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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 1 March 2008

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

1: Farewell Missy Teka

New Zealand Government

“Missy Teka was a talented musician in her own right, a wonderful person and a good friend. I am truly saddened by her passing” Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00502.htm


2: Gore's U-Turn Given Qualified Welcome
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Two cheers for Al Gore on his about-face on man-made Global Warming, says SOLO Principal, Lindsay Perigo. "Gore's renunciation of a cause whose Number One cheerleader he has been for so long is a triumph of the scientific spirit. Confronted by mounting evidence ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00344.htm


3: Who Drank The Milk From Hallmark/Westland Cows?
Martha Rosenberg

The Humane Society's recent slaughterhouse expose www.hsus.org which led to the biggest beef recall in US history was an ethical and hygienic shock to the public. We're eating WHAT people asked. The downer cows were products of the US dairy industry ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00336.htm


4: Government Should Buy Up Troubled ABC Centres
NZEI

The union representing thousands of public sector early childhood teachers, says the government should step in and buy up all ABC Learning Centres across the country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0802/S00071.htm


5: Audio: IV With Cuban Amb. José Luis Robaina Garcia
Alastair Thompson

HE Mr José Luis Robaina Garcia arrived in New Zealand with little fanfair on Halloween last year and was officially credentialed by the Governor General in early November . Since then he has been busy establishing a little piece of Cuba in Embassy Row ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00346.htm


6: Air New Zealand’s “Pink Flight of Fabulosity”
Air New Zealand

Kiwi Mardi Gras party-goers looking to celebrate the 30th anniversary Sydney Mardi Gras in style will not be disappointed with a tropical Pink Paradiso experience for Air New Zealand’s “Pink Flight of Fabulosity” today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00516.htm


7: UN Rally To End To Female Genital Mutilation
United Nations

Ten United Nations agencies have banded together to help eliminate the harmful practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, stressing the need for strong leadership and greater resources to protect the health and lives of millions of women and girls.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00409.htm


8: Two Top Posts Soon Vacant At The United Nations
Scoop News

Two top positions at the UN will be vacant by the end of June opening a new diplomatic war within the Membership to fill them. Both leaders at the Peacekeeping Operations Dept (DPKO) and the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) are leaving.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00334.htm


9: Poroporoaki: Missy Teka
The Maori Party

The precious love lyrics of 'E Ipo' will be resonating in many Maori homes around Aotearoa, said Dr Pita Sharples today at hearing of the death of Missy Teka.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00002.htm


10: Turner: Petition Captured
United Future NZ Party

Normally when petitions are presented to Parliament, invitations are sent to MPs sympathetic to the cause regardless of party affiliation, to be present when it is received. This did not happen today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00496.htm


11: Former board member deeply concerned by leak
Peter Hausmann

Former Hawke’s Bay District Health Board member Peter Hausmann says he is deeply concerned by the deliberate campaign to derail the review into governance issues at the board.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0802/S00129.htm


12: Breaking News Pumpkin's Father Arrested in Atlanta
Scoop News

Scoop News: Radio New Zealand has reported that United States Marshals have captured Nai Xin Xue in Atlanta USA this morning (NZ Time). An Interpol arrest warrant was issued for Nai Xin Xue in connection with the body-in-the-boot homicide case in Auckland, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00335.htm


13: Precious froglets arrive in time for Leap Year
Victoria University of Wellington

What looks at first to be a slimy mess in a Petri dish represents a highly-significant advance in conservation and restoration ecology.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0802/S00064.htm


14: Time to stop our frogs from croaking
Green Party

The Green Party is hopping about on Leap Day with some serious fun with a serious message all about frogs.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00489.htm


15: Toni Solo: Cuba And The Liberal Propaganda Media
Toni Solo

Cuba was ranked at 51 in the 2007 UN Human Development Index. One place above Mexico. You will never read that fact in corporate mainstream reporting on Cuba. Nor will you read that around 90% of those eligible voted in Cuba's recent elections. Nor ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00001.htm


16: Top Judge replies with blanks to allegations
Fathers Coalition

In a letter of limited distribution a father’s coalition father Benjamin Easton has continued his questioning of the Principal Family Court Judge, Judge Boshier on alleged corruption in Family Court practice. The father alleges that in the Palmerston ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00005.htm


17: Public Lecture: The European Union in the Pacific
Delegation of the European Commission to NZ

H.E. Wiepke van der Goot, Ambassador of the European Commission to the Pacific and H.E. Aldo Dell’Ariccia, Ambassador of the European Commission to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00001.htm


18: Greg Palast: Exxon Suxx. McCain Duxx
Greg Palast

Next month marks 19 years since the Exxon Valdez dumped its load of crude oil across the Prince William Sound, Alaska. A big gooey load of this crude spilled over the lands of the Chenega Natives. But Exxon didn't do it alone. They had enablers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00338.htm


19: Largest petition collecting exercise in 20 years!
The Kiwi Party

Friday Feb 29th,2008 Largest petition collecting exercise in 20 years! At 11am this morning, Sheryl Savill and Larry Baldock, will deliver two petitions to the Clerk of the House of Parliament. With a combined total of more than 600,000 signatures ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00346.htm


20: Cairns Lockie Mortgage Commentary
Cairns Lockie Limited

Welcome to the second fortnightly Cairns Lockie Mortgage Commentary for 2008. We aim to keep you informed on developments at Cairns Lockie, Home Loans and the mortgage market in general. Previous issues of this commentary can be found on our website ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00001.htm


21: Top honours at NZ Direct & Interactive Marketing A
The Marketing Association

Oxfam ‘Unwrapped’ campaign by TEQUILA\ and Onecard Wine programme by Proximity iD share top honours at NZ Direct & Interactive Marketing Awards
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00004.htm


22: Sus Transport Update NZ Transport Strategy 08
Citizens Against Privatisation

Citizens Against Privatisation: Brief Submission on 'Sustainable Transport' - Update of the New Zealand Transport Strategy Discussion paper
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00003.htm


23: Strength to care about our young people
New Zealand Government

Minister of Agriculture, Minister for Biosecurity Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Forestry Associate Minister of Health Associate Minister for Tertiary Education
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00003.htm


24: U.S. Resettlement Offer For Bhutanese Refugees
Asian Centre for Human Rights

According to Bhutan's State media on 21 Feb 2008, Bhutanese security forces arrested 8 people from the Nepali speaking minority in Bhutan. They were detained in connection with a series of bombings apparently aimed at disrupting forthcoming elections.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00429.htm


25: Broadband Investment Forum
Ministry of Economic Development

In response to the challenge laid down by Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe late last year, 25 senior representatives from major telecommunications providers, utility operators, industry organisations, institutional investors, and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00004.htm


26: Francis Upritchard: Rainwob I
Govett Brewster Gallery

London-based New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard presents her new exhibition Rainwob I at New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery from 1 March to 18 May.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00001.htm


27: Katya Rivas' Passion: Jesus Is Taken before Herod
Katya Rivas

Pilate ordered that they take Me to the presence of Herod... He was a poor corrupt man who only searched for pleasure, allowing him to be driven to disorderly passions. He was glad to see Me come before his tribunal because he hoped to amuse himself ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00004.htm


28: Family First Launches Family Dinner Campaign
Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is launching a public awareness campaign encouraging families to eat dinner together on a regular basis. The campaign is timed to begin on the same weekend as Children’s Day.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00006.htm


29: Pokie losses coming from a minority
Problem Gambling Foundation

A minority of people are losing most of the $1billion a year pokie machine profits according to a new survey.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00002.htm


30: Arts Festival Review: Shen Wei Dance Arts
Lyndon Hood

Folding / The Rite of Spring Shen Wei Dance Arts St James Theatre 28 Feb - 2 March, 8pm
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00352.htm

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