Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 21 October 2006
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The St. Vincent’s guesthouse is a living metaphor for the city of New Orleans. The big, beautiful, bricked, French colonial structure on Magazine Street in what’s known as the Lower Garden District is a majestic presence. Wrapped in vines with ...
Why might the president and his family need a 98,840-acre ranch in Paraguay protected by a semi-secret U.S. military base manned by American troops who have been exempted from war-crimes prosecution by the Paraguayan government? - Wonkette
Lahti, Finland, 20 October, 2006 - Today Greenpeace urged the European leaders meeting in Finland to stop relying on fuel imports and put renewable energy and energy efficiency at the core of their energy security discussions. The message "Energy Security ...
Middle East News Service
[ Middle East News Service comment: This is one time Israelis must be thanking the one above that the BBC does not follow normal Israeli procedure. When “ordinary” question like support for daylight saving or for the war in Lebanon pollsters often ...
Labour Party president Mike Williams says Don Brash used tax payers’ money to pay Australian political strategist Bryan Sinclair. Mr Sinclair has previously been linked to the Round Table and there had been allegations they were paying his fees.
Hospitality Standards Institute
A national training programme aimed at upskilling New Zealand's hospitality staff and improving their customer service techniques has far exceeded the expectations of its founders since it was launched into the workplace.
GE Free NZ
Fears PM Faces Pressures From US To Back Down On GM Labels The discussions over free trade in the US this week may well involve Prime Minister Helen Clark being pressured to back down on labelling and import of genetically engineered - GE foods.
US State Department
R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC September 19, 2006
Telecom New Zealand
Xtra has today unveiled its new broadband plans which include maximum downstream speeds across the board and an unlimited data option. All plans will feature maximum downstream speeds giving customers speeds as fast as their line will allow.
The government’s drug funding agency PHARMAC has confirmed it will not be funding Herceptin® (trastuzumab) for women with HER2 positive early breast cancer, making New Zealand the first country in the developed world to say ‘no’ to funding the ...
Asia New Zealand Foundation
•Asia coverage sporadic and problematic, says PM •Getting immigration balance right • South Asia media travel awards • Asia internships for AUT journalism students • Bird flu documentary makes ABU finals • Asia in Australian schools ...
The United Nations refugee agency today temporarily suspended return convoys from northern Uganda to southern Sudan following reports yesterday that unknown gunmen killed at least 38 civilians in a string of attacks in the same area.
Sports fans will soon be able to stream their favourite sports events live, thanks to Vodafone’s new 3G live streaming technology which allows users to view the action as it happens, from anywhere.
Westfield Style Pasifika
An innovative and exciting representation of a traditional Maori woman’s costume combined with a traditional Maori moko and titled Te Moko is the winner of the Supreme Award for Westfield Style Pasifika Fashion Awards 2006.
Round Six June 2 – 4 2006
Forty Wellington Left activists organised a counter-demo to the National Front’s demonstration against China.
Transit New Zealand
CMJ traffic bulletin: Tuesday 24 October until Thursday 26 October Transit New Zealand would like to advise motorists of proposed closures for work on the Central Motorway Junction upgrade over the next week.
The Narco New Bulletin has reported several times on Drummond Coal's activities in Colombia, including the recent article by Stephen Flanagan Jackson detailing the current Dutch lawsuit charging the company with money laundering and other wrongdoing. ...
The Republican Party leadership in the era of George W. Bush seems to be demonstrating a serious problem with the basic concepts of American Democracy. Our Founding Fathers started this nation on the path of greatness by establishing a growing citizen control ...
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand's first Airbus A320 aircraft touched down on New Zealand soil at noon Sunday, heralding a new era of aviation history in this country.
Alex Jones' latest documentary Terrorstorm is another forceful piece of filmmaking that again breaks new boundaries and will pave the way for more of the same from other independent directors.
The Law and Order select committee today reported to Parliament in favour of a bill to increase the legal age for purchasing alcohol to 41. In a survey of New Zealanders aged over 39 almost three quarters of respondents supported the change.
Presented by CAMERON BENNETT CAMERON: Well just who should pay for politicking in this country, that’s the question parliament will have to address over the next year as it undertakes a review of parliamentary services' spending on political activities. ...
The situation inside the buffer zone along the disputed border between Eritrea and Ethiopia has become volatile after Eritrea moved 1,500 troops and 14 tanks into the area, the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the two countries reported today.
Genevieve Cora Fraser
For those who inhabit Tinseltown and its environs as Mel Gibson does, there’s one site that is as famous to locals as Hollywood and Vine is to tourists - the Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills.
21 October 2006 Roxburgh Dam – 50 years of clean energy for New Zealand For 50 years the Roxburgh Dam has provided New Zealand with large amounts of clean, renewable electricity and helped underpin New Zealand’s transformation into a modern, first-world ...
Researchers at Oxford University and Royal Holloway, University of London have found serious flaws in the survey of Iraqi deaths published last week in the Lancet.
P and O Cruises
New Zealanders will be able to enjoy the unspoilt treasures of the South Pacific and Queensland this summer with the release of P&O Cruises’ Fly/Cruise packages from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Pakistan - Scoop's Kevin List IV's correspondent, Jon Stephenson, on fallout in the Middle East after some western media, including Wellington's Dominion Post, published cartoon caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
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