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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 14 November 2007

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

1: Congratulations Police, Dom-Post ... Shame on TV3!

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

"The Dominion Post 's decision to take the 'publish and be damned' approach I yesterday urged on TV3 toward the evidence on which the police anti-terror raids were based is vindicated by the evidence thus revealed," says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00235.htm

2: Hikoi Over Activist Raids Comes To Wellington

Kevin List

An advance guard of protestors on a Hikoi to protest against the recent Police raids aimed at Maori and activists gathered outside the gates of Parliament early this morning. More protestors attached to the Hikoi are expected early this afternoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00233.htm

3: UN And AU Envoys Head To Eritrea For Talks

United Nations

The United Nations and African Union envoys tasked with spearheading the peace process in Darfur are meeting tomorrow with countries in the region to discuss the progress made so far and how to chart a way forward.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00541.htm

4: Evidence Published “Disturbing And Sinister”

New Zealand First Party

Disturbing and deeply sinister information revealed in the Dominion Post this morning shows that Police had no choice but to act over the so-called terrorism threats, says New Zealand First law and order spoksperson Ron Mark.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00255.htm

5: Police achieve breakthrough in trial by media

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Police achieve breakthrough in campaign for trial by media The police have made a breakthrough in their campaign for trial by media of those arrested in the so-called “anti-terror” raids last month. They first went to Campbell Live , then the Herald ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00229.htm

6: Sludge Report #181 - Terror Comes To Godzone (2)

C.D. Sludge

In This Edition Of The Sludge Report: The Day Terror Came To Godzone Again (This Time Cloaked In Irony) Dominion Post Breaks Rules & Records Solicitor General Dr David Collins Must Now Recuse Himself "Oh So That's What Happened In The Urewera"
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00244.htm

7: Crown Law Office should act on terrorism reporting

Green Party

Green Party MP Keith Locke has called on the Crown Law Office to take action against the Dominion-Post over its decision to publish excerpts from police affidavits on the 'terrorism' raids.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00263.htm

8: UN Approves $1.1 Billion To Fight Major Diseases

United Nations

The United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today approved $1.1 billion of new grants to be handed out over the next two years and agreed to allocate another $130 million to five projects it had already started supporting.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00436.htm

9: Ethiopia, Eritrea Urged To Resolve Boundary Issue

United Nations

The Security Council today urged Ethiopia and Eritrea to implement without delay a 2002 ruling on the delimitation of their common border, stressing the need for the two African neighbours to settle their disagreements peacefully.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00542.htm

10: Scoop Video: Madeleine Setchell Inquiry Presser

Alastair Thompson

Video on Demand of the two press conferences held this morning at the State Services Commission to announce the results of the Don Hunn report into the Madeleine Setchell Sacking Affair.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00230.htm

11: Questions and Answers - Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN KEY (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that “I would have thought in election year as usual Government departments would bend over backwards to make sure that nothing they did could possibly be construed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00254.htm

12: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Finance: Has he been advised of any central government forecasts that have more accurately predicted the trend of rising oil prices than Treasury or the Reserve Bank, given his statement in the House yesterday ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00265.htm

13: Samoan soprano captivates conference delegates

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Monday 12 November 2007, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Conference, Apia, Samoa – The 60th Anniversary Conference of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) got under way in Apia, Samoa today with soprano Daphne Collins’ soaring voice ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00183.htm

14: Alarm bells over public service neutrality

New Zealand National Party

National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says there are glaring gaps in the reports issued today relating to the politically motivated sacking of Madeleine Setchell.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00264.htm

15: H5N1 Avian Influenza Confirmed In Poultry

Defra UK

Following further test results from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) the Acting Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that the strain of Avian Influenza present at the Infected Premises near Diss is the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00489.htm

16: Avian Influenza H5N1 Confirmed In UK

European Union

Following confirmation of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in a flock of turkeys at the border of Suffolk and Norfolk in the UK, the Commission has today adopted a Decision defining the risk area and confirming the control measures ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00485.htm

17: Greg Palast: Hillary's Musharraf

Greg Palast

Hillary's Musharraf Mrs. Clinton's forgotten fling with the Killer of Karachi by Greg Palast
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00236.htm

18: Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Vivisection For Hire

Barbara Sumner Burstyn

Margaret Harkema is well groomed, her well appointed home is set in expansive grounds. She owns her own business and her daughter attends a private school and competes in an equestrian team. In short Ms. Harkema is an upwardly mobile, financially secure ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00222.htm

19: Brownlee Gives SSC Grilling

Kevin List

While the State Service Commissioner's tie shone brightly in a luminescent yellow mode the Commissioner himself Mark Prebble had a somewhat less sunny day facing questions from the media and politicians regarding a report into the handling of the employment ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00242.htm

20: SSC Report On Madeleine Setchell Matter

State Services Commission

In early August 2007 I announced that I had asked Mr Don Hunn, the former State Services Commissioner, to conduct an inquiry into issues relating to the employment of Madeleine Setchell.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00233.htm

21: Photo Essay: Tuhoe "Terror" Hikoi Arrives In Wgtn.

David McLellan

Scoop's David McLellan was among the several hundred people in the welcoming party when the Tuhoe Hikoi over the so-called "Terror" raids arrived in Wellington at lunch time today. For an earlier photo report see also… Hikoi Over Activist Raids Comes ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00243.htm

22: Greater Wellington buys new electric trains

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council today signed an agreement to purchase 70 new electric commuter trains (35 two-car units) with options to buy a further 13 two-car units at later dates, within the budget of $210 million. The deal was signed with ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00117.htm

23: Hoikoi Nears Wellington

New Zealand Police

Hoikoi Nears Wellington New Zealand Police Wellington News Release http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release.html?id=3492
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00132.htm

24: Tasered Florida Student on Palast Report

Greg Palast

Tasered Florida Student on Palast Report Today on Air America Radio It’s not the volts, it’s the votes by Zach Roberts GregPalast.com
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00234.htm

25: Hunn report provides lessons for public service

New Zealand Government

State Services Minister David Parker says an independent report into public service recruitment and employment provides important lessons for public servants and state sector managers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00262.htm

26: Four top companies win technology awards

Foundation For Research Science And Technology

Four innovative companies have been awarded Technology Commendations by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology in recognition of outstanding achievement in designing and applying cutting-edge technology. They are
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00044.htm

27: 20th Century Fox To Release Dragonball Film in 08

20th Century Fox Films

20th Century Fox To Release Dragonball August 15, 2008 Based on the popular Japanese manga – which spawned best selling graphic novels, video games and a phenomenally successful TV series
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00206.htm

28: Dillon Read (19): Through the Via Dolorosa

Catherine Austin Fitts

The Via Dolorosa is the street in the Old City of Jerusalem which Jesus is said to have walked on the way to his crucifixion. It means “the way of grief.”
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00229.htm

29: President Bush Discusses India And Pakistan

The White House

India and Pakistan. These nations are undergoing great changes, and those changes are being felt all across the world. More than five centuries ago, Christopher Columbus set out for India and proved the world was round. Now some look at India's growing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00476.htm

30: Valerie Plame Still Wants to Know

Jason Leopold

Former covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson would still like to know the identity of the CIA official who passed her name to the office of Vice President Dick Cheney in the spring of 2003, and "under what circumstances."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00237.htm

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