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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 9-10 April 2005


The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Statement by Helen Clark on John Tamihere

Mr John Tamihere has been under considerable stress. By agreement with the leadership of the Labour Party he is now taking extended leave. He will not be attending caucus this Tuesday.

2: PM must accept Tamihere's resignation

ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today that Prime Minister Helen Clark has no option but to accept John Tamihere's resignation from the Labour Party.

3: Tamihere must apologise for Holocaust comments

National Party Leader Don Brash says Labour MP John Tamihere must apologise for his reported comments regarding the Holocaust.

4: Tickets On Sale - Premiere Of Star Wars Episode 3


5: UQ Wire: The Constitution Restoration Act

Just when you thought the corporatist/Christian Coalition had milked the 9/11 "surprise" for all it was worth in powers, profits and votes, we regret to report that you may have to think again. Just in case you've briefly fallen behind on your rightwing ...

6: The Social Security Scam And Debt Bomb

Worried about the depletion of the Social Security Trust Fund, that carefully preserved safety net you’ve been paying into since forever? Don’t. It doesn’t exist .

7: Inside The ABC News UFO Documentary Hoax

Of course, the title of the show was `Peter Jennings Reporting…' – if only that were so. This is the story of how, once again, the corrupt Big Media has defrauded the American people, from one who had a front row seat to the spectacle.

8: John Paul II's Last Will and Testament

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 7, 2005 ( Here is a translation of John Paul II's last will and testament, published today by the Holy See.

9: America's Religious Right - Saints or Subversives?

When Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin boasted that his God was bigger than Islam's, many people demanded his scalp. But, as angry as his critics were, they dismissed what he said as little more than military machismo, political insensitivity, and ...

10: Rice To The American Society of International Law

Thank you. Thank you very much, President Carter, for that gracious introduction. I'd like to thank the Executive Director. Let's see, I believe she's here. Ku? Let's see, you were here a little while ago. There you are. Madame Justice, ACIL members ...

11: Ian Wishart ‘On The Record’ About Taping Tamihere

Scoop contacted Investigate editor, Ian Wishart for an ‘on the record’ interview to ask him about how the now legendary lunchtime conversation with Mr Tamihere came about. What follows is a verbatim transcript of Scoop's Kevin List's 'on the record' ...

12: Tampa boys become New Zealand citizens

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins today attended a ceremony where 76 of the former Tampa refugees became New Zealand citizens.

13: Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith - Tickets From 7/4

Royce Moodabe, Managing Director of 20th Century Fox Films announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated film STAR WARS EPISODE 3: Revenge of the Sith will go on sale at participating cinemas at 10am on Thursday April 7th.

14: Standing Orders Protest Yields A Partial Victory

In protest over an incident last night during which Leader of the House Michael Cullen "collapsed" the private members bills debate - by removing all Ministers from the House - the house this afternoon experienced an unprecedented standing orders ...

15: GPJA Prison Protest for Thomas Yadegary Today

Saturday 9 April 2pm to 3.30pm Mt Eden Remand Prison GPJA is once more supporting a protest called by friends and associates of Thomas Hossein Yadegary who is in Mt Eden Remand Prison awaiting deportation to Iran.

16: Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack Due for July Release

The Countdown Has Begun! Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack Due for July Release Four new maps set for April launch via Xbox Live Auckland, 29 March, 2005 - Microsoft Game Studios has announced a July release date for the highly anticipated Halo 2® Multiplayer ...

17: Violence Cause of HIV Spread Amongst Women

Presenting a report indicating how violence against women increases their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, a United Nations expert told the UN Commission on Human Rights that the number of women living with the disease had increased in every region.

18: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 7 April 2005

( Uncorrected transcript—subject to correction and further editing. For corrected transcripts, please visit: )

19: Full Coverage: Tamihere Unplugged

- Scoop contacted Investigate editor, Ian Wishart for an ‘on the record’ interview to ask him about how the now legendary lunchtime conversation with Mr Tamihere came about. What follows is a verbatim transcript of Scoop's Kevin List's 'on the record' ...

20: William Fisher: Listen Up, Karen Hughes

As Karen Hughes prepares for her Senate confirmation hearing to be the czarina of America's effort to repair its tarnished image abroad, she would do well to heed the advice of Rami G. Khouri.

21: Agenda for Children slips off Labour’s agenda?

National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins is asking for a please explain from Steve Maharey over the apparent lack of action on Labour’s much-heralded Agenda For Children.

22: Canwest Mediaworks Ebidta Up 12% For First Half

Canwest Mediaworks Ebidta Up 12% For First Half Of Year Four cents per share interim dividend to be paid 16 May 2005

23: National to watch John Tamihere’s apology closely

National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee says “John Tamihere is in an impossible position”.

24: Disturbing Trend in Child Sex Abuse Offences

Today the Department of Internal Affairs advised of the prosecution in Palmerston North of David Stuart Hartley found guilty possessing over 4,500 of child pornography images on his computer. The images included girls as young under two years old being ...

25: Rains Fail For Fifth Year In Eritrea

Rains have failed for the fifth consecutive year in Eritrea, causing crop failure, drying out major pasturelands and increasing food insecurity, as the Horn of Africa country's most fertile land remains under landmines from its border war with Ethiopia, ...

26: Rich irony in PM’s family friendly photo op

National MP Judith Collins regrets that she will be unable to attend the launch tomorrow of a Families Commission survey because she’s “too busy being a parent”.

27: Rodney Hide Speech - ACT on growth

Rodney Hide, Leader - ACT New Zealand, Speech to Parties for Growth Forum, Thorndon Club, 4 Katherine Avenue, Wellington; 6.00pm, Thursday 7 April 2005

28: Angola: UN Appeals To Fight Deadly Marburg Disease

Faced in Angola with the largest, deadliest and most intense outbreak of Marburg disease ever recorded, and the first in an urban area, the United Nations today launched a three-month $3.5 million flash appeal to contain the rare but highly lethal haemorrhagic ...

29: Beehive Bulletin April 8 2005

Parliament has expressed its deep sadness on the recent death of His Holiness Pope John Paul II, and express its sincere condolences to the Holy See and to Roman Catholics in New Zealand and around the world.

30: Correction to Pharmac list

In a list issued yesterday by United Future leader, Peter Dunne, detailing many problems with Pharmac's drug buying policies, mention was made of the drug Lipex.


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