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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 November 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 November 2009

1: Real Estate: Australia Should Brace For a Tsunami

Citizens Electoral Council

There is increasing panic that America’s commercial real estate market is set to implode, which will hurl the world’s biggest economy even faster towards sovereign debt default, and a chain reaction global collapse that will swamp every national ...

2: Column by Hone Harawira - Ae Marika!

The Maori Party

Tai Tokerau is the best place in the world to live, and the Tai Tokerau electorate has got the wildest bunch of voters in the country, and if you’d been up at Aniwaniwa the other week you would’ve seen just how wild they can get when somebody from ...

3: Aussie Navy Commander Honoured By King Of Tonga

Australian Defence Force

The Commanding Officer of the Royal Australian Navy’s heavy landing ship HMAS Tobruk, Commander Peter Thompson, was honoured by the King of Tonga, George Tupou V, at a ceremony on 21 November 2009, at the Royal Villa in the Tongan capital, Nuku’alofa.

4: Voting News: NY-23 election questions

Voting News

NY-23 E-Vote Failures Merit Full Hand-Count in Response, An update to the reports of an e-voting 'virus', and other failures, in New York's recent Special Election for the U.S. House..New Yorks CD-23 had a source code bug not virus, but questions ...

5: Ensuring UN Fulfils Its Mandate On The Ground

United Nations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the work of his personal representatives and special envoys for directing the life-saving and rebuilding work of the United Nations around the world.

6: ETS agreement enables progress on climate change

New Zealand Government

The Government has secured the support of the Māori Party to enable New Zealand to implement an affordable and workable emissions trading scheme next year, Minister for Climate Change Issues Nick Smith says.

7: New style ePassport released today

New Zealand Government

Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has announced the roll-out of a new style of ePassport from today, containing new artwork and security features. “The new security features will help to future-proof our passport against fraudsters and maintain ...

8: Audio + Images: 9/11 Truth Address By Richard Gage

George McLellan

Richard Gage Presentation on the Truth Behind the 9/11 Investigation Images, Audio and Story By George McLellan

9: UK scientists on "climategate" emails

Science Media Centre

The so-called "climategate" emails have been seized on by climate change sceptics who claim they show leading climate scientists have manipulated data and the peer-review journal system to fit their theory of global warming. But the quoted researchers ...

10: Coups And War: U.S., NATO Target Latin America

Global Research

There is no way of overestimating the challenge that the emergence of ALBA and the overall reawakening of Latin America pose to the role that the U.S. arrogates to itself as lord of the entire Western Hemisphere. The almost two-century-old Monroe ...

11: Top Scoop Stories November 24th 2009 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

LEAD STORY ETS Phones Home: Nat-Maori Deal "Strikes Balance".Fancy That. Govt will put parliament into urgency to pass ETS bill NZ POLITICS Jobs For The Boys And Girls: Government Action? Violence Against Women: White Ribbon Day Wednesday Funding: Auckland ...

12: Health Cheque: The Truth About NZ Public Health

What sort of shape is our health system in? Is it the third world cast-off that some commentators would have us believe, or is it a model of success?

13: UK scientists on "climategate" emails

Science Media Centre

The so-called "climategate" emails have been seized on by climate change sceptics who claim they show leading climate scientists have manipulated data and the peer-review journal system to fit their theory of global warming. But the quoted researchers ...

14: 'Witness’ To Timor Murders Steps Forward

Sasha Uzunov

A man who claims he was an Australian soldier on the East Timor-Indonesia border and viewed through binoculars but was powerless to stop the brutal murder of 3 United Nations aid workers in Atambua in 2000 has had an application for a disability pension ...

15: Poroporoaki: Hawea Vercoe

The Maori Party

The Maori Party has expressed their profound shock at hearing of the death of prominent school principal and local body politician Hawea Vercoe. “Hawea was a young man with enormous energy for life who had achieved a significant profile across Aotearoa ...

16: Tobacco Company Workplace Nomination Outrage

Action On Smoking And Health

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Te Reo Marama are calling for the immediate withdrawal of tobacco company, British American Tobacco (BAT) as a finalist for the JRA Best Workplaces Awards. ASH director, Ben Youdan says the nomination is nothing ...

17: PM to Meet with Marcher Organisers

March for Democracy

The organisers of the March for Democracy say they have had a response from the Prime Minister’s office and are in discussion to confirm a date for a meeting with him. “Obviously we appreciate the prompt response from the Prime Minister,” says march ...

18: Speech: Sharples - The Key to Maori Development

New Zealand Government

I was delighted to accept the invitation by the President of the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce; Jo Bansgrove and the Chief Executive, Charles Finney, to speak to you this morning. Twenty-one years ago, in the 1988 Report of the Royal Commission ...

19: No plans for youth? Let’s recycle an announcement

New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s desperation to be seen to be doing something to combat youth unemployment appears to be the only explanation for the Education Minister’s recycled statement on polytechnic funding today, says Labour Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan ...

20: Reckless Smith puts Crown at risk

New Zealand Labour Party

Climate Change Issues Minister Nick Smith today put Crown interests at risk by recklessly quoting part of a sensitive Cabinet document in Parliament, says Labour's climate change spokesperson Charles Chauvel. “Nick Smith is compounding the ETS shambles,” ...

21: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares slip a 3rd day; PGW falls


Nov. 25 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand shares fell, pushing the NZX 50 Index lower for a third day, as the kiwi dollar strengthened and milk processor Synlait abandoned its IPO, citing lack of response from investors. PGG Wrightson led the decline.

22: Libz Call For ETS Reassessment

Libertarianz Party

"The recently leaked emails from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University demonstrate how much of a political football global warming research has become. Even the left-leaning New York Times has admitted that scientists supporting the ...

23: Scoop Audio: PM’s Presser - CHOGM and the IRB

Scoop Audio

Prime Minister John Key’s Weekly Post Cabinet Press Conference. During the first half of the conference Nick Smith and Pita Sharples announced their deal on the Emissions trading scheme. You can listen to that here. During the second half of the conference ...

24: Eco’ specialist estate agent takes up management

Bayley's Real Estate

The first person in New Zealand to join the international trend of merging the marketing and sales of residential property with environmental sustainability has been appointed to run the Titirangi branch of leading property real estate agency Bayleys.

25: Funding brings a better future for Auckland

Waitakere City

The $500 million funding for an electric train fleet is a step toward an eco city Auckland, says Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey. “This is great news for the West and for Auckland. Waitakere’s eco city vision is becoming regional. “Electric rail ...

26: MPs, diplomats match to promote Rugby World Cup

New Zealand Government

Tomorrow evening the Parliamentary rugby team will play an invitational diplomatic team from Embassies across Wellington. Spanish Ambassador Marcos Gomez, who issued a challenge to the Parliamentary side from the Diplomatic community, said 13 Embassies ...

27: Aorangi School to close

New Zealand Government

Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced that Aorangi School in Christchurch will close on 27 January 2010. “This has not been an easy decision to make, but after considering final submissions from the school and from the Ministry of Education ...

28: Geoff Ross: Coming clean on our green credentials

Geoff Ross

Geoff Ross hopes New Zealand’s public shaming for its lack of green credentials last week will help inspire the country’s leaders to embrace the green boom.

29: Dunne: Time for a decision on Aorangi School

United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne is urging Minister of Education Anne Tolley to ease the burden on the staff, students and parents of Aorangi School and make a decision over the school’s future as soon as possible. “The staff, students and parents ...

30: Bennett misleads on Job Ops

New Zealand Labour Party

Minister of Social Development has deliberately misled New Zealanders on the success of the National Party’s Job Op scheme, Labour Deputy Leader Annette King said today. “Paula Bennett today claimed that the success of the Job Ops scheme had resulted ...

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