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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 January 2008

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

1: Foreign guests attending State Funeral

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that many representatives of other nations and associates of Sir Edmund Hillary from around the world will be attending the State Funeral tomorrow.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00147.htm


2: Fastest Fiat 500 for Felipe!
Fiat

Should you come across Ferrari Formula One Driver, Felipe Massa, driving his new Fiat 500 don’t be tempted to take him on because not only is the talented Brazilian one of the fastest drivers around but also because his 500 is rather special – ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00210.htm


3: Sir Edmund Hillary – the spirit of giving
Joint Media Statement

“My life has been a constant effort to illustrate how a very mediocre person with very mediocre talents, which I have, can create quite a lot if they really drive themselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00148.htm


4: Clean coal breakthrough best news of the year
Business Council for Sustainable Development

The best news of the year on climate change was not agreement in Bali, but a Norwegian breakthrough with clean coal power generation technology.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00150.htm


5: Labour should hang head in shame over housing
New Zealand National Party

The Labour Government should hang its head in shame over New Zealand’s position at the bottom of the latest international survey of home affordability, says National’s Housing spokesman, Phil Heatley.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00143.htm


6: Jade Software wins big name account
Jade Software

Jade Software Corporation (Jade) today announced the successful completion of a major project to re-platform and modernise the core Enterprise Resource Planning system of The Warehouse, New Zealand’s largest retailer. On 3 September 2007, The Warehouse ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00164.htm


7: Photos: Sir Ed's State Funeral – At The Domain
Scoop Photo-Essay

Thousands of people lined Auckland's streets surrounding Parnel, Newmarket, and the Auckland Domain to pay their last respects to Sir Edmund Hillary. A State Funeral was held for Sir Edmund Hillary today, Tuesday, 22 January, at the Auckland Cathedral ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00164.htm


8: Clark: Eulogy to Sir Edmund Hillary
New Zealand Government

Text of the Prime Minister's eulogy, delivered at the State Funeral Service for Sir Edmund Hillary, St Mary’s church, Parnell, Auckland
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00151.htm


9: The Hyperfactory dominates mobile marketing
Hyperfactory

Auckland, January 22, 2008 The world's most awarded mobile marketing and media company The Hyperfactory has been named a double-finalist in the Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing category at the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00169.htm


10: RNZ = National Socialist Radio ... Still! - Perigo
Solo New Zealand

Radio New Zealand's longstanding far-left bias continues undiminished, notes SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00139.htm


11: 30 Years Banking Innovation on Unisys ClearPath
Unisys

ASB and Unisys are celebrating a long and successful 30 year relationship which was established when ASB went live with its core retail banking solution on a Unisys ClearPath mainframe on 27 December 1977.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00170.htm


12: Kiwis are being priced out of NZ cities
Property Council Of New Zealand

Don’t own a home? Tough luck. That seems to be the message from the New Zealand government and many local authorities, which continue to restrict the supply of land available for property development, according to Connal Townsend, Chief Executive ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00166.htm


13: Online home loan auctions a world first
Word of Mouth Media

Fundit’s online mortgage auctions believed to be a world first offering best deals for home buyers
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00165.htm


14: Newmarket Businesses To Close Doors For Sir Ed
Newmarket Business Association

The Newmarket Business Association says it has had overwhelming support from retailers and businesses to close their doors as Sir Edmund Hillary's State Funeral procession passes through Newmarket early tomorrow afternoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00159.htm


15: New SymbianOS Worm Spreading In the Wild
Media Statement

Sydney – Jan. 22nd , 2008– Fortinet® - a pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced that the FortiGuardGlobal Security Research Team discovered a new SymbianOS Worm actively spreading on various mobile ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00040.htm


16: Live viewing of Sir Ed's funeral at Cathedral Sq
Christchurch City Council

Live viewing of Sir Ed's funeral at Cathedral Square Christchurch will bid farewell to Sir Edmund Hillary through a live screening of the state funeral at the Christ Church Cathedral and Square tomorrow. Live transmission from TVNZ will play on a ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00135.htm


17: Scoop Feedback: Sir Ed, Etc
Scoop Feedback

when you get a chance take a look/listen at Trillion's (Jody Lloyd) tribute song to Sir Edmund Hillary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xgIebk-zHE
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00161.htm


18: Images: Flags At Half Mast For Sir Ed
Scoop Images

Flags on Government and public buildings are at half mast today to mark the funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary. Flags were also half-masted on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 January to mark Sir Edmund's death.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00162.htm


19: Expat brings home LINK to great career opportunity
LINK Recruitment

A Kiwi expat working with specialist recruitment company LINK Recruitment is set to open the company’s first New Zealand office in February, with the aim of building career opportunities for professionals within the local job market. Business Manager, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00173.htm


20: Greenpeace blocks whalers from refueling
Greenpeace

On the eleventh day of successfully preventing the Japanese whaling fleet from killing whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary [1], activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today blocked the fleet's factory ship from being refuelled.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00211.htm


21: ASB To Sponsor Sunrise Business Briefs
Mediaworks

ASB has joined forces with TV3 on its Sunrise breakfast programme as the exclusive sponsor of the show’s dedicated business section.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00171.htm


22: Wanted: A Sir Edmund Hillary for the 21st Century
Te Kaiawhina Ahumahi

As the nation honours the passing of Sir Edmund Hillary this week, we should also be focusing on the social service values he held and should honestly ask ourselves what it would take to build on the legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary in the years ahead, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00147.htm


23: Is 2008 the year for your career?
Hays Quarterly Forecasts

The January Hays Quarterly Forecast has been released and it reveals the hottest jobs and boom markets for 2008 in a variety of market sectors across New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00158.htm


24: $1.5M awarded to develop Māori health research
Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) announced today that it has awarded $1.5M towards the development of the Māori health research workforce through its Career Development Awards programme.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0801/S00035.htm


25: When a sale is not a sale
Commerce Commission

Retailers are reminded that advertising sale prices that are no cheaper than every day prices can put them in breach of the Fair Trading Act. The reminder comes with the sentencing yesterday in the Christchurch District Court of a bed retailer for ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00167.htm


26: Less Than 48 Hours For Drinker To Claim 10K Prize
h2go

The New Zealand public is being urged to help in the search for a mystery h2go drinker who has less than 48 hours to claim their $10,000 prize money.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00155.htm


27: Clayton Cosgrove Speech on Sir Edmund
New Zealand Government

I note that the Chief Executive of the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Grant Davidson, is also here today. Much has been written and spoken about Sir Edmund Hillary since news of his death. Words used to describe him have included colossus, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00144.htm


28: Burma: Bloggers' Site Blocked
Terry Evans

Once again, Burma's paranoid generals are trying to halt the flow of information out of the country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00200.htm


29: Broker Handling Fee Offer Withdrawn
Auckland International Airport

The directors of Auckland Airport have been advised that the Takeovers Panel has reached an agreement with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) that there is no requirement for brokers’ stamps to appear on the approval forms in connection ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00175.htm


30: Alliance says school fee collections a shocker
New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance says it is offensive and wrong that underfunded state schools are taking on debt collectors to retrieve "donations" when the government continues to sit on a large financial surplus.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00145.htm

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