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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 April 2008

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 April 2008

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

1: Pacific trade ministers slam EU bullying in trade

Pacific Network on Globalisation

PRESS RELEASE Pacific trade ministers slam EU bullying in trade deal Pacific trade ministers have slammed the European Union's approach to negotiating a new trade deal with the Pacific island countries as divisive, harsh and unnecessarily domineering.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00306.htm


2: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #49
Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Please send me an email to miket@pl.net if you are planning to attend the Social Forum Aotearoa November 21-23, Wellington. The organisers want to estimate numbers attending. GPJA is also looking at taking a van down. If you are interested in this ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0311/S00093.htm


3: Body Identified As Missing Teen Marie Davis
New Zealand Police

The body located in the Waimakariri River just north of Christchurch on the 17th April 2008 has now been formally identified as Marie Davis.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00215.htm


4: Michael Collins: Election Fraud in Pennsylvania?
Michael Collins

The Pennsylvania primary could lock up the Democratic nomination process once and for all. The campaign that Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean asked to be finished by July 1 could be over this Tuesday. Regardless of your candidate ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00288.htm


5: Full disclosure first step in Immigration claims
New Zealand National Party

Full disclosure first step in Immigration claims National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says the Immigration Minister should order full disclosure of the details surrounding an irregular visa process for members of a senior Immigration ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00489.htm


6: Schools Plus resourcing to be watched very closely
PPTA

Media Release 19 April 2008 Schools Plus resourcing to be watched very closely. Education Minister Chris Carter has assured teachers the Government’s Schools Plus education plan will be properly resourced – A promise the PPTA certainly plans to hold him ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00309.htm


7: Week In Parliament With Tom Frewen
Scoop Audio

Audio: The week in Parliament for 15-17 April, 2008: ... Tom Frewen presents the week's big political issues raised during Parliament's question time and general debate..
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00287.htm


8: ANZAC Coverage For All New Zealanders
Maori Television Service

New Zealanders from throughout the country - as well as the world - are featured in Maori Television's marathon broadcast A TATOU TAONGA: ANZAC DAY 2008 this Friday April 25.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00206.htm


9: Lower Wages Should Not Be Response To Redundancies
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is cautioning against a race to the bottom in wages, as a response to two major job offshoring announcements this week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00308.htm


10: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 18 April 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00285.htm


11: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 19 April 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00286.htm


12: Department of Labour corrects Air New Zealand
Department Of Labour

The Department of Labour today corrected an assertion in a media release from Air New Zealand relating to the employment of Shanghai-based cabin crews.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00362.htm


13: UN Urges Group Of Eight Nations To Step Up
United Nations

New York, Apr 18 2008 6:00PMA United Nations-backed drive issued a call to the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations today to fulfil their prior pledges to global health and to boost their investments to avert the deaths of more than ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00212.htm


14: Bendon Men Reveal All on Nelson Podium
James Holder Motorsport

Aucklander’s James Holder and Richard Ellis have ‘revealed all’ after nabbing 2nd place at the final round of the 2006 Parker ENZED New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) in Nelson last weekend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00258.htm


15: Human Rights Activists Call For Diamond Boycott
International Solidarity Movement

New York, NY, April 18 - New York human rights activists, and representatives of the West Bank Palestinian villages of Bil'in and Jayyous called on the government and the people of the United Arab Emirates to boycott the jewelry stores of Israeli ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00210.htm


16: Waitakere Disagrees On Maori Representation
Waitakere News

Waitakere Agrees To Disagree On Maori Representation Waitakere City Council has agreed to allow it's Te Taumata Runanga standing committee on Maori affairs to make a separate submission to the Royal Committee on Auckland governance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00216.htm


17: Independent enquiry called for on Immigration head
The Kiwi Party

Independent enquiry called for on Immigration head’s actions. Kiwi Party Leader Larry Baldock today called for Mary- Anne Thompson, head of Immigration NZ to stand down while an independent enquiry is conducted. “Giving special help to a family ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00305.htm


18: John Key: Speech To Sensible Sentencing Conference
New Zealand National Party

I’d like to start by congratulating the Sensible Sentencing Trust and your members for the work you do. Your advocacy for victims of crime and your fostering of awareness of the issues they face makes an important contribution to public debate and policy ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00488.htm


19: Job losses compounded by loss of family assistance
Child Poverty Action Group

With job losses appearing in an already worrying economic climate, New Zealand is about to discover the flaws in the Working for Families package, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00307.htm


20: Microsoft Classroom Curriculum Management Platform
Microsoft New Zealand

New Microsoft Classroom Curriculum Management Platform Engages Students, Involves Parents and Increases Teacher Productivity Microsoft Encarta Class Server Integrates Daily Curriculum With the Digital Age
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0101/S00007.htm


21: High Country Family Wins Top Environmental Award
Ballance Farm Environment awards

Wanaka farmers Richard and Sarah Burdon are the Supreme winners of the 2008 Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00363.htm


22: Slain Teenager Found In Israeli Settlement
International Solidarity Movement

At 3pm on Wednesday, 16th April, the mutilated body of 15 year old Hammad Nidar Khadatbh was found in lands of the illegal Israeli settlement of Al-Hamra by his father, who was out searching for his missing son.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00211.htm


23: M&WNZ disappointed over merger concept failure
Meat And Wool New Zealand

Meat & Wool New Zealand has expressed disappointment that the concept for forming a new entity to consolidate the meat industry in New Zealand has failed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00361.htm


24: Mega-Merger Viable – Current Structure Flawed
PPCS

Eoin Garden, Chairman of PPCS Limited, believes industry consolidation along the lines of the proposed Alliance Group’s mega-merger concept still represents the ultimate solution for the long term sustainability and profitability of the New Zealand ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00360.htm


25: Persistence pays off for young theatre director
Peach Theatre Company

Bro’Town creators Oscar Kightley and Dave Armstrong have given 24-year-old theatre director Jesse Peach the first rights to reproduce their award-winning play Niu Sila. Peach Theatre Company (PTC) will stage the two-actor play at the Glen Eden Playhouse ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00205.htm


26: Haiti Facing ‘Explosive Situation’ - UN
United Nations

New York, Apr 18 2008 7:00PMHaiti will remain in an extremely precarious economic and humanitarian situation unless it receives an urgent injection of funds to widen emergency feeding operations, extend existing job programmes and jump-start agricultural ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00213.htm


27: Iraq Compact Meeting Planned
United Nations

New York, Apr 17 2008 4:00PMInvitations to the upcoming high-level meeting of the International Compact for Iraq – to be held on 29 May in Stockholm, Sweden – have been issued to all UN Member States, as well as to several regional and international ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00207.htm


28: Waitakere and North Shore City Mayors at one
North Shore City

Following a meeting of the North Shore City Council and Waitakere City Council Mayors and a number of councillors, significant agreement is evident in the submission from the two councils to the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Auckland Governance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00212.htm


29: Scholarships for young singers fosters new talent
Christchurch City Choir

Twenty young singers will be performing onstage with the Christchurch City Choir for two gala concerts in June and September after being awarded the inaugural Student Scholarships provided by the Choir to develop young talent.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00213.htm


30: Napier unites to oppose animal research
SAFE

Napier unites to oppose animal research Animal lovers embrace concert and walk for the animals
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00210.htm

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