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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings December 1 2008

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

1: FULL COVERAGE: Air New Zealand A320 Tragedy

Scoop Full Coverage

Scoop FULL COVERAGE of the Air New Zealand A320 air crash, including tributes to those lost in the tragedy, Air New Zealand news conferences, reactions, emerging details of the aircraft, those on board, and the investigation into what went wrong.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00003.htm


2: Darwinian Struggle To Find Ticket Out Of Thailand
Richard S. Ehrlich

Richard S. Ehrlich writes: In a Darwinian struggle, the rich buy tickets for expensive helicopters and chartered planes, flying from airstrips elsewhere in Thailand, while protesters blockade Bangkok's international and domestic airports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00001.htm


3: Air New Zealand A320 Accident Update 11
Air New Zealand

French search and rescue divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the A320 that was lost in the Mediterranean on Friday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00375.htm


4: Restraint required in Southern Ocean
New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Wayne Mapp are urging all parties to show restraint during whaling protests in the Antarctic this season.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00222.htm


5: In Bed With David Beckham At The Westin… (almost)
Westin Auckland

The Westin Auckland Lighter Quay today launches the ultimate David Beckham fan package – a night in the hotel where Becks is staying throughout his time in New Zealand plus the best tickets to The Beautiful Game itself.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00024.htm


6: John Key Post Cab On Housing Stock, ETS
Scoop Audio

NZ will definitely be keeping to its Kyoto commitments said new New Zealand Prime Minister John Key this afternoon. Mr Key held a post cabinet press conference and answered questions on a variety of subjects including capping the state housing stock, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00006.htm


7: Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN
IUCN

Poznań, Poland, Monday, December 1, 2008 (IUCN) – Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0812/S00001.htm


8: Government stance is economic and climate suicide
Green Party

The Government is threatening New Zealand's economic future by backing away from targets to reduce greenhouse emissions in the Poznan climate talks, the Green Party says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0812/S00003.htm


9: Wallace & Manning: Why Thailand's Getting Worse...
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM: Wallace Chapman and Scoop's Selwyn Manning analyse what lies behind Thailand's unrest. Why does it looks certain to escalate beyond a protest at Bangkok's airport and descend into civil war between the Red-Shirts and Yellow-Shirts?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00005.htm


10: What Agenda Now For TVNZ?
Gordon Campbell

The recent axing of TVNZ’s current affairs programme Agenda has been only the last step in a long decline. The damage was done long ago, with the quarantining of the show to a timeslot when only politicians, their minders and the press gallery would ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00004.htm


11: New CRI reflects dynamism of science, sector
Plant and Food Research

“Today’s formation of Plant & Food Research from the merger of Crop & Food Research and HortResearch is a clear sign of the dynamism and maturity of Crown Research Institutes,” says Science New Zealand chief executive Anthony Scott.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0812/S00001.htm


12: Web09 launches in Auckland
Web09

Tickets go on sale today for Web09 — a new, inspiring conference for web companies, developers and designers. With a focus on rich internet experiences, iPhone application development, online communities, design and the people behind it, Web09 is the first ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0812/S00002.htm


13: TVNZ Gives Back To The Community
Television New Zealand

TVNZ is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of free on air advertising for New Zealand's charitable organisations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00026.htm


14: Has Australia Govt Handed Back Papuan Refugees?
Australia West Papua Association

West Papua Independence day, Dec 1, this year marks a sad and angry time following reports that refugees Yunus Wainggai and 7 year old daughter Anike arrived in Jakarta following their disappearance from their Collingwood home on Sat 15th November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0812/S00002.htm


15: One year until Climate D Day - NZ on the outer
Greenpeace New Zealand

New Zealand is likely to find itself increasingly isolated at the UN climate talks starting today in Poznan, Poland, according to Greenpeace.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0812/S00015.htm


16: Primary sector recognised as economic driver
New Zealand Government

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Biosecurity, David Carter, has today released the Briefing for Incoming Ministers (BIM) from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0812/S00004.htm


17: NZRS replaces NS7 .nz name server
Internet NZ

New Zealand Registry Services (NZRS) is pleased to announce that the authoritative name server NS7.DNS.NET.NZ for the .nz Domain Name System (DNS) has been replaced.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0812/S00004.htm


18: Jetstar celebrates three years on the Tasman
Jetstar

Low fares airline Jetstar has cemented its place in the trans Tasman market, three years after first taking on the route.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00028.htm


19: EUFA call for Statutory management of Hanover
EUFA

In light of the information sent out by Hanover to investors, in a bid to push through a moratorium, EUFA members have become increasingly worried and concerned. Less than 2% of EUFA members have agreed that the proposal is in the best interests of investors.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00019.htm


20: Science partnership comes together under one roof
AgResearch

Scientific teams from AgResearch and the University of Otago will soon come together under one roof, in the new Centre for Reproduction and Genomics (CRG) at AgResearch’s Invermay campus near Dunedin.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0812/S00007.htm


21: Kiwi Ingenuity Rewarded EECA Awards 2009
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Entries for New Zealand's premier celebration of Kiwi ingenuity in energy efficiency and renewable energy - the EECA Awards 2009 - are now open.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0812/S00005.htm


22: Air New Zealand A320 Accident Update 10
Air New Zealand

Family members of two of the five New Zealanders lost in the A320 crash will travel to France tonight. Air New Zealand Group General Manager International Airline Ed Sims says the families of two of the missing people will leave Auckland tonight accompanied ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00374.htm


23: Hug an accountant for Christmas
Robert Half Finance

If you want to make an accountant feel good this Christmas, give them a hug and tell them you understand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00001.htm


24: Minister welcomes new Crown Research Institute
New Zealand Government

Two Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) - Crop & Food Research and HortResearch - come together today to form a single research institute known as The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd (Plant and Food Research).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0812/S00001.htm


25: The National Drawing Award 2008
Joint Media Statement

ARTSPACE, The Physics Room and Enjoy Public Art Gallery are pleased to announce that Auckland based artist John Ward Knox is the winner of the National Drawing Award 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0812/S00014.htm


26: Better workplaces inspire better companies
Bizzone

While the credit crunch is clearing out some workplaces, other companies are finding their staff can improve their situation. Oasis Engineering and Hospitality Standards Institute (HSI) have proved that a better workplace leads to improved profitability.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00030.htm


27: Launch of Private Equity Fund Delayed
Central Capital

Hamilton-based private equity fund, Central Capital Regional Fund LP, announced today that the scale of the global financial crisis and its impact on investor confidence and liquidity in New Zealand and elsewhere has caused directors to delay the fund’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00018.htm


28: Study on link between abortion, mental health
University of Otago

Women who have an abortion face a 30% increase in the risk of developing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, according to a new study from the University of Otago, Christchurch.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0812/S00002.htm


29: CMC Markets Plc Delivers Strong Result
CMC Markets

CMC Markets Plc has benefited from the high levels of volatility in financial markets with record numbers of activity reported.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00017.htm


30: Brian Horrel tribute
Air New Zealand

The following statement is issued on behalf of Captain Brian Horrell’s wife, Shellie, and the family. The statement was written with the support of some of Brian’s closest colleagues.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00377.htm

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