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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 14 January 2008

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 14 January, 2008, including: 1: Aussie Kayakers. 2: Green & Coalition & Tax Deals. 3: Lyndon Hood: Light Verse. 4: Sir Edmund Hillary, The Holiday Spirit. 5: Greenpeace activity. 6:Barcode Art. 7: Workplace Death...

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 14 January 2008



The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 14 January, 2008 were...

1: Aerial Photos of Aussie Kayakers' Arrival

Dylan Packman

I was on board a Air New Zealand flight from New Plymouth to Wellington at 12:30pm yesterday when the kayakers from Australia arrived. The air crew announced the arrival before takeoff and then the pilot took an unusual departure route so that we would ...

2: Green top choice for coalition – tax deal possible
Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Green Party is the most preferred coalition partner for National or Labour if one gets the first chance to form a government after this year's general election.

3: Lyndon Hood: Light Verse Versus Politics
Lyndon Hood

Though a wit, Michael Cullen / Made some people sullen. / They were grinding their axes / 'Cos he'd not cut their taxes.

4: Annual Sir Edmund Hillary Day a fitting tribute
Green Party

The Green Party believes that an annual public holiday on the day of Sir Edmund Hillary's birth would be a fitting tribute that all New Zealanders could share.

5: Greenpeace illegal activity risks lives and safety
Japanese Whaling Association

Greenpeace has announced that its vessel Esperanza has found the Japanese whale research fleet in the Antarctic and that it intends to interfere with the catching of whales.

6: Making the Barcode an Art Code in Packaging
Pride In Print

The “ugly duckling” of packaging – the barcode – is being turned into a swan by a collaborative effort of three organisations who want to encourage designers to incorporate the barcode into their art, as opposed to feeling it is an intrusion.

7: Workplace Death in Nelson
New Zealand Police

A 26yr old Nelson man was killed this morning whilst working with machinery at his workplace in Nelson, Senior Sergeant Stu Koefoed stated. Richard Paul Densham was crushed by falling machinery at Sue John Berry Fruits, Bullen Street, Tahuna at approximately ...

8: Nancy Tobi: Need To Eliminate Secret Vote Counting
Nancy Tobi

New Hampshire's primary delivered a "surprise" upset victory to Senator Hillary Clinton, contradicting all pre-election poll predictions and even the facts on the ground, which showed Senator Obama with a strong lead and enthusiastic overflow crowds.

9: D-Day For Lawyers - Breaking Up Is Easy To Do
LawFuel - NZ Law Jobs & News - Divorce lawyers call it D-Day: the Monday of the first full week back at work in the new year.

10: Sir Edmund Hillary remembered throughout NZ
Local Government NZ

Sir Edmund Hillary will be revered by people the length and breadth of New Zealand, Basil Morrison, President of Local Government New Zealand, said today.

11: 29 February should be the day to mark Sir Ed
Newmarket Business Association

Auckland business advocate Cameron Brewer says the Government should seriously consider making 29 February in leap year an official public holiday to mark the life of Sir Edmund Hillary.

12: Boxing: WBO Oriental Cruiserweight Title In Apia
Event Polynesia

"Herewith, is the letter to confirm that WBO Asia Pacific have certified that the boxing match on Sat, Feb 02, 2008, at Apia, Samoa between Lawrence Tauasa vs. Charles Baou for the WBO Oriental vacant Cruiserweight title has been officially sanctioned."

13: Top Scoop Stories - 14 January 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

Aussie Kayakers / Greens & Coalition / PM Tribute To Sir Ed / TVNZ & Monkey Business / Rebates & Mahuta / Agriculture: Wool / WBO Oriental Cruiserweight Boxing Title / Greenpeace Confronts Japanese Whalers / Blasts In Burma / Web Master Ban Ki-Moon.

14: 2talk Set to Change Way NZ Businesses Communicate

2talk, a NZ based service provider offering a feature rich hosted service, have launched plans developed specifically for the needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs), enabling them to make significant savings on their telecommunications costs and realize ...

15: M. Chossudovsky: US War Plans Vs. Hormuz Incident
Michel Chossudovsky

Instigated by the Pentagon, a bungled media disinformation campaign directed against Iran has unfolded. Five Iranian patrol boats, visibly with no military capabilities, have been accused of threatening three US war ships in the Strait of Hormuz.

16: Greens welcome hard-won respite for whales
Green Party

The Green Party is thrilled by reports from Antarctica that Greenpeace has managed to locate the Japanese whaling fleet, and is preventing them from adding to their grisly haul.

17: New Zealand can Learn from Californian Prisons
Prison Fellowship

“New Zealand needs to take a close look at what happens when government pursues a high imprisonment policy, in the face of a relatively stable crime rate”, said Kim Workman, Project Leader, Rethinking Crime and Punishment Project.

18: Avoid the tug-of-war: Hot issues for 2008

The New Year is upon us, but what does it hold for the recruitment market? Here specialist recruiter Hays identifies the top ten trends it expects to influence the recruitment market in the year ahead:

19: Christmas is over Scion, take the GE trees down
Soil and Health Association

It’s time for Scion to pull down its Rotorua GE Christmas trees, says the Soil & Health Association. “Scion appears unable to manage its genetic engineering tree experiments to meet the requirements of its ERMA consent, so like any Christmas trees, ...

20: Burma: Bomb-Maker Killed, 4 Hurt, North Of Rangoon
Terry Evans

Four people were slightly wounded in a bomb blast which killed the suspected bomb-maker last Saturday in Bago Division, north of Rangoon. The ruling junta has blamed the Karen National Union (KNU).

21: Australia and NZ - Weekly Prospects Jan 14 2008
J P Morgan

It is a busy week for economic data in Australia, with three influential data points scheduled for release: consumer confidence, housing finance, and employment. The data will add to the policy debate ahead of the February RBA decision, but none is ...

22: Accor To Bring Mercure Brand To Fiji
Accor Hotels and Resorts

The Mamanuca Islands in Fiji will welcome their first Mercure hotel this year, which will be the island group's first Accor property.

23: Balclutha: Homicide Enquiry update
New Zealand Police

Police investigators working on the homicide in Balclutha are able to advise that they have confirmed the identity of the deceased. Detective Inspector Ross Pinkham who is heading the investigation says that the victim is an 18 year old from Kaitangata.

24: Greenpeace confronts Japanese whalers in Southern

Southern Ocean, 12 January 2008 – Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today confronted Japan's whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

25: NZCPR Weekly: Looking Ahead
NZ Centre For Political Research

This first election year issue of NZCPR Weekly reflects on the election ahead, Mayor Tim Shadbolt, the NZCPR Guest Commentator, explains why he intends to breach the Electoral Finance Bill, and the weekly poll asks how much individual freedom means ...

26: Japanese fleet driven out of Southern Ocean

Southern Ocean, Sunday January 13th 2008 – After a high speed chase over hundreds of miles through fog and increasingly rough seas, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza this morning drove the Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds.

27: $245,000 DOC loo typifies culture of extravagance
New Zealand National Party

Revelations that the Department of Conservation spent $245,000 on a new architecturally designed toilet in the Nelson Lakes National Park illustrates a culture of extravagance within the Government, says National’s Conservation spokesman and Nelson MP Nick ...

28: NZ Sinks Down the Global Business Optimism League
Grant Thornton

New Zealand has fared badly in comparison with Australia in an international survey of businesses’ outlook for the economy this year. Optimism among New Zealand businesses measured in the Grant Thornton International Business Report survey has sunk to a ...

29: Goff to explore North Africa trade opportunities
New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Phil Goff leaves today for a 10-day visit to North Africa, during which he will visit Algeria, Libya and Morocco. Mr Goff’s visit is the first by a senior New Zealand minister to the region for nearly a decade. He will meet with ...

30: Singapore Airlines Receives Second A380
Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its second A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to Singapore Airlines at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France, on the morning of Friday 11 January (Toulouse time). ...


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