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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 4 February 2008


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1: Declaration By United Revolutionary Front, Bhutan

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00022.htm


2: Burmese Resistance and the Starling Theory
Terry Evans

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00021.htm


3: Images: Perilous '08 Circus In The Square
Scoop Images

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00019.htm


4: Sevens Fans Images: Absolutely Everyone There!
Kevin List

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00041.htm


5: Success in NZ – Back to the UK to share story
Move2NZ

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00030.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00045.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00016.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00023.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00037.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00022.htm


11: Government dragging chain on Burma issues
Green Party

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00030.htm


12: Doubts Israeli Air Strike Hit Syrian Nuclear Plant
Sherwood Ross

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."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00035.htm


13: Your Vote Will Be Thoughtful. Will It Be Counted?
David Swanson

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00026.htm


14: Images: The Best Of The Sevens' Fans
Kevin List

Even without Borat's lime green one piece swimsuit the Seven's fans of 2008 are a mighty colourful and occasionally frightening bunch.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00013.htm


15: Harriet Fulbright visits New Zealand
Fulbright NZ

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0802/S00006.htm


16: J. Leopold: Clinton, Obama Tout Policy Differences
Jason Leopold

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00036.htm


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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00038.htm


18: Bugger the Carbon Tax
eCOGENT

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00023.htm


19: Electric Scooters Arrive in NZ
ElectroScoot

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00042.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00023.htm


21: New evidence of occupational cancers
Massey University

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0802/S00007.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00025.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00039.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00017.htm


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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00046.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00015.htm


27: Fine Weather for Most on Waitangi Day
MetService

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0802/S00006.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00016.htm


29: International Carbon Footprint Calculator Launched
NZ Winegrowers

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00033.htm


30: Year of the (dead) rat in Milford Sound
Real Journeys

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00041.htm

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