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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 8 November 2007



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

1: Nicky Hager: How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist?

Nicky Hager

The Solicitor-General will shortly make a decision whether to approve terrorism charges against the Maori, peace and environmental activists arrested last month. Nicky Hager describes how the decision will be made and the factors the Solicitor-General needs ...

2: Cheney Pursuing Nuclear Ambitions of His Own

Jason Leopold

While Dick Cheney has been talking tough over the years about Iran's alleged nuclear activities, the vice president has been quietly pursuing nuclear ambitions of his own.

3: Harawira Reverts To Type - Peters

New Zealand First Party

Hone Harawira should decide whether he is an MP or a highly paid anarchist after his shameful outburst on the Terrorism Suppression Bill last night, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

4: What does Peak Oil mean for Investors?

John Rofe

The concept of a coming peak and then decline of oil supplies has been ridiculed because those who knew the numbers of how much is in the ground have been able to easily argue that all it takes, is for a higher price to encourage people to either ...

5: Family First Calls for Advertising Boycott

Family First Lobby.

Family First is calling for families to boycott companies advertising during TV3’s first episode of the drug, sex and vomit-laden Californication this Thursday night.

6: Hansard Of Hone Harawira On Terror Amendment Bill

The Maori Party

HONE HARAWIRA (Māori Party—Te Tai Tokerau): I just want to clarify something that was raised by the previous speaker. The Māori Party has *never ever said that it represents all Māori. In fact, we represent only intelligent Māori. That is the ...

7: Twenty-First Century Security In The OSCE Region

US State Department

Since the meeting between Presidents Bush and Putin in Kennebunkport in July, we have had three rounds of expert-level meetings on missile defense and three on CFE issues. We have also continued to meet with Allies and partners, including Georgia ...

8: What Barack Obama Needs to Hear

Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Barack Obama likes to say, “One of the themes of this campaign is to tell voters what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear.” But what Obama needs to hear is that his presidential campaign is destined to fail unless he begins to ...

9: What the hell, it’s only a damned piece of paper

Mark Drolette

It’s not often, in these dire days, I burst out laughing when the Bush administration, or one of its lackeys, makes yet another insane assertion. (Ed.: Mark, “insane” is superfluous here, given the source.) But I couldn’t contain myself recently ...

10: New Website For Kiwi Car Buyers

Land Transport New Zealand

A new consumer information website for Kiwi car buyers goes live today, aimed at helping New Zealand motorists find safe, clean and fuel-efficient vehicles.

11: And then there were none… Amir Mohebbi free

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

GPJA are delighted at the release from Mount Eden Prison of Amir Mohebbi - the last and longest detained of the Iranians in Mt Eden Prison. He was released after his application for bail in the High Court (heard on 23 August) was successful. The New ...

12: Nuclear Fallout From Imploding Pakistan?

J. Sri Raman

A wide range of observers, from then-US President Bill Clinton to peace activists everywhere, saw South Asia as the scariest place on earth in the early months of 2002. The eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation of a million Indian and Pakistani troops ...

13: Questions For Oral Answer - Wed, 7 November 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her assurance, given on Agenda, that she expects to have new initiatives and new programmes and new spending in health and education while still delivering tax cuts?

14: Total overhaul of real estate industry announced

New Zealand Government

Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove has today announced the government’s decisions reforming real estate law, which include an end to the industry’s self-regulation and a range of new consumer protection measures such as an independent complaints ...

15: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon MARK GOSCHE (Labour—Maungakiekie) to the Minister of Transport: What reaction has she received to the launch of Sea Change, the draft domestic sea freight strategy?

16: Simes Claims Larger Share Of Real Estate Industry


Christchurch-based real estate company Simes is adding a string of offices and 50 staff to its growing operation, through the purchase of Gillman Edge Real Estate.

17: Kucinich's Bill Is Under Discussion on the Floor

David Swanson

4:14 p.m. Hoyer moved to refer the resolution to the House Judiciary Committee. Kucinich tried to avoid that and get a vote on the resolution, but - unable to do that - asked for a vote on the decision to refer to committee. Hoyer withdrew his motion and then ...

18: MOTORNET: Cardigan Wearers Need Not Apply

Karl Ferguson

People who wear cardigans do not drive V8s. Well, I suppose there are a few ancient Rovers V8s around and their drivers might well wear cardigans on occasion I grant you, but as a general rule, they don’t. Given this, what could Volvo be thinking ...

19: Party Commends Principled Position of Fire Service

The Maori Party

The actions of an individual fire-fighter in Canterbury in protesting about the use of two Maori words on his uniform (whakaratonga iwi), demonstrate the desperate need for Government to put more effort into promoting a unique piece of legislation passed ...

20: High-Value Ingredients from the Kiwifruit Waste


Research suggests that consuming Kiwifruit as part of one’s daily diet can confer a variety of health benefits, but unfortunately much of the kiwifruit’s greatest potential, remains in the components of the fruit that are either uneaten or undigested.

21: Merger creates New Zealand’s largest media agency

Senate Communication Counsel

A merger of three firms announced today will instantly create New Zealand’s largest media agency.

22: Dunne backs Peters over Harawira

United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne today backed New Zealand First leader Winston Peters in his call for Maori Party MP Hone Harawira to decide whether he’s a Member of Parliament or a highly-paid anarchist.

23: Scoop Images: Greens Remember Rod Donald

Kevin List

The Green Party today marked the second anniversary of the death of Co-Leader Rod Donald, by gathering after caucus beside his kowhai tree in Parliament grounds.

24: National party contradicts itself (again)

New Zealand National Party

“Tony Ryall wants less bureaucrats; Jo Goodhew wants a few more. What I want is to listen to the aged-care sector rather than National’s silly self-contradictions,” Minister of Health David Cunliffe said. “Jo Goodhew’s calls for more staff to ...

25: Progressive Enterprises To Stop Selling Fireworks

Progressive Enterprises

Progressive Enterprises has today announced its decision to stop the sale of fireworks in its Foodtown, Countdown and Woolworths stores.

26: Myth of 'thousands' of UNIPCC climate scientists

New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

"The time is well overdue to destroy the myth that there are 'thousands' of scientists supporting claims of catastrophic global warming," says Owen McShane, chair of the policy panel of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.

27: Anne Else: Untangling The Zoe's Ark Affair

Anne Else

Extraordinary how one event can raise so many major issues. No, I’m not talking about the New Zealand police raids and arrests of 17 “terrorists’, but the even more bizarre case of the 103 African “orphans”.

28: Hone Harawira Speech - The cost of 3c

The Maori Party

Land Transport Management Amendment Bill First Reading: Hone Harawira, Transport Spokesperson Tuesday 6 November 2007

29: Press Conference, Chris Hill At Japan Press Club

US State Department

This will be the first time those facilities have ever been disabled. And, of course, the idea of disablement is to create a situation where it is very difficult to bring those facilities back online and certainly a very expensive, difficult prospect of ...

30: RE: The Longitudinal Lesson Of Paul Krugman

Lawrence R. Velvel

November 6, 2007 Lawrence R. Velvel: Re: The Longitudinal Lesson Of Paul Krugman’s “The Conscience Of A Liberal.”


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