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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 29 June 2006


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

1: Strange New World

Wellington-based artist Martin Basher has created a strange new world: a post-apocalyptic environment where a lone man joyrides his way through a deserted landscape of pine trees, shantytowns and coloured lights; wasteland of billowing smoke. Basher�s �Blackwater�, ...

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: Israeli-Palestinian Flare-Up: Call for Restraint

Calling on all sides in the upsurge of violence in the Gaza Strip to exercise maximum restraint and ensure that civilians are not harmed, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today the first step towards a solution would be the release of the ...

4: Questions and Answers - Thursday, 29 June 200

SIMON POWER (National�Rangitikei): I raise a point of order, Madam Speaker. I note that the Minister of Corrections is not present in the House today, although I see that the Associate Minister of Corrections is. I seek leave to have this question ...



7: 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 ...

8: 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.

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: Anderton: 'All-Ages' Suicide Prevention Strategy

Launch of the New Zealand 'All-Ages' Suicide Prevention Strategy, Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington We are here formally to launch the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006-2016. We are here in practice because suicide is not a subject we can ...

11: 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

12: Air New Zealand enhances domestic in-flight servic

Stylish new water bottles and the introduction of wine and beer on selected domestic flights are two enhancements being made to Air New Zealand's domestic service.

13: 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.

14: BSA Releases South Park Decision

The Broadcasting Standards Authority today released its decision on 35 complaints received about a South Park episode which screened on C4 in February. The BSA did not uphold the complaints, the largest number about a single programme since the ...

15: Forestry industry to promote wood

A meeting of forestry industry leaders representing growers, processors, manufacturers and contractors, sponsored by industry umbrella organisation WoodCo, has decided to undertake a multi-million dollar programme to develop and promote the use of wood ...

16: Search for ET comes to Auckland

A NASA expert on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence will be giving a free public lecture at AUT University next week (Friday July 7). Dr Jill Tarter, the director of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute of NASA will speak ...

17: Tapping Into The Booming Asian Affluent Market

Queenstown, 29 June 2006 � In the midst of the 2006 Lindauer Queenstown Winter Festival, tourism operators in the resort are learning how to tap into booming Asian affluence.

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.

19: Short films now screening on Vodafone 3G mobile

Kiwis no longer need to rely on trips to the cinema or hiring DVDs to get their movie kicks. Vodafone 3G customers can now access kiwi-made short films from the infamous 48 Hours film making competition on their 3G mobile for free.

20: Save Gil'ad: negotiate!

The taxi driver on the way to the demonstration was very outspoken: "God damn these dirty murdering terrorists. Why do we have to keep them in our prisons, and feed them like in a luxury hotel? I would gladly send the whole lot of them over to Gaza ...

21: Gush Shalom Reports On Gaza Crisis

Wednesday June 28, late afternoon: Israel - The taxi driver on the way to the demonstration was very outspoken: "God damn these dirty murdering terrorists. Why do we have to keep them in our prisons, and feed them like in a luxury hotel? I would gladly send ...

22: 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 ...

23: New Current Affairs Blog

New Zealand's "most opinionated man" hooks up with New Zealand's most seditious man to launch a new current affairs news blog - TUMEKE!

24: Audio: bFM's Wallace IVs Father of Gitmo Prisoner

Wallace Chapman IVs Terry Hicks the father of Australian David Hicks, who has been held in Guantanamo. Terry talks of the long struggle to obtain a fair trial for David, and an eventual release from this legal 'black hole'.

25: Flavell: Telecommunications Amendment Bill

The art of whai korero is a skill which is frequently commented upon in Te Ao Maori. In reflecting on our finest orators, we will often speak of those who have expertise in connecting the people along lines of whakapapa.

26: Cold Snap Sees South Islanders Choose Goose Down

The wild winter weather has seen a growing number of South Islanders swap their man made fibre bedding in favour of the guaranteed warmth and comfort of natural products, according to HouseHold Linens.

27: NZ First Philips Vidiwall LED Digital Video Screen

Waitakere City will from July 2006 join the growing list of high-profile locations around the world to have a C-nario software platform operating a Philips Vidiwall digital dynamic billboard.

28: Government delivers on broadband pledge

The Labour-led government's pledge to deliver New Zealanders faster, better broadband has taken a further step forward with the first reading in Parliament today of the Telecommunications Amendment Bill.

29: 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 ...

30: 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.

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