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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings -3 October 2005

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

1: National Summit to Save Our (US) Elections – Day 1

In this report: - Activist Attorney Paul Lehto Makes a Strong Case - VotersUnite.Org's Theisen Explains How Citizens have "Outsourced" the Voting and Tabulation Process to Corporations - A Huge Opportunity in New Mexico and Three Weeks to Raise the Money ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00003.htm


2: Student Magazine Injuncted By Vice-Chancellor

Salient, Victoria University's weekly student magazine, will not be distributed today because of a High Court injunction obtained by the University's Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Pat Walsh.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0510/S00005.htm


3: U.S. Soldiers Trade Images Of Iraqi Dead For Porn

Richard Ehrlich reports that U.S. troops in Iraq have traded hundreds of images of mutilated corpses in exchange for free online pornography, according to the owner of a Web site investigated by the Pentagon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00389.htm


4: www.mccully.co.nz - 'And the Winner is…'

The special votes have been counted. The Maori Party has gained an entitlement to a third seat, reducing the overhang to one (and the size of the whole Parliament to 121). The National Party has dropped a seat (to 48) leaving Helen Clark (with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00006.htm


5: Scoop Link: Critic On Victoria Uni Fee Hikes

Victoria University’s student magazine Salient reports that students there are in for a massive increase in fees in 2006, with the University considering 5 to 10 percent across-the-board fee rises.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00026.htm


6: ASPA Awards: Critic named Best Student Publication

Critic, the much-talked about Otago University student magazine, was named the best publication by a panel of media experts at the annual Aotearoa Student Press Association awards, held in Auckland on Saturday in association with the NZ Listener.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0510/S00004.htm


7: Public Apology From Julian Wilcox

Broadcaster Julian Wilcox has tendered an apology to Maori Television and to the public for his actions surrounding a media story that brought disrepute to Maori Television.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00020.htm


8: Dr Brash: Notes On 2005 Final Election Result

Speaking notes for National Party Leader Don Brash, National Party Caucus Room, Old Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00002.htm


9: Mike Whitney: The Impending Cakewalk In Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog agency, the IAEA, officially signed Iran's death-warrant yesterday. By passing a US-backed resolution that refers Iran's nuclear program to the Security Council, the member states have endorsed America's genocidal Middle ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00029.htm


10: Mary-Kate and Ashley expand business horizons

Teen actresses and businesswomen Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen have their sights set on a new brand launch that includes an entirely new target market – ‘tween and teen boys.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00011.htm


11: Anti-Capitalist Alliance: Oppose the Treaty

Over the last couple of decades much of the left have called for the New Zealand government to “honour the Treaty.” At this last election the Maori Party won 4 seats in parliament and is likely to prop up the next government. A key demand of the Maori ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00014.htm


12: Looming flea plague: Serious suffering ahead

Warm and moist conditions are now triggering one of the country’s biggest home insect invasions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00004.htm


13: The Letter

We picked it; Jobs for votes; The Greens; New Zealand First; New Landscape; Speakership; ACT's loss, National's gain; ACT strategy; The Economy; Those Dodgy Polls

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00007.htm


14: Scoop Audio: PM's Press Conference 3 Oct. 2005

Prime Minister Helen Clark today dealt with the following issues at her post cabinet press conference: - The latest Bali Bombing - Post special vote coalition forming negotiations - The inquiry into Taito Philip Field

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00035.htm


15: Images: Greens Meet Labour For Coalition Talks

At 3.50pm today the Green Co-Leaders Rod Donald and Jeanette Fitzsimons held a brief photo call with Prime Minister Helen Clark and Deputy Labour Party Leader Michael Cullen prior to the beginning of coalition and government formation talks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00036.htm


16: Niloufer Bhagwat: US Prepares For War Against Iran

The recent Resolution of the IAEA is preparation for War. The voting pattern on the Resolution against Iran is significant. But what is even more significant - that people all over the world including in the anti-war movement in the United States ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00030.htm


17: National Party Loses One Seat Rest Remain The Same

The Chief Electoral Officer has released the final election results that confirm Labour is the party with the most votes and takes 50 MPs into the new Parliament. National loses one MP achieving a final election result with 48 MPs in its caucus. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00001.htm


18: The landscape of politics

One thing for sure, Labour scored a pyrrhic victory. Although the special votes have yet to be counted they are unlikely to change the flavour of Parliament. Whatever the coalition/supply and confidence/or abstention arrangements, a difficult time ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00290.htm


19: SPCA Outraged By Online Dolphin Auction Hoax

The Royal New Zealand SPCA has expressed outrage at a hoax posting on the ‘Trade Me’ website, offering a dolphin for sale by auction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00300.htm


20: Greens disappointed to lose Nandor from Parliament

The Green Party is disappointed the party was just 1,246 votes short of getting a seventh MP in the next Parliament, but is pleased the final election results confirm Helen Clark will be the next Prime Minister of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00003.htm


21: NZ General Election 2005 - Official Results

The number of seats in Parliament will be 121, not the 122 seats predicted on election night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00001.htm


22: Found! NZ’s Sexiest Single Man

After running a campaign for votes that would put most New Zealand politicians to shame, 20-year-old Aucklander Alex Hempstock has won the title of CLEO Bachelor of the Year 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00004.htm


23: NZ research creates faster, stronger boats

A New Zealand company’s commitment to research is enabling the boatbuilding industry to benefit from its advances in composite materials technology. The result is boats, including those competing in the next America’s Cup, that are lighter and stronger, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00001.htm


24: Auckland concert for Burmese refugees

About 65 singers, dancers and musicians will take to the stage at the PumpHouse beside Takapuna’s Lake Pupuke this month to raise funds for refugees from Burma.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00012.htm


25: Crane Hire rescues Muriwai Lifeguard tower

Auckland, 29 September, 2005. The Muriwai Lifeguard Service tower was today rescued off the rugged Auckland west coast beach by New Zealand Crane Hire after surf and wind had eroded the dunes it was built on.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00019.htm


26: UQ Wire: Michel Chossudovsky's New 911 Book

AMERICA'S "WAR ON TERRORISM" - Expanded and Updated Edition of the 2002 Best-Seller: War and Globalisation, The Truth behind September 11 , with Eleven New Chapters The Book has just been released.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00033.htm


27: Bali Explosions - 2 October 2005 Update 11am

At least three bombs exploded in Bali at 8.00pm local time on 1 October, at Kuta and Jimbaran. Several deaths and injuries have occurred. At this stage there are no reports of New Zealand casualties.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00002.htm


28: Aust. Border Security: Biometrics, Passport Alerts

Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone today said trials of two new systems at Sydney airport could help dramatically strengthen Australia’s border security.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00029.htm


29: Waitaki Catchment Regional Plan Completed

The Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Plan was officially handed to Environment Minister Marian Hobbs today by the chair of the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Board Judge David Sheppard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00005.htm


30: Cobb Will Not Run for 2008 Presidential Nomination

David Cobb, 2004 Green Party Presidential Candidate announced that he would not seek the 2008 Green Party Nomination. Speaking exclusively to Scoop's conference correspondent, Cobb said: "I think that the Green Party should run a woman for president in 2008. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00004.htm

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