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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 25 October 2009

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

1: 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

2: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 October 2009

Scoop Daily Ratings

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0910/S00218.htm

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3: Online Retailer Calls for End to Plastic Monopoly

Globalmediapro.com

A successful online business owner says the Commerce Commission’s decision to allow a surcharge on credit card users will slow growth in New Zealand's export earnings.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0910/S00659.htm

4: 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

5: 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

6: "350 or we’re all sunk"

Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland Saturday October 24 – Greenpeace New Zealand has welcomed the outpouring of support for the 350 International Day of Climate Action, and at the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior in Northland, has displayed a banner underwater reading "350 or we’re ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0910/S00364.htm

7: 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

8: Hon Heather Roy on MMP Referendum

ACT New Zealand

Following on from ACT and National's election promises it was announced this week that New Zealanders would have an opportunity at the 2011 Election to decide whether to retain Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) representation or adopt a new electoral ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0910/S00376.htm

9: 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

10: McVean Takes Opening Round

McVean family

It's no secret the McVean family hold high hopes for their home bred mare Dunstan Delphi...so perhaps it was no surprise when Katie and Delphi won the opening round of the New Zealand World Cup series at the Hawke's Bay A and P Show in Hastings on ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0910/S00356.htm

11: Family Planning Association – Peddlers of Death

Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life New Zealand fully supports the courageous citizens of the Waikato who are expressing their opposition to the Family Planning Association seeking a licence to kill innocent and defenceless unborn children in its Hamilton clinic. Family Planning ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0910/S00365.htm

12: Wairau report confirms need for RMA reforms

New Zealand Government

Minister for the Environment Nick Smith today released a report on the processing of TrustPower’s application to operate a hydro-scheme on the Wairau River. The report for the Ministry for the Environment was undertaken by aquatic ecologist Brent ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0910/S00377.htm

13: It's all for the cameraderie says Fagan

Shearing Sports New Zealand

The thrills of competition shearing remain as constant as ever for 48-year-old shearing icon David Fagan who on Friday(October 23) won the Great Raihania Shears open title in Hastings, his first win in the 28th season of a career which has produced 593 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0910/S00412.htm

14: New Neighbours Network to help Wellington

Home Instead Senior Care

A new Neighbours Network card designed to help neighbours look out for people living alone will be distributed in the Wellington region this month, the first scheme of its kind in New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0910/S00355.htm

15: National Dive Squad will continue search

New Zealand Police

A Search & Rescue Operation involving the Police National Dive Squad will continue today for a missing diver at Hapuka Rock, Jackson Bay south of Haast. The alarm was raised shortly after midday yesterday by one of the diver's companions, after he ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0910/S00357.htm

16: Why do apple slices brown so easily?

Auckland University

Ever wondered whether the dried fruits you are eating still have any nutritional value? And why is it that apple slices brown so easily? Well you could soon have the answer thanks to a study being carried out by a University of Auckland engineering ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0408/S00009.htm

17: $1 SCOOP weekend kicks off today

Tip Top

Fifteen top scoop outlets have been named 2009’s ice cream ‘high-rollers’ (see list below) and they join hundreds of neighbourhood dairies, ice cream parlours and food stores around the country who are getting ready to roll for $1 SCOOP this weekend. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0910/S00413.htm

18: 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

19: The Blue Oyster presents Matthew Hammond

Blue Oyster Art Gallery

The Blue Oyster is pleased to present Matthew Hammond | */Journey/ * and Hamish Tocher | Overhead Project (Villa of the Mysteries). In quite different ways Hammond and Tocher both interrogate the conventions and modi operandi of photography. The exhibitions ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0910/S00411.htm

20: 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

21: Watch for kids on Walk to School Day - LTSA

Land Transport Safety Authority

The Land Transport Safety Authority is asking drivers to be extra vigilant this Friday as kids across the country gear up for New Zealand's first National Walk to School Day.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0111/S00012.htm

22: 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

23: 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

24: 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

25: 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

26: 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

27: 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

28: Sri Lankan Teas in Corporate Compact

United Nations

A Sri Lankan company introduced two new “ethical” teas of the Ceylon variety today, the first products ever to be jointly branded with the United Nations Global Compact to promote responsible corporate citizenship around the world by including ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0703/S00373.htm

29: 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

30: Groser to Attend Pacific Trade Ministers' Meeting

Minister of Trade

Trade Minister Tim Groser will attend the Pacific Islands Forum Trade Ministers’ meeting in Brisbane, Australia from 23-24 October to advance PACER Plus - a proposed trade and economic development agreement between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0910/S00324.htm

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