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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 21 2008

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

1: NZ now a joke in Europe, says carbon trader

Carbon News

A leading New Zealand carbon trader says international markets can no longer take New Zealand seriously, carbon trading has come to a standstill and experts are warning business not to think carbon pricing has gone away.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00378.htm


2: Labour's shadow Cabinet announced
New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Party Leader Phil Goff today announced Labour's shadow Cabinet and spokesperson allocation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00194.htm


3: Michael Collins: Lieberman Keeps "Made Man" Status
Michael Collins

Lieberman Keeps "Made Man" Status The "three wise guys" at the Republican National Convention Image cc Triumph of The Money Party & the Collective Amnesia Michael Collins
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00273.htm


4: Michael Winship: This Just in From Middle Earth
Michael Winship

Queenstown, New Zealand - You might think it hard to think about politics when you're in a place as extraordinary as this on New Zealand's South Island. The landscape fills the eye with glacial and volcanic lakes, valleys and mountains so breathtaking ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00272.htm


5: Undernews For 19 November, 2008
Undernews

I've been uplinked and downloaded. I've been inputted and outsourced. I know the upside of downsizing; I know the downside of upgrading. I'm a high-tech lowlife. A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, bicoastal multi-tasker, and I can give you a gigabyte ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00296.htm


6: Top Gear Live tickets ready for a sell-out
DMG World Media

Blink and You’ll Miss it! Top Gear Live tickets ready for a sell-out – public release 9:00am Monday 24th
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00223.htm


7: AA Launches Latest Online Mapping Website
Automobile Association

The AA has announced today that its online mapping website www.aamaps.co.nz has been comprehensively upgraded to provide New Zealanders with the latest, and most informative, road and destination maps.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00401.htm


8: Story Removed
Oxfam

Error: Couldn't get title
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00281.htm


9: Get ready to Wiggle New Zealand!
Wiggles

What's red, blue, yellow AND purple, And Lots Of Fun The Fab Four for the Under Fives .. The Wiggles!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00215.htm


10: UN Should Refer Burma To Int. Criminal Court
Joint Press Release

Certain judges in Burma, acting under the orders of Chief Justice U Aung Toe and Senior General Than Shwe, are themselves criminally liable as co-conspirators to crimes against humanity.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00348.htm


11: Tributes flow for Helen Clark on The Big Idea
The Big Idea

Tributes for Helen Clark, former Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, have flowed into The Big Idea , from arts leaders and the creative community.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00227.htm


12: Opening of Parliament
New Zealand Government

Error: Couldn't get title
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00197.htm


13: Bangkok Dangerous: Bombs, Sleaze & Paralysis
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A series of deadly bombings, including Thursday's (November 20) attack which killed one person and injured 29 others, have shattered this Buddhist-dominated capital's polite, care-free ambiance, and worsened the paralysis within Thailand's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00295.htm


14: Buccaneers In Somali Waters - They're Not Somalis
Glen Ford

So far this year, at least two dozen vessels have been boarded and seized by armed men off the coast of Somalia, the latest a Saudi Arabian supertanker capable of carrying two million barrels of oil. I'm avoiding using the term "pirates" because there is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00297.htm


15: Images: National Storm Cabinet Office
Kevin List

The takeover of the Beehive by John Key's National government was completed this afternoon with the first cabinet meeting of the new administration. On the way up to the rarefied air at the top of the Beehive there were however a few Vote Labour ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00270.htm


16: Flight Of The Conchords Mo Up For Movember
Cancer Society

Kiwi comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement (aka Flight of the Conchords) try Movember on for size.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00213.htm


17: Aucklands Sexiest Named
ACP Media

Nightline presenter Samantha Hayes and Outrageous Fortune star Kirk Torrance have been named the sexiest Aucklanders for 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00222.htm


18: Defendants hit with highest fines total under RMA
Environment Waikato

Defendants in the Wallace Corporation PCB toxic waste burial case in the Waikato have collectively been hit with fines of $120,000, the highest total ever handed down in a prosecution brought under the Resource Management Act.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00200.htm


19: Billy Bowden garners prestigious Arthritis Award
Arthritis New Zealand

Billy Bowden, internationally renowned cricket umpire, is set to receive the Arthritis New Zealand Business Development Award for his contribution, as ambassador for the charitable organisation. The ceremony, held at the Waipuna Hotel in Auckland on ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00218.htm


20: New Minister of Health welcomed by Alzheimers NZ
Alzheimers New Zealand

The appointment of Tony Ryall as the new Minister of Health is encouraging news for all those living with dementia, according to Alzheimers New Zealand National Director Lucille Ogston.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00068.htm


21: Manning on Radio Adelaide: Pay Rises + New Nat Cab
Scoop Audio

Audio: Scoop's Selwyn Manning & Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss how politicians' salaries are about to increase. Also, the new Nat-led Government has been sworn in with some interesting selections... PM John Key's off to APEC in Peru…
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00277.htm


22: UN Responds After Flash Floods Strike Ethiopia
United Nations

United Nations humanitarian agencies are preparing to send emergency supplies to southern and eastern Ethiopia, where flash floods following heavy rains have displaced locals and damaged about 2,000 hectares of cropland.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00355.htm


23: NZ US Council Welcomes Additions To Trans Pac
NZ US Council

The announcement that Australia and Peru intend to join the United States negotiating for membership of the Trans Pacific partnership is good news for New Zealand, says the NZ US Council.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00290.htm


24: Costa Rica: Carbon Neutral Airline Cuts Emissions
United Nations

The world’s first carbon neutral airline, which offsets its harmful gas emissions by investing in ecological projects, has joined a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00353.htm


25: Air NZ calls for ACCC to be consistent
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is calling on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to demonstrate consistency when making a final ruling on its application for a Cooperation Agreement with Air Canada.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00402.htm


26: Top Tourism Site Undergoes Changes
New Zealand Tourism Guide

New Zealands most visited most visited commercial tourism web site according to Nielsen Netratings www.tourism.net.nz has a new web site and a new name. New Zealand Tourism Guide as it is now known has been operating successfully for over 10 years on the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00403.htm


27: Family Law Results Helping Amnesty
Amnesty International

Papakura-based law firm, Family Law Results, is next week helping Amnesty International raise awareness for the millions of women worldwide robbed of a voice to speak up against violence.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00287.htm


28: Prime Minister to meet The Queen
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will have an Audience with The Queen at Buckingham Palace on November 25.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00196.htm


29: Australians urged to follow NZ lead on ETS review
Carbon Sense Coalition

The Carbon Sense Coalition today called on the Queensland Government to follow the lead of New Zealand and initiate a complete review of the science and the cost-benefits of the proposals to levy a new tax on coal and petrol usage.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00331.htm


30: Free trade talks could worsen financial crisis
Finsec

Bank workers’ union Finsec says that there is huge danger the P4 free trade negotiations could worsen the global financial crisis if further liberalisation of financial services forms part of the agreement.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00400.htm

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