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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 02 November 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 02 November 2009

1: Undernews For 1 November 2009


UNDERNEWS Since 1964, the news while there's still time to do something about it

2: Melbourne Cup on tomorrow!

New Zealand Racing Industry Board

A New Zealand trained horse has a chance to snatch victory in the Melbourne Cup for the first time in eight years with five contenders lining up for tomorrow’s big race. New Zealand’s leading hope for this year’s race is three times Group 1 ...

3: Q+A: Paul Holmes interviews Judith Collins


Points of interest: - New Zealanders will be “very surprised” by the names of criminal bosses exposed by new anti-organised crime unit - Proceeds of assets seized under new law will “go towards rehabilitation for addicts who have been the victims ...

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4: NZ PM Not Going To Copenhagen + MMP Under Pressure

Scoop Audio

Radio Adelaide: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey discuss how NZ's PM John Key is not planning on heading to Copenhagen for the December climate change conference & appears to be dithering on climate change solutions. Also, MMP is under pressure!

5: Undernews For 31 October 2009


After nine months of political extremism - bankrolling huge banks, escalating the Afghan war, treating local public schools like they were just another federal agency and finding new ways to subsidize the health insurance industry - it may finally ...

6: Thailand and Cambodia Argue About Thaksin

Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand and Cambodia have descended into a loud political feud about Bangkok's 2006 coup, and Thailand's current threat to demand the extradition of its fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

7: EU Strengthening Action in Pakistan, Afghanistan

European Commission

With a plan for consolidated and strengthened action, the European Union stands ready to take on the complex challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Concerted support from the international community is needed now more than ever. “With a new government ...

8: Kelly Clarkson Tour Australia & NZ In April 2010

Chugg Entertainment

KELLY CLARKSON, the world’s first ‘American Idol,’ now a certified pop sensation, is bringing her ALL I EVER WANTED TOUR to Australia and New Zealand. Clarkson latest studio album, All I Ever Wanted has been dominating airwaves since it’s March 2009 ...

9: Europe 1989-2009: Conferece Tour 29 Oct- 4 Nov.

European Commission

A series of events is taking place across New Zealand in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall and Communist rule in Europe, as well as the 5th anniversary of the EU's enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe, Cyprus ...

10: New UN Campaign: Save Children From Pneumonia

United Nations

The United Nations Children's Fund ( and World Health Organization ( launched a new action plan on Monday to prevent up to 5.3 million children from dying of pneumonia -- the biggest child killer worldwide -- ...

11: PM’s Presser: Travel Perks + Foreshore and Seabed

Scoop Audio

Audio on demand of Prime Minister John Key’s Post Cabinet Press Conference. The Foreshore and Seabed legislation will not be repealed until a decision has been made on its replacement, the Prime Minister said today. Key said his government has been ...

12: Wallace & Manning: MMP Woes + Oh My Dear Daffodil!

Scoop Audio

Wallace Chapman & Selwyn Manning discuss how a NZ Herald Digipol showed 49 % of those surveyed want MMP to go. Is it fueled by dissatisfaction with politicians? Also, the 2009 Melbourne Cup is set to run tomorrow. NZ's favorite is a mare called Daffodil.

13: NZers oppose most policy changes in climate bill

NZ Business Council for Sustainable Developement

New Zealanders oppose nearly all the major changes the Government proposes to make to emissions trading and climate policy. More are opposed than support proposals in the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill, now ...

14: Is An Electric Car Coming To Your Driveway?

Sustainable Energy Forum

Can electric vehicles, and electric transport in general, solve the problems of New Zealand's transport system? Are they the answer to worries about a world running out of oil and choking in the by-products of using fossil fuels? Is an electric car ...

15: Power up without plugging in

Foundation For Research Science And Technology

World-leading Auckland researchers have been eliminating the need for wires to supply power for 20 years and their technology could soon underpin a new breakthrough – charging electric vehicles. During the past year, the research team at Auckland UniServices ...

16: Voting News: Fix Tennessee broken elections

Voting News

NYTimes Slams Diebold/ES&S Merger, Succeeds In Not Using Word 'Paperless' Even Once!...Is the Supreme Court about to turn the US into a corporate democracy?...Senator Feingold and Representative Ellison for Introducing Same Day Voter Registration Bill...Military ...

17: Additional Funding Change in Fortunes for Tourism

Air New Zealand

The New Zealand Government’s additional tourism funding announced today will enable the industry to significantly grow tourism numbers and win back market share from other destinations, many of which have had substantial increases in marketing spend.

18: Mass Resignations at Bhutan Paper Raise Concerns

International Federation of Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is alarmed to learn of the mass resignation of all journalists from the Bhutan Times, after sharp disagreements on editorial process and content with a newly appointed chief executive. According to ...

19: MARKET CLOSE: NZ joins global slide; FBU, AIA drop


Nov. 2 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand shares fell, joining a global slide after unexpectedly weak consumer spending in the U.S. sapped demand for equities and drove down prices of commodities such as crude oil. Fletcher Building and Auckland International Airport ...

20: Discussion Document released – Auckland Council

Auckland Transition Agency

A discussion document that will help to shape the administration of the new Auckland Council is released by the Auckland Transition Agency (ATA) today. The document has been circulated to the chief executives and staff of Auckland existing local government ...

21: Weight loss challenge motivates 500 Auckland Maori

Mana Whenua ki Tamaki Makaurau

Maori in Auckland are being encouraged to lose weight by entering a competition believed to be the first of its kind in the country. The 12 Week Whanau Weight-loss Challenge is a unique event initiated by Mana Whenua ki Tamaki Makaurau, which is a consortium ...

22: NZ must withdraw approval for GE food

Green Party

The Government must immediately withdraw its approval for a genetically engineered corn that is no longer being commercially developed in Europe because of safety concerns, Green Party Food Safety spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. Monsanto’s high lysine ...

23: M Collins: Failure by Design - the "Public" Option

Michael Collins

Do you know what the "public option" does or who it covers? If you've had trouble finding out, it's not your fault. Reading the corporate media coverage provides little or no clue. It's hardly ever defined. There's a very good reason for the lack of ...

24: ‘Super city’ agency reflects call to retain staff

Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is pleased the Auckland Transition Agency has listened to the union and recognised the importance of retaining Auckland’s local government workers in the transition to the ‘super city.’

25: Additional Money to Bring 45,000 More Visitors

Tourism New Zealand

Additional funding of $20 million announced today by Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key is expected to bring up to around 45,000 additional visitors to New Zealand through increased marketing efforts, Tourism New Zealand says.

26: New List MP For Green Party

Chief Electoral Office

The Chief Electoral Officer has declared: DAVID CLENDON from Auckland to be elected to Parliament from the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand list. The vacancy arises from the retirement from Parliament of Sue Bradford.

27: Melbourne Cup Hospitality On A High At Ellerslie

Auckland Racing Club

Tomorrow evening at 5pm two nations will stop to watch and celebrate the running of the greatest 3200m race in the world, the Emirates Melbourne Cup. With numerous hospitality areas selling out well before the event, Ellerslie’s summer season ...

28: Thailand/Burma: Nationality Verification

Asian Human Rights Commission

The Thai Government recently reiterated its policy to formalise the status of around 2 million migrants from Burma working here. Nationality verification (NV) is apparently required because these migrants left Burma without permission and entered Thailand ...

29: Speaking For Animals On Show

Save Animals From Exploitation

Internationally acclaimed director joins New Zealand educators to celebrate release of new animal-focused resource book. Award-winning director Michael Apted will take part in a free education lecture at Auckland Museum this Saturday in conjunction ...

30: UNICEF Supports Water Tankering for Samoans


APIA, 2 November 2009 “ Almost 3,000 people, many of them children, are still relying on roadside delivery of water a month after a tsunami hit Samoa. The UN Children's Fund is supporting the Samoan Water Authority (SWA) with two water tankers to provide ...

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