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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 January 2008


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

1: InternetNZ releases Cabinetisation report


InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) today releases the attached report commissioned from Amos Aked Swift (AAS), which investigates and makes recommendations related to Cabinetisation and Local Loop Unbundling.

2: Auckland Big Day Out - Post Event Summary
Big Day Out

The BIG DAY OUT landed in Auckland today for the first event of the 2008 6-stop Australasian series. The Auckland event played to a sold out crowd of 45,000 music fans at Mt Smart Stadium.

3: Cyclone Funa About To Makes Its Presence Felt

MetService meteorologists are keeping a close watch on Cyclone FUNA as it leaves the tropics on Sunday. FUNA is currently centred to southwest of Fiji and is expected on Sunday to move southwestwards between Norfolk Island and Northland.

4: Collins: "Chain, chain, chain …" The Texas Primary
Michael Collins

Dennis Kucinich may not win the Democratic nomination for president, but he's leaving a pro-democracy legacy across the country. To begin with, this candidate actually discusses critical issues demonstrating his respect for voters. With regard to the ...

5: Burma: Renewed Protests Predicted
Terry Evans

In a telephone press briefing from Rangoon this week, British ambassador Mark Canning condemned the Burmese generals for failing to address the "anger" that put tens of thousands of monks onto the streets of Rangoon and Mandalay last September. He predicted ...

6: Incubus: Logan Campbell Centre, 21 Feb
Touring Musicians

Incubus: Logan Campbell Centre, 21 Feb

7: Labour 'most spun' Government
New Zealand National Party

National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says the number of departmental communications staff employed by the Labour Government has exploded in the past five years.

8: Salad Days With Hot Summer, Tim Shadbolt

It's just like the old days. Warm weather followed by equally warm nights trying to sleep under a single sheet. I'm writing from the front deck of the Shoreline, Kaiteriteri, waiting for my son, a 16 year old Labour sympathizer, to deliver a long ...

9: Journalism award revamped
Bruce Jesson Foundation

New Zealand's only award for critical journalism is being revamped to link in with a growing movement for more democratic local media.

10: Threat to electricity the result of poor planning
New Zealand National Party

National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee says it is intolerable that one third of the power supply to the North Island is under threat because one of the supply cables across Cook Strait cannot be insured against failure.

11: Design For Living by Noël Coward
Auckland Theatre Company

Lisa Chappell stars in DESIGN FOR LIVING, Noël Coward's sparkling comedy of manners about an impossible ménage à trois which opens Auckland Theatre Company's 2008 season at the Maidment Theatre on February 14

12: Police Urge Public To View Funeral At Domain
New Zealand Police

Police are urging the public to go to the Auckland City domain to view Tuesday's State funeral service for the late Sir Edmund Hillary.

13: Anglicans Say ‘No’ To Easter Sunday Trading
Anglican Church in Aotearoa

Leaders of the Anglican Church in this country have restated their opposition to the introduction of open slather Easter Sunday trading.

14: MIAG backs Meat Industry Taskforce
Meat Industry Action Group

After suggesting an industry summit in November of last year, the Meat Industry Action Group, is pleased that Meat and Wool NZ has taken up the challenge and initiated the formation of a meat industry taskforce.

15: Ron Mark Has Misled the Public Again says Workman
Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Ron Mark’s description of me as an apologist for the youth justice system is an attempt to draw attention away from the real issue – that he made comments in the media which have no substance in fact, says Kim Workman, Project Leader, Rethinking ...

16: Muriel Newman - Looking Ahead
NZ Centre For Political Research

This first newsletter of election year is an opportune time to reflect on the sort of government we would like to see elected in 2008.

17: Operation Waikato - Media Release 6
New Zealand Police

Police spent yesterday afternoon making further enquires with the public of Taupo. These enquires are focusing on the final movements of the victim of this particularly nasty homicide, Karen Aim.

18: Male pours petrol on himself
New Zealand Police

At about 10.55 p.m. an intoxicated 46 year old Motueka man drove onto to the Shell service station in High street Motueka. A fuel tanker was re-filling tanks at the time. At the garage he has used petrol and diesel nozzles to spray fuel over the ...

19: Greens call for action, not rhetoric
Green Party

The Green Party has kicked off election year with a hard hitting speech by Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons in the annual State of the Planet address.

20: The Long Walk against Climate Change Protest
Save Happy Valley Campaign

Activists from the Save Happy Valley Coalition and other Environmental Organisations have protested outside the Prime Ministers constituency office today.

21: Expo encourages Pacific economic development
New Zealand Government

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Luamanuvao Winnie Laban commends an initiative of Tongan church congregations to promote and enhance economic development pathways and education opportunities for Pacific youth, Vahefonua Tonga 'o Aotearoa (VTOA) ...

22: Compassion not burglary, says battery hen activist
Open Rescue Collective

Open Rescue Collective activist Mark Eden is facing burglary charges relating to the November 2006 rescue of 20 battery hens from Turk's Poultry, an intensive egg farm in Foxton owned by Ron Turk.

23: Kiwi mountaineers to send off Sir Ed in style
NZ Alpine Club

The New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) announced today further details of it’s involvement in Sir Edmund Hillary’s funeral on Tuesday 22 January.

24: Help Save Monarch Butterfly's - Plant Milkweed
Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

This summer is much the same as othe summers for the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust. The phone rings... an email arrives. Another desperate plea from a New Zealander, it could be anywhere between Riversdale and Reinga, crying out for help to save hundreds ...

25: State Funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced details of the arrangements for Sir Edmund Hillary’s State Funeral on Tuesday, 22 January, and for his lying in state in the Auckland Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Parnell from Monday 21 January until the funeral ...

26: Funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary
Auckland City Council

Auckland City Council have been working with the Department of Internal Affairs on arrangements for the funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary, to be held at 11am Tuesday, 22 January.

27: Cycling with the Poor team storming through NZ
World Vision New Zealand

At the end of their first week of biking the length of the South Island, the Cycling with the Poor team is in high spirits. They've made good progress through Southland and will be near Queenstown by Sunday.

28: Appeal to Edwards - Take a Stand for Voting Rights
Michael Collins

Media, election, and judicial reform advocate Mark Adams , JD, MBA of Tampa, Florida discovered something very important in the South Carolina Constitution. It provides for secret voting but bans secret vote counting.

29: Shore plover breeding on Mana Island
Department of Conservation

One of New Zealand’s rarest birds has surprised conservationists by breeding within months of their release on Mana Island, off Wellington’s west coast.

30: Children Under Two should not be given Cough Syrup
Ministry of Health

Cough and cold medicines should never be given to children aged less than two years of age and when given to older children extra care should be taken.

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