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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 1 June 2008

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

1: Manukau Mayor In Auckland DHB's Coronary Care Unit

Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland

Manukau City mayor Len Brown has now been admitted to Auckland Hospital's coronary care unit after collapsing at the Pacific Music Awards at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau last night.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00001.htm


2: Undernews For May 30, 2008
Undernews

I spent most of my life thinking Congregationalists were kind of boring, like the Chevies of Protestantism. But then I hadn't done much theological rummaging in Chicago. Now we find that the action at Trinity Church is more than just about the Reverend ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00433.htm


3: Texas Supreme Court Challenges Incest Taboo
Michael Collins

The Texas Supreme Court just struck a blow at the foundation of civilized society - the incest taboo . On April 28, 2008, the Court overturned a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services finding that removed 130 children from a religious ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00436.htm


4: Products Optimised for Dual-Processor Servers
Intel

Intel Corporation today introduced two Intel® Itanium® 2 processors optimised for dual-processor systems, expanding the processor family’s reach and enabling lower-cost, lower-power systems for technical computing and front-end enterprise applications.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0309/S00023.htm


5: Update on Mayor Len Brown
Sua William Sio

Last night during his speech to open the Pacific Music Awards at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, Manukau Mayor Len Brown, collapsed without warning... Mayoress Shan conveys her sincere appreciation to everyone for the messages of love and support ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00008.htm


6: Internet Attacked as Tool of Terror
Matt Renner

A controversial plan to study and profile domestic terrorism was scrapped after popular push back, however, the spirit of the legislation lives on in Senator Joe Lieberman's office.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00435.htm


7: Can we stop subsidising dairy now?
Green Party

The Green Party is congratulating Fonterra for today’s announcement of a higher payout but is asking why the ordinary person is paying for Fonterra’s pollution of our air and water.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00001.htm


8: Meridian Energy’s plan to destroy Central Otago
Save Central

New Zealanders are being hoodwinked into sacrificing their iconic landscapes to self-interested energy corporations, said leading landscape artist Grahame Sydney today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00001.htm


9: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 31 May 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00004.htm


10: Greenpeace educates tuna industry on money
Greenpeace New Zealand

Bangkok, 30 May 2008: Greenpeace today challenged the world's tuna industry to prevent its own self-destruction, to ensure not only healthy fish stocks but to increase the long-term profitability of the industry.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00002.htm


11: Week In Parliament With Tom Frewen
Scoop Audio

Audio: The week in Parliament for 27-29 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/HL0806/S00002.htm


12: Wanna climb on board a free bus?
Residents Action Movement

This coming Thursday, 5 June, is World Environment Day. It's the day nominated by the United Nations for political and community action to safeguard our planet's ecology.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00006.htm


13: Indonesian Intelligence creates fake “Council"
Free West Papua Campaign

Indonesian Intelligence creates fake “Council of Biak Indigenous People” to threaten real Council of Biak Indigenous People
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00001.htm


14: Illness forces twins to withdraw In Lucerne
Rowing New Zealand

Heat wins for Mahé Drysdale, Emma Twigg, Duncan Grant, Nathan Twaddle and George Bridgewater, Nathan Cohen and Rob Waddell, Storm Uru and Peter Taylor and the men's coxless four plus a second place for Nicky Coles and Juliette Haigh showed the New ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00001.htm


15: Five Week Holiday Will Harm Public Sector
Business NZ

The Government’s decision to give large numbers of public servants five weeks’ leave will harm the private sector, says Business NZ.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00005.htm


16: Shut up and wave the flag
Peace Action Network

Two peace activists were denied entry to Parliamentary grounds today during the Government’s Vietnam War event. This in the day after the Wellington High Court upheld the convictions against Valerie Morse and another activist for burning the flag and disrupting the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00004.htm


17: Landmark legal case challenges In-Work Tax Credit
Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is bringing a legal case with the Office of Human Rights Proceedings alleging the In-Work Tax Credit discriminates against many of New Zealand’s poorest children. The case begins June 3rd, 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00003.htm


18: National's 2008 Tax Reform
Keith Rankin

John Key, in his recent statements, talks not merely of tax cuts, but of more widespread changes to the structure of personal income tax. Thus, he is (or at least he says he is) planning tax reform, and not merely a lowering of average tax rates under ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00421.htm


19: Ban Ki-Moon ‘Delighted’ At Adoption Of Convention
United Nations

New York, May 30 2008 12:00PMUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the adoption of the Convention on Cluster Munitions today in Dublin, and encouraged States to ratify the new agreement.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00007.htm


20: Families have a vital role in student development
New Zealand Government

Building and Construction Minister Shane Jones, delivering the keynote speech to the New Zealand Area Schools Association (NZASA) at Waitangi, Bay of Islands on behalf of Education Minister Chris Carter on Friday, told the conference that families have ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00002.htm


21: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 30 May 2008 (Friday)
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00003.htm


22: Commission Of Inquiry Into The Loss Of HMAS Sydney
Australian Defence Force

The first day of official hearings of the Commission of Inquiry into the loss of HMAS Sydney II have been held today in Sydney.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00002.htm


23: ILO puts Decent Work Under the Spotlight
ITUC

Brussels, 30 May 2008 (ITUC OnLine): A new website for the World Day for Decent Work was launched today as a special ITUC-organised event on Decent Work took place at the annual conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), involving ILO ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00004.htm


24: Air Force Orions – 40 Years Of Service
Australian Defence Force

The Royal Australian Air Force today celebrates the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the first Australian Orion.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00003.htm


25: A change of name and no change in objectives
Physicians And Scientists For Global Responsibili

Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility is the new name. The objectives are the same.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00001.htm


26: Will the Twain Ever Meet?
Deforestation Watch

Jeff Bradley, a staff writer with Deforestation Watch, has been writing about current affairs for fifteen years. Deforestation Watch was established to drive sustainability mainstream. Striving to be a center of green news, solutions and all things green, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00005.htm


27: McClellan and His Media Collaborators
Jeff Cohen

No sooner had Bush's ex-press secretary (now author) Scott McClellan accused President Bush and his former collaborators of misleading our country into Iraq than the squeals of protest turned into a mighty roar. I'm not talking about the vitriol directed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00434.htm


28: Bush at Center of Intelligence Leak?
Jason Leopold

Editor’s Note: In light of explosive revelations made Thursday morning by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan claiming that President Bush ordered the leak of classified information in the CIA leak case, The Public Record is republishing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00428.htm


29: Boys education failure continues to be ignored
United Future NZ Party

United Future deputy leader Judy Turner says that the education gap between girls and boys demands immediate action. Her comments follow a report showing that boys are behind at every level in reading and writing, and that more needs to be done ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00644.htm


30: NCWNZ Backs Campaign to ban Tobacco Displays
National Council of Women

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is giving its total support to the open letter from the Cancer Society and Heart Foundation to the people of New Zealand – ‘ Protect Our Children: Get tobacco out of sight and out of mind’.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00007.htm

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