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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 12 May 2008


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

1: 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.

2: 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 ...

3: First U.S. Aid Flight To Burma
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. prepared its first airlift of relief supplies to Burma's cyclone victims, but the flight scheduled for Monday will not include America's Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) because they were denied visas, U.S. officials said.

4: Passionate and experienced - Green Party list 2008
Green Party

"We are enormously proud to present our list for the 2008 election" says Jeanette Fitzsimons and Russel Norman, Green Co-Leaders. "New Zealanders have come to expect high standards from the Greens and the calibre of this list stands up to that test.

5: Carter Holt Harvey to acquire Weyerhaeuser Aust
Carter Holt Harvey

Carter Holt Harvey (CHH), a subsidiary of Rank Group Limited, has agreed to acquire the timber manufacturing operations and timber distribution business of the Weyerhaeuser Australian Group, including the interest of Green Triangle Forest Products (GTFP). ...

6: Windows Aero for new Wireless Laser Desktop 7000
Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft delivers sophistication of Windows Aero to new Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 New peripherals bring stylish and affordable options for the digital lifestyle

7: AMY ADAMS National’s candidate for Selwyn
New Zealand National Party

After a long legal battle to stop the selection process, Aylesbury Lawyer and farmer Amy Adams (36) has been selected as National’s candidate for the Selwyn electorate.

8: Piattelli-Palmarini: Ostracism W/out Nat Selection
Suzan Mazur

“[I]nsects had evolved at least ten elaborate forms of mouthpieces, uniquely adapted (one would say) to their feeding upon flowers, one hundred million years before there were any flowers on Earth.” – Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

9: Carbon capture and storage a "scam"
Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 12 May 2008 – Big business and policy-makers must not succumb to the elusive promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to solve the climate crisis, says Greenpeace in a major new report (1).

10: H On S Apologises Over False Chicken Claims
Poultry Industry Assn

The New Zealand poultry industry today welcomed an apology from a Sunday newspaper following a series of false allegations from food writer Peta Mathias

11: Lyndon Hood's Pics of the Weeks: March 2008
Lyndon Hood

Scoop editorial images by Lyndon Hood, for stories from March 2008.

12: 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 ...

13: 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.

14: Biofuel Misinformation Will Cost Meat Farmers
Flo-Dry Engineering

A new process for making biodiesel from tallow could allow meat companies to offset emissions taxes and avoid those costs being passed on to farmers. However, misinformation about tallow-based fuel may halt progress of the Biofuel Bill currently being considered ...

15: What has happened to the price of diesel?
Gordon Copeland

Independent MP Gordon Copeland, the Kiwi Party spokesperson on Commerce, today questioned why the price of diesel in New Zealand has increased twice as fast as the cost of petrol since the first quarter of 2007.

16: Gravediggers unite! Capitalism Must Die
Jason Miller

Yes. It’s another anti-capitalist rant by Jason Miller. Big surprise! I’m the associate editor for Cyrano’s Journal Online, the anti-capitalist tool. We’re not big fans of free market ideology and its tacit socioeconomic license to rape, ...

17: HMNZS Te Mana On Patrol In Arabian Gulf
New Zealand Defence Force

Click for big version HMNZS TE MANA undertakes replenishment at sea. The Japanese tanker JDS Oumi transferred 312 cubic metres of fuel.

18: US Egg Supplier Caught in Grisly Hen Abuse
Martha Rosenberg

US Egg Supplier to Major Food Chains and Dept. of Defense Caught in Grisly Hen Abuse by Martha Rosenberg

19: NZ: heavy emitters influence climate policy most

Businesses with high greenhouse gas emissions are having the most influence on climate change policy, according to a new national survey.

20: What is the total price for rail, Dr Cullen?
New Zealand National Party

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English is calling on Michael Cullen to come clean with the New Zealand public about the likely total cost of the deal to buy Toll’s rail operations.

21: Jones tribute to navy veterans at Pukaki naming
New Zealand Government

Building and Construction Minister Shane Jones paid tribute to attending Navy veterans at the naming and commissioning of the third Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV), the Pukaki, at Whangarei yesterday.

22: Telecom Increases Standby Credit Facility
Telecom New Zealand

Telecom New Zealand CFO Russ Houlden said today the company had signed a new NZ$800 million committed standby facility with its bankers.

23: Contractors welcome National’s commitment
NZ Contractors Federation

The New Zealand Contractors’ Federation has welcomed the National Party’s commitment to infrastructure investment

24: Songs Of Hollow Hill At Happy

This is a land of revelry, Of passion and of tricks, Of Brownies, Bwkas, Boogles, Bogies, Pixies, Piskies, and Pooks.

25: Focusing on cyclone's youngest victims
Save The Children

Save the Children is working against the clock to reach surviving children and their families left destitute in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.

26: ETS will cut Environmental Lifeline
Wood Processors Association

The Government’s proposed Emissions Trading Scheme is in danger of cutting New Zealand’s environmental lifeline – its forests and wood products - according to Dave Anderson, chairman of the industry body, the Wood Processors Association, ...

27: Bank staff call for overhaul of unethical lending

The bank workers union Finsec, is calling for a major overhaul of finance industry lending practices and regulations in response to a report in today’s Sunday Star Times that shows customers support the curbing of unethical lending practices.

28: Nurses Day – Thank You to Canterbury Nurses
Canterbury District Health Board

Nurses around the world are celebrating International Nurses Day today, Monday 12 May – the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This includes the 5,000 plus nurses in Canterbury, more than half of whom work for the Canterbury District Health Board.

29: LawFuel Hits Top Spot

The Law Jobs and Legal NewsWire, the law jobs website, has hit the Number One spot on the Google search engine rankings for its key word "Law Jobs", showing top place out of over 23 million entries.

30: 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.

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