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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 12 June 2008


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

1: WWE Smackdown ECW LIVE Show In Akld a Huge Sucesss

World Wrestling Entertainment

The World Wrestling Entertainment® Superstars of WWE® Smackdown® ECW® drew huge crowds of enthusiastic fans to the live event held last night (Wednesday 11th June) at Auckland’s Vector Arena.

2: Undernews For June June 11, 2008

The optimist says, "This is the best of all possible worlds." The pessimist says, "You're right." - Somebody

3: 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.

4: 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.

5: E moe Matua Monte Ohia
Green Party

Green Party MP Metiria Turei expresses her deepest sorrow to the whanau of Monte Ohia who passed away in Christchurch last night.

6: Poroporoaki: Rereamoamo Monte Ohia
The Maori Party

Monte Ohia’s Maori Party colleagues are utterly devastated at his sudden death this morning. The MPs have been touring Te Tai Tonga with Monte over the past few days, seeing the huge support he enjoyed as candidate, and sharing the excitement ...

7: National must come clean over REINZ deals
New Zealand Government

Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove says the National Party should come clean over any deals it has done with the Real Estate Institute (REINZ) to wind back the government’s new legislation to overhaul real estate law.

8: Stab resistant fabric on show at Fashion Week

A stab-resistant, flame resistant fabric created by Crown Research Institute AgResearch is this week being displayed at Air New Zealand Fashion Week for the first time.

9: Failed Project for the New American Century?
Tim Buchholz

It was early morning (for me) when my roommate got a call from his mother in Wisconsin telling him to turn on the TV. That’s when we saw the first building on fire. We ran to our roof in Brooklyn that overlooked Manhattan and saw the plumes of smoke ...

10: Statement from John Carter
New Zealand National Party

National Party Northland MP John Carter says he deeply regrets an incident between himself and a police officer who stopped him for a driving offence.

11: 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.

12: FIVE reasons to stay awake
Julie Webb-Pullman

The US Court of Appeals 11th Circuit in Atlanta is busily building precedents that will no doubt be VERY useful. Because one of the things that the latest Atlanta Appeal ruling in the case of the Cuban Five makes very clear is that international territory, ...

13: Kevin List's Week of Politics on Radio Active!
Scoop Audio

Scoop Audio: Scoop's Kevin List delivers his week of politics round up on Radio Active including a discussion on the Business Round Table, Michael Bassett's new book on David Lange, and a few other bits n pieces.

14: Obama’s Readiness to Talk To America’s Enemies
Gordon Campbell

Almost every other day, the US presidential race – and the place the Iraq war plays within it – manages to leave the rest of the world looking on amazed at the way the world’s only superpower conducts its rites of succession. Not to mention ...

15: Outrage at big corporation burning off NZ oil
Residents Action Movement

Oliver Woods, Auckland Central candidate for RAM - Residents Action Movement, is outraged that an Australian firm is burning off New Zealand's precious natural gas resources at a time of unprecedented petroleum costs and energy shortages.

16: Second-Hand Wedding Makes One Million This Weekend
Trigger Marketing

Kiwi Film Second-Hand Wedding will break the $1M mark at the New Zealand Box Office this weekend, after just 5 weeks on screen.

17: Profile: Monte Rereamoamo Ohia
Media Statement

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Educational Administration, Completing a PHD (on Maori transformation through moral, ethical and spiritual imperatives) Work history: School Teacher, Maori Adviser for the Education Department, Massey ...

18: U.S. Forces Destroy Pakistani Check Post; 11 Dead
Islamic Republic Of Pakistan

On the night of 10/11 June, Frontier Corps border check post at Gora Prai in Mohmand Agency was destroyed by Coalition Forces in Afghanistan through an aerial attack. Resultantly, eleven Security Forces Personnel including one officer were killed.

19: 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.

20: LexisNexis Acquires LAWbase
Media Statement

Small to medium size law firms to benefit from expanded LexisNexis(r) practice management portfolio

21: Ban Mourns Death Vo Van Kiet, Former Viet Nam PM
United Nations

"As a major force behind the economic reforms in Viet Nam that started in the late 1980s, Mr. Vo Van Kiet paved the way for the country's transition from poverty to a decade of impressive economic growth," the statement noted.

22: Manning On Radio Adelaide - Liquor Store Arrests
Scoop Audio

Scoop Audio: Scoop's Selwyn Manning & Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss how the South Auckland Police have made three arrests after a cold-blooded killing of a Manurewa liquor store keeper. Also, North Shore traffic wardens say motorists ...

23: UN Rights Group Deplores Sri Lanka Disappearances
United Nations

The Government of Sri Lanka needs to stamp out a recent wave of disappearances in which women and humanitarian aid workers are among those who have gone missing, a group of United Nations human rights experts said today.

24: Campylobacter strategy appears to be paying off
New Zealand Government

A strategy put in place by New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) and Poultry Industry Association New Zealand (PIANZ) to combat New Zealand's unacceptably high rates of notified campylobacteriosis appears to be paying off, Food Safety Minister ...

25: Finding a solution at Fieldays Innovation Centre
National Agricultural Fieldays

Innovations judges announced the winning entries in the Fieldays Innovation Centre this morning, saying that simple and effective solutions to common farm problems were the order of the day.

26: NZers call for release of Cuban 5 in USA
the NZ Cuba Friendship Society

Dozens of New Zealand supporters of civil rights have added their names to a letter being delivered to the US consulate in Auckland at 4pm today demanding the release of five Cubans jailed in the USA.

27: New dairy R&D farm in the Waikato

AgResearch has committed $6 million with the intent to create a new dairy research and development farm in the Waikato, at Tokanui just south of Te Awamutu. It plans to convert its existing dry stock farm there to dairying.

28: 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 ...

29: Poultry Industry Continues Focus on Campylobacter
Poultry Industry Assn

The poultry industry is continuing its efforts to further ensure New Zealanders can remain confident about the quality of the chicken they eat.

30: Operation Riverton Police Alert 12 June 2008
New Zealand Police

Thursday 12 June 2008 MEDIA RELEASE (No. 2) Operation Riverton Operation Riverton officers investigating the Saturday night murder of Navtej Singh have recovered parts of a rifle believed to have been used to kill Mr Singh. The weapon parts were recovered ...

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