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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 15 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: 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

3: 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

4: National’s chilling effect on free speech

Green Party

National’s misleading statements about the impact of the Electoral Finance Bill may have a chilling impact on free speech says the Green Party, and National should stop acting irresponsibly.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00356.htm

5: 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

6: 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

7: "We will fight for them on the beaches" - Greens

Green Party

New Zealanders are being urged to pick up arms - buckets and spades and head for the beaches this summer in the fight against Japanese whaling.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00354.htm

8: Software available for fast growing NZ companies

Mavim

Many of this country’s fast-growing organisations breathed a collective sigh of relief with the arrival to New Zealand of Mavim, a world-leading software company specialising in process mapping and document management. The company has 250,000 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00277.htm

9: Starship To Return Nz First Donation

Starship

Starship accepted the money from NZ First in good faith and were told that the donation was legal.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00197.htm

10: 9 out of 10 seniors vote for industrial action

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A sea change has occurred in New Zealand’s health system with 9 out of 10 senior doctors voting for limited industrial action,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was commenting ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00065.htm

11: Cambodia & UN Launch Three-Year Meal Programme

United Nations

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a new, three-year programme to provide meals to 1.8 million vulnerable Cambodians, including schoolchildren, tuberculosis patients and people affected by HIV/AIDS.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00867.htm

12: Protesting Workers Threatened With Trespass

National Distribution Union

Bunnings workers have been threatened with trespass if they protest over a 0% wage increase while the company's top boss got 61%, says the National Distribution Union.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00272.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: 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

15: Workers Protest At Port Of Napier

Maritime Union of New Zealand

Over 100 workers have gathered outside the gates of the Port of Napier today to protest the loss of secure jobs this morning from 6am.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00276.htm

16: Submission date denial of democracy

Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

To close submissions on 8 February for legislation which represents the most radical reform of the real estate industry in more than 30 years is a denial of democracy, the Real Estate Institute said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00274.htm

17: UN Force In Cyprus Extended Until June 2008

United Nations

Reaffirming that the status quo on the Mediterranean island is unacceptable, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until next June.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00865.htm

18: 2nd Storm Strikes Dominican Republic, UN Steps In

United Nations

UN relief agencies have activated their emergency response systems in the Dominican Republic for the second time in just over a month after the country was hit this week by Tropical Storm Olga, which has killed at least 27 people.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00871.htm

19: UNHCR Issues ATM Cards To Assist Iraqi Refugees

United Nations

In response to recent studies showing that Iraqi refugees living in neighbouring countries are running out of money, the UN refugee agency is set to issue ATM cards to 7,000 of the most needy and vulnerable families living in Syria.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00855.htm

20: 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

21: UN Human Rights Council To Send Expert To Burma

United Nations

The United Nations Human Rights Council concluded its sixth session today in Geneva, adopting 13 resolutions and decisions, including a request that the independent expert on Myanmar return to the South-East Asian nation for further assessments.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00870.htm

22: 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

23: Sustainable Farming Fund targets climate change

New Zealand Government

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Jim Anderton today announced additional funding of $2 million a year for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s (MAF’s) Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) to invest in projects specifically relating to climate change.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00355.htm

24: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 14 December 2007

Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00206.htm

25: New agency to advise on rural walking access

New Zealand Government

A new government agency to advise on and implement walking access policies will be established next year, Rural Affairs Minister Damien O'Connor said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00352.htm

26: Final report on regulation of co-location services

Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has issued its final recommendation to the Minister of Communications on the regulation of mobile co-location services on cellular transmission sites.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00243.htm

27: 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

28: NZ Communications Welcomes Investigation

NZ Communications

Bill Osborne Chairman of NZ Communications welcomed the outcome of the Investigation as being another small but important stepping stone to creating more mobile phone network competition in NZ.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00273.htm

29: Successful Settlement of Primary Teacher Pay Claim

NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has successfully negotiated a fair pay settlement for thousands of primary and intermediate school teachers, which recognises the importance of middle and senior leadership in schools.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0712/S00066.htm

30: Sun Princess Arrives in Auckland

Princess Cruises

The 77,000-tonne premium superliner Sun Princess’s visit to Auckland is part of a six-port visit that heralds a major new commitment by Carnival Australia, injecting at least $35 million dollars into the New Zealand economy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00258.htm

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