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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 17 October 2005

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

1: NEWSFLASH: Govt. Formation Expected At 5pm

A press conference is being held at 5pm today in the Legislative Council Chamber. Scoop will provide full audio, video and photographic coverage of the event from later this evening at this link.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00212.htm


2: Amnesty May Declare Abortion A Human Right

At the recent Amnesty International International Council meeting in Mexico a remit motion seeking to declare abortion a human right was discussed. In their latest "Freedom Letter" it is noted that Amnesty International was consulting world-wide on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00132.htm


3: New Govt: Peters & Dunne Ministers, Greens Out

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and United Future leader Peter Dunne have been allocated ministerial positions in a Labour-led Government. Labour has successfully negotiated a Centre-Right deal that offers immediate assurance that it can govern ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00214.htm


4: Government Arrangements Announced

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that Labour had finalised arrangements with the Progressive Party, New Zealand First, United Future, and the Green Party, to enable it to form a government with a majority on confidence and supply.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00086.htm


5: NEWSFLASH: Maori Party Not Supporting National

In a press conference held at 3.30pm this afternoon Maori Party Leader Tariana Turia formally announced that the Maori Party will not be supporting any National Party attempt to form a government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00211.htm


6: Flashback: National And The Seabed and Foreshore

At present there is much heated speculation that National is courting the Maori Party and offering concessions regarding the Foreshore and Seabed legislation - legislation passed with New Zealand First's support in late 2004 - Scoop has taken a trip down ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00209.htm


7: A Week of It: Iraq And The Return Of The Brethren

New Zealand freelance journalist Jon Stephenson interviewed acclaimed Middle Eastern correspondent Robert Fisk last week in Sydney. Mr Stephenson has been to Iraq seven times in the last few years and spent 100 days criss-crossing Iraq during 2004 and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00188.htm


8: Peters and Dunne Betray Voters

"Winston Peters and Peter Dunne's betrayal of voters will cost Kiwi families dear," predicted ACT Leader Rodney Hide today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00085.htm


9: Peters "An Insult" For Foreign Affairs

Labour's offer to make Winston Peters the Minister of Foreign Affairs outside of Cabinet is an insult to New Zealand's friends overseas, says ACT Defence spokesman Heather Roy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00084.htm


10: The Letter

It is a Labour/NZ First/United government. Your interest rates are going up.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00077.htm


11: Greens achieve significant policy gains

The Green Party has negotiated a comprehensive policy agreement in exchange for an abstention on issues of confidence and supply.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00082.htm


12: Maori Party Makes Stand for Independence

The Maori Party has chosen to end its first month in Parliament, with a clear statement of intention, to uphold its commitment to be a strong and independent Maori voice in Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00080.htm


14: Audio & Images: PM Clark Govt. Formation Presser

Scoop Audio & Images: PM Helen Clark Government Formation Press Conference - 17 October 2005 By the Scoop team

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00216.htm


15: Thank you Clevedon Electorate!

I was absolutely delighted with the wonderful majority of 12,871 for the candidate vote. What was even more pleasing was Clevedon's National Party vote rocketing from 7,764 in 2002 to 19,527 in 2005. The National Party received 52% of the Party vote ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00075.htm


16: Public Address 17/10/05 - The Detail On The Detail

There you go. I finish a blog explaining why Winston Peters was never going to countenance the cantilevered coalition allegedly offered him by National and the Herald puts it beyond doubt by leading today with the news that New Zealand First party president ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00205.htm


17: Emirates Completes Entire Airbus A340-500 Order

Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline equipped with one of the most modern fleets in the world, has received its entire order of Airbus A340-500s with the arrival of its tenth A340-500 aircraft.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00301.htm


18: National will hold new government to account

National Party Leader Don Brash says the onus is now on Helen Clark to hold her coalition government together.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00083.htm


19: Suzan Mazur: The Dorak Affair's Final Chapter

The Dorak mystery flower has opened at last. Earlier this week in phone conversations I had with David Stronach, Professor of Near East Archaeology at the University of California - Berkeley, Stronach disclosed that Jimmie Mellaart invented Dorak. He ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00120.htm


20: Voters have until 8pm to decide next NZ Idol

Despite a congratulatory promotion being accidentally screened this afternoon, voting for NZ Idol is open until 8pm tonight – half an hour into the live final. Two promos congratulating the eventual winner were made in preparation for tonight's results ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00132.htm


21: Rice Interview on Meet the Press With Tim Russert

QUESTION: Madame Secretary, welcome. Are you confident the Iraqi people adopted a new constitution yesterday?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00289.htm


22: Support for Labour Progressive government welcomed

Jim Anderton welcomes the announcement of the "inner" coalition agreement between Labour and the Progressives, and the other agreements of support in varying forms from the three parties for a Labour-led government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00081.htm


23: Minister pays tribute to departing Commissioner

The Minister of Police, George Hawkins has paid tribute to Police Commissioner Rob Robinson, who has announced that he would be stepping down from his role at the end of the year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00076.htm


24: Greenpeace appeals Marsden B decision

Auckland, Monday 17 October 2005: Greenpeace today lodged an appeal to the Environment Court over the decision by Commissioners acting for Northland councils to allow the coal station to go ahead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00113.htm


25: Polanski Not Worried About Thai Extradition Law

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Roman Polanski, who recently dodged possible extradition from England to America where he was convicted for illicit sex with a 13-year-old California girl, said he has "no problems" being arrested as a fugitive while traveling to other ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00196.htm


26: Workers Charter New Political Developments on Left

A conference to establish a national campaign in support of a Workers Charter is being held in Auckland on the Saturday of Labour Weekend – 22nd October.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00116.htm


27: Scoop Link: Judith Miller & NYT Come Clean

In July 2003, Joseph C. Wilson IV, a former ambassador, created a firestorm by publishing an essay in The New York Times that accused the Bush administration of using faulty intelligence to justify the war in Iraq. The administration, he charged, ignored ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00198.htm


28: Rice With French Foreign Minister Douste-Blazy

FOREIGN MINISTER DOUSTE-BLAZY: (Via interpreter) Ladies and gentlemen, dear Condoleezza, first of all, I would like to tell you that I am most delighted to host my friend, Condoleezza, here at the Quai d'Orsay. We have worked a great deal since our meeting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00286.htm


29: ‘New Zealand’s fashion bible’ launches ‘Pink issue

Print edition celebrates first year, spilling the beans on this week's catwalk shows at Air New Zealand Fashion Week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00117.htm


30: Moana & the tribe to play to Russia's 'Elite'

Moana & the tribe are minus their bass player Pete Hoera as they fly out to Moscow tonight. The band were invited by a wealthy businessman to play one 40 minute set at an exclusive party in one of Moscow’s high market clubs, First Mansion for 500 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00118.htm

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