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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 13 November 2007



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

1: Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Impasse - Statement

US State Department

We are concerned about the military build up and tension on the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia. We call on the governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia to exercise maximum restraint and avoid any actions that might further heighten tension or reignite conflict.

2: Scoop Video: PM's Press. Conf. November 12 2007

Alastair Thompson

The cabinet readout was followed by numerous questions about the so-called "Terror" operation of the New Zealand police that ended last week with an announcement from the Solicitor General that leave would not be given for "terror" charges to proceed ...

3: Bush Threat of World War III

Global Research

By August 2007, a lot of very smart people were reading the tea leaves, convinced that the upper echelons of the U.S. government had their own hidden reasons for forecasting an event even more heinous than the attacks of September 11, 2001.

4: Phil Goff: Death of his nephew in Afghanistan

New Zealand Government

“Yesterday morning I was advised that my nephew, Lieutenant Matthew Ferrara, serving with the United States Army, had been killed in action in East Afghanistan the previous day.

5: Publish and Be Damned, TV3!

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

TV3 should stop brown-nosing wannabe terrorists like Tame Iti and publish the evidence they claim was leaked to them of the "very disturbing" activities—thus described by the Solicitor-General—in which the wannabes were engaged, says SOLO ...

6: Greater Wellington buys new electric trains

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council today signed an agreement to purchase 70 new electric commuter trains (35 two-car units) with options to buy a further 13 two-car units at later dates, within the budget of $210 million. The deal was signed with ...

7: Ex-Minister Charged With War Crimes By Cambodia

United Nations

The United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other crimes three decades ago announced today that a former foreign minister of the South-East Asian country and his wife have been arrested ...

8: Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Vivisection For Hire

Barbara Sumner Burstyn

Margaret Harkema is well groomed, her well appointed home is set in expansive grounds. She owns her own business and her daughter attends a private school and competes in an equestrian team. In short Ms. Harkema is an upwardly mobile, financially secure ...

9: Robson On Politics: NZ Herald Special

Matt Robson

I have it from good sources that any day now the NZ Herald is going to launch a full, in-depth investigative report into the National Party's use of backdoor, closed-door and behind-the-scenes sources of funding from big business interests in the 2005 ...

10: President Bush Discusses India And Pakistan

The White House

India and Pakistan. These nations are undergoing great changes, and those changes are being felt all across the world. More than five centuries ago, Christopher Columbus set out for India and proved the world was round. Now some look at India's growing ...

11: Questions and Answers - Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN KEY (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that “I would have thought in election year as usual Government departments would bend over backwards to make sure that nothing they did could possibly be construed ...

12: Simulated volcanic eruption in Auckland

Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

What will become New Zealand’s biggest national civil defence emergency management (CDEM) exercise, officially begins on Tuesday 13 November 2007.

13: Greens logic on flawed bill - flawed

New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says Greens co-leader Russell Norman needs to say when he thinks ‘legitimate concerns regarding freedom of speech can be easily corrected in the [Electoral Finance] Bill’ .

14: $8 billion Digital Cinema Market Beckons

Dodona Research

The conversion of the world’s cinema screens to digital technology is at last under way, opening up a potential $8 billion equipment market at today’s prices. As soon as 2013 half of all cinema screens worldwide could employ digital technology in place ...

15: Farmers Face Threat From Fonterra Listing

New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has warned Fonterra that it will vigorously oppose any move to list any part of the dairy giant on the stock exchange as it will open the door to foreign control of one of our largest and most successful companies.

16: Dunedin technology to track kayakers across ditch

Daestra Ltd

Dunedin technology to track kayakers Australian adventurers cross the ditch under watchful gaze of TracPlus

17: The United States, Bolivia, and Dependency

Stephen Zunes

Much to the chagrin of the Bush administration, Bolivian president Evo Morales has been going to great lengths to separate his country from its economic dependence on the United States. His efforts to strengthen the Andean Community of Nations and ...

18: Top Pentagon Brass reluctant to wage war on Iran

Global Research

While US attack plans against Iran are in an advanced state of readiness, there are growing divisions between the military and the White House regarding these attacks.

19: Internet economy going from strength to strength

PAUL BUDDE Communication

Solid new business models, backed by spectacular growth in online advertising, are quickly laying the foundations of the new internet economy, a new study has found.

20: Government Department Pulls Advertising

Family First Lobby.

The Ministry of Economic Development has announced that they are withdrawing any future advertising from TV3’s offensive and pornographic Californication series. Their “Buy NZ Made” advertisement featured during the first episode last week.

21: Where's the money coming from?

Progressive Party

Progressive leader Jim Anderton says public expectations for social spending and tax cuts are unrealistically high.

22: Urewera 17 Profile: Tuhoe Lambert - Retired

Joseph Barratt

At dawn on October 15th in South Auckland around 40 police with dogs arrested a sick man with a huge heart, the son of Tuhoe Lambert told Scoop in the week after the arrests of October 15th.

23: Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace Movement Aotearoa

~ 'What's the difference between Te Mana Motuhake o Tuhoe and Terrorism?', this excellent and informative edition of Te Ahi Kaa, broadcast on 4 November, is now available at - scan down the page ...

24: Uri Avnery: The Last Refuge

Uri Avnery

ISRAEL IS an island in the global sea. We live in a bubble. This week I was sharply reminded of this.

25: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that “I would have thought in election year as usual Government departments would bend over backwards to make sure that nothing they did could possibly be construed as electioneering.” ...

26: Iwi Support Concerns Over Fisheries Amendment Bill

Joint Iwi press statement

Joint press statement from Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahungunu, Tuwharetoa, Ngati Whatua, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngai Tahu, Ngati Tama, Ngai Tamanuhiri, Ngati Tama ki te Tau Ihu a Maui, Ngati Manawa, Ngati Rarua, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngati Raukawa ...

27: Top Scoop Stories - 13 November 2007 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

PM On Raid Fallout, Electoral Finance / Questions For Oral Answer / 2007 Timor Massacre 1975: Should Indonesians Be Charged With War Crimes / Phil Goff: On The Death Of His Nephew in Afghanistan / Sealegs Receives Malaysian Government Order.

28: Philip Anschutz: Transforming the culture

Bill Berkowitz

Named nation's 'greediest executive' by Fortune magazine in 1999 and recently identified by Beliefnet as the tenth most powerful Christian in Hollywood, Anschutz is bringing faith-based movies to the nation's cineplexes

29: NZ Pork Industry appalled at MAF’s actions

NZ Pork Industry

New Zealand Pork Industry Board appalled at MAF’s actions putting New Zealand’s pig health status at risk

30: Vicious legislation takes centre-stage today

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Prime Minister Helen Clark's suggestion that anti-terror laws may not be needed in New Zealand is a welcome change from the bellicose statements she has made against those arrested in nationwide para-military raids on October 15th.


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