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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 21 March 2008

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

1: Kiwis say shops should close over Easter

Research New Zealand

Almost two thirds of Kiwis support retaining the current ban on trading during Easter, Research New Zealand polling shows.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00224.htm

2: Antarctic voyagers return with scientific treasure

New Zealand Government

Hon Jim Anderton Minister of Fisheries Hon Pete Hodgson Minister of Research, Science, and Technology
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00359.htm

3: Iodised salt in bread a good idea

New Zealand Government

Op-Ed: Iodised salt in bread is a good way to tackle Iodine deficiency disease
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00387.htm

4: Scoop TV Doco: Iraq – In Search Of Hope

Scoop TV

Scoop TV doco: Iraq – In Search of Hope features Harmeet Sooden who was captured along with three other colleagues and held hostage in Baghdad, and connects with the impact that the United States led invasion and subsequent war has caused.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00316.htm

5: Mr Obama Lights a Fire in a Hole in the Ground

Rosalea Barker

If I never felt like donating to anybody’s campaign before, I’ve certainly been tempted to contribute to Obama’s this past couple of weeks, out of sheer disgust with his rival. When will Rice Pudding realize the folly of putting Cinnamon Stick ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00309.htm

6: Shenon 9/11 Commission Expose - Not the Last Word

Kyle Hence

I first met Philip Zelikow, the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, during the "independent" investigative body’s first hearing in New York City in 2003. As Executive Director, Zelikow was to set the course of the investigation and I was ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00331.htm

7: China wins gold for human rights abuse

Autonomous Action

Autonomous Action have called a 12 hour picket (6am-6pm) outside Helen Clarke's electoral office (54 Sandringham Rd) on Tuesday 25th March to oppose the signing of a Free Trade Agreement with China.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00221.htm

8: Prisoners to refurbish state houses

New Zealand Government

A new partnership between the Corrections Department and Housing New Zealand will see prisoners learning building trade skills while refurbishing relocated state houses, Corrections Minister Phil Goff announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00391.htm

9: Easter trading still a circus

Newmarket Business Association

Easter trading will again be a circus this year despite comprehensive public consultation last year by the Department of Labour, predicts Auckland's leading retail precinct.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00328.htm

10: Dr Cullen On The Re-emergence Of Sir Roger Douglas

New Zealand Government

This afternoon Finance Minister Michael Cullen gave his views to the media on the re-emergence of his onetime colleague Sir Roger Douglas.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00382.htm

11: Statement from TVNZ Head of News

TVNZ

TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery, has responded to new restrictions on media access to parliament.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00218.htm

12: Hot-air balloons set to light up Oriental Bay

Wellington City Council

This Easter Sunday, up to 16 hot-air balloons will be inflated - weather permitting - on Oriental Bay Beach, providing a stunning sunset spectacle. The balloons are being brought to Wellington as part of the ‘Lift off Levin’ balloon festival ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00220.htm

13: Human: Cadaver Academy - April NZ Tour 2008

Touring Musicians

It’s been over a year and half since New Zealand was treated to a tour from Christchurch’s death metallers / death rockers HUMAN. Fans of the band nationwide have been demanding an encore performance in their hometowns since late 2006 and they are now having ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00212.htm

14: Jones: Is Rodney Hide pushing drugs to youth?

New Zealand Labour Party

“Is Rodney Hide (ACT leader) pushing party pills to young Northlanders?” Labour’s Northland list MP Shane Jones is asking today. “First we have Hone Harawira (Maori Party) and the wacky Maori Party who want a ban on tobacco and smoking but want to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00363.htm

15: Evolution Of: Altenberg! Woodstock Of Evolution?

Suzan Mazur

IT'S PRIVATE. That is now the word from organizers as to whether or not the public can listen-in to the conversation of 16 scientists meeting to remix the theory of evolution at Altenberg, Austria in July. So while Konrad Lorenz Institute where the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00333.htm

16: Iraq War Fuels Rise In Asylum Seekers

Andreas von Warburg

In five years, the war in Iraq has cost the world thousands of lives and more than half a trillion dollars. For a majority of people – Americans included -, today marks the fifth anniversary of the start of a war that was not worth fighting.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00315.htm

17: EPMU celebrates Blackball solidarity

EPMU

The centenary of the Blackball mining strike is a time to reflect on the importance of the union movement in New Zealand’s society says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00223.htm

18: AA technicians restart industrial action campaign

EPMU

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union members at the Automobile Association have restarted their industrial action campaign.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00346.htm

19: Tibetans stand watch at Chinese Embassy

Tibetan Solidarity Network

Today and tomorrow Tibetans and their supporters will have a presence outside the Chinese Embassy in Wellington to call for restraint in dealing with the ongoing and wide spread protests going on in Tibet at present.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00204.htm

20: Youth for Human Rights Awards Night

Youth For Human Rights

There was a large turnout with around 100 people attending the second annual Youth for Human Rights youth awards event held at the St Columba Centre, last Friday night in Auckland.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00203.htm

21: National will ask Speaker to revisit media ban

New Zealand National Party

National’s Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says the National Party has had absolutely nothing to do with a new media ban imposed by retiring Labour MP and Speaker Margaret Wilson in Parliament.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00388.htm

22: 2 million+ deaths in Iraqi Holocaust, Genocide

Guest Opinion

On the 5th anniversary of the illegal, war criminal, Australian, UK and US invasion of Iraq there is an ongoing Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide in which post-invasion non-violent and violent excess deaths (avoidable deaths) total 1.7-2.2 million, post-invasion ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00323.htm

23: Maxim Institute - real issues - No. 293

Maxim Institute

Real Issues No. 293 – Paternity, Victim's Rights, MMP Maxim Institute - real issues - No. 293 20 March 2008 www.maxim.org.nz
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00219.htm

24: Easter Trading: 3 ½ Days Off Not Onerous

Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on retailers to respect the trading restrictions in place over Easter, saying they are not an onerous requirement.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00220.htm

25: Climate change research grants made

New Zealand Government

More than $5 million is to be allocated to fund the first tranche of research proposals through the Plan of Action for Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00389.htm

26: Minister washes his hands of Easter trading

Green Party

The Labour Minister needs to protect the right of workers to spend Easter Sunday with their families, Sue Bradford, Green Party Spokesperson on Employment Relations says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00375.htm

27: Kiwi shirt connects with the world

i-Rule

Two New Zealand companies have developed a merino shirt that promises to revolutionise the way the world’s athletes measure, track and share information about their performance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00044.htm

28: Enjoy Your Eggs Then Recycle

NZ Paper Forum

An estimated 4 million chocolate Easter eggs will be eaten this Easter weekend and the Paper Forum urges families to enjoy the experience – and then to put out the cardboard wrap with the normal paper recycling.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00345.htm

29: Sam Smith: Where Change Really Comes From

Sam Smith

For the past quarter century our views on change have been heavily influenced by the top down principles of corporate management and marketing, when, in fact, many the most effective institutions work more like communities than bureaucracies. Adopting ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00329.htm

30: Situation dire in kathmandu: NZ Everest leader

Word of Mouth Media

Top New Zealand expedition leader Guy Cotter today pleaded on the international community not to allow China to use their Olympic torch plans to pressure Nepal and their Sherpa.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00210.htm

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