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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 11 May 2008


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

1: Hilary Clinton: Anything for the White House

Suzanne Baroud

Nothing seems to work right for Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton in her attempts to once more dwell in the White House. Senator Barack Obama, despite inflated controversies continued his glide to the Democratic nomination with a landslide victory and a marginal ...

2: John Key: Speech To Southern Regional Conference
New Zealand National Party

Thank you for your welcome. It’s always great to be in the southern region.

3: Miss World In NZ After Carrying Olympic Torch
Melissa Chandler

Melissa Chandler writes: Just days after carrying the Olympic torch on its journey to Beijing, Miss World Zi Lin Zhang has touched down in New Zealand. The 24-year-old Chinese woman arrived in Auckland yesterday for a six-day visit, during which time ...

4: Undernews For May 9, 2008

WASHINGTON POST The U.S. military has, since 2001, cremated some of the remains of American service members killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere at a Delaware facility that also cremates pets, a practice that ended yesterday when the Pentagon ...

5: India's Nuclear Anniversary
J. Sri Raman

May 11 will mark the tenth anniversary of an event that represented a turning point in the history of modern India. On that date in 1998, the largest South Asian state turned away from a long-pursued path that had taken it to a place of pride in the ...

6: Franklin Lamb: Lebanon on the Brink
Franklin P Lamb

"The question is no longer why, for the answer has become clear. However, what is the secret behind the timing of this? What is being prepared for the future stage and which coincides with US President George Bush's tour of the region? Has internal ...

7: King Country farm sells for record price
PGG Wrightson

A King Country property has sold for $32.5 million, believed to be a record price.

8: Cream Of Crop Win Top Hairdressing Awards
Schwarzkopf Professional New Zealand Hairdresser

A cut above the rest, a young Auckland hairdresser has won the coveted title of New Zealand’s top hairdresser in the country’s most prestigious industry awards.

9: Qantas Media Awards 2008 Results
Qantas Media Awards

The 35th year of the Qantas Media Awards. They started as an awards recognising excellence in news photography and have developed to include recognition of what is the best in virtually all journalistic disciplines in New Zealand journalism.

10: Price Rises Will Trigger Reduction Of Fuel Use
Business Council for Sustainable Development

If petrol and diesel prices break the $2 per litre barrier, it will trigger nearly a quarter of New Zealanders to significantly reduce their fuel use.

11: Uri Avnery: 1948
Uri Avnery

ONE DAY, I hope, a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission", on the South African model, will be set up here. It should be composed of Israeli, Palestinian and international historians, whose job will be to establish what really happened in this country in ...

12: Play: The Orderly Highlights Hospice Appeal Week
Natasha Burling - AUT Journalism Student

Last year Radiohead asked fans to pay what they wanted for their new album, this year a theatre director is asking audience members to do the same with his play. Director Anders Falstie-Jenson says he is interested to see how much people will ...

13: Kiwi Designed Cat A Huge Hit In The US
Impact PR

Roger Hill may have had New Zealand’s demanding sea conditions in mind when he penned the design for the ArrowCat 30, but the 30-foot power catamaran has become an international success.

14: Burma Stages A Vote While Cyclone Victims Suffer
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Burma's regime focused its time, manpower and propaganda on winning approval for a new constitution on Saturday to increase the military's domination, while the U.N. and other organizations flew in aid to rescue more than one million ...

15: Lost E-Mails Obscure 'Plame-gate'
Jason Leopold

Earlier this week, the White House disclosed that it could not recover lost e-mails from emergency backup tapes for the period covering the invasion of Iraq and the U.S. failure to find Iraq’s alleged WMD.

16: Global Food Crisis Feature In UN Talks
United Nations

General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim is wrapping up his official visit to Turkey, where he discussed issues such as the global food crisis, the recent tragedy in Myanmar and United Nations reform with the country’s officials.

17: “A Reflection of Home” Exhibition by Leon Green
Leon Green

The Paramount Cinema, on Courtenay Place, Wellington, will present an exhibition of photographs by local photographer, Leon Green. The exhibition will open on the 1st of June, continue through till June 12th & will be the first solo show for ...

18: Chuckman Cartoon: Hillary Clinton - Dead Walkling
John Chuckman

John Chuckman - Hillary Clinton - Dead Walkling

19: Mother’s Day rescue, piglets saved from horror
Open Rescue Collective

Mother’s Day rescue, piglets saved from horror New Zealand Open Rescue has conducted an undercover investigation into an intensive piggery in Auckland, uncovering gruesome evidence and rescuing two female piglets. “Our investigation revealed death, cannibalism ...

20: Embedding the Analysts: Modern-Day Propaganda?
Bill Berkowitz

Over the course of the Iraq War, the Pentagon has used hand-picked retired military officers as “message force multipliers” to shape public opinion, a New York Times investigation revealed last month.1 According to the report, which was the product ...

21: Burma Blocks Aid, Fearing Subversive Foreigners
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Burma has blocked the cyclone-stricken country from most international relief efforts, and is instead telling citizens to vote on Saturday for a new constitution which will entrench the military regime's domination.

22: How to Honour Our Mothers
Republic Of New Zealand Party

Mothers Day puts the spotlight on how New Zealand policies are impacting on mothers, says Hans Laven, Spokesperson on Social Development for The Republic of New Zealand Party.

23: Bastion Point occupation commemorated
Ngati Whatua

Auckland - Thirty years ago, protesters faced off with 700 police, army, navy and the government over plans to develop Ngati Whatua ancestral land at Bastion Point. This month on May 25, 2008 the protagonists will again meet to mark the 30th anniversary ...

24: Kiwi Party gift for Kiwi Mum’s this Mother’s Day!
The Kiwi Party

Leader of The Kiwi Party and Petition organiser Larry Baldock has made a commitment to give good Kiwi mums their parental authority back - the Kiwi Party’s Mothers day present this year.

25: SRB: Rita Angus a Life Well Told
Scoop Review of Books

RITA ANGUS AN ARTIST'S LIFE By Jill Trevelyan Te Papa Press 420pp (RRP $70) Reviewed by MEGAN VIRTUE for the Scoop Review of Books Jill Trevelyan struck gold at the Alexander Turnbull Library when she stumbled upon a stash of more than 400 letters from Rita ...

26: Undernews For May 7, 2008

Another scoop from Jerry Seper of the Washington Times, one of the best reporters on the Clinton scandal stories. The papers confirm a number of items reported by the Progressive Review including the apparent hush money for Webster Hubbell

27: InternetNZ congratulates Hector’s World Ltd on UK
Internet NZ

InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) congratulates NetSafe subsidiary Hector’s World Limited on the UK launch of its online cyber-safety resource Hector’s World.

28: Fairfax Media Journalists Scoop The Pool

Fairfax Media journalists were acknowledged for their outstanding work when they won the top awards at the Qantas Media Awards in Auckland tonight.

29: Go Back In Time At has just started up and is run from a South Canterbury farm house. The owner has spent a lifetime devoted to projecting movies and during that time has built up a truly amazing selection of movie posters. The posters encompass ...

30: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 10 May 2008
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