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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 August 2006

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1: 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


2: 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


3: New Zogby Poll On Electronic Voting Attitudes

A recent Zogby poll documents ground breaking information on the attitudes of American voters toward electronic voting. They are quite clear in the belief that the outcome of an entire election can be changed due to flaws in computerized voting machines. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00220.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: 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


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: 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


10: 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


11: Ehrlich: John Mark Karr's Last Night In Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Accused murderer John Mark Karr's last hours in Bangkok on Sunday (August 20) were spent dressing up and discussing Chopin and classical music, while listening to his Thai jailer serenade him with a personal, impromptu version ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00240.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: 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


15: Indictment Still Sealed, Fitzgerald Still Busy

An indictment first reported by Truthout said to be connected to Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's Plame investigation remains sealed, and Fitzgerald continues to work on the leak case.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00238.htm


16: Time Running Out For Overlander

The Overlander train service between Auckland and Wellington is to cease operating at the end of September. US owned Toll Holdings has cancelled the service – which has run for nearly a century – because it is allegedly no longer 'viable'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00222.htm


17: El Salvador Dispatches New Contingent to Iraq

Despite the recent deaths of two Salvadoran soldiers in Iraq and the prevailing anti-war sentiment felt throughout the nation, President Antonio Saca of El Salvador wasted no time in deploying another 380 troops to Baghdad.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00301.htm


18: Berry Backs Boobs On Bikes

Stephen Berry is an independent candidate for the Auckland Mayoral elections in 2007. Today he gave his support for the Boobs on Bikes parade planned for Queen Street next Wednesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00185.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: Forgotten People: Men On their Own

The Salvation Army is calling for sweeping changes by the Government and social services to better help the growing number of Kiwi men living on the fringes of society.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00248.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: 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


23: 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


24: 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


25: Annan Appeals To Iran On Nuclear Issue

Reacting to a signal from Iran that it was set to reply next week to a package of Security Council-backed proposals on resolving the nuclear issue, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appealed to Iran to seize "this historic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00300.htm


26: Michel Chossudovsky: Crying Wolf

The British Home Office announced (August 10) that a "foiled terror plot" to simultaneously blow up as many as ten airplanes on transatlantic flights had been uncovered. So far Scotland Yard has not presented documentary evidence of this carefully coordinated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00242.htm


27: Kiwi Herald Digest: Sports Day and Blogging Brash

Ground-breaking stories from the Kiwi Herald, award winning newspaper of the small but wonderful New Zealand community of Moenui. The town is the current holder of the Northern Region Best Kept Grass - or so says the website of the Kiwi Herald. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00248.htm


28: JonBenet Ramsey – Lessons for New Zealand

Tuesday 22nd August 2006: The arrest of John Mark Karr in Thailand for his alleged involvement in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey 10 years ago brings to the fore issues of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00253.htm


29: Fight For 95bFM's Wallace Gains Popular Support

The controversy over at Auckland radio station 95bFM over the dumping of its popular breakfast host, Wallace Chapman in favour of broadcaster Mikey Havoc, has intensified with the launch of a website titled bringbackwallace.com

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00249.htm


30: Guest Opinion: The Really Big Lie About Autism

This commentary is about something I've come to call, "the really big lie," which is surely based on the theory that the masses are more willing to believe totally illogical, absurd propaganda, than a small little lie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00224.htm

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