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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 November 2006


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

1: Truth About '100% Pure NZ Advertising Campaign

Management School of Restorative Business

Prepared by the Management School of Restorative Business (MSRB) Date of Release: November 16, 2006

2: Cuban Oil and Ethanol Could Prosper in Havana

Council on Hemispheric Affairs

• The pace is now quickening for the Cuban oil industry, whose previous dependence on Moscow for its supplies and operations ended with the demise of the Soviet Union • Havana is on track for securing energy independence through relationships with ...

3: Krumpets With Medici Conspiracy's Peter Watson

Suzan Mazur

The Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side was the designated meeting spot, in the bar made famous by Ludwig Bemelman's mural of Manhattan, Carlyle's very own Euphronios masterpiece. Bemelman's was packed at 5:30, and I ran into US News & World ...

4: NZ software underpins the race for new oil finds

GNS Science

Media Release Monday 20 November 2006 NZ software underpins the race for new oil discoveries

5: The Greatest Line In Kiwi Film


A line from Bad Taste’s hero, Derek, written and spoken by Peter Jackson, was revealed as The Greatest Line in Kiwi Film on TV One’s flagship arts show Frontseat in its final episode for 2006.

6: Want to End the War? Ask for Investigations!

David Swanson

Public awareness of the lies that led to the war and the crimes committed during the war helps build public demand for the troops to come home. Not every committee in Congress can work fulltime on simply ending the war: a legislative process that ...

7: Peter Jackson On Why He Isn't Making The Hobbit


Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh Talk THE HOBBIT From Scoop Content Partner TheOneRing.Net By Xoanon @ 10:32 pm EST

8: Topless maidens on Auckland Harbour

42 Below

Sailors and rum go way back - and sailors, rum, Tahiti and beautiful maidens have an even closer historical link (how many drunk sailors ended up missing the boat in Tahiti while 'berthed' with a gorgeous local lady back in the day?). 42 Below ...

9: Don's Injunction Is A Bit Fishy

New Zealand First Party

Don Brash should stop trying to lay a trail of blue herrings and tell the public exactly why he doesn't want certain emails made public, says New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters.

10: Listen to the Tongan democracy movement

Green Party

The New Zealand Government should take note of concerns that the presence of New Zealand troops in Tonga could be seen to strengthen the hand of the monarchy, Green MP Keith Locke warns.

11: 2006 Ellerslie Flower Show Breaks Records

Ellerslie Flower Show

This year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show has exceeded all expectations, says Show Director Dave Mee. The Show, which closed today, has been a bustling village of word class design, breathtaking horticulture and stunning floral art.

12: Kiwi Women Stand Against Cruelty To Animals


Twelve of New Zealand's most prominent female television personalities, entertainers, actors, musicians and politicians are backing calls for cruelty free living. The stellar cast each appear embracing an animal in the 2007 Choose Cruelty Free calendar ...

13: Condoleezza Rice Remarks to Travel Pool In Hanoi

US State Department

SECRETARY RICE: I just wanted to mention three things that have happened overnight. One is we're delighted obviously at the passage of the Indian civ-nuke (civil nuclear) legislation and I want to thank the members of Congress, in particular in the Senate ...

14: Today's Top Scoop Stories - News Summary

Alastair Thompson

Dr Brash's Emails: Peters Reckons Court Injunction To Protect Key Culture: First The Oscar Now The Greatest Line In NZ Film History - Welfare: Animals Become NZ Women's Best Friends In SAFE Calendar - Qantas Awards: TV3's Lebanon Coverage Rewarded At ...

15: Weet-Bix Celebrity Collector Cards for Charity


Cards by Trelise Cooper, Weta Workshop, Hamish Carter & Emirates Team New Zealand - Sanitarium has joined forces with Kiwi icons from the sporting, fashion and film industries to produce a series of one-off WEET-BIX collector cards, which will be ...

16: Profound hearing loss: do not suffer in isolation

Pindrop Foundation

The ‘Break the Silence’ initiative marks the 20th anniversary of the first Cochlear implant in New Zealand. Led by the Northern Cochlear Implant Trust (NCIT) and Cochlear Ltd, the pioneers of Cochlear implant technology, the initiative aims to raise awareness ...

17: Jason Leopold: Peter Lance's 9/11 Masterpiece

Jason Leopold

Peter Lance is one of the last in a dying breed. An investigative reporter who is disciplined enough to devote half a decade in pursuit of the truth. A newsman cut from the same cloth as the legendary journalist I.F. "Izzy" Stone. A gumshoe reporter ...

18: Condoleezza Rice on Passing of Milton Friedman

US State Department

With the passing of Milton Friedman, a great Nobel Laureate in Economics, I have lost a great friend and the nation has lost a one-of-a kind leader and intellect. In addition to being one of the brightest intellectual lights of our nation, Milton ...

19: Otago DHB facing death by a 1,000 cuts

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"Senior doctors are very concerned that services provided by the Otago District Health Board is facing death by a 1,000 cuts," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

20: Final Reminder For International Mail

New Zealand Post

The deadline for getting international mail to friends and family overseas is coming up says New Zealand Post.

21: Protest Against Deployment of Troops to Tonga

Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington opposes the deployment of the New Zealand military and police to Tonga and will protest outside the New Zealand Defence Headquarters in Stout Street, Wellington, today (Monday, 20th November) from 12:30pm.

22: NZ Women Show Their Love Of Travel Via The Net


Auckland, Monday, November 20, 2006 - Women in New Zealand are more internet travel-savvy than their counterparts through the Asia Pacific region, according to ZUJI, the internet based travel agency.

23: Peters: Foreign policy in a defence context

New Zealand Government

While a clear delineation exists between the roles of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defence, equally these roles and their associated policies cannot be confined to discrete silos.

24: Sensible compromise on smacking ban rejected

New Zealand National Party

National Party MP Chester Borrows says Labour and the Greens know they are lining up responsible parents for criminal convictions with the tabling of the Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill.

25: Radio One's New Breakfast Team

Radio One

It is official Emma Dish is swanning off to South America and leaving us broken hearted. Tired of English and sick of early morning wake up calls, Emma is looking forward to learning Spanglish and registering at a Venezuelan Beauty School.

26: Country festival flights in hot demand

Norfolk Island Tourism

Kiwis do fly when it comes to country music. And we love the popular music genre so much, seats on flights to next year’s Norfolk Island Country Music Festival are in hot demand.

27: Bill Gives Credit Unions Room for Growth

NZ Association of Credit Unions

AUCKLAND, Monday, 20 November 2006. New Zealand Credit Unions will be granted greater flexibility in the administration of their businesses with the passing of the Business Law Reform Bill.

28: Peters: New Zealand's relationship with Asia

New Zealand Government

Address to the Asia: NZ Young Leaders Forum,

29: Private consulting and public interest

Victoria University of Wellington

Will private consultants always gouge the public sector? Does the public sector ever ‘learn’ from private consultants? Can the cost of private consultants to the public purse ever be ‘reined in’?

30: Copeland supports driving cell phone ban

United Future NZ Party

United Future MP Gordon Copeland today reaffirmed his party’s support for a ban on handheld cell phones whilst driving a motor vehicle.


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