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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 26 June 2006


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

1: Scoop VideoCast: Pressure Mounts On MPs Over Taser

Selwyn Manning reports on how the NZ Police intend to trial the Taser stun gun on people from September. Opposition against the Police's use of the Taser is mounting and MPs are being called to stand up and be counted on this issue.

2: ASIA:NZ Media Newsletter June

NZ media fails to keep pace with Asia - Indian media: Never a slow news day - Urgent thinking on Asia needed - report - Media travel awards – North Asia - Asian newspapers buck global trend - Forum to mark 10 year anniversary - Ethnic network to launch ...

3: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 27 June 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that yesterday Cabinet agreed to seek a multi-party accord on ways to stem the rising tide of child homicide; if not, why not?

4: DWS: She Might Be Downes But She's Left Not Out!

The finale of Dancing with the Stars was a bit like watching a a classic Disney cartoon except there were no bad guys everyone was the winner – particulalry former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes.

5: Faster, better broadband bill introduced

Legislation to enact the Labour-led government's pledge to bring New Zealanders faster, better broadband Internet services has been introduced to Parliament.

6: Time For Kahui Family Arrests

It is time for the Police to move in and start making arrests in the Kahui twins' murder case, says New Zealand First Law and Order spokesperson Ron Mark.

7: How the US Continues to Manipulate Nicaragua

• “Radical Populism,” the basis for a new post-cold war U.S. national security doctrine, unfolds in region, providing a rationale for a new epoch of U.S. domination

8: Images: Paul Newman Tests the Ferrari 599

Almost as renowned for his driving skill as his legendary acting career, Paul Newman has visited Ferrari to test its newest model, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, which will make its down-under debut at the Australian International Motor Show in October.

9: Restoring Peace in New Zealand – City by City

In Colombia, Mayor Mockus recently hired 420 mime artists to control traffic and prevent road-rage violence in Bogotá's chaotic and dangerous streets. In Palmerston North, Mayor Heather Tanguay last year held a multi-ethnic barbecue to help build ...

10: Lula – Brazil’s Lost Leader

For many Brazilians, the October 2002 election of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva symbolized the ascendance to power of a leftist prodigal son. But impoverished Brazilians, initially attracted by Lula’s radical past and his passionate pledge to transform ...

11: Video: Soccer World Cup, Hooligans, Yahoo Coverage

Selwyn Manning presents the first of Scoop's daily podcast, today reporting on the Soccer World Cup, hooligans causing concern, and how Yahoo has connected the globe to the best and latest from World Cup host country, Germany.

12: Dancing with the Stars - The Figures

Around 1.2 million New Zealanders over the age of five years tuned in to Dancing with the Stars on TV ONE during the course of the programme's grand finale last night, won by former beauty queen Lorraine Downes and her dancing partner Aaron Gilmore.

13: Police Produce Misleading Statements on Tasers

A Campaign Against The report of police statements about the proposed taser stun gun trial in September shows “a woeful mix of misleading statements and unsupported assurances.”

14: The future of policing - why review the Act?

In 1958 - the year the current Police Act came into effect - the population of New Zealand was just over 2.2 million. Many of our communities were rural and a rotary telephone was likely the most sophisticated piece of equipment in the average Kiwi ...

15: Greg Palast: Dan crashes - Bush flies high

They finally put Dan Rather out of his misery. Today, CBS finally terminated him and sent him to the electronic glue factory -- all for reporting the truth. But not all of it.

16: Congo: 4,000 Displaced Persons Reach Un Sanctuary

Some 4,000 displaced people have escaped the clutches of militias in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), trekking for up to 80 kilometres though forests to reach sanctuary where they are receiving food and shelter from the United ...

17: NZTE appoints new Sector Director for Tourism

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has appointed Dame Cheryll Sotheran to the role of Sector Director Tourism. Dame Cheryll is also the NZTE Sector Director for Creative Industries.

18: Poverty The Most Serious Human Rights Abuse

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today described poverty as the most serious, invidious and widespread human rights violation confronting the world, while calling on all States to keep laws at the forefront of their efforts ...

19: Solar-Powered Security System Catches Thieves.

Would-be thieves were apprehended on a North Island farm last month thanks to a revolutionary SolarBeam solar-powered driveway and perimeter alert system.

20: Benson Pope: No more violence, no more excuses

Good morning everyone. My thanks to the previous speakers, Police Minister Annette King and Chief Judge Russell Johnson; and welcome to my fellow speakers, Families Commissioner Rajen Prasad, and my Parliamentary colleague Dr Pita Sharples.

21: Kiwis Win World Egg Throwing Championship

1. A hard fought battle resulted in a win for South Island, New Zealand team of Turkey Farmers Andrew McKay and Nigel Tiffin in the 1st Annual World Egg Throwing Championships

22: Wammo Moving On From RDU

After 5 years of dedicated service to our station and his own show – Glenn ‘Wammo’ Williams is to finish on RDU Mornings on July 7th 2006.

23: Bosnia, Myanmar, Algeria envoys present credent'ls

Ambassadors from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Myanmar, and Algeria will present credentials to the Governor-General, Dame Silvia Cartwright, at Government House tomorrow (27 June, 11.30 am).

24: Scoop Launches Audio and Video Podcast Feed

Scoop has launched its audio/video podcast providing Scoopers with the best way to stay ahead of other media. The great thing about the podcast is it allows you to listen and view the media at a time that's convenient to you.

25: Richard S Ehrlich: Turkey Political

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- "Ten or 15 years ago, we had Romanian girls in Istanbul selling their bodies as prostitutes," said Hassan, an office worker in Istanbul's old Sultan Ahmet neighborhood.

26: First Shot Fired in Timor-Leste

A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) soldier fired a warning shot in Timor-Leste during a patrol near Becora last week.

27: Parker's Credibility on Line With Kyoto Details

Climate Change Minister David Parker’s credibility will be on the line when he soon provides an indication of the Government’s thinking on how best to implement the Kyoto Protocol in New Zealand, the Kyoto Forestry Association (KFA) said today.

28: Questions And Answers - Thursday, 22 June 2006

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister of Finance: What steps, if any, will he take to reduce the current account deficit, and, in particular, what steps will he take to reduce the impact of rising oil prices on the current account ...

29: Iwi leader calls for restraint over twins’ death

Nga Puhi leader David Rankin has called for gang members not to take the law into their own hands over the recent deaths of the three-month-old twins in South Auckland.

30: US Army Officer Refuses Deployment Orders

Ft. Lewis, WA-- First Lieutenant Ehren K. Watada refused orders today to deploy to Iraq as his Stryker Brigade began deployment. He reported to duty at 2:00 a.m. at Ft Lewis, WA, and refused orders to move to the adjacent McChord Air Force Base to ...

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