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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 19 November 2006


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

1: UPDATE ON TONGA: Alleged Riot Agitator Arrested

Tonga Now

Tonga Now reports that a pro-reform supporter has been arrested for allegedly supplying fuel to those who set fire to buildings in Nuku’alofa. Witness say the ‘supporter’ orchestrated refuelling of petrol to rioting youths who made makeshift fire-bombs.

2: Groups Urge Bush Not to Offer Military Assistance

The East Timor Action Network ETAN

November 18 - A wide range of U.S. organizations have urged President Bush "to refrain from promising any military assistance to Indonesia's armed forces" on his upcoming visit to Indonesia.

3: First New Navy Patrol Vessel Launched

New Zealand Government

Defence Minister, Phil Goff, stopped off in Melbourne today from Hanoi for the launch of New Zealand’s first offshore patrol vessel HMNZS OTAGO. The ship is being built under the $500 million Project Protector programme for revitalisation of the Navy.

4: Rejection of elderly patients by GPs alarming

New Zealand National Party

Reports that elderly people in Canterbury are unable to register for care with GPs is alarming, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jo Goodhew.

5: Winners of the 2006 Qantas Television Awards

Qantas Media Awards

The winners of the 2006 Qantas Television Awards were announced this evening during a glamorous awards ceremony at Auckland’s Aotea Centre. Hosted by leading television presenters Dominic Bowden and Petra Bagust, the Awards recognised the best of the ...

6: Melbourne G20 Summit a 'Security Threat'


The Non-Government Organisation, AIDWATCH, describes the G20 summit in Melbourne 'a security threat for the world's poor and for world ecology'.

7: International Solidarity Movement Update

International Solidarity Movement

1. Israeli settlers harrass olive-pickers in Hebron 2. Stef’s Blog: settler road block temporarily becomes Israeli law 3. “The only way to live” — fear and fury in Urif and Asira 4. Negotiating Daily Life: Land Access and Checkpoint Encounters ...

8: Sky And TVNZ Joint Rights Holders For Series

Sky TV

SKY Television and TVNZ, today announced the acquisition of the broadcast rights for the IRB Sevens World Series for the next five years, 2007-2011, including acting as host broadcaster for the NZI Sevens at Westpac Stadium in February.

9: Valuing Our Elderly: Kaumatua and Kuia - Speech

The Maori Party

It’s something I’ve always kept quiet to myself – but this week, I discovered it was a secret my colleague, Te Ururoa Flavell, also shared.

10: New Identity For THL Group


The THL Group has today announced the launch of its new name and brand identity. From today, the combined businesses of Broadcast Communications Ltd (New Zealand), THL Australia and AAP Communications Services (Australia) will come under the unifying ...

11: A Warning On Treaty Settlements - Harawira

The Maori Party

My name is Hone Harawira. My history is as an activist for Maori rights, and a supporter of indigenous struggles all around the world.

12: 60's Rock icon in Upper Hutt

Paul Lambert

Spencer Davis, the rock star from Wales, who created the famed Spencer Davis Group in 1963 will perform his only NZ concert in Upper Hutt on Sunday 03 December.

13: TVNZ Scoops Two Thirds Of Qantas Television Awards


This evening in Auckland at the Qantas Television Awards, TVNZ won 20 of the 30 awards including 'Best News' for ONE News, and six awards for the critically acclaimed drama series 'Insiders' Guide To Love'.

14: NZ Led Force Declares Fau’amotu Airport Open

New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand led Combined Joint Task Force newly arrived in Tonga wasted no time in securing the airport and confirmed the airport open for civilian air travel this morning.

15: Victims miss out on reparation

New Zealand National Party

The Government is letting people accumulate huge amounts of unpaid reparation and fines, says National’s Law & Order spokesman, Simon Power.

16: Awards celebrate excellence in Pacific arts

Arts Pacifika

Six of New Zealand’s top Pacific artists were honoured at the Arts Pasifika Awards 2006, which encourage and celebrate excellence in Pacific arts in New Zealand.

17: Human Rights Worker Injured In Hebron

International Solidarity Movement

A 19-year old Swedish human rights worker had her jaw broken by an Israeli settler in Hebron today.

18: Greatest Line In Kiwi Film And Vive La France


The Greatest Line in Kiwi Film will be revealed on TV One’s flagship arts show Frontseat in its final episode for 2006 on Sunday night 17th November 11.10pm & Saturday 25th 8.00am.

19: APEC Leaders’ Statement on the WTO DDA Released


Ha Noi, Viet Nam, November 18, 2006 -- APEC Leaders have released a statement on the Doha Development Agenda round of World Trade Organization negotiations.

20: World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse

Stop Demand

Convictions of a Porirua step-father for the seven-year sexual abuse of a step-daughter and of a US soldier for his part in the gang rape of a 14-year old Iraqi girl before her murder, are but two of millions of cases of sexual violence against children ...

21: Opportunities for our Pacific youth

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Friday 17 November 2006, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), 36th Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) - While many countries in the world struggle with the issues relating to ageing populations, the Pacific ...

22: Tariana Turia, Project Mauriora Graduation

The Maori Party

Those of you who know me, will know there is a particular sparkle in my eye when somehow you manage to persuade me to talk about my mokopuna, Piata.

23: Prospects For A Compromise With Iran Have Dwindled

Translation by Sol Salbe

[ Middle East News Service comments : There are appear to be a technical error with the English version of this article with the first two paragraphs missing. Unfortunately the article contains some bad and scary news. I have hitherto regarded US sabre rattling ...

24: Bah Humbug and Welcome to the Grotto ROAR! Gallery

Roar Gallery

It’s coming up to that time again …(unbelievably enough!) when we start planning our Christmas show!!!!

25: The pick of the crop


Viticulturist Marcus Wickham of Blenheim is the winner of this year’s HortFertplus Young Horticulturist competition held at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. (Friday 17th November).

26: Gregory L. Schulte - Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

US State Department

Ambassador Gregory L. Schulte, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Vienna and the International Atomic Energy Agency Remarks at Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 13, 2006

27: ADF Support To Tonga

Australian Defence Force

After receiving a request from the Government of Tonga on Friday evening, Australia, in conjunction with New Zealand, has deployed military and police personnel to help restore stability.

28: Foreign Affairs Issues Updated Travel Advisory

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

There is some risk to your safety in Tonga and we advise caution. On 16 November, politically-motivated violence broke out in central Nuku’alofa. Buildings were set alight and shops were looted by drunken mobs.

29: National expresses support for Tongan deployment

New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Don Brash says the civil unrest in Tonga is of great concern and National supports the deployment of New Zealand military and police personnel to help restore order.

30: Les Yeux on France: Top New Zealand Writers Tour

Yasmine Ryan

This year, New Zealand has been selected, and thus 12 of our top writers have been chosen to travel the length and width of France for a series of public appearances in libraries, bookstores, cultural centres and universities until 25 November.


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