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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 28 June 2006


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.

2: Palast: The Invasion of Iraq A Jewish Conspiracy?

The US Congress will open hearings this week on the War in Iraq -- a wee bit late one might think. But one question at the forefront of the minds of many on both the Left and the Right is sure not to be asked: Did the Jews do it ? I mean, after killing ...

3: Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 28 June 2006

1. JILL PETTIS (Labour) to the Minister of Local Government: When do the Government’s new measures to improve the rates rebate scheme for those on low incomes come into effect? [Interruption]

4: Mexico's Fox Chooses U.S. Over Latin America

Fox Chooses U.S. Over Latin America, Continuing Mexico’s Accommodation to Washington’s Regional Primacy

5: Kiwi music fans first full online download store

The news is all good for New Zealand music fans as local online music store announces a series of landmark deals. digiRAMA has securing ground-breaking agreements with all four major record companies and a leading local radio network.

6: Nandor Tanczos – The Open Source Revolution

At one level, the open-source revolution has been won. When you use a Nokia phone, trade on eBay or do a Google search you're using open-source technology. Open-source pioneers such as Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, fiercely ...

7: Stateside with Rosalea: Over the Edge

In San Francisco on Friday night or early Saturday morning, the chief executive of a multi-million dollar enterprise, criticised for seeming cronyism in both the media and in the California state legislature, leapt from a 43-storey apartment building ...

8: Crisis in Horn of Africa persists, says UN envoy

Crisis in Horn of Africa persists, says UN relief envoy, urging more aid to region

9: 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

10: Annan confers with Iranian minister on nuclear

Meeting at United Nations Headquarters with Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Motaki, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today reiterated his suggestion that the country speed up its response to recent international proposals on ending the impasse over its ...

11: African Union Summit: Hissène Habré must be tried

(Banjul) – The African Union Assembly must call on Senegal to fulfill its international legal commitments and ensure that the exiled former president of Chad, Hissène Habré, is promptly tried for the crimes of which he is accused, the Campaign Against Impunity ...

12: In Middle East, Annan urges restraint

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that he is in contact with key leaders in the Middle East, urging restraint and pressing for the release of an Israeli soldier who was kidnapped earlier this week.

13: Climate change debate over smart money

The primary sector has been warned that, for the first time in our history, it may face a head on collision with the values held by the majority of New Zealanders.

14: Lyndon Hood: Parliament Imitates Art

The wild speculation of history's great creative minds has, I've often thought, rarely been able to match the droll and improbable events that occur in the politics of this nation.

15: The Real Deal: The Great "Incompetency" Heist

I never cease to be amazed at the extent to which successful policies are portrayed as failed policies, and the transfer of public resources to private parties are spun as the result of government and bureaucratic “incompetence.”

16: Earth at Aphelion on July 4

On July 4 at 11am, the Earth is at its furthest point from the Sun (aphelion), on it’s year-long slightly elliptical orbit around the Sun.

17: Pakistan, Chile, Spain envoys present credentials

The High Commissioner of Pakistan and Ambassadors from Chile and Spain will present credentials to the Governor-General, Dame Silvia Cartwright, at Government House tomorrow (29 June, 11.20am).

18: Trade deficit explodes, Government crosses fingers

The Government must take action now to reduce New Zealand’s dependence on imported fossil fuels to reduce the spiralling trade deficit, the Green Party says.

19: Transport spend set to top $24 billion

Transport spending over the next ten years is set to top $24 billion – up from $21 billion last year - following Land Transport New Zealand's publication of the latest National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).

20: NZ Could Learn from Australian Smoker Warnings

Shocking photographs of gangrenous feet and a mouth rotted by cancer are responsible for 9000 people calling the Australian smoking Quitline last month (May) – the highest record in a single month.

21: Timorese Institute Asks for Improved UN Role

The Dili-based Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis is proposing an expanded and extended United Nations mission in Timor-Leste (East Timor), beginning shortly and lasting several years. In a detailed memorandum to UN staff and Security ...

22: Audio: 95bFM IVs Pita Sharples – Twins Homicide

95bFM Audio: Rebecca Wright interviews Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples on what he has discovered regarding the Kahui twins homicide.

23: Ballet harnesses the power of three

Igniting the senses, the spirit, the soul, the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents three energetic and adventurous works in the Lion Foundation Season of Trinity.

24: Business to farmers: Climate change debate over

The primary sector has been warned that, for the first time in our history, it may face a head on collision with the values held by the majority of New Zealanders.

25: Author Slams Shabby Journalism

Award-winning author Lynley Hood today slammed “shabby” media coverage of the controversial rape convictions of Cambodian-based New Zealander Graham Cleghorn.

26: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Oil: NZ's Gas Guzzling Sees Trade Deficit Blow Up Big Time - QUESTIONS OF THE DAY: - Ballet: Bold Beautiful Choreography Is RNZB's Winter Promise! - - Scoop Satire: Parliamentarians Go To The Movies - Digital Culture: Legit Big-Label Music Downloads ...

27: Trade Balance Returns to Deficit

After recording trade surpluses for the past two months, the balance of overseas merchandise trade for May 2006 returned to a deficit, of $104 million (2.8 percent of exports), Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the largest deficit ever ...

28: Millions Wasted on Tertiary Education Marketing

Research released today by the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) reveals the millions of student and public dollars wasted by public tertiary education institutions on ineffective mass marketing campaigns.

29: Musings from Tom Joad Country

I've been reading about this "grass roots" phenomenon that's sweeping the country. It must not have "swept" down this far, because I scoured the prairies and plains of Oklahoma, and the only thing I came up with was a clump or two of Johnson grass, ...

30: Prisoners get under-floor heating

The Labour Government has installed under-floor heating in the four new prisons, according to information received by National's Law & Order spokesman, Simon Power.

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