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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 5 October 2006

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Yesterday's top 25 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Goff Speech: New Zealand – Our Place in the World

New Zealand Government

Thank you for the invitation to speak today. I am pleased to have the opportunity again to address the Command and Staff College. I want to offer my view on how New Zealand sees its place in the world and the role of our defence policy and defence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00062.htm

2: Video & Text: Yasmine Ryan's Les Yeux on France

Ysmine Ryan - Les Yeux on France

Yasmine Ryan examines key developments on the French political scene. Les Yeux on France this week examines how France's Socialist Party (PS) Presidential candidate, Ségolène Royal, is sister to an agent involved in the 1985 Rainbow Warrior bombing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00020.htm

3: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0404/S00053.htm

4: Rice Interview by Gideon Yago from MTV News

US State Department

QUESTION: I feel very fortunate to be able to sit down and talk with you, the first senior administration official in five years to come and talk with us. SECRETARY RICE: Oh, my goodness. That's long then.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00087.htm

5: 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).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00100.htm

6: Johnson & Johnson applies to acquire Pfizer Inc

Commerce Commission

The Commission has received an application from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to acquire the stock, assets and business of the Consumer Healthcare division of Pfizer Inc. This is a global acquisition. In New Zealand both parties supply a broad range ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00089.htm

7: Great Decision But 12 Years Too Late

New Zealand First Party

"Telecom's announcement today that it will no longer make political donations is welcomed, although one might ask why it has taken this effective monopoly so long to reach this point, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00074.htm

8: Terrost Acts Against US And Peace Threats

Kamala Sarup

As many hindsight analyses have shown, US leaders and indulgent voters from all parties since the 1970s have been remiss in gauging the seriousness of fundamentalist terrorism. It took the 9/11 disaster to awaken them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00093.htm

9: Government Department goes for Open-Source Tech

Igniter

The Companies Office, a unit of the Ministry of Economic Development, has launched a new website. What is special about the new website is that it is based on ‘Open Source’ software. It is only the third government department to do so but the first ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00043.htm

10: NZ Super Fund invests in climate change denial

Green Party

The Labour-United-NZ First Government should stop the NZ Super Fund investing our taxes in ExxonMobil because of ExxonMobil’s role in funding the climate change denial industry and in undermining attempts to get action to reduce greenhouse emissions, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00067.htm

11: John Bishop's Communications Line - 5 Oct 2006

John Bishop

Corrosive and cancerous; Brady’s time is coming; Success is Wonderful; A further economic thought; Regional Strategy: a five wheeled car; I passed secrets to the Russians; Get it right BNZ; The Language of politics; See Hillary Run; Re-fighting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00021.htm

12: Informal poll should worry Barker

New Zealand National Party

National Party Civil Defence spokesman John Carter says Rick Barker should be worried by the results of an informal internet poll that asked about confidence in Civil Defence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00069.htm

13: Risks to laboratory services increasing

New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association has given a very strong warning to the Minister of Health regarding its serious concerns about growing threats to the long-term future of laboratory services in New Zealand in the light of DHB reviews around the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00018.htm

14: Major Protest Against Coca-Cola in India

India Resource Centre

New Delhi (October 4, 2006): Over a thousand villagers protested at Coca-Cola’s north India headquarters in Gurgaon today, demanding that the company take immediate actions to clean up its act in India or leave India. The protest at Coca-Cola’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00091.htm

15: Condoleezza Rice Interview With Al Arabiya TV

US State Department

QUESTION: Welcome with us, Ms. Secretary. And of course, this is your third trip to Egypt. We are wondering and many are wondering what is the mission of this visit because the agenda is full. But what specifically is the purpose of this visit?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00109.htm

16: Jim Bolger joins Call for Arab-Israeli Action

Palestine Human Rights Campaign

The Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC) of Auckland welcomes the call by a large number of global leaders’ Call for Action on Arab Israeli Issues of October 4.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00048.htm

17: Doggone - it's dress up time

Nelson Arts Festival

WOW may have gone to Wellington but now we bring you PAW - Pet Art Wear is the latest concept from the creative team at the Nelson Arts Festival. It will be held on Labour Day Monday (Oct 23) at Albion Square - just opposite Halifax Vets in Bridge Street, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00045.htm

18: Greens misguided on Chinese Workers - Goff

New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Phil Goff describes comments made today by the Green Party on Chinese workers as uninformed and misguided.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00063.htm

19: Rice With Saudi Arabia's FM Saud al-Faisal

US State Department

SECRETARY RICE: Thank you very much, Foreign Minister Saud. I very much appreciate the warm welcome here again in Saudi Arabia. I want to thank very much His Majesty for seeing me last night. I think we've had very extensive and fruitful discussions ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00102.htm

20: Bolton Statement on the Situation in Burma

US State Department

Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Remarks to the Security Council New York City September 29, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00111.htm

21: University of Auckland Robot wins challenge

University of Auckland

A seed-planting robot designed to beautify ‘Gondwanan’ highways secured first place for the University of Auckland at the Warman Design and Build Competition in Sydney, held to award mechanical engineering excellence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00007.htm

22: Robson-On-Politics - 5 October 2006

Matt Robson

Don Brash's extraordinary attack on the competence, impartiality and integrity of the Police Force at first doesn't make sense.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00038.htm

23: The "F" Word and How To Escape From Its Clutches

Bernard Weiner

So we're here. No more shilly-shallying about whether America is beginning to resemble a fascist society. We're now plopped right down into it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00056.htm

24: National opposes ban on direct-to-consumer ads

New Zealand National Party

National opposes the Government's rumoured ban on direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals, says National’s Health spokesman, Tony Ryall. He is commenting on media reports that the Government will make an announcement within weeks to ban ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00066.htm

25: Compliance costs kill Dunedin processing plant

New Zealand National Party

National Party Economic Development spokeswoman Katherine Rich is saddened to hear Sealord is closing its Dunedin processing plant. “I appreciate that there will be a number of reasons that underpin Sealord's difficult decision,” says the Dunedin-based ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00072.htm

26: NZ film selected for showing in China

Wet West Film Festival

Sand Dancer, a ten minute documentary directed by Christchurch Film maker Valerie Ried, has just been selected to screen in the Golden Horse International Short Film Competition in Taipei. A showcase of the work of sand artist Peter Donnelly, the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00051.htm

27: NepaliPerspectives: The Root of Nepal's Insecurity

Scoop Blogwatch

When Krishna Shitoula took the unprecedented step of personally escorting both Maoist strongmen to the Prime Minister's residence, Nepalis expressed mixed emotions. Some articulated hope, others incredulity, but none expected Mr. Shitoula's maneuverings ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00055.htm

28: Violence against teachers a barrier to quality ed

PPTA

Violence against teachers around the globe is one of the key barriers to quality education for all, PPTA president Debbie Te Whaiti said today. She was commenting on World Teachers Day, which is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00014.htm

29: Rice With Egyptian FM Ahmed Aboul Gheit

Alastair Thompson

SECRETARY RICE: Well, I will most certainly speak in English. So thank you very much. I very much want to thank my colleague Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit for arranging this meeting here in Egypt. When we met in New York, he said that when it was arranged ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00115.htm

30: New Chief Executive for Housing NZ Corporation

Housing New Zealand

Dr Lesley McTurk has been appointed Chief Executive of the Housing New Zealand Corporation, HNZC Board Chairman Pat Snedden announced today. Dr McTurk is currently the Chief Executive of the Christchurch City Council. She replaces Helen Fulcher as Chief Executive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00070.htm

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