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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 03 November 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 03 November 2009

1: 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 ...

2: Interview: My Year Without Sex director Sarah Watt

Melissa McDonald

WHEN you ask Sarah Watt what her motivation was for writing the film, her answer surprises. “My main motivation wasn’t about sex,” she says.

3: 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 ...

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4: Undernews For 1 November 2009


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

5: Sheila Samples: Rack 'em and Screw 'em, Boys!

Sheila Samples

Is there anything scarier than the New York Times' Halloween treat entitled, "Documents Detail Conditions Found at Secret C.I.A. Jails"?

6: 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 ...

7: Pensions in Europe: Keeping women poor in old age?

Education International

Are pension reforms reinforcing the gender wage gap and extending it past women’s working lives and in to retirement? What policies can help minimize the differences between men’s and women’s economic wellbeing in old age? These are among the ...

8: 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 ...

9: Letter to Aus. Foreign Min. - West Papua Activists

Australia West Papua Association

I am writing to you concerning Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in West Papua because of concern for his safety. Yoab Syatfle has received a number of death threats which were sent by SMS to his mobile phone and apparently related to his peaceful political ...

10: Humankind’s future: Utopia or Idiocracy?

Roland Michel Tremblay

By some coincidence in the last three days I read Men Like Gods of H. G. Wells and watch the films Idiocracy, City of Ember and WALL-E. They all deal with humankind’s future, a very bleak future that could possibly become the ultimate Utopia or perfect ...

11: 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 ...

12: 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!

13: 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.

14: 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 ...

15: 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 ...

16: 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 ...

17: Cheney Could Not Recall Key Plame Leak Events

Jason Leopold

A month before Valerie Plame Wilson's covert status as a CIA operative was revealed in a newspaper column, Vice President Dick Cheney told his then-chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, and his press secretary, Cathie Martin, that Plame Wilson ...

18: "Conference Emphasises Language's Benefits"

New Zealand Python User Group

"Simplicity, Flexibility, Beauty!" is the theme for Kiwi PyCon 2009, a conference being held this Saturday and Sunday in Christchurch to promote the Python programming language in New Zealand.

19: 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.

20: 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 ...

21: 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 ...

22: Honduras: Good Neighbour Stiffs The Gentle Giant

Toni Solo

Most of what has happened in Honduras since the shock of the coup d'etat on June 28th has confounded traditional regional clichés and stereotypes about the country. On the other hand, events have reinforced longstanding and widely held opinions In ...

23: UC hosts world’s newest Confucius Institute

University of Canterbury

An agreement establishing a Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury has been signed by the First Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.

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: 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 ...

26: 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 ...

27: 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 ...

28: Prime Minister announces visit of Prince William

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has announced that Prince William will visit New Zealand in January.

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: Video: PM's Presser Monday, November 02, 2009

PM's Press Conference Monday, November 02, 2009 Video by ENDS

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