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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 17 November 2010

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 17 November 2010

1:FTA Critic Told To"Get A Visa" To Go To Australia

Professor Jane Kelsey

On Sunday evening (14 November), Professor Jane Kelsey was detained at immigration at Sydney airport for about an hour at the beginning of a tour to launch a new book on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. She was informed by a senior immigration ...

2:Saudi King responds to the plea for Rizana

Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission is happy to learn that His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has taken the initial steps towards a reprieve for Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan girl who is currently on the death row ...

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3:Rebooting the American Dream: Bring My Job Home

Thom Hartmann

By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he [the entrepreneur] intends only his own security, and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is ...

4:Rugby World Cup 2011 (Empowering) Bill

The Maori Party

This bill establishes a Rugby World Cup Authority to enable applications for activities or facilities necessary for the proper conduct of the forthcoming Rugby World Cup to be determined efficiently. In doing so, the intention is honourable– and commendable. ...

5:Microsoft Works with Educators

Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft, working alongside the Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation at Otago Polytechnic and the Ministry of Education, has produced a new, open source extension for Microsoft Word that allows documents to be saved in a Wiki-friendly format called ...

6:Greens warn public about Local Govt Bill

Green Party

The Government is using urgency to ram through a controversial bill that will allow for the privatisation of New Zealand’s water supplies, the Green Party warned today. The Local Government 2002 Amendment Bill will go through all its stages and pass ...

7:Proof of Anne Tolley Hiding Evidence

Safe To Tell

Following yesterday's press release, we have been asked for evidence to back up our statements. here's an update with proof that Hon Anne Tolley has hidden complaints about what amounts to child-abuse in order to avoid obeying the Human Rights Act ...

8:Green homes: The value proposition


Eco-friendly homes are the way of the future. Recent research from the United States shows green property has been seen to achieve values at least 10 to 15% higher than comparable homes. The home performance study found the green home movement is gaining ...

9:ACT Welcomes News On ETS– But More Is Needed

ACT New Zealand

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today welcomed news that Climate Change Minister Dr Nick Smith is seriously considering delaying the inclusion of agriculture in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), and called on him ...

10:Lighting up the Albany Skyline for Charity

Westfield NZ Ltd

Lighting Up the Albany Skyline is returning for a fourth year supporting Home Care 4 Kids - a service providing home-based care for children aged 0 to 16 following discharge from hospital in the Waitemata health district (Rodney, Waitakere& the ...

11:Made in Brazil: Confronting Child Labor

Council On Hemispheric Affairs

While Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has made significant efforts to reduce child labor, at the end of his tenure the issue still remains urgent. Forging a successful strategy to reduce child labor is not a simple task, since the reasons ...

12:Questions And Answers Nov 17 2010

Office of the Clerk

Hon DARREN HUGHES (Senior Whip—Labour) : I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I raise a point of order under Speakers’ rulings 143, 144, and 145. The question lodged by the Hon Annette King was set down to the Prime Minister, asking him a specific ...

13:Global Collaboration in Prostate Cancer Research


November 2010: So far, over 8,500 people in New Zealand and nearly half a million people globally are signed up to the high profile annual moustache growing campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer and depression. Against this background, ...

14:Nokia N8 set to capture the nation


The highly anticipated Nokia N8 arrived in New Zealand today and its launch is expected to set a new standard in smartphone imaging functionality.

15:Tournament Poker Is Gambling

Department Of Internal Affairs

Justice Ron Young today overturned a District Court decision in June that tournament poker was not gambling as defined in the Gambling Act 2003. The Department appealed on the point of law after the lower court concluded that advertising for the Asian ...

16:EPA really Govt bulldozer for prisons, motorways

Green Party

The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears to be a bulldozer to push through controversial Government projects with limited input from the affected communities, said the Green Party today.

17:William and Kate’s Wedding

Monarchist League of New Zealand

Monarchy New Zealand sends its congratulations to Prince William, second in line to the throne of New Zealand, and Kate Middleton on the announcement of their engagement. Simon O’Connor, Chair of Monarchy New Zealand said,“Like all members of the ...

18:Parliament Closer To Passing Employment Law Change

The committee stage debate of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (No 2) was completed and it was reported with amendment by 69 votes to 51 with National, ACT, Maori Party and United Future supporting the bill.

19:Questions And Answers Nov 16 2010

Mr SPEAKER : The member will resume his seat. I request the House to please take a deep breath and to settle down a little. There is no need for this.

20:Maori Statutory Board appoints chairperson

Auckland Council

David Taipari has been appointed as the chairperson of the new independent Maori Statutory Board for Auckland. The appointment, along with that of Ms Patience Te Ao as deputy chairperson, was the first order of business at its inaugural meeting ...

21:MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global slide


Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk)– New Zealand stocks fell for a second day, as investor risk appetite waned on concerns over Europe’s sovereign debt and policy tightening in China continued to stalk global markets. Pyne Gould Corp. paced decliners, while ...

22:Don’t close the gap with Australia


Students are warning the Government not to repeat the same mistakes from across the Tasman when it comes to student services and representation. Carla Drakeford, President of the National Union of Students (NUS) in Australia, is the guest of the New Zealand ...

23:CBS, eyeing merger, posts loss


Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Canterbury Building Society posted a first-half loss, on one-time costs for merger deliberations, funding changes and tax, and urged shareholders to support its tie-up with Marac and Southern Cross Building Society.

24:UnitedFuture supporters asked to back Hekia Parata

United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is calling on the party’s voters in the Mana electorate to back National’s Hekia Parata in this weekend’s by-election. UnitedFuture is not contesting the by-election, choosing instead to focus on next year’s General ...

25:Goldson: Running Hot 2010 Wonder and widgets

Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

About a year ago, the Chief Science Adviser to the Prime Minister, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, asked if I could assist parttime and I currently spend 30% of my time as his strategist. I advise mainly on environmental issues and CRIs as Sir ...

26:Questions for Oral Answer - 17 November 2010

Office of the Clerk

# Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Labour: Does Hon Tony Ryall’s statement that“this Government is focused on actions, rather than endless meetings, strategies, action plans, taskforces, pilots and groups” only apply to the labour portfolio? ...

27:Online marketing experts converge in Auckland

Released via Bullet PR Ltd

AUCKLAND, 16 November 2010– The second annual Social Media Junction (SMJ) conference begins today in Auckland.

28:Families affected by serious and sentinel events

New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party today declined to politicise the deaths and injuries of patients that have occurred in the last 12 months, Labour health spokesperson Ruth Dyson said.

29:Govt and kiwifruit industry to meet on Psa plan

New Zealand Government

Confirmation this morning that Psa disease has spread outside of the Te Puke area is a blow and shows how fast-changing the situation is, says Biosecurity Minister David Carter.

30:Save our farms

Federated Farmers

Speech by Don Nicolson, President of Federated Farmers, to Federated Farmers National Council, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 17 November 2010

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