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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 05 January 2008

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 05 January, 2008, including: 1: Fiat 500. 2: Apple TV. 3: Top 30 Daily 04 Jan 2008. 4: Prison BBQ. 5: Blackberries. 6: Australian Climate 2007. 7: New Year Accident. 8: Labour & Policy Pinching. 8. Top Stories...

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 05 January 2008



The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 05 January, 2008 were...

1: 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!

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: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 04 January 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

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.

4: 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.

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: Annual Australian Climate Statement 2007
Australian Government

Data collected by the Bureau of Meteorology indicate that Australia's annual mean temperature for 2007 was 0.67°C above the standard 1961-90 average, making it the nation's 6th warmest year since comparable records began in 1910.

7: Four from New Year accident released from hospital
Waikato District Health Board

Four of the eight New Zealand-based Chinese people in a mini van involved in a fatal head-on accident at Kihikihi south of Te Awamutu on New Year's Day have now been discharged from Waikato Hospital.

8: 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.

9: 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.

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: 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.

12: 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.

13: 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 ...

14: European Commission On Kenyan Democratic Elections
European Commission

The European Commission notes with satisfaction the high turn-out at the elections, which shows that Kenyians are eager to consolidate and participate in the democratic process. Kenyans have clearly wanted to use their vote to have their say.

15: Rights Experts Deeply Concerned At Kenyan Violence
United Nations

In a litany of "great concern," the experts cited the tragic loss of life, the massive displacement, especially in the Rift Valley, which threatens enjoyment of the right to food, health, housing and education, and reports of gang rapes.

16: UN Rushes Aid To Help Flood Stricken Indonesia
United Nations

Seasonal torrential rains have impacted central and eastern Java, resulting in over 90 deaths, according to the Indonesian Government. Additionally, more than 30 people are missing.

17: DRC: Kivu Armed Groups Urged To Surrender
United Nations

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been forced to flee their homes in North Kivu in recent months after fighting intensified between Government troops and rebels allied with the dissident army general, Laurent Nkunda.

18: 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 ...

19: East Timor: Crackdown On Drugs, Human Trafficking
United Nations

At the Moon Bar, 13 women and seven men, all foreign nationals, were arrested for identification purposes related to investigations into the trafficking of women. The managers of both bars were among the arrested.

20: 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.

21: Coronet Peak Mountain Bike Report 4th January 2008
Coronet Peak

Today is competition practice day for the downhill race of the South Island Cup Series. Due to this event being held please note that the tracks are closed to the public.

22: Political Party Denial
Grey Power New Zealand

It has come to our notice that some people claiming to be members of Grey Power have been ringing one of the talk back shows advising that Grey Power is to become a political party.

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: 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.

25: 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 ...

26: 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.

27: 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 ...

28: UN Finally Owns Certified Copy Of Its 1945 Charter
United Nations

The United Nations holds a certified copy of its own Charter, signed on 26 June 1945 by the Organization's original 51 members, after it was presented to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by the head of the United States National Archives.

29: Kosovo Status Uncertainty Leading To Instability
United Nations

The loss of momentum in making progress towards resolving Kosovo's future status could result in instability in the Serbian province and the greater region, even potentially endangering United Nations staff.

30: 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 ...


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