Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
Paul G. Buchanan
The death of Agusto Pinochet Ugarte has reopened old wounds in Chile and rekindled debate about the relative merits of his rule versus that of socialist authoritarians like Fidel Castro. A majority in and out of Chile considers him to be a poster boy ...
2: Ohura regains Television Transmitter – for a while
In the recent lightening storms the transmitter (technically called a translator) that serves the area around the small King Country community of Ohura, including Tokirima, was struck. All the local residents lost both Ch1 and Ch2 – Sky reception ...
3: Imprisoned Burmese Journalist Awarded Prize
Reporters Sans Frontieres
The 2006 laureates are: - U WIN TIN (Burma) in the "Journalist" category - NOVAYA GAZETA (Russia) in the "Media" category - JOURNALISTE EN DANGER (Democratic Republic of Congo) in the "Defender of press freedom" category - GUILLERMO FARINAS HERNANDEZ ...
4: Two Air New Zealand pilots tackle man drought
Air New Zealand
Captain Duncan Beck and Captain Guy McWilliams, both Boeing 767 pilots have offered to take two ladies on a date at a top Auckland restaurant, as part of Air New Zealand's Christmas Charity Auction which aims to raise funds for Starship Foundation, Make-A-Wish ...
5: Robert Parry: Pinochet's Death Spares Bush Family
Gen. Augusto Pinochet's death on Dec. 10 means the Bush Family can breathe a little bit easier, knowing that criminal proceedings against Chile's notorious dictator can no longer implicate his longtime friend and protector, former President George ...
6: Draft plan to maximise renewables, efficiency
New Zealand Government
A detailed action plan to maximise energy efficiency and renewable energy in New Zealand was launched by government today for public discussion. The draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy proposes detailed actions to achieve ...
7: S. Africa’s Future Depends On Tackling HIV/AIDS
With more than 3.3 million children in southern Africa already orphaned by HIV/AIDS, the region’s future depends on governments’ halting the disease’s effects and ensuring that orphans receive good nutrition, education and care, a senior United ...
8: Greens cautiously welcome new Education Strategy
The new Tertiary Education Strategy provides important guidance to an increasingly strained sector, but some aspects of the document raise real concerns, the Green Party says.
9: Deadly Air Pollution In Asian Cities
With 600,000 people in Asia dying prematurely from air pollution each year, the continent’s major cities face a key challenge in reducing the daunting figure, according to a new United Nations-backed report: although vehicle emissions are being reduced, the ...
10: $2.3 Million Ticket Still to be Claimed
New Zealand Lotteries Commission
The winning Big Wednesday First Division ticket, worth $2.3 million in cash and luxury prizes, sold by McDonald's New World in Taradale is still to be claimed, says NZ Lotteries Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.
11: Health check-up for Christmas?
Up to 195,000 kiwis should be planning a visit to their doctor, according to the results of New Zealand’s biggest ever online health test.
12: Santa Given a Helping Hand in Afghanistan
New Zealand Defence Force
New Zealand troops serving in Afghanistan have been giving Santa a helping hand in the lead up to Christmas, distributing 1000 teddy bears and dolls to children at a hospital in North West Bamyan province.
13: ‘Plug-in’ electric cars initiative "Impractical"
The Clean Green Car Co
‘Plug-in’ electric cars initiative in Government’s draft energy strategy impractical says The Clean Green Car Company
14: Goff Visit To Turkey Boosts Trade, Defence Ties
New Zealand Government
“The value of New Zealand trade ties with Turkey will get a major boost over the next year with a big increase in the number of Turkish students studying in New Zealand and with the start of livestock exports to Turkey”, says Trade and Defence Minister, ...
15: Dyson announces ACC board appointments
New Zealand Government
ACC Minister Ruth Dyson today welcomed the appointment of Wayne Butson and Philippa (Pip) Dunphy to the board of ACC.
16: Durex On Lookout For Suitable Condom Testers
Kiwis wanting to indulge in some extra curricular activity this summer can apply to be a Durex condom tester.
17: Coastal ship operators welcome Energy Strategy
NZ Shipping Federation
New Zealanders coastal shipping interests have enthusiastically welcomed the Government’s draft Energy Efficiency Strategy. Paul Nicholas, the Manager of the New Zealand Shipping Federation described the Strategy as ‘a huge step forwards to the development of ...
18: Roll-Out Of Stab Resistant Body Armour Begins
New Zealand Police
From next week New Zealand Police Operational staff will start being issued with Stab Resistant Body Armour (SRBA).
19: Today's Top Scoop Stories - News Summary
The Scoop Team
Comment: Pinochet's Project And The New Zealand Connection - QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER - RECOMMENDED AUDIO - Defence: NZ Troops Blitz Afghanistan With Salvo Of Soft Toys - Event: Futuna Chapel Is Opened This Weekend To The Public - Wine: Some Good News ...
20: AUS Tertiary Update
Association of University Staff
Tertiary Strategy to drive economic transformation The new Tertiary Education Strategy released this morning underlines the Government’s determination to equip the country with the kind of twenty-first-century skills needed to drive economic transformation, ...
21: Draft Evidence-based Guideline on Autism Spectrum
Ministry of Health
In a ground-breaking first for New Zealand, health, disability and education professionals and social service agencies will now be able to refer to an evidence-based guideline when diagnosing and supporting people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
22: Illuminating the histories of Futuna Chapel
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Where: 15-17 December 10am-10pm When: Futuna Chapel, 62 Friend Street, Karori Admission free, koha appreciated
23: World Class New Zealand Awards Attract the Best
World Class New Zealand Awards
Kea and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise announced today the sponsors of the highly-prestigious World Class New Zealand Awards, 2007. HSBC has reconfirmed its commitment with the sponsorship of the supreme award for 2007.
24: Prime Minister & John Key Hot Favourites
Prime Minister Helen Clark and the Leader of the Opposition, John Key are both being “auctioned” as part of the country’s biggest online auction this year, to help New Zealand children.
25: Botswana: Joy As Bushmen Win Landmark Legal Case
Scenes of jubilation greeted the Botswana High Court's ruling today in favour of the Kalahari Bushmen.
26: Otago Honours Academic Leader and Govt Advisor
University of Otago
Professor Malcolm Grant, CBE, a distinguished law graduate from the University of Otago who is now the President and Provost of University College London, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the University graduation ceremony on Saturday.
27: Cullen driven 'WITT'-less
New Zealand National Party
Labour has been negligent with yet another tertiary institution, this time the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), says National's Tertiary Education spokesman, Dr Paul Hutchison.
28: ASIA:NZ December Media e-Newsletter
Asia New Zealand Foundation
Asian Angst: It’s time to stay - Kiwi students get Korea scholarships - State visit for South Korean leader - Covering Pakistan and India - Arabic network broadcasting from KL - Al Jazeera on Triangle Television - Young leaders key to revitalising Asian ...
29: Public Address 13/12/06 - John Campbell's Bedroom
HARD NEWS from Russell Brown
GUEST: John Campbell on the Flying Nun years - When I was seventeen, just about every boy I knew who did not dream of being an All Black dreamt of being in a band. I dreamt of both. And whilst the All Black dream was comically outlandish, at least the All ...
30: Pita Shaprles: Copyright Amendment Bill
The Maori Party
The people of Te Atihaunui a Paparangi were left the words of their tupuna, Tinirau; Toi te kupu, toi te mana, toi te whenua.