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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 23 November 2010

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 23 November 2010

1:1931 Earthquake Survivors’ Afternoon Tea

Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay is inviting survivors of the 1931 Earthquake to a special afternoon tea on Saturday 5 February as part of the 80th Anniversary commemoration on 3-6 February.“We are already getting enquiries from other parts of New Zealand from earthquake ...

2:Majority back Hobbit movie deal, but don’t want a repeat

Horizon Research Limited

A majority of New Zealanders support the deal the Government did with Warner Bros to keep Hobbit film production in New Zealand. However, a majority don’t want a similar deal done again.

3:Michael Moore and Wendell Potter on Olbermann Tonight

Michael Moore

Tonight at 8:00 PM ET on Keith Olbermann's show on MSNBC I will meet for the very first time the man the health industry sent to Michigan to, in his words,"spy" and do"reconnaissance" so they could try to defame me and my movie ("We knew as much ...

4:How the Insurance Industry Tried to Discredit Michael Moore

Bill Berkowitz

They tried'to push Michael Moore off a cliff' says Wendell Potter, a former CIGNA spinmeister, and now a determined health insurance whistleblower. His new book,'Deadly Spin,' exposes the health insurance industry's misinformation and disinformation ...

5:Audio: PM Press Conference - Pike River Explosion

Alastair Thompson

The PM answered questions about the response to the explosion at the Pike River coal mine on Friday, the decision by Standard and Poors to put NZ sovereign debt on negative watch, Pansy Wong and Electoral finance reform.

6:SFO lays corruption charges in ACC investigation

Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) today announced that it had laid eight charges against Malcolm David Mason and another individual (whose name is suppressed), relating to a series of corrupt property transaction involving the Accident Compensation Corporation ...

7:Commissioners may imposing moratorium for Waiau River

Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury Commissioners will consider, at a Council Meeting on Wednesday November 24, 2010, imposing a moratorium on the Waiau River catchment to take, dam, divert or use water. The proposed moratorium would come into effect on December 6, ...

8:World Bank-Funded Biofuel Corp Massacres Six Hondurans

Annie Bird

Approximately six months ago, campesino farmers in Trujillo, Colon organized in the Campesino Movement of the Aguan, the MCA, were awarded provisional title to a farm which neighbors their community, as part of a long standing negotiation with Dinant ...

9:Questions And Answers Nov 23 2010

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE (Labour—New Lynn) to the Minister of Finance : What factors were identified by Standard and Poor’s that led to them placing New Zealand’s sovereign credit rating on negative watch?

10:UN Agency Tackling HIV/AIDs Welcomes Pope’s Condom Comments

United Nations

The United Nations agency leading the global response to the AIDS epidemic has welcomed Pope Benedict XVI’s comments in which he reportedly justified the use of condoms to reduce HIV infection risk.

11:NZ Kiwifruit Industry– Psa information update 23/11/10


Of the total orchards inspected by trained assessors (n=485), 14% have been put on a Restricted Place Notice (n=70). Of the total test results received to date (n=344), approximately 80% have come back as negative.

12:Beautiful Niue tops Lonely Planet Lists

Niue Tourism Board

23 November, 2010. Snorkeling just 20 metres above a whale and her calf saw the Niue‘Snorkeling with the Whales’ top the list of Lonely Planet writer, Brett Atkinson’s five best experiences in the Pacific. The Auckland based travel writer ...

13:Effectiveness of robots in mine rescue operations

Science Media Centre

A military robot sent into the Pike River mine to survey conditions has broken down, mine officials confirmed at a press conference this morning. The multi-purpose robot carried four cameras, which it was hoped would return images to engineers of the ...

14:Images: Army Robot to be Used at Pike River Mine

New Zealand Defence Force

The Army is providing a specialist robot with a team from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit to the Pike River Mine to see if it can be used to assist with the Police operation.

15:The Pike River Mine Explosion

The Maori Party

I rise on behalf of the Maori Party to express our support for the miners, the whanau and the wider community of the West Coast. The West Coast of the South Island has a unique character that is written in the lives of every Coaster.

16:Youth forum seeks views on barriers in sports

Christchurch City Council

This question is being addressed by a youth forum allied to the NZ Police’s Community Football Cup (NZCFC). The Ethnic Youth Forum at Fendalton Community Centre on Friday will bring together youth players participating in the NZCFC for an information-gathering ...

17:South Korea: Statement of resignation from Mr. Nam-Young You

Asian Human Rights Commission

As of November 1, 2010, I hereby resign from the post of the Standing Commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK). First, I would like to give my sincere words of consolation, once again, to those who had to left the NHRCK ...

18:Māori breastfeeding practices under spotlight

University of Auckland

The baby formula industry has been likened to the tobacco industry, for its serious effects on Māori health in a new book co-authored by a University of Auckland academic.

19:Major report released on families living with addiction

University of Otago

New Zealand families living with other members suffering from addiction is the focus of a report just released by the Families Commission and carried out by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington.

20:Radio Adelaide: Scoop's Pike River Mine Rescue Update

Scoop Audio

Scoop's Selwyn Manning and Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey provide an update of the latest news and information on the Pike River mine explosion and rescue efforts.

21:Scoop Coverage: Pike River Mining Explosion

Scoop Full Coverage

Scoop coverage, press releases, reaction and multimedia on the explosion at the Pike River Coal mine on Friday 19 November 2010, which saw 27 workers missing underground.

22:Indonesia: Taboos Lead to High Levels of Maternal Mortality


“Left without a choice” is both the title and the key finding of a recent Amnesty International report about women’s reproductive health in Indonesia. In the wake of President Obama’s visit to the country, Amnesty has sought to expose how a dangerous ...

23:Turners to Auction $1million of Earthquake Damaged Goods

Turners Auctions

More than $1 million worth of brand new, earthquake salvaged furniture, electronics and appliances will go under the hammer in the first stock clearance auction from the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquake.

24:Pete Bethune Announces New Environmental Action Group

Pete Bethune

New Zealand environmentalist and anti-whaling campaigner, Pete Bethune, will officially announce the formation of a new environmental action group that will focus on marine conservation, on Tuesday 22 November at 14:00 (NZDT) via a live broadcast on

25:Credit rating news reflects NZ's debt reliance

New Zealand Government

Standard and Poor's decision to put New Zealand's foreign currency rating on negative outlook highlights the need to reduce our heavy reliance on foreign debt, Finance Minister Bill English says.

26:Employment Law Changes Pass

The Employment Relations Amendment Bill passed its third reading debate, as did the Holidays Amendment Bill by 64 votes to 56 with National, ACT and United Future supporting.

27:Greatest Moments in New Zealand Netball History


Following the Silver Ferns’ gold medal-winning performance at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a new book, which brings to life 25 of New Zealand netball’s biggest wins, arrives at Whitcoulls and Borders this week.

28:Exhibition Celebrates NZ’s Award Winning Sci-Fi And Fantasy


TheNewDowse is excited to announce the world première on December 11 of White Cloud Worlds , an exhibition of never-before-seen science fiction and fantasy artwork from Aotearoa New Zealand,‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’.

29:Chauvel Pays Tribute to Glensor

New Zealand Labour Party

News that Peter Glensor has been removed as chair of the Hutt Valley District Health Board (HVDHB) is a loss for the Hutt Valley, says Labour List MP based in the Ohariu electorate Charles Chauvel.

30:Tolley cannot give assurance on pedophiles

New Zealand Labour Party

Education Minister Anne Tolley cannot give any assurance that carers looking after children at limited attendance centres in gymnasia and shopping malls won’t be convicted sex offenders, Labour’s Education spokesperson Trevor Mallard says.

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