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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 28 July 2005


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

1: Labour Strategy Resembles John Howard Tactics

Labour has revealed a campaign strategy that has an uncanny likeness to that which saved John Howard from defeat. Here Scoop examines this move and considers how Labour's tertiary policy is part of a plan to relegate National onto the back-foot.

2: PM's Attacks Lead To Muted National Party Foreign Policy

"What is at stake in this election is whether New Zealand just blindly says yes to more powerful nations," warned the Prime Minister shortly after announcing 17 September as the date of the 2005 General Election.

3: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 26 July 2005

1. Pharmac—Funding 2. Television New Zealand—“Culture of Extravagance” 3. Iraq—Combat Forces 4. Zimbabwe—Cricket Tour 5. Tertiary Education—Singalong Courses 6. Benefits—Working-age New Zealanders 7. Immigration Service—Investigations

4: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 28 July 2005

1. Working for Families Package—Implementation, Reports 2. Taxation—Top Tax Rate 3. Student Loans—Uptake from April 2006 4. Electricity—Pricing 5. Education Expenditure—Proposed Changes 6. Budget 2005—Education, Minister’s Statement 7. Working for Families Package—Childcare ...

5: Labour becomes the NZ General Election favourite

Labour is Centrebet's new favourite to win the New Zealand General Election on September 17.

6: Fidel Castro Speech - July 26, 2005

Speech given by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the official function commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the assault on the “Moncada” and “Carlos Manuel de Cespedes” garrisons in the Karl Marx Theatre, July 26, 2005.

7: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer, 27 July 2005

1. Tertiary Course Enrolments—Government Funding 2. Student Loans—Possible Changes Question No. 3 to Minister 3. Weathertight Homes Resolution Service—Staff Function 4. Diabetes—Prevention and Education 5. Health Services—Free Provision for Under-sixes ...

8: Dr Cullen loses his calculator

National Party Finance spokesman John Key says the figures issued in relation to Labour’s irresponsible student loans programme don’t add up.

9: Aung San Suu Kyi Victory Over The Burmese Junta

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Muted in her gloomy, lakeside mansion in Burma by a decade of depressing house arrest, the world's most famous political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, scored a psychological victory when she helped force the Association of ...

10: Chuckman: Hitler's Shadow And The Coming Storm

Despite many differences, there are striking parallels between Bush's invasion of Iraq and Hitler's invasion of Russia, and understanding these parallels serves to warn of the coming storm Bush is calling down upon all of us.

11: Labour's Election Pledges No 3: Industry Training

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the third of Labour's key election pledges: to create an extra 5,000 Modern Apprenticeship places, taking the total number to 14,000 in 2008.

12: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 28 July 2005

1. LIANNE DALZIEL to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports, if any, has he received on the implementation of the Working for Families initiatives?

13: A White House Bent On Misleading Public Over Iraq

The Downing Street Memos and Valerie Plame-Karl Rove Scandal Reveal a White House Bent on Misleading Public on Rationale for Iraq War - Interview with John Bonifaz, constitutional attorney, conducted by Scott Harris

14: National's Key ignorant on loans rules - Mallard

"John Key's statement on Labour's student loan policy shows that he is ignorant of all the checks and balances that have been introduced into the student loans scheme, to remove the level of abuse that National allowed when it was in government," ...

15: Cuts Cause Rethink Over Polynesia Blue Air Deal

Planned changes for Samoa’s air services have prompted a strategic rethink by airlines and governments in the South Pacific. The pending demise of Polynesian Airlines’ international jet operations in favour of Polynesian Blue has created concerns...

16: Bishop Tamaki wins the gays’ hearts?

UniQ Victoria, the support group for Victoria University’s non-heterosexual students, is proud to announce the shortlisted nominees for The Glammies—Wellington’s community awards for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community—with self-proclaimed ...

17: The End Of Tolerance

London and Egypt now endure the horrific impact of terrorism, as Spain, Bali and New York did on that shocking day which is permanently imprinted on our consciousness – September 11, 2001.

18: Trend Reversal Sees Nats Losing Ground To Labour

Poll trends tipping National to lead the next govt have been reversed with the Herald reporting the Labour Party is now 6.4 points ahead of its traditional rival. Winston Peters appears the biggest loser dropping eight points as preferred Prime Minister ...

19: The Greens' Wellington transport plan

The Green Party's Wellington transport plan would solve congestion problems through initiatives such as Ride the Wind, a high-quality public transport system powered by wind and renewable energy.

20: Public Address 26-28/07/05 – A Triple Dose!

NOTE: This issue of Public Address via Scoop is a compendium of three days worth of material. Enjoy.

21: Labour stands by student loan calculator

"We believe that our calculator provides a reliable estimate of how student loan borrowers will benefit from Labour's interest free policy.

22: Anti-Spam Bill Introduced

Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe has today tabled in Parliament the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Bill. In a speech to the Telecommunications Users Association today, Mr Cunliffe said the bill would make a positive difference in ...

23: Dennis Hans: Super-spy Tom Cruise Outed Plame

A member of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s legal team confirmed that actor and covert CIA agent Tom Cruise blew the cover of undercover agency operative Valerie Plame Wilson.

24: Mark Crispin Miller: None Dare Call It Stolen

Harper's Magazine: None dare call it stolen - Ohio, the election, and America's servile press - by Mark Crispin Miller, summarized by Mary Anne Saucier, Columbus, Ohio - July 24, 2005

25: NZ Film and Television Celebrates Its Finest

It was a big night for the ‘In’ crowd as In My Father’s Den and The Insiders Guide to Happiness swept the first annual New Zealand Screen Awards 2005.

26: Last Straw: Labour Wins The Election

Forget the fact that Brash is an incompetent warmonger who desperately wants to be another one of Bush's poodles. Now you've got a bona fide middle-class reason to vote Green or Labour.

27: Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Fallujah 2004

The documentary “Fallujah 2004,” chronicles the death and destruction within Fallujah caused by U.S. Forces in April 2003 and April 2004. Director Toshikuni DOI exposes the side of the U.S. war in Iraq that Americans do not see or hear in mainstream ...

28: Inside Rove's Diary: How Do I Get Out of This One?

Dear Diary: Oh shit! It's been one badddddddd week. But I think Scooter and I and the others probably can finesse our way out of indictments for the Plame leak. However, Fitzgerald -- one of our guys! -- must have forgotten who butters his U.S. Attorney's ...

29: 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.

30: Mallard deceives students over loans

National’s Education spokesman, Bill English, says Labour has deceived many of the 200,000 students who have visited the online loans calculator to calculate their savings under Labour’s interest-free proposal. Mr English says Labour’s savings estimates ...


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