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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 October 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 October 2009

1: Pacific Islands are being ‘hung out to dry’

Oxfam

Today, Pacific Islanders waded out into the sea and hung 350 T-shirts, each printed with the name of a different island, on a series of giant washing lines to highlight the insufficient action being taken to combat climate change. ‘350 Islands for ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0910/S00314.htm

2: State Of Affairs Surrounding TOA Petroleum

Government Of The Cook Islands

The Government has engaged a Queen’s Counsel to examine the entire state of affairs surrounding TOA Petroleum and the Government’s position and provide advice on the best way forward for the country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0910/S00312.htm

3: Decree gives superior powers to the Chief Registra

Citizens Constitutional Forum

The Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF) expresses concern that a Decree gazetted on 20 July 2009 has given superior powers to the Chief Registrar, making that office more powerful than the highest court of Fiji.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0910/S00313.htm

4: Top Scoop Stories October 23rd 2009

The Scoop Editor

LEAD STORY Education Policy: Key Launches National Standards NZ POLITICS 350 Parts Per Million: International Day Of Climate Action Saturday Administration: Labour vs Hayes On Pacific ACT Support: Competition For ACC Work Account
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0910/S00216.htm

5: Public Address 23/10/09 - Dunce Dunce Revolution

Public Address

Here's an irony: in the same month that it becomes clear that educational funding will be diverted from arts and sciences into the narrow curriculum embodied in the government's national standards policy, we can read a major report that doesn't merely ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0910/S00215.htm

6: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 23 October 2009

Scoop Daily Ratings

1: State Of Affairs Surrounding TOA Petroleum Government Of The Cook Islands The Government has engaged a Queen’s Counsel to examine the entire state of affairs surrounding TOA Petroleum and the Government’s position and provide advice on the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0910/S00217.htm

7: Decent redundancy some comfort for workers

EPMU

Laid-off workers at Bridgestone Firestone can take some comfort in the fact they have a generous union-negotiated redundancy package say the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and the Bridgestone Rubberworkers Union.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0910/S00362.htm

8: Karaka Breeze Up-Clips Now Online

NZ Bloodstock

Breeze-up clips for New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds (17 November) are now online.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0910/S00657.htm

9: Mutual recognition of securities offerings

Securities Commission

Recent research has found that issuers using the trans-Tasman mutual recognition of securities offerings regime have saved on compliance costs for offering securities in the host country by up to 95 percent in some cases.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0910/S00658.htm

10: Heather Roy speech to Malayan Vet's Association

New Zealand Government

Hon Heather Roy speech to Malayan Veterans' Association 21st Reunion; Manurewa RSA, Auckland; Friday, October 23 2009.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0910/S00374.htm

11: Archbishops relaxed over Vatican reception

Anglican Church in Aotearoa

The Archbishops of the Anglican Church here are relaxed about the Vatican’s moves to ease the way for some traditionalist Anglicans to join the Roman Catholic Church.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0910/S00409.htm

12: Maori Party congratulates famous adult educator

The Maori Party

The Maori Party today offered warm congratulations to Sandi Morrison of Tainui and Te Arawa on being the first-ever New Zealander to be inducted into the International Adult and Community Education Hall of Fame.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0910/S00375.htm

13: NZ Bands- join Raggamuffin 2010!

Ragamuffin Festival

We are pleased to announce that local acts Katchafire, Sola Rosa & Iva Lamkum, Pacific Herbs and Sweet & Irie that will join Wyclef Jean (the Fugees), Shaggy, Steel Pulse, Julian Marley, Sly & Robbie and Sean Kingston for the Raggamuffin ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0910/S00407.htm

14: Speight’s Coast to Coast Beating Recession

Speight's Coast to Coast

The Speight’s Coast to Coast continues to defy the recession with a bigger prize pool than ever before for the 2010 race.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0910/S00408.htm

15: ACC shuts the door on Counsellors

New Zealand Association of Counsellors

As part of their new, and final, “Clinical Pathway” for Sexual Abuse claims, published on Monday, ACC is forcing survivors of sexual abuse to consult with Psychiatrists or Clinical Psychologists in order to be given a psychiatric diagnosis. This flies ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0910/S00363.htm

16: Bomber's Blog - The War on News - ep 15

Bomber's Blog

Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury. Bomber's Blog - the war on news. Weekly TV show on Triangle/Stratos. Bomber also posts on the Tumeke! blog: www.tumeke.blogspot.com
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0910/S00214.htm

17: Inaugural 2009 Dream Dance Awards

Street Dance New Zealand

Street Dance New Zealand (SDNZ) is presenting an evening showcase to honour some of Aotearoa's and the world's best street dancers and legends.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0910/S00410.htm

18: National standards threaten NCEA

PPTA

The minister of education’s insistence on a limited three R’s focus for the so-called “national standards” will jeopardise students’ achievement in NCEA, PPTA president Kate Gainsford says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0910/S00109.htm

19: Wellington Stands Tall for Climate Action

350 Wellington

How many of us does it take to make a giant kiwi? How many of us does it take to show that we care? On 24 October Wellingtonians are declaring that they are willing to change so the climate does not have to and that they want New Zealand leaders ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0910/S00361.htm

20: ACC threatened by National’s privatisation agenda

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU wants to know why the National Government wants to privatise ACC when every informed party is telling them that they don’t want it and it wouldn’t deliver better value for money or outcomes for accident victims than the publicly owned scheme ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0910/S00351.htm

21: Kiwis multiply efforts for 350 Day

350 Aotearoa

Kiwis are coming out in force to celebrate human resilience and creativity on the 350 International Day of Climate Action this Saturday. Over 130 actions in New Zealand have been officially registered for the 350 International Day of Action on October ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0910/S00339.htm

22: Key Notes No.59 - Lifting Education Standards

New Zealand National Party

I had fun this morning meeting the children at Glen Taylor School in Auckland with Education Minister Anne Tolley. We were there to launch National Education Standards in reading, writing, and maths.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0910/S00372.htm

23: Frocks on Bikes - Safety and Style in numbers

350 Aotearoa

In Auckland, hundreds of cyclists of every persuasion are expected to attend the 350 Big Bike Ride to promote safe and sustainable transport and to call on world leaders to take bold and immediate steps to address climate change and reduce carbon ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0910/S00351.htm

24: Overcoming The Challenges In Special Education

New Zealand Government

Good morning ladies and gentleman, and thank you Margaret for your warm welcome. As Associate Minister of Education, it is a pleasure to be here today. Together the Narrative Assessment: A Guide for Teachers and The New Zealand Curriculum Exemplars ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0910/S00373.htm

25: Digest: $1 mil Science prizes, Folic Acid, 3 Rs

Science Media Centre

PM dishes up $1 million in prizes; The future of the science system; Folic acid research shows low risk; Three ‘R’s approach draws fire
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0910/S00061.htm

26: Improved auditor regulation to be introduced

New Zealand Government

The Government is to introduce an improved auditor regulation which will apply to statutory audits in New Zealand, Commerce Minister Simon Power said today. Under the regulation, the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants will be required ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0910/S00371.htm

27: March For Democracy

ACT New Zealand

It’s a tragedy that, just two years after rallying together in my ‘March For Democracy’ against the Government’s Electoral Finance Act, New Zealanders are now forced to ‘March For Democracy’ against a new Government that blatantly refuses ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0910/S00368.htm

28: Ministry continues work on National Standards

Ministry of Education

With the publication today of the National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics, the Ministry of Education will now focus on supporting schools to implement the curriculum and standards, and on the details of how the Ministry and schools will work together ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0910/S00108.htm

29: Protest Against FPA Pushing Abortion Drug

Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is supporting a protest in Hamilton this afternoon against Family Planning applying to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for a license to use the abortion pill RU486 to perform abortions. “This will mean that Family Planning ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0910/S00360.htm

30: Hayes needs to apologise

New Zealand Labour Party

The attack on the Governments of three Pacific territories associated with New Zealand by a senior National MP is unprecedented and must be condemned by John Key, Labour’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0910/S00363.htm

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