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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 21 August 2006


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

1: World changing kids

“We need to nurture those who will change the world,” Waikato University School of Education Associate Professor Roger Moltzen says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00021.htm

2: Business Briefs

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00004.htm

3: NZMIC August Newsletter

Welcome to the first in an ongoing series of monthly updates telling you what’s going on here at the NZ Music Industry Commission. Each month we’ll be clueing you in on some of our projects and activities, as well as bringing you the odd piece ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00142.htm

4: Pollination Solutions Sought

Federated Farmers is keen to work with the government on finding ways to solve problems caused by the spread of the varroa bee mite, said Frank Brenmuhl, chair of Dairy Farmers of New Zealand, the dairy arm of Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00345.htm

5: Massive increase in Govt bureaucracy

A 64% increase in space leased by Government departments since 1999 and a 95% rise in policy and admin staff shows how bloated the bureaucracy has become, says National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00156.htm

6: Angela Bloomfield Voted New Zealand's Best Breasts

As part of the celebration of Fayreform National Breast Pride Week, Angela Bloomfield was announced the winner of the celebrity Best Breasts 2006. She was voted number one by the 1,500 women who took part in the recent Fayreform Annual Full Bust Survey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00209.htm

7: Airline security

Following this morning's police action, security at all UK airports has been increased and additional security measures have been put in place for all flights. With immediate effect, the following arrangements apply to all passengers starting their journey ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00178.htm

8: Why Did John Mark Karr Confess Murder In Thailand?

BANGKOK, Thailand -- When John Mark Karr stepped out of his grungy room on Si Bamphen street, delicious scents of grilled food wafted in Bangkok's sweaty air, while coquettish male and female prostitutes vogued on the sidewalk and taxis offered rides towards ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00208.htm

9: Larry C. Johnson: Bush's Weapon of Mass Deception

It is a week since news broke in London about an alleged plot to blow up nine commercial jetliners, and there are emerging indicators that Bush and Blair exaggerated the truth about the actual readiness of the so-called plot. And yes, I mean so-called ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00209.htm

10: Michael Ruppert: By The Light Of A Burning Bridge

August 16th 2006, 11:45 AM [PST] – CARACAS – It was about a week before I left the United States forever that I watched Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tell Charlie Rose something all of us already know in our hearts. “Today,” he said, “the United ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00201.htm

11: Permit not necessary for Boobs on bikes

Auckland City has reconsidered the necessity of issuing a permit for the "Boobs on bike" parade on Queen Street scheduled for Wednesday, 23 August 2006.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00213.htm

12: Emirates Means Business

Emirates Airline has raised the stakes in the fiercely-contested premium traveller segment with the launch of its new generation lie-flat Business Class seats today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00188.htm

13: Christchurch Weather Advisory

Please note: A welfare centre has now been set up at Cashmere High School's McCoombes Performing Arts Centre (Barrington Rd entrance to the school and follow the Civil Defence signs). The Salvation Army is supplying meals to those unable to get to their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00080.htm

14: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00502.htm

15: Breaking News: Maori Queen Dies At Turangawaiwai

The Maori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu died Tuesday (August 15 2006) at Turangawaiwai in the Waikato, aged 75 years, after a long illness. Elders from the Tainui Iwi (tribe) announced the news this evening.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00141.htm

16: Successor To Dame Te Atairangikaahu Named

Tuheitia Paki was named as successor to Maori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu at Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia, at 8.50 am today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00344.htm

17: New oral health statistics worst on record

Data showing a decline in the oral health of New Zealand five year olds is a reminder of what is lost when a government fails to invest in families, Health Minister Pete Hodgson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00343.htm

18: Maori Television Coverage of Maori Queen's Tangi

When thousands of mourners converge on Turangawaewae Marae this week to farewell the late Te Arikinui Dame Te Ata I Rangikaahu, Maori Television will be there to film and broadcast each day’s events. Starting at 5.30 PM each day, special programme ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00165.htm

19: Immigration changes a mixed bag

The Green Party welcomes the scrapping of immigration restrictions on the partners and dependent children of New Zealand residents, but is concerned about the introduction of an age limit of 55 years on residency applications for siblings and adult children, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00351.htm

20: Share Scoop.co.nz Promotion: We Have a Winner!

Firstly, thanks to everyone that supported Scoop.co.nz in our recent promotion to "Share Scoop" around to people who may not already know about our site.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00193.htm

21: Venezuela’s Candidacy for UNSC Appears on Track

U.S. uses its muscle in contest over whether Venezuela or Guatemala will get the Latin American non-permanent Council seat

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00229.htm

22: Ray McGovern: Checking A Would-Be King

Who can forget the chutzpah of President George W. Bush as he bragged to Bob Woodward, "I'm commander in chief.... That's the interesting thing about being president ... I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00212.htm

23: William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - August 18 2006

So now we've (choke) just been (gasp) saved from the simultaneous blowing up of ten airplanes headed toward the United States from the UK. Wow, thank you Brits, thank you Homeland Security. Well done, lads. And thanks for preventing the destruction ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00214.htm

24: MTS Live Coverage of Maori Queen's Funeral

The coverage starts at 8.30 AM today from Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia with the coronation of the successor to Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu. The coverage will then follow the final stages of the funeral service and then Dame Te Ata's final ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00234.htm

25: National not fit to manage economy

Social Development Minister David Benson-Pope says comments by National MP Judith Collins confirm that the National Party is not fit to manage the economy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00347.htm

26: Skycity: Annual Profit Of $120.1 Million

Entertainment Group has celebrated ten years of operation with a profit of $120.1 million for the year ended 30 June 2006, up 13% on 2005. This is at the upper end of expectations and reflects a good performance from SKYCITY’s key businesses. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00334.htm

27: Indian Groups Rebuke US on Cola Ban in India

Indian Groups Rebuke US Statement on Cola Ban in India Coca-Cola Using US Political Influence in India to Avert Sanctions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00293.htm

28: Sixty Workers Strike To Stop Second Shutdown

Sixty striking Cambridge Clothing workers will air their demands on a clothes (picket) line from 7.30am until 12 noon today at 3094 Great North Rd New Lynn, says the National Distribution Union.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00233.htm

29: Live Simulcast Planned For Burial of Maori Queen

TVNZ and Maori Television are to join forces to present a live simulcast of the ceremony surrounding the burial of the Maori Queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00225.htm

30: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing August 18, 2006

SUDAN UNSC Resolution /African Union Force Transition to UN Force / AU Force Would Remain This International Force is Designed to Help the Sudanese People The Government of Sudan Has Responded to Facts on the Ground in the Past There Already Is a UN Mission ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00294.htm

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