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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 13 September 2006

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


1: Film Review: 9/11 Press for Truth

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


2: Four Iraq War Vets Detained at Pentagon

Four veterans of the current war in Iraq and one supporter (a total of five young men) were detained at the Pentagon today after they attended an open house and left behind flyers providing information about the lethal effects of depleted uranium.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00159.htm


3: National Librarian elected

National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, Penny Carnaby, has been elected to lead the World Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL). The election took place at the World Library ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0609/S00011.htm


4: Business Briefs

Conference of importance to agribusiness Massey University economist Professor Allan Rae says the next Australian Agricultural Economics Society conference will have special relevance to New Zealand’s agribusiness sector. Professor Rae is president-elect ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0609/S00014.htm


5: Stroke Awareness Week

"Strokes are the third highest cause of death in New Zealand each year, and the highest cause of ongoing disability," says Mark Vivian CEO of the Stroke Foundation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00043.htm


6: Target on Music

Nelson's Greenhill Orchestra is hitting the target with a week of orchestral events next week. The 'all-comers' community orchestra has been playing together for over a decade and has members spanning every age group from the teens to the eighties. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00077.htm


7: 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


8: Statement from Don Brash re request for privacy

National Party Leader Don Brash advised today that he and Mrs Brash have been having some difficulties in their marriage and as a result he has taken leave for a couple of days to spend time with his family.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00298.htm


9: What's in today's Independent Financial Review

Caucus furore over Brash's private life: Increased scrutiny in Parliament of Don Brash's private life sparked anger behind the scenes yesterday in the National Party caucus, reopening speculation about his suitability for leadership. Labour cabinet ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00133.htm


10: Brash 'hardcore hard right-winger' says Key

In a clear bid for leadership of the National Party, MP John Key says in a radio interview he believes the minimum wage should keep rising and implied that Dr Brash is one of the 'hard right wingers' who believes in getting rid of the minimum wage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00307.htm


11: In-Depth Coverage of King of Tonga's Funeral

The combined efforts of TVNZ's News & Current Affairs and specialist programming teams will be providing viewers in New Zealand, and around the Pacific, significant coverage around the forthcoming funeral for the King of Tonga. Over the next week, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00221.htm


12: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 12 Sep 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement regarding the Auditor-General’s draft report into election campaign advertising expenditure paid from parliamentary appropriations that “it’s all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00278.htm


13: Olbermann: "Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?"

" It is to our deep national shame-and ultimately it will be to the President's deep personal regret - that he has followed his Secretary of Defense down the path of trying to tie those loyal Americans who disagree with his policies - or even question ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00087.htm


14: News release

With only a fortnight to go in the Shop For Your School campaign, the race is on for communities across the country to help their favourite school take a share of loads of new technology equipment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0609/S00013.htm


15: Adult Learners' Awards

Six University of Waikato students will receive Adult Learners’ Awards of $1,000 each from Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford at a ceremony on 6 September. The Vice-Chancellor’s Adult Learners’ Awards are presented each year during Adult ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0609/S00004.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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


21: 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


22: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 13 Sep 2006

1. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Labour: What reports has she received on adjustments to the minimum wage?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00292.htm


23: 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


24: 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


25: 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


26: Police National Headquarters

The name of the Office of the Commissioner is to change to Police National Headquarters. Police General Manager of Public Affairs, Michael Player, says the Office of the Commissioner name has outlived its usefulness.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00009.htm


27: 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


28: 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


29: 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


30: 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

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