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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 13 June 2008


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

1: Greens Support Ban On Water!

New Zealand National Party

"The Green Party's support for a ban on water in New Zealand shows how naïve and unscientific the Greens are and illustrates why the Government should ignore their extreme views to ban genetic technologies from New Zealand", says National's ...

2: Electronic Voting: Clinton Beats Exit Polls
Jonathan Simon and Bruce ODell

We present evidence supporting the hypothesis that systematic attempts are being made to manipulate the results of the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination contest, through overt means such as crossover voting by non-Democrats, and through covert ...

3: Undernews For June June 11, 2008

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

4: 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.

5: Govt company's ‘carbon neutral’ claim greenwash
New Zealand National Party

Meridian Energy should stop claiming its electricity is carbon neutral when it has to buy a third of its power from thermal generators, says National’s Climate Change spokesman, Nick Smith.

6: American Cassandra: Susan Lindauer's Story
Michael Collins

On March 11, 2004, Susan Lindauer was shocked to find FBI Agents pounding on the door of her Takoma Park house in Maryland with a warrant for her arrest. She was more shocked to discover that she was accused of acting as an "unregistered agent" ...

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: 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 ...

9: Exclusive Iv. With Exiled Burmese Editor Aung Zaw
Spike Mountjoy And Joseph Barratt

Burmese journalist Aung Zaw printed the first copy of Irrawaddy magazine on a black and white photocopier in Bangkok 15 years ago. The English-language monthly is now distributed around the world and read by politicians and decision makers in the US ...

10: 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.

11: World's Largest Cannabis (Hash) Bust, Afghanistan
United Nations

The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime today congratulated Afghan authorities for finding and destroying what is believed to be the world's largest seizure of drugs, with the support of NATO troops. "Drugs are financing terrorism and insurgency."

12: NZ and Europe: A Partnership for the 21st Century
New Zealand Government

Thank you to the New Zealand European Union Centres Network and the NZ Europe Business Council for the invitation to take part in this important forum for exchanging views.

13: ANZ National Bank - Robbery: Upper Hutt
New Zealand Police

At about 2.20pm a Male walked into the National Bank on Main Street Upper Hutt and demanded Money from a Teller. The Demand was in the form of a note indicating that the male had a gun. No weapon was seen by the Teller who gave him a small anount ...

14: Deaths On The Train
New Zealand Police

">From enquiries made to date, the Police are satisfied that the injuries suffered by the two young men occurred when the train passed under the footbridge just to the south of the Blighs Road railway crossing in Bryndwr", said Detective Sergeant ...

15: Blood Service Looking to Tap Vein of Past Donors
New Zealand Blood Service

If you have donated blood in the past, the NZ Blood Service is calling on you to return and become a regular donor. Many Happy Returns is the theme for World Blood Donor Day 2008 on Friday 13th June. Our national blood service needs current and ...

16: Spike Mountjoy: In the calm before the storm
Spike Mountjoy

A group of young Monks in the Burmese river-side town of Pakokku were at the forefront of the pro-democracy uprising that swept their country last year. Before the storm, when all they had to worry about was peacefully overthrowing the brutal military ...

17: Update on fuel prices from Shell New Zealand
Shell New Zealand

Shell New Zealand has reviewed its fuel prices today, and will increase petrol and diesel by 4 cents per litre, effective 11.30am.

18: Another jailing for child sex abuse pictures
Department Of Internal Affairs

A Christchurch sickness beneficiary is the fifth person to be jailed this year in Internal Affairs Department prosecutions involving child sex abuse pictures.

19: Immigration Service shambles shameful
New Zealand National Party

National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith is asking how successive Immigration Ministers could not have known about the shambles unfolding within the department.

20: Government Showing No Leadership Over Wind Farms
Media Statement

The Government, moving at snail’s pace to develop a national wind strategy based on solid research, is exposing New Zealand to power shortages and price hikes.

21: Symantec Offers Virtualisation Solution

Symantec Offers Complete, Integrated Virtualisation Solution to Enable the Dynamic Data Centre Veritas Virtual Infrastructure to deliver enterprise class server virtualisation and advanced storage management

22: Okeroa acknowledges sudden passing of Monte Ohia
New Zealand Labour Party

MP for Te Tai Tonga, Hon Mahara Okeroa, has expressed his deep sorrow at the sudden passing of Monte Ohia, Maori Party candidate for Te Tai Tonga today.

23: Satellite Broadband Breaks Pricing Barrier

Media release, 11 June 2008, Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand wide satellite broadband wholesaler BayCity Communications has announced the launch of a new nationwide broadband service under the Rocket Broadband brand. Rocket Broadband is available ...

24: Top Scoop Stories - 13 June 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

US Supreme Court Ruling & Guantanamo / Meridian Vs. Carbon Neutral Claim / Price Shocks / Wellington Events / $420K Fiat / Boumediene Vs. Bush / Hash Bust / Living Costs / Black Sea / Electronic Voting / Susan Lindauer / Kucinich & Bush Impeachment.

25: Environmental Skeptics Politicised: Study
Charles Drace

A review of environmental skepticism literature from the past 30 years has found that the vast majority of skeptics, often identified as independent, are directly linked to politically oriented, conservative think tanks.

26: - 13 June 2008
New Zealand National Party

On the 5th of August 2004 Labour Ministers gathered at a special ceremony to celebrate the signing of a $500 million contract for Project Protector. The contract was to deliver one multi-role vessel (MRV) in December 2006 and two off-shore patrol vessels, ...

27: 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 ...

28: Electricity Crisis – more to be done
Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA), is proposing that a range of measures be introduced to ensure that all users - domestic, commercial and industrial - can respond more equally to electricity shortages.

29: Mapp Report 13 June 2008
New Zealand National Party

Military hardware - aircraft, ships and armoured vehicles - are amongst the largest capital acquisitions made by government. The New Zealand Defence Force has been replacing virtually all major equipment over the last 12 years, as Vietnam War era gear has ...

30: Name Release Of Rail Victims
New Zealand Police

The names of the two young men who were killed in a rail accident last night in Canterbury have been released.

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