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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 18 October 2005

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


1: Cabinet elected

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced tonight the result of the ballot conducted by the Labour caucus for positions in the Cabinet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00088.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: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: Kiwi Crowned World Miss University 2005

Not since 1983 when Lorraine Downs brought home the title of Miss Universe, has a New Zealand woman won an international beauty pageant.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00126.htm


7: 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


8: 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


9: PM: Address to CTU Conference

I would like to begin by placing on record the Labour Party’s deep appreciation to the CTU and its affiliates for your support in so many ways for the re-election of a Labour-led government

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00095.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: Days of junk food in schools numbered

New Zealand will finally tackle one of the most important health issues of our time -getting junk food out of schools and improving the nutrition and health of the next generation, Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00093.htm


13: 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


14: 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.

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


15: Public Address 18/10/05 - Anger Management

There are some angry Greens over on Frogblog. In the heat of the moment, some of them seem inclined to turn on their leaders and go hostile on the Left: to do an Alliance, in other words...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00228.htm


16: NBC and TV3 Extend Exclusive Licensing Agreement

NBC Universal International Television Distribution and TV3 have extended their exclusive multi-year licensing agreement for the free terrestrial television rights in New Zealand to NBC Universal's current and library television programming

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00315.htm


17: 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


18: SBS Documentary: Inside Indonesia's War on Terror

This controversial SBS report which includes extracts from an interview with the former President of Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid, points to the involvement of the Indonesian Military Intelligence and Police in the 2002 Bali bombing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00223.htm


19: The Iraq Constitution: And They Call This Victory?

The incompetence of the U.S. government’s policy in Iraq was demonstrated by this weekend’s referendum on the Iraqi Constitution. The Constitution, written by the Shi’a and Kurds, has passed, over the objections of many Sunnis. Yet it symbolizes ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00229.htm


20: Pics: Futuristic concept from Hyundai shocks Tokyo

17 October 2005 Immediate release Futuristic concept from Hyundai shocks Tokyo Hyundai has grabbed the opening limelight at the Tokyo Motor Show with a startling new concept for a crossover vehicle. Called the Neos III, the radical newcomer sports a big V8 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00034.htm


21: 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


22: African Ministers Gather To Discuss HIV Vaccine

HIV vaccine development topped the agenda today at a United Nations-backed meeting in Yaoundé, Cameroon, that is bringing together some 200 experts, including African and international scientists, representatives of research agencies, donors and government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00313.htm


23: BFm Audio: Noelle McCarthy IV With Rod Donald

Today, the afternoon after what was clearly not a high point in the political history of the Green Party, 95Bfm News Director Noelle McCarthy interviewed Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald about the election 2005 coalition negotiations, their outcomes and the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00230.htm


24: NZ First To Provide Supply And Confidence

The Rt Hon Winston Peters today announced that New Zealand First will remain out of coalition government whilst agreeing to a confidence and supply agreement with the Labour-led government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00091.htm


25: Labour's true colours are not "Red"

This Government is not the one the workers of South Auckland voted for, nor Maori, when they overwhelmingly gave their party votes to Labour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00144.htm


26: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics (Govt Announced)

Video: Helen Clark Announces Labour-Led Govt - LABOUR AND PARTNER PARTY AGREEMENTS: - REACTION: - Just What Did National Say Regarding the Foreshore And Seabed? - … Meanwhile Thompson, Slack, Brown, Prebble & Molesworth Weigh In - Blueprint For Left ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00218.htm


27: 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


28: Audio & Images: Winston Peters Press Conference

NZ First Party Leader and Foreign Affairs Minister in waiting Winston Peters held a press conference this evening immediately following the Prime Minister's announcement of the new Government. He faced questioning on a range of issues relating to his ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00215.htm


29: The environment should not be milked for profits

Long disappeared from the North Island, the Kiwi milk bottle are still a popular way to buy milk in the South Island, but new Meadow Fresh milk owner billionaire Graeme Hart is rumoured to be planning to axe them next month.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00097.htm


30: Reducing Global Impact of Alcohol on Health

Far reaching measures to help reduce the global impact of alcohol on health and society have been proposed by the World Medical Association.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00060.htm

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