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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 19 April 2008

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

1: Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2008

Nickelodeon

Johnny Depp, Jessica Alba, Eddie Murphy, Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Drake Bell, Chris Brown, Tony Hawk, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Cameron Diaz (Wannabe Award) – and many more scored at Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards this year. Catch ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00201.htm


2: Pacific trade ministers slam EU bullying in trade
Pacific Network on Globalisation

PRESS RELEASE Pacific trade ministers slam EU bullying in trade deal Pacific trade ministers have slammed the European Union's approach to negotiating a new trade deal with the Pacific island countries as divisive, harsh and unnecessarily domineering.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00306.htm


3: Press Council finds fault with Herald EFA Campaign
Coalition for Open Government

The Coalition for Open Government is delighted that the Press Council has upheld its complaint against the NZ Herald's Electoral Finance Bill campaign. The Press Council found that the Herald's front-page editorial last year contained a "mis-statement ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00282.htm


4: Iran should be "Set Up for an Attack"
Global Research

When Gen. David Petraeus along with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker gave their testimony to the Senate on April 9, they did nothing more than to confirm in spades what had been being mooted and duly leaked by the Washington-based press: that the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00259.htm


5: Mega-Merger Viable – Current Structure Flawed
PPCS

Eoin Garden, Chairman of PPCS Limited, believes industry consolidation along the lines of the proposed Alliance Group’s mega-merger concept still represents the ultimate solution for the long term sustainability and profitability of the New Zealand ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00360.htm


6: John Key: Speech To Sensible Sentencing Conference
New Zealand National Party

I’d like to start by congratulating the Sensible Sentencing Trust and your members for the work you do. Your advocacy for victims of crime and your fostering of awareness of the issues they face makes an important contribution to public debate and policy ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00488.htm


7: Teachers shouldn’t be blamed for social problems
PPTA

Over-emphasis on the quality of teaching ignores the wider social causes of underachievement, University of Waikato professor of Education Dr Martin Thrupp says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0804/S00055.htm


8: Robson: FTA with China - Disaster or Opportunity
Matt Robson

In a NZ Herald Opinion Piece John Minto of the organization Global Peace and Justice argues that the recently completed New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China will only benefit China and bring “nothing but more pain and suffering for New ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00291.htm


9: Iraq Compact Meeting Planned
United Nations

New York, Apr 17 2008 4:00PMInvitations to the upcoming high-level meeting of the International Compact for Iraq – to be held on 29 May in Stockholm, Sweden – have been issued to all UN Member States, as well as to several regional and international ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00207.htm


10: Department of Labour corrects Air New Zealand
Department Of Labour

The Department of Labour today corrected an assertion in a media release from Air New Zealand relating to the employment of Shanghai-based cabin crews.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00362.htm


11: High Country Family Wins Top Environmental Award
Ballance Farm Environment awards

Wanaka farmers Richard and Sarah Burdon are the Supreme winners of the 2008 Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00363.htm


12: www.mccully.co.nz - 18 April 2008
New Zealand National Party

For several weeks now all Government guns have been trained on John Key. Forgotten, apparently, is the fact that a majority of the Labour caucus have ministerial warrants, small empires of flunkies, chauffeur- driven limos and handsome ministerial houses ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00466.htm


13: Independent enquiry called for on Immigration head
The Kiwi Party

Independent enquiry called for on Immigration head’s actions. Kiwi Party Leader Larry Baldock today called for Mary- Anne Thompson, head of Immigration NZ to stand down while an independent enquiry is conducted. “Giving special help to a family ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00305.htm


14: Job losses compounded by loss of family assistance
Child Poverty Action Group

With job losses appearing in an already worrying economic climate, New Zealand is about to discover the flaws in the Working for Families package, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00307.htm


15: As Australia dries, the world suffers
Scoop Link

DENILIQUIN, Australia: Lindsay Renwick, the mayor of this dusty southern Australian town, remembers the constant whir of the rice mill. "It was our little heartbeat out there, tickety-tick-tickety," he said, imitating the giant fans that dried the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00279.htm


16: Labour’s credibility on climate change dies
New Zealand National Party

Today’s figures showing yet another increase in New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are a fatal blow to the credibility of Labour’s climate change record, says National’s Climate Change spokesperson, Nick Smith.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00485.htm


17: Wind Power For Scott Base
Joint Media Statement

Antarctica New Zealand and Meridian Energy are about to embark on a project to build the southernmost wind farm in the world. The project will be part of Antarctica New Zealand¹s contribution to the joint logistics pool with the United States Antarctic ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0804/S00046.htm


18: Undernews For April 16, 2008
Undernews

The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. -- H. L. Mencken
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00261.htm


19: UN Experts Welcome Canada's Backing
United Nations

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts has lauded the endorsement given to a landmark declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples by the House of Commons in Canada -- one of four States that voted against its adoption in the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00209.htm


20: Turpitude of the Maori Party Must Be Challenged
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Tariana Turia's comment that Wanganui's proposed ban on gang patches is akin to what the Jews went through in Nazi Germany should spark outrage and calls for resignation from all who have any sense of perspective and morality. This is not because I support ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00304.htm


21: Agreement made with Spotless Services (NZ) Ltd
District Health Boards

District Health Boards are pleased to reach an agreement with Spotless Services (NZ) Ltd which enables low paid workers to receive a wage increase promised last year. The agreement also averts planned strikes by the Service and Food Workers’ Union ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00109.htm


22: Figures for 2006 greenhouse gas emissions released
New Zealand Government

The latest annual greenhouse gas inventory report shows New Zealand’s emissions rose less than one per cent between 2005 and 2006.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00478.htm


23: Daily Voting News For April 18, 2007
John Gideon

Were you aware that HAVA mandates the accuracy of voting machines? Were you also aware that many of the voting machines used in elections today fail miserably to meet those mandates? The maximum legal error rate is 0.0002% or one error in 500,000 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00282.htm


24: M&WNZ disappointed over merger concept failure
Meat And Wool New Zealand

Meat & Wool New Zealand has expressed disappointment that the concept for forming a new entity to consolidate the meat industry in New Zealand has failed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00361.htm


25: Maori Television Highlights May 5 - May 11
Maori Television Service

NATIVE AFFAIRS (CURRENT AFFAIRS) - Monday May 5 at 8.00 PM Julian Wilcox presents regional and national stories from a Maori perspective as well as international indigenous news. Tonight: An in-depth look at child prostitution in central and south Auckland.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00204.htm


26: Gordon Campbell: Fight For Your Right To PRT
Gordon Campbell

Helen Clark successfully kept New Zealand out of Iraq, but her policy in Afghanistan – the other front in the Bush war on terrorism – is on track to become more hazardous until the Afghan elections, at least. Cleverly, New Zealand managed to tuck its PRT ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00284.htm


27: No proposal for congestion charging in Wellington
Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has absolutely no proposal for congestion charging, Chair Fran Wilde said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0804/S00206.htm


28: Forward thinking teachers impress academic
PPTA

Media Release 18 April 2008 Forward thinking teachers impress international academic. When the radio was first invented it took 38 years to reach an audience of 50 million. Television took 13 years and the personal computer four. It took six hours for the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0804/S00057.htm


29: Top Scoop Stories - 18 April 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

Campaigning Journalism Vs. Fact / EPMU Vs. Closure / Turia's Holocaust/ Wind Power & Scott Base / Statement By Fiji PM / Greenpeace Vs. Overfishing Of Pacific Tuna / East Timor / Burma: Junta Detains 20 Activists / Scoop Review Of Books Newsletter.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00283.htm


30: Peters: New Zealand and Antarctica
New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Antarctica: the next 50 years Speech to the Antarctica NZ International Polar Year function BNZ Centre Wellington
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00460.htm

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