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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 11 June 2008


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

1: Vodafone And Apple Bring iPhone 3G To NZ July 11


Vodafone, the world's leading international mobile communications group, and Apple(R) today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone 3G will be available in Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal on July 11, and in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, ...

2: A World First: Truly Personalised Internet Radio
The Racket

When The Racket launches in New Zealand on the 21st of June it will see the beginning of a new era of choice for music lovers. The website ( offers its members Personalised Internet Radio, which enables them to create their own radio ...

3: Undernews For June 9, 2008

The RBCB (Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush) era is apparently finished, although with this crowd you can never be sure. It was a time when America lost power, respect, direction, jobs, integrity, its Constitution and an understanding of what democracy was all ...

4: Undernews For June 11, 2008

Having been an anthropology major, I am easily distracted from the business at hand by cultural idiosyncrasies. Take, for example, Barack and Michelle Obama doing the fist bump.

5: McCain's Judicial Plans in Lockstep with Bush
Bill Berkowitz

OAKLAND, California, Jun 8 (IPS) - While it isn't as eye-catching as the latest reports from Iraq and Afghanistan, or as headline-grabbing as rapidly escalating gas prices and the growing number of housing foreclosures, and few voters cast their ...

6: Kucinich Introduces Articles For Bush Impeachment
Jason Leopold

Ohio Congressman and former Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush today, alleging the commander-in-chief is guilty of a wide-range of constitutional violations including launching a war ...

7: Hutt Valley 'Rocketguy' jailed
Department Of Internal Affairs

A 40-year-old Lower Hutt man was today jailed for two years and four months for possessing pictures and movies of children being sexually abused after a German police tip-off.

8: UN Rights Council Discusses Human Rights In Burma
Human Rights Council

Mr. Ojea Quintana appealed to all those involved in the humanitarian assistance to ensure respect for the fundamental rights of all victims. Aid workers should ensure that assistance was equally provided to the most affected areas.

9: Kucinich Introduces Bush Impeachment Articles
Christopher Kuttruff

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush late on Monday during a speech on the House floor.

10: Auck DHB Bills Student $1000 For Jetlag Diagnosis
Samanthat Motion

AUT journalism student Samantha Motion reports that an international student who was charged almost $1000 for a doctor to diagnose him with jetlag is shocked at the cost of health care for overseas visitors in New Zealand.

11: Environmental Change Re-Draws Atlas of Africa

The Atlas, compiled on behalf of the ministers by the UN Environment Programme, underlines how development choices, population growth, climate change and, in some cases, conflicts are shaping and impacting the natural and nature-based assets of the region.

12: Lyndon Hood's Pics of the Weeks: May 2008
Lyndon Hood

Scoop editorial images by Lyndon Hood, for stories from May 2008. For previous images see - Pics of the Weeks: April 2008.

13: NZ research is leading way to better foods, health

Agricultural and medical scientists at two of New Zealand’s leading research organisations are joining forces to improve animal production and human health.

14: Hand-held phone ban for vehicle drivers considered
New Zealand Government

Transport Safety Minister Harry Duynhoven today announced that the Government will consider amending the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 to ban the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving a vehicle.

15: Revised settlement reached with Te Arawa
New Zealand Government

Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa, representing the Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi/Hapu has signed a revised Deed of Settlement with the Crown to settle their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

16: 3 News Launches New Website

3 NEWS launches its new website today as part of its strategy to increase its share in the on-line news market.

17: Ron Callari: The Audacity of SEO
Ron Callari

Well now that we have survived a grueling 16 months of Primary Elections, its time to reflect on just how “optimized” our candidates really were. Was Search Engine Optimization (SEO) a major player in selecting the Democratic and Republican presumptive ...

18: Bush Political Prisoner Gets Her Day in Court
Michael Collins

Bush Political Prisoner Gets Her Day in Court Susan Lindauer, accused “unregistered” agent and the judge who rescued her from forced psychiatric medication, now U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey.

19: Uri Avnery: No, I Can't!
Uri Avnery

AFTER MONTHS of a tough and bitter race, a merciless struggle, Barack Obama has defeated his formidable opponent, Hillary Clinton. He has wrought a miracle: for the first time in history a black person has become a credible candidate for the ...

20: Personally Responsible” For Deforestation Data
Kyoto Forest Owners Association

Prime Minister Helen Clark is personally responsible for shocking new deforestation data revealing that New Zealand has experienced the worst deforestation in its modern history, the Kyoto Forestry Association (KFA) said today.

21: Proposed Safety Order Law Will Help Children

Liz Kinley, Jigsaw CEO Strategic Operations, has added Jigsaw’s support to the proposal that Police who attend a domestic violence incident be given the power to issue a safety order. They can do this when they assess that there are immediate ...

22: Honest Immigration Debate Needed – Peters
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has called for an honest and open debate on immigration and for a sensible population policy that takes full account of the country’s resources and future economic direction.

23: Maori Party Wrong On Emissions Trading Bill
Greenhouse Policy Coalition

Catherine Beard, executive director of the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, says the Maori Party’s call on 10 June to have a cross party approach to reduce government, personal and business dependence on oil is laudable, but their call to bring forward ...

24: McClellan to Testify Before Congress
Jason Leopold

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next week about the White House’s role in the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame.

25: Test Day Babies Receive All Black Support

All Blacks Greg Somerville and Leon MacDonald presented newborn, Baby Silvestri- Astrop with his very first adidas All Blacks jersey at the maternity wing of Waitemata Health’s North Shore Hospital, Auckland yesterday, as part of a campaign by All ...

26: Hospitality Industry’s premier showcase event
Hospitality New Zealand

Despite being in the midst of a national ‘tightening of the belt’, the hospitality industry is still reporting a $4.8 billion turnover. New Zealand’s best and brightest in the hospitality industry will be showcased at the upcoming Hospitality NZ Show ...

27: KiwiFM: Wallace n Manning, Bassett's Book On Lange
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning who stands in for Gordon Campbell - who had been up most of the night reviewing Michael Bassett's book titled 'Working With David'. Is there relevance to this chapter of NZ history as ...

28: Cult New Zealand noise
Glen Burton

Cult New Zealand noise-rock outfit Yokel Ono are set to take the stage for a one-off show in Auckland, and it might not be very good, said guitarist Thom Burton.

29: Proliferation: Assessment Of Tools & Policy Issues
US State Department

Combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is one of this administration's highest national security priorities. President Bush has said that we must keep the world's most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the world's most dangerous regimes.

30: Montana NZ Book Awards 2008 finalists booklet
Montana NZ Book Awards

Non-fiction Takes a Bow in This Year's Montana New Zealand Book Awards Finalist Line-up

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