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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 November 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 November 2009

1: Minto: Hone Harawira - Speaking Truth To Power

John Minto

John Minto writes: None of this should need to be said but the reaction of so many to Harawira's angry email resembles the deeply embedded racism which Don Brash tapped into so successfully a few years back at Orewa.

2: Daily Press Briefing - November 19

US State Department

MR. KELLY: Okay. Good afternoon. The Secretary had a full day in Kabul today. She met with, of course, the Afghan leadership, with international partners and allies. She had breakfast with foreign ministers, met with U.S. and international troops ...

3: Number Of Poor In Latin America To Rise

United Nations

Nine million more people in Latin America will fall into poverty this year due to the global economic crisis, bringing the total number of poor in the region to 189 million, or 34 per cent of the population, according to a United Nations report released ...

4: Profits Mask Food Shortages in a Land of Plenty

Damian Baker

The petroleum industry arrived in the Lake Kutubu area, around 20 years ago with Chevron and BP and soon the delicate ecological balance often in play in remote areas began to shift.

5: Report on Yoo, Bybee Legal Work to Be Released

Jason Leopold

A long-awaited Justice Department watchdog report that is said to be highly critical of the legal work three attorneys who worked at the agency's powerful Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) conducted for the Bush administration will be released at the end of ...

6: New Kiwi Contingent For Soloman Islands

New Zealand Defence Force

Another 43 mainly Territorial Force (TF) personnel will head to the Solomon Islands on Sunday for a four month tour of duty. The contingent, drawn largely from the 4th Otago Southland and 2nd Canterbury Nelson Marlborough West Coast Battalions, will ...

7: SMELLIE SNIFFS THE BREEZE: Oil Fever Follows Wind


Nov 20 (BusinessWire) - What an irony it would be if, after nine years of a government pushing uneconomic investment in wind power, it was followed by an equally uncommercial push by the current government to establish a bigger oil and gas industry in New ...

8: Werewolf: California's crowded prisons

Rosalea Barker

California fails to cope with its crowded prisons September Issue Original Article by Rosalea Barker E very person in prison in California will one day be released. Take a deep breath and repeat after me: Every person in prison in ...

9: Public Address 20/11/09 - Please, be our guests

Public Address

We've told you it's happening, some of you have already bought the books, but here it is -- the omnibus round-up of Public Address Books launch detail. If you would like to help David Haywood celebrate the launch of The New Zealand Reserve Bank Annual ...

10: Doctors say Maori will suffer from ETS

Auckland University

A Maori senior doctor, who leads health professionals for climate action, says that iwi have every right to expect that hard-won treaty settlements should be honoured and not devalued – but we need to find a better way. Dr Rhys Jones, Ngati Kahungunu, ...

11: Commission proposes new boundaries for Auckland

Local Government Commission

The Local Government Commission presented its proposals on the boundaries and representation arrangements for the new Auckland Council today. Under the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, the Commission is required to determine boundaries for the new ...

12: Questions and Answers - 19 Nov 2009

Office of the Clerk

Alcohol Abuse—Effect on Productivity; Unemployment—Effect on Youth of Government Policies; Economy—Reports; Economic Policy—Prime Minister’s Views; Child Abuse and Neglect—Prevention Initiatives

13: All Blacks Aim for Kicking Excellence with Adidas


London, November 19th, 2009 – The new PREDATOR®_X adidas rugby boot will be worn by Dan Carter this Sunday when the All Blacks continue their European end of season tour against England at Twickenham. Introducing a pioneering PowerSpine technology, ...

14: Changes to Judging Criteria in Dairy Awards

New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

Organisers of the 2010 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards have changed the way judges evaluate some criteria in the Sharemilker of the Year and Farm Manager of the Year competitions. National Convenor Chris Keeping says that since entries had opened ...

15: Rhodes Scholars Elect for 2010

Vice Chancellors' Committee

Thomas Hills, Alice Irving and Richard Stebbing have been selected as Rhodes Scholars following a selection meeting at Government House in Auckland yesterday. Tenable at Oxford University, Rhodes Scholarships constitute the pinnacle of achievement ...

16: Super city boundaries a difficult task done well

Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

The Local Government Commission has done a difficult task very well for Auckland's future ward and local board boundaries, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) says "Twelve wards and nineteen Local Boards is close to what we recommended ...

17: Open Letter to Climate Change Minister Nick Smith

Dr Gerrit van der Lingen

>From retired climate scientist Dr Gerrit van der Lingen, of Christchurch 16 October 2009 Dear Nick I am very disappointed about your actions in your global warming portfolio. You heard my two lectures on this subject at the Summer Sounds Symposia of 2003 and ...

18: McCully: APEC: 20 years of evolution and progress

New Zealand Government

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the invitation to join you today in marking the 20th Anniversary of APEC. Exactly a year ago today, I was involved in my first international meeting as Foreign Minister.

19: Water conservation is everyone’s responsibility

Upper Hutt City Council

Conserving water is everyone’s responsibility and the council is no exception says Mayor Wayne Guppy. “We all need to conserve water to avoid shortages of supply during peak demand periods. We have garden watering restrictions in place all year ...

20: Scoop Link: Guardian's Greenwash vs New Zealand II

Scoop Link

When New Zealand's sink forests are harvested in the 2020s, as is likely, all that carbon will return to the atmosphere

21: Ocean Spray to Partner with Heinz Australia

Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray and Heinz have announced that, from 1 March 2010, Heinz will manufacture and distribute the Ocean Spray range of beverages and sauces in Australia. The agreement covers Ocean Spray’s existing cranberry and other fruit juice drinks, cranberry ...

22: Incident in Waiouru - Family Statement

New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force is releasing this statement on behalf of the family of Flight Sergeant Andrew Forster who was tragically killed at Waiouru Army Base yesterday.

23: Medical Professionals Write Parliament an RX

Carolyn Meers

Medical professionals representing the OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health group delivered oversized prescription forms to Parliament today, urging lawmakers to reconsider the current changes proposed to the emissions trading scheme (ETS), changes they ...

24: Minister welcomes new Weta Workshop exhibition

New Zealand Government

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson spoke today at the announcement of a major original exhibition by Weta Workshop which will tour China later this year.

25: New southern boundary proposed for Auckland

Local Government Commission

The Local Government Commission presented a proposed new southern boundary for Auckland today as part of its proposals on the boundaries and representation arrangements for the new Auckland Council.

26: Ministry of Justice keen to mediate

Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is keen to return to mediation with the PSA to resolve the breakdown in collective bargaining. Ministry General Manager Higher Courts, Andrew Hampton, says the Ministry has always been prepared to resume bargaining and mediation ...

27: Hutt City Mayor Welcomes Dowse to Petone Upgrade

Hutt City Council

Hutt City Mayor David Ogden has welcomed the completion of the Dowse to Petone upgrade. He joined Transport Minister Steven Joyce and NZ Transport Authority chief executive Geoff Dangerfield to unveil a plaque marking the completion of the project at a ceremony ...

28: Security-Assessment Uncovers DSL Vulnerabilities

Security Assessment uncovers major vulnerability in DSL Technology, the world-leading IT security research and development company, has discovered a vulnerability that has the potential to impact millions of DSL internet users worldwide. ...

29: Career Services CE takes role w career devlpt org

Career Services

Career Services New Zealand Chief Executive, Lester Oakes, is to head the global career development body, the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG). Current IAEVG President, Prof. Bryan Hiebert announced the handover ...

30: Parliament Must Update Easter Trade Laws

Newmarket Business Association

The country’s leading retailing district is supporting the Auckland Chamber of Commerce’s call today for Parliament to fix the annual Easter trading circus once and for all. Reignited calls from Auckland’s Chamber of Commerce and the Newmarket ...

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