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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 June 2008


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

1: Typhoon Fengshen Kills 97 In Iloilo, Philippines

Philippines News Agency

The death toll of Typhoon Frank (Fengshen) in Iloilo province was placed at 97 as of 10 a.m. Monday, local time. The number of missing persons was listed at 122. The number of famillies affected are 91,183 or 353,116 persons all over the province.

2: Def Leppard w Special Guests
The Publicity Machine

They've sold more than 65 million albums, played to more than 50 million fans and have produced a series of classic rock albums that helped define a generation of music.

3: Pepper-sprayed protester seeking $50k's court day
Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Aucklander Simon Oosterman, who is seeking $50k in compensation for being pepper-sprayed at a GE-Free protest in 2005, is having his final day in the Rotorua District Court today, June 24 2008 at 2.15pm.

4: Wammo & Dr Claire Robinson On Political Polls
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to Dr Claire Robinson - Political and Marketing Specialist from Massey University about Political Pollls. Do the polls accurately display the wider public mood? Is Labour about to be totally dumped by the public in favour of ...

5: Transmission Gully next stage gets green light
New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Annette King has announced the completion of preliminary investigations into a preferred route through Transmission Gully, with identified cost savings of about $275 million over previous estimates.

6: Judas Priest comes to Vector Arena, September 7
Dainty Consolidated Entertainment

The original lineup of Judas Priest head to New Zealand for the first time ever for the Priest Feast 2008 tour. One of the world’s definitive heavy metal bands, who have sold more than 35 million albums world wide, will bring their mammoth Priest ...

7: Manning & Wal Analyse Clark's Anti-Mugabe Strategy
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning who analyses New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark's blast against Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe and her strategy to focus attention on South Africa to make a move against the tyrant.

8: US Sends Navy Ship To Assist M/V Princess Rescue
Philippines News Agency

The United States government has sent its navy ship here to assist the authorities in its search and rescue operations in the waters off Sibuyan Island where M/V Princess of the Stars sank. ""The US vessel is expected to be on site within the next 15 hours."

9: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. Hon TARIANA TURIA to the Minister for ACC: What progress has been made in responding to the recommendation from the Government appointed reviewer, David Goddard QC, that physiotherapists needed a 33% increase immediately as "ACC funding arrangements for ...

10: Freedom of Expression and Political Islam
Maryam Namazie

Freedom of expression matters. It is not a luxury, a western value and it’s certainly not up for sale (though obviously governments and the UN mistakenly think it to be so).

11: Demographic Hole - NZ Short Of Business Leaders
Swann Group

New Zealand is facing a critical shortage of educated and experienced future business leaders, according to a report released today by management consultancy Swann Group Limited.

12: New Miss Tui crowned
Tui Awards

It's no secret that the Tui Brewery girls are in demand. Every man and his dog wants a piece of them but they are so darn busy pumping out that great amber liquid that they don't have enough time to get around everyone.

13: Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai Seeks Embassy Refuge
VOA News

Zimbabwe's political crisis entered uncharted territory Monday as opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai sought refuge at the Dutch Embassy after police raided his party's headquarters. Officials in the Netherlands confirmed he had sought diplomatic protection.

14: Gordon Brown's Speech On EU Council (23 June 2008)
UK Government

The UK Prime Minister has delivered an oral statement to Parliament on the EU Council meeting that took place in Brussels on 19 and 20 June. The PM said that rising oil and food prices and the credit crunch were high on the agenda at the summit.

15: Statement to Parliament on situation in Zimbabwe
New Zealand Government

I move that this House express outrage that violence and intimidation in Zimbabwe have led Morgan Tsvangirai, to withdraw from the second round of the election for the presidency scheduled to take place on 27 June; note that Mr Tsvangirai won the ...

16: Transmission Gully makes no sense, say Greens
Green Party

With petrol costing over $US130 a barrel, it makes no sense to build a billion dollar motorway, especially one along an earthquake fault line, Green Party Wellington Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says.

17: Maori Party - Notice of Motion on Zimbabwe
The Maori Party

In October 2007, we in the Maori Party met with leading Zimbabwe political figure, Sekai Holland.

18: Charlie Ash At Sohomo Thursday June 26
Charlie Ash

Indie-electro-rock and vaudeville band Charlie ASH (pictured) take the stage at the next Sohomo band night special.

19: Hairdressers - the new public health menace?
New Zealand National Party

The National Party says Labour needs to explain why it thinks hairdressers are such a public health menace that it is planning to wrap several new layers of bureaucracy around them.

20: Secrets reveal Auckland Museum’s hidden mysteries
Auckland Museum

Some secrets are so good they have to be shared. That is why Auckland Museum is opening the doors on its ‘never been seen’ collection, giving the world an opportunity to discover its hidden treasures.

21: World-First Climate Change Deal From Bell Gully's

Saving rare rhinos and valuable forests is not your everyday kiwi lawyers' job, but for Bell Gully's climate change team they're concluding a world-first deal in the tsunami-struck Indonesian province of Aceh, legal newswire reports.

22: Karl Kuchenbecker Case - The Coroner Got It Wrong
Roger Brooking

By Roger Brooking On June 18, the Wellington coroner Garry Evans released his report into the death of Karl Kuchenbecker. According to Mr Evans, the fundamental mistake in the mismanagement of convicted murderer Graeme Burton's parole in 2006 was treating ...

23: Winston Peters: Notice of Motion on Zimbabwe
New Zealand Government

The decision of Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, to withdraw from the second round of Presidential elections in Zimbabwe follows a deepening of the crisis afflicting that country.

24: Biodiesel NZ confident for home-grown industry
Biodiesel New Zealand

Raw material providers, farmers and customers of Biodiesel New Zealand have been contacting the renewable fuel producer asking about its prospects following yesterday’s introduction to Parliament of the Biofuel Bill.

25: Dan launches ‘green’ Jockey range

Dan Carter’s favourite underwear brand has come up with a great new way to stay comfortable and help the planet. Jockey has launched a new range of men’s underpants called Jockey Modal. An environmentally friendly product, modal is a 100 per cent ...

26: Transmission Gully – Best news in 15 years
United Future NZ Party

The announcement today of a preferred route for the Transmission Gully highway is the best news in 15 years of campaigning for it says veteran TG supporter and Ohariu-Belmont MP Hon Peter Dunne.

27: Women*s Phone Book - 25,000 Businesses and growing
Women's Phone Book

The only comprehensive New Zealand directory focusing on the needs of women, the Women*s Phone Book has been launched online and is a directory to 25,000 businesses nationwide - and growing.

28: On the move – migration within New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders change their address more often than they used to, but the new address is typically less than 10 kilometres away from the old one. Internal Migration, a report released today by Statistics New Zealand, uses information from the Census ...

29: Renaissance CEO To Deliver Roundtable Lecture
New Zealand Business Roundtable

Opportunities of a Lifetime: Lessons for New Zealand from New, High-Growth Economies

30: One year of Child Discipline Act - all good news

Beth Wood, spokesperson for EPOCH New Zealand and co-author of Unreasonable Force: New Zealand’s journey towards banning physical punishment of Children said tonight that the release of the Six Month Review of Police Activity was just one more good ...

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