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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 15 August 2005

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

1: Personal Reflections Of South Auckland’s Statesman

Memorial Feature On David Lange: Selwyn Manning reflects back on what this remarkable New Zealander meant to the people of south Auckland, what difference he made to NZ, and what it was like to be in his presence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00109.htm


2: Red wine consumption decreases risk of cataract

That is the conclusion of researchers in the Reykjavik Eye Study who have followed the health and diet of a group of over 55 year olds for a period of five years. The study examined the progression of age-related eye disease in Iceland and was mainly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0508/S00062.htm


3: Website attacked from all sides in inaugural week

The creators of keepleftnz have vowed to stand firm in the face of attacks over its most recent video - called “deceitful” and “dishonest” - and after its challenge to political newsletter Molesworth and Featherston was met with a defensive, high-profile ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00171.htm


4: Lyndon Hood: Trying to think up a fiancee policy

Satire: I'm planning on getting married. That's, if she says yes. At the moment, the woman in question, her name's New Zealand ("Enzed" for short), says she's 38.5% sure she likes me.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00103.htm


5: David Lange Passes Away After Long Illness

Former Prime Minister David Lange died at 10pm last night at Middlemore Hospital in south Auckland. His brother Peter and son Roy were at his side. David Lange had been in hospital receiving dialysis after his kidneys had failed due to complications ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00105.htm


6: Coalition blues ahead, warns Dunne

Coalition blues lie ahead unless United Future is the main support for the next government, United Future leader Peter Dunne told Rotary Club of Wellington members this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00384.htm


7: Public Address 12/08: No Debate

Small children howled as my car sprayed them with gravel on its headlong, desperate dash to Christchurch Airport. Their mothers held them tight, faces frozen in in rictuses of fear, and burly rugby players blanched and sobbed like silly little girls...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00101.htm


8: A Week of It: Democracy 'n' Media Special

Kevin List's A Week Of It this week... Media Freedom Fighter Flees From Foreign Ownership Question - TV3 News Boss Takes Issue With Head Office Statement - Party Brimming With Compassionate Conservatives Releases Tough Immigration Policy Released - Advertising ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00104.htm


9: Prices and Values

The economist . . . keeps the motivations of human beings pure, simple and hard-headed, and not messed up by such things as goodwill or moral sentiments... [T]here is ... something quite extraordinary in the fact that economics has in fact evolved in this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00108.htm


10: The Highs Of Winter

MetService meteorologists report that it now looks as though New Zealand has gone through the coldest part of the year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00042.htm


11: Audio: Scoop & RadioLive on David Lange’s Legacy

Scoop Audio: Sunday, Radio Live’s media pack host Matt Mollgaard and Scoop’s Selwyn Manning discussed the passing of former New Zealand prime minister, David Lange’s passing and the legacy that he has left.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00107.htm


12: Death of Rt Hon David Lange

Prime Minister Helen Clark today paid tribute to Rt Hon David Lange, who passed away last evening.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00349.htm


13: The Revolution is NOW...

The incomparable Raw Story website is publishing a letter it acquired on Tuesday, Aug 9, from 16 Democratic Representatives (whose number has now burgeoned to 38) urging George Bush to meet with Cindy Sheehan, whose son, Casey, was slain in Iraq ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00099.htm


14: Rare Twins Born at Wellington Zoo

A rare set of Day Gecko twins and a third baby Gecko are the latest native births at Wellington Zoo.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00041.htm


15: ACT's The Letter 15 August 2005

The election campaign has started. Brash has stumbled. The Greens go from extreme to preferred and National's hopes now ride on their tax policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00380.htm


16: David Lange - mourning a truly great NZer

It is fitting that the nation mourns the passing of a truly great New Zealander.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00353.htm


17: Maori Party Acknowledges Rt. Hon David Lange

14 August 2005 The Maori Party today acknowledges the momentous contribution Right Honourable David Lange gave to this country, and mourns the loss of a great leader. “We were greatly saddened by the passing of former Prime Minister and distinguished ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00351.htm


18: Lange's Legacy Will Live On - Peters

David Lange led New Zealand during one of its most turbulent periods of economic and social change. He had a unique combination of wit, intelligence and warmth which marked him apart from other political leaders, says Rt Hon Winston Peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00371.htm


19: DC Protest - What's Everybody Mad About?

Approving and marketing lethal drugs, while concealing the results of studies that reveal deadly side affects, should be a jailable offense. This conduct is not due to mistakes, it is representative of by now an all too familiar pattern of criminal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00102.htm


20: Authors Challenge State's Relationship with Mäori

Is it possible to recognise the equally legitimate, often contradictory, claims of indigenous peoples and their colonisers?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0508/S00069.htm


21: Commissioner's Comments Validate NZ First Stance

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has welcomed the Police Commissioner Rob Robinson’s validation that there are a number of people currently living in New Zealand with sympathies for overseas terrorist organisations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00389.htm


22: Labour encouraging separatist agenda

News that fisheries officers are being told to stop enforcement north of Tolaga Bay on the East Coast should come as no surprise to Labour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00374.htm


23: Deep Stream Power for 3,100 Homes

TrustPower's new Deep Stream enhancement of its Waipori power scheme will be providing power for 3,100 homes by Winter 2007.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00257.htm


24: “Marae Mis-information”

Destiny New Zealand has been involved in an ongoing battle with TVNZ’s Marae programme to be included in the live debates that it has been running profiling candidates standing in the respective Maori electorates.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00160.htm


25: South African Archbishop faces new challenge

“Poverty is the new apartheid,” The Archbishop of Capetown, The Most Rev. Njongonkulu Ndungane, told parishioners at St Matthew-in-the-City in central Auckland on Sunday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00166.htm


26: chips sum total of Brownlee's fisheries knowledge

The National Party's Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee should stick to eating fish and chips because his knowledge of important fisheries issues is otherwise nil, says Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00393.htm


27: Cullen given the cold shoulder by business

National Party Finance spokesman John Key says a growing majority of business leaders are coming to understand how much damage Labour's 'tax and spend policies' are doing to our economy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00373.htm


28: Is Hell Too Good For Bush?

The Head Demons at Hell Pizza think that might be the case. Hell’s latest billboard featuring President Bush and the words “Hell – Too good for some evil bastards” have caused quite a stir internationally over the last two weeks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00268.htm


29: Brash pays tribute to Lange

National Party Leader Don Brash this morning paid tribute to former Prime Minister David Lange, describing him as “a remarkable man who played a vital role in transforming New Zealand into an internationally competitive, vibrant economy.” “Mr Lange was ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00352.htm


30: NBC Supported Rainbow Warrior Bombing

Greenpeace USA has sought an apology and the sacking of a NBC commentator after he stating on air that he supported France for blowing up the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour in 1985.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00100.htm

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