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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 3 August 2006


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

1: Improving mental health

Jim Anderton Associate Minister of Health and Progressive Leader opened the 4th International Conference, hosted by the Phobic Trust of New Zealand, promoting awareness of anxiety disorders in Auckland today.

2: Near-meltdown incident at Swedish nuclear reactor

Sweden's nuclear regulator SKI will meet in emergency session tomorrow (3 August) to decide on a possible immediate shut-down of all but one of the country's nuclear power stations supplying up to 50% of Sweden's electricity. Greenpeace has called ...

3: Education appointment applauded

The appointment of Karen Sewell to the position of chief executive of the Ministry of Education is good news for New Zealand education, PPTA president Debbie Te Whaiti said today.

4: Business Briefs

The impact of housing loans; High ranking for business research; International leadership in small business

5: Outstanding Contribution awards

Two Cantabrians this week received outstanding contribution awards from Environment Canterbury, in recognition of their work spent managing Canterbury water resources.

6: Start Warming Up!

Brrrrr. In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s winter. That means it’s time for Auckland-based, nationwide radio station George FM to do the right thing, and help pull party people everywhere up out of their winter blues.

7: Hello World

Broadband's role in bringing the world closer is being celebrated in a major brand campaign launched today by TelstraClear.

8: Business Performance Conference

A prestigious international conference on developing management and organisational capability is being held in New Zealand in December, with the Minister of Economic Development Hon Trevor Mallard as a keynote speaker.

9: Good news Afoot

Formthotics foam foot insoles are significantly more cost effective than hard plastic orthotics, a landmark Australian study has found.

10: Media Release

Hokitika, renowned for giving New Zealanders the excuse they need to come on over the hills to enjoy some West Coast hospitality, is doing it again. From 2004 the Wet West Film Festival has shown in the grand old Regent Theatre for four days in ...

11: Energy Reform Needed

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association welcomes comments made by Meridian Energy’s Alan Seay last week that more investment into New Zealand’s electricity system is required but his admission that the country had to draw upon all available generation ...

12: Envoy 'Encouraged' by Declaration on Somalia

The senior United Nations envoy to Somalia has welcomed a policy declaration put out by African ministers pledging to follow key UN policies on the war-ravaged country, which has not had a functioning government since 1991, a spokesman for the world ...

13: Scoop Link: ABC - "Kill All Military-Age Males"

Pfc. Corey Clagett believed that the matter had been resolved. After two internal inquiries evaluating a mission that had taken place in northern Iraq on May 9, the 22-year-old and three other soldiers from the 3rd Battalion of the 101st Airborne ...

14: PLAYSTATION 3 Website Launched!

In response to consumer demand, Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) today announced the launch of the first official consumer communications channel to share information about the eagerly awaited PLAYSTATION ®3.

15: Condoleezza Rice IV On Fox's The O'Reilly Factor

QUESTION: Joining us from Washington, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Very nice to have you on the program this evening, Madame Secretary. I'm going to start right off with our reporters at Fox tell us the ground war is underway in southern ...

16: Musician Pink's Video Copies Kiwi Artist - We’re wondering just how much cash rock video production designers and stylists are paid to come up with original ideas. You see, the latest video from American pop singer Pink borrows heavily from the work of well-known New Zealand ...

17: Questions And Answers - Thursday, 3 August 2006

1. MOANA MACKEY (Labour) to the Minister of Education: What is the Government doing to lift numeracy standards?

18: Condoleezza Rice On the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

QUESTION: Just a few minutes ago the Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres was on our program. He said he anticipates Israeli forces being in southern Lebanon for weeks to come. Is the United States ready to support Israel for that long, given the momentum ...

19: UQ Wire: WashPost Reports Pentagon Lied About 9/11

Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection ...

20: UQ Wire: Vanity Fair - The NORAD Tapes

How did the U.S. Air Force respond on 9/11? Could it have shot down United 93, as conspiracy theorists claim? Obtaining 30 hours of never-before-released tapes from the control room of NORAD's Northeast headquarters, the author reconstructs the chaotic ...

21: Cindy Sheehan: Won't You Please Come to Camp Casey

This song was written almost 40 years ago when it also seemed that our world was in flames and dying. Thousands of people heeded the call to head to Chicago to demonstrate at the DNC. I can remember, even as an 11-year-old, watching the TV in horror as ...

22: Dom Post Takes Punt on New National Leader

Political junkies may have had a breakfast-time surprise this morning, discovering that the current National leader is - according to page two of today's Dominion Post - former leader Bill English.

23: William Rivers Pitt: Banking on War

Only the dead, said Plato, have seen the end of war. As true as this may be, it does beg the question: why? Why is there so much conflict in the world? Why are there so many wars? Ethnic and religious tensions have been casus belli since time out ...

24: Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 2 August 2006

1. Ingram Report—Ministerial Actions 2. Road Safety and Infrastructure Development—Progress 3. Ingram Report—Residency Application for Overstayer 4. Church College, Hamilton—State Funding 5. Taito Phillip Field—Immigration Representations 6. Working for Families—Uptake

25: Eritrea-Ethiopia: At Meeting Of Sides

A senior United Nations envoy has pledged the world body’s continued efforts to fulfil its mandate in Ethiopia and Eritrea ere UN blue helmets are monitoring a ceasefire along the disputed border between the two Horn of Africa countries.

26: SPC/WHO: Fight against TB in Pacific to step up

The Third Pacific STOP TB meeting ended in Noumea today with representatives of Health Ministries from 20 Pacific Island countries and territories (PICS) calling for further strengthening of measures to control tuberculosis (TB) in the region.

27: Goff Speech - Wgtn. UN Association on disarmament

Disarmament Minister Phil Goff's address to the Wellington branch of the New Zealand United Nation Association on disarmament, focusing on the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission Report, and the UN Small Arms and Light Weapons Review Conference.

28: RSA Security Welcomes New Manager of Australia/NZ

RSA Security has announced the appointment of the new Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand – Mark Pullen. In this role, Mark is responsible for the business strategy development and customer relationship building in Australia and New Zealand. ...

29: NZ magazine speaks

In what is believed to be a “first”, independently published, New Zealand-based Destinations magazine has the pages literally talking.

30: Clayoquot Sound condemned to bleed

Back in April 1993, the Sea Shepherd ship, Edward Abbey, entered Clayoquot Sound to launch what would become known as the 'War in the Woods.' As the Edward Abbey approached the dock at Tofino, dozens of loggers stood jeering and waving protest ...

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