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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 6 January 2007

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

1: One in the Eye for the Fiat 500!

Fiat

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!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00037.htm

2: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00025.htm

3: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00061.htm

4: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0801/S00008.htm

5: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00062.htm

6: Aiwa New Strategy Targeting Youth Market

AIWA

New Aiwa Logo and Brand Further Strengthens and Expands Sony�fs Consumer Electronic Business in New Zealand
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0307/S00011.htm

7: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00060.htm

8: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00005.htm

9: Early Christmas present for bus travellers

Environment Bay of Plenty

Environment Bay of Plenty, which started up the Cityride service in July, now plans to carry its special introductory fare through into the New Year. Initially, the flat rate fare of $1.50 was only going to run until November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0411/S00114.htm

10: Final Sanctum Apartments Just Released

The Starline Group

Wednesday June 18th Wellington - Apartment seekers in Wellington have been given an early Christmas present. The final block of Sanctum Apartments have just been released, and construction is anticipated to finish on schedule in October, 2003.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0306/S00194.htm

11: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00059.htm

12: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00047.htm

13: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00056.htm

14: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00057.htm

15: Home & Hospital Treatment For Kids With Pneumonia

United Nations

Treating children for pneumonia at home would be a huge benefit, both to families and health systems, Dr. Qazi added, noting that WHO's 2008 guidelines will be updated to reflect the results of the new research.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00058.htm

16: UK Families Attracted to Space, Lifestyle, Safety

Harcourts

UK families are attracted to the “space, lifestyle and safety” aspect of Christchurch and New Zealand, according to Director of the Harcourts Grenadier group, Peter Greene who has just returned from representing Harcourts New Zealand at immigration expos ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00060.htm

17: Countdown To The 2008 Karaka Million

NZ Bloodstock

The heat has gone on two-year-olds around the country as they jostle to make the starting line-up in the first one million dollar Karaka Million at Ellerslie on Sunday 27 January 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00009.htm

18: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00005.htm

19: New President for ACRI

Association of Crown Research Institutes

Dr Rick Pridmore, chief executive of NIWA (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research) has been elected President of the Association of Crown Research Institutes (ACRI). He succeeds Paul McGilvary, chief executive of HortResearch.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0608/S00041.htm

20: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0801/S00007.htm

21: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00032.htm

22: Smokefree Message Goes Mobile In Waitemata

Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board’s newly branded smokefree car will hit the streets next Monday to mark World Smokefree Day – May 31st.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0405/S00106.htm

23: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00004.htm

24: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00020.htm

25: Banning Tobacco Branding Doesn't Make Sense

Imperial Tobacco

The removal of branding from tobacco products would encourage the market for illegal tobacco products, which would wholly undermine the Government’s different social and health objectives.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0504/S00062.htm

26: Extra funding to help local authorities

New Zealand Government

Extra funding to help local authorities lift their game on building consents and inspection services
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00203.htm

27: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00033.htm

28: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00022.htm

29: Liberia: UN Sex Abuse Allegations On The Decline

United Nations

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has released its latest report on sexual exploitation and abuse which reveals a decrease in the number of allegations against its own staff in the last half of 2007 as compared to the same period in 2006.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00043.htm

30: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00053.htm

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