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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 14 February 2008


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

1: Michael Jackson Pushes Telecom Over 2 Million

Telecom New Zealand

Telecom’s Music Store hit 2 million tracks this week with the addition of Michael Jackson’s 25th Anniversary edition of the Thriller album.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00223.htm


2: 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


3: UNHCR Not Best Pleased With NZ Immigration Bill
Kevin List

Concern about how New Zealand was balancing security concerns vs humanitarian ones was raided by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regional representative today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00158.htm


4: Questions and Answers - 13 February 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. CHARLES CHAUVEL (Labour) to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any reports suggesting that he abandon his four tests for tax cuts? Hon Dr MICHAEL CULLEN (Minister of Finance) : Yes, one from Mr John Key, who has suggested that the four tests cannot ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00204.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: Labour’s affordable homes not so affordable
New Zealand National Party

National’s Housing spokesman Phil Heatley says the Housing Minister all but confirmed that first home buyers will have to earn at least $70,000 a year to get into one of Labour’s ‘affordable homes’.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00219.htm


8: Brady’s ‘gut feeling’ a slur on public servants
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader and Ohariu-Belmont MP Peter Dunne says comments by the Auditor-General that he has a “gut feeling” corruption in the public sector “may” be on the rise is a slur on the integrity of all public servants, unbefitting his office.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00194.htm


9: Questions for Oral Answer - 14 February 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: Has he received a report on yesterday’s National Winter Group meeting led by Transpower; if so, what did the report conclude on electricity supply security in New Zealand for this coming winter?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00203.htm


10: Story Removed
New Zealand National Party

Error: Couldn't get title
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00179.htm


11: New Minister, new policy?
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne is wondering if the Labour-led government has changed its ideological opposition to using the private sector to help out the public health sector.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00217.htm


12: Arrest Of Aung San Suu Kyi's Deputy
Terry Evans

Yesterday Burma's junta extended the house arrest of Tin Oo, the deputy leader of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party. According to a reliable source in Rangoon, Tin Oo has had his arrest warrant extended for another year. Tin ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00156.htm


13: Kiwi Poets Speak Out About Sex
Auckland University Press

Kiwi Poets speak out about sex in a new anthology, A Good Handful: Great New Zealand Poems About Sex, published for Valentine’s Day by Auckland University Press.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00160.htm


14: Scoop Video Documentary: Mood Of The Nation
Scoop Video

Scoop Video: With Waitangi Day passed, and Australia's new PM having apologised to Aboriginal people, many Kiwis are considering what is the mood of our own nation. This doco examines this issue and interviews significant people to offer their perspective ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00156.htm


15: Romance your significant other on Valentines Day
Rabobank

Want to do something special for your significant other this Valentines Day? Online banking service RaboPlus.co.nz is giving all romantics a helping hand. Teams from RaboPlus are out on the streets handing out roses, and a special Valentines Day website ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00211.htm


16: Don’t leave our kids behind says Pita Sharples
The Maori Party

"How it can be that the Treaty partner is sitting on an unemployment rate almost 2.5 times higher than for other New Zealanders?” asked Dr Pita Sharples, Co-leader of the Maori Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00213.htm


17: Pacific Blue Launches New Round of Lower Air Fares
Pacific Blue

Wellington to Christchurch (v.v.) from $49* - Auckland to Wellington (v.v.) from $59* - Auckland to Christchurch (v.v.) from $69*.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00206.htm


18: Syed Atiq Ul Hassan: Apology Day Vs. Australia Day
Syed Atiq ul Hassan

Saying sorry to the indigenous Australian, PM Kevin Rudd has also delivered a message to every Australian - a message of openness, acceptance and respect for everyone. Australia is a mixture of more than 160 nationalities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00151.htm


19: Rotorua Luxury Lodge's Geocaching 'Eggspedition'
Treetops Lodge and Wilderness Estate

Go on an expedition into fabled 800-year-old virgin forests as award-winning Treetops Lodge & Wilderness Estate announces the inaugural Easter Geocaching Eggspedition. From New Zealand's acclaimed thermal and eco-adventure destination, have the whole ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00213.htm


20: 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


21: 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


22: Concerns over Sale of Napier Hospital
New Zealand Government

The Minister of Health, David Cunliffe is concerned at claims today that suggested the money from the sale of Napier Hospital would be used to fund the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s operating deficits.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00221.htm


23: Minister welcomes report on Rimutaka Prison
New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the findings of an independent investigation into allegations of corruption at Rimutaka Prison.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00216.htm


24: 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


25: New hotel in Albany, Auckland
International Hotels Group

Albany City Property Investments Limited (ACPIL) is delighted to announce the construction of a new international hotel in Albany, Auckland following an agreement between IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and ACPIL.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00235.htm


26: MySpace.com presents advanced screening of Jumper
Myspace.com

MySpace are presenting an opportunity for MySpace users in Dunedin to see a FREE advanced screening of Jumper. Black Curtain screenings are exclusive events that MySpace.com host for film lovers. MySpacers get the chance to see highly anticipated ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00152.htm


27: Video: Coalition Reports On Cluster Bomb Scourge
Scoop Video

Video Release by NZ Cluster Bomb Coalition - (Scoop text intro) Wellington is gearing up for an important international conference that intends to bring the world substantially closer to a new treaty on cluster munitions. This conference takes place Feb 18-22.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00159.htm


28: Vikings Heroic Before Latest Islamofascist Outrage
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Denmark's three main newspapers are to be saluted for reprinting a cartoon showing the paedophile "prophet" Muhammad wearing a bomb instead of a turban, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo. This, after the arrest yesterday of three Islamofascists for plotting ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00164.htm


29: NZPF: Another bureaucratic bungle
New Zealand Principals' Federation

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation has criticised the Ministry of Education, following major payroll errors which have created a bureaucratic nightmare across the country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00155.htm


30: Bobby Ramakant: Reversing The Tobacco Epidemic
Bobby Ramakant

WHO's Global Tobacco Epidemic Report (2008) underlines not only the evidence-based fact that tobacco epidemic is worsening but also recommends a comprehensive package of six-effective tobacco control policies – clubbed as 'MPOWER'.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00153.htm

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