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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - July 2-3 2005


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

1: Scoop Images: Adidas’s All Blacks vs Lions

Scoop received the following today via email. In the spirit of tomorrow’s clash at the Cake Tin… enjoy

2: Bill Berkowitz: How the Mighty Have Fallen

Ralph Reed, the former Golden Boy of the Christian Coalition, and George Bush’s longtime political adviser, is under investigation in Washington and taking fire at home

3: GOP Swept from Power in 2006 - Impeachment Looms

(Associated Press, Nov. 8, 2006) The Democrats didn't waste any time after their landslide victory in Tuesday's midterm election that put them in charge, with huge margins in both the House and Senate.

4: NZ Parliamentary Rugby Team Struts Their Stuff

The tax debate was left at the sidelines today as Labour, National and New Zealand First joined forces to defend the honour of that which is most precious in this country – our national game.

5: Nepal: The True Obstacle To Reconciliation

The Bush administration finally appears to be grasping the gravity of Nepal’s conflict. Ending a three-day fact-finding visit to the kingdom on Tuesday, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs Donald A. Camp identified the Maoist ...

6: NZ's tallest recruit graduates from Police College

One of the tallest men in New Zealand will graduate from The Royal New Zealand Police College tomorrow with Wing 224.

7: A Week of It: Tuataras And Tax Debates

In This Edition: Ministers Manhandle New Zealand Icon Questions Lingering From The Great Tax Debate NZ First Leader Proves Ill Informed About US Foreign Policy In 1980s Rodney Hide Admires Provocative Internet Diary Great New Zealand Argument Sparks ...

8: The Real Problem With Ed Klein's Hillary Book

ONE ONLY NEEDS TO READ a chapter or two of Ed Klein's book on Hillary Clinton to understand the problem. It is written by - and in the style of - someone who has contributed to both Parade Magazine and Vanity Fair, two of the most unnecessary ...

9: Martin LeFevre: Vultures at Gleneagles

What do war, poverty, and climate change have in common? Nothing, if Tony Blair has his way at Gleneagles. And because of that disconnect, failure by the Group of Eight (the richest countries in the world) to adequately address the most pressing concerns ...

10: Lyndon Hood: Don Brash of La Mancha

Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman - what the Spanish call a Don - lived not long ago, who during his leisure hours loved nothing better than to read the works of Friedmanite economists. And with time ...

11: Why Are NZ Children Dying Of Influenza B?

Why are New Zealand children dying of influenza B? I asked this question to Dr Sue Huang, virologist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), last week. Dr Huang admitted that she ‘was puzzled’, and that the ESR had been unable ...

12: Colour, style, fantasy... and that's just the hair

A record 505 entrants in New Zealand's most prestigious hairdressing awards has been trimmed back to the top 20 individual stylists.

13: Lynn N. Hargis: When China Owns Our Utilities

It is a great irony that on the day President Bush called for a thorough review of China's proposed acquisition of a California-based oil company, Unocal, the United States Senate voted 85-12 to send an energy bill to conference that would allow China ...

14: No-budge kiwi thriller gets worldwide distribution

York Entertainment has picked up the international rights for all territories excluding NZ/Australia, for distributing ‘Memories of Tomorrow’ – a ‘no budget’ kiwi thriller. “York Entertainment is proud to be distributing ‘Memories of Tomorrow’” says Tanya ...

15: Protest Against Zimbabwe Cricket Tour July 16

Following the announcement late today from the New Zealand Cricket Council that they intend to proceed with the Cricket tour to Zimbabwe next month Global Peace and Justice Auckland are organising a protest march against the tour.

16: Suzan Mazur: Frank Carlucci I, "Sublime Prince"

The life of Frank Carlucci I has largely escaped public scrutiny, possibly because he's grandfather to one of the knights of the political chessboard -- Carlyle Group’s Frank Carlucci III -- who is not known for being flashy.

17: Kamala Sarup: Nepal China Economic Relationship

Recently, Chinese government has provided medicines and hospital equipment worth 1.4 million Nepali rupees to B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Nepal. The Chinese government has been providing medicines since 1999.

18: Commonwealth Welcomes Political Space In Maldives

Secretary-General Don McKinnon has welcomed the recent decision by the Parliament of Maldives, the People's Majlis, to allow political parties.

19: Prince William arrives in New Zealand

Prince William arrived in New Zealand today for his first visit since he came to this country with his parents in 1983. He is on his first solo royal tour, and this will also be the first time he will represent Her Majesty The Queen. He will be in ...

20: Evolution being short-circuited with deadly result

The natural evolution of pathogens is being sped up and in some cases short-circuited by human activity with deadly results, says a world expert visiting New Zealand next week.

21: Inauguration of the First Class of Powell Fellows

SECRETARY RICE: Good morning. It gives me great pleasure -- everyone can sit down, there we go, thank you. (Laughter.) It gives me great pleasure to welcome Secretary Powell back here to the Department of State. And it's especially fitting that his ...

22: Scoop Images: Russell Brown In Black & White

Russell Brown and the Book Council launched the Great New Zealand Argument: Ideas About Ourselves last night at the Film Archive in Wellington. After an introduction from Russell, the audience were treated to a video of the famous Lange Oxford Union ...

23: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing June 29, 2005

JAPAN/EUROPEAN UNION International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Partners Reach Consensus on Site for ITER

24: GPJA Newsletter #96 - June 30, 2005

This Monday's GPJA Forum on the Pacific has two special guests: Avelino da Silva, General Secretary of the Socialist Party of Timor and David Robie, journalist and author of "Eyes of Fire - The last journey of the Rainbow Warrior". 7.30pm, Monday, ...

25: Will Pitt: The Supremacy of the Super-Citizen

The document reads, "All men are created equal." When those words were first put to paper, of course, the literal meaning of the phrase did not match what was written. A more accurate sentence would have read, "All white land-owning men are created ...

26: Climate change on G8 priority list

12% of the world's electricity can be supplied by wind; 11 billion tonnes of CO2 saved by 2020, says industry report

27: Enron Policy Pimp To Be Named Chair of FERC

The audacity inside the Bush administration never ceases to amaze. The latest example of chutzpah from Bush and co. is the announcement that Joseph Kelliher, a former policy adviser with the Department of Energy who currently serves as a commissioner ...

28: 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.

29: They Celebrated A Pipeline - We Mourned

Less than a week before Memorial Day, while we as a nation prepared for another mournful day of remembrance of those who died while serving bravely in the Armed Forces, another special celebration was in the works: On May 25th 2005, with hardly a smidgeon of ...

30: Public Address 01/07/05 - Go Team

I belong to a group in this country that is fast becoming culturally ascendant. In the birth of our identity, 'mainstream' was and still should be, the lamest thing you could ever call anyone. You know who I'm talking about: The Grunge Generation...


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