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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 28 January 2008


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

1: Bon Jovi Smashes South Island Record

Touring Musicians

30,641 Bon Jovi Fans Attended The Sellout Concert In Christchuch’s Ami Stadium Last Night.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00239.htm


2: 2008: Get Ready For The Rocky Road Ahead!
The Main Report Group

The Main Report Group, publishers of respected political newsletter Trans Tasman, and The Main Report Business, is firing a few warning shots across the bows of the country’s elite in a special report entitled 2008: Get Ready For The Rocky Road ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00244.htm


3: Award: Open Letter to President of South Africa
John Minto

John Minto: I understand a nomination has been put forward for me to receive a South African honour later this year, the Companions of O R Tambo Award, on behalf of HART and the anti-apartheid movement of New Zealand for our work campaigning to end apartheid ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00195.htm


4: Price falls no help to home loan affordability
Fairfax Media

House prices may be falling and wages improving, but higher interest rates kept New Zealand home loan affordability near its worst levels ever in December, according to the monthly Fairfax Media Home Loan Affordability report. Affordability for first ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00251.htm


5: 25,000 at Trentham for Cup Day
Wellington Racing Club

An estimated 25,000 people packed Trentham Racecourse for the final day (subs: Saturday 26 January) of the Century City Developments 2008 Wellington Cup Carnival, according to Wellington Racing Club president, Mike Brown.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00232.htm


6: Street: Non-Communicable Disease and the Law
New Zealand Government

The relationship between the law and the health of a society is complex. We can, and often do, use the law to bring about changes to improve the health of individuals and the nation. For example, we use the law to limit people’s smoking, reduce their ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00204.htm


7: Where Are The Liberal Do-Gooders Now??
Sensible Sentencing Trust

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00194.htm


8: National Wooing Indians after 100 years of Neglect
Syed Akbar Kamal

The Indian community numbering over 100,000 has caught National party attention with an eye on the forthcoming general elections. Its leader John Key expressed a desire to have a couple of Indians in his caucus to reflect the changing landscape of the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00234.htm


9: New Zealand’s Latest Road Safety Tool Launched
Kiwirap

New Zealand’s latest road safety tool has been launched today by the AA and government transport agencies.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00193.htm


10: Spate of NZ Murders = Backfire of Collectivism
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

No one in New Zealand is pleased with the recent spate of murders across the country recently, with 10 so far in this month. Even less encouraging is the age group of most murderers and their victims.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00196.htm


11: 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
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00272.htm


12: Take a leaf from the books of ancient healers
Comvita New Zealand

A new olive leaf product being launched in New Zealand, Comvita's Olive Leaf Complex, aims to blend the benefits of the world's oldest cultivated tree with modern extraction processes that use only fresh, natural olive leaves.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00255.htm


13: Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar: Iran and its Economy
Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar

Last year I wrote two articles on Iranian economy, one on the U.S. plans for economic strangulation of Iran and the second on the existing systemic problems in the Iranian economy (Ahmadinejad's Achilles Heel: The Iranian Economy).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00238.htm


14: Peters to visit Antarctica
New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters flies to Antarctica tomorrow for a three-day visit to New Zealand’s research station, Scott Base.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00205.htm


15: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00249.htm


16: Pork on the up but…
NZ Pork Industry

New Zealanders consumed a record 21.4kg of pork per capita last year according to the Board’s recently released Annual Report for the Year Ending 30 September 2007. This represents an increase of 0.8kg over the previous year. “New Zealanders appetite ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00259.htm


17: South Carolina Primary Colors: Black and White?
Greg Palast

South Carolina 2000: Six hundred police in riot gear facing a few dozen angry-as-hell workers on the docks of Charleston. In the darkness, rocks, clubs and blood fly. The cops beat the crap out of the protesters. Of course, it's the union men who are ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00240.htm


18: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00200.htm


19: Alliance Party calls for capital gains tax
New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party has called for the introduction of a capital gains tax to tackle unaffordable house prices.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00197.htm


20: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00202.htm


21: Increased Stock Investment - Recipe for Disaster?
Lowell Manning

It is true to say in a sense that the economy depends on investment in the stock market. If nobody invested there would be no companies on the stock market and thus no production from them. Of course if ordinary people invested in small businesses ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00198.htm


22: Wholesale Electricity Market Summary to 27 Jan 08
The Marketplace Company Limited

Please find attached is the wholesale electricity market summary for the week ending 27 January 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00257.htm


23: APN Chat with Rand Knight, US Senate Candidate
Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – Rand Knight, Democratic candidate for US Senate against US Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), is a political newcomer in Georgia. Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Mr. Knight for an interview about his stance on many political issues, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00239.htm


24: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0705/S00443.htm


25: Stateside: Santa Cruz Media Strategy Summit (1)
Rosalea Barker

Friday’s inclement weather did not dissuade about 200 supporters of the alternative media movement descending on California’s “people’s republic of Santa Cruz”, as it has been known since the Sixties, for the Publicizing Truths with Consequence ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00242.htm


26: Bear Baiting: The opportunity of a lifetime!
University of Otago

Do you have a great business idea? Find out whether it's really a million dollar baby or just hot air in a suit.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00261.htm


27: Wellington Police Prepare For NZI Sevens Influx
New Zealand Police

People who use next week's NZI Sevens festivities in Wellington as an excuse to drink too much and disrupt the enjoyment and safety of others can expect a firm response from Wellington Police.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00192.htm


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

Outrage Over Kuchenbecker Legal Aid / Satire: Kiwi Party Name / Murders / Road Safety / Better Deal For Students / Housing: Price Falls / Ancient Healers / Work Stoppages / Crossing Attempt / Avian Flu / South Carolina Primary: Black And White?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00243.htm


29: The NZATD Education Trust Grants 2008
NZATD

Applications are invited for grants from The NZATD [New Zealand Association for Training and Development] Education Trust.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00260.htm


30: More women being screened for cervical cancer
New Zealand Government

The number of women getting screened to prevent cervical cancer has increased following the launch of a new national campaign, says Associate Health Minister Steve Chadwick.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00209.htm

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