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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 3 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: 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


4: Vote of confidence welcomed by Maori Party
The Maori Party

Dr Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia, Co-leaders of the Maori Party Sunday 2 March 2008
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00010.htm


5: New Zealand Research Expertise Sought
Scion research

Dr Tom Richardson, chief executive of Crown Research Institute Scion, is one of a 10-strong New Zealand delegation heading to the United States this week, presenting at the U.S. Government-hosted Washington International Renewable Energy Conference ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00004.htm


6: Westlife sets sales record
Skip Ink

One of the world's most popular bands Westlife has set a record in Wellington, selling out in just three hours of going on sale at Ticketek on Saturday morning.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00015.htm


7: Transport Fuels From New Zealand Biomass A Reality
Scion

Biofuels generated from New Zealand-grown softwood feedstocks have been identified as a feasible, large scale option for meeting both the low-carbon transport vision of the Government's 2007 Energy Strategy (NZES) and Biofuels Sales Obligation (BSO), ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00005.htm


8: No “forced” extra year for teacher trainees
New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Carter says he is concerned over a story in today’s Herald on trainee teachers that is quite simply wrong.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00019.htm


9: Uri Avnery: Good Morning, Hamas
Gush Shalom

Do you like Hamas? Not at all. I have very strong secular convictions. I oppose any ideology that mixes politics with religion - whether Jewish, Muslim or Christian, in Israel, the Arab world or America. That does not prevent me from speaking.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00019.htm


10: Eritrean Obstruction Strands 100+ Blue Helmets
United Nations

Eritrea's latest obstruction of the efforts by the United Nations peacekeeping mission to temporarily relocate across the border in Ethiopia have resulted in more than 100 blue helmets being stranded inside the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00004.htm


11: Kiwijet on way to being operational carrier
kiwijet

The Kiwijet Airline Company Limited is on its way to becoming an operational air carrier. We have begun the process of recruitment and development of our technical manual system.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00028.htm


12: New move to save the unique goats of Arapawa Is
Arapawa Island Goats

Time is running out for the unique goats of Arapawa Island, as a DOC cull looms.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00003.htm


13: Diversity - A Dirty Word At Auckland City Council?
City Vision-Labour Councillors

A range of actions to help new migrants integrate into Auckland looks set to be axed by John Bank's new Citizens and Ratepayers Auckland City Council.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00011.htm


14: Accor to Launch Pullman Hotels in New Zealand
Accor Hotels and Resorts

Accor will introduce its new 5-star Pullman brand to Auckland, following the announcement today that a Pullman hotel will be developed on the former New Zealand Reserve Bank in Customs Street, in the heart of the central business district. The hotel is due ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00030.htm


15: Copeland: Christchurch Kiwi Party Conference
Gordon Copeland

I am a fourth generation Kiwi on my mother’s side and although I was born in the backseat of a car in sunny Nelson, my mother, grandparents, and great grandparents, were all residents of this beautiful garden city. I always feel very much at home ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00011.htm


16: Telephone share scammers active in NZ again
Securities Commission

“The Securities Commission is getting an increased number of inquiries about overseas callers offering share deals,” Director of Market Supervision, John Mulry says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00019.htm


17: Moonlight Movies prove hit with public
North Shore City

North Shore City Council's free programme of Open Air Moonlight Movies has proved a hit with residents across the city this summer.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00010.htm


18: 3 News Poll 3 - Feb. 2008- Full Details
TV3 - TNS

3 News Poll Embargoed until 6.00pm Monday 3rd March 2008 Opinion Poll Results 19th February– 26th February 2008
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00031.htm


19: Sails for whales petition presented to MP tomorrow
Green Party

Green Party MP Metiria Turei will be presented a petition with a difference tomorrow, 4th of March, on the steps of Parliament at 1pm. More than 4000 supporters of the anti-whaling petition have signed boat sails, which will be handed to Mrs Turei by ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00023.htm


20: Stop the secrecy on China trade treaty
Green Party

The Greens are calling on the Government to end the secrecy on the content of the trade deal with China that they plan to sign in only five weeks.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00018.htm


21: Wholesale electricity market summary to 2 Mar 2008
The Marketplace Company Limited

Please find attached the wholesale electricity market summary for the week ended 2 March 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00022.htm


22: Senior Managers Appointed At Transfield Services
Transfield Services

Prominent infrastructure maintenance and services delivery company Transfield Services (NZ) Ltd has appointed three strategic managers as part of its continued expansion of business activities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00012.htm


23: High needs school leavers minimum age lowered
New Zealand Government

Students with very high needs will no longer have to stay at school until they’re 21 in order to get funding says Social Development and Employment Minister Ruth Dyson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00022.htm


24: Release data and stop downplaying dairy pollution
Green Party

The Greens are calling for the Government to stop downplaying the extent of breaches of resource consents in the dairy industry and for the Ministry for the Environment to release the Clean Streams data that they have apparently misinterpreted.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00021.htm


25: Environmentalist of the Year Named
Keep NZ Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Fonterra have named Mosgiel’s Lester Harvey as their Environmentalist of the Year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00014.htm


26: Spend Easter in Croatia without leaving Auckland!
Soljans

Join the team at Soljans Estate in Kumeu Wine Country over the Easter weekend to celebrate the Croatian grape Harvest, ‘Berba’.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00007.htm


27: Legal Aid Crisis Ahead? Or Is It Here Now?
LawFuel

The current legal aid situation in New Zealand is headed for the same crisis as those in the UK and elsewhere, with a growing number of legal aid candidates, combined with unattractive payments and heavy overheads.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00030.htm


28: Every Child Counts celebration of children
Every Child Counts

Your Excellencies the Governor General, Anand Satyanand, and Susan Satyanand, Children’s Commissioner Cindy Kiro, parents, and most importantly … the children who are here today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00016.htm


29: Mikey & PM Helen Clark on the Big Political Issues
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio : Mikey Havoc asks the Prime Minister Helen Clark about the situation in Fiji, our new free trade deal with China, state housing in Weymouth, DHB's, the Herald and poll results.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00024.htm


30: Auckland Airport update on CPPIB partial takeover
Auckland International Airport

As of 29 February 2008, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) advised that acceptances have been lodged for 141,494,218 shares, representing 11.58 per cent of the total shares in the company. Of those acceptances, 114,485,463 shares ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00027.htm

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