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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - 30-31 July 2005

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

1: A Week Of It: Prebble's Departure,Crying and Shame

When Richard Prebble arrived in Parliament as a Labour Party MP thirty years ago he pointed out the gaps that existed between the wealthy and the poor in New Zealand to his parliamentary colleagues. Yesterday when Mr Prebble gave his valedictory speech ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00382.htm


2: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00376.htm


3: Cuba Transition Coordinator Caleb McCarry

MODERATOR: Thank you very much for that very warm welcome. And I actually should be extending to you, ladies and gentlemen, our friends and colleagues a welcome here to the State Department to the Harry S. Truman Room -- Building in the Treaty Room. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00481.htm


4: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00353.htm


5: Clark Announces Election - Hundreds Flee To Oz.

On Monday, Prime Minister Helen Clark told the public that a General Election would be held on September 17. In the wake of that announcement, an estimated 580* people (as of Thursday afternoon) have left the country permanently or for the long term. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00377.htm


6: Images: Michael Campbell parade

Michael Campbell was honoured with a tickertape parade through central Wellington at 1pm today. The lunchtime crowds came to a standstill to recognise his recent achievement in winning the US Open. Campbell was joined by family and his US Open trophy in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00379.htm


7: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00372.htm


8: Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) - 29 July 2005

Can we just say we told you so? Thanks - Not a ripple of surprise among our readers, we trust, at the news this week the election will be held on September 17. We’ll update our exclusive rolling average poll of polls early next week with fresh data ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00381.htm


9: NZ Sauvignon Blancs Shine At New World Wine Awards

This year’s New World Wine Awards has seen a record number of gold medals, with New Zealand sauvignon blancs among the judges’ top picks. The awards are restricted to wines retailing at under $20.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0507/S00404.htm


10: 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...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00374.htm


11: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00453.htm


12: Developments in Aftermath of the Orange Revolution

Ambassador Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Testimony Before the House International Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats Washington, DC July 27, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00482.htm


13: Westpac should give students, parents some credit

Hon Trevor Mallard Minister of Education 29 July 2005 Media Statement Westpac should give students and parents some credit

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00686.htm


14: ISPs Join Together To Push For Improved Broadband

More than 20 of New Zealand's Internet service providers (ISPs) have banded together to address the growing concern that New Zealand is lagging behind the developed world in broadband uptake, to the detriment of economic growth, especially given New Zealand's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0507/S00056.htm


15: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00344.htm


16: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00649.htm


17: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00351.htm


18: Referendum on abolishing our national flag fails

Mr Morrison, a multi-millionaire, had funded a public relations campaign to obtain signatures on a petition calling for a referendum. The petition has failed to achieve more than 100,000 signatures, scarcely one-third of the three hundred thousand required ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00348.htm


19: No incentive to stop another incident

If the Labour Government does not seek compensation from the patent owner of the GE maize that has contaminated 13,550 tonnes of the crop there is no incentive for those companies to be more careful in future, Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00685.htm


20: Politico-Economics Of Royal Coup In Nepal

As democracy spurs, the monarchs in Nepal get up in arms, which is evidenced by two royal coups in past 50 years. The first royal coup of 1960 orchestrated by the king Mahendra father of present king not only lasted for thirty years but also resulted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00387.htm


21: Kelpie Wilson: Kill the Bill

If anything merits drawing the filibuster sword out of its sheath, it is the energy bill that came out of a House/Senate conference this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00389.htm


22: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00367.htm


23: Radio New Zealand staff stop work

Staff at Radio New Zealand are stopping work this afternoon to consider their response to a breakdown in their pay talks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00342.htm


24: Feedback: Peters Wraps Rant in Intellectual Cloak

As a visiting Muslim to New Zealand , I was appalled by the Islamaphobic outburst from the Rt Hon Winston Peters on Thursday before a small gathering of his supporters in Kaitaia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00378.htm


25: www.mccully.co.nz 29 July 2005

Planning to build up a share portfolio, or maybe buy some residential or even commercial property, but found the interest costs just kill the deal? Fear not. Help is on the way, courtesy of the new high risk, low return player in the financial market, Duck ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00683.htm


26: Two Algerian Diplomats Murdered In Iraq

Secretary-General Kofi Annan said to day the “brutal and barbaric” murder of two Algerian diplomats in Iraq once again made it all the more urgent for the United Nations to complete a convention against all forms of terrorism by the end of this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00457.htm


27: Drug Task Force Starts Operations In Afghanistan

The United Nations-backed special counter-narcotics Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF), created to fast-track major drug cases within Afghanistan, officially began operations today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00474.htm


28: Public Address 29/7/5 - Stories Now Safe To Tell

My old friends Children's Hour are back together and playing a gig at the King's Arms tonight, to celebrate the release of Looking for the Sun, a collection of live recordings retrieved and fixed up by Rob Mayes of Failsafe Records...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00393.htm


29: Brash admits he's out of the loop

Senior Minister Steve Maharey said today he was stunned to hear a comment from Don Brash that National would 'campaign on its policies' when National's leader admitted just yesterday that he wasn't involved in the detail of policy making and hadn't ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00674.htm


30: Election Bribes, Power Greenouts & the Nat Pack

This week: 1. Running the Rule over the Nats 2. No Power 3. Election Bribes for Students

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00392.htm

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