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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 23 November 2007

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

1: Questions And Answers - Thursday, November 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon MARIAN HOBBS (Labour—Wellington Central) to the Minister for Tertiary Education: Has he received any reports on the proportion of New Zealanders holding a tertiary qualification?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00455.htm

2: Does PM back Mallard's personal attack?

New Zealand National Party

National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says Helen Clark should state whether she supports the personal attack launched by Trevor Mallard against Environment Ministry whistleblower Erin Leigh.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00471.htm

3: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00418.htm

4: Rickards Departure Long Overdue

National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge says it is extraordinary it has taken Clint Rickards so long to realise that remaining in the police was untenable.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00391.htm

5: Prince Charles Has No Place At Commonwealth Conf

New Zealand Republican Movement

On the eve of the latest Commonwealth conference, Common Cause - an alliance of Commonwealth republican movements - has rejected the notion that Charles should automatically succeed the Queen as lifetime head of the organisation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00399.htm

6: Albany puts on Christmas spectacular

Westfield NZ Ltd

Westfield Albany will host the season’s most magnificent light switching on ceremony this Friday 23 November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00493.htm

7: Countdown Commences For NZ Car Of The Year

NZ Car Of The Year

Eleven cars, ranging from small hatchbacks and family saloons to luxury performance machines have made the cut as finalists for the 2007 New Zealand Car of the Year Award.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00308.htm

8: Taito Phillip Field Charged

New Zealand Police

Police have laid the informations to proceed with a prosecution of Taito Phillip Field. He is charged with 15 counts of bribery and 25 counts of attempting to pervert justice. He is due to appear in the Manukau District Court at 10am on Monday 26 November ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00405.htm

9: Towards A Low Carbon Future: EU Strategic Plan

European Union

Low carbon technologies will play a vital role in reaching our energy and climate change targets. The main goal of the SET-Plan is to accelerate the development and implementation of these technologies.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01021.htm

10: Credit Card Users Get Over $24m Back

Commerce Commission

A sentencing in the Auckland District Court today has brought to a close three years of action by the Commerce Commission to expose and seek redress for undisclosed and inadequately disclosed overseas transaction fees.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00500.htm

11: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00448.htm

12: Terms of Reference for Curran Investigation

State Services Commission

Release of the Terms of Reference for the investigation into the engagement of Clare Curran by the Ministry for the Environment.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00413.htm

13: Supergold Card - Coach Lines On Board

New Zealand First Party

The announcement today that InterCity and Newmans have joined the SuperGold Card programme offering a 20% discount is great news and represents the latest of several hundred new businesses which have joined the Card in the past two months, said Winston ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00474.htm

14: Easy Online Booking for Travellers

The Best of Tauranga

www.bestoftauranga.com (BoTCom), the website that provides an independent ‘insider’s guide’ to the Western Bay of Plenty – is now offering realtime, online accommodation bookings.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00515.htm

15: Maori Party attends international forum

The Maori Party

Dr Pita Sharples has today reflected on the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly campaign meeting he attended this week in Geneva (‘Palais des Nations’).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00477.htm

16: Mike Lee calls to look beyond Eden Park

Darpan

ARC chairman Mike Lee, in an interview to “Darpan-The Mirror”, has called for Penrose located Mt. Smart stadium to be considered over Eden Park that he terms a better legacy for the people of Auckland which the government should consider in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00365.htm

17: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00491.htm

18: Government comment on Pakistan suspension

New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Government has today welcomed the action of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group to suspend Pakistan from the Councils of the Commonwealth.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00472.htm

19: NZ aid worker in flood affected Papua New Guinea

NZ Red Cross

In the wake of flooding in Papua New Guinea over the past week New Zealand Red Cross has deployed aid worker Rosemarie North to the affected region to assist in a communications role.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00320.htm

20: Rural poverty in developing countries

Morteza Aminmansour

The latest World Development Report says greater investment in agriculture in transforming economies, most of which are in Asia, is vital to the welfare of 600 million rural poor people living in those countries. "Rural poverty accounts for an extraordinary ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00363.htm

21: Vakaola Pacific Community Health Premises Opening

New Zealand Government

Our Pacific people are the foundation on which our families and communities are built, and we all have a role to in supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of our Pacific families.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00467.htm

22: Suicide statistics released

New Zealand Government

Suicide rates have remained stable over recent years, the latest suicide statistics published today show.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00438.htm

23: Q&A On The EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan

European Union

Energy technology will be a key element of Europe's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and move towards a low-carbon future. But there are structural weaknesses in the current energy research system - Why Europe needs a Strategic Energy Plan.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01023.htm

24: New Science Behind Chiropractic Care

NZ Chiropractors Association

New Zealand Chiropractors Association Media Release 23 November 2007 New Science Behind Chiropractic Care Ground-breaking research1 has, for the first time, identified the actual changes that occur in the body, the nervous system and the brain during ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00116.htm

25: Children’s health falters

Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts calls on the Government to invest in effective monitoring of child and youth health, in light of the findings of the Indicator Handbook for Monitoring the Health of New Zealand Children and Young People.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00415.htm

26: Federated Farmers’ Statements ‘Unreal’

NZ Fish and Game Council

Fish & Game New Zealand cannot understand how Federated Farmers can anticipate endless growth in production from a finite natural resource base of land and water.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00410.htm

27: Electoral Finance Bill is all about Labour

New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says the Electoral Finance Bill is all about Labour’s lust for power, not fair elections or free speech.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00476.htm

28: Ten Hours Of Fantastic Music At Raggamuffin

The Publicity Machine

UB40 THE WAILERS MAXI PRIEST ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT & THE BLACK SEEDS KATCHAFIRE THE MIDNIGHTS HOUSE OF SHEM Saturday 2nd February 2008 @ Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00319.htm

29: Call to Govt. to suspend AMP as KiwiSaver provider

EUFA

The recent call to Government to suspend AMP as accredited Kiwi Saver providers has heightened.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00408.htm

30: Real Issues: Electoral Finance, QE1, Demographics

Maxim Institute

Real Issues No. 280 - Electoral Finance, Queen Elizabeth 1, Demographics Maxim Institute - real issues - No. 280 22 November 2007 www.maxim.org.nz
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00397.htm

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