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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 March 2007

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1: 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

2: Roosters Punters Left Fuming

Centrebet

Roosters Punters Left Fuming Over Video Refereeing Disgrace! Punters around the country are screaming "blue murder" tonight after the most diabolical, incompetent refereeing display for a long time shut the massively-backed Roosters ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00218.htm

3: Protest against "blood furniture" trade

Green Party

Mana Green Party members will hold a protest at the front entrance of Harvey Norman's megastore at Porirua on Easter Saturday calling on the store to commit to not stocking "blood furniture" from illegally and unsustainably logged tropical kwila ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00392.htm

4: Undernews For March 20, 2008

Undernews

I'm in trouble again. The proximate cause is not my failure to accept the fact that Barack Obama is as good as we're going to get as president given our fouled up election system, but that I'm not enthusiastic about it. As a fellow journalist put it, "You ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00346.htm

5: Family Party Open Letter To NZ Immigration

The Family Party

PRESS STATEMENT FOR RELEASE THE FAMILY PARTY www.thefamilyparty.org.nz 22 March 2008 Open Letter From Paul Adams To NZ Immigration Regarding Refugee Status For Miss Bahareh Moradi • Mary-Anne Thompson, Department Secretary, Immigration NZ • Clayton Cosgrove, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00225.htm

6: Lulling Americans Into False Sense of Security

William Lewis

The war on terror and the war on freedom are nonpartisan issues. Both Democrats and Republicans alike have consistently voted for legislation that, through the illusion of protecting our families and our homeland, have actually removed critical components ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00343.htm

7: 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

8: Bush's Faith-Based Initiative: Future Up For Grabs

Bill Berkowitz

After seven years both Democratic presidential candidates express support for and reservations about Republican religious patronage system
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00338.htm

9: Hundreds Arrested in War Protests

Chris Kuttruf

On Monday, more than 200 protesters across the nation were arrested in response to their demonstrations against the war. The protests, rallying thousands across the nation, were organized by United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), an organization comprised ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00353.htm

10: Maori TV Hosts Indigenous Broadcasters

Maori Television Service

Indigenous broadcasters representing Australia, Canada, China, England, Fiji, Hawaii, India, Ireland, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and the USA will gather for the first major conference of its kind ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00219.htm

11: Canterbury bound for international exercise

New Zealand Government

Navy amphibious sealift ship HMNZS CANTERBURY will depart from Devonport Naval Base on Tuesday, bound for an international exercise in Noumea and a re-supply of a Department of Conservation operation on Raoul Island, Defence Minister Phil Goff said.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00396.htm

12: J. Sri Raman: Pakistan's Anti-Terror Priority

J. Sri Raman

The first of the issues likely to pose a serious, if not formidable, challenge to Pakistan's incoming government involves two of the three A's associated with the country: Army and America. The coalition regime, expected to be in place soon, may ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00354.htm

13: 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

14: Siddhi B. Ranjitkar: China Cracks Down on Tibetans

Siddhi B. Ranjitkar

After setting up the communist government in China in 1949, the Chinese communist army marched into Tibet and captured it in 1950. The Chinese forced the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to leave Tibet after the unsuccessful Tibetan uprising against ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00351.htm

15: 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

16: National tables Electoral Act amendment

New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English has tabled an amendment to Labour’s fatally flawed Electoral Finance Act, “to fix one of the many stupid aspects” of the controversial law, rushed through Parliament late last year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00394.htm

17: Outstanding landscape protected at Aoraki/Mt Cook

New Zealand Government

Outstanding high country landscape has been protected in a deal announced today by Land Information Minister David Parker and Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00393.htm

18: Re: Travesties Of The Political/Media Complex

Lawrence R. Velvel

I gather it is common to become less tolerant of nonsense, stupidity and their like as one gets older. Never having had a high threshold for these things to begin with, I find myself getting even shorter with political bullroar (a 1950s Chicago word), ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00335.htm

19: Regrets and Paying for Reagan- Bush Policies

Stephen Crockett

Our current list of national economic difficulties and governmental failures is a direct result of nearly 30 years of failed Republican policies. We are paying the price in many ways for our national love affair with slick, emotionally appealing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00348.htm

20: World Water Day: The Need For Basic Sanitation

Bobby Ramakant

How will New Zealand and other countries in the world achieve the millennium development goal (MDG) target to reduce by half the proportion of 2.6 billion people who have no access to basic sanitation by 2015?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00350.htm

21: Rescue Helicopter Attends Stricken Diver

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter rescued a diver with a suspected case of the bends this afternoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0803/S00226.htm

22: US Top Egg Producer Accused of Deceptive Labels

Martha Rosenberg

Since TV celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh-Fearnley Whittingstall launched exposes of poultry production in the UK late last year, three quarters of polled consumers said they’d buy free range chicken and eggs and that stores should not carry any ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00352.htm

23: 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

24: Youth Charged Over Fatal Crash

New Zealand Police

Police have charged a 16 year old youth in relation to a fatal car crash at the intersection of Gardiners Road and Styx Mill Road, Northern Christchurch which occurred at 9.35 pm on the 20 March 2008 after a short Police pursuit.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00223.htm

25: On the 5th Anniversary of Iraq’s Deconstruction

Genevieve Cora Fraser

Prisoners in their own land A million Iraqis Dead Mission accomplished The man grinned and said Plunder, rape, destruction Occupation's output Islamic tensions fed Dehumanize Western soldiers A new zombie
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00341.htm

26: Army Successfully Tests New Javelin Capability

New Zealand Defence Force

The detachment commander (firer) is Cpl Joseph Van Arendonk (centre) and his Number 2 Pte Laurie Clark (right) overwatched by Safety Supervisor SSgt Phil Kay (left) as they successfully launch the Javelin medium range anti-armour weapon targeted ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00221.htm

27: 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

28: Stroke And Stride Race Report

Stroke and Stride

After one hundred and thirty-four days of one of the best summers in memory we return to Mission Bay for the eighth race and final Stroke & Stride of the season. Back at the start of the Series defending champions Carmel Hanly and Brent Foster appeared ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00222.htm

29: Fund payout and rules still ‘clear as mud’

New Zealand National Party

Ten days after Labour announced its so-called Fast Forward Fund with much fanfare, many of the details are still unclear and undecided.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00395.htm

30: 100 Nest Eggs For Easter, With Love From Lotto

New Zealand Lotteries Commission

The Easter Bunny has tough competition this Easter, with this year's celebrations set to be huge for 100 Lotto Triple Dip players who will win a share of $1.85 million in cash prizes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0703/S00441.htm

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