Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 28 October 2009
Many themes of global importance inter-relate when discussing events in Central America. An apparently simple discussion of local developments in the Nicaraguan economy ends up covering global issues. One has to look at the role of the dollar, the price of ...
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the arrest of A.S. Mani, editor of the weekly magazine Naveena Netrikan, in Madurai city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. According to reports from IFJ partners, Mani was arrested on ...
Paul G. Buchanan - A Word From Afar
Paul Buchanan writes whether or not the so-called “war” between the White House & Fox TV is a carefully crafted plan by Obama’s advisors to expose divisions within the Republican Party, it still highlights a case of disloyal opposition in a democracy.
PACIFIC countries' economic growth is forecast to slow to 3.1percent this year following last year's historical high of 5.1percent. It is against this background that the PACER Plus — Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations — negotiations are ...
Market Research Society of New Zealand
New Zealand’s market research authorities slam the Labour Party’s unacceptable polling behaviour and warn that businesses may end up paying more for their market research as a result. Apologies are demanded.
Today's September quarter inflation print was a little above market expectations, but the surprise is insufficient to alter the likely outcome of next week's RBA decision; we still expect a 25bp rate hike next Tuesday. A very low outcome today could have ...
Minister of Trade
Trade Minister Tim Groser today signed an Arrangement to enhance cooperation in wine-related business with Hong Kong. Mr Groser says the new Arrangement will help New Zealand wine exporters access the growing Asian market. “Hong Kong is fast ...
MPs miss out on chance to debate their bills as Government puts House under urgency for sixth week in a row. Government blames media for delaying arrival of ministers in the chamber for Question Time. Opposition wants more information on TVNZ's use ...
New Zealand Government
Local government reforms agreed by Cabinet this week will give ratepayers more say in how councils spend their money, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide said today. "The reforms are about local government focussing on core functions, managing within ...
‘The computer says so’ is not a good answer ~ Voting Matters Blog...“Disruptive Innovation" Could Fix U.S. Voting says Mitch Kapor,co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Lotus 1-2-3...Another Aspen Colorado election snafu: the ...
Most Washington journalists graduated with degrees in the humanities or social sciences. As a result they are easily conned by the numbers that buzz like mosquitoes around the capital or just don't bother to question them.
Human Rights Commission
New Zealand has held on to fifth place in the Global Gender Gap Report 2009, with Iceland the big winner overall. “For New Zealand to hang on to its high ranking out of 134 countries – behind the Nordic countries, who jockey for top positions ...
Social media isn’t a fad - Twitter boasts six million unique monthly visitors, Facebook has 300 million users, 80 percent of employers use Linkedin as a primary tool to find employees, in January alone internet viewers viewed 14.8 billion YouTube ...
In times like this, with bird flu, SARS, killer dogs and ‘Internet Hackers’, New Zealanders need a pleasurable laugh or two. The Weekly Coitus can now deliver that pleasure.
Office of the Clerk
Economy—Reports; Accident Compensation—Opening Scheme to Competition; Climate Change—Australian Scheme; Finance, Minister—Statements; United Nations Human Development Report—New Zealand Results
Protecting Rio Tinto’s Tiwai Point aluminium smelter from the full impacts of the emissions trading scheme will cost New Zealand $225,000 a year for every job at the smelter.
“The Parliamentary Service welcomes the statement by the Office of the Auditor General into some issues concerning member of Parliament expenses for Wellington accommodation.
New Zealand Government
Environment Minister Nick Smith and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide today announced a formal investigation into Environment Canterbury because its poor performance is holding the Canterbury region back. “The Government is not satisfied with Environment ...
Coleman speculates that the Philippine Sea Plate was once an enormous hole out of which the Moon exited, and left a strewen field, or trail, of previously unexplained glassy tektites.
The TVNZ7 promotional ad featuring Finance Minister Bill English. The promo is intended to promote TVNZ7’s ‘Spotlight on the Economy’ month and is expected to run 130 times on various TVNZ channels.
Local Government NZ
“The Government’s decision to remove the requirement for citizens’ referenda to guide council activities reinforces our belief in the expertise of elected members to build better communities,” said Local Government New Zealand President Lawrence ...
National Council of Women
The independent clinical review of the new guidelines to be used by the ACC unit that deals with sexual abuse and rape victims, announced by ACC Minister Nick Smith, should take place before any changes are implemented according to the National Council ...
The 2009 IRL prize for the best demonstration in robotics or automation has been awarded to final-year Auckland University Mechanical Engineering students Dzulfadli Ibrahim and Luqman Kamarudin for their project, "Propeller prototyping for an unmanned ...
New Zealand Government
Environment Minister Nick Smith today announced a review of the Far North District Council’s functions under the Resource Management Act. “I am authorising a formal investigation into the Council’s performance under Section 24A of the Resource ...
Grey Lynn 2030
With only 2 days remaining in the AECT election a disappointing 14.65% of eligible voters have so far returned postal ballots to decide the 5 trustees of the Trust. At the same time in the 2003 election the turnout was only slightly better at 17.5%. ...
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) today confirmed that a series of New Zealand and European laboratory tests on a single New Zealand sheep brain have detected the condition atypical scrapie (also known ...
Auckland International Airport Limited (Auckland Airport) today announced an offer of up to NZ$125 million bonds to the public, offering interested investors another opportunity to invest in an iconic kiwi long-term infrastructure business. The offer ...
Big Day Out
Accepting the Award, singer Matt Bellamy said "We've only been able to come because it's in the afternoon, so that's lucky for us - we have to play in Denmark tonight. It won't quite be taking a helicopter from the roof but we have to take a car and ...
New Zealand Government
Health Minister, Tony Ryall says the Government has appointed Dr Murray Horn as the establishment chair of the new NHB Advisory Board (NHB). Dr Horn led the Ministerial Review Group (MRG) on Health which reported mid-year on improving public health services. ...
Office Of Speaker Of Parliament
The Speaker, Lockwood Smith, has welcomed the statement of the Auditor General on the rules and processes with respect to the places of residence of Members of Parliament and compensation for accommodation in Wellington. “As Speaker I inherited a range ...