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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 5 July 2005


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

1: Images: The Apostles – And Then There Were 8

Image taken yesterday morning at 9:18am by a tourist who witnessed the collapse of one of the Twelve Apostles rock formations....showing all rock formations intact. This is the 'after' picture taken yesterday morning at 9:19am, just seconds after ...

2: Paul G. Buchanan: Cracks In The Façade

The barbeques are sizzling, flags are fluttering everywhere, patriotic parades and speeches are the course of the day. Although large biting fish have deterred swimmers on the East Coast, people have flocked to parks, beaches and lakes to celebrate the ...

3: Links: Reporter Murdered And The Story He Died For

Scoop Editor's Note: Thanks to the alert reader who brought these two items to our attention. The first item recounts the June 24th shooting by a U.S. army sniper of a reporter working for the Knight Ridder news service. The second item is an investigative ...

4: Public Address 05/07/05 - What People Think

So what exactly did yesterday's OECD report say about New Zealand's economic position and prospects. Depends who you ask. In the Dominion Post, Vernon Small's story leads thus: "The economy has won a strong report card from the OECD, which says New Zealand ...

5: GE Cows Threaten NZ Dairy Industry

AgResearch's deal to grow GE Cows for pharmaceuticals will meet with huge public opposition as it is a threat to our Dairy industry's international reputation which could cost the country millions.

6: Swindells: Silencing The Echoes Of The Past

"A lack of dialogue, in any relationship, creates mistrust. That kind of mistrust continues to affect a range of aspects of the bilateral relationship and not just military cooperation."

7: Pack-Rape Four Found Guilty

The jury has found four men guilty of pack raping a young woman 16 years ago after 12 hours of deliberation following a two and a half week trial. The four faced charged relating to abducting and raping a woman at Mt Maunganui.

8: Is the media outraged By Choudhary's comments?

Why is Labour not under attack when Dr. Choudray their Muslim MP (who swore on the Koran when he entered parliament) has argued that the Koran correctly calls for the stoning of adulterers and homosexuals? He could have added that it also approves ...

9: Mallard Attacks English And Hints At New Policy

Before the Prime Minister took any questions at yesterdays post cabinet press conference, Education Minister Trevor Mallard, found time to attack Bill English’s latest press statement and hint at impending changes regarding student loan repayments.

10: Dunne denounces Maori Party

United Future leader Peter Dunne says further disturbing evidence is emerging that the Maori Party is completely unfit to play a constructive role in protecting democracy and voters should ensure it never has any role in influencing any New Zealand Government.

11: Kiwis Will Still Flock To The Apostles Experience

It may have taken just a few seconds for one of Victoria's famous Twelve Apostles landmarks to crumble into the Southern Ocean yesterday, but the timeless appeal of this 20 million year old coastline continues to be a huge draw for Kiwi travellers.

12: NZ wool biotech key to new haircare range

Wool protein biotech has inspired leading Christchurch hairdresser Mike Hamel to release an innovative new haircare range with excellent export potential.

13: Spies infiltrate NZ church and Falun Gong group

Chinese spies are closely monitoring New Zealand groups which the Chinese government fears. Recently, Falun Gong Practitioners interviewed Mr. Hao Fengjun, one of three Chinese defectors in Australia regarding Chinese espionage activities overseas.

14: Ahmed Zaoui to speak at Victoria University

Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui is to speak about the roots of religious fundamentalism and the response to it at a lecture at Victoria University.

15: Style Pasifika Show & Supreme Fashion Award

TV One has announced a major sponsorship of the Westfield Style Pasifika 2005 spectacular and is also sponsoring the Supreme Winner of the Fashion Award

16: Brash: cancel 105,000 operations to pay for roads

The true cost of National's roading policy has been spelt out by Don Brash – 40,000 hip operations and 65,000 cataract operations per year.

17: Greens suggest agenda for dialogue with US

The Green Party is welcoming the call from departing US Ambassador Charles Swindells for more dialogue between his nation and New Zealand.

18: Winston Peters Speech - No Re-Run Of 1996

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to members of Whangarei Grey Power at the Kamo Club, Meldrum Street, Kamo, Whangarei, Tuesday 05 July 2005, 1:30pm.

19: Union calls for trust at work

New Zealand will lift its productivity when workers and employers trust each other, says the head of the country’s largest union. In a speech to Wairarapa business leaders this morning, Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national secretary Andrew ...

20: National ramps up web campaign with NTV

The National Party today launched three new internet initiatives as it continues to ramp up for the upcoming election campaign.

21: G8: How The Rich World Short-Changes Africa

The mass media hype about “a new deal between rich and poor”, in response to the powerful Group of Eight industrialised countries’ plan to cancel multilateral debts owed by 18 mainly African countries, has led many people to believe that a new era ...

22: Nuclear policy - gone by lunchtime under Nats

Don Brash has reminded New Zealanders once again that National can't be trusted to keep the country nuclear-free, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff.

23: No Right Turn: F**k Iraq, Part IV

Why did America invade Iraq? With the WMD pretext thoroughly discredited, Bush and Blair have increasingly relied on humanitarian reasons. Saddam's government had to be overthrown to end oppression, torture, and human rights abuses in Iraq. The problem? ...

24: Lobbying by NZ Post unacceptable

National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee is questioning NZ Post's involvement in a bid to force a referendum on changing the flag.

25: PM's Presser: Zimbabwe Cricket Tour Special

“For Parliament to legislate in this area really raises a number of very unfortunate precedents. I think that it is important in a democracy that when we try and deal with a problem you don’t end up compromising your own values in seeking to deal with ...

26: National candidate stuffs up - Mallard

National party candidate Tim Macindoe should brush up on his internet skills and get his facts right before rushing into print, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

27: Former Heavyweight Champion Hits New Zealand

Former Olympic gold medalist and former world heavyweight boxing champion, Smokin Joe Frazier shows a little of his old magic to former New Zealand middleweight champion Billy Graham. Frazier is in New Zealand to open a new Roadlife trucks dealership ...

28: Maori Party comment on Zimbabwe

“It is difficult to know the full extent of the situation in Zimbabwe given our reliance on media commentary for an accurate portrayal of the events as they unfold” said Mrs Turia, co-leader of the Maori Party.

29: John Roughan: Make Poverty History!

On stages across the world on Sunday last a fierce campaign was waged to end African poverty. 10 live concerts from Japan through US, Canada, South Africa, Europe and ending up in London held musical specials underlining the idea to 'make poverty history'. ...

30: Public Address 04/07/05 - Glory Days

The Wellington Stadium is a marvellous place to watch rugby. It is an arena in a sense that other New Zealand grounds are not, in that its shape and symmetry have the effect of concentrating atmosphere...


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