Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
United Revolutionary Front Of Bhutan
In view of the need of the society in this fast changing world politically, socially and economically and need of vibrant democracy and active participation of people irrespective of ethnicity, language, caste, creed, race, religion and sex.
2: Burmese Resistance and the Starling Theory
In Burma, where the gun-toting junta is the only authority, it is hardly surprising that most people just keep their heads down and get on with the daily struggle of putting enough food on the table. Making yourself conspicuous in the eyes of the ...
3: Images: Perilous '08 Circus In The Square
If you were missing out on costumed tomfoolery after the Wellington Sevens, Civic Square was the place to be on Sunday. Outdoor circus performances, music and clowning mixed with free workshops in everything from trapeze to unicycling to juggling.
4: Sevens Fans Images: Absolutely Everyone There!
Last Friday afternoon Scoop's special paparazzi photography team went to stalk the stars of the Wellington Seven's - namely the fans. It has been calculated by the Scoop office that if you don't appear on Scoop you probably weren't there. Here's ...
5: Success in NZ – Back to the UK to share story
In 2000 Mike and Tammy Bell left a cramped rented house London with their three young daughters and flew off to make a life for themselves in New Zealand. Before Peter Jackson made this a popular destination it was an unusual and difficult move - especially ...
6: New Zealand Voted Top Country Again
Tourism New Zealand
New Zealand has been voted top country (again) by Wanderlust readers. For the second year running, New Zealand has been voted the Top Country by readers of the UK-based travel publication Wanderlust.
7: NZ’s first Dedicated Busway inaugurated by PM
Syed Akbar Kamal
New Zealand ‘s first dedicated 6.25 km two-way busway with 5 stations that took one decade to build was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Helen Clark this morning amid cheers from the hundreds who came to witness the historic occasion.
8: NZ taxpayer supports brutal regime
New Zealand National Party
Helen Clark must explain why a taxpayer-owned company is doing contract work for the Government of Myanmar (Burma), given her position on flights to Kuwait and the sanctions imposed on Fiji says National Party Foreign Affairs spokesman Murray McCully.
9: Clark’s defence of Kordia fanciful
New Zealand National Party
Helen Clark’s claim that Kordia’s cellphone tower work for the repressive Government of Myanmar (Burma) somehow contributes to democracy in that country is fanciful, says National’s Foreign Affairs spokesman, Murray McCully.
10: Illegal Casino Ad Aimed at the Poor
Problem Gambling Foundation
The new Skycity Casino CEO needs to learn about New Zealand law says the Problem Gambling Foundation.
11: Government dragging chain on Burma issues
Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke has criticised the Government for giving the green light to a publicly owned company, Kordia, to build cell-phone towers in Burma.
12: Doubts Israeli Air Strike Hit Syrian Nuclear Plant
Asked about the Israeli attack, Syrian Vice-President Faruq al-Shara told Hersh, "Israel bombed to restore its credibility, and their objective is for us to keep talking about it. And by answering your questions I serve that objective."
13: Your Vote Will Be Thoughtful. Will It Be Counted?
On February 12th, I'll vote for Obama in the Virginia Democratic Primary if it still matters (if it doesn't I'll vote for Kucinich). And I will have no possible way to determine whether my vote is counted.
14: Images: The Best Of The Sevens' Fans
Even without Borat's lime green one piece swimsuit the Seven's fans of 2008 are a mighty colourful and occasionally frightening bunch.
15: Harriet Fulbright visits New Zealand
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16: J. Leopold: Clinton, Obama Tout Policy Differences
The tone at Thursday night's historic Democratic presidential debate between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was congenial, a dramatic difference from the verbal barbs and mudslinging that marred the debate last week in South Carolina.
17: Record Arrivals Figures, But …
Tourism New Zealand
“2007 was another record for visitor arrivals, however it softened towards the end of the year caused largely by the economic situation overseas, which leads us to be more cautious about 2008,” Tourism New Zealand chief executive George Hickton ...
18: Bugger the Carbon Tax
Anyone who thinks that farmers should be hit with a carbon tax for greenhouse gas emissions should think again, according to farm business specialist Peter Floyd.
19: Electric Scooters Arrive in NZ
Kiwis looking for a smarter mode of transport that is easy on the pocket, easy to ride and easy on the environment, will welcome the arrival of New Zealand’s first range of electric scooters.
20: Green is the new black
Department of Conservation
In a first for public conservation land, DOC helps businesses gain their green credentials through a “win-win” investment in biodiversity.
21: New evidence of occupational cancers
New research by staff at the University’s Centre for Public Health Research show increased risk of cancer for occupational groups including hairdressers, sewing machinists, field crop and fruit and vegetable growers. Occupational cancers account for 330 ...
22: The Maori Party is doing its bit to fly the flag
The Maori Party
The Maori Party is selling tino rangatiratanga car flags in a pack which includes both the tino rangatiratanga flag and the Maori Party flag. The flags clip onto a car window.
23: Public need reassurance about navy ship
New Zealand National Party
National Party Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp says Defence Minister Phil Goff must reassure the public that the lives of our servicemen and women are not being put at risk by the serious issues raised about HMNZS Canterbury.
24: Sudden Death Investigation - Lower Hutt
New Zealand Police
Lower Hutt Police are investigating the Sudden Death of a 22-year-old male that occurred during last evening, Sunday 3 February 2008.
25: International Boat Show sets up for record year
Auckland Boat Show
The Auckland International Boat Show has confirmed more than 200 exhibitors at this year’s special 10th anniversary event. From multimillion dollar super-yachts to inflatable dinghy’s, to marine industry fashion, there’s something to keep everyone ...
26: You Reap What You Sow
NZ Centre For Political Debate
Cheyenne Petersen, just 18 months old, was carried into the bush by her P-addled mother Natasha - and left to die.
27: Fine Weather for Most on Waitangi Day
The forecast for Waitangai Day is for mostly fine weather. However, MetService meteorologists expect strong southeast winds and a few showers for northeastern parts of the country.
28: State of the Nation speeches ready to roll
Waitangi Day Speeches
Maori and non-Maori speakers will be reflecting on the current state of the Treaty relationship, to commemorate the 168th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on Wednesday.
29: International Carbon Footprint Calculator Launched
New Zealand Winegrowers today announced the launch of an initiative to give wineries and vineyards the ability to calculate their carbon footprint and to encourage sustainable winegrowing.
30: Year of the (dead) rat in Milford Sound
It may be the Chinese Year of the Rat, but 2008 is not looking positive for furry little rodents (and their stoat cousins) in Milford Sound.