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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 12 November 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 12 November 2009

1: Hide and seek: the truth about Rodney and Roger

Anne Else

There's a wonderful column by Rosemary McLeod in the Dom-Post this morning (12 November). She skewers the grotesqueries of Rodney Hide's apparently bizarre behaviour beautifully. But even Rosemary has missed something important about this whole affair.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00135.htm

2: Kenyan Tribe Voices Concern To Ban Ki-Moon

Survival International

A spokesman from a tribe in Kenya has condemned the Peruvian government’s attempt to destroy Peru’s Amazon indigenous movement.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00418.htm

3: Amazon Indians Die In ‘Swine Flu Epidemic’

Survival International

Seven Yanomami Indians in Venezuela have died from an outbreak of suspected swine flu in the last two weeks. Another 1,000 Yanomami are reported to have caught the virulent strain of flu.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00417.htm

4: Public Address 12/11/09 - Ihimaera

Public Address

Mistakes were made, and apologies have been tendered. So what now? In the NZ Herald article rather impertinently headlined "How Witi Was Found Out," Geoff Walker of Penguin Books says, of The Trowenna Sea, "It deserves to be read and it's a terrible ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00133.htm

5: Precious Metals Market Report: 11 Nov, 2009

Catherine Austin Fitts

It’s the second week of the month. That means I am headed over to see Franklin Sanders of The Moneychanger at Top of the World Farm in Westpoint, Tennessee. I will be working out of The Moneychanger offices on Wednesday and Thursday. After our usual ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00134.htm

6: micro light crash in Normanby, South Taranaki

New Zealand Police

Police and other emergency services are currently at the scene of a micro light crash in Normanby, South Taranaki. Limited details are available at this time, but it appears this crash is fatal. CAA Air Crash Investigators are currently making their way to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00233.htm

7: Repression Of Amazon Indian Movement Condemned

Survival International

The Peruvian government’s unprecedented attempt to destroy Peru’s Amazon Indian movement has been condemned by indigenous leaders around the world.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00416.htm

8: Lyndon Hood: ETS Amendment Submission

Lyndon Hood

The most notable change brought about by this bill would be giving polluters, to 2050, one hundred billion dollars. I am right behind that idea, but the proposed system for delivering the money is unnecessarily complicated.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00126.htm

9: Speech: Peters - Integration or Disintegration?

New Zealand First Party

Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today in Wanganui – or Whanganui – whatever or wherever this place may now be. Whether with a W, or a Wh as in when, if it ends up being pronounce F, as so often in the last thirty years, then the debate ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00120.htm

10: Two killed in gyrocopter crash

New Zealand Police

It was around 1.40 this afternoon that the aircraft, when the aircraft crashed about 500 metres from SH3 on Ohangai Road. No-one on the ground was hurt. It is believed that the gyrocopter was flying out of a local aero-club. One of the men is believed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00242.htm

11: Unisys Unveils Cloud Strategy

Unisys

New strategy combines innovative security with suite of solutions to expand clients’ options for delivery of services in the cloud: private, public and hybrid Unisys New Zealand today unveiled its innovative cloud strategy and solutions portfolio ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00384.htm

12: Campbell: Obama’s latest surrender to Israel

Gordon Campbell

President Barack Obama’s single most important foreign policy decision during 2009 has been his recent backdown over requiring Israel to abandon the building of settlements in the occupied territories. Beforehand, this was to be a precondition for peace ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00129.htm

13: ETS changes Put 84% of Bill to Future Taxpayers

Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Proposed changes to the emissions trading scheme (ETS) would result in 84% or more of the nation’s multi-billion dollar Kyoto liability being put on to future taxpayers. Today’s polluters will pay nothing like today’s emissions bill. After all the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00117.htm

14: International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook

Greenpeace

Amsterdam, 10 November 2009 – Greenpeace welcomes the International Energy Agency’s call for action to make the upcoming climate conference in Copenhagen a success - and its warning that delaying climate actions will cost $500 billion US dollars every ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00352.htm

15: Super audit an “own goal” for Bill English

New Zealand Labour Party

The strong thumbs-up for the New Zealand Super Fund in a review carried out by global investment consultant Mercer underlines just how foolish Finance Minister Bill English has been to defer contributions to the Fund for a decade, says Labour Finance spokesperson ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00148.htm

16: Quarterly Newsletter From Health Funds Association

Health Funds Association of NZ

Attached is the November 2009 quarterly newsletter of the Health Funds Association (HFANZ).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00123.htm

17: Energy efficiency stocktake

New Zealand Government

After the government's first year in office Energy and Resources Minister, Gerry Brownlee, says he is pleased with the roll-out of energy efficiency initiatives. “The government is interested in offering practical energy efficiency programmes ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00151.htm

18: Juice Company Guilty of Breaching Fair Trading Act

Commerce Commission

Brownlie Brothers Limited trading as Simply Squeezed, a juice manufacturing and distribution company pleaded guilty to six charges of breaching the Fair Trading Act and was fined $45,000 in the District Court in Auckland today. An order for court costs and solicitors ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00392.htm

19: $19,000 raised for tsunami relief fund

Manukau City Council

Almost $19,000 has been raised by the community to help out with the tsunami relief work in the Pacific nations of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. Manukau City Council set up a tsunami relief fund and donated $10,000 alongside the community’s $9000 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00244.htm

20: Beenie Man: statement from the Big Day Out

Big Day Out

The Big Day Out Festival booked Jamaican Dancehall artist Beenie Man for the 2010 tour in the knowledge that the artist has a controversial past. In response to the concerns that Beenie Man may perform homophobic material from his youth, the Big ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00187.htm

21: Creating The Global Nonprofit Corporation

Roland Michel Tremblay

At the end of my last article about the future of humankind as either being a Utopia or an Idiocracy, I stated that if we do not in parallel of those who are in power build our own institutions for humankind, we will never even get a glimpse of what ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00132.htm

22: Truth, Dreams and Reality Converge in

Carolyn Meers

Confusion, sadness, loneliness, fear, a view of humanity from a totally different angle -- just a typical day of the life of a Wellington twentysomething in Leo Gene Peters' latest directorial project "Death and the Dream Life of Elephants". While ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00127.htm

23: Retail figures show tough times for restaurants

Grant Thornton

Top end restaurants will have to adapt or possibly close their doors if retail figures released today continue at present levels. In the September quarter, sales for cafes and restaurants were down 2.6 per cent or $26 million. Eugene Sparrow, Director Business ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00393.htm

24: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by Cavalier

Businesswire

Nov. 12 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand shares rose for the fourth day in five, led by Cavalier Corp. after the carpet and wool scouring company said it is trading ahead of budget so far this year and earnings would be in the middle of its forecast range.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00395.htm

25: Synlait Milk Ltd. Will Conduct IPO

Synlait

Synlait Milk Limited (Synlait Milk) is pleased to announce that it intends to proceed with the launch of an initial public offering of ordinary shares (the Offer) and seek a sharemarket listing on the NZSX. Synlait Milk is currently a wholly owned ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00389.htm

26: Big screen to feature in redeveloped Aotea Square

Auckland City Council

Aotea Square is to mirror key event spaces across the world with the inclusion of a big screen in the redevelopment of the central city’s premier open space. A permanent big screen will be installed on the square-facing facade of the SKYCITY Metro building ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00237.htm

27: Two Resignations from financial advisers Committee

Securities Commission

Two members have resigned from the Code Committee of industry representatives that is working on the Code of professional conduct for financial advisers. The Commissioner for Financial Advisers Annabel Cotton has accepted the resignations of Code Committee ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0911/S00388.htm

28: International Trend For Tougher Stance On Crime

ACT New Zealand

The British Government’s decision to increase minimum sentences for knife attacks to 25 years – an increase of 10 years - is part of a growing trend in western countries recognising that law and order policies treating offenders as victims do not work, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00149.htm

29: Victim of shooting stable

New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police investigating the shooting of a man last night have located everyone of immediate interest to the inquiry says acting Detective Inspector David Long. No one has been charged as yet. The 24 year old male victim is reported to be in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00245.htm

30: Likely Rerun of 1993 MMP Vs FPP Referendum

UMR Research Ltd

Very early indications show that the likely opponent for any run off referendum against MMP will be First Past the Post. Opinion wasn’t particularly clear on the alternatives to MMP but when given the most talked about options 29% of New Zealanders went for ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00112.htm

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