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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 November 2010

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 November 2010

1: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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00396/police-release-nationalities-of-trapped-miners.htm

2:Fiat 500– Back in the USA!

Fiat

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00560/fiat-500-back-in-the-usa.htm

3: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. Telecom is temporarily increasing existing mobile coverage in the mine region.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00398/telecom-update-on-pike-river-mine-explosion.htm

4:New Zealand Kiwifruit Industry– Psa Information Update

Zespri

With support by growers across the industry, the kiwifruit Industry Advisory Council on Friday 19 November supported the aggressive management of Psa in NZ and authorised $25 million of industry funding to support the management strategy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00580/new-zealand-kiwifruit-industry-psa-information-update.htm

5:Newtown Man Missing Since Saturday

New Zealand Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 41 year old Wellington father, Ralph Llewelyn Hargest of Newtown, Wellington. Mr Hargest has been missing from his home since early Saturday 20 November 2010 and his disappearance is out of character.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00401/newtown-man-missing-since-saturday.htm

6: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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00395/safety-paramount-in-mine-rescue-operation.htm

7: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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00572/telecom-update-on-pike-river-mine-explosion.htm

8:Statement By Secretary Clinton On Mine Explosion

US State Department

Our prayers are with the missing miners and their families after the November 19 explosion at the Pike River mine in New Zealand. Our Embassy in Wellington and Consulate General in Auckland are monitoring the situation closely.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1011/S00407/statement-by-secretary-clinton-on-mine-explosion.htm

9:EDS Responds To Federated Farmers Boycott

Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Defence Society (EDS) has responded to a media release from Federated Farmers indicating that it will be boycotting the EDS-led Mackenzie Symposium and organising its own one instead.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00579/eds-responds-to-federated-farmers-boycott.htm

10:Turia Speech At Maori Women's Refuge

New Zealand Government

What an awesome sight to see the Super Maori Fullas here in force– men who are prepared to stand up and be counted– to promote the goal of violence free whanau and a violent free society.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1011/S00433/turia-speech-at-maori-womens-refuge.htm

11: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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1011/S00166/faafoi-hangs-on-for-labour-in-mana.htm

12: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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00393/rescuers-determined-to-bring-trapped-coal-miners-home.htm

13:Q+A Interviews West Coast Based MPs

TVNZ

We’re all shocked, but it’s one of these things that the West Coast has had to get used to over the years. We’re an economy based on and mining, and from time to time, unfortunately, in spite of our best efforts, sometimes these disasters happen.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00404/qa-interviews-west-coast-based-mps.htm

14:Drill Hole Aims To Give More Information To Rescuers

Pike River Coal

A drill hole which is planned to intercept a roadway within Pike River coal mine will provide rescue planners with more information about gas levels in the mine’s air, says Pike River Chief Executive Peter Whittall.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00402/drill-hole-aims-to-give-more-information-to-rescuers.htm

15:Mana By-Election Preliminary Results

Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 20 November Parliamentary by-election in the electorate of Mana. 2010 Mana By-Election Preliminary Results Candidate Party Number of Votes BUCHANAN, Kelly Alliance 37 CRAWFORD, Julian ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1011/S00254/mana-by-election-preliminary-results.htm

16:Motorcyclist Dead After Crash With Car

New Zealand Police

At approximately 21:15pm on Saturday 20th November 2010, a crash occurred between a car and a motorcycle in Clevedon Road, Papakura. The male motorcyclist died at the scene.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00406/motorcyclist-dead-after-crash-with-car.htm

17:Mackenzie Country Symposium This Week

Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Defence Society (EDS) says it is pleased with well over 120 registrants for its Mackenzie Country Symposium to be held in Twizel on Friday and Saturday of this coming week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00405/mackenzie-country-symposium-this-week.htm

18: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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1011/S00086/robust-journalism-conference-set-for-aut-in-december.htm

19:Farmers To Boycott Mackenzie‘Imposium’

Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Vice-President will not be attending the Environmental Defence Society and Forest& Bird organised‘symposium’ on the Mackenzie Basin’s future, after being advertised as a keynote speaker well before being asked or even invited.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00578/farmers-to-boycott-mackenzie-imposium.htm

20:Families Visiting Pike River Mine This Morning

Pike River Coal

Close relatives of the 29 men unaccounted for in the Pike River coal mine have this morning been taken to visit the surface operations area near the mine portal to see first-hand the efforts being made to rescue their loved ones.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00400/families-visiting-pike-river-mine-this-morning.htm

21:Mud House Awarded Trophy At Air NZ Wine Awards

Mud House Wines

Popular Kiwi vineyard Mud House has won top honours for its Pinot Gris at New Zealand’s most prestigious wine awards. The competition was organised by NZ Winegrowers, the national organisation for the country's 1,300 grape growers and winemakers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00581/mud-house-awarded-trophy-at-air-nz-wine-awards.htm

22:Q+A Interviews Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee

TVNZ

Thank you, Gerry Brownlee, for joining us. Minister, we’ve heard reports this morning of some sort of combustion, some people even talking about it as a fire in this mine. How serious is that development this morning?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1011/S00403/qa-interviews-energy-minister-gerry-brownlee.htm

23:On Universal Children's Day, UN Calls For Safe Childhood

United Nations

Millions of children across the world are denied the right to enjoy their childhood as a result of conflicts that expose them to violence and rob them of their innocence, UN officials said today
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1011/S00408/on-universal-childrens-day-un-calls-for-safe-childhood.htm

24:Farmers to boycott Mackenzie‘imposium’

Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Vice-President, Donald Aubrey, will not be attending the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) and Forest& Bird organised‘symposium’ on the Mackenzie Basin’s future, after being advertised as a keynote speaker well before being asked ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00575/farmers-to-boycott-mackenzie-imposium.htm

25:MAF Biosecurity NZ asked to suspend artificial pollination

Federated Farmers

Due to biosecurity concerns and to check the potential spread of Psa, Federated Farmers is calling for Kiwifruit‘artificial pollination’ to be suspended. The Federation will further ask for all imports of pollen to be suspended, until MAF Biosecurity ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00576/maf-biosecurity-nz-asked-to-suspend-artificial-pollination.htm

26:MAF Biosecurity NZ Asked To Suspend Artificial Pollination

Federated Farmers

Due to biosecurity concerns and to check the spread of Psa, Federated Farmers is calling for Kiwifruit‘artificial pollination’ to be suspended. The Federation will ask for all imports of pollen to be suspended.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00577/maf-biosecurity-nz-asked-to-suspend-artificial-pollination.htm

27:Marae Investigates: Chris Finlayson Interview

TVNZ

Points of interest– PANEL DISCUSSION:• IHAKA:“Your govt has encouraged iwi to settle in Natural Groupings, Muriwhenua there are 5 Iwi but one of them looks like it’s about to derail the Treaty Settlement process does it mean it’s all ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1011/S00256/marae-investigates-chris-finlayson-interview.htm

28:Meat inspectors more doubtful after first week of trials

Public Service Association

Independent government meat inspectors say they are even more sceptical of meat companies inspecting their own product after a week of witnessing company workers doing just that, says the New Zealand Public Service Association (NZPSA).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00573/meat-inspectors-more-doubtful-after-first-week-of-trials.htm

29:Mackenzie Country symposium this week

Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Defence Society (EDS) says it is pleased with well over 120 registrants for its Mackenzie Country Symposium to be held in Twizel on Friday and Saturday of this coming week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1011/S00574/mackenzie-country-symposium-this-week.htm

30:Secretary's Remarks: 15th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accord

US State Department

Fifteen years ago this November 21st, world leaders initiated the Dayton Peace Accords at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, ending the devastating war in Bosnia and Herzegovina that claimed more than 100,000 lives and displaced millions.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1011/S00412/secretarys-remarks-15th-anniversary-of-dayton-peace-accord.htm

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