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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 25 May 2008

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

1: Police To Use Bushmaster Rifles Over Glocks

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

GPJA states that a Police decision to have Bushmaster semi-automatic rifles become the preferred option over Glock pistols in armed situations is further evidence of an escalation of police arming themselves
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00405.htm


2: John Key: Speech to the National Party Conference
New Zealand National Party

It’s good to feel the election-year buzz in the air. That’s a buzz born of excitement, but also, I hope, a sense of the size of the task ahead of us.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00490.htm


3: HR Film Fest Review: Now the People Have Awoken
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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00322.htm


4: TV3’s Campbell Live should consider pulling item
Newmarket Business Association

An Auckland business district is calling on TV3’s Campbell Live show to consider pulling an item which is due to screen 7pm tomorrow night if the item is in anyway promoting or validating a tagger and tagging.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00408.htm


5: New Zealand’s best new buildings recognised
New Zealand Institute of Architects

Three outstanding buildings from across the country have been honoured in the New Zealand Institute of Architects Resene Supreme Awards for Architecture 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00253.htm


6: Rove Protégé May Dig for Dirt on Obama
Jason Leopold

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00329.htm


7: Final Chapter - Curtain Time for Barack Obama
Evelyn Pringle

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00325.htm


8: Second-Hand Wedding No.1 New Release This Week
Trigger Marketing

Kiwi Film Second-Hand Wedding opened this week as the Number 1 new release at the New Zealand Box Office.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00250.htm


9: Leaders Inspire At Dairy Awards
NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The winners of the New Zealand Sharemilker of the Year title, Ben and Nicky Allomes from Woodville, are predicted to be future leaders within the dairy industry.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00480.htm


10: High-Flyer Wins Young Practitioner Of The Year
PRINZ

A 25-year-old high-flyer was named Young Practitioner of the Year at the Public Relations Institute (PRINZ) awards last Friday evening.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00477.htm


11: Peters: Tauranga Electorate AGM Speech
New Zealand First Party

It was J William Fulbright who said that “In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.”
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00491.htm


12: Youth Week 08 – lets relate to young people
New Zealand Government

Youth Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta said Youth Week 08 is a chance to acknowledge the work being done to ensure young people are supported.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00489.htm


13: KiwiFM: Wallace n Mariah Craven's US News
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman talks to US correspondent Mariah Craven about American Idol (there's a spoiler here, so if you are a fan… don't listen!)
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00335.htm


14: Judy Kirk - Northern Regional Conference Speech
New Zealand National Party

One day in the next few months, New Zealand will hold a General Election. Imagine these scenarios:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00494.htm


15: Why Uproar About Right To Silence Now?
Sensible Sentencing Trust

Lawyers and politicians calling for changes to laws surrounding the “right-to-silence are being called opportunists and gold-diggers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00409.htm


16: Lotto's 200th Winning Wheel
New Zealand Lotteries Commission

Lotto's 200th Winning Wheel spinner, Jonathan Keast, has spun and won $125,000 on Lotto's Winning Wheel live draw tonight, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive Todd McLeay.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00251.htm


17: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00326.htm


18: Undernews For May 21, 2008
Undernews

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00324.htm


19: Youth Week upon us - child safety abysmal
Candor Trust

Candor Trust media release Too little, too late is Candor Trust's view of Dr Kiro's calls for accountability over the killings of the Kahui children. When a Nanny State embraces lack of any real accountability with a matrix of policies tailor made to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00407.htm


20: Vietnam War/Tribute 08
Peace Movement Aotearoa

A meeting was held in Wellington last week to discuss responses to 'Tribute 08: A Vietnam Commemoration' which glorifies NZ's role in an unjust and unjustifiable war. More than 2 million Vietnamese civilians died during the war, many more were maimed, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00406.htm


21: Week In Parliament With Tom Frewen (Budget Week)
Scoop Audio

Audio: BUDGET SPECIAL: The week in Parliament for 20-22 May, 2008: ... Tom Frewen presents the week's big political issues raised during Parliament's question time and general debate..
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00334.htm


22: Microlight wreckage found
Maritime Safety Authority

A rescue helicopter has found the wreckage of a microlight and its two deceased passengers about 120m from the northern end of the Wairoa Aerodrome runway this morning.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0805/S00249.htm


23: Police Focusing On Bushmaster Training
New Zealand Police

Future Police training will place a greater emphasis on the Bushmaster rifle to ensure officers attending incidents where firearms may be involved are fully competent and confident in its use said Acting Assistant Commissioner Crime and Operations Gavin ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00389.htm


24: Tools to put China FTA to work
New Zealand Government

A nationwide roadshow to begin tomorrow will help businesses make the most of New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement with China, Trade Minister Phil Goff said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00492.htm


25: Coexistence, Not Apartheid
Ramzy Baroud

For the last 60 years, all those who have sought a genuinely peaceful and fair solution for Israel and Palestine have faced the same obstacle — Israel's sense of invincibility and military arrogance, abetted by the US and other Western governments' unwavering ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00336.htm


26: Council Appeals To The Environment Court
North Shore City

North Shore City Council has appealed to the Environment Court following the Education Minister’s rejection of council recommendations on the placement of a new Senior High School in Albany.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0805/S00247.htm


27: Michael Collins: Bending Over For Bush
Michael Collins

It is now their war. Iraq has been and will be the war of every Senator and Representative who funds the madness.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00331.htm


28: Greek And Turkish Leaders Hold ‘Fruitful’ Talks
United Nations

The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders have held “genuine and fruitful” talks in Nicosia under United Nations auspices, their second round of formal discussions on possible reunification this year, it was announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00347.htm


29: Retailer's penalty a 'slap with a wet bus ticket'
Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition says the penalty received by a Carterton retailer convicted twice for selling tobacco to kids is a 'slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket'.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00411.htm


30: Budget fails to deliver for ratepayers
New Zealand National Party

The Budget fails to deliver for ratepayers across the country who have faced years of local government rates increases, says National's Local Government spokesman, John Carter.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00493.htm

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