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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 30 January 2008


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

1: Clark’s speech won’t save her, says People Power

People Power

A second attack on Prime Minister Helen Clarks Mt Albert Electorate office was carried out by People Power New Zealand on the morning of her “State of the Nation” speech, in protest against the Electoral Finance Act, and in active opposition to suppression ...

2: 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.

3: PM Speech - Opportunities for New Zealand’s Future
New Zealand Government

I stand before you early in my ninth year as Prime Minister, proud of what has been achieved on my watch, and looking forward to the challenges which lie ahead.

4: ASA Spurs Charlie’s into Battle for Kiwi Humour

Charlie’s Trading Company Limited today responded to the Advertising Standards Authority’s ruling against one of its cartoon-themed commercials for Charlie’s Soda Co, saying that it was another example of political correctness gone mad in ...

5: 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 ...

6: PM's Presser: John Key's Crime Speech Assaulted
Kevin List

The PM addresses the press gallery on National Leader John Key's youth crime speech – and finds it guilty of being 'Labour-lite' - not that she has fully read it yet…

7: Adman Highlights Televisions Double Standard

The writer and creative director of the banned Charlie’s Soda Company television ad, Gavin Bradley, has criticised the double standard which has seen the humorous cartoon ad removed from our screens.

8: Age of participation in education lifted to 18
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today outlined new government policy for all young people to be in school or some other form of education or training until the age of eighteen.

9: Customs seize around $1 million of Crystal Meth
New Zealand Customs Service

New Zealand Customs Service officers have seized approximately one kilo of Ice (crystal methamphetamine) at Auckland airport.

10: 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 has been taken down.

11: 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.

12: The latest Greenpeace GE Free Food Guide
GE Free NZ

The latest Greenpeace GE Free Food Guide reflects a strong ongoing non-GE position from New Zealand food companies and an unprecedented anti-GE stance from Australasia's largest food company.

13: US State Dept Daily Press Briefing: Jan 29, 2008
US State Department

Sentencing of Simon Trinidad / Three U.S. Hostages Secretary Rice’s Visit / Free Trade Agreement

14: IMNZ Independent Album Chart January 2008
Independent Music New Zealand

IMNZ Chair Mark Kneebone is currently at the MIDEM music trade show in Cannes, where music business execs from over 90 countries are gathering.

15: John Key needs to do his homework – 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.

16: Taser Trial Update #4 - 4 December 2006
New Zealand Police

In the period since the trial began on 1 September 2006 to 4 December 2006 there have been a total of 33 incidents involving the taser. Since the last update - 17 October 06 - there have been seventeen incidents where the taser has been involved.

17: NATO And Israel: Instruments Of America's Wars
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

Even the enemies of Israel agree that Tel Aviv is a proxy of Anglo-American and foreign interests. Rear-Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the defence minister of Iran in 2004, warned the U.S. government that in the case of an Israeli attack, Iranian military retaliation ...

18: Labour’s plan – even harder for unhappy students
New Zealand National Party

Helen Clark and her Labour Government have taken a giant leap backwards by effectively banning 16- and 17-year-olds from leaving school to get work, says National’s Education spokeswoman, Katherine Rich.

19: Clark's message of hope
Tony Milne

Unlike Key's negative speech - a deficit model whereby young people were presented as 'problems' to be 'fixed' - Helen Clark today has outlined a broad and positive agenda to realise the potential of young New Zealanders. Clark didn't deny the challenges ...

20: Bernard Weiner: Sputtering, Dangerous CheneyBush
Bernard Weiner

CheneyBush remind me of huge rampaging monsters, countless arrows sticking out of their bleeding wounds but still able to thrash about and wreak great damage. They're lame ducks, weakened politically but angry, highly motivated and out for revenge.

21: New Orleans St Charles Trolley Is Mardi Gras Ready
Martha Rosenberg

Two years after Hurricane Katrina, city buses were again running up and down St. Charles Avenue, the gracious boulevard that connects the French Quarter to Uptown and the Garden District in New Orleans. But where was the trolley?

22: New Zealand LDS Mourn Church President
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

AUCKLAND Monday 28 January, 2008: The more than 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.

23: The crime wave and young New Zealanders
Progressive Party

It's hard to imagine that things could ever have been worse. In fact, they have been. The rate of homicide is actually coming down.

24: Rich deliberately misleading yet again
New Zealand Government

National Party spokeswoman Katherine Rich’s attempt to mislead over the government’s plans for all young people to be in school or some other form of education or training until the age of 18 is ill-informed, Education Minister Chris Carter says.

25: InFact scoops tri-continent design recognition

Media release, 30 January 2008, InFact Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand: InFact is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the internationally recognised Good DesignTM design award for its role in the design and development of the new Metro ...

26: The Wombling Strumpets Presents Vünderbra!
The Wombling Strumpets

VünderBra! is a comedic history of the humble bra set in a site specific venue. Meet Claire-Faye & Sebrena. These polar opposite personalities work in VünderBra! a lingerie shop situated in Newtown.

27: IFEX Communiqué Vol 17 No 04 | 29 January 2008

The "IFEX Communiqué" is the weekly newsletter of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX), a global network of 81 organisations working to defend and promote the right to free expression. IFEX is managed by Canadian Journalists ...

28: NZ Police Alert: Shooting Incident, South Auckland
New Zealand Police

2 people have been admitted to Middlemore Hospital with gunshot wounds. Their injuries are not considered life threatening. One victim has injuries to their head and the other victim injuries to their leg.

29: Helen Clark Out Of Touch
ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Rodney Hide today labelled Prime Minister Helen Clark out of touch with the problems that confront New Zealand, and said that making young people stay in school or training until they're 18 will do nothing to stop youth crime or address ...

30: Bon Jovi Smashes South Island Record
Touring Musicians

30,641 Bon Jovi Fans Attended The Sellout Concert In Christchuch’s Ami Stadium Last Night.

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