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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 30 March 2008


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

1: Barack Obama - The Wizard of Oz

Evelyn Pringle

The most trusted leaders of the Democratic party, such as John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, ought to be ashamed of themselves for supporting Barack Obama. With use of the internet, a fifth grader could connect the dots to show a picture of a guy who was picked up ...

2: Strong Message From Voters In TVNZ7 Poll
Television New Zealand

The Green Party and the Maori Party face some tough coalition options, in light of research produced by Colmar Brunton for The Kingmaker Debate, which launches TVNZ's next digital channel TVNZ 7 at midday on Sunday 30 March. While the Greens and the ...

3: TVNZ7's Kingmaker Minor Leaders Debate In 7 Parts
Alastair Thompson

Scoop Photos + Video : TVNZ7's Kingmaker Minor Leaders Debate In Seven Parts - 30 March 2008 Staring: Jeanette Fitzsimons, Pita Sharples, Peter Dunne, Rodney Hide, Jim Anderton & An Empty Chair Representing Winston Peters Video & Images ...

4: No need for NZ to drag feet on biofuels
Argent Energy NZ

New Zealand shouldn’t delay bringing in biofuel sales obligations and miss out on cutting greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of fossil fuels says a major potential investor.

5: Education a focus on visit to Asia and China
New Zealand Government

Education Minister and Minister for Ethnic Affairs Chris Carter will be one of the first international politicians to engage with Thailand’s new democratic government when he arrives there later today.

6: Slow and unprofessional image hurting NZ business

HKNZBA Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association PO Box 105-009 Auckland Central

7: Islamofascism's Triumph Temporary
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Whom I have called"thesesqualid savages, these bigoted barbarians, these hysterical humanity-haters, these tawdry terrorists, these god-ridden grotesqueries, these ignoble ignoramuses, these genocidal jihadists" who make up the ranks of Islamofascism ...

8: Chaplain Who Called for Attack on Islam Fired
Jason Leopold

A top Navy chaplain who wrote a book several years ago attacking Islam, calling the religion “evil,” and urging the United States to launch a “jihad” against the faith, has been fired from a prestigious theological institute after officials ...

9: Prime Minister To Visit China For FTA Deal Signing
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark will lead a large New Zealand delegation to China’s capital Beijing next month for events associated with the signing of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

10: Ban Ki-moon Appeals For Calm Over 'Fitna' Video
United Nations

"We must also recognize that the real fault line is not between Muslim and Western societies, as some would have us believe, but between small minorities of extremists, on different sides, with a vested interest in stirring hostility and conflict."

11: Neil Bush, Moon, Paraguay & US Dept of Education
Bill Berkowitz

President's brother flaks for Moon organization in Latin America while his curriculum on wheels is being investigated by the Education Department's inspector general

12: A good start to what is a great Party
The Kiwi Party

Kiwi Party Leader Larry Baldock welcomed the news this morning from the Herald Digi Poll that the Kiwi Party had registered in the poll.

13: Complaints Procedure at the UN overlooks Poorest
Human Rights Council

Complaints Procedure at the UN overlooks the Poorest. Anthony Ravlich Chairperson Human Rights Council Inc. (New Zealand) 10D / 15 City Rd., Auckland City, New Zealand.

14: Toll steadily tracking up.
Candor Trust

Media Release Candor Trust Toll steadily tracking up. Candor Trust is appalled by the imbalance in yet another Dominion Post article - a thinly veiled PR firm sponsored exercise in abnegating Government responsibility or countless traumatic deaths. Talk ...

15: Novice Sharemilkers Win In West Coast
NZ Dairy Industry Awards

In their first full season sharemilking, Hokitika sharemilkers Tane Little and Rachel Williams have walked away with the 2008 West Coast Top of the South Sharemilker of the Year title.

16: TVNZ'S New Member Of The Family
Television New Zealand

TVNZ 7, TVNZ's second digital-only public service television channel, started broadcasting at midday today on Freeview.

17: Salvation Army celebrates 125 years
Salvation Army

Up to a thousand people are expected to mark 125 years of Salvation Army service in New Zealand during a round of activities in Dunedin this week.

18: North Shore Police: Death of 17 year old boy
New Zealand Police

North Shore Police confirm that they are investigating the death of a 17 year old Takapuna youth.

19: Manuka Health reassures export markets about honey
Manuka Health NZ

Manuka Health reassures export markets it has no links to Coromandel honey poisonings Honey health science company Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd has moved quickly to reassure export markets in the wake of a rash of honey poisoning cases involving a Coromandel ...

20: Graffiti: Council to seek $25,000 in restitution
North Shore City

Council to seek $25,000 in restitution from graffiti vandals who attacked North Shore Busway station

21: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 29 March 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

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

22: Prime Minister at Hillary Service and NATO summit
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark leaves for Europe on Monday evening to attend the Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Edmund Hillary, the NATO summit discussion on Afghanistan, and a Progressive Governance Conference in London hosted by British Prime Minister ...

23: Palmerston North Street Van Wins Community Award

Palmerston North Street Van, representing Palmerston North City, has been named Supreme Winner at the prestigious TrustPower National Community Awards.

24: No more poverty in a land of plenty”
The Maori Party

Maori Party Co-leaders, Dr Pita Sharples and Hon Tariana Turia, commend the ‘committed courage’ of church leaders who have called for action to restore benefit rates to a level necessary for a “just and compassionate society”.

25: Ecoescape: The Handbook To Responsible Escapism
Green Guide UK

A new travel guide series is changing the way travellers see the world. ecoescape is defining a new way to travel proving that we can enjoy the environment but leave no hint that we'd ever been there. And we don't have to go far to do this.

26: Protest at the sale of furniture made from Kwila
Indonesia Human Rights Committee

Indonesia Human Rights Committee and supporters will carry out a demonstration close to the Harvey Norman furniture store in the Supa Centre, Manukau, Ronwood Ave: 12 Noon Saturday 29 March. At the conclusion of the demonstration the letter below ...

27: Making of Constitution of Nepal
Siddhi B. Ranjitkar

Most of the major political parties agreed on that Nepal shall be a federal democratic republican state, but they differ in the number of states they opt for. The Maoists have proposed 11 states; the NWPP has proposed to rename the existing 14 zones as ...

28: Where are the Iraqis in the Iraq War?
Ramzy Baroud

Five years after the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, mainstream media is once more making the topic an object of intense scrutiny. The costs and implications of the war are endlessly covered from all possible angles, with one notable exception ...

29: TVNZ7's Kingmaker Minor Party Leader Debate Images
Television New Zealand

Images by Neil Mackenzie for TVNZ Publicity... Link To TVNZ7 - The Kingmaker Debate launches TVNZ 7 (Watch debate through video on demand)

30: Statement by NGOs to Development Partners Meeting
NGO Forum

Statement by NGOs to Development Partners Meeting 28 March 2008 The NGO community thanks the Ministry of Finance for this opportunity to participate, and we appreciate the support and interest from Timor-Leste’s Development Partners. ...

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