE JONES to the Minister of Finance: What was the cost of the business tax cuts that came into effect on 1 April this year?

9: News release

With only a fortnight to go in the Shop For Your School campaign, the race is on for communities across the country to help their favourite school take a share of loads of new technology equipment.

10: Women Increase Connections

Today members of the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) will be converging on Invercargill for the 2006 National Conference. The Conference will run from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October 2006, at the Ascot Park Hotel.

11: Adult Learners' Awards

Six University of Waikato students will receive Adult Learners’ Awards of $1,000 each from Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford at a ceremony on 6 September. The Vice-Chancellor’s Adult Learners’ Awards are presented each year during Adult ...

12: Police National Headquarters

The name of the Office of the Commissioner is to change to Police National Headquarters. Police General Manager of Public Affairs, Michael Player, says the Office of the Commissioner name has outlived its usefulness.

13: Stroke Awareness Week

"Strokes are the third highest cause of death in New Zealand each year, and the highest cause of ongoing disability," says Mark Vivian CEO of the Stroke Foundation.

14: Business Briefs

Conference of importance to agribusiness Massey University economist Professor Allan Rae says the next Australian Agricultural Economics Society conference will have special relevance to New Zealand’s agribusiness sector. Professor Rae is president-elect ...

15: National Librarian elected

National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, Penny Carnaby, has been elected to lead the World Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL). The election took place at the World Library ...

16: Bonus Joules: Dark Measures

Recently a school janitor proposed a new principle of energy. If correct it predicates the survival or demise of humanity. Should we be concerned that the principle suggests Peter Jackson’s new movie, the Dam Busters could be a damn buster? You decide.

17: Phil Rockstroh: Six Flags Over Neo-Nuremberg

Many believe fascism will come to the United States of America resembling contrived spectacles such as the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards, and American Idol, with the proceedings intercut with teary, yet ultimately triumphant, Oprahesque tales of how ...

18: Compensation offer accepted

Three young Auckland women jailed for a crime they did not commit have accepted compensation ranging between $162,000 and $176,000 each, Justice Minister Mark Burton said today.

19: John Chuckman: A Subtle Kind Of Fascism

The word fascism is used a lot, often pejoratively. The image that immediately comes to mind is Mussolini in a steel helmet, hands on hips, head tipped back, jaw thrust out. It is an image that influenced other fascists. Young Hitler was a great admirer.

20: North Korea’s Nuclear Test Condemned

Prime Minister Helen Clark today said New Zealand utterly condemns the reports of a nuclear test by North Korea, saying it is a provocative and destabilising act for the region.

21: The "F" Word and How To Escape From Its Clutches

So we're here. No more shilly-shallying about whether America is beginning to resemble a fascist society. We're now plopped right down into it.

22: Recognition from Queen for Manahi

"The Government, Te Arawa people and the Manahi VC Committee have reached agreement with Buckingham Palace over a suitable way of honouring the gallantry of the late Lance Sergeant Haane Manahi", Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.

23: More Money For Foreign Crews In NZ Waters

Foreign Fishing crews look set to see an improvement in their pay packets and working conditions after the government announced a range of measures aimed at improving the working conditions of foreign crew's working in New Zealand waters.

24: 9/11 Widows Blast Bush Ad. Over Rice Tenet Meeting

In an October 5th response to recent news of yet another pre-September 11th warning that was ignored by senior Bush administration officials, four widows who lost their husbands during the terrorist attacks have issued a statement about what they see ...

25: Ex-Corrections Minister Says Obeying Law A Mistake

Sticking to the rules is easy but it won't get you anywhere in life. That was the message of former Corrections Minister Matt Robson when he spoke at a school assembly at Moenui Area School yesterday.

26: Key: Association of Superannuation Funds Address

The adequacy of our savings, and possible changes to our policy settings to encourage savings, are hot issues in this country. These are topics which are now discussed in living rooms and smoko rooms around the country, not just in boardrooms or university ...

27: Cabinet approves next steps of Buy Kiwi Made

Sue Bradford, Government Spokesperson on Buy Kiwi Made, today announced the first of a series of regional events to promote the awareness of New Zealand made goods.

28: Recruitment market of the future

This month Hays across Australasia celebrates 30 years of leading from the front in specialist recruitment. Looking back over the last 30 years, it’s obvious a lot has changed, but what will the recruitment landscape look like in the future?

29: Symantec Launches New IT Policy

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Symantec Control Compliance Suite, an upgrade to the bv-Control portfolio of products that helps customers reduce the cost and complexity of IT policy compliance through automated assessment of policies ...

30: NZ and Korea – Partners in a changing Asia

This address regrettably is set against the alarming claim from North Korea that it has conducted a nuclear test. This regime has a disregard for seeing peace and stability in the region. North Korea must desist from the folly of thinking the nuclear ...

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