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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 December 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 December 2009

1: Labour - Cautious Welcome to Copenhagen Outcome

New Zealand Labour Party

The end of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit appears to be neither a resounding failure nor a major milestone on the road to curbing greenhouse gas emissions, said Labour's Climate Change Issues Spokesperson Charles Chauvel.

2: Internationals Attack Speight’s Coast to Coast

Speight's Coast to Coast

Almost 800 people will line up on Kumara Beach for this year’s Speight’s Coast to Coast. But while the 28th edition of the 243k cycle, mountain run and kayak race across the South Island has been dubbed “the year of the family”, it could be ...

3: A step in right direction, but insufficient

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 December 2009, IUCN - World leaders in Copenhagen have taken a first and useful step to slow the course of climate change – a threat that is already affecting people, ecosystems and biodiversity in many parts of the world. ...

4: No clear signal to markets and investors


Copenhagen, 18/19 December 2009: In response to the agreement reached here late in the evening of 18th December between the leaders of China, India, Brazil, South Africa and the United States, GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer had the following comment:

5: Leaders Have Failed To Act To Avoid Catastrophe

Greenpeace New Zealand

A weak outcome has so-far emerged from the UN climate talks. The deal is not ambitious, unfair, not legally binding and likely to put the world on a path to at least a 3C temperature rise.

6: Search and Rescue keeps Helipro busy


Palmerston North based helicopter operator, Helipro, is being kept busy with emergency work on both sides of the Tasman.

7: Historic Moment, Historic Cop Out


The ‘climate deal’ announced in Copenhagen today is a triumph of spin over substance said Oxfam International. The agreement – which was announced by the US, India, China and South Africa - has not been endorsed by the EU and many other countries.

8: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 19 December 2009

Scoop Daily Ratings

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. ...

9: Climate Camp challenges Transpower: Plug us in!

Camp For Climate Action Aotearoa

In a bid to push awareness of green energy initiatives, activists at Aotearoa's inaugural Camp for Climate Action have issued a challenge to Transpower requesting connection of their solar panels to the National grid.

10: 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.

11: 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.

12: 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:

13: A Year Of Success

New Zealand Government

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

14: Oracle Reaches Out To PeopleSoft Customers


*** Seeks to dispel fear and uncertainty created by PeopleSoft, and reaffirm long-term commitment to PeopleSoft customers

15: gen-i appoints Waikato/BOP Client Manager


AUCKLAND, Wednesday November 21, 2001 - Internet Integrator, gen-i has announced the appointment of Noel Bernstein as its Client Manager for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region.

16: 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 ...

17: 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: ...

18: 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.

19: World economy needs a stronger Chinese currency


Dec. 18 (BusinessWire) - China's practice of pegging its currency, the yuan, to the US dollar is hampering global economic recovery and is likely to become unsustainable in the year ahead, says the chief economist for AXA Global Investors in New Zealand, ...

20: Time To Take Pay Equity Seriously

Human Rights Commission

“A sound economy depends on fair pay and working conditions for all New Zealanders. Pay equity benefits everyone by removing artificial barriers in the labour market that cause economic disadvantage” Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan ...

21: Better Services For The Deaf In The Pipeline

National Foundation for the Deaf

The National Foundation for the Deaf has been asked to take a leadership role in an unprecedented approach to solving some of the issues within the hearing impaired community.

22: Malaysian Government Abuse of Power - AI

Alastair Thompson

14 JANUARY, Amnesty International today expressed grave concern at the Malaysian Government's renewed use of restrictive laws, including the Sedition Act and the Official Secrets Act (OSA), to charge journalists, publishers and leading members ...

23: 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.

24: 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.

25: New Position at VUW Positive for Maori

Te Mana Akonga

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26: 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 ...

27: 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.

28: Surgical ward reopens at Christchurch Hospital

Canterbury District Health Board

Screening for MRSA of patients and staff in Christchurch Hospital’s surgical ward has shown no new cases of patient infection. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of Staphylococcus aureus that has become resistant to many ...

29: Rice IV With Time Magazine Editorial Board

US State Department

QUESTION: Many of my colleagues, I know, are going to ask questions about North Korea and Iraq and things like that, but I thought I'd start off a little differently and talking a little bit about the President and race. Obviously, the hurricane -- ...

30: NCEA – Time to move on says trustee organisation

NZ School Trustees Association

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