Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 4 December 2006
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Andreas von Warburg
UNITED NATIONS - Two weeks into the transition period, all eyes at the United Nations are on Secretary-General-Designate Ban Ki-moon (pictured left) and his picks for the top management. South Korea’s former Foreign Minister will be swearing in in ...
Word of Mouth Media
Hollywood actress Sharon Stone has put out an urgent call to leading New Zealand lifestyle designer Untouched World for more of their clothes for her wardrobe.
Scoop Link: Fiji Times has reported that Fijian Army soldiers in full combat gear have taken over the headquarters of the Fiji Police Tactical Response Division and locked out members on duty there. While there has been no official confirmation, ...
Australian Defence Force
On 29 Nov 06, while HMAS Kanimbla was operating near Fiji, a Blackhawk helicopter from 171 Aviation Squadron, carrying four crew and six soldiers from the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) crashed and sank in 2300 meters of water. Nine personnel ...
Office of the Speaker
Dr Jan Wright, an independent policy analyst and consultant with a number of non-executive public sector directorships, has been selected to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE).
Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian Government and Serbia remain “diametrically opposed” in their views of the future status of the Serbian province, which that the United Nations has run ever since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid ...
The Letter Limited
The Haps; Next Test; His Role; All at sea; Does it matter?; Some Advice; Labour’s dilemma; New Whips; The Whips Office; Anything but benign; Growing Debt; A correction has to come; Out of the Red
Newmarket Business Association
Just five weeks after phasing out the old coins, the Reserve Bank has now written to the country's retail banks warning them there will be a shortage of the new 20 cent pieces in the lead up to the busy Christmas period, with some unimpressed retailers ...
New details have emerged about how an al Qaeda spy named Ali Mohamed penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI before the 9/11 attacks. We speak with investigative journalist Peter Lance about his new book, "Triple Cross." [includes rush transcript]
THE HUSH HUSH nature of the John Deuss investigation related to VAT-skimming deposits at his offshore First Curacao International Bank gives the impression that deeper politics are at play.
"Fiji is continuing to be of great concern," was what the Prime Minister told the assembled media late this afternoon as potentially the world's slowest coup creaked into gear in the democratically challenged island nation.
Television New Zealand
CloseUp presenter Susan Wood has today resigned from TVNZ, and will no longer appear on screen for the immediate future. For the last few weeks, Susan's health has been a matter for serious concern. She will be undergoing surgery next week to remove ...
The Scoop Team
Fiji Crisis: Military Makes Move - Takes Over Special Branch Police HQ; Health: More Money For Rural Midwives; Health: Fidel Inspired Behaviour Leads To Coleman's Smoking In The Gun; MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES; POLITICAL COLUMNS
New Zealand Government
Just one week into the job National leader John Key has made a significant misstep by confirming Jonathan Coleman as Associate Health Spokesman despite knowing about Coleman's behaviour during an incident with British American Tobacco, Health Minister ...
New Zealand Life Sciences Network
“MAF should identify if GM is present, the type of GM construct and undertake a risk assessment before ripping up imported corn suspected of containing genetically modified seeds.” the chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, ...
Scoop Daily Ratings
The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed an agreement with the international Islamic aid organization, Islamic Relief Worldwide, to increase cooperation on vital feeding programmes for the poor regardless of colour or creed, both for ...
Greenpeace New Zealand
Greenpeace said today all GE contaminated corn must be pulled up and destroyed, following the discovery that some 1.8 tonnes of GE corn have been imported into New Zealand, distributed and grown.
As part of continued United Nations assistance to help Liberia rebuild after 14 years of brutal civil war, the world body has signed a landmark agreement involving the Government and the World Bank to rehabilitate three major roads, costing an estimated ...
New Zealand National Party
National MPs support Diabetes Awareness and walk the talk
Consumer’s latest taste test of sparkling wines has no chance of being influenced by winemakers. “Every wine included in our latest tasting was anonymously bought from retailers, as are all our test goods”, says Belinda Allan of Consumers’ ...
Former United States President Bill Clinton starts his last visit to Asia today as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, making stops in India, Thailand and Indonesia to review rebuilding progress after the ravages of the 2004 ...
New Zealand Government
Building and Construction Minister Clayton Cosgrove today announced the appointment of Patricia McConnell as Chief Adjudicator of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) for a three-year term starting this month.
NetGuide magazine, New Zealand’s leading consumer technology guide, today launched a revamped interactive website www.netguide.co.nz.
Rodney District Council
Rodney’s mayor John Law says the Auckland City Council is “missing the boat” if it doesn’t look at other options for its waterfront. Mr Law says that with the waterfront no longer in contention for a stadium, the site should be used for an ...
A FRIEND of mine, who was brought up in Egypt, took part in the interrogation of Egyptian officers captured in the 1956 Sinai war.
McDonald’s Restaurants NZ Ltd has agreed to a collective agreement with the Unite Union. The collective agreement includes the following: 1. As at 4 December 2006, minimum hourly starting rates are $8.40 for employees aged under 18 years, and $10.25 ...
Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC
Summary of key points from QPEC Summit on Resourcing for Quality Public Education held on 22 November in Auckland
Sophie McNeill in Beirut writes: Hundreds of thousands of Hezbollah supporters packed the roads of the Lebanese capital yesterday as they took part in a huge anti-government rally. "We're from the north and the south and we've come to fill your squares, Beirut," ...
New Zealand Government
"Good progress is being achieved in our country in creating a fully inclusive society for disabled persons and their families", said Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson today, marking International Day of Disabled Persons.