Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 2 June 2008
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
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 ...
2: Impeachment: Wake up and weep
I’d hardly had my eyes open for ten minutes on Saturday morning before they were filled with tears. Anger? Gut-dropping despair? Is there any word that can describe how it felt to be watching on the local unaffiliated TV station’s morning news ...
3: 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.
4: Clinton Only Needs 358% of Remaining Delegates
Adios Hillary. Puerto Rico has voted, handing Senator Clinton 38 delegates and Senator Obama 17. That gives Clinton a grand total thus far of 1,618 pledged delegates, and Obama 1,728. While, technically that still leaves Obama with "the lead," there are ...
5: The Politics of Humanitarian Aid
President Bush was justifiably upset. A cyclone four days earlier had destroyed a large portion of Myanmar, and the country's military junta was still refusing humanitarian aid. "Let the United States come to help you, help the people," Bush pleaded with ...
6: Texas Supreme Court Challenges Incest Taboo
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 ...
7: Palestinian Odyssey – Sixty Years Adrift
Genevieve Cora Fraser
Palestinian Odyssey – Sixty Years Adrift By Genevieve Cora Fraser He was my taxi driver In East Jerusalem So proud of his wife and children His home “Everyone knows me Write to me From America Just my name and East Jerusalem Will do” I dare not ...
8: Maori Party congratulates Honours recipients
The Maori Party
Maori Party Co-leader Dr Pita Sharples today congratulated all recipients for their achievements, successes, and the track record of unstinting service to others that is recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
9: Colombia: false positives
Tortilla con Sal
False positives is a local term from the aftermath of 9/11 applied to totally fabricated, supposedly "terrorist", events cooked up by the Alvaro Uribe government to help the regime by throwing up a smoke screen during times of high scandal, as has happened ...
10: SRB: Treasures of the Tchakat Henu
Scoop Review of Books
Manu Moriori: Human and Bird Carvings on Live Kopi Trees on the Chatham Islands by Rhys Richards Paremata Press, Wellington, 2007. Reviewed by SCOTT HAMILTON for the Scoop Review of Books Last year Television New Zealand won plaudits for broadcasting ...
11: 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.
12: 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 ...
13: When the Kettle Calls the Pot Black
I CANNOT say that I ever liked Ehud Olmert. But now I almost feel sorry for him.
14: Meridian Energy’s plan to destroy Central Otago
New Zealanders are being hoodwinked into sacrificing their iconic landscapes to self-interested energy corporations, said leading landscape artist Grahame Sydney today.
15: Can we stop subsidising dairy now?
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.
16: 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 ...
17: 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 ...
18: Week In Parliament With Tom Frewen
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..
19: 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.
20: ILO puts Decent Work Under the Spotlight
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 ...
21: 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.
22: Five Week Holiday Will Harm Public Sector
The Government’s decision to give large numbers of public servants five weeks’ leave will harm the private sector, says Business NZ.
23: 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.
24: 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’.
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.
26: “e-Waste Eddie” teaches how to help the planet
“e-Waste Eddie” teaches Kiwi Kids how to help the Planet for World Environment Day.
27: 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.
28: 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
29: Will the Twain Ever Meet?
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, ...
30: Ban Ki-Moon ‘Delighted’ At Adoption Of Convention
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.