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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 17 2008


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

1: Lyndon Hood: A Victory Parade For John Key

Lyndon Hood

The Victor leads the parade. He is portrayed here with Eyes, to indicate that he has a Vision For New Zealand. Holding his master's Laurels is the traditional Slave, to whisper to him as they go among the worshipful masses: "You, too, are mortal."

2: National’s Ministry focused on growth, prosperity
New Zealand National Party

The National-led Government’s Ministry will be focused on growth to deliver prosperity for all New Zealanders, says National Party Leader John Key.

3: Neil Finn Announces Seven Worlds Collide Shows
Touring Musicians

Seven years ago, Neil Finn called on a very special group of musical friends. They came from all around the world and converged on Auckland, New Zealand. Over a short few days in 2001, they formed a band and rehearsed a lengthy set, taking it to the ...

4: Multimedia: John Key Cabinet Lineup Presser 17/11
The Scoop Team

Video on Demand of Prime Minister Elect John Key's press conference 17 November 2008 held to announce his incoming cabinet lineup. The 28 ministers, eight of whom are outside cabinet and five of whom are from support parties will be sworn in on Wednesday ...

5: Undernews For November 15, 2008

Looking over the seven page questionnaire that the Obama organization has for prospective appointees, several thoughts occurred:

6: National-Maori Party agreement announced
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today announced the details of the confidence and supply arrangement reached between the National Party and Maori Party.

7: National-United Future agreement announced
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today announced the details of the confidence and supply arrangement reached between the National and United Future parties.

8: Climate Change Minister missing in action
Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland 17 November 2008 - The National Party’s press release detailing Cabinet posts makes no mention of the environment and climate change portfolios, nor the MP who’s rumoured to be heading them.

9: EDS welcomes appointment of Hon Dr Nick Smith
Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the appointment of Hon Dr Nick Smith to the new National Cabinet as Minister for the Environment and Climate Change.

10: Reflections on the Relationship Signing - Turia
The Maori Party

The room in which we signed our Relationship Agreement with the National Party (Matangireia) is rich with the markers of nationhood.

11: PSA anxious about minister’s privatisation agenda
Public Service Association

The Public Service Association has concerns about Rodney Hide’s appointment as Local Government Minister because the ACT Party’s policy calls for the privatisation of local government services.

12: National-ACT agreement announced
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today announced the details of the confidence and supply arrangement agreed between the National and ACT parties.

13: PlayStation Makes History With NZ's First HD TV Ad
Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand

Blockbuster title, MotorStorm® Pacific Rift, set to usher in new era of HD quality commercials in New Zealand broadcasting environment

14: Maori Party welcomes agreement with National Party
The Maori Party

The agreement signed today between the Maori Party and the National Party shows commitment to building a relationship of mutual respect and good faith which will benefit the nation, according to the Maori Party negotiating team.

15: Deciphering Obama on Missile Defense
J. Sri Raman

Barack Obama has repeatedly assured New Delhi of his support for the US-India nuclear deal. He has not, however, mentioned the missile defense program in either his reported communications or his conversation with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

16: Association welcomes new Police Minister
Police Association

The Police Association today congratulated Judith Collins on her appointment as Minister of Police in the new Government.

17: Local community highlight persecution in Iran
Baha'i Wellington

Wellington’s local Baha’i community is hosting a public forum on Thursday to highlight the persecution of members of the Baha’i Faith in Iran.

18: Now's Your Chance, Rodney!
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo is welcoming the appointment of ACT Leader Rodney Hide to the positions of Minister of Local Government, Minister for Regulatory Reform and Associate Minister of Commerce in the new National-led government.

19: NZEI - Regarding New Education Minister

The country’s largest education sector union congratulates Anne Tolley on her appointment as Minister of Education and hopes the new National government will follow a steady and moderate course for education.

20: Leading Burmese Dissident Jailed For 65 Years
Terry Evans

One of Burma's most outspoken opponents of the ruling military junta, Min Ko Naing, was sentenced to a 65-year prison term last week.

21: Time to repeal seabed and foreshore laws is now
Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the new National-led Government to immediately repeal the controversial foreshore and seabed legislation.

22: National-Act Agreement - a step backwards
Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

National-Act Agreement is likely to threaten the local and global environment and communities. says Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO).

23: National And ACT's Victory For Democracy
ACT New Zealand

I see National and ACT's Confidence and Supply Agreement as a victory for democracy. A week ago New Zealand voted for a Centre-Right government and today, with this historic agreement, we have one.

24: Onward -- Altenberg 16 At Howard University
Suzan Mazur

Move over Charles Darwin, this year's the 125th anniversary of Ernest Everett Just's birth. And that's what brings Altenberg 16's dynamic duo -- New York Medical College cell biologist Stuart Newman and Konrad Lorenz Institute chair Gerd Muller -- to ...

25: United Kingdom Housebuilders Face Market Implosion
Hugh Pavletich

The British urban planning model is dead. The UK The Times Housebuilders face market implosion - Times Online reports that housing construction in Britain (it is assumed this includes Northern Ireland) is likely to fall to around 50 – 60,000 units over ...

26: Was Prop 8 Fixed by Religious Zealots?
Mark Crispin Miller

Well, well, well. First we find out, happily, that We the People may not be so fiercely racist after all, as Election '08 has debunked the (feeble) theory of "the Bradley effect." And now it turns out that Americans--at least those in gay-friendly California ...

27: Contracting out of public services signalled
Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is concerned that having private sector representatives running reviews of government spending foreshadows another era of expensive contracting out of public services and is laying the groundwork for future sales of state assets.

28: Diabetes – Now It’s Attacking Our Children
Diabetes New Zealand

It’s stealing years from our life expectancy, it's changing our families, and now it’s attacking our children - some as young as eight. It is Type 2 diabetes. New estimates indicate 500 young people aged between 10 and 18 years have the disease ...

29: Weather and Wine Gods Smile On Toast Martinborough
Toast Martinborough

Weather and wine gods smiled on the 17th Toast Martinborough Wine, Food and Music Festival as 10,000 enthusiasts soaked up the sun while tasting award-winning local wines. Organisers say the combination of great food, wine, music, friends and sunshine ...

30: Cabinet line up will help build confidence
Employers And Manufacturers Association

We are delighted to see the top business issues will be handled by the most senior Cabinet postings, says Bruce Goldsworthy, Acting Chief Executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern).

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