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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 5 April 2008


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

1: Kelpie Wilson: Dance of the Oil Fairies

Kelpie Wilson

On April Fools' Day, the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming invited executives from the five biggest US oil companies to answer questions about high gas prices, oil company profits and the future of oil. Executives from ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00049.htm


2: Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday
New Zealand Government

New Zealand Daylight Saving will end on Sunday 6 April 2008 when 3.00am becomes 2.00am.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00120.htm


3: The Mapp Report - A One Frigate Navy
New Zealand National Party

A One Frigate Navy Over the last few months I have been told by many people that one of the two frigates, Te Kaha, had effectively been placed in reserve, useful for only short patrols in the Hauraki Gulf. Recent Parliamentary questions seem to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00145.htm


4: NZ Superannuation Fund and Cluster Munitions
New Zealand Government

Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff has warmly welcomed the New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s announcement today that it would divest from companies involved in the production of cluster munitions once a Treaty on the weapons comes into force.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00156.htm


5: Open Letter to Peter Brown Re: Immigration Policy
Progressive Party

Matt Robson Open Letter to Peter Brown Deputy Leader of New Zealand First Party Re: Cooperation on Immigration Policy Beween NZ First and the Progressive Party
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00084.htm


6: Larry Baldock, Kiwi Party Leaders Speech
The Kiwi Party

The movie portraying the life of William Wilberforce is familiar to many of us as it played an important role in the formation of our party last year. Before I continue into my speech I would like us all to watch this small film clip from the Movie by ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00100.htm


7: Commission ruling is a victory for free speech
Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Electoral Commission’s decision to confirm the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union’s third party status under the Electoral Finance Act is a victory for free speech says the EPMU.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00093.htm


8: UF delivers more summer hours
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is thrilled that New Zealanders have been able to enjoy this year’s ‘Indian summer’ due to the extension of daylight saving.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00135.htm


9: 50% CO2 reduction from home-grown biodiesel
Solid Energy NZ

High-quality biodiesel from oilseed rape, grown and produced in the South Island by Biodiesel New Zealand, is sustainable, emitting around 50% less carbon dioxide over its life cycle than mineral diesel. This exceeds the 35% criteria proposed by ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00088.htm


10: Forest Land Settlement proposal presented
Central North Island Iwi Collective

The Central North Island Iwi Collective this morning presented a proposal to the Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Dr Michael Cullen, setting out how Central North Island Iwi wish to settle historical forest treaty claims in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00105.htm


11: NZ supports eco-tourism development in Afghanistan
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that New Zealand will be supporting an eco-tourism project in Bamyan Province in Afghanistan over the next three years.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00166.htm


12: Quest to find best at business support
Sarah Trotman and Associates

People who complain about how long it takes companies to answer the phone or provide a simple service should take note when the 2008 Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards are announced.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00104.htm


13: Good News For Separating Families
Relationship Services

Relationship Services welcomes the amendments to the Family Court Matters Bill proposed by the Select Committee today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00102.htm


14: Raetihi Trial Begins Of The New Convenience ATMs
NZATM

A new revolution in banking is underway - the money machine comes to you instead of you heading out, searching the streets for an ATM.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00103.htm


15: Air NZ Cries Poor To Workers - Not Shareholders
Service And Food Workers Union

Air New Zealand management today painted a bleak picture of an airline struggling to survive a rapid decline in revenue and increased costs. Yet on Wednesday they told a Parliamentary Select Committee they had $1 billion in the bank.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00102.htm


16: Decision - Application to list EPMU as third party
Electoral Commission

At its meeting on 2 April the Electoral Commission considered the application from Andrew Little to list the Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union (EPMU) as a third party and the objection to such a listing from David Farrar.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00090.htm


17: Questions And Answers – Thursday, April 3 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. H V ROSS ROBERTSON (Labour—Manukau East) 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/S00134.htm


18: The last hesitation before morality
Green Party

The Greens are applauding the NZ Super Fund’s hesitant step towards divesting from companies that produce cluster bombs, but they are calling on the fund to just do it and stop mucking around.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00159.htm


19: The high cost of free trade
Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Highlighting the high cost of New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement with China will be the focus of a protest today organised by Global Peace and Justice Auckland and Unite Union.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00104.htm


20: EPA Seen Under Attack in Bush Years
truthout.org

In remarks at the closing session of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) legislative conference on February 28, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Maryland) noted, "One of the things that you come away with, you start to form an impression, having sat ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00040.htm


21: Audio: Wallace & Kai Luey on Peter Brown's Comment
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman talks to Kai Luey, the President of the NZ Chinese Association, about immigration and New Zealand First deputy leader Peter Brown’s comments.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00045.htm


22: Public Address 03/04/08 - Episode One
Public Address

Well, I think the first recording of Media7 went really well on Tuesday night, and it looked good on screen last night too. I need to loosen up in front of the autocue, but you get that. I had really hoped to bring you the video, but for now I can only ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00044.htm


23: Law & order revolution gains momentum
Sensible Sentencing Trust

It appears a people’s revolution is under way in as Mayors around New Zealand plan public rallies to give them a mandate to take a tough stance on law and order.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00103.htm


24: Micro brewery’s Pilot Pils a good Kiwi brew
Massey University

Hops from Nelson, well-water from the Palmerston North campus and brewing equipment from across the industry have enabled the first microbrewed beer to be produced on a New Zealand University campus.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00015.htm


25: Minister of Trade to sign NZ-China Free Trade Deal
New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Phil Goff will leave for China tomorrow where he will sign a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and China.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00143.htm


26: Dr Kiro has a double standard once again
The Kiwi Party

Dr Kiro has a double standard once again, it is time for her to go!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00101.htm


27: Key Notes - Putting Victims First
New Zealand National Party

Too often, victims of crime don't get justice. Too often, they are forced to re-live a traumatic event because the system doesn't meet their needs or lets them down. Too often, victims seem to get a worse deal than offenders.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00167.htm


28: Building a Legal Framework for Torture
Jason Leopold

On Jan. 17, 2003, Mary Walker, the Air Force general counsel, received an urgent memo from the Pentagon's top attorney. Attached to the classified document was a set of directives drafted two days earlier by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00048.htm


29: Zahir Ebrahim: Letter to Matthew Bunn
Zahir Ebrahim

In reference to your “testimony to Committee On Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the United States Senate” urging “a global campaign to ensure that every nuclear weapon and every cache of potential nuclear bomb material worldwide ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00046.htm


30: The door is open for election law rorts
New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says the Electoral Commission’s decision to allow a Labour Party affiliate to register as a third party makes a mockery of election spending limits.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00157.htm

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