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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 15 September 2005

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

1: Galloway Vs Hitchens; Progressives Vs Ourselves

Man, it just felt so good watching George Galloway rip Senator Coleman an extra exit hole. In May 2005, you'll remember, while most American politicians were mincing and cowering, the Honorable Member of the British Parliament, George Galloway, told ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00224.htm


2: Poll Clash: TVNZ Say National, TV3 Say Labour

TV polls released this evening at 6pm on the two major TV networks signal two different outcomes for the election on Saturday. TV3/TNS says its Labour in the lead, TVNZ/Colmar Brunton says its National.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00240.htm


3: $512,000 for news service to the Pacific

The Government will provide $512,000 for a satellite service to South Pacific television broadcasters, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00380.htm


4: Pollwatch: TV3/TNS Lab. 40.5% National 38.7%

Number of seats* Labour 50 National 48 NZ First 8 Green Party 8 Maori Party 2 United Future 4 Progressive 1 ACT - Total seats 121

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00238.htm


5: Don Brash, Civil Unions & The Exclusive Brethren

Last year Dr Don Brash after careful consideration of select committee submissions on the Civil Union Bill changed his mind on supporting the controversial legislation. Dr Brash stated in a press release in November 2004:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00237.htm


6: Hide leading in Epsom - Roy Morgan poll

ACT Leader and Epsom candidate Rodney Hide today said he was pleased but not surprised by the result of a Morgan poll that shows him leading in the race for the battleground seat.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00422.htm


7: ELECTION SWEEPSTAKE – PICK THE NUMBERS & WIN!

You the reader get to pick the numbers of seats for each party and whoever gets the closest answer will win something nice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00228.htm


8: Dr Jon Johansson: On Treaty and Race

In a few days New Zealanders will go to the polls with our eclectic mix of motivations. Some of us will vote according to the party we identify most strongly with, or against, some of us will vote in self-interest, some will vote with their hearts, some will ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00211.htm


9: Poll Watch: TV One Colmar Brunton - Nat 43, Lab 37

TV One's Colmar Brunton Poll calculates that National would have 54 MPs, United Future 3 MPs, that gives 57 MPs with support from New Zealand First with 7 MPs giving it a majority.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00239.htm


10: Brash Speech: National's First Ten Tasks

In two days' time, New Zealanders will decide which political party is prepared to confront the issues that really matter to our country and its future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00415.htm


11: Tamihere shocked at Sharples’ methods

Tamaki Makaurau MP John Tamihere is calling on Pita Sharples to apologise for mistreating one of Mr Tamihere’s campaign workers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00423.htm


12: Rodney Hide Leading In Epsom

RODNEY HIDE LEADING IN EPSOM – ELECTORS THINK LABOUR ENCOURAGING ITS SUPPORTERS TO VOTE NATIONAL INAPPROPRIATE

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00201.htm


13: Scoop Video: Selwyn Manning Interviews Matt Robson

Video: Will the Progressives be caned for being too close to Labour? Will Parliament's man of social conscience, Matt Robson, be returned to Parliament? If not, what will he do? Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning interviews Matt Robson about how he sees this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00230.htm


14: 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


15: More Private Campaigning Material

This full-page newspaper advertisment was authorised by Selwyn Pellett, an Auckland businessman who has said he had no alliance to Labour. His two full-page advertisements are understood to have cost him around $25 000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00236.htm


16: Mâori TV TNS Poll – Te Tai Tonga Electorate

Mâori Television has today released the final results of its election opinion poll of the Mâori electorates.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00179.htm


17: Former National candidate slams Nat's policy

A former high profile National Party List candidate has attacked National's environmental policies, particularly its plans for the Resource Management Act and intention to divert funds to pay for tax cuts, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00406.htm


18: Poll Watch: Fairfax ACNielsen - Nat 43%, Lab 37%

National 43% Labour 37% NZ First 7% Green 6% United Future 3% ACT 1% Maori 1% Destiny 1% Progressive 1% Other 1%

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00196.htm


19: Scoop Election Briefing: NZ First's Winston Peters

Is your policy going with the party that gets the most votes a bright line absolute test. If for example the Labour + Greens gets more than National + United Future is there wiggle room to go with Labour? Or is it simply a matter of which major party ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00209.htm


20: Lyndon Hood: Under Bee Hive

It is spring, moonless night in the Parliament Buildings, banner- headline black, the carpetways silent and the scowling grandstanders'- and-liars' chambers breathing night-time down into the breeze-mumbled grounds. And all the people of the lulled ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00212.htm


21: Influenza, Avian Influenza, Pandemic Influenza FAQ

These are being continually updated as more information comes to hand, and are available at www.moh.govt.nz/pandemicinfluenza.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0509/S00077.htm


22: Eyewitness Account: Marooned At The Ritz

Eyewitness Account: Marooned At The Ritz - Stranded in New Orleans during Katrina, medical professionals set up a treatment center at the Ritz Carlton. by Joseph Pulvirenti, M.D.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00205.htm


23: Ka pai to the "mainstream" New Zealanders

"Thirty-three years ago a Maori language petition (containing 30,000 signatures) was presented to Parliament. The request at the time was for Mâori language to be taught in schools. This day, 14 September 1972 was a significant event in the history ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00419.htm


24: Guest Opinion: How Do Governments Fail The People?

Governments fail the people when politics equals economics and laws are made or changed without fully considering the social consequences for all people: rich and poor, men, women and children, different ethnic groups, different races, and indigenous ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00235.htm


25: Transcript: Scoop Interviews PM Helen Clark

Scoop Election Briefing, September 13, 2005 Prime Minister Helen Clark AUDIO: Election Briefing: Prime Minister Helen Clark Interview by Alastair Thompson Transcript by Rosalea Barker Images by Kevin List

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00213.htm


26: Election Punters Betting on Change of Government

Centrebet punters are backing Don Brash to replace Helen Clark as New Zealand prime minister.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00188.htm


27: Video: Paul Buchanan To Launch Security/Intel Book

Former US security advisor and current Auckland University lecturer, Paul Buchanan, is about to launch a book that examines security and intelligence relationships in NZ and abroad. Scoop caught up with him for a preview of the book.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00193.htm


28: Sobering words from the Reserve Bank

“The Reserve Bank’s warning that further interest rate rises may be necessary to protect the Bank’s price stability target should weigh with voters as they consider their options on Saturday, ” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00401.htm


29: Anderton gets overseas call from Rod Hide

Progressive leader Jim Anderton is asking if the overseas caller called Rodney Hide who rang him earlier this afternoon could please call him again. "My wife Carole passed the phone to me quickly this afternoon because she knows that toll calls can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00426.htm


30: National must release its policy costings

National owes it to voters to release the policy costings it is withholding, Labour Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00418.htm

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