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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 3 April 2008

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

1: Video: Rainbow Warrior Climate Change Debate 2/4/2

Alastair Thompson

Video on Demand of today's Climate Change Debate aboard Greenpeace MV Rainbow Warrior. Chaired by RNZ Morning Report presenter Sean Plunket and featuring Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, Maori Party MP Hone Harawira, National's Nick Smith and Labour's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00026.htm


2: US Waging A Covert Campaign Against Venezuela
Syed Akbar Kamal

Text + Video: The man who helped found Bolivarian Revolutionary Movement in Venezuela is on a mission to see blanket of cohesiveness spread across Latin America against United States covert campaign in the region.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00028.htm


3: ‘Green’ car conference a sham – expert
Dog And Lemon guide

New Zealanders shouldn’t be fooled by quick fixes to the current energy crisis, says the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00071.htm


4: Weta Wizard Returns to Judge the Best in Body Art
NZ Body Art Awards

Oscar winner Richard Taylor will once again lead the judging panel for the NZ Body Art Awards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00031.htm


5: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 3 April 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What reports has he received on improvements for telecommunications in New Zealand?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00093.htm


6: Population projections and MMP
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says population projections through to 2026 released today by Statistics New Zealand have major implications for the future of New Zealand's MMP electoral system.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00054.htm


7: Peter Brown's comments disgraceful
Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Comments by New Zealand First MP Peter Brown are racial stereotyping of the worst sort, says Alasdair Thompson, chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00057.htm


8: Electoral Commission decisions
Electoral Commission

...The commission considered whether two different pamphlets produced by separate parties were election advertisements encouraging people to vote in a particular way and so required promoter statements. It determined that one was and one was not.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00054.htm


9: Global Gridlock: How the US Seeks to Contain
Global Research

The Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges once famously wrote of a great Empire that created a map that was so detailed it was as large as the Empire itself. The actual map itself grew and decayed as the Empire itself conquered or lost territory. When ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00033.htm


10: Biofuels bill blasted by Environment Commissioner
New Zealand National Party

The Government must heed the message of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment that its biofuels bill is flawed and a risk to New Zealand’s clean, green brand, says National’s Environment spokesman, Dr Nick Smith.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00098.htm


11: Biofuel Bill should not proceed
Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Biofuel Bill currently before Parliament should not proceed in its current form, says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright. International concern about the sustainability of biofuels and their true environmental and economic ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00064.htm


12: Labour breaks election laws - again
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key says New Zealanders will be disappointed but not surprised that Labour has been caught breaking its own anti-democratic election laws.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00094.htm


13: Business Leader: NZ First Asian Bashing Bad Joke
Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Michael Barnett says Asian New Zealanders should see New Zealand First’s latest round of Asian-bashing as a bad joke by a minor political on the ropes in an election year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00058.htm


14: Herceptin decision a slap in the face for Labour
New Zealand National Party

The court-ordered review of the decision not to fund 12 months of Herceptin, the internationally accepted norm, is a “well deserved slap in the face” for the Labour Government’s drug buying agency, says National’s Associate Health spokeswoman, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00096.htm


15: Cromwell, Central Otago - Bank Robbery
New Zealand Police

Bank Robbery: At about 2pm on 3/4/08 a male has entered the BNZ bank in Cromwell, Central Otago, wearing a mask. He has presented a note and demanded money. A female teller has handed over an undisclosed amount of money which was put into a bag the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00040.htm


16: Cartoonist Evans Makes Live Billboard For Climate
Greenpeace New Zealand

Wellington Thursday 3 April, 2008 – Renowned political cartoonist Malcolm Evans (1) will do a live billboard drawing in central Wellington today, as part of calls for stronger climate policies from New Zealand's political leaders.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00065.htm


17: Parker: Way forward on biofuels, electric vehicles
New Zealand Government

The way forward on biofuels and electric vehicles Address to the EECA Biofuels and Electric Vehicles Conference 4pm, 2 April 2008 Te Papa Soundings Theatre, Wellington
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00088.htm


18: Bacardi launches Champions Drink Responsibly
Bacardi

Hamilton, Bermuda, April 2, 2008 – Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, today launches its Champions Drink Responsibly corporate responsibility campaign featuring seven-time Formula 1™ World Champion and Bacardi ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00069.htm


19: Questions And Answers – Wednesday, 2 April 2007
Office of the Clerk

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Deputy Leader—National) to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement regarding tax cuts that “I am sure there will be something for everybody. But that means individual amounts are not likely to be large, given ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00078.htm


20: More to come at Auckland Airport
Auckland International Airport

Today Auckland Airport celebrated the opening of a new arrivals area at the international terminal. The Minister of Customs and Associate Minister of Tourism, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, officially opened the new area which commenced operation on Monday night.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00062.htm


21: “Car owners short changed by MIA”
Datadot New Zealand

DataDot Technology, a microdot supplier, will ask the High Court at Wellington to allow it to join the legal action to ensure “all the facts” are presented against a Motor Industry Association (MIA) attempt to block a major anti vehicle theft policy ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00073.htm


22: New Zealand diabetes Congress 'enormous' success
International Diabetes Federation Western Pacific

Around 2,000 delegates attended the International Diabetes Federation Western Pacific Congress in Wellington, New Zealand, from 30 March to 2 April. This makes the Congress one of the biggest conferences ever held in New Zealand. Including sponsors’ registrations, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00024.htm


23: Official New Zealand Music Chart - Tue 1 April
Official New Zealand Music Chart

One has had more #1s here than any other female, while the other has had more hits here than anyone else bar Elton John. And this week both Mariah Carey and Madonna score new entries among the eight debuts on the Singles chart.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00030.htm


24: Early Start to the 2008 Kiwifruit Season
Zespri

The world’s best kiwifruit is now on its way to meet the high demand of discerning Japanese consumers with the departure of the Sampaquita 1 from the Port of Tauranga this week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00067.htm


25: Anderton: Large Herds Association conference
New Zealand Government

You have asked me to talk about creating value from New Zealand's primary sectors. I think this is a critical issue for New Zealand, and in talking about it I want to pick up on the conference themes of new ideas and innovation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00105.htm


26: New Zealand popular choice for all immigrants
Working In Ltd

New Zealand has always been a popular choice of country for all immigrants to settle in, and that is only increasing as more people look for a change in lifestyle.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00063.htm


27: Royal Commission on Family Breakdown Urgent
The Kiwi Party

The Kiwi Party Leader Larry Baldock said today that Police Statistics released yesterday make the completion of his petition calling a referendum for urgent action to understanding and addressing the wider causes of Family Breakdown, Family Violence and Child abuse ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00070.htm


28: Eye To Eye With Willie Jackson Is Back
Front of the Box

Eye to Eye is back for 2008. It’s our fifth year and this is our first show of the year. It’s an election year and Willie will ask the questions that need to be asked.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00075.htm


29: Figures Confirm Immigration Folly
New Zealand First Party

The folly of New Zealand’s “open door” immigration policies is reflected in the latest population projections, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader Peter Brown.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00056.htm


30: Why West Papuans Reject Special Autonomy
Free West Papua Campaign

Two very powerful statements made by West Papuan leaders from the Papuan People's Council (MRP) and the Papuan Tribal Council (DAP) calling on the Indonesian government to release all the Papuan peaceful protesters now in police custody.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00031.htm

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