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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 11 September 2006

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

1: "Path To 9/11" Docu-Drama On TV1 Is Propaganda

Alastair Thompson

NZ's state broadcaster Television One is tonight and tomorrow screening an ABC Television docu-drama series called "Path to 9/11". The docu-drama series is currently under attack in the United States because it contains historically inaccurate information ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00123.htm

2: Eritrea Decides To Expel Five UN Personnel

United Nations

Following Eritrea’s decision to expel five United Nations security personnel, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today decried a “pattern of hostility” the country has demonstrated towards the world body, including its recent arrest of another staffer.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00152.htm

3: Film Review: 9/11 Press for Truth

Michael Collins

The new documentary 9/11 Press for Truth premiered on September 10th in Washington, DC. The film played at the nearly packed Landmark E Street Cinema just around the corner from FBI headquarters. While the irony was not intentional, it was clearly ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00147.htm

4: The Sun has Set

The Maori Party

The Maori Party today extends its sincere sympathies to the Tongan people, in the sad passing of His Majesty King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, the King of Tonga. “The loss of King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV will touch Tongan people living here in Aotearoa or ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00244.htm

5: National needs to come clean on Brethren

New Zealand Labour Party

With the Exclusive Brethren now publicly advocating for a bigger role in National's 2008 campaign, Labour Strategist Pete Hodgson has called on Don Brash to come clean on his Party's relationship with the Church and his position on third party campaigns.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00241.htm

6: Fighting FTAs: An international strategy workshop

FTA Watch

Organised by FTA Watch with bilaterals.org, GRAIN and Médecins Sans Frontières Bangkok, Thailand 27-29 July 2006
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00153.htm

7: Tribute to King & People of Tonga

Manukau City Councillor Su'a William Sio.

Manukau City Councillor Su’a William Sio says the death of King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV will be sadly felt by all the people of Tonga throughout New Zealand and also throughout the South Pacific region.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0609/S00085.htm

8: The King of Tonga at peace

Tongan Palace Office

His Majesty King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV passed away peacefully at 11.34pm, on Sunday the 10th of September at Mercy Hospital. He was surrounded by the love and prayers of Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho and members of the Royal family. The Prime ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00155.htm

9: Cultural Issues of Obesity, Food and Nutrition

New Zealand Dietetic Association

In the face of the rising obesity epidemic, it is becoming increasingly important to recognise not only the varying cultural context of food and eating, but also the need to culturally tailor programmes aimed at changing dietary behaviours.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00040.htm

10: Rice IV on CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer

US State Department

QUESTION: On this fifth anniversary of 9/11, there's a story on the front page of The Washington Post that says that the hunt for Usama bin Laden, quoting one U.S. source, has gone "stone cold." "The clandestine U.S. commandos whose ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00161.htm

11: Iran Has Continued Uranium Enrichment Activities

United Nations

Iran has neither suspended its nuclear enrichment-related activities nor complied with all of its obligations under international non-proliferation agreements, according to a report by the United Nations atomic watchdog which states that further verification ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00151.htm

12: Global Trade and The New Zealand Meat Industry

New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me to speak today. I also bring the apologies of the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, for not being able to be here.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00246.htm

13: An update from bilaterals.org September 2006

Bilaterals.org

In September 2004, a number of organisations initiated a collaborative website to support peoples' struggles against bilateral free trade and investment agreements: http://www.bilaterals.org. The initiators included the Asia-Pacific Research Network, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00165.htm

14: Tumeke! Interviews TV3's Mike McRoberts

Tumeke

While TVNZ’s coverage of the Lebanon war left much to be desired – much praise was heaped on TV3’s Mike McRoberts coverage of the war. Tumeke interviewed Mike on the difficulties as a Journalist to cover a story like this, professionally and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00127.htm

15: Libertarianz Asks Nicely, Labour Steals

Libertarianz Party

Labour "strategist" Pete Hodgson has been wondering out loud how Libertarianz can afford to take their lawsuit against the Labour Party to the High Court. Libertarianz leader Bernard Darnton responds, "We have been running a fundraising campaign since ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00114.htm

16: King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today extended her condolences and sympathies to the people of Tonga at the loss of their Head of State, His Majesty King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00233.htm

17: Peace in the Aftermath of Lebanon/Israel War

Dave Moskovitz

I was in Israel a few weeks ago, attending my niece's wedding in Jerusalem, and filming interviews for a documentary with the working title "Pathways to Peace" that explores long-term prospects for lasting peace, from the point of view of people living in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00113.htm

18: Stateside With Rosalea: 9/11 Remembrance, Part 1

Rosalea Barker

Tomorrow’s episode of the Path to 9/11 will be interrupted part-way through by the President’s address to the nation at 9pm EST. Just which 16-18 minute segment of the docudrama comes at an hour into the docudrama you, Down Under, will know before ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00146.htm

19: Vodafone. Research In Motion launch new BlackBerry

Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) have launched the BlackBerry® 7130v™ for corporate and individual users in New Zealand. The quad-band BlackBerry 7130v supports wireless access to email, phone, organiser, Web ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0609/S00022.htm

20: Skill shortages open doors for women in trades

Human Rights Commission

Skills shortages are prompting employers to buck the trend and employ female apprentices, according to a major new report on Modern Apprenticeships released today (Monday 11 September) by the Human Rights Commission.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00108.htm

21: 11 September 2006 Statement

Sept 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

On September 11th, 2001, members of our families became civilian casualties of terrorism. And while we grieved their loss, we were seized by the urgent desire to spare other families, in any part of the world, the suffering that we were experiencing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00154.htm

22: The Secret Right-Wing Network Behind ABC's 9/11

Scoop Blogwatch

Less than 72 hours before ABC's "The Path to 9/11" is scheduled to air, the network is suddenly under siege. On Tuesday, ABC was forced to concede that "The Path to 9/11" is "a dramatization, not a documentary." The film deceptively invents scenes ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00139.htm

23: "Under the Bridge" Voted Greatest Song of the 90's

C4 Music Television

C4 viewers may have voted Nirvana Nevermind as the album you must own in last weeks U CHOOSE 40, but this week - the Seattle rockers lost out to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns n Roses in votes for the greatest song of the 90's. Red Hot Chili Peppers ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00087.htm

24: Elvis in Concert, Rare Exhibition of Memorabilia

Elvis Presley Enterprises

Elvis Presley In Concert, the stunning theatrical production that reunites former band mates live on stage alongside Elvis, as he performs a full concert on a giant video screen in Christchurch on Wednesday 18 October at the Westpac Arena
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00086.htm

25: Lazy Tolley misrepresents the facts - again

New Zealand Government

Anne Tolley and the National Party should check its facts before issuing lazy and incorrect releases about New Zealand's frontline social workers, says Child Youth and Family Services Minister Ruth Dyson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00253.htm

26: UF Leader's Letter Field 'n' Parliamentary Funding

United Future NZ Party

Parliament has not been a place to be proud of in recent weeks. The aftermath of the Phillip Field saga; the row over parliamentary spending and the appalling behaviour of the two main parties in the debating chamber have all contributed to the worst ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00254.htm

27: Letter from Elsewhere: Bringing Terrorism Home

Anne Else

Around 7 am on September 12, 2001, I came awake to hear Geoff Robinson describing something so extraordinary, I thought at first he must be talking about a new disaster movie.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00144.htm

28: Memo to Clark on pledge card: Pay it back!

New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee says Helen Clark must now be in a position to say whether Labour intends to pay back the money it is alleged to have spent unlawfully at the last election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00239.htm

29: Au Senate seeks action on peak oil – what about NZ

Green Party

Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman said that the acceptance by an Australian Senate committee that oil production will peak well before 2030 should be serving as a wakeup call to the New Zealand Government, especially in light of other evidence that it ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00252.htm

30: Women as Agents of Change - Karen Hughes

US State Department

Mahalo, Gov. Linda Lingle, for that generous introduction. The Governor is too modest. I just read a July survey showing that she has a 73% approval rating. She's a great role model for women in Hawaii and around the world. I am delighted to be here in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00140.htm

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