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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 16 March 2008


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

1: HSBC Round the Bays runs away with crowd of 70,000

Round the Bays

Around 70,000 walkers, runners and wheelchair participants, including 47,000 registered entrants, laced up their shoe laces in fine Auckland style this morning for HSBC Round the Bays, an event described as one of the biggest and most spectacular fun ...

2: 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.

3: Media release from Peter Hausmann
Peter Hausmann

Peter Hausmann said today that the actions of two former Hawke's Bay District Health Board members asking police to investigate conflict of interest issues and the actions of DHB Board management were farcical, and further evidence of dysfunctional governance ...

4: Air NZ discriminates against local workers too
Service And Food Workers Union

Air NZ has been caught out paying foreign crews at below minimum wage to work on its flights in and out of New Zealand.

5: 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).

6: We Demand Responsible Action From EU

A team of 15 observers from 13 different European Union countries arrived in the Bhutan to observe the first ever general election that is scheduled on the 24th of March, 2008. The Druk National Congress welcomes this. But taking into account the ...

7: Phoenix Organics Calls For Aspartame Investigation
Phoenix Organics

Phoenix Organics’ CEO Stefan Lepionka has committed $2000 to help send Abby Cormack to the U.S. to undergo a series of SPECT scans aiming to prove aspartame consumption has an effect on brain function, and wants Govt and Coca Cola to do the same.

8: ‘Sir Humphrey’ in public sector productivity study
New Zealand National Party

National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says there are “definite shades of Sir Humphrey” in a study to determine whether it is possible to measure public sector productivity.

9: UQ Wire: The Secret World Of 9.11

Crucial details in the biography of "Professor” Abdussattar Shaikh, the San Diego man called the "best chance to uncover the Sept. 11 plot before it happened” by the Joint Congressional 9.11 Intelligence Committee, are untrue, mis-leading, or false, ...

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New Zealand Police

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11: 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.

12: Massive $19 Million in Prizes Up For Grabs
New Zealand Lotteries Commission

For the second week in a row, Lotto, Powerball and Strike have all jackpotted which means a huge $17 million in their top prizes is up for grabs next Saturday night, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

13: Katya Rivas' Passion: The Resurrection of Jesus
Katya Rivas

Holy Friday was followed by the glorious dawn of the Sunday of the Resurrection. If I have decided not to destroy the world, it means that I want to renew it and rejuvenate it. The old trees need to lose their leaves and be pruned so that they ...

14: 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.

15: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 15 March 2008
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16: Child support debt mountain reaches record heights
New Zealand National Party

Total child support debt has topped $1.2 billion, an all-time high, says National’s Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

17: 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.

18: 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 ...

19: Truck Crash - Orari
Jackson Payne

A man has been killed after a truck and train collided at Orari, north of Timaru.

20: New Agreement Between Chad And Sudan Welcomed
United Nations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended Chad and Sudan for reaching an agreement regarding reconciliation and the normalization of relations between the neighbouring African nations.

21: Palestine Chronicle Renews Its Call for Support
Palestine Chronicle

The Palestine Chronicle ( 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 ...

22: 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.

23: 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 ...

24: Concern Over Tensions In Tibet Autonomous Region
United Nations

The top United Nations human rights official today voiced concern over the rising tensions between protesters and security forces in the Tibet Autonomous Region and surrounding areas of China, noting that there have been reports of deaths and property ...

25: 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 ...

26: Archaeological sensation in Austria
University of Vienna

Scientists from the University of Vienna unearth the earliest evidence of Jewish inhabitants in Austria

27: Literally Shakespeare

With the top six Drama Scholarship students having been in Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand's (SGCNZ) University of Otago Sheilah Winn Festivals of Shakespeare in Schools (UOSWFSS) and its National Shakespeare Schools Production (NSSP), the majority ...

28: 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.

29: Workers sentenced to six months’ imprisonment

Brussels, 14 March 2008 (ITUC OnLine): Forty-five Indian construction workers have been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment under charges of holding illegal gatherings, vandalism, and violating public security following their participation in a strike ...

30: UN Appeals For $6 Million To Feed Refugees
United Nations

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for $6 million so that it can continue to feed up to 90,000 Burundian refugees returning to their home country from neighbouring Tanzania.

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