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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 06 November 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 06 November 2009

1: Gordon Campbell: the Harawira junket, Sean Plunket

Gordon Campbell

At least the coalition government has shown itself to be united this week – it seems intent on junketing at taxpayer expense across a broad and unified front. Hone Harawira of the Maori Party, Rodney Hide of the Act and the deputy leader of the ...

2: Top Gear Tour Launches in London

Top Gear

The Top Gear Live 2009/2010 world tour kicked off in spectacular fashion at London’s Earl Court arena today. Audiences were thrilled by an all-new show, which featured more cars, more stunts and – crucially – more fire. The audience witnessed Ford ...

3: US State Dept Backgrounds Notes: Philippines

US Department of State - Background Notes

Geography Area: 300,000 sq. km. (117,187 sq. mi.). Major cities (2007 estimate): Capital--Manila (pop. 11.55 million in metropolitan area); other cities--Davao City (1.36 million); Cebu City (0.80 million). Terrain: Islands, 65% mountainous, with ...

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4: 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 ...

5: RBA Releases SoMP, Some Inflation Forecasted

JP Morgan

The RBA today released the quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy (SoMP). As we had expected, the tone of the commentary was very similar to that of the policy announcement following the Board meeting on Tuesday. The commentary indicates that while officials ...

6: 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 ...

7: Rhianna to Launch New Album Via Streamed Concert


5th November 2009, Los Angeles: International superstar Rihanna will showcase new material from her highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Rated R, exclusively to a Nokia audience via a globally streamed live performance on 16th November 2009. This ...

8: Bomber's Blog - The War On News

Bomber's Blog

Bomber's Blog Video: Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury. Bomber's Blog - the war on news. Weekly TV show on Triangle/Stratos. Bomber also posts on the Tumeke! blog: www.tumeke.blogspot.co

9: Maori Party on verge of taking action against MP

The Maori Party

Maori Party on verge of disciplinary process against MP Friday 6 November 2009 Professor Whatarangi Winiata, Party President The Maori Party is very concerned that MP Hone Harawira's behaviour in Europe, and a subsequent email that he sent, are serious ...

10: 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.

11: Tom Frewen: Week In Parliament 06.11.09

Tom Frewen

With the house in adjournment for two weeks, the first week saw no select committees open to the public. Hours of urgency used in the first year of National's first term is high compared to the last Parliament John Key says no decisions have been made ...

12: WWF Confronted for


An Open Letter signed by more than 80 organizations from 31 countries was delivered yesterday to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) co-initiator of the initiative. In the letter, they are urged to end the ...

13: Sec. Clinton Speaks 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 ...

14: Police have located missing 14 year old

New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police have located the missing 14 year old girl Ashley SEHNERT safe and well, at a local address.

15: Bringing the future of agriculture to the table

Earth Foods

Farmers and growers practising biological agriculture around New Zealand now have an industry body to represent their concerns with the formation of Earth Food Inc. The aim of Earth Food Inc is to engage consumers, scientists, government and farmers ...

16: Biodiversity should be a priority for Aucklanders

Auckland Regional Council

We are losing biodiversity (the variety of plant and animal life that exists) at such a fast rate, that each and every Aucklander needs to get on board to tackle the problem, says Stephen Granger, a leading international expert on urban biodiversity. ...

17: Launching Amnesty International Media Network

Amnesty International

Writing a critical article about the New Zealand Government would not result in the delivery of death threats to your home. Nor would writing a blog post about organising a peaceful protest find your car riddled with bullets.

18: KiwiRail to open up Midland Line tunnel


KiwiRail plans to remove a tunnel on the Midland Line near Stillwater next year to improve the line’s reliability and capacity. The 90 metre tunnel will be ‘daylighted’, essentially removing the tunnel roof and hillside above. KiwiRail Chief Executive ...

19: Urgent hunt for injured man

New Zealand Police

Police are trying to locate a 33-year-old man who is in urgent need of medical attention. Tyrone William Madams from Wanganui was the victim of a serious assault last night in Wanganui and was taken to hospital. He has, however, since left the hospital and ...

20: Key and Clark on Q+A This Sunday (Nov 8)

Television New Zealand

Prime Minister, John Key will be interviewed by Guyon Espiner on the last episode of Q+A for the year. Paul Holmes interviews United Nations Development Programme Head, Helen Clark live from NY. It’s exactly a year since the election and Q+A ...

21: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain; NPX, TEL, Rakon lead


Nov. 6 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand shares rose. Telecom Corp. gained after posting a 9.4% gain in net profit and raising its 2010 guidance. Advancing shares outnumbered decliners almost two to one.

22: Panasonic Puts Every Child In A Front Row Seat


Every child deserves a front row seat in the classroom – and now Panasonic is making it possible, with the introduction of the Front Row Classroom Sound System. Good listening conditions are essential to children’s auditory development and general ...

23: Video: Seven Dead In Texas Mass Shooting

Scoop Video

AP has reported: The Army has confirmed seven dead, 20 wounded in shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. Local media say one gunman has been captured, and a second is still on loose. There are reports of a possible third gunman.

24: Golden Oldies Netballers think Queenstown’s a hit

Destination Queenstown

Queenstown’s stunning scenery and adventurous atmosphere has been a hit with the Golden Oldies Netball ladies – with many already planning a return trip. Hutt Hurtz team member Judy Walley can’t wait to come back. The Hutt Valley great grandmother ...

25: Death of Sir Don Beaven a ‘Huge Loss’

New Zealand Medical Association

The passing of renowned Christchurch medical professor and long-time NZMA member Sir Don Beaven, who died in a house fire on Wednesday, is a huge loss to the medical profession and the country, said NZMA Chair Dr Peter Foley. “Sir Don was a pioneer ...

26: AgResearch makes Application to Permit GM Animals


AgResearch has submitted a limited application to ERMA for specific research using genetically modified goats, sheep and cattle in containment. This is necessary so that AgResearch can meet contractual requirements.

27: Environment Court cans Meridian's Project Hayes


Nov 6 (BusinessWire) - Meridian Energy has suffered another knockback with the loss of its resource consent application for Project Hayes, a massive 630 Megawatt wind farm in the South Island's Maniototo region.

28: Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award ceremony photos

The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

A few photos of the recent ceremonies attended by His Royal Highness, Prince Edward. Click to enlarge Christchurch Gold Ceremony 2nd Nov 2009 Click to enlarge Christchurch Gold Ceremony 2nd Nov 2009 - Sam Smith Click to enlarge Christchurch Gold Ceremony ...

29: 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, ...

30: Five-year phase out for insecticideAZM

Environmental Risk Management Authority

The insecticide azinphos methyl is to be phased out over five years, following a decision by the Environmental Risk Management Authority.

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