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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 05 November 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 05 November 2009

1: 95bFM: The Thursday Wire with Hamish Fletcher


12:15 I’ll be interviewing Consumer New Zealand chief executive Sue Chetwin to discuss an investigation and damning critique of our financial advice industry. Consumer NZ has slammed companies that offer financial direction on investments and pre-retirement ...

2: A Review of Niki Caro's The Vintner's Luck

Carolyn Meers

Niki Caro's new film, The Vintner's Luck is much like a wine in its successes and shortcomings; it looks beautiful as it unfolds, has great visual promise and boasts a lovely rich colour but, unfortunately, lacks deeper supporting flavours. Though ...

3: This Week In Oceania - Nov 5 2009

TONGA — RUSTBUCKET ENQUIRY. MV Princess Ashika was a disaster waiting to happen, rotten with rust, with deck vents blocked so water couldn't run off. She sank at midnight on August 5 with loss of 72 souls. Now a Royal Commission of Inquiry is ...

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4: ACT Leader apologises to PM

ACT New Zealand

I would like to apologise to the Prime Minister and my Cabinet colleagues for the comments reported in the media from a breakfast function in Christchurch. This was light-hearted banter at an ACT party function and taken out of context", Mr Hide ...

5: U.S. Diplomat Urges Clean Energy Bill Approval

Washington - A major international climate conference that begins December 7 in Copenhagen presents an opportunity for the United States and the world to show a firm commitment to meeting the challenge that climate change presents, a senior U.S. ...

6: U.S. Sponsored Programme to Fight Pandemic Threats

Washington - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will spend millions of dollars during the next three to five years to combat emerging pandemic threats (EPT) worldwide. Details of the program were announced by the agency November 3.USAID ...

7: Clinton: U.S. Still Opposed to Israeli Settlements

Washington - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated that the Obama administration does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli West Bank settlements and wants to see the establishment of a Palestinian state with borders based on territory that Israel ...

8: Extra buses provided for New Brighton fireworks

Environment Canterbury

Metro is providing extra bus services to and from the New Brighton fireworks event on Thursday, November 5. The extra services are in response to the increasing number of people attending the event and will ease traffic congestion throughout New Brighton ...

9: Chomsky: Obama Continues Bush Policy

Sherwood Ross

Political activist Noam Chomsky says that although President Obama views the Iraq invasion merely as “a mistake” or “strategic blunder,” it is, in fact, a “major crime” designed to enable America to control the Middle East oil reserves.

10: Death of Sir Don Beaven a 'tragic loss'

New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Health, Tariana Turia, has expressed her great sadness at the tragic loss of Sir Don Beaven, Emeritus Professor of the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Canterbury.

11: 5th November a day to celebrate peace

The Maori Party

Co-leader of the Maori Party, Tariana Turia, is recommending the 5th November become a day to commemorate the unique legacy of passive resistance associated with Parihaka. “It has always been rather bizarre, the way we celebrate the historic association ...

12: Minister’s Comments Confirm Secret Agenda

Penny Hulse

The Minister of Local Government’s reported comments that 700 people could be axed and $66 million saved by ramming through Auckland’s “Super City” are nothing short of “sinister”, says Waitakere deputy mayor Penny Hulse. Rodney Hide has ...

13: Labour pays tribute to Sir Don Beaven

New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson today paid tribute to the enormous talent and dedication of diabetes expert Sir Don Beaven who is assumed to have passed away tragically in a house fire.

14: Poor to polluters: Help us deal with the damage


International negotiators are meeting in Barcelona this week for the last time before the crucial Copenhagen climate change conference in December. The amount of funding that industrialised countries will provide to deal with the crisis they have caused ...

15: Trade Chaos Looms as GM Crops Proliferate


Meat-hungry and short on animal feed, European nations have relied for years on protein imports, such as the ground meal of soybeans from the United States, to sustain their cattle and pig farms. While this complex chain of trade has worked reasonably well, ...

16: Sec. Clinton's Interview with Al-Aoula TV

US State Department

QUESTION: First of all, on behalf of the Moroccan viewers, Madame Secretary of State, I would like to thank you very much, despite a busy week and a very heavy schedule. My first question is during the past 10 years, His Majesty the King Mohammed VI has ...

17: Reflections on Michael Moore’s capitalism

Jim Miles

The thrift in me allowed me to wait until Michael Moore’s “Capitalism - A Love Story” came out on second run theatres - it was well worth the wait. The powerful effect that Moore has on his audience derives from the personal stories he relates ...

18: Taxpayers can’t afford ACC’s political propaganda

New Zealand Labour Party

Taxpayer money is being scandalously wasted on newspaper ads that don't tell the real story about the reasons behind huge ACC fee rises, Labour’s ACC spokesperson David Parker says. “The large display ads in major dailies today claims ‘motorcyclists ...

19: The Green Party pays tribute to Sir Don Beavan

Green Party

Green Party MP Sue Kedgley today paid tribute to Sir Don Beavan for his outstanding work on diabetes treatment and prevention. Sir Don Beavan died tragically in a house fire in Canterbury yesterday. “Don earned respect worldwide for his outstanding ...

20: Run The Red: Pick-a-Path interactive story tech

Run The Red

Run The Red, New Zealand’s leader in mobile marketing and solutions has provided TVNZ On Demand with the SMS functionality to drive the new format interactive web drama Reservoir Hill. This first of its kind in NZ was a story that users of the ...

21: Investigation into Kaitaia death continues

New Zealand Police

Kaitaia Police are continuing their investigations into the death of a Kaitaia woman. Police launched a homicide inquiry after the body of 70-year-old Barbara Catherine Julian was discovered at her home in Matthews Avenue early yesterday evening. A 17-year-old ...

22: Don’t delay ag’s entry into ETS – new survey

New Zealand Labour Party

A major new international study shows that Government proposals to delay the entry date of agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) should not proceed, the Labour Party says. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York has just ...

23: Super portability included in November tax bill

New Zealand Government

Legislation allowing New Zealanders returning home from Australia to bring their retirement savings with them will be introduced to Parliament in about two weeks, Finance Minister Bill English says. Providing the necessary law changes are made ...

24: Fire Hide and help keep Kiwis in jobs

Green Party

National must start investing in job creation rather than following the extremist job slashing policies of their coalition partner ACT, Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei said today. Figures out today show that the number of people unemployed is ...

25: H2O Xtream TeenBoard Gains National Recognition

Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council’s Recreation Services team received two awards for outstanding contributions to the parks and recreation industry at the annual New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) conference on Tuesday 3 November 2009. H2O Xtream’s TeenBoard ...

26: Unemployment stats damning indictment of National

New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s Household Labour Force Survey statistics provide a damning indictment of the Government’s hands-off approach to helping hard-working New Zealanders keep their jobs, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe. “The Government is ...

27: Top Scoop Stories November 4th 2009 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

LEAD STORY Werewolf #5: Out Now - Lycanthropes Rejoice! NZ POLITICS Mohikinui Hydro Scheme: Brownlee Drops Spanner In SOE's Consent Process Secret Treaty: ACTA Copyright Treaty Really Is That Bad Pacific.Scoop: Fiji Expulsion Of Australian, NZ Envoys ...

28: Another jailing for child sex abuse images

Department Of Internal Affairs

For the second time in a week a man has been jailed for 20 months after trading child sexual abuse images on the Internet.

29: To Paris Or Not To Paris

The Maori Party

Last month I was up in Europe as part of a parliamentary delegation to the European parliament, and while there decided to take the opportunity to skip away to Paris for a day. Now it seems like everyone back here is all in a tizz about it - so here’s ...

30: RMA legal decision due within a week

Environment Bay of Plenty

Environment Court Judge Jeff Smith is expected to deliver a decision within a week on a contentious legal issue, which has been raised in a case that Environment Bay of Plenty has brought against New Zealand’s largest forestry management consultancy, ...

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