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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings - 25-26 Nov. 2006


The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: How Multinational Corporations Avoid Paying Taxes

Peter Rost M.D.

Drug companies and other multinational companies based in the U.S. systematically avoid paying tax in the U.S. on their profits. The companies elect to realize profits in low-tax countries and because of this the rest of us have to pay billions of unnecessary ...

2: Sludge Report #172: How Hollow The Hollow Men?

C.D. Sludge

"Good afternoon Don and John, Doug Watt and myself enjoyed your presentation this morning at the Millennium Hotel. However as backers of the recent "Wake Up NZ" campaign ($350,000) and as responsible for a very extensive election campaign ($1,000,000) ...

3: Protest Against Deployment of Troops to Tonga

Peace Action Wellington
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Peace Action Wellington opposes the deployment of the New Zealand military and police to Tonga and will protest outside the New Zealand Defence Headquarters in Stout Street, Wellington, today (Monday, 20th November) from 12:30pm.

4: Images & Audio: Nicky Hager "Hollow Men" Presser

The Scoop Team

After torturing political insiders for more than a year the secret of who had Don Brash's emails has finally been revealed - New Zealand's leading investigative journalism sleuth and author Nicky Hager.

5: Yeux on France: Who Exactly is Ségolène Royal?

Yasmine Ryan

It has been decided. Ségolène Royal is to be the Socialist candidate for the 2007 presidential election; the first woman in a position to become France’s head of state. On Thursday 16 November, Royal won a landslide victory in the Socialist Party’s ...

6: Krumpets With Medici Conspiracy's Peter Watson

Suzan Mazur

The Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side was the designated meeting spot, in the bar made famous by Ludwig Bemelman's mural of Manhattan, Carlyle's very own Euphronios masterpiece. Bemelman's was packed at 5:30, and I ran into US News & World ...

7: Images: U2 & Kanye West Auckland 24 Nov. 2006

Karim Sahai

U2, Kanye West at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, 24 November 2006 Photos by Karim Sahai - http://karimsahai.com

8: Stephen Joyce Talks Exclusive Brethren On RNZ

Alastair Thompson

Since the publication of Nicky Hager’s expose Hollow Men at midday, reaction from the National Party leadership team to the book has been very hard to find. Towards the end of the day Murray McCully did tell media his opinion of the book. That it ...

9: Friedman: Killing America Softly With His Song

Sam Smith

You'd never guess it from the sycophantic obituaries, but Milton Friedman did more damage to American democracy and culture than just about any figure in the 20th century.

10: Manning On BBC: Fiji Coup Threats Intensify

Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland

Audio + Text Report: Selwyn Manning on BBC Radio reports how Fiji's military commander Commodore Frank Bainimarama has intensified threats to overthrow the Fijian government unless it meets his demands by December 5.

11: Key has explaining to do over Exclusive Brethren

New Zealand Government

Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen today said Don Brash’s falling on his sword has not lanced the National Party’s boil with respect to the Exclusive Brethren.

12: Scoop Full Coverage: The Hollow Men

The Scoop Team

After torturing political insiders for more than a year the secret of who had Don Brash's emails has finally been revealed - New Zealand's leading investigative journalism sleuth and author Nicky Hager. This morning at 11am Mr Hager held a press conference ...

13: Scoop Link: Seymour Hersh – Iran, The Next Act

Scoop Link

A month before the November elections, Vice-President Dick Cheney was sitting in on a national-security discussion at the Executive Office Building. The talk took a political turn: what if the Democrats won both the Senate and the House? How would ...

14: UQ Wire: Sarasota Herald Tribune Retraction Sought


For at least the past three years, news accounts published in the MadCowMorningNews and in my book "Welcome to TERRORLAND" have asserted that while he was in Venice and Southwest Florida, several of terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta's closest associates ...

15: Questions And Answers - Thursday, 23 November 2006

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon MARK GOSCHE (Labour—Maungakiekie) to the Minister of Defence: What role is the New Zealand Defence Force playing in Tonga?

16: Questions And Answers - Wednesday 22 November 2006

Office of the Clerk

1. Otago District Health Board—Auditor-General’s Procurement Guidelines 2. Senior Citizens—Services 3. Schools—Quality of Education 4. Protected Disclosures Act—Amendment 5. Whangamata Marina—Minister's Decision 6. Stadium—National Party Support

17: Brash should apologise to Rod and the Greens

Green Party

The Green caucus is asking Don Brash to apologise for lying to Rod Donald and the Greens about his knowledge of the Exclusive Brethren's pamphlet attacking the Greens.

18: Peter Jackson On Why He Isn't Making The Hobbit


Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh Talk THE HOBBIT From Scoop Content Partner TheOneRing.Net By Xoanon @ 10:32 pm EST

19: 9/11 bin Laden Family Evacuation Disclosure Order


WASHINGTON, Nov. 20: Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered ...

20: Lyndon Hood: Leaked Brash Email Of The Day

Lyndon Hood

The following email was illegally extracted from Don Brash's computer this morning, because that's what all the cool kids seem to be doing: Congratulations! You've reached what is probably the most pivotal stage of any political career - the place you've ...

21: M. Collins: Paper for President - The Time is NOW

Michael Collins

The United States just endured another election that inspired more suspicion than confidence. Two years after the fiasco of Election 2004 in Ohio and elsewhere, four year years after the never investigated mystery of Georgia 2002, and six years after ...

22: Producers Rush to Appoint Daniel Craig as 007

Sunny Edwards

After three rejections by popular actors, James Bond has found a taker. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, and try again. That’s the lesson learned by James Bond film producers in their latest casting ventures.

23: Xtra limits ‘unlimited internet usage’ plan

Consumer's Institute

Consumers’ Institute has lodged complaints with the Commerce Commission and the Advertising Standards Authority over Xtra’s Go Large broadband advertising.

24: What's Happening At The Horowhenua Health Centre?

ACT New Zealand

ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today that confusion reigns over whether any of Levin's twelve GPs will actually move in and work from the new, purpose built, Horowhenua Health Centre.

25: Scoop On Assignment: Tonga Faces Crossroad

Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland

Helen Clark said Tonga faces a crossroad: "One is poverty and conflict; the other is peace and development." The comment portrays much of the Pacific - Tonga, Solomon Islands, Fiji and gives weight to the US term 'Pacific, The Arc of Uncertainty'.

26: Peters meets with Samoan Prime Minister

New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters hosted talks with Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Lupesoliai Malielegaoi and members of the Samoan Cabinet in Wellington today.

27: Accountancy Firm Joins Pricewaterhousecoopers


High profile Hamilton-based accountancy firm Beattie Rickman is to become part of the New Zealand firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the world¹s largest network of professional service firms.

28: Gordon Campbell – Bruce Jesson Lecture

Gordon Campbell

Good evening, thanks for coming. My name is Gordon Campbell, and it is my privilege tonight to present this annual lecture which, as you know, is intended to honour the life and works of Bruce Jesson. As much as anything, it was the deeds of politicians ...

29: Iraq Is Now The Democrats’ Problem, Not Dubya’s

David Miller

According to news reports from Washington, George W. Bush is now an isolated figure. Having seen his party lose control of Congress, the President is being deserted by the same allies who supported his presidency and the war in Iraq. Men such as Kenneth ...

30: Award winning research

Wellington institute of Technology

Nicole van Ruler started her degree out of an interest in interior design but she has turned her studies and special skills as a researcher into a successful business as an architectural historian. Nicole’s passion for research grew from study she ...


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