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Scoop Top 30 Ratings - June 20 2005


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

1: Telecom Outage Unplugs Fairfax's Sub News

Scoop Report: A Telecom line-fault is suspected as the cause of communications failures throughout Telecom network today, causing concerns for some Police operations and even Fairfax's Suburban Newspaper chain.

2: Prince William's visit to New Zealand

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the programme for next month's visit to New Zealand by Prince William.

3: Campbell, a NZ sporting great

Prime Minister Helen Clark today congratulated Michael Campbell on his stunning win in the United States Golf Open, the first golfing major win by a New Zealander since Sir Bob Charles’ British Open win in 1963. The start of Cabinet was deferred ...

4: Developing Nations Slam NZ for GM stance

New Zealand is being condemned by developing nations for blocking an agreement that would require proper labelling of shipments of GM organisms, and effectively forcing each country to develop a patchwork of local laws.

5: Winter Solstice, longest night and shortest day

The Winter Solstice is on June 21 at 18:46 (6:46pm); this is when the Sun is at its most Northerly point in the sky. At the middle of the day on June 21, it reaches its lowest altitude, from the Northern horizon, for the year.

6: Congratulations to Michael Campbell

Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard today congratulated New Zealand golfer Michael Campbell for achieving a world first for New Zealand in the international golfing arena by becoming the first kiwi ever to win the US Golf Open.

7: E. Pringle: TeenScreen Sets Up Shop In Illinois

A controversial plan to screen all Illinois school children for mental health disorders is set to become a reality on June 30th, if the Governor accepts the final proposal from the Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP).

8: Kyoto Lobby To Attack Govt. With $2 Mn Campaign

A forestry lobby group is planning a $2 million dollar election year advertising campaign attacking the Government’s handling of forestry in regard to the Kyoto protocol.

9: Campbell now a Kiwi sporting legend

Michael Campbell has today cemented his place as a New Zealand sporting legend by winning the United States Golf Open, says National’s Sport, Fitness and Leisure spokesman, Murray McCully.

10: Application for Inclusion on Nat. Front ‘Hit List'

Gay man and human rights campaigner Jeremy Lambert is seeking inclusion on the National Front’s ‘hit list’ of known “communists, anti-facists, anarchists, homosexuals, multiculturalists”.

11: Russell Crowe's Statement: Bad Customer Service

Frustrated by a clerk's unwillingness to help him put through a phone call to his family in Australia, Russell Crowe was involved in a minor altercation at the Mercer Hotel. After asking the front desk several times to replace a faulty phone in his ...

12: Kia Kaha Tatou

Minister of Mâori Affairs, Parekura Horomia sends his congratulations to Michael Campbell and Norm Hewitt.

13: Public Address 20/06/05 - Mondays

Another round of political polling has delivered essentially the same message as the last: Labour and National are neck-and-neck, and the momentum is with National. Last night's One News Colmar Brunton poll had National edging ahead 43-41; this morning's ...

14: Significant Outage On Telecom Network

An outage on the Telecom network has been affecting a large number of customers since late this morning.

15: Maori Magic Wins Again

"It doesn't get any better than this" stated Tariana Turia, Co-leader of the Maori Party today, after hearing of the incredible victory of Maori superstar golfer, Michael Campbell, in winning the US Open.

16: Cindy Sheehan's Speech At The DSM Hearings

Congressman Conyers and all, it is an honor to be here to testify about the effect that the revelations of the Downing Street Memo has had on me and my family. It is an honor that I wish never had to happen. I believe that not any of us should be ...

17: Link: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - Deadly Immunity

A Salon/Rolling Stone joint investigation. When a study revealed that mercury in childhood vaccines may have caused autism in thousands of kids, the government rushed to conceal the data - and to prevent parents from suing drug companies for their ...

18: Stateside With Rosalea: No Child Left Behind

"My definition of leading a successful life would leave me with a good job, a nice place to live, a great soulmate, and my own family." - Karl R. Linn

19: A Week Of It: Tangled Ties, Humour And Pomposity

In This Edition: - Maori Party Lines Up with ACT and National - Is The Reaction To Kelly Comments PC Gone Mad? - Fart Tax Bus Good Times Go Un-rewarded - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

20: Scoop Poll Watch: TV1 Colmar Brunton June 19, 2005

Party Vote: National up six to 43% Labour down 3 to 41% NZ First down 1 to 7% Greens down 1 to 3% Maori Party steady 2% ACT steady 2% United Future steady 1%

21: Stirling Newberry: The Queen and the Soldier

To paraphrase the inimitable Suzy V: America has swallowed a secret burning thread, it cuts us inside and often we've bled. With the release of a defense memo from March of 2002 as part of the "Downing Street Memos," it is clear that the desire to remove ...

22: 500,000+ Americans, 122 Reps. Seek DSM Answers

Rep. John Conyers, 500,000 Americans & 122 Congressional Representatives Seek Downing St Memo Answers At White House - They Are Met At A Back Entrance By An Anonymous Staff Member

23: Poll Watch: Fairfax NZ/ACNielsen 18 June 2005

Party Vote: Labour 40% National 38% NZ First 9% Green 5% ACT 2% Maori 2% United Future 2% Destiny NZ 1% Other 1%

24: TelstraClear dispute flares

About 50 workers at TelstraClear call centres in Wellington and Kapiti have downed tools to join a picket by technicians outside the company’s New Zealand head office.

25: Toni Solo: US Co-Dependency On Terror

The political and economic problems afflicting the United States and its allies generate effects progressively more corrosive and self-destructive. From the bogus "war on terror" to fraudulent declarations on debt relief, they seem to flounder ...

26: State Of It: Supreme Court Zaoui Decision Due

A Supreme Court decision on the latest challenge by the Attorney General against a Court Of Appeal ruling on the Ahmed Zaoui case will be delivered at 10am Tuesday. Scoop details exactly what the Court has been considering...

27: Scoop Audio: Radio Live’s Media Pack (Sunday)

Host: Matt Mollgaard - This week’s Radio Live ‘Media Pack’ discussed: Graham Kelly’s Canadian gaff, Kyoto, New Zealand’s handing of the Pakistan President’s visit, Political polls. Steve Hoadley, associate professor at Auckland University’s political studies ...

28: The Letter

If Labour were to call an election today, the government would lose. Every government in the last 30 years has lost ground during the campaign. Last election Labour lost 10% support between the opening of the campaign and election day.

29: Opinion Poll Shows Nothing Between Major Parties

A major new opinion poll by Fairfax New Zealand and ACNielsen shows Labour and National neck and neck in the lead-up to the forthcoming General Election with tax set to be a defining issue for voters.

30: Who's the hot tip to win Dancing with the Stars?

Centrebet punters are tipping Norm Hewitt to win Sunday's Dancing with the Stars grand final.


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