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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 7 June 2008

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

1: Full Coverage: NZSIS Part-Release Of Sutch Files

Scoop Full Coverage

Until now, the NZSIS has declined many Official Information Act requests for access to the Sutch file, citing security and privacy reasons. However, following a review of the Sutch records by the Office of the Ombudsmen, the NZSIS has agreed to release ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00078.htm


2: IMNZ Chart April 2008: Conchords Fly to Top Spot
Independent Music New Zealand

IMNZ is gearing up for a very exciting international event: Independents Day 2008. This is a worldwide celebration of independent music running from Friday July 4 to Sunday July 6 – and it starts in New Zealand! There will be an international auction ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00044.htm


3: UK Threat Assessment On Serious Organised Crime
UK Government

The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) was formed to tackle Class A drugs & organised immigration crime as top priorities. Other priorities are fraud, hi tech crime, counterfeiting, firearms, serious robbery, recovery of the proceeds of crime.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00114.htm


4: Republic of Nepal
Siddhi B. Ranjitkar

Peacefully declaring Nepal a federal democratic republic, Nepalis have overcome the greatest hurdle that had stood against inclusive development, and demonstrated the world how the people could tear down the so-called mighty authoritarian regime peacefully. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00083.htm


5: NZ condemns Zimbabwe over diplomats detention
New Zealand Government

NZ condemns the detaining of US/UK diplomats and the suppression of NGOs in Zimbabwe
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00088.htm


6: ZED Innovation Forum Expands Innovation
Finbarr Bunting

The ZED Innovation Forum is about business people connecting with each other and shaping business now and for the future says Jenny Bygrave, the deputy dean of AUT’s business school.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00124.htm


7: Exide must do better
Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington has welcomed the District Court's conviction today of Exide Technologies Ltd for a second breach of their resource consent and expects the company to improve its housekeeping processes to fully comply with its consent conditions in the future.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00122.htm


8: Martin LeFevre: What Kind of Revolution?
Martin LeFevre - Meditations

In August, Barack Obama will be the first person of color nominated by a major party in the United States. It is looking like Obama is destined to be president. But something much larger than him, indeed, much larger than America, is going on.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00082.htm


9: Media Vital For Political Change - Panther Founder
Justis Kamu

His 1970s afro has been cut off, and his tight jeans and floral shirt have long gone. But Will ‘Ilolahia is still making noise in the Pacific Islands community.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00079.htm


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00081.htm


11: Another National wolf in sheep’s clothing
New Zealand Government

National has finally confirmed it still plans to reduce the protection afforded to hundreds of thousands of injured New Zealanders a year by privatising the ACC scheme, says ACC Minister Maryan Street.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00095.htm


12: US: Combating Transnational Criminal Organizations
US State Department

"With increased globalization, we have seen further proliferation of illegal migration, narcotics and weapons trafficking, violent gangs, laundered money and counterfeit goods - all phenomena whose effects spill across national boundaries."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00122.htm


13: What to expect in electricity crisis campaign
New Zealand National Party

National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee says with a likely electricity crisis campaign due to be announced next week, consumers can probably expect incentives for savings and televised advice on how to get through.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00078.htm


14: Sea Horse, Snake, Turtle To Defend Marine Reserves
Greenpeace

WOMAR the sea snake, GOMAR the seahorse and MOMAR the sea turtle have been chosen by ocean defenders to be mascots for three newly named proposed marine reserve areas in the Pacific said Greenpeace Australia Pacific Oceans Team Leader Nilesh Goundar.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00106.htm


15: $6 Billion USD New Funding For Global Food Crisis
United Nations

"We need to focus both on immediate needs and on longer-term issues. The focus is on the smallholder farmers in developing countries, these are the people who need most help and where there is the most potential for increasing agricultural productivity."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00121.htm


16: Court of Appeal confirms NZ Bus breach
Commerce Commission

A judgment released by the Court of Appeal today confirms a High Court ruling that the attempted acquisition of Mana Coach Services by New Zealand Bus Limited (NZBL) was likely to substantially lessen competition in the Wellington regional market ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00123.htm


17: Release On Behalf Of The Family of Dr Bill Sutch
Sutch Family

The family of Bill Sutch today welcomed the release of a New Zealand Security Intelligence Service file showing that there was no evidence of him being a spy for the Russians.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00066.htm


18: Lyndon Hood: The Week Incoherence
Lyndon Hood

First thing: Hoodie Day. Why no presents? I waited and waited. And though I am a satirist, that Kapiti Community Board guy - of the KKK outfit and so on - he did not count as a gift.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00073.htm


19: SRB: Insight into an Outstanding Journalist
Scoop Review of Books

Louise Nicholas: My Story, by Louise Nicholas and Philip Kitchin Auckland: Random House, 2007, $37, Reviewed by JAMES HOLLINGS for The Pacific Journalism Review The Louise Nicholas case has probably generated more gossip, discussion and talkback ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00080.htm


20: Virtual Coach Proves Popular With Police Recruits
Amberleigh Jack

This year’s candidates for the New Zealand Police have been using a new support system to help them through the process this year - an online “virtual coach”, a networking site designed for police recruitment.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00020.htm


21: Daniel O'Donnell Tour
Elephant Publicity

Daniel has enjoyed tour and chart success in New Zealand for over two decades which has earned him a loyal following all around the country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00047.htm


22: Cypriots Must Seize Opportunity For Reunification
United Nations

"A window of opportunity for Cypriots to finally resolve the Cyprus problem is clearly open," Mr. Ban wrote in his latest report to the Security Council on the work of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). He said that it is "particularly heartening".
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00119.htm


23: New housing and migration research released
New Zealand Government

New research released today shows there is little evidence that new immigrants drive up local house prices, said Immigration Minister Clayton Cosgrove and Housing Minister Maryan Street.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00093.htm


24: UN Team & Sudanese President Talk In Khartoum
United Nations

A visiting Security Council delegation and Sudanese President Omar al Bashir discussed the country's north-south peace process, the situations in Abyei and Darfur, as well as the African nation's non-cooperation with the International Criminal Court.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00120.htm


25: UNESCO Condemnation Over Iraqi Journalists Killing
United Nations

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today deplored the recent killing of two Iraqi journalists, and called for ensuring the safety of media professionals in the strife-torn nation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00115.htm


26: Clark: Automobile, Transport & Environment Summit
New Zealand Government

Speech notes for address to the Automobile, Transport And Environment Summit, a World Environment Day event. Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00087.htm


27: Watch the All Blacks live on Vodafone
Vodafone

Vodafone and SKY TV are delighted to announce a season of live rugby screened straight to your mobile phone. Vodafone 3G customers will be able to watch the All Blacks battle it out live against France this weekend and throughout June & July, including ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0705/S00676.htm


28: NZ Film Makers Competing for APO Backing
Amberleigh Jack

New Zealand film-makers have been competing for a chance to showcase their short films with live backing from the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) next weekend, with the first CUT TO: MUSIC competition.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00049.htm


29: UN: End Refugee Status For S. Leoneans Who Fled
United Nations

The UNHCR says it is recommending that refugee status for Sierra Leoneans who fled their country should be ended because the root causes of the W. African nation's refugee problem have ceased to exist. "There have been fundamental and durable changes".
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00117.htm


30: ACT Welcomes National's flip-flop
ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Rodney Hide welcomes the National Party's change of heart on the Government's Criminal Procedures Bill.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00094.htm

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