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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 3 October 2006


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

1: Hodgson Urges Nats To Be Calm

New Zealand Government

Health Minister Pete Hodgson has today reassured National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall that there will always be plenty of issues to debate in health.

2: Godfrey Hirst Pleased With Feltex Outcome
Godfrey Hirst

Godfrey Hirst New Zealand said today it was pleased with the purchase of the assets and business of Feltex.

3: Mary-Kate and Ashley are ACE
Pead PR

Teenage fashion icons Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are among a star-studded line-up of personalities to be honoured in the 2005 Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards).

4: Christian Heritage NZ Closing Down
Christian Heritage NZ

Christian Heritage NZ announced today that it was closing down. Party leader Ewen McQueen said it was time for new things to arise in Christian politics in New Zealand and the party was closing down to allow that to happen.

5: Singapore Airlines to Introduce New Economy Cabin
Singapore Airlines

Ergonomically designed with smart features, the new Singapore Airlines Economy Class cabin will offer greater comfort to all travellers. Working jointly with aircraft seat manufacturer Weber Aircraft LP, the new Singapore Airlines Economy Class seat ...

6: Hodgson’s U-turns, spin and deception
New Zealand National Party

Only months after accusing the National Party of crisis-mongering, the Government is spinning in overdrive to cover its incompetence in health, says National’s Health spokesman Tony Ryall.

7: NZ Market Reflects Booming Demand For Suzuki Cars

Strong demand for Suzuki cars in New Zealand is mirroring world markets for the Japanese brand.

8: Images: Alanis Morissette "Exposes" US Censorship

In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she ''exposed'' herself on Canadian television.

9: Vodafone 3G Broadband Vodem Now in Store

New Zealanders everywhere will be moving like never before as they snap up the first shipment of Vodafone 3G Broadband devices, including the new Vodem, which hit stores today for the first time.

10: Public sector driving up employment costs
New Zealand National Party

National Deputy Finance spokesman Bill English says new statistics show just much the Government is driving up employment costs.

11: Hone Harawira: Ae Marika!
The Maori Party

Gee – what’s with Don Brash? Every time he gets himself into trouble he tries to get out of it by bashing Maori. Sad fullah. He reckons that Maori are not a distinct indigenous culture, and that Maori with other bloodlines can’t call themselves ...

12: GP training Labour’s latest U-turn in health
New Zealand National Party

Mere months after saying there was no crisis in the rural health workforce, Health Minister Pete Hodgson has abruptly U-turned on his Government’s stance on rural health, says National’s Associate Health spokeswoman (Rural Health), Jo Goodhew.

13: Hood: New Figures Show Satire Up 582.1 Percent
Lyndon Hood

Data released by Statistics New Zealand has revealed a more than 582 percent rise in satire for the year from July 2005 to June 2006. Two sets of data on satire prevalence are kept, for the year to June and for the calendar year. This system, in the words ...

14: The newsletter of Volunteering New Zealand

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15: French Spies, Kiwi Spies and Private Eyes
Kevin List

Today's post-cabinet press conference would have been pleasing to those of a Mickey Spillane/John Le Carre bent. Prior to answering questions the Prime Minister explained at some length why the current New Zealand government would not be trying to hunt ...

16: Tuhoe sets up road blockades fights for forest
Aotearoa Indymedia - AIM

Tuhoe set up two roadblocks on Thursday afternoon near Waimana. The protest is directed against the sale of 94,300 hectares of timberland last year. Rayonier, a Florida-based multi-national company which is the seventh largest private owner of timberland in ...

17: Four new FM stations likely in each region
New Zealand Government

Government decisions announced today will provide for up to four new FM radio stations in each region, and strengthen the role of local broadcasters, say Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Communications Minister David Cunliffe.

18: Funding significant community based projects
New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Rick Barker announced the opening of the 2006/07 funding round for the Significant Community Based Projects Fund today.

19: KiwiFM Audio Wammo IVs Cunliffe & Brown On FM Plan
Scoop Audio

Communications Minister David Cunliffe talks to Wammo about small stations on low power frequencies or stations that have out grown their position or license moving to either the new commercial or non-commercial frequencies. A student station like ...

20: Major New Town Centre Opportunity
Tomorrow's Manukau Properties

A rare opportunity has been announced to potentially participate in the development of one of the last greenfield town centre sites in the Auckland region, New Zealand.

21: When Exit Strategies Might Become Imminent
David Miller

Whether it is the new realities of an MMP environment or just the personalities involved, there is a definite sense of nastiness surrounding New Zealand politics at present. While the ongoing saga involving the Exclusive Bretheren continues to roll on, there ...

22: Out of the Blue classified R15
Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Office of Film and Literature Classification has classified the film Out of the Blue as R15 with the descriptive note ‘violence and content that may disturb’. Out of the Blue is a film about the massacre of 13 people in Aramoana by David Gray ...

23: Cock & Bull continues award winning streak
Cock And Bull

The Cock & Bull today continued their award winning run with an announcement that they have taken out top honours in a Vodka competition! Stil Vodka, a competitively priced premium brand from 42 Below, threw down the challenge to all bars & clubs ...

24: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa
Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

25: North Korea: Labor Rights at Risk, Indust. Complex
Human Rights Watch

(Seoul) – The North Korean law governing the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), a new industrial joint venture between North Korea and South Korean companies, should be amended to ensure adequate protections of basic workers’ rights, Human Rights ...

26: China and NZ Have Meaningful Trade Dialogue
New Zealand Government

"New Zealand and China had worthwhile and wide-ranging consultations at the second Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meeting in Auckland yesterday", said Trade Minister Phil Goff.

27: MOTORNET: Diesel Delights - Peugeot 407 & 307
Karl Ferguson

There are plenty of reasons why punters are attracted to French vehicles, and in particular, the offerings of Peugeot. Flair, original design, plush interiors and an almost guaranteed comfortable ride are some. Now there’s a couple more.

28: Release of GRISOFT AVG 7.5 Security Portfolio
Avalanche Technology Group

October 3, 2006 - Avalanche Technology Group, the Australasian distributor of GRISOFT's AVG security software, today announced the launch of AVG 7.5 Security Portfolio with its most extensive product range ever. The enhanced security offerings for home, ...

29: Envoy To Liberia Praises The Role Of Women
United Nations

Speaking at a high-level forum in Liberia, which is run by Africa’s only female president, the top United Nations envoy to the country praised the role of women at all levels of Government, saying they bring a “different perspective” to development ...

30: 22 new operating theatres for public hospitals
New Zealand Government

The Labour-led government's historic investment in public hospitals will see an extra 22 operating theatres open over the next four years, Health Minister Pete Hodgson announced today.

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