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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 8 April 2008

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

1: Mike Moore - “An Inconvenient Truth”

Mike Moore - Former PM

“New Zealand’s governance is in a state if disrepair, it’s dysfunctional and the problems systemic,” according to former Prime Minister of NZ and former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Mike Moore.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00157.htm


2: San Francisco Leg of Olympic Torch Relay
Rosalea Barker

Stateside With Rosalea Barker San Francisco Leg of Olympic Torch Relay The Year of the Yak
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00143.htm


3: DRC: How Rich Whites Caused 5m Blacks to Die
Black Agenda Report

How many Congolese must die to illuminate one hand-held computer game? Nobody knows, but five million have already been slaughtered in the greatest mineral extraction grab in the history of the planet. The best known mining companies and richest men ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00140.htm


4: Key: NZ Institute of International Affairs
New Zealand National Party

Ladies and gentlemen. In my first few days as Leader of the National Party I outlined my priorities for the foreign affairs portfolio.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00230.htm


5: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 10 April 08
Office of the Clerk

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement to the House on Tuesday, regarding the Labour pamphlet We’re Making a Difference for Everyone, “Any of those pamphlets that have been distributed this year have to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00269.htm


6: Questions And Answers – Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PETER DUNNE (Leader—United Future) to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Is he satisfied that all State enterprises are showing a sense of social responsibility and having regard to their communities as part of being a successful business, as ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00264.htm


7: How to derail 'imperial mobilization'
Zahir Ebrahim

It appears that a majority of conscionable peoples opposed to their nation's war mongering for “imperial mobilization” in the guise of fighting the 'war on terrorism', have actually given up on the idea that they can preemptively prevent wars.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00142.htm


8: Marie Is Still Missing
New Zealand Police

Police now have serious concerns for missing Papanui school girl. Marie Davis is a 15 year old student at Papanui High School who has not been seen since last Saturday night.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00097.htm


9: Remember: They Are Liars
William Rivers Pitt

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Condoleezza Rice, along with a slew of administration underlings and a revolving-door cavalcade of brass hats from the Pentagon, have been making claims regarding Iraq for many years ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00120.htm


10: Maori Party appalled at Minister’s response
The Maori Party

The Maori Party is ‘absolutely appalled’ that Parekura Horomia thinks 20,000 children go to school without breakfast because they might be dieting to slim down.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00285.htm


11: Out of control prices demand food strategy for NZ
Green Party

New Zealand must start developing strategies to ensure a sufficient supply of food to withstand global shortages and out of control food prices, Green Party Safe Food Spokesperson Sue Kedgley warned today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00238.htm


12: Student debt reaches $10b – a millstone
NZUSA

Students and graduates around New Zealand will be marking collective student debt reaching an astonishing $10billion tomorrow with events and protests highlighting the inequity of the student loan scheme and the unsustainability of a debt-laden ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00147.htm


13: Unite–NDU–SFWU Merge To Form 50,000-Strong Union
Jamie Melbourne-Hayward

NZ's most active unions have announced they are intending to merge into a 50,000 strong union. AUT's Jamie Melbourne-Hayward speaks explores what the merger means for workers, businesses, and the Government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00152.htm


14: Tough rules miss the mark
Downtown Community Ministries

Next Monday sees the roll out of new identity standards across Work and Income offices nationwide.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00155.htm


15: Offset The Rest Named In Top 30 Offset Providers
Offset the Rest

New Zealand company Offset the Rest is the only company in Asia Pacific to be named as one of the top 30 carbon offset providers in the world.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00025.htm


16: Labour says child hunger is about ‘dieting’
New Zealand National Party

In an absolute outrage, a senior Labour Minister has claimed that kids who go hungry at breakfast time do so because they want to stay ‘trim’, says National Party Education spokeswoman Anne Tolley.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00279.htm


17: POSCO Project is not an unquestionable boon
Sandip Dasverma and Sanat Mohanty

POSCO Project is not an unquestionable boon for Orissa Sandip Dasverma and Dr Sanat Mohanty
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00144.htm


18: Wahine survivor seeks to make contact with rescuer
Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Kate Watson was 19 when the Wahine capsized and sank, with the loss of 51 lives on that day. As New Zealand remembers its worst maritime disaster 40 years on, her story of rescue and heroism is told on the website www.NZHistory.net.nz as part of the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00082.htm


19: Chief Executive Resigns
Federated Farmers

Announcing this today the President of the Federation, Charlie Pedersen said Annabel Young has made a significant contribution to improving the overall structure, general management and professional perception of the Federation
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00210.htm


20: Talking With a Friend Who Hates Muslims
David Swanson

Thanks for raising an extremely important topic, one that I think we should all be examining closely and discussing in depth, especially with those who are starting from different positions, and even if we're afraid we may have to - in the end - ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00135.htm


21: New Hampshire Legislature to Vote on Impeachment
Rosalea Barker

On April 16, the New Hampshire legislature will consider House Resolution 24, a resolution petitioning Congress to commence impeachment procedures. Introduced by veteran legislator Betty Hall , 87, its successful passage would create U.S. history.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00115.htm


22: BBC Worldwide sells drama, factual into NZ
BBC Worldwide

Cannes / Sydney: BBC Worldwide’s Australasian arm has concluded major deals for more than 500 hours of content with several New Zealand networks ahead of the Mip TV market.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00179.htm


23: 'Power of the Purse' - Changing the Iraq Strategy
Jason Leopold

Tuesday’s highly anticipated Congressional testimony by General David Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, appeared to be an exercise in futility.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00138.htm


24: Group: Mugabe Abusing Position Over Results Delay
PASSOP

Government officials in Zimbabwe have manipulated the release of the official presidential electoral results. The current leadership has grossly abused their political positions to alter and postpone the electoral results. We are preparing to protest.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00127.htm


25: Air New Zealand Disappointed by Boeing 787 Delay
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today had confirmation from Boeing that it can expect a delay in the delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00193.htm


26: $10 billion student debt a mortgage on NZ’s future
The Maori Party

“'User pays' education has mortgaged our future as a nation,” says Dr Pita Sharples, Maori Party spokesperson on tertiary education.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00278.htm


27: Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Bill passes
New Zealand Government

Legislation that updates New Zealand's copyright law to ensure that we keep up to speed with recent advances in digital technology passed its third and final reading in the House today by a vote of 111 to 10, announced the Associate Commerce Minister ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00246.htm


28: Minister celebrates faster, cheaper phone calls
New Zealand Government

Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe is delighted that the Commerce Commission’s market monitoring report has revealed real improvements in New Zealand’s telecommunication performance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00280.htm


29: Wammo Picks The Berlin-China Olympic's Nose
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Anyone got Worms? More Olympic Torch news - did it get snuffed out? What happens at night? On a plane? Is it Sport? What is the link to the Berlin Nazi Olympics? Wammo picks the nose of the Berlin/China Olympics!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00154.htm


30: Human rights diminished in NZ-China FTA
Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International is deeply concerned that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with China further weakens already minimal labour rights obligations that exist in all other New Zealand trade agreements.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00167.htm

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