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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings - 10-11 Sept. 2005


The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Polar ice reveals pre-industrial pollution

Pre-industrial humans may have had a much bigger effect on the atmosphere than previously thought.

2: Dunne's Relationship With The Exclusive Brethren

Although the Exclusive Brethren keep away from the secular world for much of the time, last year they lobbied MP's on two separate pieces of legislation - the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill and the Civil Union Bill.

3: Exclusive Brethren Lobby MP's On Unions

The Exclusive Brethren do not normally appear in the news. However, last week their attempts to influence this years general election in favour of the National Party received a great deal of coverage. Whilst the Exclusive Brethren have historically ...

4: Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Brethrenesque World Order

The point is not whether the National Party is somehow behind the Exclusive Brethren pamphlets. The point is that the kind of world that a Don Brash led government would create is such a tidy fit with the views and mindset of people like the Exclusive ...

5: Liberal Dream Turning Sour

Liberal Dream Turning Sour: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights included in the Human Rights Commission’s action plan

6: Images Of Westfield Style Pasifika 2005

In the 12 years since Style Pasifika first began it has become a uniquely New Zealand fashion, cultural and arts event. It draws together all the influences and elements which make up the New Zealand community and presents them in an immensely entertaining ...

7: ACT on track to win Epsom but we need your help

One News has just released a Colmar Brunton poll showing Rodney Hide has doubled his support and reduced the gap in the race for the Epsom electorate by 26 points.

8: Police don't need rescuing but Dr Brash does

There's nothing new in National's so-called 'police rescue' package announced today and it still doesn't stand up to scrutiny, Police Minister George Hawkins and Justice Minister Phil Goff said today.

9: Robson: Speech on alcohol & drug laws

Keynote speech at the Cutting Edge annual conference on alcohol, drug, and co-existing disorders, at The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street.

10: Scoop Audio: Election Briefing NZCTU's Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson, the Council of Trade Unions president , talked to Scoop Media today about the recent furore regarding the National Party and their dealings with the Exclusive Brethren and the Business Roundtable. Last year the Exclusive Brethren ...

11: Petrol musings the latest flip flop

National’s musings on petrol tax reductions beggar belief given it is only a few days since the party ruled out the possibility, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen.

12: National Party Theory Poses An Internal Leak

National Party sources have told Scoop that a theory gaining some currency in the party at present is that the embarrassing emails and faxes leaked to the Sunday Star Times, The Dominion Post and TVNZ may have been leaked by ACT Campaign Manager Brian ...

13: National benefits of wind farms

The New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) today said Environment Court consent for Genesis Energy’s Awitu Wind Farm was strong recognition of the national benefits of wind farm developments, and was an important step in the ongoing development of ...

14: Labour wrong on Brethren claims

National Party Leader Don Brash has tonight confirmed that the National Party had no involvement in the preparation, publication or distribution of the pamphlets which have now been sourced to a group of Exclusive Brethren.

15: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 8 September 2005

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

16: Liquor lobby's parliamentary privilege revoked

Progressive MP Matt Robson told the Cutting Edge conference on alcohol, drug, and co-existing disorders in Dunedin today that he feels proud to have played a part in revoking an inappropriate privilege that had been wrongly extended to the powerful ...

17: Public Address 08/09/05 - Interesting Day

On Monday, David Slack noted that the odds-setters at Centrebet were sitting tight and waiting for a big bang in the election campaign. I wonder if yesterday was it. There was, of course, the TV3 poll, which suggested a staggering turnaround in party ...

18: Scoop Audio: An Election Briefing From Rod Donald

Scoop's Lyndon Hood Interviews Greens Co-Leader Rod Donald Thursday 8 September 2005 – 9.45am – Green Party Offices, Parliament

19: Community will be delighted with Awhitu wind farm

A community group supporting Genesis Energy’s Awhitu wind farm proposal today said it was delighted with the Environment Court consent for the development.

20: Apple Introduces iPod nano

SAN FRANCISCO--September 7, 2005--Apple® today introduced the iPod® nano, a revolutionary full-featured iPod that holds 1,000 songs yet is thinner than a standard #2 pencil and less than half the size of competitive players. The iPod nano features an ultra-portable, ...

21: Bryan Sinclair Says Claims "Absolute Rubbish"

Selwyn Manning speaks to National Party advisor Bryan Sinclair about claims he was behind email leaks from Dr Don Brash's inbox. Bryan Sinclair refutes all such claims as inaccurate and "absolute rubbish".

22: Scoop Feedback: A Selection

The following is a selction of feedback and other unsolicited email received by Scoop recently.

23: Protect Peace - Defeat Terrorism in Nepal

Anarchy in the country was in extremes in the past. People lived in fear. Somebody else told me that a person was being pick-pocketed in a broad day light, and onlookers did not have guts to stop him because of a fear of retaliation.

24: Stop insulting our intelligence!

Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Charles Finny has fired a broadside at the New Zealand election media coverage and reporting for what he has described as the dumbing down of political campaigns in the run up to the General ...

25: Transcript: Party Leaders' Debate, TVOne, 8/9/05

From left to right, we have from the Maori Party - Pita Sharples; Jeanette Fitzsimons, co-leader of the Greens; Jim Anderton of Jim Anderton's Progressive Party; Labour leader Helen Clark; Don Brash, National's leader; alongside him, Rodney Hide from ...

26: 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.

27: Helen Clark confesses deceit over Peter Doone

National Party Law & Order spokesman Tony Ryall says at long last Helen Clark has nearly come clean on her deceit in the Peter Doone case.

28: Subsidising fuel will make things worse

It is very understandable that people are looking for a way to reduce the pain of high petrol prices, but removing tax would put off much needed adjustments to the permanent end of cheap oil, Green Co-Leader and Transport Spokesperson Jeanette Fitzsimons ...

29: John Roberts: Uncompassionate Conservative

George W. Bush has nominated John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States. Bush lauded Roberts for his "goodwill and decency toward others." Yet Roberts' record reveals a callous disregard for the rights of people very much like the tens of thousands ...

30: Court decision will keep employees in the dark

A recent Employment Court decision will effectively prevent employees from gaining correct information, by 'gagging' employers, says Business NZ.


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