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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 17 February 2008


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

1: Two dead In Mid Air Plane Crash On Kapiti Coast

New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police National News Release 2:41pm 17 February 2008

2: Clark must front over Glenn donations
New Zealand National Party

Helen Clark needs to front up and explain her part in the murky saga over financial donations to the Labour Party by recently honoured businessman Owen Glenn, says National Party Deputy leader, Bill English.

3: Lyndon Hood: Graffiti Tagged For Destruction
Lyndon Hood

The Government today announced it response to the fatal stabbing of an alleged tagger by an alleged Auckland businessman. The proposal to ban spraypaint sales to under-18-year-olds was welcomed by stationers and permanent marker manufacturers everywhere.

4: Nelson concert A Roaring Success
Nelson Media Agency

Over 12,000 people packed Trafalgar Park for Saturday night¹s tenth anniversary of Sealord Opera in the Park with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Friends.

5: Chief Of Army Praises Operation Valour Team
New Zealand Defence Force

The recovery of the stolen gallantry medals from Waiouru Army Museum is a testament to the professionalism and hard work of the police investigation team, says Chief of Army Major General Lou Gardiner.

6: Alarm Systems Not Compatible With Broadband VoIP

Alarm New Zealand “ALARMNZ” an accredited broadband Alarm monitoring software developer has announced that sending Alarm signals by VoIP via broadband is unreliable and not suitable for the Alarm industry.

7: Heather Roy's Diary: Ministerial Malpractice
ACT New Zealand

With one dollar in every five of Government spending going on Health, one might well have anticipated a reasonable amount of health-related commentary in the Prime Minister's address to Parliament to mark the start of the Parliamentary year.

8: Operation Valour: Stolen War Medals Recovered
New Zealand Police

Medals awarded to New Zealand's most highly decorated servicemen stolen in a military museum heist have been recovered, police announced today. The priceless collection was stolen from the Waiouru Army Museum last December.

9: Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control
New Zealand Government

Wellington to host New Zealand’s largest ever disarmament conference A conference to be held in Wellington this week is a pivotal step in a process to produce a meaningful international treaty on cluster munitions, Disarmament and Arms Control Minister ...

10: Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland Begins
Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland

A mix of top international names and local talent came out on top of the six Olympic classes which began racing in the Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland ISAF Grade One regatta on Auckland Harbour today.

11: David Swanson: Obamessives And Obamicans
David Swanson

A friend just described to me the scene last weekend in Richmond, Va., prior to the Tuesday Virginia primary in which Obama trounced Clinton. Both of them spoke at a Democratic Party dinner in Richmond, and a huge crowd outside and inside cheered.

12: Cambodia: UN Launches Online Food Insecurity Map
United Nations

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an interactive and online map of Cambodia to identify areas of food insecurity so that it can better ascertain where to step up its aid in the South-East Asian country.

13: Roger Award 2007 To Be Announced
Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

The 2007 finalists are: ANZ; APN News & Media (ANM); British American Tobacco (BAT); GlaxoSmithKline; Independent Liquor; Pike River Coal; Spotless and Telecom. The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation which ...

14: Labour’s lack of planning exposed in Home-D fiasco
New Zealand National Party

National Party Corrections spokesman Simon Power says public safety is again being compromised as criminals on home detention are going for hours at a time without being monitored.

15: Chart Topping SPCA Single Set To Go Global

Following its storming success at No.1 on the NZ Music Charts the week prior to Christmas, the CD single featuring a song just for dogs, A Very Silent Night, is set to be released onto the global stage.

16: Mayors’ bold ideas a big positive
New Zealand Government

Building and Construction Minister Shane Jones says a series of bold ideas presented to him by the three Northland mayors at a forum in Whangarei last week (Thursday 14) has given him positive food for thought.

17: Anti-tagging legislation not working in NSW
Newmarket Business Association

Auckland’s leading retailing district says while it is good news the Government is getting tougher on taggers, public expectations need to be managed.

18: NZ Govt protests Afghan journalist death penalty
New Zealand Government

New Zealand has made representations to the Government of Afghanistan over the death sentence passed on an Afghan journalism student for distributing a report considered to be blasphemous and offensive to Islam.

19: Security of medals must be assured
New Zealand National Party

The public needs to be assured that New Zealand’s most precious war medals will be housed in the safest place possible now that they have been recovered, says National’s Defence spokesman, Wayne Mapp.

20: Commitment to protecting Kaikoura’s environment
New Zealand Government

Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton has congratulated members of the Kaikoura community for their work towards protecting the region’s unique coastal environment by developing an integrated marine management strategy.

21: From Air Ballet To Astonishing Technology
International Arts Festival

From the deeply serious to the seriously fun, the 2008 New Zealand International Arts Festival hosts the best in international and New Zealand culture. The 2008 programme, which runs from 22 February–16 March, embraces a broad range of styles and encompasses ...

22: One Million Lotto Cash won in Christchurch
New Zealand Lotteries Commission

One very lucky player from Christchurch has won $1 million cash with Lotto First Division tonight, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

23: Monte Ohia Candidate for Te Tai Tonga
The Maori Party

"Rereamoamo Monte Ohia was last night selected to represent the Maori Party in Te Tai Tonga, in Elections 2008” announced Glenys Papuni, Co-chair for the Tai Tonga electorate for the Maori Party.

24: McRae leads Jardine Lloyd Thompson team
Silverfern Rallies

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) will be running two Ford Escorts in the NZ Silver Fern Marathon Rally, which starts in Christchurch, South Island on 16th October 2008. The eight-day rally includes 1500kms of gravel stages with some stages as long as ...

25: Drambuie Announces Sponsorship Of Golf Event
Impact PR

Drambuie has today announced its sponsorship of the New Zealand Qualifying Tournaments for the BMW Golf Cup International 2008 – one of the largest and most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in the world.

26: MAF Claims Rabbits 'Part of PR Stunt'
GE Free NZ

MAF Claims Rabbits 'Part of PR Stunt' in GE TreesTrial Breach Many of GE Free (NZ) concerns about facility inspection have been backed up in the MAF report on the Scion GE Tree biosecurity breach, made public this week. But despite obvious problems which ...

27: Amateur Astronomers Help Discover New Solar System
Emily J Kernot

Two amateur NZ astronomers have helped discover a solar system in the Milky Way galaxy that resembles a scaled down version of our own. It is the first solar system to be discovered with replica Saturn and Jupiter like planets.

28: School police necessary but not the answer
The Family Party

THE FAMILY PARTY PRESS STATEMENT FOR RELEASE School police necessary but not the answer 17 Feb 2008. Family Party leader Richard Lewis says an initiative to station police officers permanently at South Auckland schools marks ...

29: Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor gets tour of Manf
Toyota Racing

The Minister of Tourism, Damien O’Connor, got the ride of his life today at Manfeild Park near Palmerston North.

30: Ramzy Baroud: US Elections & The Iraq Factor
Ramzy Baroud

As the race for the US presidential nominations progresses, the stances of and attitudes towards both Republican and Democratic candidates continue to bring up causes for concern, in terms of their past behaviour, current appeal and general trustworthiness.

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