Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
Natasha Burling - AUT Journalism Student
Human Rights Film Festival Review: Natasha Burling writes that a heated debate followed the screening of a film about Venezuela’s political situation. Now the People Have Awoken looks at the changes in Venezuela since President Hugo Chavez came to power ...
2: Final Chapter - Curtain Time for Barack Obama
The first case of many to go to trial resulting from the Operation Board Game investigation is being referred to as the "biggest political corruption trial" since former Illinois Governor George Ryan's trial two years ago, in the Chicago media.
3: Budget Increase for Hearing Aids Falls Short
National Foundation for the Deaf
While the National Foundation for the Deaf applauds the Government announcement to more than double hearing aid subsidies for senior citizens, the move still falls short of making them affordable for many New Zealanders.
4: High-Flyer Wins Young Practitioner Of The Year
A 25-year-old high-flyer was named Young Practitioner of the Year at the Public Relations Institute (PRINZ) awards last Friday evening.
5: Affordable Transport Needed For All Disadvantaged
The Forum for Auckland Sustainable Transport (FAST) welcomes the Budget’s generosity to pensioners, through its offer of free public transport at off peak hours. FAST assumes that off peak hours includes between 9.00am -3.00pm and after 6.00pm on weekdays, ...
6: Weet-Bix And Rugby Campaign Wins Top Award
A campaign for two high-profile New Zealand brands – Weet-Bix and the All Blacks – won the top award at this year’s Public Relations industry awards.
7: Undernews For May 21, 2008
LIA TARACHANSKY, RABBLE, CANADA - Once the catastrophe hit it was a long time before people started to understand what was really going on. By then, the world had abandoned the already marginalized communities, leaving them to fend for themselves while being ...
8: ECO To Analyse Sustainability Rhetoric Or Reality
Maina Perrot - AUT Journalism Student
Maina Perrot, AUT University Journalism Student, reports that half way through the election year seems a good time for the Environment and Conservation Organisation (ECO) to discuss policies at its annual conference in Wellington.
9: Sub-Humans, Humans, and Human Beings
Martin LeFevre - Meditations
New findings and nuanced theories have been coming out recently regarding the clash in Europe between Neanderthals and the first fully modern humans, the Cro Magnons, tens of thousands of years ago. These findings speak of the last great breakthrough ...
10: New Zealanders support three year tax cut plan
Business Council for Sustainable Development
New Zealanders are not totally satisfied with the tax cut benefits they will personally get from the Budget, but support the three year $10.6 billion tax reform programme.
11: Second-Hand Wedding No.1 New Release This Week
Kiwi Film Second-Hand Wedding opened this week as the Number 1 new release at the New Zealand Box Office.
12: No Cheese For Ratepayers
No More Rates
The lack of any new government funding for councils in the budget will impact almost immediately on ratepayers as local and regional councils finalise their rates increases for the coming year.
13: Grower Returns Forecast to Increase
ZESPRI today announced an indicative range of grower returns forecast for the 2008/09 season, which will be keenly welcomed by the New Zealand kiwifruit industry.
14: Campbell talks Budget fallout with Michael Cullen
Labour can argue loud and long all it likes about its sundry achievements during its eight and half years in office – the longest economic boom since WWII, low unemployment rates not seen in decades, increases in average household incomes, cheaper ...
15: Rove Protégé May Dig for Dirt on Obama
Timothy Griffin, a central figure in the U.S. Attorney scandal and a protégé of Republican political guru Karl Rove, reportedly has been hired to dig up dirt on likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
16: MMP Referendum enshrines "the right of the voter"
The Kiwi Party
MMP Referendum enshrines "the right of the voter" says Kiwi Party The Kiwi Party Press Release May 24, 2008 Embargoed until 11am May 24th
17: Budget Comment - Poorest Miss Out
The way society responds to the needs of its poor through its public policies is the litmus test of how just or unjust a society it is. New Zealand Church Leaders, 1993
18: Commission must be voice of mental health
The Maori Party
Mental health consumer groups will not accept the argument that the Mental Health Commission does not need consumer representatives on the Board because it consults with them, says Maori Party health spokesperson Tariana Turia.
19: ShapeNZ Budget 2008 Survey Report
This ShapeNZ survey was undertaken between 4.15pm Thursday May 22 and 11am Friday May 23, 2008.
20: BBC Interviews Secretary Rice And David Miliband
US State Department
The U.S.doesn't believe in negotiations with Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaida. These are organizations that we view as terrorist organizations. When it comes to Syria, we have diplomatic relations. I, myself, met twice with the Syrian Foreign Minister.
21: BUDGET 2008 Special Report - With Tom Frewen
Audio: Today in Parliament for Tuesday 22 May, 2008: ... Tom Frewen presents a BUDGET 2008 Special Report.
22: Australian Government Support To Burma
Australian Defence Force
The Australian Government has announced today that Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft will provide additional assistance to Burma’s cyclone victims.
23: Emirates Brings Rugby Sevens To London
Twickenham is gearing up to welcome another great rugby event; when it plays host to the Emirates Airline London Sevens, the only English leg in the IRB Sevens World Series, this Saturday and Sunday (24th and 25th May).
24: Extra $40 million for Sanitary Works Subsidy
New Zealand Government
An additional $40 million over five years for the Sanitary Works Subsidy Scheme was announced today by Damien O’Connor, Minister for Rural Affairs and Associate Minister of Health.
25: Appointment of Mental Health Commissioners
Mental Health Commission
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand was pleased to learn of the Minister of Health’s appointment of the new Mental Health Commissioners. However it is surprised and disappointed that, in a departure from past practice, that there is no Commissioner ...
26: Michael Collins: Bending Over For Bush
It is now their war. Iraq has been and will be the war of every Senator and Representative who funds the madness.
27: Hundreds Rally for Darfur
Hundreds Rally for Darfur at U.S. Mission to the UN Pressure Escalates on Bush Administration to Do More to End Genocide During June Presidency of UN Security Council
28: Zimbabwe: Union Leaders’ Trial Set for 23 June
INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC Online 101/220508 Zimbabwe: Union Leaders’ Trial Set for 23 June;Global Action Called for 25 May
29: SRB: Ode to a Foreskin
Scoop Review of Books
SRB Picks of the Week 23 May 08 By Jeremy Rose for the Scoop Review of Books
30: Restoring natural habitats in Myanmar a priority
Gland, Switzerland, May 23, 2008 (IUCN) – IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) offers to share its broad environmental experience to help with the reconstruction efforts in Myanmar. A vital long-term environmental need is to restore coastal ecosystems, ...