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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 04 January 2008

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 04 January, 2008, including: 1: Prisoner BBQ Reward 2: Apple TV Showtime? 3: Labour Vs. National Party Policy. 4: Oil Price US$100/Barrel. 5: Blackberries. 6: Aquaculture Reforms. 7: Disabled Vs. Mismanagement...

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 04 January 2008



The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 04 January, 2008 were...

1: Crims BBQ 'reward' proposal another disgrace

New Zealand National Party

The Corrections Department continues to be mired in controversy as it demonstrates yet again how out of touch it is with New Zealanders' views on the prison system, says National's Justice and Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

2: Apple TV - So When Exactly is Showtime?
The Diffusion Group

Much has been made about how poorly Apple TV has performed. Though the Company has yet to release specific numbers, consensus suggests sales have been disappointing (by Apple's high standards, it must seem a letdown). Not that the spin machine isn't ...

3: Labour continues policy pinching
New Zealand National Party

A desperate Labour Government is continuing to pinch National Party policy, this time from the party's rural discussion document, says National's Associate Agriculture spokesman, Craig Foss.

4: Oil Price Hits US$100/Barrel - Don't Panic, Plan
Green Party

The Green Party is warning that today's record breaking crude oil price of US$100 per barrel is just the first flirtation in what is going to be a long term relationship with triple digits in an ongoing trend of rising oil prices.

5: Are Blackberries Good For You?

The addiction to the ubiquitous Blackberry portable device has been something that lawyers and others have fallen in love with since - well, since the Blackberry rolled off its production line. But are they really good for you?

6: Aquaculture Reforms - 1,097 Days Of Inaction
New Zealand National Party

"Labour has put in place a cumbersome set of regulations that have come to zilch after three full years. Some space is still dribbling through under the old legislation but absolutely none under the new, according to Ministry of Fisheries documents.

7: Top Scoop Stories - 04 January 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

Peak Oil: Crude Hits US$100 / 2007 Road Toll Rises / National Climate Summary /U.S. Leadership Vs. Kenyan Democracy / Sarawak: Missing Penan Chief Dead, Maybe Murdered / Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan / Rosalea Barker: On The 2008 Campaigns / Book Review.

8: Disabled suffer shocking ministry mismanagement
New Zealand National Party

Health Minister David Cunliffe must demonstrate he is 'in charge' now, and allay the fears of disabled people and their families who have suddenly had their funding frozen, says National's Disability Issues spokesman, Paul Hutchison.

9: Car of the Year broadens its appeal

Volvo has increased the number of S80 models available in New Zealand. Since its launch in New Zealand at the end of 2006, Volvo's flagship sedan has only been available with a 4.4 litre V8 engine coupled to an All Wheel Drive transmission.

10: Dire situation if planners ignore oil prices
Forum for Auckland Sustainable Transport

Oil has broken through the symbolic price barrier of US$100/barrel, prompting Forum for Auckland Sustainable Transport to urge councils and transport agencies to put far greater emphasis on providing better public transport and safer conditions for ...

11: 500 staff for beneficiary debt, still rising
New Zealand National Party

The Ministry of Social Development now has more than 500 people tasked with managing beneficiary debt, but the debt mountain is only getting bigger, says National's Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

12: Musicians to weave magic over Gardens
Wellington City Council

A huge array of talented musicians will be weaving their magic over the Botanic Garden's Sound Shell for 22 consecutive nights this month. ASB Gardens Magic, part of Meridian Energy Summer City, starts this Sunday 6 January with a gig by Wellington favourites ...

13: Strong Growth In Cereal-Based Food Exports
Crop and Food Research

A new analysis of New Zealand's cereal-based foods and baked-goods sector has shown it to be achieving significant and consistent export growth. Crop & Food Research Business manager Tim Lindley says the cereal sector is moving strongly forward.

14: Global Whisky Live Event A First For New Zealand
Whisky Live

The international event has been run for the past eight years in major cities around the world including; London, Tokyo, Paris and Glasgow and will now head to Auckland for the first time courtesy of local distributor Bart Burgers.

15: Third Of DPB Parents Not Interested In Work
Lindsay Mitchell

"Most of the Work and Income's resources have been focussed on getting more amenable cases into work or training, Meanwhile nothing has been done to discourage the inflow of those mothers who will stay the longest in the system."

16: Fewer Prisoners In Rehab Under Labour Government
New Zealand National Party

Fewer prisoners are participating in rehabilitation programmes despite the Labour Government claiming it has increased emphasis on such courses, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

17: Response to Abano Boards Target Company Statement
Crescent Capital Partners

Crescent Capital Partners Limited (Crescent) today expressed surprise at the decision taken by the Board of Abano Healthcare Group Limited (Abano) to advise shareholders to reject Crescent's full cash offer of $5.20 per share, especially given the Crescent ...

18: Time For Rational Discussion About Prisons
Rethinking Crime and Punishment

"It's time for the New Zealand public to be guided by political and public leaders through a rational debate about the value of prisons and imprisonment". That's the view of Kim Workman, Project Leader for the Rethinking Crime and Punishment debate.

19: Gondwana opens this Wednesday
Auckland Museum

Gondwana, Land of the Giants - the show that has thrilled audiences wherever it has performed, opens this coming Wednesday, under the Dome, here at Auckland Museum.

20: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 03 January 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 02 January, 2008, including: 1: 250k Signatures. 2: Forget The Tapes. 3: What Is Housing NZ Hiding? 4: Burma Monks Continue Struggle. 5: Bush In 2008. 6: Kenya Situation.

21: Inaugural Food and Wine Festival Hailed a Success
Central Otago Winegrowers Association

The Old Cromwell Town precinct came alive yesterday as over 600 festival-goers turned out for some culinary delights and wine tasting at the inaugural Vino and Victuals. The festival crowd enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in the sunshine, tasting quality ...

22: One in the Eye for the Fiat 500!

The London Eye, the 135 metre high giant Ferris Wheel that dominates the London skyline, has been chosen by Fiat as the ideal venue for the UK launch of the Fiat 500 with Car of Year 2008 taking a ride inside the passenger compartments!

23: Holiday road toll now stands at 18
Ministry Of Transport

The death has been confirmed of a 28 year old female passenger in a crash at Rotorua, near Kaingaroa, at 4am on 3 January, within the holiday road toll period. This takes the holiday road toll to 18.

24: Providers of residential care still funded
Ministry of Health

Providers of residential care for disabled persons continue to receive funding from the Ministry of Health. Only further contract rate increases for residential care had been postponed. This action was taken to manage unbudgeted growth in costs related ...

25: Tui Area Oil Fields Ends 2008 With Record Month
NZ Oil And Gas

New Zealand Oil and Gas Limited (NZOG) reports that the Tui Area Oil Fields achieved a record month of production in December. NZOG holds a 12.5% interest in Tui, which is situated 60 km off the Taranaki coast.

26: Keep our children safe this summer - Mahuta
New Zealand Government

Youth Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta is urging parents to keep their children safe this summer.

27: Missing Penan Chief Found Dead, Suspected Murdered
Bruno Manser Fonds

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends, we have to report the sad news that missing Penan leader Kelesau Naan, headman of the Penan settlement of Long Kerong in the Upper Baram region of Sarawak, was found dead near his village on 17 December 2007.

28: Public Address 03/01/08 - Things I Know
Public Address

"In keeping with the season when people make resolutions they will probably never observe, I offer here my New Year's Resolutions -- which I will probably never observe. But it feels good to get them off my sun-tanned chest. I will watch to the bitter ...

29: LE extends C70 & C30

Volvo has introduced LE specification cars to its C70 and C30 model ranges. "The C70 LE brings a more affordable coupe/convertible into our model range, while the C30 LE provides a third model of our small hatch," said Mark Patterson, the General ...

30: What Is Housing New Zealand Trying To Hide?
New Zealand National Party

Revelations that a senior management job at Housing New Zealand is so sensitive that details have been blocked from ministerial briefing papers are unbelievable given the number of scandals the troubled department has already been through in the past.


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