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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 November 2010



Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Fiat 500 – Back in the USA!


Fiat is back in the USA with the award-winning Fiat 500 making its debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show heralding the return of Fiat to North America.

2: Pike River Coal Mine - Explosion
New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently attending an incident at the Pike River Coal Processing Plant in Atarau which is about half way between Greymouth and Reefton.

3: Rescuers determined to bring trapped coal miners home
New Zealand Police

Specialist gas testing equipment has been flown in from Australia this morning to help with the rescue operation at the Pike River coal mine between Greymouth and Reefton where 29 men remain trapped underground.

4: Safety paramount in mine rescue operation
New Zealand Police

Specialist search and mine rescue staff are prepared to enter the Pike River coal mine once the air and gas levels are sufficiently clear to safely do so.

5: Telecom update on Pike River mine explosion
Telecom New Zealand

Telecom has offered any help and resources it can provide to assist the Pike River Mine explosion rescue effort.

6: Robust Journalism Conference Set For AUT In December
Pacific Media Centre

Key Asia-Pacific, Australian and New Zealand investigative journalists and researchers will gather at AUT University next month for a media “conversation” that will feature diverse issues such as war reporting, scams and global warming probes.

7: FaaFoi Hangs On For Labour In Mana
The Scoop Team

Former TVNZ political reporter Kris Faafoi is Labour’s newest MP after winning the Mana by-election today.

8: UN Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking Grows
United Nations

The newly-created United Nations trust fund to support victims of human trafficking is gaining steady international support with pledges having been received from six governments and one private sector donor during the past two weeks, the UN Office ...

9: Two miners out of West Coast coal mine
New Zealand Police

Two miners have emerged from the Pike River Mine near Greymouth on New Zealand's West Coast. Police say one of the pair is the loader driver who was discovered by the electrician who entered the mine to investigate a power outage. The two miners ...

10: Ventilation concerns at West Coast coal mine site
New Zealand Police

Rescuers are concerned about air quality at the site of today's Pike River coal mine explosion on the west coast of the South Island. Police said tonight that two miners who walked to the surface earlier this evening are being treated for moderate injuries ...

11: Disaster at Pike River Coal: 35-plus miners unaccounted for

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Tragedy has struck at the Pike River Coal Ltd. mine, inland from Greymouth, with more than 35 miners and management staff unaccounted for in the mine after an explosion at about 5 p.m.

12: Haiti: UN Sounds Alarm as Violence Impedes Cholera Response
United Nations

The top United Nations envoy in Haiti has called on demonstrators to stop blocking roads, bridges and airports so that vital humanitarian assistance can reach the thousands of people affected by the cholera outbreak.

13: Red Cross continues support in Greymouth
NZ Red Cross

Last night, at the request of police, New Zealand Red Cross set up a welfare centre at the Red Cross First Aid training centre, 100 Tainui Road, Greymouth, to assist families involved in the Pike River mining incident.

14: Twyford’s Inept Detective Work On Show Again
New Zealand Government

Phil Twyford’s detective work has once again shown him to be inept in his efforts to paint the new Auckland Council as a failure, Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide said today.

15: This Way of Life: Kiwi Film One Step Closer to Oscars
This Way of Life

A small Kiwi film with a big heart is one of just 15 documentaries in the world to be shortlisted for next year’s Academy Awards.

16: Phil Goff expresses concern for trapped West Coast miners
New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader Phil Goff has expressed grave concern at news of an explosion at the Pike River mine this afternoon, which has resulted in up to 30 miners being trapped underground. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the miners, their families who ...

17: IG Markets Australian Market Wrap
IG Markets

Across Asia, regional markets are mixed despite the very strong set of leads from US markets. The Nikkei 225 and Kospi are the best performers, up 0.1% and 0.4% respectively while on the downside, the Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite are 1.5% and 1.3% weaker ...

18: Alan Bollard: Speech to Deloitte Tax Conference
Reserve Bank

View the pdf version of The recovery, the aftershock and the economic future (PDF 291KB)

19: Two miners out of West Coast coal mine
New Zealand Police

Two miners have emerged from the Pike River Mine near Greymouth on New Zealand's West Coast.

20: Welfare centre set up for miners' families
New Zealand Police

A welfare centre has been set up tonight for the families of miners trapped by the underground explosion at the Pike River coal mine 50km north east of Greymouth.

21: Explosion at West Coast Coal Mine
New Zealand Police

Police and other emergency services are responding to a possible explosion at a West Coast, New Zealand, coal mine.

22: Two miners out of Pike River coal mine
New Zealand Police

Two miners have emerged from the Pike River Mine near Greymouth on New Zealand's West Coast. Police say one of the pair is the loader driver who was discovered by the electrician who entered the mine to investigate a power outage.

23: Minister welcomes strong support for Psa plan
New Zealand Government

Biosecurity Minister David Carter has tonight welcomed strong support from kiwifruit growers for a government/industry plan to fight Psa disease. The Government is committing $25 million in a dollar-for-dollar partnership with the kiwifruit industry to fund ...

24: Bomber's Blog - The War On News! (video)
Bomber's Blog

Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury delivers his weekly current affairs expose, the war on news! The show broadcasts weekly on Triangle/Stratos TV and on Scoop. Bomber also posts on the Tumeke! blog and Scoop.

25: YMCA Managers Ride for White Ribbon

Once again YMCA associations are turning out to support White Ribbon Day on 25 November to raise awareness of the effects of violence towards women. White Ribbon Day, held each year on 25 November, is an international day of action and awareness when people ...

26: Police release nationalities of trapped miners
New Zealand Police

Police have released the nationalities of the 29 miners tripped underground at the Pike River coal mine.

27: New Chief of UN Population Fund
United Nations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Babatunde Osotimehin, a professor and former minister from Nigeria, as the new head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

28: Govt ready to offer assistance after mine incident
New Zealand Government

The Government stands ready to offer whatever assistance it can as events unfold at Pike River mine on the West Coast, says the Minister of Energy and Resources, Gerry Brownlee.

29: Kiwifruit Growers Support Aggressive Management of Psa

With strong support by growers across the industry, the kiwifruit Industry Advisory Council tonight supported the aggressive management of Psa in New Zealand and authorised $25 million of industry funding to support the management strategy.

30: NHNZ’s New Production Facilities Officially Opened

International television production company NHNZ‘s new purpose-built premises in Dunedin have been officially opened by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, during a function attended by television industry representatives from New Zealand, Australia, ...


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