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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 16 2008


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

1: National-ACT agreement announced

New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today announced the details of the confidence and supply arrangement agreed between the National and ACT parties.

2: National-Maori Party agreement announced

New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today announced the details of the confidence and supply arrangement reached between the National Party and Maori Party.

3: National-United Future agreement announced

New Zealand National Party
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National Party Leader John Key today announced the details of the confidence and supply arrangement reached between the National and United Future parties.

4: Goff says stability must continue

New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader Phil Goff today welcomed National's securing of supply and confidence agreements with three other political parties.

5: National/ACT agreement economic self-sabotage

Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 16 November 2008 - Greenpeace is warning that National and ACT's agreement on confidence and supply shows both parties could risk a trade backlash by lowering New Zealand's environmental standards and procrastinating over climate change.

6: National-Act Agreement On Climate Change Welcomed

New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition has welcomed the agreement between the National and Act parties to appoint a special Select Committee of Parliament to review the current emissions trading scheme legislation and any amendments or alternatives ...

7: Now's Your Chance, Rodney!

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo is welcoming the appointment of ACT Leader Rodney Hide to the positions of Minister of Local Government, Minister for Regulatory Reform and Associate Minister of Commerce in the new National-led government.

8: National-Act Agreement - a step backwards

Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

National-Act Agreement is likely to threaten the local and global environment and communities. says Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO).

9: Reflections on the Relationship Signing - Turia

The Maori Party

The room in which we signed our Relationship Agreement with the National Party (Matangireia) is rich with the markers of nationhood.

10: National And ACT's Victory For Democracy

ACT New Zealand

I see National and ACT's Confidence and Supply Agreement as a victory for democracy. A week ago New Zealand voted for a Centre-Right government and today, with this historic agreement, we have one.

11: Neil Finn Announces Seven Worlds Collide Shows

Touring Musicians

Seven years ago, Neil Finn called on a very special group of musical friends. They came from all around the world and converged on Auckland, New Zealand. Over a short few days in 2001, they formed a band and rehearsed a lengthy set, taking it to the ...

12: Maori Party consultation nears exciting conclusion

ACT New Zealand

As the whirlwind consultation schedule comes to an end, Mâori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says she has been humbled by the amazing reception the party has received, after 30 hui in the last three days. “Last night in Otaki, well over 160 people ...

13: Largest-Ever Strike Prize Won in Auckland

New Zealand Lotteries Commission

A lucky Lotto Strike player in Drury, Auckland, has won the largest-ever Strike prize tonight, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive Todd McLeay.

14: Lost Pig Hunter Located in Thames

New Zealand Police

At approximately 2.15pm on 15th November, Police SAR confirmed they had located the missing pig hunter in Thames. The male had not been seen since he entered the bush on Thursday afternoon for a short pig hunting trip.

15: Aggravated Robbery – Miramar Wellington

New Zealand Police

At 3AM on Saturday the 15th of November 2008 two European male victims were assaulted and robbed of personal items in Strathavon Road, Miramar by a group of 3 Maori or Polynesian males. The victims were walking along Strathavon Road when 3 cowardly ...

16: Weather and Wine Gods Smile On Toast Martinborough

Toast Martinborough

Weather and wine gods smiled on the 17th Toast Martinborough Wine, Food and Music Festival as 10,000 enthusiasts soaked up the sun while tasting award-winning local wines. Organisers say the combination of great food, wine, music, friends and sunshine ...

17: Commercial Interests Compromise Scientists' Claims

GE Free NZ

The vested commercial interests of scientists meeting at the 10th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms means the public can have little confidence in the independence or credibility of their risk-analysis.

18: Church Prevents Sale of Critic's Book in the UK

Why We Protest

LONDON — 13/11/08 — British bookstores, and the British arm of the online retail site Amazon, have been forced to pull the sale of a new book critical of the Church of Scientology "for legal reasons." A new exposé by former Irish Scientologist, ...

19: NZ near top of world for closing gender gap

Human Rights Commission

New Zealand has maintained fifth place in the Global Gender Gap Report 2008, while Australia has dropped four places to 21st.

20: Surfing the Wave of Liquid Media

Script to Screen

The term 'New Media' once prompted a shudder through the traditional media community, an apprehensive reaction to its technical demands and to change in general. The June Writer's Room featured some of those at the forefront of New Media in New Zealand: ...

21: Record numbers expected for Round The Bridges

Round the Bridges

With 3800 people already entered for Hamilton’s famous Round the Bridges run and up to 1000 more expected in late entries, organisers are preparing for a huge turnout on Sunday 16th November. Last year saw a record 3000 people take part in the event, ...

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New Zealand University Student's Association

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23: 2008 Workforce Profile of the Public Service

State Services Commission

The State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, today released the results of an annual survey summarising workforce statistics in Public Service departments.

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The Maori Party

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25: Farmers Co-op sponsors organic farmer education

Organic Dairy

The New Zealand Organic Dairy Farmers Co-operative (NZODFC) has announced that it is the main sponsor of a programme of extension group workshops for dairy and dry stock farmers throughout the North Island.

26: Activists prevent oil tankerloading in Indonesia


Dumai/Jakarta, 14 November 2008 - Greenpeace today prevented the loading of crude palm oil on the Isola Corallo, a Rotterdam-bound tanker in Dumai, Indonesia’s main palm oil export port. Greenpeace is calling upon the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm ...

27: Search Continues For Missing Thames Hunter

New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police National News Release 8:38am 15 November 2008 http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release.html?id=4477

28: The Factory: Pull Bar - Saturday 29th November

The Factory

Two of Auckland's most savvy female electronic music connoisseurs are combining their powers to produce one almighty monster of a club night. 95bfm's No Sleep Till Bedtime Show host DJ Meltron and Marie Celeste of esteemed dance act Pig Out are proud to ...

29: Majority support law change to protect children

Office of the Children's Commissioner

A majority of people support the law change that offers children the same protection from assault as adults, Children's Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro said today when she released results of a survey she commissioned.

30: Moves To Improve Migration Of Health Workers

Commonwealth Foundation

Inter-governmental organisation, the Commonwealth Foundation, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Medical Association, stands to improve the state of Commonwealth healthcare by strengthening the local professional ...


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