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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 13 March 2008

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

1: NZ Forensic Imagers task of biblical proportions

Global Intelligence Solutions

Global Intelligence Solutions Ltd a New Zealand based company has been invited by Professor Taylor from the USA to be part of a team of experts to analyse imagery that may indicate the presence of an anomaly that could turn out to be, Noah’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00027.htm


2: Personal Statement From Peter Hausmann
Peter Hausmann

In recent weeks I have faced inaccurate, incorrect and unsubstantiated criticism relating to my role on the Hawke's Bay District Health Board.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00053.htm


3: Questions And Answers – Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN KEY (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her response, when asked whether her Government got many of its ideas from the New Zealand Public Service, “No. It is a very blunt answer but it is true. We generate the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00226.htm


4: Govt must condemn death sentence for blasphemy
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne is calling for the Prime Minister to meet urgently with the Afghani Ambassador over the impending execution of student Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh in Afghanistan.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00217.htm


5: HNZ tenants on $100k plus
New Zealand National Party

National Party Housing spokesman Phil Heatley says after eight and a half years, Labour is still failing to prioritise low income earners for Housing New Zealand properties.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00241.htm


6: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 13 March 08
Office of the Clerk

1. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Finance: How many young people have enrolled in KiwiSaver?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00230.htm


7: Orcon launches unbundled broadband and phone calls
Orcon Internet

Orcon today (Mar. 13, 2008) launches faster broadband and unlimited national calls on a newly unbundled network, meaning households no longer have to deal with Telecom.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00223.htm


8: NZ Police ‘Wiki’ - Widespread Oversea Interest
LawFuel

When the New Zealand Police decided to use a “wiki” to collect ideas for the rewriting of their own Act, they had little idea that it would lead to worldwide interest and the decision by several countries and agencies, like the US Department ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00115.htm


9: Minister intervenes to help baby Teyah
New Zealand Government

Minister of Health David Cunliffe has ensured red tape won’t stop baby Teyah receiving a potentially life saving transplant.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00221.htm


10: Key not making sense on NZ Fast Forward
New Zealand Government

Further comments this morning from Opposition leader John Key explaining why he wants to axe the $700 million government contribution to the NZ Fast Forward innovation fund appear muddled, agriculture minister and Progressive leader Jim Anderton said.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00233.htm


11: Announcing Nominees for the ‘MTV Australia Awards'
MTV NZ

Nominees for the New Zealand Artist Award Include Atlas, the Checks, the Mint Chicks, Opshop and Scribe
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00135.htm


12: Labour steals Maori money for Fox fighting fund
New Zealand National Party

Labour's move to take $35 million from the Maori Trustee to build a Maori economic development agency is nothing more than a cynical, politically-motivated way to fund the pursuit of Maori votes, says National's Maori Affairs spokesman Tau Henare.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00242.htm


13: Iran’s continued non-compliance causes concern
New Zealand Government

Iran’s failure to comply with UN Security Council and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolutions continues to concern New Zealand, Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00239.htm


14: Former Health Min. admitted aspartame not for kids
Betty Martini

Phoenix Organics initiative against aspartame will save many lives. Your former Health Minister, the Honorable Pete Hodgson, with Minister/Education Steve Maharey made the deal with Coke to leave only diet drinks in schools. Minister Hodgson knew aspartame ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00049.htm


15: Slippery slogans on state sector from Key
New Zealand Government

John Key’s attack on public servants is just the latest example of slippery politics from the National Party Leader, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00207.htm


16: Freeview NZ to offer High Definition TV
Freeview TV

Freeview is the new Free to Air digital television service that provides clearer pictures, sharper sound and a better choice of programmes than current analogue technology. While the Freeview Satellite service is already available to all New Zealander’s, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00246.htm


17: Council votes against airport bid proposal
Auckland City Council

Auckland City Council today decided to vote against the bid made by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to purchase a 40 per cent stake in Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00136.htm


18: Hyundai revs up support for children with cancer
Hyundai

Hyundai Motors NZ, platinum sponsor of Child Cancer NZ, is ramping up support for kids with cancer and challenging other Kiwis to do the same. Hyundai Motors NZ, one of New Zealand's fastest growing vehicle brands, has pledged to support the charity's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00048.htm


19: Declining Support for Tough Measures against Iran
World Public Opinion

Compared to results from a June 2006 BBC World Service Poll, support for economic sanctions or military strikes has declined significantly, including in countries that were previously among the highest supporters of tough action.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00118.htm


20: Freeview DTT Service Name Announced
FreeView

Freeview, the digital television and radio platform, today announced the name and unveiled the logo (below) of its new HD capable digital terrestrial service. It will be known as the Freeview|HDTM service.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00215.htm


21: Beehive Bludgers - "We're all in this together."
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

New Zealand's MPs should adopt the song used by the Salvation Army in its TV campaign, with the leitmotif, "We're all in this together," notes SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00118.htm


22: Housing For Refugees While Kiwis Live In Camps
New Zealand First Party

The actions of Housing New Zealand in denying a Christchurch family housing assistance and advising they move into a camping ground, while keeping state housing vacant for future refugees, are absolutely disgraceful, says Christchurch-based MP Ron Mark.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00240.htm


23: AUSA: Afghan student sentenced to death
Auckland University Students Association

Auckland students called on the New Zealand government to uphold fundamental human rights, by pressuring the Afghanistan government to overturn a death sentence handed down to a student who exercised his rights to freedom of opinion and expression.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00114.htm


24: Underwater Hockey NZ: More than meets the eye
Underwater Hockey NZ

It may not have looked like much other than a few splashes and fins to a passer-by, but there was a lot more happening underwater at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre last weekend as the 2008 New Zealand Inter Zone Underwater Hockey Championships ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00118.htm


25: NZWC Achieves Carbon Neutral Recertification
NZWC

carboNZero recertification provides a practical product standard for measurement of embedded carbon emissions in a bottle of wine
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00228.htm


26: Upgraded government services website launched
State Services Commission

The upgraded newzealand.govt.nz website (formerly www.govt.nz) was today launched by Minister of State Services, David Parker, in Wellington.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00120.htm


27: Commission told 'focus on families - not on selves
New Zealand National Party

National's Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins, says Labour should spend more time supporting New Zealand families and less time defending the Families Commission.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00243.htm


28: NZ Biofuel Manufacturers Association Formed
NZ Biofuels Manufacturers Association

Major players in New Zealand’s fledgling biofuel manufacturing sector believe there are severe risks to its viability.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00234.htm


29: How many HNZC tenants will National boot out?
New Zealand Government

National appears to have today confirmed it will evict HNZC tenants paying a market rent – even though most of them were given houses under the last National government, says Housing Minister Maryan Street.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00229.htm


30: All-of-government ICT operations to move to DIA
State Services Commission

The State Service's Commission's Information and Communication Technologies Branch (ICT) will be split in two and the all-of-government operations moved to the Department of Internal Affairs, State Services Commissioner Mark Prebble said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00121.htm

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