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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 31 August 2006


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

1: Twenty Things We Now Know Five Years After 9/11

The imminent fifth anniversary of 9/11 provides the proper moment for a good, ol'-fashioned sum-up of the past half-decade under CheneyBush, especially because so much has happened in the past 12-months:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00365.htm

2: Maori Television Highlights

MONDAY September 11 The Backyardigans - 4.30 PM Kids can't get enough of the Backyardigans, a gang of computer-created animals who sing and dance their way through musical adventures in their backyards. Now the whole series has been dubbed into Te reo Maori so it's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00268.htm

3: Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Iranian War Games

War games and military exercises are now well underway within Iran and its territory. The Iranian Armed Forces—the Regular Armed Forces and the Revolutionary Guards Corps—began the first stage of massive nationwide war games along border areas ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00275.htm

4: Farm Environment Awards

Entries for the Canterbury, Waikato and Northland regions open on September 1st and other regions will follow shortly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00466.htm

5: Education outperforming Business

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation is delighted with the latest results of the National Education Monitoring Project (NEMP), released yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00085.htm

6: Wellington Regional Strategy

Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy announced today that his Council has lodged a formal objection to the proposal for the Wellington Regional Council to take over economic development under the umbrella of the Wellington Regional Strategy. The reasons for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00296.htm

7: Nuplex Rewards Shareholders

New Zealand multinational resin manufacturer, Nuplex Industries, is rewarding shareholders with a record gross dividend payout for the full year of 44.4 cents following an 87% lift in audited after tax profit to $62 million for the year ending June 30 2006. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00441.htm

8: Congressional Election Nullified – Nobody Noticed

It appears the US media overlooked one of the great political stories of the year. In what is becoming something of a pattern, here’s a brief chronology:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00316.htm

9: 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

10: 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

11: UQ Wire: Clinton, 9/11 and the Facts

The fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks is less than two weeks away, but the avalanche has already begun. Oliver Stone's film "World Trade Center" has been advertised in all corners and is being screened across the nation. CNN has announced ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00377.htm

12: 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

13: 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

14: 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

15: 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

16: 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

17: 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

18: Taito's Career Is Dead Long Life His Successor!

State Of It: A Police investigation into Phillip Field's conduct spell the end of this once respected MP. Even should the Police investigation conclude with no charge,South Auckland wants Field to resign. So who would replace him? Scoop lines them up.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00383.htm

19: Questions for Oral Answer - 30 August 2006

1. Hon BRIAN DONNELLY (NZ First) to the Minister of Education: How much has been spent thus far on the numeracy development project?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00548.htm

20: Democracy Denied: Meet the New Boss

San Diego Superior Court Judge Yuri Hofmann rendered his decision in the election challenge in California’s 50th Congressional District. He dismissed the request for a recount and for discovery of the facts of the Busby-Bilbray election stating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00372.htm

21: Taito Phillip Field placed on leave

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that following the announcement from the Police Commissioner regarding an investigation into Taito Phillip Field, Labour has placed the MP on leave.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00553.htm

22: US vs. Iran - Is An Attack Inevitable?

Once again we are being prepared for another devastating war in the Middle East. A terrorist group is “allegedly” discovered planning to blow-up 6 aircraft in UK [ 1] . Another group is “discovered” in Germany planning to blow-up a train ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00328.htm

23: Will AIDS Issue Become A Political Football?

Health Minister Peter Hodgson pointed out to a media conference today that when dealing with AIDS he wasn't interested in playing politics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00370.htm

24: Questions For Oral Answer - 31 August 2006

1. GERRY BROWNLEE 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 process”?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00556.htm

25: Toni Solo: Globalization And Terror

The bomb attacks in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 raised the issue of racism especially starkly for politicians in Europe as well as for their North American and Pacific allies. No matter how they spin it, the fundamental question they face ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00378.htm

26: Condoleezza Rice on KTVX-TV With Chris Vanocur

QUESTION: Tell me something about Iraq which you haven't told the other reporters, either here in Washington or -- here or in Washington?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00417.htm

27: Top Sites Employment Category

Attached is a ranking of the top New Zealand websites for the week ending 27 August 2006, from Nielsen//NetRatings' Market Intelligence service for the Employment category.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00532.htm

28: Biofuel Developer to Join US Research Hot-House

Marlborough-based biofuel developer, Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation, has made another breakthrough as the first New Zealand company to be invited to join the prestigious Girvan Institute of Technology in the United States. Aquaflow recently announced ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0608/S00067.htm

29: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 29 August 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she continue to have confidence in the report of Dr Noel Ingram QC into matters related to Taito Phillip Field in light of revelations by the New Zealand Herald on Saturday, 26 August ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00522.htm

30: Allegations Against Field - Police Investigation

Police have commenced an investigation into allegations against Taito Phillip Field, Member of Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00363.htm

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