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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 11 January 2008

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 11 January, 2008, including: 1: Tribute To Sir Edmund Hillary, NZ Icon. 2: National Vs. Election Ads. 3: TVNZ: Sir Edmund Hillary State Funeral 4: NZ's Most Famous Beekeeper. 5: Sir Edmund Hillary's Death Mourned...

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 11 January 2008



The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 11 January, 2008 were...

1: Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand icon

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the passing of Sir Edmund Hillary is a profound loss to New Zealand. “My thoughts are with Lady Hillary, Sir Edmund’s children, wider family, and close friends at this sad time,” Helen Clark said.

2: National policy on third party election ads
New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says that through election year National will not be endorsing any third party anti-Government advertising campaigns.

3: TVNZ: Sir Edmund Hillary State Funeral
Television New Zealand

TVNZ will be carrying full coverage of the State funeral for Sir Edmund Hillary.

4: Tribute to New Zealand’s Most Famous Beekeeper
Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Bees today paid tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, a humble beekeeper who went on to achieve great things. “Beekeepers have always been proud to count Sir Edmund Hillary as one of their own. He described himself as an average New Zealander ...

5: Sir Edmund Hillary’s death mourned
New Zealand National Party

Sir Edmund Hillary was a truly great New Zealand hero and his death will be mourned by the whole country, says National Party Leader John Key. “Sir Edmund was a role model for all New Zealanders. His legendary story as both a humanitarian and adventurer ...

6: Poroporoaki: Sir Edmund Hillary
The Maori Party

The passing of Sir Edmund Hillary will be marked with enormous sadness by people throughout Aotearoa says Maori Party Co-leader, Dr Pita Sharples. “When we think of Sir Ed, we have the utmost respect for someone who truly represents the categories ...

7: Statement from British High Commissioner
British High Commission

"Sir Edmund Hillary was the quintessential hero to people in Britain as well as New Zealand, of my generation and since," said British High Commissioner George Fergusson today.

8: One News sponsor linked to rainforest destruction
Green Party

The Green Party Co-Leader Dr. Russel Norman is dismayed that One News updates will be sponsored by the National Bank as of Monday. The National Bank is a subsidiary of the ANZ Banking Group which is involved in financing rainforest destruction in ...

9: Jim Miles: Canada Report 2007 - Part I - Subnation
Jim Miles

Canadians have always prided themselves on the "goodness" if not the "greatness" of their country. Sitting north of the United States, Canadians struggle with an ideal that rejects many American ideas, yet accommodates most of those ideas.

10: Sir Edmund Hillary - Gone, But Never Forgotten
ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Rodney Hide was today saddened to learn of the death of Sir Edmund Hillary in Auckland this morning, and expressed his sympathy to Sir Edmund's family.

11: New Zealand Police Ethnic Perceptions Research
New Zealand Police

Ethnic* communities welcome the opportunity to build better relationships of trust and confidence with Police, according to recently released research on the perceptions local ethnic communities have of NZ Police.

12: Hillary – Statement from the Governor-General
Governor General

The death of Sir Edmund Hillary today is a great loss to his family and to all New Zealanders, says the Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand.

13: Aoraki Mount Cook staff salute Sir Edmund Hillary
The Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook

"We are deeply saddened by today's news of the passing of Sir Edmund Hillary, an extraordinary man and pioneer. He will be an immense loss to Lady June Hillary, his family, and to us and the public of New Zealand," said The Hermitage General Manager ...

14: Officer Was Not "Allowed" To Resign
New Zealand Police

Assertions that former Police Officer Steven Hales was "allowed" to resign inspite of being caught are wrong, the Police General

15: Range Rover Sport takes COTY
Land Rover

The Range Rover Sport TDV8 has won 4x4 Australia Magazine's prestigious 4WD of the Year Award for 2008. Land Rover dominated this year's awards with 3 vehicles in the top 4 positions.

16: Biographical Information about Sir Edmund Hillary
Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Historians at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage have compiled a brief, factual summary of the life and achievements of Sir Edmund Hillary.

17: Cairns Clarifies "Rebel" Status With NZ Cricket
Chris Cairns

Following recent media reports that he has been "banned" or branded a "rebel" by New Zealand cricket, former Black Caps all-rounder Chris Cairns has sought urgent clarification of his position from NZC Chief executive Justin Vaughan.

18: Reserve Bank tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary
Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said today the special character of Sir Edmund Hillary was demonstrated in the fact that he was the only living New Zealander to have been chosen to feature on a New Zealand banknote.

19: Stateside With Rosalea: New Hampshire Postscript
Rosalea Barker

Obama wasted no time in his concession speech launching an appeal for votes from unions and the Latino vote, currently going to rivals Edwards and McCain, by speaking of “the three words that will ring from sea to shining sea: Yes we can!” In Spanish, ...

20: Kucinich asks for New Hampshire recount
Dennis Kucinich 2004 Campaign

DETROIT, MI – Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, the most outspoken advocate in the Presidential field and in Congress for election integrity, paper-ballot elections, and campaign finance reform, has sent a letter to the New Hampshire Secretary ...

21: A Great New Zealander, Even Greater Human Being
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters today joined with others in expressing his condolences to Lady Hillary and Hillary family. Sir Ed was without peer in New Zealand in his iconic status.

22: Richard S. Ehrlich: On Sale In Communist Vietnam
Richard S. Ehrlich

"The communists still control the government, but now they allow capitalism, because they know they were wrong," said a Vietnamese man who suffered several months in a communist "re-education" camp in 1975 because he collaborated with Americans.

23: M. Rosenberg: They Take Your Gun; Then Your Bible
Martha Rosenberg

Maybe it fears a President Obama. Maybe it feels enough time has elapsed since Robert Hawkins gunned down 13 Christmas shoppers at an Omaha mall. But the National Rifle Association is back on the legislative track.

24: Lynn Landes: Suspected Vote Fraud History In NH
Lynn Landes

There are plenty of reasons not to trust New Hampshire election results, particularly regarding Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. And, rumors are flying around that Ron Paul may be considering a request for a recount.

25: Waihopai Protest Part Of Global Day Of Action
Anti-Bases Campaign

From your community to the world! From the world to your community! The International No Foreign Bases Network invites you to join the GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION on 26 January 2008.

26: Mayor Harvey pays tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary
Waitakere City

Sir Edmund Hillary, who died today aged 88 has been described as “the personification of New Zealand” by Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey.

27: The Eighth Annual “Big Gay Out”
AIDS Foundation

The ever-popular Big Gay Out is coming to Coyle Park again in Pt Chevalier, for the eighth year running, on Sunday February 10 from noon till 7pm.

28: Top Scoop Stories - 11 January 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

Prime Minister Pays Tribute To Sir Edmund Hillary / National Disclaims Anti-Labour Campaign / Waihopai Protest / Herbicide: Council Hits Back/ Peace Activists Vs. CIA / Arab League & Iraqi Refugees / Kenya Gets Food Aid / Kenya & Tribalism / Canada.

29: 140 Care Givers and Nurses to Strike
National Union of Public Employees

Last minute discussions today between the Unions (NUPE and NZNO) and Brackenridge Estate (ex Templeton Centre) have failed to prevent the strike commencing at 7am tomorrow.

30: Air NZ to expand jet fleet into regional NZ
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand said today that Invercargill, Hamilton, Dunedin and Palmerston North are being considered for Boeing 737 domestic jet services, to provide regional customers with more daily capacity.


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