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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 29 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: A Fresh Start for New Zealand
New Zealand National Party

This time a week ago we were saying goodbye to our country’s favourite son. Sir Edmund Hillary will be remembered through the ages as a rock-solid reminder of the heights to which we Kiwis can aspire and the feats we can accomplish.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00215.htm


3: Youth Plan to target crime, education
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today announced policies to fight a growing youth crime wave and ensure young people get into education or training. In a speech in Auckland, he outlined National’s Youth Plan, which consists of a Youth Guarantee ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00214.htm


4: Key wraps Labour Party policy in blue ribbon
New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Annette King says National Party leader John Key's so-called state of the nation speech today is short on alternative policies to the ones being pursued by the Labour-led Government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00220.htm


5: 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


6: Military training proven not to work – Goff
New Zealand Government

The Limited Service Volunteer programme run by the New Zealand Defence Force has an excellent track record in improving the prospects for long-term unemployed youth, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00219.htm


7: Russel Norman: Let's treat the real causes
Green Party

John Key's speech today failed to address the real causes of the pressure on New Zealand families and communities, says the Green Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00221.htm


8: New Vaccine to help fight against Cervical Cancer
GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine Cervarix® was approved today by Medsafe for women aged 10-45 years for the prevention of cervical cancer, precancerous lesions and cervical abnormalities caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18. Types 16 and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0801/S00057.htm


9: John Key needs to do his homework – PPTA
PPTA

John Key’s State of the Nation speech shows the National Party leader needs to do some serious homework on the educational programmes already available, PPTA president Robin Duff says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0801/S00039.htm


10: Maori claim home of Treaty of Waitangi
David Rankin

In a surprise announcement shortly before Waitangi Day, Maori academic David Rankin has indicated that his sub-tribe - Matarahurahu - is finalising a claim to have the Treaty grounds in Waitangi, including the historic Treaty House, returned to his ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00201.htm


11: New Direction Needed - Not Just New Government
ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Rodney Hide today welcomed National Party Leader John Key's speech setting out his vision for New Zealand - but said that what New Zealanders want is a new direction, not just a new Government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00217.htm


12: Prime Minister honoured by UN environment award
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand’s efforts to adapt to the global impact of climate change have been recognised with the United Nations Environment Programme “Champions of the Earth” award.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00210.htm


13: Anderton: “The Strength to Care”
Progressive Party

He was a national hero, and he is rightly claimed as an inspiration by all New Zealanders. I personally find inspiration in the way he lived his life. I find inspiration also in the commitment he made to a fairer, more caring New Zealand. I find inspiration ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00226.htm


14: Number of people using Gambling Helpline on rise
Gambling Helpline

Annual figures released today by the Gambling Helpline show that new clients increased by almost ten per cent (9.8%) during 2007. In the same period, the total number of contacts (which includes new and existing clients) rose by 13 per cent.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0801/S00056.htm


15: 12% Rise for Price of Wire, Reinforcing Steel
Pacific Steel

Pacific Steel Group has advised customers it will be increasing the price of all its steel reinforcing and wire products by 12 per cent, effective from March 1. The price rise is due to a 25 per cent jump in the cost of scrap metal since Christmas.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00268.htm


16: Cook Strait Crossed By An Amphibious Vehicle
Sealegs Corporation

Wellington, 29 January 2008: It was third time lucky for Sealegs this morning when it successfully completed the first crossing of Cook Strait by an amphibious vehicle.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00274.htm


17: NZ Legislators Confused about ‘Renewable Energy’
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

“Government power policy decision-makers are confused about so-called ‘renewable energy’,” said Owen McShane, chair of the policy panel of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition today. He was commenting on an article in National Business Review ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00214.htm


18: NZ LDS Mourn the Death of Church President
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Over 290,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New Zealand and Pacific Islands areas are mourning the death of President Gordon B. Hinckley.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00244.htm


19: Tough not enough: young victims’ fate not deserved
NZAAHD

The people who work with youth say they are concerned about the comments of public leaders in the wake of the murders of two south Auckland young people over the weekend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00208.htm


20: Youth Crime: Govt the problem, family the solution
The Family Party

Richard Lewis, a former South Auckland police sergeant and leader of The Family Party, says eight years of social engineering under Labour has significantly shifted societal values and created a false sense of reality for young people. He says an increasing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00210.htm


21: 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


22: Plan could close gaps in Youth Justice System
Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“John Key’s proposals for the Youth Justice System could close some existing policy gaps” said Kim Workman, Project Leader, Rethinking Crime and Punishment.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00211.htm


23: Website First Victim Of Electoral Finance Act
Don't Vote Labour Website

Due to the threat of prosecution under the Electoral Finance Act, the Don't Vote Labour website at www.dontvotelabour.org.nz has been taken down.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00212.htm


24: Law Commission: Threats to public safety
Law Commission

Terms of reference for evaluating the effectiveness of the criminal law to prevent organised threats to public safety and security.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00206.htm


25: Rudd's indigenous Australia commitment commendable
The Maori Party

Maori Party Co-leader, Tariana Turia, has today recognised Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s promise to ‘build a bridge …to restore respect with indigenous Australia’ as demonstrating the political leadership that tangata whenua will admire.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00211.htm


26: War for the Hearts and Minds of Our Children
Mark Rais

Today, neither parents nor government are the primary influencers of children’s behaviours. As much as parents and even those in government believe that they have the ability to effectively influence children’s motivations and actions, there ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00248.htm


27: Felicity Arbuthnot: Thoughts On Holocaust Memorial
Felicity Arbuthnot

America's gung-ho goons whooped over bombing the Pepsi and Coca Cola factories. 'Bravery' doesn't come more deviant, sub-normal and retarded than that. Due to the use of defoliants and napalm, half of all Iraq's trees, including the great, ancient palms, died.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00256.htm


28: 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


29: Dell, Microsoft Launch (Product) Red Products
Dell

Dell and Microsoft Corp. will offer customers a simple way to make a difference in the fight against AIDS in Africa through the purchase of unique (PRODUCT) RED branded personal computers and a printer. Adding to the premium experience, all Dell (PRODUCT) ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00053.htm


30: Noel Leeming Group Ltd Background Information
Noel Leeming

Noel Leeming Group is New Zealand’s leading appliance and electronics retail company with sales over $500 million and more than 88 retail stores nationwide. Its flagship retail brand is Noel Leeming, with 57 stores, while it’s Bond & Bond stores focus ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00270.htm

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