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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 19 October 2005

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

1: Ministerial portfolios allocated

Helen Clark said that the government was renewing and refreshing itself for the third term in government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00100.htm


2: Eritrean Flight Ban Forces Evacuation By Road

Three United Nations peacekeepers who were injured in a road accident in the Eritrean-Ethiopian border area had to be evacuated over land in an eight-hour trip "under very precarious conditions" because Eritrea did not respond to a request to lift ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00320.htm


3: NEWSFLASH: Cabinet Announcement Underway

A Press Conference to announce the new Cabinet lineup is presently underway at Parliament. Scoop will bring Audio and image coverage of the press conference shortly. In the meantime the major changes on the front bench include:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00233.htm


4: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 18, 2005

DEPARTMENT Secretary Rice's Meeting with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan / Topics Discussed / Scheduling of Meeting

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00324.htm


5: Minister's integrity in tatters from the start

"Finance Minister Michael Cullen returns to Cabinet with his integrity and his reputation already in tatters," says National Party Finance spokesman John Key

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00107.htm


6: Cheney's Role In Plame Outing Under Scrutiny

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is trying to determine whether Vice President Dick Cheney had a role in the outing of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame-Wilson, individuals close to Fitzgerald say. Plame’s husband was a vocal critic of prewar ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00241.htm


7: Labour’s lack of new talent laid bare in reshuffle

National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee has attacked Helen Clark’s reshuffled Cabinet as a “rearrangement of the deck chairs”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00103.htm


8: 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


9: Marc Alexander: A Government at Last! Yeah Right

Nothing in politics is so simple that it can't be misunderstood. The closed-door coalition shuffle is mercifully at an end. And did it take its time! We had an election over a month ago and we got what we least expected: a result that should have come ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00243.htm


10: Helen Clark in Total Control

ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today that Helen Clark now has a vice-like grip on government, thanks to Winston Peters and Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00106.htm


11: Workers And Unions Should Be Wary of New Govt

The new government is bad news for unions and bad news for New Zealand workers, Green Party Industrial Relations Spokesperson Sue Bradford told the CTU Biennial Conference in Wellington this morning. "While New Zealand First presents a mixed picture ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00099.htm


12: Senior Government Whip Steps Down

On election night I said the Labour team would fight to regain the Whanganui electorate for Labour. I intend to help lead the fightback and I will not be continuing as Senior Government Whip in the new Labour-led government, MP Jill Pettis said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00108.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: Public Address 19/10/05 - Doing A Lot

Having noted Paola Totaro's love letter to New Zealand this week, it seems only fair to also acknowledge Douglas Davis's unintentionally hilarious account for The Spectator of "visiting Auckland the other week" and finding it "even more dour ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00239.htm


16: Plagarism And the Maxim Institute

In light of recent statements made my the Maxim Institutes director, Bruce Logan regarding copying large amounts of the work of others and passing it off as his own in national newspapers, HappyClappingHomos would like to ask the Institute exactly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00150.htm


17: 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


18: Minister Flies to Geneva for WTO Meeting

Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton leaves New Zealand today to attend an important meeting in Geneva as part of the World Trade Organisation multilateral trade negotiations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00098.htm


19: Air NZ Fashion Week: Insidious Fix Images

Images from the Insidious Fix show at Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00140.htm


20: 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


21: Burns Interview With Utrinski Vesnik, Macedonia

QUESTION: First I wanted to ask you about the next visit of our Prime Minister to Washington. What do you think will be the main message from Mr. Bush and from everybody there?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00329.htm


22: 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


23: Goff names new Ambassador to Argentina

New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Argentina will be career diplomat Lucy Duncan, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00102.htm


24: William Pitt: Some Questions for Harriet Miers

Appointing a person with no judicial experience whatsoever to the Supreme Court is by no means an unprecedented act. Indeed, some of the most influential Justices ever to serve never wore the robe before assuming that high seat. Earl Warren and William ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00238.htm


25: 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


26: Keepleftnz.Org Declares Victory, Heads for Bar

With confirmation of the left’s victory in the election, the creators of keepleftnz.org have decided to relocate themselves from cyberspace to the bar, awarding themselves a three-year drinking fellowship in recognition of their contribution to the LPG ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00156.htm


27: 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


28: Can Hodgson Cure Health?

"Incoming Health Minister Pete Hodgson has a huge job ahead of him in dealing with the health needs of New Zealanders" ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00112.htm


29: NZPA Images Service Launches With Fashion Week

The New Zealand Press Association, in a dramatic departure from its traditional role as the national news agency, has launched its photo and graphics arm, NZPA Images, to coincide with the start of Auckland Fashion Week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00351.htm


30: Corrections Confirms Dismissal

Probation Officer Josie Bullock was dismissed today for breaching the Department of Corrections’ Code of Conduct by publicly criticising the Department’s policies for managing offenders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00149.htm

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