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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 November 2007



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

1: NZ dismayed at Saudi rape victim’s sentence

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she has asked New Zealand diplomats to raise dismay over the sentencing of a 19-year-old Saudi rape victim. “New Zealand fully respects the judicial system of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and notes that ...

2: Electoral Finance Bill Protest - Wellington

Kevin List

Scoop brings the images of the Wellington protest against the Electoral Finance Bill to our readers in glorious sepia tones. Should this Bill go through no doubt many of the people on a rather small (100 people) protest march in wellington today no ...

3: Robertson and Giuliani: A Not-So-Odd Couple

Bill Berkowitz

Not long after Saddam Hussein was captured in 2003, Rudy Giuliani and Pat Robertson shared a flight back from Israel.

4: Kucinich Succeeds in Moving Impeachment Forward

Between The Lines

Kucinich Succeeds in Moving Impeachment Resolution Against Cheney Forward Interview with journalist David Lindorff, conducted by Scott Harris

5: Mills campaign disappointing and deluded

New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton is disappointed that UK celebrity Heather Mills has lent her name to a claim that meat and dairy can’t be environmentally sound products.

6: Here Are The Fifty Most Powerful People In NZ

B. Traven

Bea F, cleaner. Works all night in the city, comes home and prepares breakfast for the kids. Brian C, electrician. Once almost made the Wellington B reps.

7: NZ IT entrepreneur set to shake up travel industry

Dock Street Group

NZ IT entrepreneur set to shake up travel industry with launch of one stop website for tourists to NZ

8: New Wellington Hotel welcomes the LA Galaxy

Copthorne Hotel Wellington

The Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay is delighted to announce that it has been chosen to be the official accommodation provider to the Los Angeles Galaxy when they visit Wellington to play the Wellington Phoenix Football team on Saturday the ...

9: Hugh Pavletich Response to Blair Dickie RMLA of NZ

Hugh Pavletich

Hugh Pavletich Response to Blair Dickie, Resource Management Law Assoction of New Zealand- 20 November 2007

10: UK experts reject Whole Of Vehicle Marking

Motor Industry Association

Whole of vehicle marking (or ‘microdot’ technology), which is on schedule to become mandatory for vehicles entering the New Zealand fleet, has received the ‘thumbs down’ from the UK’s leading vehicle crime investigators.

11: Bird Flu Update: Precautionary Culling, 5th Place

UK Government

The national ban on bird gatherings remains firmly in place. Movement restrictions apply in the Protection, Surveillance and Restricted Zones, and bird keepers in those zones are required to house or otherwise isolate their birds from wild birds.

12: Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 21 November 07

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Deputy Leader—National) to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that a newspaper editorial which, in an election year, encourages voters to vote, or not to vote, for a political party should be considered an election ...

13: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 22 Nov 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon MARIAN HOBBS to the Minister for Tertiary Education: Has he received any reports on the proportion of New Zealanders holding a tertiary qualification?

14: Record-breaking weekend for Vector Arena

Vector Arena

Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is set to wow music lovers in Auckland this week as he brings his show-stopping world tour to Vector Arena.

15: Put the ‘festive’ back into Christmas & NY


If a stress-free Christmas and an elegant New Year’s Eve sounds tempting, then look no further than Vie restaurant in Queenstown’s Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa.

16: GPJA NEWSLETTER #216, November 21, 2007

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

FUNDRAISING - URGENT - WE NEED $10,000 BY XMAS We urgently need funds to help meet the large costs we have incurred so far and costs we can predict over the next few months. To put it bluntly we need to raise $10,000 before XMAS. Thanks very much ...

17: Peters names High Commissioner to London

New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom will be career diplomat Derek Leask, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today.

18: THL to enter joint venture with InterCity Group

Tourism Holdings Limited

Tourism Holdings Limited (THL) and the owners of InterCity Group (NZ) Limited have agreed to form a joint venture to build on the strengths of their nationwide bus and coaching operations and their Northland leisure cruising businesses.

19: Double standards on smacking law

The Family Party

Richard Lewis, leader of The Family Party, says yesterday’s criminal conviction of a Masterton father who smacked his child three times on the bottom with an open palm is a massive over-reaction and the outcome of very bad, anti-family law.

20: Tangatawhenua.Com: When Dissent Becomes Terrorism

In a series of early morning raids, the New Zealand Police forced entry into the homes of social activists, students, environmentalists, Maori sovereignty activists and trade unionists throughout Aotearoa, confiscating computers and files and arresting ...

21: Bangladesh: Situation Report 20 Nov 2007 21:00

Government Of Bangladesh

Updated official report illustrates that the number of death caused by tropical cyclone 'SIDR' has risen to 2837. Updates also indicate that 5488216 people of 1322824 families were affected by the cyclone.

22: Was it Assualt, or Nanny State Smacking?

Gordon Copeland

Smacking law repeal MP Gordon Copeland says today’s news of a father’s conviction will create further confusion for ordinary families under pressure from a liberal nanny state.

23: Preparedness Key To Tackling Global Flu Pandemic

United Nations

The head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has underlined the need to make full use of the resources available to prepare for a possible influenza pandemic, warning that no country will be left unaffected should an outbreak occur.

24: Afghanistan: UN Urges Safeguarding Civilian Lives

United Nations

Speaking to reporters in Kabul, Louise Arbour said that even prior to her current visit to Afghanistan she was concerned by the high rates of civilian casualties caused by both insurgent activities and international military operations.

25: The 3 Or 4 Slap Solution To The Two-Finger Problem

Rosalea Barker

In a pilot program starting this November 29 at Washington’s Dulles airport, travelers arriving in the United States will be fingerprinted using a ten-finger process instead of the current two-finger biometric identification process.

26: The law works well


Barnardos New Zealand today welcomed the court decision concerning the Masterton father recently convicted of assaulting his son.

27: Giesen Wines to remain family owned

Giesen Wines

One of New Zealand’s leading wine companies Giesen Wines has announced that the founding family have decided to retain the business.

28: Pentagon Insider has dire warning

Global Research

Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department analyst who leaked the secret Pentagon Papers history of the Vietnam War, offered insights into the looming attack on Iran and the loss of liberty in the United States at a recent American University symposium. ...

29: Suspect Business Network Back In New Zealand

Scoop Feedback

XL Results Foundation pte ltd a global business network under a legal and financial cloud in Singapore will target investors in Auckland and Christchurch on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd November, 2007. Refer website:

30: Climate change bill aims to future-proof transport

Green Party

Parliament could soon be taking some real steps to counter both climate change and the rising cost of fuel thanks to the drawing today of one of the Green Party's Six Pack of Climate Change Bills announced last November.


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