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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 6 April 2008

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

1: Firefighter loses life in cool store incident

New Zealand Fire Service

It is with profound regret the New Zealand Fire Service advises that Senior Station Officer Derek Lovell has died from injuries sustained in an explosion and fire at a cool store facility in Tamahere yesterday afternoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00106.htm


2: 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


3: Air NZ Proposed Domestic Baggage Improvements
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand confirms today it is planning to introduce a simplified baggage allowance process for domestic passengers later in the year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00106.htm


4: Winners announced in national design awards
Landscape Architects

A waterfront plaza in Wellington and a Manukau City Council project aimed at restoring native plants in the city have been announced as the Supreme Award winners at the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects’ (NZILA) awards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00105.htm


5: Audio Released of Press Conference on Waikato Fire
Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board has released a recording from Saturday night's press conference at Waikato Hospital involving Owen Kinsella, fire region manager/commander and Hayley McConnell, incident controller and Waikato Hospital group manager.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00038.htm


6: 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


7: National fails to understand electoral law - EPMU
EPMU

Bill English has failed to understand the Electoral Finance Act says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00107.htm


8: Labour’s claims on fund a facade
New Zealand National Party

David Carter MP National Party Agriculture Spokesman & Paul Hutchison MP National Party Research, Science & Technology Spokesman
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00170.htm


9: Boyracer Operation nets seven cars
New Zealand Government

Courts Minister, Rick Barker has today announced the outcome of a joint operation between Police and Ministry of Justice, aimed at boyracers and collecting outstanding fines.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00172.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: Union to tax members for National attack ads
New Zealand National Party

“Every member of the Labour-affiliated EPMU will be taxed to fund anti-National attack ads in election year,” says National Party Deputy Leader Bill English.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00169.htm


13: Week In Parliament With Tom Frewen
Scoop Audio

Audio: The week in Parliament for 1-3 April, 2008: ... Tom Frewen presents the week's big political issues raised during Parliament's question time and general debate..
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00052.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: Youth Organised and United
Youth Organised and United

Youth advocacy group Youth Organised and United are condemning the Sensible Sentencing Trust and their spokesman Garth McVicar for comments made regarding the death of 15 year old Pihema Clifford Cameron.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00108.htm


17: City Mall designers scoop awards
Christchurch City Council

Project City Mall designer Isthmus has been awarded for its work on the Christchurch Central City revitalisation project.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00056.htm


18: 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


19: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 5 April 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00051.htm


20: Govt announces protection for Taurewa Station
New Zealand Government

State Owned Enterprises Minister Trevor Mallard today announced that Taurewa Station near National Park in the central North Island would be given further protection by the Crown until ownership issues are resolved.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00171.htm


21: On The Bus Tour
Toi Maori Aotearoa

On The Bus, an Auahi Kore (Smoke Free) tour by contemporary Maori writers and storytellers will return to the Far North from Monday 7 to Friday 11 April, bringing their entertaining and enlightening performances to schools, libraries and communities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00055.htm


22: Death of Prisoner Justified If in ‘Good Faith’
Jason Leopold

Mary Walker, the former Air Force general counsel, received an urgent memo http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/documents/011703haynes.pdf from the Pentagon's top attorney on Jan. 17, 2003.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00047.htm


23: 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


24: Anoushka Shankar To Perform in NZ in June
The Edge

World Music Award winner and Grammy nominee Anoushka Shankar performs in Auckland for one night only in June as part of THE EDGE® International Arts Season 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00056.htm


25: Bob Fitrakis: City of Peace
Bob Fitrakis

The great moral issue of our era is the illegal war in Iraq. Like the issues of slavery, the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War in past epochs, silence on this issue equals complicity.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00050.htm


26: 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


27: 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


28: 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


29: New Appointment At Brook Sanctuary
Brook Sanctuary

Shine Kelly, the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary¹s recently appointed Teaching Fellow, has welcomed the first of many school visits to the site. Shine, originally from Nelson, has joined the Sanctuary from a teaching position at Karori Normal School ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0804/S00014.htm


30: 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

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