Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 17 December 2007

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/myscoop/signin.html

IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD
http://www.scoop.co.nz/myscoop/newpass.html

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

1: Labour still not listening – even to its own

New Zealand National Party

Outspoken criticism of the Electoral Finance Bill by former Labour Prime Minister Mike Moore shows Labour needs to dump it, says National Party Leader John Key.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00369.htm

2: Nepal: The growing crisis

Hari Bansha Dulal

The Maoist comrades have done it again. And, this time, the victim is a Swiss national Steve Jeannereet. It is a matter of national shame that we cannot ensure safety of tourists that enrich our public purse and enhance our national image.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00231.htm

3: Waikato River Agreement in Principle signed

New Zealand Government

Waikato-Tainui and the Crown have reached a major milestone towards the settlement of the tribe’s Waikato River claim.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00363.htm

4: Gambling harm heightened during holiday season

Gambling Helpline

With the festive season upon us, the Gambling Helpline is urging problem gamblers and affected friends and family to come forward for help. Chief executive of the Gambling Helpline, Krista Ferguson, said harm from problem gambling was particularly ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00071.htm

5: The Party At Easter Just Got Bigger Again!!

Rock2Wgtn

The Party At Easter Just Got Bigger Again!! Legendary Rock Icon, David Coverdale, the former lead singer with DEEP PURPLE brings his band WHITESNAKE to New Zealand for the very first time!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00207.htm

6: Green light for Eden Park’s enhanced design

Eden Park Redevelopment Board

The Eden Park Redevelopment Board today announced it had received Crown approval for an enhanced design for the redevelopment of Eden Park for hosting the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00219.htm

7: Poll Watch: Two Polls Say National Governs Alone

Scoop Poll Watch

Two voting intention polls over the weekend have given National an outright majority - suggesting that if an election were held now National would be able to govern alone.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00209.htm

8: Another Finance Company gone - Numeria Finance

EUFA

The following press statement was sent to EUFA. A finance company involved with Capital + Merchant Finance has followed it into receivership.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00295.htm

9: NZ Music Industry Info Bulletin - 17 Dec 2007

Temple

This will be the last bulletin until probably mid-late Jan. As it turns out I am very excited to be moving to Whangarei to take up the position running the Arts Promotion Trust in Northland (www.apt.org.nz) starting on 3 January.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00201.htm

10: Voice For Life Marks New Zealand's Abortion Rate

Voice For Life

In 1977 when the legislation was passed, the CS&A Act promised to regulate and reconcile the divisive issue of abortion which existed at that time. The Act provided for the circumstances and procedures under which abortions may be authorized: but only, "after ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00207.htm

11: Is Japan Secretly Planning A New Whaling Ship?

Greenpeace

All around the world, increasing numbers of people are urging Japan to give up its whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Back in Japan however, there is evidence that plans are emerging to build a brand new whaling factory ship.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00899.htm

12: Dog And Six Pups Dumped In River

RNZSPCA

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS For release: 17 December 2007
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00210.htm

13: Q&A Following State Council Of Russia And Belarus

Government of Russia

Press statements and answers to journalists' questions following the Session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. "We managed to accomplish a great deal at the bilateral level and with regards to a union state."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00902.htm

14: Worst Oil Spill In History Of Republic Of Korea

United Nations

The United Nations will lead an eight-person team of marine pollution and civil protection experts being deployed today to assess the 7 December oil spill in the Republic of Korea, the worst in the Asian nation's history
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00856.htm

15: Stateside With Rosalea: Exclusion Tactics?

Rosalea Barker

The Gannett corporation—owner of 23 television stations and publisher of more than a thousand newspapers, including Air Force Times, Army Times, the Defense News, Federal Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, and 23 daily newspapers across the country, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00223.htm

16: Latest report on Iowa Caucus protections

Bev Harris

Ever wonder how the heck a caucus works, whether they are secure from fraud, and if there's anything new to help citizens oversee presidential caucuses? Black Box Voting has identified several areas of concern, reports some good news, and identifies ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00220.htm

17: Nuclear Weapons, Fools, Folly, & The War Business

Douglas Mattern

The existence of nuclear weapons presents a clear and present danger to life on Earth. Nuclear arms cannot bolster the security of any nation because they represent a threat to the security of the human race. These incredibly destructive weapons ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00225.htm

18: Pay Isn’t The Key To Keeping Kiwi Workers

Lassoo

Pay Isn’t The Key To Keeping Kiwi Workers – It’s Work-Life Balance And Career Development
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00281.htm

19: Telecom Launch World Edition Blackberry In NZ

Telecom New Zealand

Telecom announced today that it will be launching the first World Edition BlackBerry smartphone to New Zealanders.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0712/S00044.htm

20: Clark-Cullen Fascism On The Way Out!

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Tonight's TV3 poll showing National with enough support to govern alone, and the Greens falling below 5%, is hugely encouraging for kiwi liberty-lovers, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00205.htm

21: Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake - Antofagasta, Chile

US Geological Survey

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred 55 km (35 miles) SSE of Tocopilla, Chile, 110 km (65 miles) W of Calama, Chile, 130 km (80 miles) NNE of Antofagasta, Chile, 1215 km (750 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Chile at 1:09 AM MST, Dec 16, 2007 (5:09 AM local time.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00909.htm

22: AA strike first in 105 years

Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union members at the Automobile Association walked off the job today for the first time in the organisations 105 year history after the association refused to maintain their service leave.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00290.htm

23: Kiwijet: Seasons Greetings

kiwijet

As 2007 comes to a close, Kiwijet has just celebrated its first year of incorporation, and boy what a year it has been! I am delighted to report that we are on track to launching Kiwijet in late 2008; despite many obstacles mostly due to the surge in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00285.htm

24: Stateside: Prelude to the 2008 Elections, Part 1

Rosalea Barker

This first part of a series, provides background and a summation of activity to date on what has become an extremely hot and divisive topic in the world of verified voting activists: the banning of DREs. Although this April 2007 YouTube video relates specifically ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00210.htm

25: Top Drivers Sign Up For Toyota Racing Series

Toyota Racing

Three new entries - two top New Zealand single-seater drivers and an international race driver from Iceland - will add to the excitement as the 2007-2008 Toyota Racing Series heads into its second round at Ruapuna near Christchurch in early January. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00198.htm

26: Auckland Airport advises against takeover offer

Auckland Airport

The board of Auckland Airport is advising its shareholders to reject the partial takeover offer from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $3.6555 per share.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00283.htm

27: Port of Napier management "feeling the heat"

Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says Port of Napier management are feeling the heat after workers were threatened by trespass notices this morning.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00280.htm

28: Ohio Sec of State: election could have been stolen

freepress.org

Ohio's Secretary of State announced this morning that a $1.9 million official study shows that "critical security failures" are embedded throughout the voting systems in the state that decided the 2004 election. Those failures, she says, "could impact ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00217.htm

29: Roger Kerr: The Real Downsides of Remoteness

New Zealand Business Roundtable

The downsides of being a small and remote country are often misunderstood. Its small population and distance from markets did not stop New Zealand being one of the world’s wealthiest countries a hundred years ago. Small, open economies can do just fine.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00222.htm

30: Road Service & Vehicle Inspection Strike

Automobile Association

A decision by the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) to call roadservice officers and vehicle inspectors out on strike from 11am today, Monday 17 December 2007, is disappointing for all and the AA hopes that the parties can return to the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00289.htm

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 


Binoy Kampmark: Ineffectual Boycotts: The Beijing Winter Olympics
Making moral statements in the blood and gristle of international relations can often come across as feeble. In doing so, the maker serves the worst of all worlds: to reveal a false sense of assurance that something was done while serving no actual purpose other than to provoke. Anger, and impotence, follow... More>>

Keith Rankin: Science, Scientists, And Scientism
Science, in the not-so-recent-past, has often had a bad press. It's been personified, particularly by the political left, as Frankenstein, as agents of capitalism, classical liberalism, colonialism, sexism (yang over yin), eugenics, and god-like pretension. More recently though, in the zeitgeists of climate change awareness and covid, it's had an unusually good press; although we retain this persistent worry that viruses such as SARS-Cov2 may be the unwitting or witting result of the work of careless or evil scientists... More>>

Dunne Speaks: Can ACT's Dream Run Continue?

By most reckonings the ACT Party has had a very successful political year. Not only has its expanded Parliamentary team settled in well to its work, without controversy or scandal, but its leader has gained in community respect, and the party’s support, at least according to the public opinion polls, has increased sharply... More>>


Dunne Speaks: Question Time Is Anything But
The focus placed on the first couple of Question Time exchanges between the new leader of the National Party and the Prime Minister will have seemed excessive to many but the most seasoned Parliamentary observers. Most people, especially those outside the Wellington beltway, imagine Question Time is exactly what it sounds... More>>



Gasbagging In Glasgow: COP26 And Phasing Down Coal

Words can provide sharp traps, fettering language and caging definitions. They can also speak to freedom of action and permissiveness. At COP26, that permissiveness was all the more present in the haggling ahead of what would become the Glasgow Climate Pact... More>>

Globetrotter: Why Julian Assange’s Inhumane Prosecution Imperils Justice For Us All

When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, he said, “I think I am losing my mind.”
He was gaunt and emaciated, his eyes hollow and the thinness of his arms was emphasized by a yellow identifying cloth tied around his left arm... More>>