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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 15 March 2008

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

1: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue™ line-up now confirmed

Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand

Love Ferrari, Nissan, Honda, Dodge, BMW, Aston Martin, Subaru and Lotus? You’ll love Gran Turismo 5 Prologue™ – the prequel title showcasing the forthcoming Gran Turismo 5 for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™). Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is the latest ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00148.htm


2: Truck Crash - Orari
Jackson Payne

A man has been killed after a truck and train collided at Orari, north of Timaru.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00167.htm


3: Unstoppable Climate Change - Dr Muriel Newman
NZ Centre For Political Debate

I have just returned from an historic meeting of more than 500 people from around the world who gathered in New York to address the question of whether man-made global warming is really threatening the future existence of our planet. In attendance were ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00141.htm


4: Peaceful March Marks 5 Years Since US Invaded Iraq
Scoop Photo-Essay

Photo-Essay: It's been 5 years since the US invaded Iraq. Since 2003, somewhere between 600,000 to one million people have died as a consequence of this war. In Auckland, a group of about 100 people marched for peace in Iraq and the Middle East.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00238.htm


5: Rapper 50 Cent To Appear At MTV Australia Awards
mtv network

Announcing Superstar Rapper 50 Cent As Special Guest Presenter/Performer At The MTV Australia Awards 2008
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00151.htm


6: Photo-Essay: Irish Eyes - St Patrick's Parade
Scoop Photo-Essay

Photo-Essay: It was tipped as being "the most entertaining St Patrick's Parade" in the southern hemisphere. The 2008 St Patrick's festival parade was a family event involving Irish musicians, dancers, and even St Patrick himself.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00237.htm


7: UN Expands Its Presence In The Pacific
Andreas von Warburg

The United Nations is strengthening its presence in the Pacific and is in the process of opening a new office in the Marshall Islands to improve its reach in the region and better assistance services.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00225.htm


8: SRB: Bougainville’s self-determination struggle
Jeremy Rose

Many readers of Lloyd Jones’s Mr Pip come to the novel unaware that there is even an island called Bougainville let alone with any knowledge of the conflict that provides the backdrop to the award winning work.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00233.htm


9: Questions And Answers – Thursday, 13 March 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. MOANA MACKEY (Labour) to the Minister of Finance: How many young people have enrolled in KiwiSaver?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00250.htm


10: George Clooney’s charity saves WFP ops in Darfur
Andreas von Warburg

Can celebrities save the world? They might be only fictional heroes of large Hollywood productions, but their image and money have great power when it comes to support humanitarian causes and serve as a tool to make this world a better place.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00226.htm


11: Sensible Sentencing Asked to Get its Facts Right
Rethinking Crime and Punishment

"Garth McVicar's claim that the reoffending rate in Maricopa County, Arizona is around 16% is wrong and he knows it", says Kim Workman, Project Leader of the Rethinking Crime and Punishment Project The Sensible Sentencing Trust are deliberately ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00144.htm


12: Harawira: Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP)
The Maori Party

Well, well, well, Mr Speaker, look what’s gone and popped its ugly head up again in our august House of Hypocrisy, our Parliament of Pretence, our very own Den of Double Standards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00249.htm


13: Those backing BZP seriously misguided
New Zealand Government

Those backing the continued sale of BZP did not have the best interest of New Zealand at heart, Associate Health Minister and Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00266.htm


14: An Inspirational Story from the ASB Polyfest
ASB Polyfest

Year 11 Student, Josie Marie Matthewman may provide the necessary inspiration for Rutherford College when their kapa haka group hit the stage at the ASB Polyfest tomorrow (Saturday, 15 March).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00161.htm


15: Palestine Chronicle Renews Its Call for Support
Palestine Chronicle

The Palestine Chronicle (www.palestinechronicle.com) continues to appeal to its friends, supporters and readers - and those who wish to preserve and support independent, alternative media - to come to its support, as it strives to raise needed funds to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00143.htm


16: Exercise Ruaumoko concludes
New Zealand Government

Exercise Ruaumoko, New Zealand’s biggest ever civil defence emergency management exercise (CDEM), ended this evening.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00272.htm


17: Race Relations Day 2008
Ministry For Culture And Heritage

March 21 is observed around the world as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year Race Relations Day falls on Good Friday, so the official day of celebration will be Tuesday 18 March.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00145.htm


18: Saving The Junk Food Generation
Consumer NZ

MEDIA RELEASE Consumer NZ 14 March 2008 Consumer NZ Joins Global Day Of Action To Save Junk Food Generation. 15 March is World Consumer Rights Day. The marketing of unhealthy food to children is in the spotlight this year. To mark the day, Consumer ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00146.htm


19: CPPIB confirms successful response from airport
Consultus

AUCKLAND, NZ (14 March 2008): The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) today announced that its partial offer for 39.2% of the fully paid ordinary shares in Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) has met the required levels of approvals and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00258.htm


20: Arts Festival Review: Honour Bound
Lyndon Hood

Honour Bound Sydney Opera House and Malthouse Theatre Direction and co-design Nigel Jamieson 13 - 15 March TSB Bank Arena
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00221.htm


21: Confused Key to get officials' briefing
New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton is pleased that John Key has accepted his offer to be briefed on the New Zealand Fast Forward initiative by officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Treasury.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00268.htm


22: www.mccully.co.nz - 14 March 2008
New Zealand National Party

www.mccully.co.nz - 14 March 2008 (#322) A Weekly Report from the Keyboard of Murray McCully MP for East Coast Bays
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00267.htm


23: 'Fast-forward' fund - all show, no pony
New Zealand National Party

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says a day after National revealed the real payouts from the so-called fast-forward fund would be less than half of what was promised, Labour has confirmed it's even worse than that.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00273.htm


24: Tribute Tour Visiting A Town Or City Near You
Summits For Ed

"SUMMITS FOR ED" Tribute Tour Visiting A Town Or City Near You Everyone Welcome to Join Our Final Farewell 14 March 2008 A forthcoming New Zealand-wide tribute tour for Sir Edmund Hillary is the chance for ordinary Kiwis to help create a memorial ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00159.htm


25: Obesity experts back junk food marketing ban
AUT University

Obesity experts are throwing their weight behind new international standards to control the marketing of 'junk food' to children. The International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) is calling on food and soft drink manufacturers to adopt a global ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0803/S00055.htm


26: Cairns Lockie Mortgage Commentary 14 March 2008
Cairns Lockie Limited

Welcome to the third 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/S00237.htm


27: SBR: Spare Prick at a Funeral
David Geary

Owen Marshall’s new novel, DRYBREAD , is frank and funny. A wry meditation on how we come together and fall apart. It revolves around Christchurch print journo, Theo Esler. He has the scoop on Penny Maine-King, an ex-pat Kiwi who’s done a runner ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00236.htm


28: Smoking cessation encouraged for pregnant women
New Zealand Government

All health professionals play a role in getting people to stop smoking and should be encouraging pregnant women to cease their habit, Associate Minister of Health Damien O’Connor said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00271.htm


29: Katya Rivas: Jesus Pronounces His Last Words
Katya Rivas

My daughter, you have heard and seen My sufferings, accompany Me till the end and share My pain. My Cross is now raised. Here is the hour of the Redemption of the world!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00229.htm


30: Comvita assures customers of UMF® quality
Comvita New Zealand

Comvita strongly supports recent action taken by the Active Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) to protect the UMF® (Unique Manuka Factor) brand and customers around the globe who use UMF® honey products.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00253.htm

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