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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 3 June 2008


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

1: PM dumps on board that Minister was on

New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister’s efforts to pass the buck on the Housing New Zealand conferences held at luxury venues appears to have backfired, says National Party Housing spokesman Phil Heatley.

2: Destiny Church Statement - Manukau Mayor Len Brown
Destiny Churches

As a result of misinformation currently circulating in the media, the management of Destiny Church states the following:

3: Impeachment: Wake up and weep
Rosalea Barker

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 ...

4: Undernews For June 2, 2008

His relationship with the Trinity Congregational has seemed curiously idiosyncratic from the start and his awkward exit doesn't help much. Christopher Hitchens reports that "in April 2004, Barack Obama told a reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times that ...

5: New Zealand Communication Appoints CEO
NZ Communications

New Zealand Communication has appointed Singapore based Mike Reynolds as its Chief Executive Officer, and he will be relocating to Auckland next month.

6: Legal case addresses hole in safety net
Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says its legal case highlights a significant hole in NZ’s social safety net for children.

7: Green conspiracy on water ridiculous
New Zealand Government

Claims that an industry group on water issues will hold up official measures to clean up waterways are ridiculous, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today. He said the group cited by the Green party was set up to get the pastoral industry to participate ...

8: Op-Ed: Keep Jeanette away from Power
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Just one more chance, given her announced likely retirement in 2011, to keep Jeanette Fitzsimons out of Cabinet and away from implementing eco-faith based initiatives ....

9: Hard hitting anti-smoking ads launched
New Zealand Government

New hard-hitting television advertisements showing the devastating impact smoking has on the lives of real New Zealanders will screen from today said Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor.

10: New regs to visit US 'bureaucracy gone mad'
Green Party

New travel regulations for Kiwis visiting the United States have been criticised by Green Party Human Rights Spokesperson, Keith Locke, as 'bureaucracy gone mad'.

11: Neo-Con Conference Pushes for War on Iran
Global Research

On the first weekend of May 2008, Berlin was host to two extraordinary conferences. On the one hand, a crowd of altogether 1,600 predominantly young people from all over Europe met at the Humboldt University in order to discuss and reflect the turbulent, ...

12: Backpackers embrace solar energy

In recognition of World Environmental Day Sola60 - New Zealand's solar heating specialists - and National Park Backpackers have combined forces to keep international travellers in hot water during their stay using the sun's renewable energy.

13: Broadcasting decision: “Port in storm”
New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says the decision on election-year broadcasting allocations is a “port in the electoral storm” which has surrounded Labour’s self serving Electoral Finance Act.

14: Electoral Commission broadcasting allocation
Electoral Commission

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15: Marine life likely to benefit from protection
Department of Conservation

The sea around New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands is recognised as a World Heritage Area and is likely to receive a boost in protection from a review of marine protected areas in the region.

16: Smallest planet recorded

The star, the planet’s equivalent of the Sun, is the smallest star on record to have an orbiting planet. It has a mass about 6% of our sun and is so small it may be incapable of producing energy by nuclear reactions. The planet is slightly larger ...

17: Manukau Mayor’s condition remains stable
Manukau City Council

The condition of Len Brown, Mayor of Manukau, remains stable today, following a heart attack on Saturday night.

18: Rice was right: a new Middle East is being born
Tortilla con Sal

The Doha Agreement for Lebanon has clarified a new re-ordering of the map of the Middle East. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was correct when, during the Israeli war against Lebanon in the summer of 2006, while Israeli planes bombed that ...

19: KiwiFM: Wallace n Manning – The Green Party Plan
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning who analyses Green Party strategy as it emerges from its weekend conference. What we are seeing is the beginning of co-leader Russell Norman's influence…

20: Clark: Whakanoa and Welcome Home for Viet Nam Vets
New Zealand Government

Speech notes for Whakanoa and Welcome Home Ceremony for Viet Nam Veterans at Parliament Grounds,Wellington

21: RBA: cash rate unchanged for third straight month
J P Morgan

As was widely expected, the RBA today announced an unchanged cash rate at 7.25%. This is the third straight monthly meeting at which the RBA has been inactive on the cash rate target. The expectation of unchanged policy was unanimous among local ...

22: Dan Carter and Maria Tutaia Want You!

Rugby player Dan Carter encourages all Schools in New Zealand to help support young people with cancer by enrolling in the annual CanTeen Bandanna Challenge coming up in October 2008. As a CanTeen ambassador Carter has generously offered himself as ...

23: Farmers calculate carbon emissions online
Carbon Farming Group

The Carbon Farming Group launched today an easy to use, online calculator which enables farmers to identify how the Emissions Trading Scheme may affect them and their business.

24: Parker gambling on lights staying on
New Zealand National Party

"Energy Minister David Parker must say why he's leaving announcements on electricity conservation campaigns so late in the year, when previous Ministers acted earlier," says National's Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

25: The Watch List Through the Prism of Terrorism
Ahmad Al-Akhras

Like racial profiling, the so-called Watch List hinges on a false premise that people commit crimes because of their racial, ethnic or religious background. This false premise caused huge suffering to African America, Japanese Americans and now Arab ...

26: Knocking Out Concussion
Brain Injury Association

Every week, over 450 New Zealanders sustain a concussion according to the World Health Organisation, with many more going unreported and undiagnosed. ‘Knocking Out Concussion’ is this year’s theme for the Brain Injury Awareness Week which runs from 3 -10 ...

27: OZ Human Trafficing Film Opens In NZ
The Jammed

Every once in a while, an Australian film emerges with a story of such rare power and insight that it demands to be seen. THE JAMMED journeys to the flipside of the Australian dream – unearthing a dark world few know about – and no one dares ...

28: 3 June 2008: PM Hosts Short Press Conference
Kevin List

The Prime Minister covered a number of topics in a short post-cabinet press conference this afternoon. According to the PM 'Working for Families' - a government inititiave which is at present facing a legal challenge - is working as intended.

29: Criticism of Fonterra misguided: Anderton
New Zealand Government

“The only sustainable and sensible way to help Kiwi households meet their food bills is to grow the economy and provide income assistance through better pay, more jobs and tax relief such as Working for Families,” Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton ...

30: Conviction, fine for using fake Massey degree
Massey University

Massey University will continue to take a firm line against anyone attempting to use fake qualifications or falsely claiming to have qualifications from the University, says Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) Professor Nigel Long.

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