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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 14 April 2008

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

1: 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


2: Transcript: Agenda IV's John Key
Agenda

It's been eight months since John Key last appeared on Agenda, that eight months has seen him and National consolidate their lead over Labour in the polls to the point where he's now the hot favourite to win the election later this year
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00195.htm


3: Kicking Western Saharan sand in Sarkozy's face
Emhamed Khadad

France's clamour for an EU-Mediterranean trade partnership ignores Morocco's illegal annexation of a neighbour, writes a leader of Polisario.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00187.htm


4: Undernews For April 12, 2008
Undernews

WASH POST President Bush said Friday that he was aware his top national security advisers had discussed the details of harsh interrogation tactics to be used on detainees. Bush also said in an interview with ABC News that he approved of the meetings, which ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00196.htm


5: Breakthrough for the West Memphis Three
Gordon Campbell

The West Memphis Three murder case is back in court today. Gordon Campbell begins a two part overview, via an exclusive interview with Arkansas journalist Mara Leveritt, the author of the definitive book on the case.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00202.htm


6: 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


7: Harmful colours must be stripped from food: Greens
Green Party

Harmful colours must be stripped from food - Greens The food industry must stop using six artificial food colours, linked to health and behaviour problems in children, following a decision by the UK Food Safety Authority to get them out of their food ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00325.htm


8: Stihl Chainsaw Safety Awareness Week
ACC

The inaugural STIHL Chainsaw Safety Awareness Week launched throughout the country today with a strong but simple message for the Kiwi ‘weekend warrior’ – taking five minutes to get ready before you start your DIY adventure is essential to your ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00129.htm


9: Clark confirms Labour’s sidestep of election laws
New Zealand National Party

“Does Labour plan to use government department publicity as part of its election campaign or not?” National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says Helen Clark wouldn’t give a straight answer to that question in media interviews today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00337.htm


10: Exposing the Climate Change Agenda
NZ Centre For Political Research

The climate change debate is forever shifting as science casts long shadows of doubt on the predictions of global catastrophe.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00187.htm


11: What about ACC Mr Key?
New Zealand Government

John Key needs to come clean on whether National’s new position on state asset sales includes an about-turn on its plans to privatise the world-leading ACC scheme, says ACC Minister Maryan Street.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00344.htm


12: KiwiSaver numbers surge after 1 April changes
New Zealand Government

The number of New Zealanders in KiwiSaver has surged forward following the 1 April roll out of employer contributions and tax credits, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00324.htm


13: Be wary of privatisation by stealth Greens say
Green Party

The Green Party is challenging John Key to say whether his commitment to not privatise state assets includes not opening up ACC to private competition, or even dismantling it entirely.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00334.htm


14: Property market continues to soften
QV Valuations

QV's March statistics for the residential property market report a 6.5% growth in national property values over the past year (calculated over the three months ending March 2008 in comparison to the same period last year), down on the 7.7% growth reported ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00240.htm


15: www.interest.co.nz fastest growing business site
Interest.co.nz

Auckland, April 14 - Traffic to investing news and information website www.interest.co.nz leapt 28% in March, extending its strong start to 2008 after the addition of news, commentary and blogging sections.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00253.htm


16: IMAC supports cessation of MeNZB™ immunisation
Immunisation Advisory Centre

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) supports today’s announcement by the Minister of Health that the MeNZB™ immunisation programme would cease. Dr Nikki Turner, Clinical Director of IMAC, says that it is appropriate to now cease immunising children ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00089.htm


17: CAFCA Commends John Key on Privatisation Pledge
CAFCA

The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) believes in giving credit where it’s due, so we take the rare (possibly unique) step of commending National for backing away from privatisation of State assets. But Honest John Key has only ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00217.htm


18: Warning bell sounded for the aged care sector
NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Lin Hatfield Dodds, a leader in the aged care and social service sector in Australia, has sounded a warning bell for those who provide services to older people in New Zealand that the same pressures that apply in Australia could also lead to a crisis ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00086.htm


19: Minister's Claims Bizarre
Ron Law

"The Minister of Health's claims that the effectiveness of the MeNZB campaign 'had been such a success' are bizarre and at odds with available facts," says independent Risk & Policy Analyst, Ron Law.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00091.htm


20: Freeview Eclipses 100,000 Milestone
FreeView

The Rt Hon Prime Minister Helen Clark acknowledges early success Freeview, the free-to-air digital television and radio platform, today announced that more than 100,000 Freeview capable receivers have been purchased.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00258.htm


21: EPMU reviewing National’s third party injunction
Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has been served notice that the National Party is seeking to overturn the union’s status as a third party under the Electoral Finance Act.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00210.htm


22: Successful MeNZB campaign comes to an end
New Zealand Government

The successful Meningococcal B immunisation campaign has resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of cases Minister of Health David Cunliffe said. Mr Cunliffe said the campaign had been such a success the Government had now received advice from clinicians ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00335.htm


23: Criminal Friendly Legal System - Another Victim
Sensible Sentencing Trust

A man found guilty of shooting at fleeing burglars is the latest victim of a criminal centred, offender friendly legal system says the Sensible Sentencing Trust.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00211.htm


24: Free trade just costs too much
Democrats for Social Credit

“The new trade deal with China may promise a bonanza for a few exporters, but will be paid for by the average Kiwi worker,” says Katherine Ransom , Vice Pre sid ent of Democrats for social credit ( DSC ).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00220.htm


25: UF announces election candidates
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture president Denise Krum today announced the first 16 candidates who will contest this year’s general election for UnitedFuture.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00347.htm


26: Annabel Fay to Support Westlife
Skip Ink

Pop princess ANNABEL FAY has been signed as the support act for WESTLIFE when they tour New Zealand next month.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00139.htm


27: Wallace n Manning on PM's 'Plan For The Future'
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning about the strategy behind the Prime Minister's 'Plan for the future' speech to the Labour Party congress. Is the left-right spectrum dead in favour of a progressive-conservative axis?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00192.htm


28: Needy in squalor while gangs housed 'sensitively'
New Zealand National Party

Housing New Zealand is promising to house opposing gangs in neighbouring state houses 'sensitively', while desperate families live in "squalid" boarding houses just down the road, says National Party Housing spokesman Phil Heatley.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00342.htm


29: Top Scoop Stories - 14 April 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

Agenda: John Key & Asset Sales / 2008 Labour Party Conference / English Vs. EFA / Housing & Anderton / Avoid A Chainsaw Massacre / Activesmart & Webby Awards / Unions & Economic Slowdown / Pacific Islanders & Internet / Indonesia / Binge Drinking.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00201.htm


30: Holmes sells oil to China
Paul Holmes Mana Lodge

He’s used to talking up a storm at home but now Paul Holmes has talked his way into selling oil to China.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00250.htm

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