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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 12 September 2005


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

1: Marginal Predictions: It's Turning Blue Out There

There's a fight taking place out in marginal seats where even a high-placed Cabinet minister looks likely to lose. Scoop can confirm National is gaining traction. Here is a list of marginal seats and what to watch for on Election-Night.

2: 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 ...

3: Public Address 12/09/05 - Gadzooks!

I have previously noted an association between the Sunday Star Times and the abuse of statistics. Well, look what the frog has got. The small sample size and Friday-night-only calling aren't the only odd things about the Fairfax poll that had National seven ...

4: Brash and the Brethren: The Real Problem

If you're reading this, you will certainly know by now that the Exclusive Brethren are running a hugely expensive anti-Green, anti-Labour, pro-National-in-everything-but-name leaflet smear campaign, which Don Brash has now belatedly admitted he knew about ...

5: 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.

6: Will Don Brash Meet the Merrill-Lynch Prediction?

Four years ago investment bankers Merrill Lynch predicted that through GATS (the General Agreement on Trade in Services) and commercial pressures all education worldwide would be privatised within 10 years and that there would be massive profits to be ...

7: Opinion: The Real Scandal Unveiled By Katrina

The body of a human being lying lifeless on the street is always an unsettling sight. I had seen them more than once while on human rights missions abroad. But there was something particularly disturbing about seeing a corpse stretched on the sidewalk ...

8: Steve Crow Launches Uncensored Magazine

Steve Crow Takes On The Establishment Again To Launch Uncensored Magazine On September 11, 2005

9: False Hurricane Claims to Help Bush Win Fla. Votes

Michael Brown, the embattled head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approved payments in excess of $31 million in taxpayer money to thousands of Florida residents who were unaffected by Hurricane Frances and three other hurricanes last year in ...

10: Brethren's pamphlet first used in Australia

It defies belief that the 'Green Delusion' pamphlet did not originate overseas, as one of the Exclusive Brethren 'Secret Seven' is claiming, because it is virtually identical to anti-Green propaganda distributed in Australia before last October election ...

11: Brash feigns astonishment to hide dirty tactics

Don Brash needs to take responsibility for the actions of his party, and front up to the people of New Zealand on the dirty tactics being used by National in the election campaign, Labour MP Pete Hodgson said today.

12: Cullen Releases Reports On Petrol

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today released two pieces of expert advice showing that there is no tax windfall to the government from higher petrol prices.

13: Deplorable behaviour from Tizard at local meeting

“Judith Tizard should be ashamed of her deplorable and arrogant behaviour”, said Dr Jackie Blue, National candidate for Mt Roskill, after Tizard stormed out of a public meeting because there were no media present.

14: UQ Wire: Will Pitt - September 11 Revisited

I have a small glass of whiskey sitting beside me on the desk as I write this. I have no intention of drinking it - it is not even noon yet, and despite the notoriously dissolute reputation writers carry around, I have no intention of getting sloshed ...

15: Polar ice reveals pre-industrial pollution

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

16: 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 ...

17: HoS Digipoll - Lab 42.1%, Nat 38.5%

The poll of 400 voters conducted on the night of Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September.

18: Explain the Aussie link, Don

Labour MP Pete Hodgson today said Don Brash needs to explain what role its Australian advisors, Lynton Crosby and Mark Textor, are playing.

19: National pledges relief on petrol excise

A National Government would reduce petrol excise by 5 cents per litre as a means of returning the windfall GST currently being collected on the record high prices of petrol.

20: 9 September 2005

The nation’s unions have launched a final campaign blitz to get their Sisterhood mates across the electoral finish line. Remember, a full 24 of the current government caucus are former union officials.

21: The Truth About Political Polls

Manukau City Councillor Su'a William Sio, and Labour Party list candidate, is issuing a warning to voters about the deceptive use of polling results and questions whether some polls are genuine polls.

22: More pamphlets, more reminders of Brash's lies

A further round of misleading pamphlets, seemingly funded by the Exclusive Brethren, are to be delivered in the next few days, and raise more questions that Don Brash needs to answer, Labour MP Pete Hodgson said today.

23: National – more flip flops than a dying fish

“More flip flops than a dying fish,” said Finance Minister Michael Cullen today of National’s latest policy u-turn.

24: 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 ...

25: Seabed Issue Rocks Maori MPs Foreshore

NOTE: Scoop is publishing the following for informational purposes. The release was issued via a ISP in the United States. According to the press secretary for the Minister of Maori Affairs the offices of Maharoa Okeroa and Georgina Beyer were both ...

26: Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – 10 Sept. 2005

Last week we called the election for a Labour-led Government, (“put a fork in it, it's done”) only to be jabbed up the backside by a run of polls showing National comfortably ahead. A five point gap to Labour had evaporated over a week, but since ...

27: 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

28: ACNielsen-SST Poll: Nats 44.1%, Lab 37.2%

National 44.1% Labour 37.2% Green 6.2% NZF 4.7% UF 2.6 Maori 0.4 Prog 0.2 ACT [not listed]

29: FULL COVERAGE: Don Brash & The Excl. Brethren

Letter From Elsewhere: The Brethren Problem - If you're reading this, you will certainly know by now that the Exclusive Brethren are running a hugely expensive anti-Green, anti-Labour, pro-National-in-everything-but-name leaflet smear campaign, which Don ...

30: Keepleftnz Poll Points to LPG landslide

Keepleftnz Poll Points to LPG landslide; OR Everyone Else is Doing Shonky Polls, So Why Can’t We?


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