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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 13 April 2008

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

1: Labour Party Disruptor Caught On Camera

Kevin List

Click for big version A Labour Party delegate from New Lynn who may very well have snapped the fifth columnist that snuck into the Labour Party conference and detonated a fire alarm just at the start of Prime Minister Helen Clark's affternoon address
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00178.htm


2: Cullen: Closing address to Labour Party Congress
New Zealand Government

This congress has been about organising to earn the right to lead a government for a fourth successive term.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00319.htm


3: Prime Minister's speech to Labour Party Congress
New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister - Address at New Zealand Labour Party Congress, Wellington Town Hall Wellington, 2.00 pm Saturday 12 April 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00313.htm


4: Hizbullah: Has Israel Met Its Match?
M. Shahid Alam

On January 31, 2008, when the Winograd Commission submitted its final report on the Second Lebanese War of July 2006, this was a first in Israeli history: a report on why the Israeli military had failed in a war.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00174.htm


5: Still No Sightings Of Marie Davis
New Zealand Police

"The whereabouts of Marie DAVIS is still unknown" says Detective Senior Sergeant Virginia Le Bas. There have been no confirmed sightings of her nor has she contacted family or friends.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00127.htm


6: Strength to care for New Zealand
Progressive Party

The Progressive Party will campaign for a New Zealand that has the Strength To Care, the party executive decided when meeting to plan election strategy this weekend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00207.htm


7: Unemployment benefit numbers at lowest since 1979
New Zealand Government

Unemployment benefit numbers at lowest since 1979 The number of New Zealanders receiving the Unemployment Benefit is now under 20,000 and has fallen 88 per cent since 1999, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Social Development Minister Ruth Dyson announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00314.htm


8: Good faith bargaining and KiwiSaver
New Zealand Government

Labour Minister Trevor Mallard said today that he was very unhappy with reports that some employers are attempting to pay those in KiwiSaver less than the people working alongside them who are not in the scheme. This is supposedly based on the costs of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00315.htm


9: East Coast Electoral Oblivion For Horomia
Media Portal

"The Maori Labour MPs are looking weaker and weaker," says Mr Aotearoa Digger Karauria, who helped organise the recent Treaty Tribes Coalition's Maori Fisheries Conference in at the War Memorial Centre in Napier.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00206.htm


10: New GE Onions Trial A Waste of Resources
Soil and Health Association

Soil & Health Association of New Zealand (Est. 1941) Publishers of ORGANIC NZ 11 April 2008 New GE Onions Trial A Waste of Resources. Crop & Food's application for a new, riskier field trial of genetically engineered (GE) onions, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00201.htm


11: Government Stalls High Country Rent Hearings
Federated Farmers

Resolving the highly contentious issue of rents for South Island High Country Pastoral Lessees will not happen this season as farmers had hoped according to Federated Farmers High Country chair Donald Aubrey.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00239.htm


12: Julie Webb-Pullman: Chiapas - Mexico's Tibet
Julie Webb-Pullman

On 10 April, a petition signed by more than 30 New Zealanders was delivered to the Mexican Ambassador to New Zealand, Angélica Arce, declaiming ongoing human rights abuses of indigenous Mexicans, impunity for the perpetrators, and marking the 89th ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00176.htm


13: We are all together now
Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA), says that comments from the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce (CECC) on Radio New Zealand on Thursday that businesses are “under siege” shows that there are fundamental problems ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00202.htm


14: Forest & Bird supports request to call in consent
Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird supports the request by West Coast councils for the Environment Minister to “call in” Meridian’s resource consent application to build a hydro dam on the Mokihinui River.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00197.htm


15: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00195.htm


16: More Countries Introducing Organ Donor Registers
GiveLife

Wisconsin, USA has become the latest in a long list of countries and US States to introduce an Organ Donor Register to improve their organ donor rates.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00203.htm


17: National cannot be trusted on asset sales
New Zealand Government

John Key’s attempt to speak out of both sides of his mouth on asset sales means National cannot be trusted on this issue, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00320.htm


18: 700 Children A Day Eat A Red Cross Breakfast
NZ Red Cross

Over 700 children a day are taking the opportunity to fuel their brains and fill their tummies with a healthy nutritious breakfast through the Red Cross Breakfast in Schools programme.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00204.htm


19: Downloadable booklet for eco advice on web now
New Zealand Government

A new eco advice booklet is available off the internet from today to help the 91 per cent of New Zealanders who have said they want to know more about how they can protect the environment, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00316.htm


20: Child poverty responsible for hunger and obesity
Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has responded to Parekura Horomia’s comments that some children skip breakfast to ‘stay trim’ by saying it’s time to face facts about child poverty in New Zealand .
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00198.htm


21: New Programme To Tackle Pacific Sexual Crime
New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Annette King has today launched a new programme, aimed at reducing Pacific Island sexual offending and re-offending.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00318.htm


22: ChCh council should think again on rent increases
Progressive Party

Christchurch City is behaving unconscionably with unfair rent rises for the city’s most vulnerable tenants, local Wigram MP Jim Anderton says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00321.htm


23: Airport shares intervention hits free society
Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Government veto of the sale of shares in Auckland's airport removes the rights of shareholders to sell private property, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00205.htm


24: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 12 April 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00180.htm


25: Postcards From The 2008 Labour Party Conference
Kevin List

Click for big version A delegate from Christchurch bought a bunch of nice flowers for the Prime Minister
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00181.htm


26: Largest survey of HIV Positive people released
Aids Foundation

The largest comprehensive national survey into the health and social experiences of people living with HIV in New Zealand was released today. The study was conducted by Dr Jeffrey Grierson from La Trobe University in Melbourne with the support of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00083.htm


27: Computer Scientists: '08 Election Can Be Hacked'
Bradblog.Com

Systems Made by Diebold, Sequoia and Hart InterCivic Are 'Still Going to Have Same Viral Vulnerabilities Found' During California's 2007 Study...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00177.htm


28: Refreshingly Ginger Sheep Spotted in Ramarama
Beat Communications

Driving past Ramarama on State Highway 1, just south of Auckland you could be forgiven for thinking you’d landed on some foreign planet where all the sheep are ginger. Could this have been brought on by some bizarre strain of grass, honey poisoning ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00229.htm


29: Week In Parliament With Tom Frewen
Scoop Audio

Audio: The week in Parliament for 8-10 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/S00179.htm


30: Diocesan Gives Modern Day Twist To Shakespeare
Emily Kernot - AUT Journalism Student

Emily Kernot writes: Shakespeare’s works are being revamped with some modern day twists this weekend, as Diocesan School for Girls hold the regional heats for the festival named after the bard.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00169.htm

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