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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 10 September 2007

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1: Pro-Bush Protest Gets Escort To 21 Bum Salute?

Indymedia

Click to see Scoop.co.nz Multimedia report of the 2 protests Scoop.co.nz Image of Pro-Bush Counter Protest By Selwyn Manning
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00146.htm


2: Images: Hero of Xbox 360’s Halo 3 Unveiled
Madame Tussauds

Master Chief Joins Heroes of Television and Film as the First Video Game Character to be Immortalized in Madame Tussauds’ 250-Year History
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00101.htm


3: Trade Me Launches Travel
Trademe

Trade Me today launches its new travel website “Travelbug” with an initial focus on accommodation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00144.htm


4: Unrest Spreads In Burma
Terry Evans

Late last week Buddhist monks took to the streets in Pakokku, 530 kilometres north of Rangoon, in a protest against the government's decision to double fuel prices last month and the recent arrests of more than 100 protestors in Rangoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00238.htm


5: Clark should sack O'Connor
New Zealand National Party

Helen Clark should sack her Corrections Minister Damien O'Connor over the parliamentary rugby trip fiasco involving a suspended Corrections staff member, says National Party Leader John Key.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00139.htm


6: Clark: Address at NZ-US Partnership Forum
New Zealand Government

I know that the NZ-US and US-NZ Councils play an important role in advocating for closer bonds between our two democracies and more extensive ties between our economies, and I thank them both for that. I congratulate the Councils on organising this important ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00144.htm


7: Sport And Politics Make Toxic Mix For O'Connor
Kevin List

The Prime Minister faced many a question this afternoon at a short and snappy post-cabinet media conference regarding the fate of Corrections Minister Damien O'Connor.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00174.htm


8: Suicide a global problem
New Zealand Government

Working to prevent suicide in all parts of the community and among people of all ages is the focus of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00142.htm


9: Turner: Why are babies doped on antidepressants?
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture deputy leader Judy Turner, today deplored shocking statistics on the level of antidepressants prescribed to children.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00141.htm


10: NZFSA Used in Aspartame Propaganda
SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

“The Soil & Health Association is appalled that Japanese aspartame manufacturer Ajinomoto is using statements by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) in promotional material that supports poor research to medical professionals,” said ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00022.htm


11: Apple Introduces New iPod classic
Apple

Apple® today introduced the new iPod® classic, featuring 80GB or 160GB of storage that holds your entire collection of music, photos, video, podcasts and games—up to 40,000 songs or 200 hours of video. Now in its sixth generation, the new iPod ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00024.htm


12: SOLO Slams Commie Kids' Commissioner
Solo

"Children's commissioner Cindy Kiro's plan to ensure mandatory surveillance of every baby's home life would have Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler cheering in their graves," says SOLO (Sense of Life Objectivists) Head of Operations Mitch Lees. "Not only is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00148.htm


13: An exercise in Corrections spin
New Zealand National Party

A communications plan developed by Corrections to head off criticism of its failings over the Graeme Burton tragedy reveals the lengths that some government departments will go to avoid blame, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00137.htm


14: Strike Planned for Wednesday 12 September is Off
PPTA

At a meeting last night the PPTA Executive decided that there had been sufficient improvement in the Ministry offer to continue bargaining. PPTA president Robin Duff said that while most of the substantive issues had been resolved bargaining would ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0709/S00030.htm


15: Emissions scheme must be effective and fair
Green Party

The Green Party has set out this morning the questions that must be asked of the Government's new carbon emissions trading scheme, expected shortly.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00135.htm


16: Video: Leaders Treated To Fireworks, Sydney-Style
Selwyn Manning

Scoop Video: APEC leaders were treated to a fireworks spectacular equal to that Sydney presented at the 2000 Olympics ceremony. The display was followed by an armada of tall ships, crewed by youth trainees. Inside the Sydney Opera House's concert hall, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00160.htm


17: NZ and US sign student work travel scheme
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark said that New Zealand tertiary students can now work and travel in America for up to a year under a new arrangement signed in Auckland today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00138.htm


18: Depression treatment goes online
University of Otago

Depression treatment is moving into cyberspace in a large-scale trial by University of Otago’s Injury Prevention Research Unit.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0709/S00035.htm


19: Govt finally admits sickness & invalid failure
New Zealand National Party

Labour has finally admitted that millions of taxpayer dollars aimed at helping sickness and invalid beneficiaries get work have gone down the gurgler, says National’s Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00154.htm


20: Canterbury: Fatal Crash
New Zealand Police

On Sat 8th Sept at about 2000 hrs four 15 year old girls were travelling by car from Lincoln towards Springston, apparently to take one of the girls home. About 100 meters west of Shands road on Ellesmere Junction Road the driver lost control ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00150.htm


21: Top Scoop Stories - 10 September 2007 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

Footy May Be Costly For O'Connor / Toddlers On Prozac / Suicide A Global Problem / Unimog Accident Report / Clark Addresses NZ-US Forum / Roger Kerr And The Slow Camel Racing Story / APEC Fireworks Spectacular / Russia Uranium Sales / NZ T-Shirts.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00172.htm


22: Car Important To Murder Inquiry
New Zealand Police

Police investigating the murder of 17 year-old Augustine Borrell would like to hear from the occupants of a Mercedes Benz car that Hamilton Rd party-goers say assaulted some of them before Augustine was killed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00147.htm


23: Marsden funds benefit primary sector, human health
AgResearch

Two AgResearch researchers who were last week awarded prestigious Marsden Fund grants will use animal models for research that could lead to important insights into human and animal growth and development and potential new treatments for cancer and heart ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00023.htm


24: Protests haunt Clark and the USNZ Forum
Our World Is Not For Sale

Protests against the USNZ Partnership Forum began early this morning and will continue throughout the day as peace activists, trade unionists and social justice campaigners converge on Auckland.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00141.htm


25: Teachers' Strike Should Be Permanent
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

As many of you are already aware, the PPTA (Post-Primary Teachers'Association) are going out on strike on September 12th, for the usual reason (wages). Apart from a day off for me and most other Secondary School students throughout New Zealand, a ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0709/S00033.htm


26: Elephant cemetery : the UN in Lebanon
Alberto Cruz

The main ideological battlefield in the Middle East is Lebanon. However much United States media cover the situation in Iraq (and one should remember the only thing they worry about is the number of their dead soldiers), that country is not the one ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00162.htm


27: New Deed of Settlement for Lake Taupō
New Zealand Government

The Crown today signed a new deed of settlement with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board regarding Lake Taupō. The deed updates a 1992 deed which vested ownership of the bed of Lake Taupō - including the Waikato River to Huka Falls and tributaries ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00153.htm


28: Release Of Combat Footage From Afghanistan
Australian Defence Force

Today I am releasing video footage of Australian Defence Force (ADF) security elements in Afghanistan, responding aggressively to a Taliban attack. This is a departure from normal practice and I am pleased to be able to release this footage so that ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00236.htm


29: Rabobank Launches NZ $400M Securities Offer
Rabobank

Triple A rated Rabobank Nederland (Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A.) today launched an offer of NZ $400 million of Capital Securities to New Zealand investors, with the right to accept unlimited oversubscriptions.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0709/S00163.htm


30: Breach of Protocols In GE Field Trial
GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ (in food and environment) is demanding Ministerial action over revelations of a major breach of protocols involving a field trial of GE onions being undertaken by Crop and Food Research.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00020.htm

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