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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 16 June 2008

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

1: UK: Queens Birthday Honours List 2008

UK Government

Many honoured today have been involved in charitable or voluntary work, or extra-curricular activities linked to their professions. This is in keeping with the PM's intention that the significant majority of honours should go to local heroes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00309.htm


2: Undernews For June 14, 2008
Undernews

MOTHER JONES has done a great service by breaking down this season's presidential campaign contributions by occupation. Here are some of the findings:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00205.htm


3: Neoliberal Immigration & Guestworker Programmes
Aziz Choudry

GATT Watchdog Academic Dr Aziz Choudry today delivered a speech to the International Migrant Alliance Founding Assembly titled: “Free Trade”, Neoliberal Immigration & The Globalization Of Guestworker Programs... focussing on Wages, Job Security, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00213.htm


4: Ecuador, ALBA and the FARC
Toni Solo

Recent remarks by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on the civil war in Colombia and Ecuador's decision not to join the Alternativa Bolivariana de las Americas (ALBA) solidarity based cooperation initiative (1) shows progressive leaders are taking ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00208.htm


5: Vodafone launches $1 a day mobile broadband
Vodafone

Vodafone has blown apart the mobile data market with the launch of its new casual rate of $1 a day.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00284.htm


6: Wellington's Swedish Community Celebrates 'Lucia'
Karim Sahai

Wellington, June 15, 2008. Members of the Swedish community celebrate 'Lucia' - one of Sweden's most popular events - at the Johnsonville Community Hall. A group of young women wearing white robes and holding candles form a procession marking the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00212.htm


7: Google Base listings another first for Harcourts
Harcourts

13 June 2008 - Harcourts' ongoing leadership in the real estate sector has been further reinforced this week with another industry-first for the group following an agreement with Google allowing Harcourts' property listings to be included in its latest online ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00263.htm


8: Report Back Of Emissions Trading Bill
Greenhouse Policy Coalition

The Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill is due to be reported back to Parliament on 16 June and the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, representing large industrials across a range of sectors, says they hope the Select Committee ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00260.htm


9: Colombia's Historic Moment; Major Role For Chavez
Council On Hemispheric Affairs

Colombia could be facing a historic moment. The dramatic change in Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's perception of the FARC means that Colombia's leftist guerrilla group has lost its most important ideological ally.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00331.htm


10: Details of petrol price review
New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today announced further details of an independent study on petrol pricing in New Zealand. “The Ministry of Economic Development has engaged independent consultants Hale and Twomey to review and analyse petrol pricing,” ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00211.htm


11: Conference To Plan War Crimes Trials Of Bush
Massachusetts School Of Law

A conference to plan the prosecution of President Bush and other high administration officials for war crimes will be held September 13-14 at the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover .
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00326.htm


12: Wholesale electricity price summary to 15 June 08
The Marketplace Company Limited

Please find attached the wholesale electricity price summary for the week ending 15 June 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00274.htm


13: SRB: Spectactular Transition in the Pacific
Scoop Review of Books

Asia in the Pacific Islands: Replacing the West, by Ron Crocombe. Institute of Pacific Studies Publications, University of the South Pacific, 2007. Reviewed by David Robie for the The Pacific Journalism Review
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00207.htm


14: Greens make the polluters - not the public - pay
Green Party

The Greens have succeeded with several improvements in the Emissions Trading legislation at select committee stage and so voted for the Bill to return to the House for further consideration. However more change is needed before we can support the final stages.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00219.htm


15: AGENDA Winston Peters IV - June 2008
Agenda

Thirty one year old Crown Prosecutor Simon Bridges was announced on Friday as the National Party's candidate for the Tauranga seat in this year's election, and that raises the question as to whether New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters will contest ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00211.htm


16: What happens when the lakes run dry next year?
Sustainable Electricity Association NZ

New Zealand’s electricity consumers have again been left vulnerable by the failure to ensure this country has adequate long term energy supplies, Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00259.htm


17: OctaFuel Grabbing Worldwide Attention
OctaFuel

OctaFuel – New Zealand’s only suppliers and installers of retrofitted OctaFuel Hybrid Fuel Cells – has drawn worldwide attention and interest, says Michael Fresnel, Co-Founder and General Manager of OctaFuel New Zealand – who is also the mind behind ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00258.htm


18: Funds Paid To Worthy Causes – Peters
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has distributed $158,000 to charitable causes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00207.htm


19: NZCPR Weekly 16 June 2008
NZ Centre For Political Debate

This week, NZCPR Weekly examines whether a massive increase in government spending has made New Zealand a better place, NZCPR Guest Prof Roger Bowden laments the state of our tertiary education sector, and the poll asks whether you believe tax thresholds ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00176.htm


20: Impeachment alone does not solve the problem!
Zahir Ebrahim

Let the people not forget, amidst all this hoopla and excitement over the 35 Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush, the two-term 43rd President of the mighty superpower United States of America, that:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00218.htm


21: West Coast DHB inquiry exposes regional crisis
New Zealand National Party

The Government's investigation into the West Coast DHB exposes the crisis in our regional hospitals, says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00210.htm


22: Emissions trading bill "gentle and generous"
Business Council for Sustainable Development

Recommended changes to the emissions trading bill as reported back will protect New Zealand industry from any unfair offshore competition and probably push assistance to major emitters to the limit of public acceptance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00282.htm


23: The Biggest Election Story Not on Your TV
David Swanson

Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, together with his staff, produces incredibly valuable research and analysis, with infinite patience and futility.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00221.htm


24: Commission releases first report on broadband
Commerce Commission

The first quarterly report on New Zealand broadband performance has been released by the Commerce Commission. Commissioned from broadband measurement consultancy Epitiro and ICT analyst firm IDC, the report examines the relative performance of New Zealand's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00281.htm


25: KiwiFM Audio: Wammo & PM Talk Fuel + Energy + Pork
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to the Prime Minister Helen Clark about the fuel inquiry, the power saving campaign, and Pork.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00214.htm


26: New Landmark for Auckland
Media Statement

Options for a landmark gateway into Auckland City were unveiled today for the Orakei Point area on the City fringe.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00280.htm


27: Environment Waikato 1080 charging gets users goat
Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

The Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations (CORANZ) has labelled Environment Waikato's decision to charge rural landowners who want to use alternatives to 1080 poison, as "draconian and intimidating" tactics. CORANZ spokesperson Tony Orman said ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00153.htm


28: Wallace+Manning On Manurewa: Is There A Solution?
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM: Wallace Chapman & Selwyn Manning talk about the killing of liquor store-keeper Navtej Singh; police response times, poor historical representation in the ward, and how to find solutions to the problems we now all see in Manurewa.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00222.htm


29: Hodgson to lead Biotech delegation to San Diego
New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson will this week lead a delegation of 44 New Zealand biotech companies and research organisations attending Bio 2008 in San Diego.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00223.htm


30: Taskforce announce process for sector strategy
Meat And Wool New Zealand

The Meat Industry Taskforce has today outlined the process it is undertaking to complete a sector strategy for the red meat industry in New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00262.htm

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