Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 12 December 2007
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Problem Gambling Foundation
New research commissioned by the Health Sponsorship Council provides hard evidence of the harm being done by gambling says the Problem Gambling Foundation.
Catherine Austin Fitts
There is a fundamental difference between financial fraud and warfare implemented by financial means – a financial coup d’etat, if you will. For citizens and investors trying to navigate current events and markets, it is well worth pausing to gain perspective ...
Television New Zealand
TVNZ and South Pacific Pictures are giving Shortland Street fans a present this Christmas – the biggest week in Shortland Street history free of charge on TVNZ ondemand.
Kucinich Says He's Preparing 50-Page Bush Articles of Impeachment By David Swanson http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/29305 Touching on issues ranging from Yucca Mountain to the Patriot Act and the war in Iraq, presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich ...
I have a confession to make (so pay attention, spies, and have those black ninjas on full alert). I’ve spent a week in the Ureweras with gun toting Maori. From memory they also sported bullet belts, camouflage gear and cowboy hats. It was in 1981 (if ...
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
Before Greenpeace or anyone else criticises the Government for its failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it should cite the valid verified scientific proof that carbon dioxide causes warming of the earth to an extent that would involve New Zealanders ...
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 12 December 2007 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today launched the Google Maps™ New Zealand service at maps.google.co.nz , enabling users in New Zealand to find the local information they want more easily. In addition to map and ...
Security is still the most pressing problem for Timor-Leste according to nun and refugee camp organiser Sister Guilhermina Marcal currently visiting New Zealand.
The Commerce Commission says real estate agents need to heed the warning contained in a recent court case relating to pricing practices to avoid breaching the Fair Trading Act.
Office of the Clerk
1. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER (Labour) to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received regarding the number of New Zealanders receiving an unemployment benefit?
The Ombudsman's report on Complaints Arising from Aerial Spraying is a damning indictment of the Government's handling of the painted apple moth aerial spraying campaign, the Green Party says.
New Zealanders need to act on new research which shows most feel uncomfortable posting personal information online
Last Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed, by a 235-181 vote, the Energy Independence and Security Act. This new energy bill includes measures that would increase car fuel mileage, restore taxes on Big Oil to pay for investments in solar, ...
The Cheneyists wanted to bomb Iran based on the same fear-scam Americans fell for when CheneyBush were pushing the invasion of Iraq: nuclear weapons. Here's how their scheme fell apart -- or did it?
New Zealand Government
Minister of Health David Cunliffe has today reiterated his call for Heather Roy to either provide information to support the allegation she made in Parliament last week or apologise to the staff at Capital and Coast DHB.
New Zealand Government
"Biosecurity is just as much about health and community outcomes as it is about economic and environmental matters, and this was always an important consideration during the moth eradication operations carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry ...
Capital C Concerts
Capital C: Concerts grows the ROCK2WGTN brand by adding legendary ALICE COOPER to the opening night programme. Promoter Phil Sprey announced the artist at midnight last night after promising that another major name would precede the VISA CARD Pre ...
US State Department
The international system today is experiencing a degree of transformation that defies precedent: The rise of China and India, the growth of truly global labor and capital markets, the spread of technology, massive new migrations of people.
The Green Party is shocked that the Auckland City Council plans to break an affordable housing contract at a council meeting tomorrow.
Fourteen year old Leighton Terry hopes his voice-activated desk leads to more success after winning a nationwide competition for budding inventors.
New Zealand First Party
New Zealand First has donated a cheque for $158,000 to the Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland.
Amnesty International is calling on the Police Commissioner and the Minister of Police not to make a decision on the introduction of Taser stun guns or similar electro-shock weapons, until results of comprehensive, independent studies into their use and effects ...
The four men were collecting honey for presentation at the Tooth Temple in the town of Kandy during Sri Lanka's annual Esala Perahera - the country's major Buddhist festival.
New Zealand Government
New Zealand has extended its travel ban on associates of the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe by denying student visas and permits to their adult children, Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Immigration Minister Clayton Cosgrove announced today.
The number of people who have been resettled in third countries from Thailand since the programme started in 2005 now stands at 20,878, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.
The all new C70 carries safety engineering from the preceding C70 by increasing use of Ultra High Strength Steel for side and rear energy absorption protection. Also featured is the world's first side impact air bag from convertibles. Also standard ...
New Zealand National Party
National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says the Government’s economic indicators report out today shows Helen Clark has no chance of delivering on her promise to get New Zealand back into the top half of the OECD within a decade.
Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs: 2007 Strategic Report Country - Assessment of the National Reform Programmes... the Commission's assessment of progress made to implement key structural reforms and based on the Integrated Guidelines for Growth ...
NZ Council for Infrastructure Development
The New Zealand Council for infrastructure Development is concerned that proposed legislation to place a 10 year ban on thermal energy may risk security of electricity supply, prolong dependence on Huntly coal fired generation and potentially mean more ...
Opponents to New Zealand Police being issued with Taser devices are ignoring the realities of modern policing in New Zealand, Police Association President Greg O'Connor said today.