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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 19 December 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 19 December 2009

1: Minister welcomes double-bunking judgment

New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has welcomed an Employment Court judgment in favour of the Department of Corrections over plans to extend the use of double-bunking at prisons.

2: A Year Of Success

New Zealand Government

There are only six more days until Christmas. Everyone is looking forward to the Christmas break.

3: Water and soil monitoring trends causes concern

Environment Bay of Plenty

2 5 Quay Street, P O Box 364, Whakatane, New Zealand Telephone: 0800 ENV BOP (368 267) Facsimile: 0800 ENV FAX (368 329) Email: Website: Pollution Hotline: 0800 73 83 93 International: ...

4: Mercy Hospice Auckland benefits from extra funding

New Zealand Government

I am pleased to announce that Health Minister Hon Tony Ryall has pledged an extra $150,000 in Government funding for Mercy Hospice Auckland.

5: Internet Access to RNA to Speed Drug Discovery


Asterand (LSE:ATD), the Detroit based biobanking company is offering research scientists simple and easy access to human RNA samples via the internet.

6: No drink drivers found during policing operation

New Zealand Police

Over 3,000 drivers were stopped during a major policing operation in Central District this evening (Friday, 18 December) and not one was found to be over the drink drive limit.

7: Leaders Must “Go the Extra Distance"


INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 224/181209 Climate Change – Leaders Must “Go the Extra Distance” Brussels, 18 December 2009 (ITUC OnLine): With the Copenhagen Climate Summit drawing to a close, the international ...

8: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 18 December 2009

Scoop Daily Ratings

1: Climate change and swine flu dominated coverage Science Media Centre The swine flu pandemic and climate change were the two biggest science-related issues covered in the New Zealand media in 2009, according to the Science Media Centre's Media Tracker ...

9: School Support Staff Crack Wage Freeze


Thousands of school support staff who are members of the education union NZEI Te Riu Roa will get a pay increase next year following a long hard fight for a fair deal.

10: Bomber's Blog: The War On News!

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:

11: Transpower welcomes draft approval for upgrade


Transpower today welcomed the Electricity Commission’s Notice of Intention to approve the Bay of Plenty Interconnection Capacity Upgrade project.

12: Human Rights Review Tribunal appointments

New Zealand Government

Nine new panel members have been appointed to the Human Rights Review Tribunal, Justice Minister Simon Power announced today. Those appointed are: Gavin Cook, JP - of North Shore, served as a panel member of the tribunal from 1999-2005. Wendy Gilchrist - ...

13: No Choice for Maori in need

Wellington Peoples Centre

Kay Brereton the Coordinator of the Wellington People's Centre comments; "that while it is a commendable move to extend the Whanau Ora concept, and fully fund this service delivery model, it is essential that people are still given choices about ...

14: Hang Glider accident

New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are presently at the scene of a hang glider accident where a 30 year old male has crashed into the side of a cliff in the Kariotahi Beach area, waiuku. At this stage there is no updated information as communications to ...

15: NZ wide open to massive land grab

Green Party

New Zealand needs to tighten its rules around overseas investment as China and the Gulf States go on a world-wide shopping spree for prime land, said Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman. Dr Norman is concerned by news reports of a proposed deal involving ...

16: The Murder of General Kelly Kwalik of the OPM

West Papua Leaders

The much wanted Suprime commader of the West Papuan National Liberation Army (TPN) of the OPM, General Kelly Kwalik, was ambushed and killed on 16 December 2009 by the Indonesian Police forces who serves the Freeport interest in the mining area.

17: It’s cocktail thyme!

Awapuni Nurseries

With summer comes wearing less and drinking more. Crickets are out in force (not just the insect variety!) and people are vacating crowded urban areas in search of a slice of summer serenity. Whether it’s at the bach, crib or camp ground, Kiwis ...

18: Climate Change Denialists Use Greenpeace Tactics


Global warming skeptics from CFACT yesterday pulled off an international climate caper using GPS triangulation from Greenpeace's own on-board camera photos to locate and sail up long-side of the infamous Greenpeace vessel, Rainbow Warrior.

19: Quake Swarm And Unusual Land Movements Link

Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences

Scientists believe they are a step closer to understanding the way tectonic stresses translate into earthquakes in New Zealand.

20: International Solidarity Movement Update

International Solidarity Movement

A peaceful demonstration of around 300 people, held in solidarity with the evicted Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem, was violently dispersed by the Israeli police.

21: Pre-Christmas Concert For Troops In East Timor

Australian Defence Force

Australian and New Zealand military personnel serving on overseas deployment in East Timor have taken time out from their normal tasks to enjoy performances by leading entertainers.

22: Reserve Bank Discussion Papers

Reserve Bank

The following Discussion Paper has been released on the Reserve Bank's website. Abstract We identify the timing of currency, banking crises and sudden stops in New Zealand from 1880 to 2008 using methodologies from the international literature and consider ...

23: Police Release Details of Escapee's Message

New Zealand Police

North Shore CIB has released details of a cartoon character and caption that was left on a slab of concrete in the area of the prison where Kevin POLWART escaped on Wednesday.

24: Vodafone delivers final undertaking


Vodafone has submitted what it hopes will be the final Undertaking as part of the Commerce Commission’s review of mobile termination rates. On December 3 the Commission asked operators to work together to align their undertakings into one offer that ...

25: RDU Audio: Breakfast With Spanky – The Maori Flag


Breakfast With Spanky On Christchurch’s RDU 98.5FM. Garrick Cooper from Universtity of Canterbury Maori dept about the Maori flag.

26: Top predator makes spectacular return to capital


Conservation staff at the groundbreaking ZEALANDIA eco-sanctuary in Wellington believe they have found the first New Zealand falcons to have hatched in the city since the species disappeared as a breeding population in the Seventies.

27: FPI Overnight Brief

Foreign Policy Initiative

Overnight Brief is a daily product of the Foreign Policy Initiative , which seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges ...

28: New chair and board members for ALAC

New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced that Mr Rea Wikaira is the new chair of the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC), and there are two new board members. "Mr Wikaira is Chair of the Auckland Primary Health Organisation, and Executive Trustee of the ...

29: Reducing livestock’s emissions shadow

Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has enthusiastically welcomed news that the Global Research Alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases is starting to get the financial means to take flight, with over $200 million pledged from New Zealand, the United States and Canada. “Federated ...

30: Media’s Role in Wanganui/Whanganui Debate

New Zealand National Party

“National broadcasting media can play their part in the education of New Zealanders with respect to the pronunciation of Whanganui/Wanganui, but I hope they do this responsibly” says Whanganui MP Chester Borrows. “Regardless of the spelling of ...

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