Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 3 December 2007
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The leader of the All-Burma Monks Alliance (ABMA) has been arrested and charged with treason for his role in the September pro-democracy demonstrations. Treason is a capital crime in Burma. If convicted and executed, 27 year-old U Gambira would be ...
Syed Akbar Kamal
A scheduled gathering of the media in Auckland this afternoon to meet National Party leader John Key to view his DVD ‘Ambitious for New Zealand’ has been cancelled reportedly owing to copyright concerns.
23-year-old Zhang Zilin, who holds the title Miss China, has won the Miss World pageant, with Miss Angola and Miss Mexico the top runners-up. The 57th Miss World contest was held at Sanya, a tourist resort in southern China's Hainan province.
An almost $1 billion approval has been given whose details were initially almost completely suppressed. After CAFCA appealed to the OIO, it was fully released (on 1 December 2007). Barclays Bank PLC of the UK, has approval to “indirectly acquire” ...
Auckland University Students Association
Auckland students are extremely concerned by, and will oppose, moves to eliminate open entry into the University of Auckland from 2009. The University has proposed that entry to the degrees of Arts, Education, Law Part 1 and Theology be limited ...
Don Imus is returning to radio. While he was away, Ann Coulter's stock seems to have risen markedly but I guess liberals can only deal with one hater at a time.
Capt. Paul Watson
Meet Luis Pastene, the Dr. Mengele of the Cetacean world. This Chilean-born biostitute for hire is employed by the Japanese Cetacean Research Institute (CRI) and his job is to mutilate whales to finger, probe and gawk at their blubber, livers, ear-plugs, ...
Alfred Lambremont Webre
The Government of Canada is in non-compliance with the statutes and regulations of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) , prohibiting the use of Canadian uranium in depleted uranium (DU) weapons. Moreover, Canada has a bilateral nuclear co-operation ...
New Zealand National Party
The National Party has today taken steps to recall and replace copies of a DVD produced and distributed by National, titled ‘Ambitious For New Zealand’.
The man, only being identified as 24-year-old Lu, is from the Jiangsu Province of eastern China and was admitted to the hospital after having severe flu-like symptoms. Lu was originally diagnosed with pneumonia.
New Zealand Government
Defence Minister Phil Goff has described the theft of military medals including nine Victoria Crosses and two George Cross medals as a crime against the nation.
Ngapuhi leader and academic, David Rankin, says that Maori Party MP Hone Harawira's opposition to the Police using tasers is hypocritical. Particularly as Mr Harawira has referred to the UN to support his argument
Where and when you shop has a huge impact on the price you pay for fruit and vegetables, a University researcher has found, with produce at the most expensive stores costing up to 50 per cent more.
New Zealand Government
Good morning. I am delighted to be here today to open the 2007 National Homelessness Conference. This is my first public speaking engagement since I was appointed Minister of Housing last month.
In 2007, Black Box Voting embarked on a year-long investigative series examining elections in what we call the Moonshine territories – reputedly the most corrupt local governments in America. What we found has staggering implications for the design ...
Ministry of Health
On Monday 3 December 2007 the Ministry of Health will launch thelowdown.co.nz website as part of its National Depression Initiative (NDI). The website is an interactive online space that has been created to help young New Zealanders understand and recover ...
Otago University Students Association
The Otago University Students Association (OUSA) is today congratulating the police on their withdrawal of rioting charges against those charged for their alleged involvement in the events following this year’s Undie 500.
New Zealand Defence Force
Early this morning (December 2) security staff were alerted to an alarm activation regarding a forced entry at the Waiouru Army Museum. Upon attending the scene they found the museum's Valour annex had been targeted and a number of displays broken ...
Xbox 360 introduces new features and console enhancements with the 2007 “Fall” Dashboard Update System update hits connected consoles worldwide on 4 December; Xbox Originals, Family Timer and more available through download AUCKLAND 3 December 2007 ...
Between The Lines
The issue of global warming was again thrust into the spotlight with the Nov. 17 release of a report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report, written by hundreds of top scientists, warns that unless the world ends ...
By the end of this week the best young tennis talent in the country will be booked to attend January’s ASB Classic (girls) and Heineken Open (boys) with the North and South Island Primary School Finals for the Sovereign Superstars set to take place.
Syed Atiq ul Hassan
How does the newly Prime Minister-elect and Labor Leader, Kevin Rudd, make a difference in coming times compared to the past 11 years of John Howard in power - the time will tell us, nevertheless, he has kicked off with great courage and daring steps ...
On the day after the Annapolis Conference, I joined an on-the-record conference call that had been arranged by the Council on Foreign Relations so that the media could get the benefit of the views of its President, Richard N. Haass, a frequent commentator ...
A new charade by the Islamists A teddy bear named Mohammad Is there any relation between the teddy bear and Annapolis? By Azar Majedi
The person responsible for posting the police affidavit from the so-called Urewera 17 "terrorism" case on the internet says it was accessed by 1100 people before it was withdrawn. (Many of those people are likely to have forwarded the document to ...
Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC
QPEC is appalled at the attempt by Auckland University to restrict entry to courses which currently have open entry.
Novartis New Zealand is pleased to announce that the Board of the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) of New Zealand has agreed to fund Glivec® (imatinib)* for the treatment of all phases of Philadelphia-chromosome positive chronic myeloid ...
Vodafone is delivering on its promise of making mobile communications more affordable with customers now paying on average of ten percent less for mobile services compared to September 2004*. Usage has increased by 29% for voice and 332% for text over the ...
Video on Demand of the Prime Minister, Helen Clark's post Cabinet press conference for Parliamentary press gallery journalists held this afternoon in the Beehive. The cabinet readout was followed by numerous questions about stolen Victoria Cross medals, ...