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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 February 2008


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

1: Latest NZ Poll Results A Wake Up Call


The February 2008 New Zeraland Fairfax Media- Nielson poll out today with the unnecessarily emotive header Labour poll-axed - New Zealand, world, sport, business & entertainment news on has National Opposition at 55% - the current Labour Government ...

2: Cluster Bomb Victims: Real-life stories
Cluster Munitions Coalition

Images and personal stories of victims of cluster munitions

3: Uri Avnery: Three Cheers For Kosova!
Uri Avnery

Anyone who believes that Israelis and Palestinians will unite tomorrow in one state does not live in the real world. The slogan "two states for two peoples" is relevant. So Israel should recognize the Republic of Kosova and wish it well.

4: Wellington's Air To Be Poisoned Sunday & Monday
SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Soil & Health has been told by the Greater Wellington Regional Council that log fumigation using methyl bromide is to be carried out this weekend at Port Wellington.

5: ASEAN Plays Key Role In Helping Myanmar - UN Envoy
United Nations

Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have a significant role to play in helping Myanmar on the path to democratization and national reconciliation.

6: Mark Philippoussis Joins GP Celebrity Challenge
Ateco Automotive Pty Ltd

Australian tennis champion Mark Philippoussis is the latest sporting hero to be announced in the Celebrity Challenge at the 2008 FORMULA 1 ING Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. "As a Melbourne boy, it will be great to see the city come alive for this event."

7: Arts Fest: The Lindbergh Flight, Seven Deadly Sins
Lyndon Hood

The Lindbergh Flight/The Flight Over The Ocean & The Seven Deadly Sins By Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht Director Fançois Girard 23, 25 & 26 Feb, 8pm The Saint James Theatre

8: Historic treaty to ban cluster bombs moves forward
Handicap International

Brussels and Wellington, 22 February 2008 – After a week of tough talks in Wellington (New Zealand) attended by 122 states, the voices of survivors and committed nations has prevailed. A draft treaty to ban cluster munitions, assist victims and ensure ...

9: Arts Festival Review: A Hawk and A Hacksaw
Sophie Wilson

A Hawk and A Hacksaw United States, New Mexico 23rd & 25th February 7.30pm Duration 90mins Pacific Blue Festival Tent, Frank Kitts Park Price $45.00

10: Eritrea: No Obstructions Regrouping Peacekeepers
United Nations

With Eritrea still hindering the temporary relocation of United Nations peacekeepers to Ethiopia, the UN mission to the two countries said today that there were as yet no obstructions to its regrouping in the Eritrean capital of Asmara.

11: David Swanson: Foreclose on the White House
David Swanson

If the 81% of Americans who disapprove of the job Bush is doing as president were to demand his removal, he'd be out on his ear faster than you can rig an election, award a no-bid contract, or fire an honest prosecutor.

12: Jason Leopold: DOJ Formal Probe Into Torture Memo
Jason Leopold

The Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) confirmed Friday afternoon that it has launched a formal investigation to determine whether agency attorneys provided the White House with poor legal advice when it drafted legal opinions.

13: Solomon Islands Withdrew Decision To Reject Report

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua has announced today his government’s decision to rescind a decision by the previous government to reject a Forum Review Report on the Regional Assistance Mission Solomon Islands (RAMSI) last year.

14: The Week In Parliament With Tom Frewen
Scoop Audio

Audio: The week in Parliament: ... Tom Frewen presents the week's big political issues raised during Parliament's question time and general debate..

15: NZCPR Weekly - Free Market Capitalism
NZ Centre For Political Research

In this issue, NZCPR Weekly looks into attitudes to wealth creation (printer-friendly version >>>), Guest Commentator Prof Peter Saunders explains why capitalism has a bad name, the weekly poll asks whether you think free choice is alive and well in ...

16: First Division Win Won in Christchurch Again
New Zealand Lotteries Commission

A very lucky player from Christchurch will celebrate the end of summer with an extra $1 million cash after winning Lotto First Division tonight, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

17: Tax Treatment Stapled Stock Instruments Proposal
New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Michael Cullen said in a statement on Friday that he will take a proposal to the Cabinet on Monday seeking to clarify the tax treatment of certain stapled stock instruments.

18: Arts Festival Review: Three Sisters
Lyndon Hood

Three Sisters By Anton Checkov Directed by Declan Donnellan 22 - 26 Feb at The Opera House 3 hours with one interval In Russian with English surtitles.

19: Arts Festival Reivew: Cirque Ici - Secret
Alison Little

Cirque Ici - Secret Reviewed by Alison Little 22 Feb - 16 Mar 2008 Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront $75.00 (FR $70)

20: Briefing On Recent Africa Trip, Upcoming Asia Trip
US State Department

Let me just make a few opening remarks and then I'm happy to take your questions. I just want to report that the President did a fair amount of dancing when he was in Africa and demonstrated that he can stay on the beat.

21: Waitakere Buses Get a Brand New Look

From today the Waitakere bus service operated by Stagecoach, is changing its name and its colours.

22: VIP's Join Forces To Launch Children’s Day
Child Youth And Family

Next Saturday, much loved children’s author Joy Cowley and celebrated actor and broadcaster Dame Kate Harcourt will join forces to launch New Zealand’s National Children’s Day.

23: Latin America And The U.S Presidential Campaign
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

After months of almost hermetic exclusion from the U.S. presidential campaign, brief references to U.S.-Latin America relations - particularly revolving around Cuba- are beginning to be heard on the campaign trail.

24: Malaysian Newspapers Stifled In Election Coverage

Newspapers compelled to engage in self-censorship of election campaign coverage by delays in licence approvals

25: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 23 February 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

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

26: Kids Commissioner out of touch with reality
The Family Party

23 Feb 2008. I just have one question for Cindy Kiro after reading her recent press statement that seeks to give children power over decent, law-abiding parents.

27: Commissioner Insults Generations of Parents
Family First Lobby.

Family First is shocked and disappointed by an astonishing attack on the intelligence of New Zealand parents by the Children's Commissioner.

28: 9/11 may have been an insiders’ job
Syed Akbar Kamal

In a significant observation many time UN contributor & international observer Professor Hans Koechler said “9/11 may have been an insider’s job” in response to a question from one of the delegates attending his lecture The 'Global War on Terror - Contradictions ...

29: Competition To Build A Sustainable Society
Sustainable Habitat

Sustainable Habitat Challenge 09 Media Release For immediate release, 22 February 2008 ________________________________________ Nationwide Competition To Build A Sustainable Society A bold step towards making New Zealand houses suitable for a sustainable ...

30: Peters to attend inauguration of Korean President
New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters will represent New Zealand at the inauguration of South Korea’s President-elect Lee Myung-bak in Seoul on Monday.

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