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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 15 January 2008

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 15 January, 2008, including: 1: MSD Salaries. 2: Barcode Art. 3: Hillary Vote Rigged. 4: Bailey Junior Kuariki. 5: Housing Unaffordability. 6: Gitmo Prisoners = Non-Persons. 7: Delegate Count. 8: Name That Taste...

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 15 January 2008



The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 15 January, 2008 were...

1: MSD top-band salaries increase more than 546%

New Zealand National Party

The number of Ministry of Social Development staff earning more than $100,000 has ballooned from 54 in 2002 to an incredible 349 in 2007, says National's Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

2: 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.

3: Michael Carmichael: Hillary Vote Rigged - EU Press
Michael Carmichael

The mainstream Italian media are reporting both the rigging of the New Hampshire primary for Senator Hillary Clinton and the official demands for a swift, accurate and impartial recount. In an article written by Marcello Foa, one of Europe's most ...

4: Give Bailey Junior Kuariki a Break says Rethinking
Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“Bailey Junior Kuariki is due for release from prison this year. What he now needs is the opportunity to become a useful and productive citizen. Every time the community or the media publicly highlights his offending, or criticises decisions around his ...

5: Labour sets record for housing unaffordability
New Zealand National Party

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says just as new records are being set for unaffordable housing, the worse news is that interest rates are set to remain higher for longer.

6: Sherwood Ross: Gitmo Prisoners Ruled "Non-Persons"
Sherwood Ross

It's hard to believe, but the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., just ruled three Muslim British humanitarian workers and a religious pilgrim captured in Afghanistan and detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison, were non-persons!

7: Scott Galindez: The Real Delegate Count
Scott Galindez

The Associated Press and other media outlets are trying to tell us they know how many delegates each candidate will get out of Iowa, just as I told you they would in a previous article. Florida and Michigan make the delegate count even more confusing.

8: Customer beats 76,000 entries to name that taste

The winning name was selected from a staggering 76,000 online and text message entries in the NameIt promotion, which asked customers to put a name to the taste of the new McDonald’s burger.

9: 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 ...

10: 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.

11: No Agreement To Carry Pacific Blue Customers
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand would like to clarify for media that there is no agreement in place for Air New Zealand to carry Pacific Blue customers who are stranded by flight delays or cancellations as has happened over the past few weeks.

12: 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.

13: 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.

14: Republican Movement Welcomes Moore's Call
New Zealand Republican Movement

"The Republican Movement welcomes former Prime Minister Mike Moore's call for a constitutional convention" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand.

15: Balclutha Homicide Investigation Release 6
New Zealand Police

Police investigating the death of Michael Anthony HUTCHINGS, 18 years of Kaitangata continue with a scientific examination of his residence. Detective Inspector Ross Pinkham says that ESR Forensic Scientists have been assisting the homicide investigation ...

16: Burma: Third Bombing In Three days
Terry Evans

A further bomb explosion has been reported at Rangoon's railway station, the third bombing incident in three days. According to a reliable source, one woman was slightly injured in the blast.

17: New Code of Practice for Poultry Processing Sector
New Zealand Food Safety Authority

New Zealand Food Safety Authority and the New Zealand Poultry Industry Association have developed a new code of practice (COP) specifically for poultry processing.

18: TVNZ Captioning Announces Milestone
Television New Zealand

TVNZ Captioning has achieved its target of captioning over 200 hours of programming each week, an increase of over 300% since 2000. TVNZ Head of Emerging Business, Jason Paris, says that this is a significant achievement for the captioning service.

19: Govt ahead of the game on sustainable biofuels
New Zealand Government

The Labour-led government is already working to ensure biofuels used in New Zealand are from sustainable sources, Energy and Climate Change Minister David Parker said today.

20: Omaha reopens after yesterday’s shark incident
Surf Lifesaving Northern

Climatech Regional Lifeguards will be back on duty at Omaha Beach after yesterday’s incident involving a three-metre bronze whaler shark biting the lifeguards inflatable rescue boat.

21: Drink Driver caught on a ride-on lawnmower
New Zealand Police

A 52-year-old Dargaville man has had his ride-on lawnmower impounded after he was caught drink driving on the vehicle. A police officer noticed the man driving the lawnmower through Dargaville at 9.30pm last night (Monday January 14).

22: Mayor Leads Trade Mission to China
Maritime New Zealand

Hon. John Banks QSO, Mayor of Auckland will lead a trade delegation to attend and exhibit at the 103rd China Import and Export Fair in Guangzhou, 15-20 April 2008.

23: 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:

24: MAXX out on your favourite bands at Big Day Out
Auckland Regional Transport Authority

Music fans heading to Mt Smart Stadium on Friday 18 January to see their favourite local and international acts at the Big Day Out can save time, money and hassle by taking public transport.

25: Top Scoop Stories - 15 January 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

Scoop Satire: Light Verse / Bailey Junior Kuariki / Moore's Call / Sir Ed Day / Natalie Imbruglia / Marilyn Monroe Comeback / Poultry Processing / Global Europe / Wet Darwin Day / Shipbreaking / Coca-Cola / Gitmo Prisoners, Non-Persons / Rigged Vote.

26: 40% Of Seniors Say Worse Off Than Five Years Ago

Nearly 40% of seniors surveyed in New Zealand believe their financial position to be worse than five years ago. Fifteen percent said they were significantly worse off in a survey undertaken towards the end of 2007 by 50+ community website ...

27: Beached whales pile-up in Green campaign
Green Party

Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei is delighted New Zealanders right around the country are getting involved in the Green Party Sand Whale Sculpture Challenge.

28: Lenin Helen's Police State Proceeds Apace
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

A Christchurch man looking out for the best interests of his toddlers must be wondering if he's Patrick McGoohan, of The Prisoner fame, trapped in The Village, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

29: Voyeuristic Ad Campaign Believed to Be World First

h2go is at the forefront of a cutting edge multimedia promotional campaign that is taking advantage of New Zealanders’ fascination with photo sharing sites and a resurgence of game show styled programming.

30: User trials of unbundled broadband and voice
Orcon Internet

Telecommunications provider Orcon last week began the final stage of testing of its unbundled telephone and broadband network in five suburbs around Auckland. As Orcon prepares for the full customer launch of its own network, it has invited a group ...


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