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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 13 September 2005

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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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00166.htm


2: Nats announce $100 million work-for-dole scheme

National has today announced its long awaited work-for-the dole scheme under the guise of an 'environment policy', Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00331.htm


3: Migrant Effect - The Changing Face of NZ Voters

This year, as with every election year, migration is a hot issue amongst politicians vying for the public’s vote. Like a repetitive tune stuck on replay, at election time we hear racist jibes being thrown at migrants and ethnic groups that do not ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00188.htm


4: Mark Drolette: Dear Fellow Citizens of the World

Save yourselves. America, my native country, a place I no longer recognize, is now an irredeemably wretched land shot through with lunacy and idiocy, a rogue nation on the prowl controlled by murderous madmen enthusiastically supported by tens of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00169.htm


5: Dunne challenges National on Maori seats policy

United Future leader Peter Dunne today called on National to drop its "totally divisive" policy of simply getting rid of the Maori seats, saying United Future had "very serious concerns" about the damage such a unilateral decision would have on New Zealand's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00335.htm


6: Te Putatara: Racial Politics

Racial Politics Te Putatara a newsletter for the kumara vine Maori news, views and comment Tuesday, September 13. 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00184.htm


7: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00156.htm


8: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00133.htm


9: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00154.htm


10: Kevin List: The Best NZ Democracy Money Can Buy

In the 2005 election both the National and Labour parties are likely to push election advertising spending close to its limits. So far as Scoop can determine this is the first time this has happened in a New Zealand General election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00190.htm


11: Public Address 13/09/03 - Numbers And Stuff

Spring showed up yesterday. I took a break and lay on the grass above Pt Chevalier beach, reading Keith Sinclair's autobiography, Halfway Round the Harbour; aptly, the chapter about growing up on "the Point". It's good that small boys can still ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00186.htm


12: Images: Make Poverty History Rally At Parliament

At 1pm on Saturday September 10th a rally was held at Parliament for the Make Poverty History campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00168.htm


13: Key all over the place again

“National is at some stage in this campaign going to have to get to grips with the detail of their policy,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00316.htm


14: Labour: Foreign Affairs Trade & Development Policy

Labour recognises that globalisation offers exciting opportunities for a dynamic trading nation like New Zealand, but also generates challenges to social equality and the global environment. Our foreign policy seeks to advance our interests and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00329.htm


15: Impreza WRC 2006 unveiled

The Impreza 2006 WRC will make its public debut at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0508/S00156.htm


16: Laissez-faire Polygamy Condoned In Utah

Don’t think that the Internet news, Scoop or Counter Punch is not being read or getting passed around. On March 24, 2005, an article entitled, "Utah Prosecutors Are Soft On Polygamy," authored by Yours Truly, was published in Scoop, and within two weeks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00173.htm


17: Energy Policy

Labour is committed to a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future. New Zealanders need modern, reliable sources of energy that will ensure that our lights will stay on and our businesses keep working. We want to continue to have energy available ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00341.htm


18: Minister Cuts Razor Wire in Aust. Detention Centre

Minister for Immigration, Amanda Vanstone, today cut razor wire that surrounds the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, marking the start of work to remove it from fences.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00190.htm


19: Polar ice reveals pre-industrial pollution

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00019.htm


20: Generation Jones is driving NZ Voter Volatility

A new analysis of recent New Zealand political polling reveals that the current voter vacillation is primarily driven by one demographic-- Generation Jones, the large generation between the Baby Boomers and Generation X. U.S. political analyst and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00161.htm


21: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0509/S00032.htm


22: Brash buckles under pressure - again

Don Brash’s cynical and desperate u-turn on petrol tax is just the latest flip-flop he has executed in this election campaign, Labour MP Pete Hodgson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00327.htm


23: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00315.htm


24: Campaign with first fuel efficient hybrid cars

Avis unveils marketing campaign in wake of petrol price rises with first fuel efficient hybrid cars

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00160.htm


25: Nuclear free policy reflects New Zealand's values

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Foreign Minister Phil Goff today launched Labour’s Foreign Affairs policy, saying New Zealand’s nuclear free legislation was too important to New Zealanders for parties’ positions to be left unclear.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00328.htm


26: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00155.htm


27: What is Labour’s secret Skyhawk bonus?

National’s Defence spokesman, John Carter, says Labour is hiding details of the Air Force strike wing sale bonus till after the election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00332.htm


28: Siddharth Varadarajan: Police State In America

As if the official ineptitude of the Bush administration in the aftermath of Katrina and the callousness of the Bush family were not enough to digest, a U.S. Federal appeals court has just delivered this bombshell in the Jose Padilla case:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00153.htm


29: Greg Palast: Terror In Tiny Town

In the War on Terror, we are all on the front lines. Now Southold has apparently been targeted by Al Qaeda. I'm not surprised. Southold, if you look at a map, is situated at the ass end of nowhere. We are known for our Strawberry Festival and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00181.htm


30: Don Brash visits wananga

The embattled Te Wananga o Aotearoa has a “great future” with a National Government, according to National Leader Don Brash, who visited the Te Awamutu campus today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00334.htm

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