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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 31 December 2007

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for December 31, 2007, including: 1: UK: Queen's New Year Honours List 2008. 2: In Focus: Honours List 2008. 3: New Zealand New Year Honours List 2008. 4: Skycity New Year Party. 5: Electoral Law: Labour's Muzzle...

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 31 December 2007



The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for December 31, 2007 were...

1: United Kingdom: Queen's New Year Honours List 2008

UK Government

834 candidates have been selected at MBE and OBE level. 599 at MBE; 235 at OBE. There are 378 successful women candidates in the list, including 6 Dames, 32 CBEs and 4 CBs. This is the first Honours List recommended by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

2: In Focus: Queen's New Year Honours List 2008
UK Government

The New Year Honours List 2008 reflects and pays tribute to outstanding achievement and service across the entire community. One of Gordon Brown's first actions as PM was to commit neither to add nor subtract from the final recommended List.

3: The New Zealand New Year Honours List 2008
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased to make the following appointment to be a Member of the Order of New Zealand: The Right Honourable Donald Charles McKinnon, of London, United Kingdom. Dated at Wellington this 31st day of December 2007.

4: Skycity: Nation’s Largest Party This New Year’s
Sky City

Join what is likely to be the nation’s largest celebration this New Year’s Eve at SKYCITY Auckland which will be transformed into “The Enchanted City,” where live entertainment, magical characters, and spectacular lighting and theming across ...

5: Electoral Law: Labour's Political Muzzle Starts
New Zealand National Party

"Our democracy is the loser from this law, which is why National will repeal it and start again in a bipartisan way. We will ensure there is genuine consultation with all interested parties, and the wider public, before Parliament votes on changes."

6: Top Scoop Stories - 31 December 2007 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

New Zealand New Year Honours List 2008, Starring: Don McKinnon / Dog Owners: Kids & Dogs Dangerous Mix / Electoral Finance Law: Labour's Political Muzzle / Music Teachers Grounded / X-Type Jaguar Luxury / RadioWorks Acquires Marlborough Stations.

7: Aotea Centre to Bloom Pacific Bright on New Years
The Edge

Auckland’s Aotea Centre, THE EDGE®, will herald in the new year in vibrant Pacific style with family entertainment, live music and much more at the seventh First Night celebration.

8: Attn Dog Owners: Kids & Dogs Dangerous Summer Mix
New Zealand Government

"Take extra care when you are out walking your dog as there are more people around and it's easy for a dog to get distracted by summer activities. If your dog is classified as menacing, keep it muzzled," says Nanaia Mahuta.

9: X-Type Jag Features Increased Luxury Spec For 2008
Motorcorp Distributors

New standard specification for 2008 includes dynamic stability control, power fold mirrors, rear seat centre head restraint, front seat sliding armrest, and heated 10 way adjustable front seats with driver's memory.

10: World Vision: Get Cycling, Help Children In Crisis
World Vision New Zealand

This summer, the Pawson family of Ilam, Christchurch are cycling the length of the South Island on a tandem mountain bike, taking an arduous off-road route through the Southern Alps, to raise money for World Vision's Children in Crisis programme.

11: Whales ...1 - In Response To Japan Whaling Assoc.
Sue Arnold

Saving whales is not about abusing the cultural rights of Japanese. Saving whales is about our collective humanity survival in the face of multiple serious threats to the ocean environment. We are all connected environmentally, we need to work with ...

12: NZ Police Alert: Vehicle Crash, Wainuiomata Hill
New Zealand Police

Police are currently attending a motor vehicle crash on the Wainuiomata side of Wainuiomata hill. A car has rolled blocking both uphill lanes and traffic is backing up.

13: NZ Police Alert: Fatal Motor Accident, Waverley
New Zealand Police

About 8pm on Sunday night a car went over a bank. It took over 3 hours before one of the occupants was able to raise the alarm. Emergency services located a male 60 metres down a very steep bank. The other male was found deceased in the car wreckage.

14: Unique Butterfly Sculpture Now At West Lynn Garden
Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

So popular was the sculpture of overwintering butterflies at the Ellerslie International Flower Show this year that it has been recreated for the school holidays at the West Lynn Garden Society in New Lynn.

15: "The Great Debaters" A Courageous Film Undertaking
Sherwood Ross

At a time when Hollywood producers are dipping for content into the gutters of gore, director Denzel Washington has created an electrifying message of nonviolent reform that once again lifts the motion picture art to the stars.

16: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 30 December 2007
Scoop Daily Ratings

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for December 30, 2007, including: 1: Whales: In Response To Japan Whaling Association, 2: John Chuckman: Bhutto, Bush & Musharraf, 3: New Years Eve Destinations. 4: Pakistan: On Borrowed Time. 5: Prelude To Election.

17: Family Fun At Auckland's New Years Day Races 2008
Cathy Campbell Communications

Ellerslie's hilarious Mascot Race shares the limelight with the On-Track Action. New Year's Day at Ellerslie is a perfect way to relax on the BBQ Lawn. For the kids there's face painting, bouncy castles and fun for all to enjoy.

18: 2008's #1 Issue: Govt Respect For Role Of Parents
Family First

"Politicians, with the support of UN Conventions, the Children's Commissioner and Youth Law Project to name a few, have sought to increase children's rights without considering the vital role of parents," says Bob McCoskrie of Family First NZ.

19: Katherine Rich: Music Teachers Grounded By Labour
New Zealand National Party

"Education Minister Chris Carter should tell parents why the Government is cutting school resources to the iconic Itinerant Teachers of Music Scheme next year by withdrawing resources for teacher travel time."

20: NZ Police Alert: Fire, Ngauranga Gorge, Wellington
New Zealand Police

There is a small scrub fire on the Ngauranga Gorge by the northbound Newlands off ramp. The off ramp and 2 northbound lanes of the gorge are currently closed to traffic. Issued By: Team Leader Kirsty McDonald at 13:45 on 31-12-2007, Wellington.

21: SpongeBob & Friends At Mt Maunganui, Whangamata

SpongeBob SquarePants, the world's most famous sea sponge returns to the Bay of Plenty this February for a day of fun in the sun at Mt Maunganui beach on Saturday 2nd February. And for the first time ever, he'll also be hitting Whangamata beach.

22: Stateside: Prelude To The 2008 Election, Part 3
Rosalea Barker

Aside from the websites devoted to reporting recent developments on the subject of the validity of election results, and news reports such as this one on AlterNet, dated 27 December, about the status of the new Holt bill, saying that introduction ...

23: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 29 December 2007
Scoop Daily Ratings

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for December 29, 2007, including: 1: US President Up For Sale, 2: An Antiquities Conspiracy?, 3: Pakistan: On Borrowed Time, 4: Ethiopia/Eritrea: Restraint Urged, 5: Qantas Strikes Likely To Effect Holiday Plans.

24: Wotif: Top Destinations Booked For New Years Eve has announced that Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are the most popular destinations in NZ for New Year's Eve. The Total bookings for New Zealand's cities rival domestic leisure destination bookings for the same period.

25: Book Of Condolences At Pakistan High Commission
Wellington City Council

Wellingtonians are invited to show their support for the people of Pakistan, following the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, by signing a Book of Condolences at the High Commission for Pakistan (Monday 31 December).

26: Coronet Peak Mountain Bike South Island Cup Series
Southern PR

The Subaru South Island Downhill Cup on 4th and 5th January will see experienced riders hurtle down the 1.6km single track and on the 5th and 6th the NZCT South Island Cross Country Cup takes place on a dedicated XC course across the mountain.

27: John Chuckman: Bhutto, Bush, And Musharraf
John Chuckman

With the assassination of Ms. Bhutto, we are given to understand that anti-democratic religious zealots killed Pakistan's last hope for democracy. But her assassination was a far more complex event than such simplistic claims.

28: The Price To Pay For Democracy In Pakistan
Syed Atiq ul Hassan

Benazir Bhutto openly slammed Islamic fundamentalism and radicalism. She vowed to allow US forces to launch operations against Al Quaeda groups inside Pakistani border in northern Pakistan for which Musharraf always denied.

29: New Millionaire + $491K In Auckland & Lawrence + Baches
New Zealand Lotteries

This New Year's Eve three lucky Lotto players from Auckland and Lawrence are going to have thousands of reasons to celebrate, after winning $491,210 each in First Division on tonight's draw, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

30: NZ Police Alert: Road Closure Fire Courtenay Place
New Zealand Police

There are road closures in place due to a Fire in a buidling on the corner of Courtenay Place and Taranaki St, Wellington City. This is an initial incident report. As more information is gathered by Police details may change.


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