Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 31 August 2005

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/signin.html
IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/newpass.html

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00313.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00278.htm


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? ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00264.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00263.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00372.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00259.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00255.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0508/S00187.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00267.htm


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...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00275.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00557.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00276.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00826.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00791.htm


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 http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00280.htm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00281.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00274.htm


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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00279.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00836.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00824.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00365.htm


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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00326.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00258.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00813.htm


24: Hurricane Katrina Poised To Clobber New Orleans

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00248.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00271.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00553.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00554.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00272.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00513.htm


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," ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00224.htm

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news