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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 26 October 2007



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

1: Reports of arrest and torture continue in Burma

Terry Evans

Reports of arrest and torture continue in Burma long after the initial crackdown on protesting Buddhist monks last September. A recent report by Amnesty International has highlighted the arrests of ninety-six activists since the last visit of the UN ...

2: Avian Flu Remains Global Threat, Cautions UN

United Nations

Despite advances in controlling the virus, recent avian influenza outbreaks in more than one dozen countries reveal that it is still a global threat

3: Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People

Fish and Game New Zealand

Each year World Wetlands Day is acknowledged with a host of events throughout the country when Fish & Game NZ and the Department of Conservation lead a range of organizations in creating varied wetland experiences around that year’s WWD theme, chosen to ...

4: Lyndon Hood: 'Kiwi Party' Is An Appropriate Name

Lyndon Hood

Larry Baldock is seeking to register the long-awaited party based on 'Judeo-Christian Values'... The name they propose is 'The Kiwi Party'. On reflection, that is and apt moniker. Reasons for this include, but are not limited to:

5: Paperwork consultant for school wasteful and silly

New Zealand National Party

The Education Ministry's insistence that a small school hire a consultant to help with filling in forms to carpet a staffroom is bureaucracy gone mad and a waste of money, says National's Education spokeswoman, Katherine Rich.

6: World's First Global Network Deal With Myspacetv

Joint Media Statement

WELLINGTON -January 24, 2008-BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC and MySpace, the world's largest social networking platform, today announced the launch of a ground-breaking partnership to bring new and archived short form BBC content to MySpaceTV (

7: Victims come second again under Labour

New Zealand National Party

Helen Clark's Labour Government should be ashamed that the family of murder victim Karl Kuchenbecker has been told to repay $19,000 in legal aid granted for an inquest, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

8: Lucire launches in Thailand

Jack Yan and Associates

International fashion magazine collaborates with Twinpalms Phuket and Asia Design Consultants for latest country

9: - The 'Briefcase' Blog


The blood on the ground at Wall Street and in the City spread to Big Law in the Big Apple even before this week's big sell-off. It's going to get ugly out there just as many Wall Street firms were offering straight off-the-rank salaries of up to $160,000 ...

10: Prisoners’ children key to stopping cycle of crime


Children of prisoners are seven times more likely to commit a crime, says PILLARS, a community-based organisation that supports prisoners’ children

11: Manurewa: 16yr old youth charged with murder

New Zealand Police

Press Release Counties-Manukau Police have arrested a 16 year old Manurewa youth and charged him with Murder. The arrest follows an enquiry into the attempted robbery of the Finlayson Superette in Finlayson Avenue, Manurewa in which a 22 year old shop ...

12: Gisborne woman loses 30kg eating Subway


Eating SUBWAY® every day for 11 weeks led one Gisborne woman to lose a staggering 30 kilograms to take out first place in the second annual SUBWAY® Great Weight Race.

13: Over 100 Whales Saved by Greenpeace

Greenpeace New Zealand

Southern Ocean, 26th January 2008: After spending two weeks successfully preventing the Japanese whaling fleet from hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (1), the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is running low on fuel and must return to port. The ...

14: New engine for new amphibious crossing attempt

Media Statement

A new attempt at setting the record for the fastest crossing of the Cook Strait in an amphibious vehicle has been scheduled for Tuesday, this time with a brand new engine.

15: NBA: Newmarket calls for patience

Newmarket Business Association

The 100-year-old Newmarket railway station has closed for the last time with ONTRACK staff and contractors working around the clock this weekend to install new track and signalling and open two new temporary platforms.

16: Double tax agreements on the table

Ernst and Young

"The announcement of a review of the Australia-New Zealand double tax agreement provides the Government with an immediate opportunity to boost returns for New Zealand exporters,” says Ernst & Young tax director Alan Judge

17: 1000s flock to see food of the future

New Zealand Government

A travelling exhibition providing an insight into the future of food has attracted over 5400 New Zealanders during the first three weeks of its nationwide tour, Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson said today.

18: Injured Man Rescued From Remote Fishing Rock

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to rescue an injured man on Wellington's West coast this morning.

19: Pacific Blue Keeps The Air Fair

Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue Keeps The Air Fair As Air New Zealand Responds To Real Competition Friday 25 January 2008: Pacific Blue says Air New Zealand’s new domestic pricing policy released today is an admission that it has been charging too much for too long on ...

20: Underage prostitution in Mangere

The Family Party

The Family Party is raising concerns over reports of school students soliciting in the Mangere town centre and believes Labour's prostitution laws are to blame.

21: Manurewa: Fatal Stabbing

New Zealand Police

A 50 year old man has been arrested in relation to the fatal stabbing of a 15 year old youth in Southview Place, Manurewa last night. Details of events leading up to the altercation are still being investigated.

22: King seeking answers over LSA action

New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Annette King says she is alarmed that the Legal Services Agency has asked the widow of Karl Kuchenbecker to repay up to $19,000 granted in legal aid for the inquest into his death.

23: Candor Trust Road Safety PR

Candor Trust

Government Agencies are wrong to attempt to restrict peoples movements by asking them to avoid using the roads a little of their taxes pay for, due to substandard construction.

24: Where Are The Liberal Do-Gooders Now?

New Zealand Government

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says the latest killing in Auckland is further evidence that the politically correct social experiment promoted by a bunch of do-gooders has been a dismal failure.

25: Democrats Pass On Secret Vote Counting in SC

Michael Collins

South Carolinians mounted a serious protest to the onerous "Stamp Act" imposed on the colonies by British rulers. The act levied a tax to pay for the "Seven Years War" which established Great Britain as the world's dominant colonial power. South ...

26: Police Seek Leave To Charge Taito Philip Field

New Zealand Police

Police have asked the Auckland Crown Solicitor to start the process to lay charges of bribery against Taito Phillip Field, M.P.

27: Video: Clark Comments on Prebbles' Resignation

Scoop Video

Scoop TV News- Poltics: Prime Minister Helen Clark said State Services Commission boss Mark Prebble indicated to her in 2006 that he would likely resign before his contract-term concluded. Here PM Clark responds to reporters questions re the resignation

28: Gun shears line up for centenary show-down

Frontpage Press

January 25, 2008: The biggest line-up of champion shearers to take to the stands will next week celebrate the centenary of the sport of shearing.

29: Bosnian Serb To Serve Jail Term In Norway

United Nations

A former Bosnian Serb army commander convicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia over his role in the notorious Srebrenica massacre in 1995 was transferred today to Norway to serve the remainder of his prison sentence.

30: Environmental Planning Graduates in Big Demand

Lincoln University

Lincoln University specialists say a chronic shortage of urban and environmental planners is becoming a real challenge, with bright students turned off by frequent criticism and debate within the property and land development sectors.


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