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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 August 2006

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

1: 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

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: Lynn Landes Video: Caught On Tape, The Fix Is In

Aug 21: Philadelphia, PA -- Caught On Tape, The Fix Is In is a new online video about America's flawed voting process by freelance journalist Lynn Landes, producer of EcoTalk.org. In this 13-minute video Landes strongly urges all political candidates ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00236.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: 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

6: 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

7: 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

8: 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

9: 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

10: Michael Collins: Political Free-Fall In The USA

Americans strongly oppose the Bush administration and show signs of mounting anger. Popular anger is clear from the very low Bush approval ratings in the mid to low thirties. Only 27% of Americans think that the country is headed in the right direction, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00070.htm

11: Report: Steve Crow’s Erotica Sleaze Banned

One of “porn tycoon” Steve Crow’s “Boobs on Bikes Parade” stars – Ms Jessica Drake - was interviewed on TV One’s Breakfast Show this morning by TV One presenter Ali Ikram. Ms Drake was introduced as “one of 30 porn stars” who intended ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00276.htm

12: 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

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: 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

15: 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

16: Boobs on Bikes or Bums on Seats?

Aid organisation TEAR Fund has suggested a novel alternative to the Boobs on Bikes parade organised for Auckland City: Bums on Seats.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00114.htm

17: Photo diary of Red Bus adventure goes on show

Candid photographs documenting the travels of Canterbury University Masters student Tim Veling on Christchurch's red buses will be exhibited at Christchurch's CoCA Gallery as part of the University's inaugural arts festival, Platform (10-26 August).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00106.htm

18: The Office, Little Britain, direct to mobile

Mobile users across Australasia will be able to download clips from smash hit BBC titles The Office, Little Britain and Doctor Who, amongst others, after the conclusion of a deal between BBC Worldwide and Vodafone in both New Zealand and Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00458.htm

19: Wednesday, 23 August 2006 - Questions And Answers

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement in the Speech from the Throne in 1999 that her Government would “restore public confidence in the political integrity of Parliament and the electoral ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00404.htm

20: Youths who are bucking the trend

In a society where many teenagers are experimenting disastrously with drugs, alcohol, and even crime and gang affiliations – Ipu Schmidt and Nelson Scott are exceptions. At first glance, it doesn’t appear that these two have much in common. Ipu is of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00241.htm

21: 5 Ton DC9 Coke Bust: Worse Than Snakes On A Plane

An unidentified 40-year old American wearing a green polo shirt was in charge of the contingent of drug traffickers on the ground awaiting the arrival of the DC9 “ Cocaine One ” airliner arriving from Venezuela on the evening of April 11th ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00286.htm

22: Re: The Role Of Israeli Racism In ME Conflict

As the world has witnessed in Lebanon and Palestine, Hezbollah and Hamas have a long way to go to rival the ferocity and utter ruthlessness of the Israeli military.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00274.htm

23: 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

24: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday 24 August 06

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Finance: Can he confirm that tourism is our major export earner; if so, does he wish to review his comment in the House yesterday that, "We do not export anything via the Overlander."?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00413.htm

25: The Mexican People: Heroes of Democracy

The Mexican peoples’ democracy movement and their leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador are modern heroes of democracy and to all who demand clean elections. They recall the heroics of the Ukrainians with one important difference. There are no ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00269.htm

26: Hide Disappointed At Rates Bill Defeat

ACT Leader Rodney Hide is disappointed that his Bill to cap local body rates was voted down in Parliament this evening.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00405.htm

27: Video: Jihad Group Releases Video Of Olaf Wiig

Scoop Video: A group calling itself the Holy Jihad Brigades released a video overnight of New Zealand cameraman, Olaf Wiig, and his journalist colleague Steve Centanni. The group stated: "In exchange for the release of the Muslim prisoners, males ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00287.htm

28: Council inundated with opposition to Porn Parade

In response to a call by Family First, individuals and families in Auckland and nationwide have inundated Auckland City councillors with their opposition to the Erotica Porn Parade scheduled for a Queen St lunchhour next week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00150.htm

29: 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

30: Satire: Bush Awards Himself the Medal of Freedom

In a ceremony that took place in the White House underground bunker, Mr. Bush today awarded the Medal of Freedom to Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Condaleezza Rice, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00263.htm

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