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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 2 March 2008


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

1: NZ Post Offers Retailers Brand New Payment Option

New Zealand Post

From Thursday 6 March 2008 New Zealand Post and Visa International will be offering New Zealand e-tailers an opportunity to expand their customer base with the launch of “Loaded”, the country’s first general-purpose reloadable prepaid Visa card.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00006.htm


2: Sir Roger Douglas Returns to ACT
ACT New Zealand

I am delighted to announce that Sir Roger Douglas has committed his formidable skills and experience to the 2008 ACT Campaign.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00005.htm


3: Undernews: Nader - Now The Slander Begins Again
Sam Smith

SAM SMITH - AP started it in their lead story on Ralph Nader's announcement that he is running for president: "He is still loathed by many Democrats who call him a spoiler and claim his candidacy in 2000 cost the party the election by siphoning ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00007.htm


4: Young Greens campaign for Sue's Bill
Green Party

The Young Greens will be strongly campaigning in support of Sue Bradford's Youth Rate Abolition Bill, Green Party Youth Affairs Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00134.htm


5: First Asia Pacific Effie Awards presented
Effie Awards

Singapore, 29th February 2008. The first-ever Asia Pacific Effie Awards, which recognize the most effective advertising and marketing campaigns across the region, were presented in Singapore this evening at a gala dinner marking the close of the inaugural World ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00005.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: GPJA Newsletter #227: Protest At Court Wednesday
Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Wednesday 5th March, Auckland District Court, Albert Street, 9am to 11am. All the defendants arrested in the so-called anti-terror raids on October 15th last year appear in court once again along with four further Tuhoe activists arrested last ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00010.htm


10: Cross party caucus on children's issues good idea
New Zealand Government

Labour supports the call from Every Child Counts to establish a cross-party caucus to discuss issues affecting children, says Minister of Social Development, Ruth Dyson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00008.htm


11: Public Left in Dark Over Non-GE options
GE Free NZ

Money Wasted; Public Left in Dark Over Non-GE options to Feed the World Last year traditional and non GM plant breeding methods achieved spectacular advances. The breakthrough developments produced plants with higher nutritional values, tolerance ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00012.htm


12: 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


13: Abukar Arman: Strangulation in the Dark
Abukar Arman

Whenever the media fails to press and keep the powerful at check the inevitable consequence is prolonged oppression, lethal destruction, and radicalized insurgency. Aside from Baghdad, nowhere is such consequence more evident than in Gaza and Mogadishu.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00011.htm


14: Triumph For Child Protection - Unicef
UNICEF

“Children’s Day 2008 gives us a very special reason to celebrate and congratulate our Parliament on its courageous stand in support of children.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00011.htm


15: Cigarette Tin Promotion Lowest of the Low
Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition is calling an alcohol promotion involving a cigarette tin give-away scurrilous, underhanded and reprehensible.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00013.htm


16: Patients face bleak winter in Labour's hospitals
New Zealand National Party

The Labour Government's failure to deal with growing health workforce shortages is directly to blame for what is looming as a crisis of desperate proportions in public hospitals this winter, says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00009.htm


17: Dutch Dairy Farm Manager Comes Up Trumps
NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Moving to New Zealand to pursue a dairying career has proven extremely fruitful for Arno Renes, who has won the 2008 Manawatu Rangitikei Horowhenua Farm Manager of the Year Award.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00002.htm


18: Scandinavian Makes Bid For Afghanistan Envoy Role
Scoop News

Scoop News: Candidates are beginning to appear for the vacant role of United Nations Special Envoy for Afghanistan after the collapse of the candidature of prominent British politician Lord Paddy Ashdown. Norway’s Ambassador to NATO) in Brussels.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00014.htm


19: Is it safe to drive stoned next week or not?
Candor Trust

ACC should rethink if they plan to decorate NZ?s new drug test capable "booze buses" with bold anti drink driving livery alone. That could exacerbate the drug driving epidemic by communicating an offer of immunity to high risk offenders.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00007.htm


20: Sir Ed’s ashes scattered from Hillary Step
Spirit of New Zealand

The Hillary Step that the Spirit of New Zealand had made to allow the family to scatter Sir Ed's ashes on the Hauraki Gulf this afternoon at the waterline. The two young women in the photograph are: Left - Larissa Mueller of Auckland (Spirit of NZ volunteer ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00008.htm


21: National Climate Summary – February 2008
NIWA

National Climate Summary – February 2008: A Northland flood, but generally a very dry North Island
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00002.htm


22: Rural Women Alive!
Rural Women

Rural Women New Zealand is part of the Government’s recently formed National Drought Committee, with our National President Margaret Chapman attending weekly meetings in Wellington. We have recently set up a blog, ‘Droughtspeak’ which you can link ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00003.htm


23: Water Strategy On The Cards
Greater Wellington Regional Council

A comprehensive water strategy is on the cards for the Wellington region following agreement by local political leaders to work in a collaborative exercise.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00002.htm


24: Multi-Party Working Group supports Children's Day
New Zealand Government

The Multi-Party Working Group on Family Violence is giving its full backing to this year’s Children’s Day.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00006.htm


25: Auckland Cup Week Kicks Off In Style At Ellerslie
Auckland Cup Week

Hats were firmly fastened and the pretty young things were out in force as Aucklanders swapped their traditional blue and white and donned the traditional black and cream for Mercedes Derby Day. Â
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00007.htm


26: Gaza Militants Risk 'Holocaust': Israeli Minister
Middle East News Service

Virtually every news media in the country is reporting the story below which is taken from the Sydney Morning Herald. My colleague Shraga Elam, an Israeli journalist living in Switzerland, a winner of Australia’s Gold Walkley Award and, for anyone interested, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00013.htm


27: Not The First Time A Campaign For Hope And Change
Sam Smith

The Clintonites' sense of entitlement stemmed from qualities they valued in themselves and others: intelligence, skill in communications, and a managerial ability to rise above the factions and ideologies of everyday life.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00010.htm


28: New Zealanders’ sexual problems
Sex Therapy New Zealand

Lack of sexual desire, infrequent intercourse, relationship problems, sexual avoidance and anxiety about sex are the most common sexual problems experienced by New Zealanders. Massey University student Laura Buckley completed Honours in psychology with a study ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00006.htm


29: Supports for Minister in declining Separation Plan
Internet NZ

InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) supports the Minister of Communication's decision to decline Telecom's Amended Separation plan. Today David Cunliffe instead set out further amendments he will require to the draft plan before he accepts it.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00503.htm


30: 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

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