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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 November 2007

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

1: Tally Room The Focus On Australian Election Night

Australian Electoral Commission

When voting for the Australian federal election closes at 6pm this Saturday 24 November, national focus will switch to live election coverage coming from the media at the National Tally Room and detailed results available on the AEC's web-based Virtual ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00980.htm

2: 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

3: Corporations, agro-fuels and GM seeds

Tortilla con Sal

The wave of bio-fuels continues to advance, not because it is good for the environment or offers some solution to global climate change - de facto it will worsen it - but rather because the most powerful industries on the planet see it as a source of juicy ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00366.htm

4: 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

5: Mass Effect touches down

Pead PR

Highly anticipated Xbox 360 exclusive Mass Effect makes its long-awaited debut today in retail stores
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00512.htm

6: Samoa weeps at the death of a great woman chief

New Zealand Government

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Luamanuvao Winnie Laban extended the New Zealand government’s condolences and sympathies to the people of Samoa at the loss of Samoa’s first female MP and former High Commissioner to New Zealand, La’ulu Fetauimalemau ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00460.htm

7: 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

8: 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

9: Auckland City Council logo negotiation outcome

Auckland City Council

Auckland City Council and Triangle Television settled concerns that were expressed over the similarities between the organisations’ two logos at a meeting yesterday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00232.htm

10: 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

11: 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

12: Investors to receive interim dividend

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Nathans Finance investors to receive interim dividend during the March 2008 quarter Receivers anticipate further repayments will follow
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00516.htm

13: 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

14: Storage containers cause of dead didymo spread

New Zealand Government

"Contamination of water sampling containers was almost certainly the source of the dead didymo cells found in four central North Island rivers in late October," Biosecurity Minister Jim Anderton announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00478.htm

15: 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

16: Syngenta: murder and private militias in Brazil

Tortilla con Sal

Syngenta: murder and private militias in Brazil by Silvia Ribeiro , in La Jornada and Ecoportal, October 31st 2007
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00367.htm

17: Falun Dafa and the Ak Santa Parade

NZ Falun Dafa Association

Contrary to what the Auckland Children's Christmas Parade Trust has stated in a media statement released on 22 November 2007:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00404.htm

18: NZ’s Top Team for Festival of Cycling

Armstrong Peugeot Festival of Cycling

ATTN EDITORS... Please see media release for next week's Armstrong Peugeot Festival of Cycling. It features most of NZ's top riders, including NZ's top team, Subway Cycling. For further info and free-to-use pics contact me directly. Kind Regards ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00324.htm

19: 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

20: Telecom draft separation plan disappoints

InternetNZ

InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) today responded to Telecom’s draft operational separation plan, filing a detailed submission that exposes serious deficiencies in Telecom’s proposed approach.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00517.htm

21: Public Address 23/11/07 - Maoriland Calling

Public Address

Something a bit lovely turned up on the nets this week: 30 of the novels of Maoriland. These 19th century works, the first written fiction of and about New Zealand, were largely ignored by our cultural nationalists last century -- didn't fit with the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00368.htm

22: 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

23: Next Superstar Added To Monster Rock Weekend

Capital C Concerts

Capital C: Concert Joins Forces With Nz’s Other Big Concert Promoter, Pacific Entertainment And Following Last Week’s Announcement That Legendary Band Kiss Will Headline The First Night At Rock2wgtn Now Delivers Another Superstar To The Programme.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00323.htm

24: Manukau Water Ltd Has Successful 12 Months

Manukau Water

Manukau City (23 November, 2007) – Manukau Water Limited has had a successful first twelve months of operations as a Council Controlled Organisation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00252.htm

25: Labour pays lip-service to crime victims

New Zealand National Party

“Buck passing is the last thing Corrections and the Probation Service should be doing following the latest debacle to land in their laps,” says National Party Justice & Corrections spokesman Simon Power.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00482.htm

26: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00949.htm

27: NZ endorses Commonwealth action on Pakistan

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she was pleased that Commonwealth leaders had this morning endorsed the decision of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group to suspend Pakistan from the Councils of the Commonwealth.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00483.htm

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Scoop Daily Ratings

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29: More Kiwis gain tertiary qualifications

New Zealand Government

New Zealanders are more skilled and obtaining higher qualifications under the Labour-led government. Almost 40 per cent of New Zealanders now hold a tertiary qualification and 14 per cent have a bachelors or higher qualification.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00481.htm

30: 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

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