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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 31 August 2005


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

1: UN urges Ethiopia to address all those in need

Reaching all those in need of assistance must remain the basic aim of the Ethiopian Government and its partners as it grapples with the problems posed by transition following a year of erratic rain and the lingering economic effects of a two-year ...

2: Audio: Brash Press Conf. On BRT Emails & Race

With relation to the race relations policy announced on Monday, would you be willing to say that Roger Kerr and Roger Douglas provided you with good advice? Your supporters have suggested that this is simply a matter of unsolicited advice? Is that how you ...

3: Brash Seeks Culture Change – Is Resistance Futile?

Star Trek’s most creepy creation began: "This is the Borg Collective. Prepare to be assimilated... Resistance is futile." Should National’s plans to render the Treaty irrelevant and assimilate all peoples unto the ‘mainstream’ be considered hypothetical? ...

4: Lyndon Hood: Not The Sharpest Tool In The Box

Some time ago I purchased a new National Party Leader(TM). At first it was barely rating as well as the one I upgraded from. Then I spoke to a friend about it and he suggested installing a race card - that worked a treat.

5: One Night Out Stealing - 40 Missing Labour Signs

The Labour Party campaign team for Ilam was in shock yesterday after a concerted effort saw 40 out of the 45 large election signs stolen on Monday night.

6: Jay Shaft: Voices of the Lost and Forgotten- Pt. 4

This series of articles is an outlet for the people who are living through an overwhelming crisis. They want to tell everyone how bad it really is, and how terrible their day-to-day living conditions have become. Their voices will reveal the true depth of despair ...

7: W. David Jenkins III: The Conservative Meltdown

My, what a busy summer it’s been! I’ve been away for awhile enjoying time with the family and, during my travels; I’ve noticed something very odd happening out there. People are talking about Iraq instead of “American Idol.” They’re bitching about ...

8: Maori Solution to All-Black Haka ‘Crisis

Ngapuhi leader David Rankin had his phone running hot all weekend following the first outing of the All Blacks’ new Haka. ‘People were shocked’, says Mr. Rankin. ‘It’s not a haka in the traditional sense of the term – it’s a cultural patchwork’. Many ...

9: UQ Wire: 20 Things We Now Know 4 Years After 9/11

In a few days, it will be four years since the awful events symbolized by the date "9/11." Time for our annual list of what we've learned from that tragedy and what followed from it.

10: Public Address 31/08/05 - Imagine!

With a full scalp of hair, NZ First MP Craig McNair, aged 29, stands out from the rest of his colleagues. Salient writer Nicola Kean talks to him about family values, social engineering, and being a young man in a old folks' party...

11: Petrol Hits $1.50 – To Ignore It Would Be Stupid

Businesses have few options but to take into account the rising price of petrol in how they run their firms and price goods and services, said Michael Barnett, chief executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.

12: Stateside with Rosalea: When The Levee Breaks

When I moved to this poor part of Oakland last year, one of the things I noticed first about it was the amount of subsidence and number of potholes in the streets.

13: National wants Plain English reporting in schools

National Party Leader Don Brash today announced that National will introduce 'Plain English Reporting' in schools so that parents know how well their children are doing in the classroom and can get help if necessary.

14: Peters: Hidden Agendas – Who Is Surprised!

Over the weekend there came a report which was truly disturbing. It referred to the lengths to which those with insidious agendas are prepared to go in order to thrust their views on an unsuspecting public.

15: Video: Brash Press Conf. On BRT Emails & Race

SCOOP VIDEO Parliamentary Press Gallery Questions National Party Leader Don Brash On Business Round Table Links & Race Relations Policy Wednesday, 31 August 2005 – 1pm – National Party Caucus Room Parliament

16: Sione Palu: Unitec is a University Wannabe

Earlier this year (2005) an international expert panel arrived in Auckland to assess Unitec's application to be granted a university status. They have been battling for recognition as a university since 1999, but the management felt that the government ...

17: Poll Watch: 3 News TNS Opinion Poll

Number of seats* Labour 48 National 51 NZ First 8 Green Party 8 Maori Party 2 United future 2 Progressive 1 ACT - Total seats 120

18: Tiriti O Waitangi/Treaty Of Waitangi Policy

The Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi was entered into with our tupuna who were recognised as indigenous people with sovereign rights. This is the reason the Tiriti/Treaty has both the capacity and the mana to act as a constitutional document for all people ...

19: Dunne corrects commentators’ errors

United Future leader Peter Dunne today corrected errors being perpetrated by various political commentators and journalists about what United Future would do after the election.

20: Mâori TV TNS Poll – Tamaki Makaurau Electorate

Mâori Television is currently conducting a second election opinion poll of the Mâori electorates. Today Mâori Television is releasing the results of its poll of the Tamaki Makaurau electorate. This electorate poll was conducted from 17-28 August 2005 by ...

21: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing August 30, 2005

DEPARTMENT Statement on status of U.S. Passport office in New Orlean in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Offers of overseas assistance in wake of Hurricane

22: UQ Wire: LA Times - Getting Agnostic About 9/11

Anyone who types the words "9/11" and "conspiracy" into an online search engine soon learns that not everybody buys the official narrative of what took place on Sept. 11, 2001.

23: Winston Peters wrong on tax

National Party Finance spokesman John Key says Winston Peters must make it clear to Kiwis whether he supports tax cuts or welfarism.

24: Hurricane Katrina Poised To Clobber New Orleans

Click for big version Super-Hurricane Katrina Makes A Beeline For Louisiana – Picture Nasa Modis

25: William Rivers Pitt: Here's the Funny Part

Try this madness on for size. Here we have Pat Robertson, ostensibly a Christian, judging by the number of crosses he surrounds himself with, calling for the assassination of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Parsing the gibberish that pours forth from ...

26: Grid can cope with substantial wind energy

The New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) annual conference heard this morning from a number of speakers about the economic integration of wind energy on the New Zealand electricity grid.

27: Prime Time Triumph For Holmes

Last night's election special, Holmes: At Home with Clark and Brash was a record performance for Prime Television. In exclusive at-home interviews with the two prospective Prime Ministers and their partners, Paul Holmes delivered the network its highest ...

28: Halliburton Illegalities, Bush Busts Whistleblower

In October, 2004, Bunnatine Greenhouse, a top military official responsible for making sure the Army Corps of Engineers complies with contracting rules, came forward and revealed that top Pentagon officials showed improper favoritism to Halliburton ...

29: Peak Oil: Be prepared

We are not running out of oil yet – but we are running out of cheap oil. The Peak Oil scenario describes the point where half of any given oil supply has been used. Production rates fall rapidly after the peak –the date of which only becomes apparent ...

30: Mazur: Getting To The Bottom Of The Dorak Affair

He's held out longer than Woodward, Bernstein & Deep Throat. But it's time British archaeologist James "Jimmie" Mellaart, now age 80 or so and in his golden years, finally fesses up to the whereabouts of the priceless "Royal Treasure of Dorak," ...


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