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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 April 2008

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

1: Video: Post Cabinet Press Conference - 21 April 08

Scoop Video

Video on Demand of NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark's post Cabinet press conference for Parliamentary press gallery journalists held this afternoon. The cabinet readout was followed by Q&A beginning with the latest verbal gaffes from Labour Party President ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00316.htm


2: Miss Horowhenua takes Miss Universe New Zealand
Jack Yan and Associates

Wellington, April 21 (JY&A Media) Paraparaumu-born Samantha Powell, 20, representing Horowhenua, is the newly crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 in a ceremony at the Novotel Ellerslie, near Auckland City. Hannah Matthews of Auckland, Miss Masport, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00215.htm


3: Election08 Launched Edited By Gordon Campbell
The Scoop Editor

Dear Scoopers, Scoop is delighted and very proud today to launch a section of Scoop devoted to coverage of this year’s election, and which will be edited (and mostly written) by Gordon Campbell. It is called Election08.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00310.htm


4: Nicky Hager on Let's Be Frank, Alt TV tonight
Alt TV

Nicky Hager is on Let's be Frank with Oliver Driver tonight on Alt Tv SKY Digital 65, 8.30pm, sponsored by Frank, a damn good drink.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00332.htm


5: Key: Better Broadband for New Zealand
New Zealand National Party

I’d like to thank the Wellington Chamber of Commerce for providing this opportunity to speak to you today. In about six months, New Zealand voters will get a chance to have their say about the future of this country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00523.htm


6: Key announces broadband network investment
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today announced a National Government will invest up to $1.5 billion to drive the roll-out of a “fibre to the home” ultra-fast broadband network in New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00522.htm


7: Torture Question Hovers Over Chertoff
Jason Leopold

John Yoo and some other Bush administration lawyers who built the legal framework for torture are now out of the U.S. government, but one still holds a Cabinet-level rank – Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00299.htm


8: Wanted - Female Monarchs Now Welcome To Throne
LawFuel

The compulsory 'male succession' law in the UK is being abolished under new equality legislation, giving women equal rights to succeed the throne, and ending the rule of primogeniture set down under the provisions of the 1701 Act of Settlement.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00221.htm


9: Scoop Satire: Sit-Down Toilets In Our Prisons!
Dror N Corter

Just days after the National Party revealed that prisoners were able to play petanque and golf on a strip of grass with tin cans as holes, a Scoop investigation has found that prisoners are using sit down toilets.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00313.htm


10: Undernews For April 21, 2008
Undernews

Management cannot solve problems. Nor can it stir creativity of any sort. It can only manage what it is given. If asked to do more, it will deform whatever is put into its hands. - John Ralston Saul
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00321.htm


11: New World Of Entertainment With Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines

Imagine viewing pictures you had just taken, on a 23” large LCD screen as you lounge in your very own private cabin. Imagine plugging in and listening to your preferred list of music and songs even while you are in the air. Imagine finding movies and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00402.htm


12: Grey Power AGM: "Rebuilding the NZ Way of Life"
New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters address to Grey Power AGM, 11.30am 21 April 2008, College House, 100 Waimairi Road, Christchurch
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00500.htm


13: America's Role in Haiti's Hunger Riots
Bill Quigley

Riots in Haiti over explosive rises in food costs have claimed the lives of six people There have also been food riots worldwide in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivorie, Egypt, Guinea, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Uzbekistan and Yemen.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00331.htm


14: ANZAC Day Remembered In NZ And Around The World
New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel will be spread from Northland to Invercargill on Friday 25 April providing support to a wide variety of commemorative activities to mark one of New Zealand’s most significant days, Anzac Day.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00329.htm


15: Working for Families – Q & As
New Zealand Government

1 What is Working for Families? Working for Families is a package designed to make it easier to work and raise a family. It is about ensuring family incomes are adequate, that being in work pays, and that our social support system encourages people into ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00526.htm


16: Michael Collins: Election Fraud in Pennsylvania?
Michael Collins

The Pennsylvania primary could lock up the Democratic nomination process once and for all. The campaign that Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean asked to be finished by July 1 could be over this Tuesday. Regardless of your candidate ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00288.htm


17: Better to be safe than sorry over baby bottles
Green Party

The Green Party is calling for New Zealand health authorities to follow the lead of their Canadian counterparts and move to protect infants from exposure to a potentially harmful plastic used in baby bottles.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00501.htm


18: Gordon Campbell - Clinton’s Last Stand
Gordon Campbell

OK, in the Pennsylvania vote, Hillary Clinton should still get home by between 5 and 10 points – which would mean a continuation of the stalemate. Anything more gives her the big victory she needs – and anything less continues her eclipse. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00328.htm


19: Israel Prepares for War against Lebanon and Syria
Global Research

By the start of 2007, reports about major upgrades to the Syrian military, including advances in missile technology, with Iranian help were widespread in Israel. [1] The impression of an imminent war existed across much of the Middle East. Syria, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00311.htm


20: Confused? More like cunning
New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says Labour can't be trusted to play by the rules in election year, and Helen Clark's backing of Mike Williams is testament to her failing judgment.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00529.htm


21: InternetNZ commends National Party commitment
Internet NZ

InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) welcomes today’s announcement by National Party Leader John Key that the National Party would invest $1.5 billion of public funds in an open access fibre-to-the-home network, if elected.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00410.htm


22: Telecom prepared for Telstra network closure
Telstra

Telecom is confident that an extensive communications campaign will mean its mobile customers are aware of changes to mobile roaming in Australia after Telstra closes its CDMA network next week, and that Telecom's roaming customers have been offered ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00392.htm


23: NZ's first guitar fest - only in New Plymouth
G-TARanaki

Some of the biggest names in guitar playing will be descending on New Plymouth for New Zealand's first international guitar festival G-TARanaki from 14-19 July 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00210.htm


24: Cuba Denounces Bush Complicity w/ Posada Carriles
Cuba Government

This May 8 marks one year since the definitive liberation of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles - the U.S. government has not charged Posada for his acts of terrorism even though it has all the evidence based on its longstanding relationship with him.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00218.htm


25: Here we go again – again!
District Health Boards

The suggestion of further industrial action by junior doctors beggars belief, says DHB spokesperson David Meates. “This union should be more concerned about finding a way to solve the dispute rather than trying to prolong it.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0804/S00116.htm


26: Greenpeace Paints Stern Of US Tuna Fisher
Greenpeace

Greenpeace took action against the US purse seiner, Cape Finisterre, in a pocket of international waters between Pacific Island countries. Activists painted the vessel with the words "Tuna overkill" and held a banner reading 'Marine reserves NOW'.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00214.htm


27: Venezuela : Democracy, Socialism and Imperialism
Global Research

Venezuela ’s President Hugo Chavez remains the world’s leading secular, democratically elected political leader who has consistently and publicly opposed imperialist wars in the Middle East , attacked extra-territorial intervention and US and European ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00309.htm


28: Creech Way Off The Mark - Woolerton
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand’s dairy industry is the one shining light in the current climate of exporting gloom and any moves to increase competition in the New Zealand market to reduce high domestic prices will put that success at risk, says New Zealand First ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00532.htm


29: PM’s move on immigration claims curious
New Zealand National Party

National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says he is curious why Helen Clark has ordered a second independent probe into claims relating to an official at the Immigration Service, when the first inquiry remains secret.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00517.htm


30: Sari Sailing through boundaries
Syed Akbar Kamal

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. The adage amply personified the setting at AUT Business School where the celebratory launch of the book ‘Sari: Indian women at work in New Zealand’ by Edwina Pio was graced by a crowd of about ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00317.htm

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