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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 28 July 2005

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 28 July 2005


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

1: William "Molly" Malone's Life Celebrated In A Song

On 8 August 2005 the NZ Government and people are to formally honour Lt. Col. William "Molly" Malone by the extraordinary act of unveiling a Commemorative Plaque in the Grand Hall at Parliament Buildings; Exactly 90 years (to the day) after his death ...

2: Police should zap Taser proposal

The New Zealand Police shouldn't have anything to do with the Taser stun gun, Green Police Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

3: Winning WMD Billboard Explodes Onto Auckland CBD

In its third year of its annual billboard competition, The Coconut Free Press Charitable Trust is once again combining an important political message with a splash of colour to Auckland streets with its latest billboard on the topical theme of Weapons of ...

4: Clean the dog dish daily, says nanny state Labour

New regulations stating that dog owners must clean their dog's dish every day and dry it with a disposable paper towel show Labour's nanny state policies have no limit, says National's Local Government spokesman, Nick Smith.

5: Greens issue wero on Maori seats

The Greens are calling for political parties to publicly restate their commitment to the Maori seats, Maori Issues Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.

6: Scoop Video: Prime Minister’s Post-Cabinet Presser

Scoop Media Video On Demand: Prime Minister Helen Clark, post-cabinet press conference August 8 2005. Helen Clark discussed the erosion of small party poll percentages and TV3 cutting their leaders from its election leader debates, the National Party’s ...

7: Cop Watchers Set To Spy On Police

Scoop Report: The Police commissioner plans to set up a covert operation that would spy on officers and subject them to random drug tests in a bid to restore public confidence.

8: Peters Speech: Making A Difference Where It Counts

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to a public meeting to launch the New Zealand First Campaign in Tauranga, Sunday, 7 August 2005 at 1.30pm, Bay Court Exhibition Space, Tauranga

9: Nuke Ban Call On 60th Anniversary Of Japan Bombing

The United Nations is marking the sombre 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with renewed calls for a nuclear-weapons-free world, and for all States to prevent the spread of such weapons by reaffirming their commitment ...

10: Maori Party on track to win 7 Maori seats

A new era in New Zealand politics looks set to begin following a week of 'win-win' poll outcomes for the Maori Party. The polls, conducted by Maori Television, Marae Digipoll and Maori Party door knocking show the Party is on track to win the 7 Maori ...

11: Dog code claims grossly inaccurate

The National Party has again tried to mislead New Zealanders, with its claim that the government has considered and approved a new dog code.

12: Bodies found on beach maybe from missing aircraft

The National Rescue Co ordination Centre has handed over the search for an aircraft missing between Nelson and Canterbury to Canterbury Police.

13: Calls For Kyrgyzstan Not To Repatriate Uzbek

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the authorities of Kyrgyzstan to facilitate the evacuation of Uzbek refugees and asylum-seekers, following reports that a number of them were being prevented from leaving a detention centre.

14: Greens pledge to Auckland: we'll unclog your roads

The Green Party has today unveiled its plan to tackle Auckland congestion, which advocates moving funding from new motorway projects into a hugely improved public transport system.

15: Farm dogs to be strangled by Labour's red tape

New regulations that tell farmers to clean dog dishes daily with detergent and then dry them with a paper towel show how out of touch Labour is with rural New Zealand, says National's Agriculture spokesman, David Carter.

16: 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

17: Public Address 04/08/05 - Scandal Sheet!

While volleys fly back and forth over what Lockwood Smith really said to the American senators about the nuclear ships band, I've been surprised that more hasn't been said about the predicament of the MFAT official involved...

18: UN Tribute: To Late UK Foreign Sec Robin Cook

Reacting with sadness to the death of former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today looked back on their long cooperation together and paid tribute to the late diplomat's skills.

19: Jordan: Why the US impunity agreement is illegal

This week the Jordanian Senate decided to support the ratification of an agreement with the USA granting US nationals impunity for crimes under international law, including, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In doing so, members contended ...

20: Get in the driver’s seat kiwi managers

“Leadership drives culture. Culture drives leadership. They both drive performance, and it’s high time New Zealand managers got more seriously behind the wheel in terms of steering the culture of their organisation,” says a visiting American academic ...

21: A Week of It: Culled Leaders and Dirty Politics

This week the parties that have provided the Labour Government with formal support arrangements for the last three years were culled from TV3's upcoming election debate.

22: Italy: "counter-terrorist" laws jeopardize rights

On 1 August 2005, the lower house of the Italian parliament approved a decree which outlines a set of new “counter-terrorist” measures. Amnesty International is concerned that some of the decree’s provisions violate internationally recognized human rights ...

23: San Francisco Embraces Maori Art

San Francisco is embracing Maori arts with nearly 1500 people through a major exhibition in its opening afternoon.

24: Scoop Poll Watch: One News Colmar Brunton: Aug 05

Labour up six points to 45% National down one point to 41% NZ First down two points to 7% Green Party Down three points to 3%

25: 60 Years: Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Exhibition

August 6 and 9 mark the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 200,000 people died immediately or soon after the 1945 bombings – thousands of Hibakusha (radiation victims) died of leukemia and cancer in the years ...

26: Bring Balance to Immigration Debate

Destiny New Zealand has welcomed National's proposal for a probationary period for new migrants, but also called for balance to be injected into the current immigration debate.

27: For'gn policy in US, bank regulation in Australia?

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today challenged the National Party to state its position on trans-Tasman banking regulation.

28: The Best Of 'NOT PC'

Two opinion-pieces by Peter Cresswell from his Blog: 1. Brash's Secret Agenda... and 2. Lawyers with their Trotters in the Electoral Trough 1. Brash's Secret Agenda... Is Don Brash a radical ?' asked the Greens' Frogblog recently. Yes!!! trumpets in ...

29: Doctor Who Delivers

Cult classic Doctor Who is proving to be a ratings success for Prime Television. In only its fifth week on screen, the programme’s ratings have placed the network in third place amongst the four commercial channels for the 7:30pm time slot.

30: Settlement support for migrants and refugees

Work is underway to help migrants and refugees access information and support services to help them settle in New Zealand more easily.

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