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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 17 January 2008

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 17 January, 2008, including: 1: End To Sri Lanka Ceasefire. 2: Nandor Not Standing In 2008. 3: He Aitua - Hone Tuwhare. 4: Big Day Out may become Last Day Out. 5: Legislation Site. 6: Teen Violence. 7: Whalers...

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 17 January 2008

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The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 17 January, 2008 were...

1: NZ regret on end to Sri Lanka ceasefire agreement

New Zealand Government

Duty Minister, Rick Barker today expressed the Government’s regret over the Sri Lankan Government’s withdrawal from the 2002 Ceasefire Agreement with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00115.htm


2: Nandor not standing in 2008 election
Green Party

Green MP Nandor Tanczos announced today that he will not be putting his name forward as a candidate for this year's election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00121.htm


3: He Aitua - Hone Tuwhare: 'No Ordinary Icon'
The Maori Party

The Maori Party today lamented the loss of Icon Poet, Hone Tuwhare, of Ngapuhi-nui-tonu. “Hone Tuwhare was a great artist, and a great philosopher whose real talent was his simplicity,” said Hone Harawira, Maori Party MP for the Tai Tokerau.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00113.htm


4: Big Day Out may become Last Day Out
The Maori Party

Legislation on Ticket-Scalping Needed The Big Day Out' Music Festival to take place at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland tomorrow, stands at risk of becoming the last day out for a while for some Aucklanders, according to Dr Pita Sharples.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00130.htm


5: New site sees improved public access to legislatio
New Zealand Government

A new website launched today will mean greatly improved access to legislation for New Zealanders, Attorney-General Michael Cullen said today. The new website – www.legislation.govt.nz – provides free public access to Acts, Regulations, and Bills to anyone with access ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00110.htm


6: Time to Crack Down on Teen Violence
New Zealand First Party

The government, police and judiciary must crack down on violent youth offending, which is clearly increasing to epidemic proportions, says New Zealand First law and order spokesman Ron Mark.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00117.htm


7: Whalers on shaky ground, need help in hostage hand
Green Party

Japanese whalers who have abducted two protesters are on very shaky legal ground and are in no position to make demands from the crew of the Steve Irwin, Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00123.htm


8: Bobby Ramakant: Philip Morris Vs India Tobacco Act
Bobby Ramakant

The rules clearly mention that on point-of-sale of tobacco products, only type of tobacco product should be mentioned and no brand name, or any other promotional message or picture is permitted under the Indian law.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00135.htm


9: Apple Introduces MacBook Air- Thinnest Notebook
Apple

Auckland, New Zealand - January 16, 2008 - Apple today unveiled MacBook Air, the world�s thinnest notebook. MacBook Air measures an unprecedented 0.16-inches (0.4-centimetres) at its thinnest point, while its maximum height of 0.76-inches (1.9 centimetres) ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00025.htm


10: GE Tree cut down
GE Free NZ

The biosecurity containment facility at Scion (Forest Research Institute Ltd) Rotorua has been breached and investigations by MAF are underway. The breach was reported to MAF on Monday night. GE Free (NZ) was told that entry was gained by cutting of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00093.htm


11: Japanese Whalers Make Demands for Return of Hostag
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

The Institute of Cetacean Research, the front group for the illegal Japanese whaling operations are making demands for the release of the two Sea Shepherd crew being held hostage onboard the Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No. 2.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00186.htm


12: Big brother creeps closer
Green Party

Green MP Keith Locke is warning of the dangers of the New Zealand police buying into the FBI-led 'Server in the Sky' network to share biometric and other information.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00106.htm


13: Goff - Speech at business lunch, Algiers
New Zealand Government

Speech at business lunch, Algiers Minister of Commerce, Monsieur Lachemi Djaaboub President of the Algiers Chamber of Commerce and Industry, M. Brahim Bendjaber Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00126.htm


14: Japan’s Whaling - More Sushi Than Science
International Fund For Animal Welfare

While the drama unfolds in the Southern Ocean, IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) reiterates the only way to permanently stop the Government of Japan’s illegal whaling activity is through international courts.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00184.htm


15: Burma: British Unions Call For Tourist Boycott
Terry Evans

Britain's Trade Union Council (TUC) has called for a tourist boycott of Burma, citing the military's appalling human rights record. The TUC said tourist spending was helping to maintain the "brutal" military junta.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00195.htm


16: World’s first blue-eyed koala born at Dreamworld
Dreamworld

He may have been christened “Logan”, but as soon as Dreamworld’s newest koala emerged from his mum’s pouch and took a first glimpse of the world late last year, he was dubbed “Frankie” for his extraordinary blue eyes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00028.htm


17: Shell Leads Price Decrease
Shell New Zealand

Shell has led a five cents per litre price decrease for petrol and diesel across its national network.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00112.htm


18: Call to Remove Miss Bitch & Mr Asshole Clothing
Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is calling for a national debate on the sexualisation of young children and teenagers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00091.htm


19: Methamphetamine: Mexico's Dangerous Exports To US
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

The average price per pound of methamphetamines in the U.S. is 13 thousand dollars, according to the United States Department of Justice, for an estimated value of 7.56 billion dollars of methamphetamines produced and exported to a worldwide market.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00193.htm


20: Club to host gathering for Sir Edmund Hillary
NZ Alpine Club

Following the state funeral on Tuesday 22 January the New Zealand Alpine Club is to host an outdoor gathering to remember and farewell Sir Edmund Hillary.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00134.htm


21: Ernest Partridge: Great American Election Charade
Ernest Partridge

The more the American public is persuaded to believe this pleasant myth of the "free and open election process," the longer that public will believe that each new Chief Executive is the legitimate "people's choice". That suits the powers that be.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00140.htm


22: Extra buses and trains for Police fans
Auckland Regional Transport Authority

On Saturday 19 January, Aucklanders heading to Western Springs to see The Police take to the stage can avoid parking hassles and hop on a MAXX bus or train. Special return bus services between Britomart and Western Springs will be operating from ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00122.htm


23: Luxury Resort Plans to Create Major Tourism Asset
Terrace Downs

Canterbury High Country Resort Terrace Downs is to undergo a multi-million dollar development programme which will see it placed as one of the country’s most attractive drawcards for international visitors.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00113.htm


24: Why the Urewera 17 Posed an Objective Threat
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Phil Howison * On the 15th of October 2007, several hundred armed police officers executed search warrants around New Zealand. They cordoned off Ruatoki, a small Maori village south of Whakatane, seized a number of firearms, and arrested 17 people.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00116.htm


25: Murray & Co arranges US$30m funding for Pike River
Murray and Company

NZX and ASX listed Pike River Coal Limited has raised US$30 million to complete the financing required for the development of its premium hard coking coal deposit on the West Coast. This financing is in addition to the NZ$60 million equity rights ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00123.htm


26: NZ builds trade ties, renews links with Algeria
New Zealand Government

Minister of Trade, Disarmament and Defence Phil Goff last night completed a two day visit to Algeria, accompanied by representatives of New Zealand firms seeking to build trading links with the region.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00125.htm


27: Workers feel cost squeeze
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Higher food and petrol prices alongside a lift in mortgage interest rates mean that workers are feeling the cost pressures as we start the year”, said Peter Conway, CTU Economist.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00110.htm


28: Top Scoop Stories - 17 January 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

MP Nandor Tanczos / Big Reward For Return Of Stolen Medals / Teen Violence / Whaling / Hone Tuwhare: Politicians Pay Tribute / Big Brother / Higher Prices / Dodgy Clothing / China & Prosperity / Methamphetamine Exports / American Election Charade.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00142.htm


29: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00077.htm


30: Oil dependence driving mortgage costs
Green Party

Today's announcement that rising petrol prices have driven inflation above three percent must trigger the Government to rethink its love affair with motorways, says Green Party Co-leader Dr. Russel Norman.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00127.htm

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