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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 13 February 2008


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

1: Flirtatious NZ Greens popular on London Pub crawl

Green Party

The London branch of New Zealand's Green Party started their election year campaign in bold style over the weekend. A small but enthusiastic group of volunteers attended the famous Circle Line Pub Crawl wearing T-shirts with the slogan 'I only date girls ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00141.htm


2: Katherine Rich to stand down at election
New Zealand National Party

National MP Katherine Rich today announced that she was standing down from Parliament at the next election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00166.htm


3: What’s the real story on Hobsonville John Key?
New Zealand Government

National Leader John Key has been caught out misleading New Zealanders on his opposition to the major housing development at Hobsonville in his electorate, in which a third of homes are reserved for affordable housing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00182.htm


4: Burma Junta Deserves A Universal Arms-Embargo
Naing Ko Ko

Thanks to information technology, particularly to DVB, CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera, and especially to some brave people in Burma, both the people of Burma and the international community were able to witness on TV many aspects of the Saffron Revolution of Burma ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00147.htm


5: E. Pringle: End Profit Driven Vaccination Racket
Evelyn Pringle

The push to keep adding more vaccines to the mandatory schedules comes directly from a purely profit motivated industry and a recent investor report estimates that the world-wide market will quadruple from about $4.3 billion in 2006.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00128.htm


6: Rich resignation
New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Carter said today that National’s retiring education spokesperson Katherine Rich had been a hard-working Member of Parliament and had made a contribution to public debate about education.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00171.htm


7: Maori Party salutes Katherine Rich
The Maori Party

Maori Party co-leaders, Hon. Tariana Turia and Dr Pita Sharples, said the retirement of Katherine Rich at the next election will be a huge loss to the Parliament.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00177.htm


8: Consumer To Test More Sunscreens
Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is to test the sun protection factor (SPF) of 10 of the most popular sunscreens available on the market, following the significant failure of a Cancer Society sunscreen.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00039.htm


9: Condoleezza Rice Marks New Great Seal Exhibit
US State Department

The Great Seal of the United States is embodies the ideals of independence, unity and strength as our national identity. Sometimes called the Eagle and the Shield, our Seal links to a tradition that dates back thousands of years.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00142.htm


10: Address in reply speech - 2008
Green Party

The oldest trick in politics is to spend election year appealing to greed and fear. And that's how the year has started. Greed for tax cuts, and fear of violent youth. It's an old recipe.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00161.htm


11: Key wishes Katherine Rich well
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today wished Katherine Rich well following her announcement that she will not seek re-selection as an MP at the next election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00167.htm


12: [ACT] Cunliffe Guilty Of Ministerial Malpractice
ACT New Zealand

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman and Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today released documents showing that, in October 2005, 90 patients - all who had been given certainty of treatment - had been waiting longer than six months to receive cardiothoracic ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00187.htm


13: Sherwood Ross: Obama Perceived As One Cool Dude
Sherwood Ross

Young voters see Obama as one cool dude, an attractive politician with charisma and star power. Obama's energy mirrors their energy. He literally sprints to the podium. They may not know it, but Obama's platform is not that far removed from Eisenhower's.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00131.htm


14: Questions For Oral Answer - 13 February 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any reports suggesting that he abandon his four tests for tax cuts?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00178.htm


15: Government rolls out programme for the year
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced key priorities in the government’s substantial work programme in her annual Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00158.htm


16: Yiftah Shapir: Launch Of Israel's TecSAR Satellite
INSS Insight

TecSAR undoubtedly constitutes a technological breakthrough for Israel's defense industry. It is an advanced satellite with few competitors in the world. For the defense establishment in Israel, it provides coverage of the whole Middle East.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00139.htm


17: International mobile experts descend on NZ
Hyperfactory

The Hyperfactory will this week bring together a panel of international experts in a ground-breaking event that will revolutionise the way New Zealand views mobile marketing and media.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00167.htm


18: Swanson: Kucinich - "The Incident Did Not Happen"
David Swanson

"...Dennis was visited by representatives of Nancy Pelosi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee - AIPAC. They told Dennis that if he would drop his campaigns to impeach Cheney and Bush, they would guarantee his re-election."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00119.htm


19: Symantec Goes Virtual with Messaging Defence
Symantec

New Virtual Edition of Symantec Mail Security 8300 Appliance Allows Users to Instantly Add or Remove Antispam and Antivirus Capacity
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0802/S00021.htm


20: Investing in sustainable community services
New Zealand Government

The Labour-led Government is significantly boosting and guaranteeing funding for community organisations providing essential services to families, children, and young people, Social Development Minister Ruth Dyson said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00142.htm


21: Turia: Response to PM’s Statement to Parliament
The Maori Party

Twenty years ago on 13 February 1988, a thousand people gathered at Raglan for a day of thanksgiving. It was a celebration of a day, ten years prior, in which seventeen Maori protesters were arrested for trespass at the Raglan Golf Course.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00184.htm


22: NZ housing market buckling under rates pressure
J P Morgan

According to the REINZ's January housing market report, the median house price fell from NZ$345,000 to NZ$340,000. The median house price has fallen NZ$12,000 from the recent peak in November. What is more worrisome for the housing market outlook, however, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00193.htm


23: NZ Olympic officials must lift muzzle on athletes
Green Party

Green Party Sports Spokesperson Keith Locke has written to the New Zealand Olympic Committee asking it amend its contract with Olympic team members and guarantee their right to free speech while in China.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00173.htm


24: Tourism Does Not Feature
New Zealand Hotel Council

“If you are thinking that New Zealand’s leading export earner is catching the thoughts of our country’s politicians then think again” says the New Zealand Hotel Council CEO Mark Oldershaw.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00134.htm


25: Due Dilligence Report Complete
kiwijet

The Kiwijet Airline Company Limited has completed a comprehensive, and highly detailed due diligence report along with regional market, and currency analysis for the 2008/2009 fiscal years.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00190.htm


26: PM's Statement to Parliament 2008
New Zealand Government

Tuesday 12 February 2008 It's a privilege for me as Prime Minister to present this annual statement to Parliament on our government's priorities for the year ahead.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00152.htm


27: Significant benefits from Schools Plus
New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Carter says the government’s recently-announced Realising Youth Potential initiative, to be known as Schools Plus, will significantly boost the economy and increase prospects for young New Zealanders.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00168.htm


28: La Nina Weather Likely To Last For Some Months
United Nations

The current La Niña weather pattern - which began in the third quarter of 2007 - is expected to strengthen and continue through the middle of the year, bringing wetter conditions to Australia and the western Pacific and a drier climate to the Americas.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00143.htm


29: Syed Akbar Kamal: Terror – Made in Israel
Syed Akbar Kamal

A small group of Palestinian students belonging to Students for Justice in Palestine staged protest in front of Aotea Square in Auckland protesting against Israel’s siege of Gaza. The peaceful protest while small in numbers did garner lot of support ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00143.htm


30: Top Sites January 2008 - Women Aged 25-34
Nielsen NetRatings

Please find attached a website ranking of the top ten channels in Nielsen//NetRatings' Market Intelligence showing the sites that attract the highest percentage of women, aged 25-34, for the month of January 2008. The results show the websites which have ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00184.htm

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