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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 21 November 2005

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

1: Winston Peters Accuses Fran O'Sullivan Of Treason

In a speech yesterday at his Party's annual conference Foreign Minister Winston Peters accused the New Zealand Herald of Treason. This morning he repeated the allegations on National Radio's Morning report adding that the alleged treasonous conduct had ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00268.htm


2: Audio: Robert Fisk Speaks On Middle East

Audio courtesy of L.A. Sound Posse - Robert Fisk: Report From The Middle East, U.C.L.A. ....in association with an introduction of his latest book "The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00245.htm


3: GPJA Newsletter #115

HELP NEEDED The scandalously low pay many workers in NZ endure is being tackled in a special campaign beginning in the fast food industry. After unionizing around 2000 workers in BK, McDonalds KFC and Pizza Hutt, Unite is calling for a $12 an hour minimum ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00159.htm


4: Winston Peters Sticks By Herald Treason Allegation

Winston Peters Sticks By Herald Treason Allegations By Alastair Thompson See also… SCOOP: Winston Peters Accuses Fran O'Sullivan Of Treason

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00271.htm


5: Nguyen Tuong Van Will Be Hanged on Dec. 2

1. This is to inform you that the death sentence passed on Nguyen Tuong Van will be carried out on 2 Dec 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00364.htm


6: Profit potential in organic farming

The four-year-old trial of organic dairy farming by the Institute of Natural Resources indicates the farming method can be just as profitable as conventional farming.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00343.htm


7: Peters to attend CHOGM And Visit UK

Foreign Minister Winston Peters will attend the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meeting in Malta from 22-24 November.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00286.htm


8: Peters: New Zealand First Annual Convention

This AGM has been like no other in our party's history. For the first time ever, Doug Woolerton is not overseeing these proceedings as president of the party. Doug, along with many of us here and thousands of other New Zealanders, formed this party ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00290.htm


9: Border improvements for NZers flying to Australia

Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Customs Minister of Youth Affairs Associate Minister for the Environment Associate Minister of Local Government

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00294.htm


10: PM Speech At UN War Graves Busan Korea

Address at the Unveiling of the New Zealand Korean War Memorial, United Nations Memorial Cemetery - Busan, Korea - 3.30 pm Saturday 19 November 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00288.htm


11: Aust./U.S. Joint Press Conference, Defence

ALEXANDER DOWNER – FEDERAL MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Well, ladies and gentlemen, first let me begin by saying that it’s been a great pleasure to have Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Zoellick here with us for the last, what, twenty-four hours ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00388.htm


12: UN struggles to monitor Ethiopia-Eritrea frontier

The ability of the United Nations to monitor the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) separating Ethiopia and Eritrea is shrinking while posturing by the formerly-warring Horn of Africa countries is raising the stakes, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00350.htm


13: Australia to Consider Nuclear Power Options

Australia, with 41% of global uranium reserves, will assess nuclear power development at the Australian National Forum on Nuclear Power Options, being held in Sydney over the 20th and 21st of February, 2006. The consideration comes at a time of rapidly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00389.htm


14: VIDEO: Ranucci Doco - Fallujah The Hidden Massacre

A video doco by Sigfrido Ranucci entitled "Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre," provides evidence that White Phosphorous - a new form of napalm - was used against Fallujah. WARNING: This video contains graphic and possibly disturbing footage.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00178.htm


15: Bush Gang Swore Saddam Was Behind 9/11 In Lawsuit

Much to the dismay of President Bush, Americans can remember all on their own, without any coaching from Democrats, that in the run up to war in Iraq, it was top official from the administration who were making the claim that Saddam was in cahoots with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00247.htm


16: Haiti: UN Peacekeepers Mount New Anti-Gang Op.

Continuing their anti-gang operations in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, United Nations peacekeepers launched another raid in the Cité Militaire area yesterday after intense firing during the night sowed panic among residents.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00377.htm


17: NZ and Korea sign film co-operation agreement

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Helen Clark, and Korean Minister of Culture and Tourism, Chung Dong-Chea, today signed a bilateral arrangement for co-operation between the two countries’ film and television industries.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00287.htm


18: Disease Threats from Migratory Animals, UN Agenda

The threat from migratory animals as carriers of disease such as bird flu, and the threat to them from climate change figure high on the agenda of a United Nations environmental conference now underway in Nairobi, Kenya.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00366.htm


19: ERMA Failing Public by Forging Ahead with GE Cows

ERMA's latest GE approval fails the New Zealand public by going against a key recommendation of the Royal Commission on GM that we do not allow food-animals like cows to be used as bioreactors as AgResearch are being allowed to do.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0511/S00040.htm


20: Is Parliament ready for a bird flu pandemic?

National has today written to the Prime Minister and constitutional advisers asking how Parliament will operate in the event of a bird flu pandemic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00285.htm


21: The Mapp Report: Getting Real on Rates

North Shore residents are facing rate rises of almost 7% even though many millions of dollars have already been spent by the North Shore City Council to improve the regions storm water and water supply facilities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00292.htm


22: Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – 18 Nov. 2005

The outlook for a successful Doha round in December looks more bleak than ever as Apec leaders gather this weekend. Crucial talks last week were hyped in advance as the ‘do-ordie’ opportunity for the Doha talks. They flopped. Now negotiators are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00267.htm


23: Muriel Newman: Saving the Kiwi

This week’s letter examines the distressing decline in kiwi and other endangered species and asks whether more should be done to encourage private sector conservation efforts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00157.htm


24: Public Address 21/11/05 - Home Again

Well, that two months went far too quickly: from London to Berlin, then Paris and Bordeaux, a drive across to Uzes and on down through Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples to Sorrento where we picked up a car and drove down into the heel of the boot, back ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00274.htm


25: Workers Charter - Campaign Meetings Wgtn & P-Nrth

The first campaign meetings to promote the Workers Charter are being held this coming weekend in Wellington and Palmerston North.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00156.htm


26: 28 Deaths in Twelve Months, Too Many

Sunday 20 November is the Transgender Day of Remembrance for all the trans people worldwide who have faced violent death since 1970.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00158.htm


27: Canwest Comments On Sky Buy Up Of Prime TV

Statement from CanWest MediaWorks CEO Brent Impey in relation to Sky announcement regarding Prime TV

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00326.htm


28: Scoop Audio: Rod Donald Memorial At Parliament

Scoop's Wellington team attended today's memorial for Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald held in Parliament's Legislative Council Chamber (with overflow filling up the Grand Hall). The 2 hour memorial featured speeches from numerous friends and colleagues ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00272.htm


29: Blindfolds, Brazilians and soccer balls ...

Yes it will be all about blindfolds, Brazilians and soccer balls in Wellington on 23 November when one of the first games of blind soccer will be played in New Zealand. The game will be part of a ceremony to celebrate the donation of 50 audio soccer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00156.htm


30: Sheila Samples: Bobcats In A Brave, New World

Goodness gracious! Henny Penny! Since defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and vice president Dick Cheney teamed up to lead the charge to create a New World Order, the whole universe has become untidy. Very untidy. My friend Bernie says Dick and Rummy's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00260.htm

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