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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 7 September 2005


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

1: "Don't vote for Mr Burns!"

A group called "The Lisa Simpsons" proudly and openly claims the credit for altering large numbers of Don Brash billboards overnight and says it plans to keep doing so throughout the country. The Lisa Simpsons were out last night "repackaging" Don Brash ...

2: Peters - Who Will New Zealand First Go With?

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to a public meeting in Rotorua, Wednesday 07 September 2005, at the Rotorua Convention Centre, Concert Chambers, Lake end of Fenton Street, Rotorua, 12:30pm

3: Exclusive Brethren secret backers of Nat's

Investigations by the Green Party have today confirmed that five of the people named in a smear campaign aimed at getting Don Brash and the National Party into power were members of the Exclusive Brethren church.

4: TV3/TNS Poll Stunner: Lab: 45% Nat: 36%

Projected number of seats in the House on the basis of the latest poll results Number of seats* Labour 57 National 45 NZ First 6 Green Party 8 Maori Party 2 United Future 2 Progressive 1 ACT - Total seats 121

5: See Brash flipflopping online now

The Don Brash Flipflopper is now available on line - a handy tool that shows National's policy confusions and what Dr Brash has promised will be Gone by Lunchtime, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said at the launch of the Gone by Lunchtime website today.

6: Parties Neck And Neck In Muffin Break Poll

Labour is on 33.3%, giving it a tiny lead over National which is on 33%. The Greens are in third place with 12.2% while New Zealand First is fourth with 10.6%. The remaining 10.9% is split between the "other" parties.

7: Extracts From Bryan Sinclair's Brash Memo

“You need to collect the booty now and you cannot rely on Steven or Judy or anyone else to achieve this (they don’t live in the same room as the donors they represent the National Party of which the donors are sceptical – particularly when they see ...

8: Hard News 7/9/05: This just in ...

I don't normally post twice in a day, but I've just had two callers to my 95bFM show - one a workmate, the other an estranged family member - emphatically inform me that members of the Exclusive Brethren have been putting up National Party billboards ...

9: Labour’s Homosexual Agenda: Crushing Free Speech

The Labour Party’s ‘hidden’ agenda is to boost the number of high profile “gay” lobbyists, like Wellington lawyer Charles Chauvel and former party president and outspoken lesbian, Ms Maryan Street, (placed at number 44 and 36 respectfully on the party list), within ...

10: K. Thapa: Why Democracy did not Work in Nepal

Democracy, as devised and practiced in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America, has not been successfully implemented anywhere else in the world. India is the only country outside the above regions, which has stuck to democracy ...

11: SCOOP COMMENTARY: The Betrayal Of New Orleans

A digest of commentary on the disaster in New Orleans from Scoop contributors both local and Stateside….

12: Scoop Receives anti-Green, -Labour pamphlets

"Distributed by N.Z.A.T.H. - New Zealand Advocates for Timely Healthcare. Authorised by J. Hawkins, 3 Brent Place, Christchurch."

13: April "Wake-Up Call" a Brethren Campaign

In mid-April 2005, an A4 glossy pamphlet titled "A Wake-Up Call for New Zealanders" was widely distributed, following up two half-page advertisements in major newspapers. Images of the pamphlet are below. An NZPA story has confirmed that, despite their ...

14: New poll shows Hide leading in Epsom

ACT Leader and Epsom candidate Rodney Hide said today he was delighted with the result of a new poll that shows him leading in the race for the battleground seat.

15: Transcript: RNZ's Linda Clark Interviews Don Brash

Transcript: Linda Clark Interviews Don Brash Recorded off the live web stream and transcribed by Rosalea Barker Images taken at Radio New Zealand leader's debates

16: To Those Who Voted for Bush: Do You Get It Now?

Here's something I don't understand. The Golden Goose was about to lay another 9/11-type Golden Egg for Bush&Co. to pick up. And they didn't.

17: TNS Poll – Te Tai Tokerau 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 Te Tai Tokerau electorate. This electorate poll was conducted from 29 August to 5 September ...

18: What Should You Eat, Who Should You Believe?

Consumers are being bombarded with a myriad of nutrition messages that are often confusing and hard to put into practice, says renowned American dietitian and executive vice president of the International Food Information Council (IFIC), Susan Borra.

19: Worldwide protest against War on Drugs

Marijuana law reform activists around the world will protest this Saturday 10th September against the US Government's moves to extradite Canadian Marijuana Party leader Marc Emery, and are seeking an assurance from the New Zealand Government that it would ...

20: Tsunami Aftermath Contains Lessons For New Orleans

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Katrina's victims may learn lessons from Thailand's tsunami where DNA and real estate profits have become priorities, and thousands of survivors still cannot cope eight months after rescue.

21: Mallard On Memos & Nats. Internal Divisions

Mallard: The Roundtable has and it always has had a far-right agenda, and I think they're willing to use any tool, even if it involves dividing New Zealand, in order to fulfill the economic policies that are on their agenda.

22: While Bodies Rot, Bush Couldn’t Care Less

As the unmitigated horror in New Orleans and environs unfolds and the type of immediate, massive government assistance that was needed from the earliest moments of Katrina’s landfall Monday scandalously and unforgivably fails to materialize, it is impossible ...

23: Anne Else: Brash in Charge - Here is the News

1 November 2005: The new National Government today took urgency to pass legislation abolishing the Maori seats in Parliament, together with all the government agencies "specifically set up to deal exclusively with Maori or with Maori issues". The new ...

24: Public Address 07/09/05 - What A Cult!

So the anti-Green and Labour smear pamphlets turn out to be the handiwork of the Exclusive Brethren? Freaky. There's no evidence that National even knew about the Brethren campaign, but it will not exactly welcome the news that its campaign on ...

25: Election Advertising and the Electoral Act 1993

The Chief Electoral Officer has received a number of complaints about advertising by political parties, candidates and others (third parties). This statement is a general summary of the law. Specific cases need to be examined in relation to the ...

26: National's state housing lie

Don Brash and John Key's claims that no one will be worse off under market rents is a lie that reveals how far National is prepared to go to buy the election, Housing Minister Steve Maharey said.

27: Westfield Style Pasifika Supreme Award Winner

A brilliantly designed and constructed garment made from cleverly conceived coconut shell rings and branded ‘Cocomono’ as homage to Asia Pasifika - is the ONE Supreme Award winner for the Westfield Style Pasifika 2005 Fashion Award held in Auckland ...

28: Anti-Greens Smear Campaign Delivered Nationwide

Scoop Video: The Green Party is calling on all other parties to state categorically that they have nothing to do with a dirty tricks campaign which has just been launched on the Greens. An attack leaflet headlined "The Green Delusion", containing significant ...

29: National signals benefit cuts

National needs to tell New Zealanders how much they will cut from benefits to pay for tax cuts, Social Development and Employment Minister said today.

30: As New Orleans Sinks Might a Texas Star Be Rising?

At the risk of sounding paranoid, I have a few thoughts on the US government's response to Hurricane Katrina. Might the so-called delays in the evacuation have been deliberate? I am not referring to the extent of the natural disaster itself but the public planning ...


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