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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 14 December 2007

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

1: Intel Corporation – 2007 Major News Highlights

Intel

2007 has been a very good year for Intel Corporation. The company extended its product and technology leadership; grew net income by nearly 35 percent (through the third quarter); introduced the world’s first processors built on 45 nanometer (nm) process ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0712/S00040.htm

2: Winston Peters - “What Price Democracy?”

New Zealand First Party

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to Nelson Grey Power Friday 14 December 2007 at 1:30pm Stoke Memorial Hall, 560 Main Road Stoke, Nelson
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00340.htm

3: New charity on board for Fanuary

MYJOBSPACE.CO.NZ

Myjobspace.co.nz is thrilled to announce their partnership with Women for Women Charitable Trust for Fanuary 08. Women for Women Charitable Trust was recently set up to help educate women in all aspects of women’s health with a special focus on women’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00159.htm

4: Political Storm Brews Over Auckland Housing

Syed Akbar Kamal

There is a political storm brewing in the corridors of Auckland City Council over ‘affordable housing’ which Mayor John Banks had publicly issued calls for its scrapping during his election campaign. His contention is that ‘affordable housing’ ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00177.htm

5: Electoral Finance Bill - the Green position

Green Party

Many of you will have seen media reports and even paid advertising about the Electoral Finance Bill. Given the controversy around this Bill, we thought it was important that we wrote to you directly to explain the Green position.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00296.htm

6: Welcome Aboard [Insert Your Name Here] Airlines

Air New Zealand

Ever wanted to have your very own plane for the day? Well thanks to Air New Zealand’s grabaplane promotion, which launches today, one lucky Kiwi will have that wish come true!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00230.htm

7: Excerpts From Al Gore's Nobel Acceptance Speech

Allen Roland

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore delivers his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony in the City Hall in Oslo December 10, 2007.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00202.htm

8: TEC announces $2.2 bil investments for 2008

Tertiary Education Commission

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has announced more than $2.2 billion of the approximately $3.3 billion a year that it invests in tertiary education on behalf of the taxpayer.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0712/S00062.htm

9: Shadbolt may feel wrath of Labour's election law

New Zealand National Party

National's opposition to the Electoral Finance Bill is being vindicated by today's nationwide newspaper ads from Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt and others opposing tertiary funding cuts, says National Party Leader John Key
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00343.htm

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11: Lebanese parliament closer to choosing President

Henri Bou Saab in Beirut

Lebanon is famous for its high-mountain winter skiing and its sunny summer months on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00201.htm

12: We love Japan but not pseudo science

Greenpeace New Zealand

We love Japan but not pseudo science Suva, Fiji - December 14, 2007: Japan’s recent stonewalling tactics at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting (1) in Guam, the continuous sabotaging of the climate change discussions ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00853.htm

13: CATT releases report on Taser Trial

Campaign Against the Taser

MEDIA RELEASE 14 December 2007 Campaign Against the Taser releases report on Taser trial Stun guns in Aotearoa New Zealand? The shocking trial A report on the New Zealand Police Taser trial 1 September 2006 – 1 September 2007 The ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00191.htm

14: UNIFIL - Whose Mission is it fulfilling?

Franklin P Lamb

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Whose Mission is it fulfilling? Franklin Lamb UN Headquarters Naquora, Lebanon
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00187.htm

15: Denegration of News to the Level of Entertainment

Massachusetts School Of Law

Corporate Ownership Of Mass Media Degrades News To Level Of Entertainment A Massachusetts School of Law Interview, Dean Lawrence Velvel, Host
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00198.htm

16: How to kill pests without killing the earth...

stephentvedten.com

There are about 50 to 60 million insect species on earth - we have named only about 1 million and there are only about 1 thousand pest species - already over 50% of these thousand pests are already resistant to our volatile, dangerous, synthetic ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00252.htm

17: Next Generation Of Dancers Kick-Start Careers

The New Zealand School of Dance

2008 Todd Scholar Rory Fairweather-Neylan joins the Royal New Zealand Ballet next year. His fellow New Zealand School of Dance graduates are also being snapped up by dance companies both nationally and internationally.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00189.htm

18: Measles in air traveller triggers alert

Auckland Regional Public Health Service

An international passenger arriving in Auckland aboard flight Air New Zealand, NZ734 from Brisbane on 28 November 2007 has been diagnosed with English measles (morbilli).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00054.htm

19: Tertiary reforms on right track, say staff

Association of University Staff

University staff have welcomed today’s announcement by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) that high-quality tertiary education is vital for New Zealand’s economic transformation and social development goals, and that universities will ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0712/S00064.htm

20: Christmas Menu Released

Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections today released the Prison Christmas Menu for 2007. Corrections Inmate Employment Internal Services Manager Ruth Turner says that Prison kitchens are one important facet of the work CIE does to train prisoners. “Prisoners ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00162.htm

21: Intelligence Reappraises the Iranian Nuclear Issue

INSS Insight

At the beginning of December 2007, the National Intelligence Council, the supreme body of the American intelligence community, released a reappraisal of Iran’s nuclear intentions and capabilities. The document, a non-classified summary of a detailed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00188.htm

22: Avian Flu, AIDS Figure In US Help For Bangladesh

US Information Service

Cyclone Sidr's deadly landfall wreaked havoc in southern Bangladesh November 15, killing thousands, displacing hundreds of thousands, and adding pain and desperation to a nation whose population of 133 million already struggles with poverty and disease.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00799.htm

23: Top Scoop Stories - 14 December 2007 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

Capital And Coast Gets & Management / Greens Welcome Marketing Sanctuary / Urgency Special / Housing Vs. Treaty / Wellington Claim / Bali & NZ Climate Policy / Insecticide & Pests / Auckland Airport / Air NZ / East Timor / Sharks / New Orleans.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00204.htm

24: Dr Richard Worth: Electoral Finance Bill

New Zealand National Party

Electoral Finance Bill The Electoral Finance Bill which is a direct assault on the democratic rights of all New Zealanders completed its committee stages on Tuesday. However one looks at this legislation three points are clear:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00345.htm

25: More madness possible from Electoral Finance Bill

David Thornton

So Tim Shadbolt is threatening to ‘bring down the Government’ if it reduces funding for Invercargill’s Southern Institute of Technology [SIT] [see today’s NZ Herald page A5]
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00181.htm

26: Agreement in principle reached on Taranaki Whanui

New Zealand Government

The Crown and Port Nicholson Block Claims Team have signed an Agreement in Principle to settle all outstanding historical Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi claims of Taranaki Whānui (Wellington), Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00275.htm

27: www.mccully.co.nz - 14 December

New Zealand National Party

The Cullen plan for the final week of the 2007 Parliament was way too cute. The ugly spectacle of passing the hated Electoral Finance Bill (EFB) under urgency had to be avoided at all costs.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00350.htm

28: Victory for the people of Manukau

Problem Gambling Foundation

December 14, 2007 Victory for the people of Manukau The days when pokie trusts could hoodwink councils into meekly accepting the harm they are doing to communities are well and truly over says the Problem Gambling Foundation. CEO John Stansfield says ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00190.htm

29: Gisborne on the march

Problem Gambling Foundation

A march to highlight concern at substance abuse and problem gambling in Gisborne tomorrow is the third of a series and is expected to attract a large turnout.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00172.htm

30: Parker: Bali Speech on NZ Climate Policy

New Zealand Government

Designing a national policy framework to reduce emissions across sectors and gases: New Zealand’s climate change solution Climate Change and Energy Minister David Parker’s speech notes for the OECD side event, 12 December 2007,
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00264.htm

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