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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 27 January 2007

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1: Burma: Junta Extends War On Bloggers

Terry Evans

Burma’s generals have been rattled by the success of pro-democracy bloggers inside Burma’s borders and beyond. Recently the junta starting fighting back by denying access to well-known blogging sites inside Burma.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00181.htm

2: 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:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00230.htm

3: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00233.htm

4: T-Shirt Designs To Help Shake Breast Cancer

Glassons

Glassons stores are swinging open their doors today revealing the much anticipated 2008 Breast Cancer Research Trust T-shirt collection.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0801/S00045.htm

5: 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
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00231.htm

6: State Services Commissioner Announces Retirement

State Services Commission

Mark Prebble, the State Services Commissioner, said today that he intends to step down from the job in the middle of this year. "When I was appointed four years ago, the Government asked me to establish a renewed leadership role for the State Services ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00174.htm

7: David Swanson: Is Slavery in Our Future?

David Swanson

John Bowe's terrific new book called "Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy" takes the reader on a journey ending in the question I've placed above this essay.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00227.htm

8: Gambino Mafioso Faces Phony Mag Subs Charges

LawFuel

R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Division, and Michael E. Yasofky, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00270.htm

9: Copeland steps down as co-leader of Future NZ

Gordon Copeland

Independent MP Gordon Copeland today advised that he had advised the Party’s Board that he was stepping down as co-leader of Future New Zealand (now The Kiwi Party).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00184.htm

10: High freight costs a kick in the guts for farmers

Federated Farmers

Farmers will be horrified that freight costs are 30 percent higher in New Zealand than in Australia, said Don Nicolson, vice-president of Federated Farmers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00219.htm

11: Dunne: Just one resignation to go, Gordon

United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says Gordon Copeland's resignation from Future New Zealand leaves his resignation from Parliament as the only step left to him.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00192.htm

12: Minister should not accept draft Undertakings

Internet NZ

InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) has today responded to Telecom’s amended operational separation plan, advising the Government that significant amendments will still be needed to meet the requirements of the Telecommunications Act and ensure ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00239.htm

13: Solomons: PM Sikua Meets Australian Counterpart

Solomon Islands Government

Prime Minister Hon Derek Sikua yesterday met his Australian counterpart Kevin Rudd in Canberra in a move to mend strained diplomatic relations between the two countries.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00260.htm

14: Outboard Failure Prevents End to Strait Crossing

Sealegs Corporation

Outboard failure within sight of the shore frustrated the attempt by Sealegs this morning to set a record by crossing the Cook Strait in an amphibious vehicle.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00232.htm

15: Daring Dunedin Bares All

More FM

Dunedin is about to find out what is really under their kilts with the launch of “How to look MORE good naked” on Friday. What started out as a random question on the MORE FM breakfast show with Damian Newell and Nicky Hunt has escalated into ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00170.htm

16: Jim Miles: House of Cards

Jim Miles

America today is not the only empire, but it is one that has consistently formulated itself around the ideologies of corporate business, the military, big government, and religious self-righteousness, mass marketing itself and mass exploiting others ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00216.htm

17: Peters Welcomes Clarkson's Candidacy

New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters welcomes today’s announcement that Mr Clarkson will contest the seat of Tauranga in this year’s election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00197.htm

18: New Name & New Leader

Future New Zealand Party

The Board of Future New Zealand has today announced that the Party has both a new name and a new leader. The new name “The Kiwi Party” has been notified to the Electoral Commission for formal registration in preparation for this year’s General ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00175.htm

19: Massive student debt increase since 2004

NZ Union of Students' Associations

Average student debt has risen by 54 percent since 2004 and is now $28,838 according to major new research released today by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0801/S00025.htm

20: World Economic Forum: Rice, Blair, Kissinger

US State Department

World Economic Forum Transcript: co-chairs of the meeting: Tony Blair; Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase and Company, USA; Mr. Kamath, ICICI Bank in India CEO; Dr. Henry Kissinger; Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO; David O’Reilly, Chevron CEO; and Chairman ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00268.htm

21: Kiwis spending more on travel within New Zealand

New Zealand Government

Survey data released today shows Kiwis are spending $8 billion a year through domestic travel, up nearly $1 billion from the year before, said Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00193.htm

22: UF promises better deal for students this year

United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says there will be a better deal for students this year. Speaking to this afternoon’s student rally at Parliament, Mr Dunne said part of UnitedFuture’s confidence and supply agreement with the government related to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00194.htm

23: PA 25/01/08 - All Your Copyright Are Belong To Us

Public Address

All your copyright are belong to us | Jan 25, 2008 10:24 Russell Brown's Hard News
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00228.htm

24: Government thanks Prebble for service

New Zealand Government

State Services Minister David Parker today paid tribute to State Services Commissioner Mark Prebble for his long and distinguished service to the public sector.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00191.htm

25: Militants defied on India's republic Day

Nava Thakuria

The 59th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2008 also witnessed a boycott call from four outlawed outfits and as usual it has been hit back by a group of journalists of Assam (India) with advance announcement that they would hoist Tricolour in the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00210.htm

26: Sony Announces New 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Media

Sony New Zealand Limited

Largest capacity Memory Stick delivers quick and easy footage transfer, ideal for Sony's High-Definition (HD) camcorders and high-resolution digital still cameras
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00050.htm

27: Loans simply to live: Greens join student protest

Green Party

Green Party Education Spokesperson Metiria Turei is to join tertiary students at Parliament to protest student allowance polices which have forced the average student debt up to nearly $30,000.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00188.htm

28: Free Concerts at Viaduct Harbour Through Weekend

Aquatica

Auckland’s Harbour Festival treats Aucklanders to a weekend of free entertainment Aucklanders in town for the long weekend should head to the Viaduct Harbour for Aquatica ’08 – Auckland’s Harbour Festival, to make the most of the free entertainment ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00226.htm

29: Hodgson to host future food show at A & P Show

New Zealand Government

Pete Hodgson, Research, Science and Technology Minister and MP for Dunedin North will host the Future Food Roadshow at the Otago Taieri A & P Show tomorrow, Saturday 26 January 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00196.htm

30: 2008 Treaty Debates - 31 January & 7 February

Te Papa

2008 sees the return of the much-anticipated series of debates exploring the Treaty of Waitangi – its place in New Zealand history and its meaning today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00199.htm

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