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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 27 June 2006

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

1: Abracadabra and Magic in stick-on bra deal

Even before Friday night’s National Bank Cup final, the Magic netball team have scored a victory by securing leading stick-on, strapless bra company Abracadabra as their official fashion bra sponsor for another year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0606/S00409.htm

2: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00299.htm

3: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00297.htm

4: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00520.htm

5: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 27 June 2006

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00539.htm

6: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0606/S00260.htm

7: 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?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00522.htm

8: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00512.htm

9: Top Home ISP's

Access to the internet from home has been a hot subject of contention lately and as New Zealand's broadband penetration rises these sorts of rankings will be watched keenly by all players in the market.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0606/S00425.htm

10: Labour candidate selected for Tamaki Board

Labour Party members from the Tamaki ward have confirmed 25-year-old Arna Metcalfe as the Labour candidate for the Tamaki Community Board by-election to be held from late July to mid-August this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0606/S00300.htm

11: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 26 June 2006

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00300.htm

12: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00501.htm

13: Government coping well with an ageing population

The government’s strategy of debt reduction and providing for future superannuation means that New Zealand is well placed to meet the challenges of an ageing population, Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00530.htm

14: New prisoner drug and alcohol addiction programmes

New prisoner drug and alcohol addiction programmes will help reduce re-offending rates – O'Connor

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00355.htm

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00292.htm

16: Goff to join trade ministers to negotiate WTO deal

Trade Minister Phil Goff travels to Geneva this week to join with other Trade Ministers to try to progress the World Trade Organisation’s Doha Development Round talks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00528.htm

17: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0606/S00282.htm

18: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00080.htm

19: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00256.htm

20: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00523.htm

21: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00515.htm

22: Police Produce Misleading Statements on Tasers

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0606/S00261.htm

23: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00534.htm

24: Telecom To Separate Wholesale And Retail

Telecom is to move voluntarily to create a separate, independent wholesale operation, incoming Chairman Wayne Boyd and Chief Executive Theresa Gattung said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0606/S00416.htm

25: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0606/S00262.htm

26: Companies wake up to food handling risk

New Zealand is quick to boast of its world-beating position in everything from enterprise to extreme sports, but there's one area where we'd rather not talk about our performance at all. New Zealand holds the unenviable position of food-poisoning capital of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0606/S00414.htm

27: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00523.htm

28: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00293.htm

29: MySpace Seminar at Our Place

The NZ Music Industry Commission is pleased to host a seminar that will shed some light on the music-related aspects of MySpace.com. Berkeley University’s Danah Boyd will share her insights in a discussion with Aaron Dustin to be held at the NZMIC ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0606/S00209.htm

30: Teenage Parenthood Traps Maori

According to welfare commentator, Lindsay Mitchell, the majority of single parents who have been on a benefit since their teens are Maori.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0606/S00268.htm

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