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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 19 June 2008


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

1: 911 Prediction Revealed at Lindauer Hearing in NYC

Michael Collins

(June 17, NYC). A surprise development occurred at today's hearing in the case of Susan Lindauer versus the United States. A long time associate of the accused, assistant professor of computer science at Toronto's York University, Parke Godfrey, Ph.D., ...

2: Auckland CIB investigates England Rugby allegation
New Zealand Police

Auckland City CIB is investigating an allegation involving up to four members of the England Rugby team.

3: Harmeet Sooden Deported From Israel - ISM
International Solidarity Movement

Harmeet Sooden was forcibly deported from Israel on the 18th of June at 1 am, after four days in jail. Sooden was told he was being deported because he was a "threat to the security of the State of Israel". Sooden, along with three others, was held ...

4: Immigration: No checks on newcomers
New Zealand National Party

National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith has released a further document provided to him by a whistleblowing immigration officer.

5: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 19 June 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by the statement from his department yesterday that it accepts the findings from the Coroner's inquest into the murder of Karl Kuchenbecker at the hands of Graeme Burton?

6: Manukau mayor Len Brown health setback
Manukau City Council

Manukau mayor Len Brown has suffered a setback in his recovery from heart surgery in Auckland Hospital and is now in a critical condition in Intensive Care.

7: Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. CHARLES CHAUVEL (Labour) to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on New Zealand’s sovereign credit rating?

8: NZ Urged To Protect Refugees After New UN Report

A report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has found that the number of refugees worldwide soared by 1.9 million to 11.4 million at the end of 2007. The number of people displaced internally by conflict or persecution rose by 1.6 million ...

9: Maori ‘tu be map’ language in London Exhibition
Word of Mouth Media

A giant London tube map painting -- with all stations in the Maori language -- is featuring in a three week solo exhibition in London this month. New Zealand artist Shona Moller is holding the exhibition at Bloomsbury, during Wimbledon tennis fortnight.

10: Paper on compulsory third party vehicle insurance
New Zealand Government

New Zealanders are being urged to have their say on the introduction of compulsory third party vehicle insurance for all motorists. Transport Safety Minister Harry Duynhoven has today released a discussion document seeking information on vehicle ...

11: Horse vaccine kills GE-free NZ
Green Party

The release of a live genetically engineered virus would kill New Zealand's 'GE free' status and, as discovered with possums and didymo, create huge risks through a lack of containment, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

12: National promises sinking lid education funding
New Zealand Government

Parents, schools and teachers will be aghast that after a week criticising the government for not investing enough in education, National finally revealed today it would introduce a sinking lid funding policy, says Education Minister Chris Carter.

13: Who gets born?
Bioethics Council

Pregnancy tests, blood tests and ultrasounds are routinely offered to expectant mothers as part of their programme of pre-natal care.

14: Breaking News Audio: Israel Deports Harmeet Sooden
Scoop Audio

Audio Report: Selwyn Manning Reports that Harmeet Sooden, a New Zealand based peace activist, was deported from Israel after officials considered him a threat to the State of Israel. Authorities held him in prison for four days then deported Mr Sooden ...

15: New Zealand Leads the World in Prison Volunteering
Prison Fellowship

"New Zealand has more prison volunteers in proportion to the prisoner population than anywhere else in the world", according to Kim Workman, National Director, Prison Fellowship. He was speaking in support of Volunteer Awareness Week.

16: Doctors Slow To Recognise Gluten Harm
Dr Rodney Ford

Leading New Zealand Paediatrician And Allergist Challenges Medical Stalwarts With Revolutionary Gluten Thinking - To Speak At Auckland Gluten Free Food And Allergy Show 5 – 6 July 2008

17: Where is National on the economy?
New Zealand Government

The National Party’s failure in Parliament to ask a single question on the economy shows they have no plan for the challenges facing New Zealand, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

18: Chomsky, Hayden, Wilson - at work for Negroponte?
Toni Solo

On June 16th the Nicaraguan centre-right newspaper El Nuevo Diario published a letter (1) from various well known people calling for the Nicaraguan coalition government, led by the Sandinista FSLN, not to shut down political freedom and to hold a national ...

19: Māori tube map in London
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

A giant London tube map painting with all stations in Māori is on exhibition in London this month. New Zealand artist Shona Moller’s (English/Māori) work is entitled ‘tu be’ in which she has taken the iconic London Tube map and replaced all the ...

20: Condi bids a quick 'Hello-Goodbye' to Lebanon
Franklin P Lamb

Secretary of State Rice's aircraft kept its engines warm and its fuselage surrounded by the US Secret Service and Lebanon's Internal Security agents as she dashed into Beirut for less than 275 minutes en Route to Ireland yesterday. Her secret arrival ...

21: Remarks By John McCain On Energy Security
John McCain 2008

"Oil and gasoline are the most vital of all commodities in a modern economy. Their price affects the cost of things even more basic and essential. America's dependence on foreign oil is a matter of large and far-reaching consequences -- none good."

22: Next gen broadband piloted over open fibre network
Joint Media Statement

The next generation of broadband delivering content-rich services to New Zealand households over an open access fibre network is being piloted in a new housing development in Orewa, north of Auckland.

23: Gender Selection New Aisle in the Family Supermkt
Family First

Family First NZ is opposing the recommendation of the Bioethics Council to give parents the right to choose the sex of their unborn babies.

24: ‘Powersaver’ Results

“People should be thanked for making an effort to contribute to the Powersavers’ campaign; they are making a difference” said Patrick Strange, Winter Power Group convener and Chief Executive of Transpower, who is leading the winter power savings ...

25: Hunting out a good design solution
Massey University

Emerging from the bush with a heavy trophy on his shoulders used to mean hours of uncomfortable toil for Iain Tolladay. The 23-year-old industrial design graduate has combined his training with his passion for hunting to invent a backpack capable ...

26: Parliament needs to address the issue of abortion
Gordon Copeland

Independent MP and Kiwi Party member Gordon Copeland today renewed his call for Parliament to address the issue of abortion, following the release of the Bioethics Council report “Who gets born?”

27: Vodafone appoints General Manager of Wholesale

Vodafone is pleased to announce that Steve Rieger has been appointed General Manager Wholesale and New Business Development.

28: Waste bill gives economic incentives
New Zealand Government

New waste legislation will offer economic incentives and rewards to businesses and councils who do their bit for waste reduction, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard told Parliament during the second reading of the Waste Minimisation Bill (last night).

29: Minister welcomes Bioethics Council report
New Zealand Government

Associate Environment Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed the Toi te Taiao: Bioethics Council report on pre-birth testing, entitled Who Gets Born?

30: Two rare birds spotted along the Styx River
Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council’s efforts to protect and restore the natural environment are getting a lot of attention lately - and not just from the city’s human inhabitants.

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