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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 27 April 2005


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

1: Net Users Respond To Catholicism

Auckland, Wednesday 20th April, 2005: The recent death of Pope John Paul II, as well as the Easter festivities, has resulted in a surge of interest online. While much of this interest has a religious flavour, Easter also propelled the popularity of ...

2: Appropriate Use Of Internet And Email

The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, today released a copy of the letter he has sent today to all State sector chief executives regarding the appropriate use of Internet and email by their staff.

3: Howard Boycotts Kiwi ANZAC Day Chunuk Bair Service

Scoop's Selwyn Manning reports from Gallipoli that Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard will be boycotting an official ANZAC Day New Zealand ceremony at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, preferring instead to attend a barbeque on the shores of ANZAC Cove.

4: Meeting On Nuclear Power Plant Safety Ends

Nuclear officials from more than 50 countries have wrapped up a meeting at the Vienna headquarters of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency to share information and upgrade precautions in a bid to ensure the safety of nuclear power plants and prevent ...

5: UQ Wire: S. Edmonds, 911, Drugs & Campaign Finance

Former FBI contract translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and her attorneys were ordered removed from the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse so that a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals panel could discuss her case in private with Bush administration ...

6: Public Address 26/04/05 - Hot Anzac Biscuits!

I've been reading Sir Keith Sinclair's A Destiny Apart: New Zealand's Search for National Identity, which makes some fascinating observations about the practice of war remembrance that developed here after World War 1. A conventionally religious ...

7: Aussies give up on NZ’s defence stance

National Party Leader Don Brash says it is clear that the Australian Prime Minister’s snub to the New Zealand service at Gallipoli is a direct result of his exasperation at Labour giving up on defence.

8: Interview With Schapelle Corby’s Mother

Tonight at 7pm on Prime, Paul Holmes speaks exclusively with Schapelle Corby’s mother and close friends.

9: Monty Python's Terry Jones Blasts Bush/Blair War

With Humor and Irony, A Founding Member of Monty Python Blasts Bush and Blair's War on Terror - Interview with Terry Jones, founding member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, conducted by Scott Harris

10: Scoop Image: Twin Rotor Chopper Over The Capital

The Boeing Vertol 107-II, owned and operated by Columbia Helicopters New Zealand Limited, has two rotors on top rather the more usual single rotor and tail blade.

11: Pope Benedict XVI's Questionable Qualifications

If Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's involvement with the Hitler Youth and his stonewalling of the pedophile priests' scandal aren't enough to disqualify him from becoming pope, what would?

12: Destiny Targets Fatherlessness in Campaign

Destiny New Zealand Leader Richard Lewis told a packed house at a combined church service in Te Awamutu last night that 'fatherlessness' was a major issue being targeted by Destiny NZ policies.

13: Evelyn Pringle: Bush-Backed Drug Marketing Schemes

At an FDA hearing on the safety of psychotropic drugs on Feb 2, 2004, dozens of tortured parents testified that their children had committed suicide or other violent acts after being prescribed the same drugs that are being marketed in the Bush-backed ...

14: Meningococcal Vaccination Risk In Under 5 Yr- Olds

Press Release Meningococcal vaccination increases risk in under 5 year olds Ron Law & Barbara Sumner Burstyn

15: Images of Gallipoli 90 Years After The Battle

Photo-Essay: Scoop's Selwyn Manning is in Gallipoli attending the 90th commemorations of the World War I battlefield where over two thousand New Zealanders were killed.

16: Liberty Belle - April 22 2005

Last month I told you about the lunacy of costs imposed on plumbers and drain layers due to Health Ministry initiated licensing. This prompted a lunacy sighting from a dentist who last year had to register his orthodontic assistants (also known as ...

17: A Month of It – Late April Politics, News & Stuff

It’s back, Scoop's 'A week of it' column, not by any popular demand but just for the sheer flippin' heck of it. Due to the sheer soporific nature of the Parliamentary year this irregular Scoop column went away. It’s hard to type a column when one has ...

18: Don Brash - Address to Anzac Day Dawn Service

Ninety years ago today, in the dawn light, a group of extraordinary young New Zealanders and Australians landed on a strange beach, thousands of miles from their homes and families.

19: Kamala Sarup: When Media Advocate Terrorism

It was good news for the Bush Administration when the Iranian government closed the Al-Jazeera TV station. Since September 11, Al-Jazeera had been giving one-sided reports and misleading the Arab World. Anti-American sentiment is sky rocket there.

20: ACT's The Letter April 26 2005

Parliament is in recess and the PM is visiting ANZAC Cove for the 90th commemoration of the landing at Gallipoli. It's a pity that Helen Clark's genuine compassion for our soldiers is only evident when they are dead.

21: PM Poland Speech - NZ, A Dynamic Partner

President Goliszewski, members of the Business Centre Club. Thank you for inviting me to address you today.

22: Sheila Samples: They Were Young Once, And Fit

My dad always responded to anything that was patently obvious with, "Well, yea-ah. Anybody with half sense and one eye knows that," which was his way of saying don't go with the flow, but look at facts and come to your own conclusions.

23: Death of former Philippines Ambassador

Foreign Minister Phil Goff today expressed his sadness over the death of former Philippines Ambassador to New Zealand, Alicia Ramos.

24: Rove's Revolution: Bash, Break and Borrow

It won't be written on in the New York Times, nor will it be read by a newscaster on Fox News, but the left deserves to pat itself on the back and say "I told you so" about one of the most important events of recent years.

25: Software Losses Run into the Millions

New Zealand businesses potentially waste between $200 and $300 million a year on software development projects which, more often that not, don’t meet business objectives or never see the light of day.

26: Conservatives: How Bad Do Things Have to Get?

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” - Theodore Roosevelt

27: Anatomy Of A SWAT From A Lawyer’s Perspective

Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi, one of the most influential figures in modern social and political activism, considered these traits to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity. [2]

28: National Population Estimates: March 2005 quarter

The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4,092,900 at 31 March 2005, Statistics New Zealand said today. In the March 2005 year, the population growth was estimated to be 38,600 (1.0 percent), compared with 56,800 (1.4 percent) in the ...

29: NZ Sole Mothers - Second Lowest Employment Rate

A forthcoming Treasury paper, Labour Force Participation of Women In New Zealand, will show that New Zealand sole mothers have the second lowest employment rate out of eighteen developed nations. Only Australia fares worse.

30: Meditations (Spirituality): The Last Pope?

So now we (the ‘we’ in this case is most problematic) have a new pope whose diffident exterior masks a doctrinaire interior. The Catholic Church could have embraced worldwide ecumenism. Instead it is, in Pope Benedict XVI, reasserting its medieval claim to ...


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