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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 7 September 2006

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

1: Questions And Answers Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Office of the Clerk

1. RON MARK (NZ First) to the Minister of Police: How many stabbing and slashing assaults have been committed on police officers in each year since 1999?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00153.htm

2: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 7 Sep 2006

Office of the Clerk

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: What prospect does he see, following this morning’s Business Climate Change Dialogue, for a cross-party agreement on addressing climate change, an agreement that would ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00165.htm

3: Steve Irwin

Australia Zoo

At 11am today, 4 September 2006, Steve Irwin was fatally wounded by a stingray barb to his heart while filming a sequence on Batt Reef off Port Douglas for a new TV series.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00072.htm

4: Dahr Jamail: Interview With Ray McGovern, Part 3

Dahr Jamail

In the final installment of this interview series for Truthout, McGovern discusses links between US/Israeli policy, the need for change if there is to be true security for either country, the Bush administration's use of torture, and the likelihood ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00081.htm

5: Steve Irwin's death a loss to environment movement

Green Party

Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei expressed her shock and dismay at the accidental death yesterday of Australian wildlife champion Steve Irwin.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00107.htm

6: National And Private Insurers Attacked In House

Kevin List

This afternoon National and their alleged links with the private insurance industry were the targets of Government attacks. During the election campaign a document entitled 'Workplace Safety Wins Under National' was circulated by the Insurance Council of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00078.htm

7: Proposed ambush marketing bill explained

New Zealand Government

Minister for the Rugby World Cup Trevor Mallard said the government hoped to introduce legislation later this year to provide greater protection to sponsors of major sporting events from ambush marketing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00117.htm

8: Revolutionary Internet TV Channel Goes Live

Richmastery

Richmastery TV, which is set to air for the first time today, is dedicated to providing up-to-date tips and essential advice for real estate investors throughout New Zealand and indeed the world! This exciting new online venture will not be based in any studio.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00106.htm

9: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 6 September 2006

Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00082.htm

10: Nursing Home Inspection Process Full Of Corruption

Evelyn Pringle

Nursing home companies invest heavily in local politicians to ensure the failure of efforts to pass legislation unfavorable to the industry and to buy protection against fines and penalties levied by state officials charged with investigating ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00071.htm

11: Iraqis Who Sweated Hussein Are Leaving Under Bush

Sherwood Ross

It’s not easy to create a situation where life is better under a dictatorship than in a democracy, but George Bush has succeeded in achieving the impossible by invading Iraq.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00054.htm

12: Jason Leopold: Plame Leak(s)

Jason Leopold

Richard Armitage, the former deputy Secretary of State, may be syndicated columnist Robert Novak's primary source who told him on July 8, 2003, that Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, worked for the CIA. But that doesn't change the fact ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00030.htm

13: Ministry rhetoric doesn't match reality

Eventfinder

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage's public record appears contrary to their actions. Eventfinder's allegations that the Ministry isn't sticking to its original strategy for the cultural portal have been denied.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00108.htm

14: 'Supercity' proposal a super bad idea - Greens

Green Party

A proposal from the newly formed 'OneAuckland Trust' to form a single city out of the seven Auckland councils and the Regional Council will leave the public even more powerless to effect change, the Green Party says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00172.htm

15: Possible New Nuclear Reactor is Threat to Georgia

Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – A possible new nuclear reactor at the plant in Vogtle, Georgia, being plotted by big business and the Republican-controlled State Senate, is posing serious dangerous threats to the people, animals, and environment of Georgia and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00053.htm

16: How sweet is your onion?

Crop and Food Research

A single gene has been identified as critical to both the sweetness and storability of onions.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0609/S00013.htm

17: O'Connor's drinking-age comment out of line

New Zealand National Party

Associate Minister of Health Damien O'Connor is making a mockery of the parliamentary process by saying the drinking age will not be put back to 20 before the Law and Order Select Committee has even finished its consideration, says National's Law & ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00174.htm

18: Anti-bus campaign remarkably shortsighted - Greens

Green Party

News that residents of two upmarket Christchurch suburbs are campaigning against a proposed bus service through the area has disgusted Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00096.htm

19: Aucklanders urge DHBs to review lab contract

DontRiskOurHealth.com

Nurses, GPs, pathologists and other medical professionals want Aucklanders to help them present a petition to the Auckland DHBs this Thursday 7th September outside Auckland Hospital, Park Road at 8:30am.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00015.htm

20: August 2006 - Youth 17 Years and Under

Neilsen Research

New Zealand children and youth aged 6-17 years are becoming regular consumers of online media with almost half (49%) of them accessing the internet daily, according to Nielsen//NetRatings’ recent eGeneration Report 2006. The eGeneration Report ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00095.htm

21: AUS Tertiary Update

Association of University Staff

College merger to cost jobs As many as thirty more jobs will be lost when the merger between the Christchurch College of Education and the University of Canterbury takes effect from 1 January next year. On Monday this week, staff at the College and in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0609/S00023.htm

22: NZEI Supports Locked Out Supermarket Workers

NZEI

Members of the country’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, are greatly concerned that Progressive Enterprises is trying to starve its distribution centre workers into submission over their bid for employment parity and a national collective ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00062.htm

23: Bush vs. Ahmadinejad: A TV Debate We'll Never See

Norman Solomon

When Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, invited President Bush to engage in a "direct television debate" a few days ago, the White House predictably responded by calling the offer "a diversion." But even though this debate will never happen, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00044.htm

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

Bernard Weiner

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

25: Public Rallies for Locked Out Families Across NZ

National Distribution Union

Union's and community groups are holding public rally's in support of the 500+ locked out distribution workers across New Zealand, says the National Distribution Union. National Secretary Laila Harre said that workers had called for the rally's to give ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00066.htm

26: Condoleezza Rice Interview With Reader's Digest

US State Department

MR. BEAMAN: Well, Madame Secretary, as you know, we're coming up on the fifth anniversary of 9/11. And for so many people, it was a trauma not only in the sense of what happened to the nation and how it engulfed us in a global war on terror, but there was a personal ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00087.htm

27: Harcourts Announces Full Ownership of Mortgage Co

Harcourts

Harcourts International Limited announced today that it is now the full owner of the mortgage broking company it was instrumental in setting up eight years ago, Mortgage Express Limited.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00090.htm

28: 9/11 Commission: A Play On Nothing In Three Acts

www.UnansweredQuestions.org

A wag once famously said that Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot was a play where nothing happened . . . twice. The two former co-chairmen of the 9-11 commission report, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, have released a new book, "Without Precedent: The Inside ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00068.htm

29: Glaciers Lost Ice Mass In Past Year

NIWA

The Southern Alps glaciers monitored annually by NIWA lost ice mass in the year to March 2006.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0609/S00012.htm

30: Hyundai building highly satisfied customers

Hyundai

It is now official, Hyundai is one of the top brands amongst US car buyers creating highly satisfied customers. California based marketing analysis firm AutoPacific has found the Hyundai brand to be top rated among buyers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00097.htm

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