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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 15 November 2010

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 15 November 2010

1:Shop Talk: God is My Hacker

Sam Smith

If the Review has seemed a little erratic over the past few days, you can blame a gale with 60 mph winds that swept through our part of Maine, leaving 30,000 without electricity in my county alone.

2:Datacraft and McAfee Partner


Promising enhanced protection, reduced complexity, and lower cost of ownership New Zealand, 15th November 2010– Datacraft, a leading specialist IT solutions and services provider, has partnered with McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security ...

3:More questions emerge in Pansy Wong saga

New Zealand Labour Party

Hon Pete Hodgson MP for Dunedin North More questions emerge in Pansy Wong saga There are fresh questions emerging about the blurring of the lines between the business affairs of Pansy Wong’s husband Sammy Wong and her taxpayer-funded role as an MP, ...

4:NZ Government Legalises Medical Marijuana

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Mana By-election Candidate for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, Julian Crawford, is welcoming news that the New Zealand Government has approved the medical use of cannabis in New Zealand. The move comes despite the fact that Justice Minister Simon ...

5:Gran Turismo 5 will go on sale from 25th November

Sony Entertainment

Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand has today confirmed that Gran Turismo® 5 will go on sale in stores across NZ from Thursday, 25th November 2010.

6:Biggest changes to criminal justice system

New Zealand Government

Biggest changes to criminal justice system in decades Justice Minister Simon Power today introduced a bill which contains radical change to simplify and speed up the criminal justice system. Mr Power said the 526-page Criminal Procedure (Reform and ...

7:SAP New Zealand builds up SAP Business


SAP New Zealand builds up SAP Business One with new local partners SAP New Zealand has strengthened its local ecosystem by adding two new SAP Business One partners, Passage Software and Enabling New Zealand.

8: American blog writer finds positive wine stories

Hawke's Bay Winegrowers

Air New Zealand wine judge and wine writer, American Eric Arnold has found plenty of positive news to write about during his time in Hawke’s Bay, with the region’s Chardonnay and Syrah varietals being top of the list.

9:‘Malaysia Kitchen for the World’ campaign launch

Malaysian Kitchen

The Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is officially launching its Malaysia Kitchen Programme in New Zealand at Taste of Auckland this week.

10:Q+A panel discussions


PAUL This morning, political scientist Dr Jon Johansson from the Victoria University. And we welcome John Tamihere, Radio Live host, former Cabinet minister, and head of the Waipareira Trust, providing social services to Maori in Auckland. And the ...

11:PAKISTAN: Forty thousand killed, more injured

Asian Human Rights Commission

PAKISTAN: Forty thousand killed and more than one hundred thousand injured during war on terror

12:“Larrikin” former PM unmasked in new biography

University of Waikato

A“warts and all” biography of the political career of former prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, is being launched this week at Parliament by Labour leader Phil Goff.

13:Revolutionary Method of Building Ensembles

11Ants Analytics

HAMILTON, New Zealand, 15 November 2010– 11Ants Analytics today introduced automated ensemble building, a new feature in 11Ants Model Builder– a powerful data mining and predictive analytics tool. The new feature allows users to quickly build and ...

14:Statement from Kay Wolfe's family

Waikato District Health Board

Roger Wolfe, the husband of Kay Wolfe, the 44 year old Morrinsville cyclist in critical condition in Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit authorised the following release to the media. He is concerned there has been a lot of misinformation and speculation ...

15:Updated - EU opens chequebook for CCS

British High Commission

Bids invited for first portion of€4bn carbon capture and renewable energy demonstration fund The EU has opened the first tranche of a₠4bn (£3.4bn) green infrastructure fund, inviting applications from innovative carbon capture and ...

16:Greens call for Navy to monitor whale slaughter

Green Party

New Zealand can put pressure on Japan’s whale hunt this year by sending an offshore patrol vessel to monitor the hunt and ensure the safety of protest vessels, the Green Party said today.

17:UK: Climate Change policies still on track

British High Commission

The British Government has made long -term decisions that will mean UK can still make vital steps towards energy security and a low carbon transition inspite of unprecedented cuts to state spending.

18:APEC: Renewed Commitments to Resist Protectionism


APEC Trade and Foreign Ministers on Thursday recommended to Leaders to extend their commitment to a standstill on new trade and investment barriers until the end of 2013.

19:NZ-UK Society gifts $15,000 to Christchurch

Word of Mouth Media

The New Zealand-UK Society, an established group of Kiwis working in London, today gave Christchurch mayor bob Parker $15,000 to the Canterbury earthquake fund.

20:NZ to spend“some millions” to kiwifruit canker


Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk)– Completely eradicating the recently discovered kiwifruit canker, Psa, looks increasingly unlikely, although the government expects it will need to commit“some millions of dollars” to what Agriculture Minister David ...

21:AJ Hackett Bungy scoops top local business award

AJ Hackett

AJ Hackett Bungy scoops top local business award Adventure pioneers AJ Hackett Bungy leapt in to take the crown for the Large Business category at the Westpac Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Saturday night (November 13). Renowned ...

22:On Alaska's'Hinky' Elections


I'm prepping for tonight's Mike Malloy Show which I will be, once again, guest hosting this evening (9-Mid ET / 6-9p PT, with listen links and live chat right here at later), but took a short break to chat with Shannyn Moore on Alaska's KUDO about ...

23:Key willing to meet on NZX’s concerns


Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk)– Prime Minister John Key says he is willing to meet with NZX Ltd. chief executive Mark Weldon over his concerns that the Financial Markets Authority’s powers could seriously disadvantage the local exchange over foreign ...

24:MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; AMP leads gainers


(BusinessDesk)– New Zealand stocks rose, led by AMP Ltd., after it teamed with AXA SA to make a new takeover offer for Australia’s AXA Asia Pacific Ltd.

25:Welfare Working Group Cries Crocodile Tears

Green Party

Comments by Chairperson of the Welfare Working Group Paula Rebstock on'Q and A' this week expressed crocodile tears for beneficiaries trapped in poverty, said Green Party Work and Income spokesperson Catherine Delahunty today.

26:U.S. And NATO To Wage Endless War In Afghanistan

Rick Rozoff

The mainstream news media and alternative sources alike have seized on a recent revelation - though it is hardly such - published by McClatchy Newspapers that"The Obama administration has decided to begin publicly walking away from what it once touted as key deadlines ...

27:H Clinton Interview With Steven Hoggard

US Department Of State

Steven Hoggard of National Geographic interviews Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Washington, DC March 26, 2010

28:Captain charged, Gaza aid workers released

Julie Webb-Pullman

The two Irish, seven British and an Algerian national kidnapped last Wednesday, 10 November by the owner/captain of the“Strofades IV” ship were released from custody in Greece on Sunday, while the captain has been arrested by Greek authorities, and ...

29:Politicians Unite In The Fight Against Diabetes

Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes is New Zealand’s biggest health problems and one of the National Government’s top six health targets affecting over 210,000 people in New Zealand (most are undiagnosed)

30:Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan FTA moves

Federated Farmers

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan FTA moves– how the world has improved. 25-years after the world stood on the brink of nuclear war, Federated Farmers is hailing moves to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

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