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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 28 June 2008


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

1: Ex Weapons Inspector: US Will Attack Iran

Jason Leopold

In 2002, Scott Ritter, the former Chief United Nations Weapons Inspector In Iraq, publicly accused the Bush administration of lying to Congress and the public about assertions that Iraq was hiding a chemical and biological weapons arsenal.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00383.htm


2: Wammo & Polling Booth Expert Discuss Influences
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to Jonah Berger - Assistant Professor of Marketing from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of a new study showing polling station locations may influence voting.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00389.htm


3: Finalists for NZ's top hairdressing competition
L'Oreal

New Zealand's finest stylists are revealed in living colour in August when the country's top 20 hairdressers unmask their visions for the future in hair fashion.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00266.htm


4: Wallace & Harmeet Sooden On Israel Deportation
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman talks to peace advocate Harmeet Sooden about his deportation from Israel, the International Solidarity Movement, and Palestine.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00388.htm


5: Jailed for offering child sex abuse movies
Department Of Internal Affairs

An Auckland computer systems engineer was jailed for 15 months today when he appeared for sentence in the Auckland District Court on 23 charges of possessing and distributing objectionable publications. He is the sixth person to be jailed this year in Internal ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00358.htm


6: Animal rights activists claim victory
National Anti Vivisection

A conference on animal experiments due to take place this weekend has been abruptly cancelled after the Ellerslie Event Centre refused to host the event.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00362.htm


7: Siddhi B. Ranjitkar: Political Mistrust in Nepal
Siddhi B. Ranjitkar

Even after almost two and a half months since the election for the Constituent Assembly (CA) was held on April 10, 2008, Seven-Party Alliance (SPA) particularly the three major parties such as the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-Maoist), Nepali Congress ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00376.htm


8: Young Labour to make splash at Winter Fest
Young Labour

Young Labour is hitting the Queenstown Winter Festival this weekend where they plan to take part in the winter festivities and connect with young people.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00355.htm


9: Second-annual Polar Fleece Day Coming Soon
Polar Fleece Day

The second-annual Polar Fleece Day takes place on July 8th this year, and we're aiming to raise at least $2000 for SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00268.htm


10: Maori values a foundation for all New Zealanders
The Maori Party

Maori values and the Treaty of Waitangi are a sound foundation for an immigration policy which welcomes diverse cultures to Aotearoa, according to Tariana Turia, Co-leader of the Maori Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00480.htm


11: Campaign Against Factory Farming (CAFF)
CAFF

The Campaign Against Factory Farming welcomes the news that yet another broiler chicken and battery hen operation have been closed down in Papakura, following the successful prosecution of Wellington Egg Company owners Trevor and Sandi Chin last year. However ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00363.htm


12: Simpson Grierson Involved In Hostile Energy Bid
LawFuel

It's a $US13 Billion deal, the hostile takeover bid for Origin Energy, owner of New Zealand's Contact Energy, and three law firms, including Simpson Grierson, are acting on the deal.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00499.htm


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14: Minister announces CRI and REANZ appointments
New Zealand Government

The Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Pete Hodgson, today announced a number of director and chair appointments and reappointments to the Boards of the nine Crown Research Institutes and Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00475.htm


15: Spotlight Interview with Michel Barka (Chad-UST)
ITUC

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC Online 124/270608 Spotlight Interview with Michel Barka (Chad-UST)
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00665.htm


16: Destiny's Ex Men: Solution To Gangs And Crime
Destiny Churches

Destiny's Ex Men: Solution To Gangs And Crime 6pm Sunday 29th June 2008 Destiny Church Auckland 18 Allright Place, Mt Wellington 26 June 2008. Destiny Church Auckland will be holding a major event this Sunday featuring former gang members who have ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00274.htm


17: Scholarship Winner To Study Benefit of Lucerne
NZ Farm Environment Award

Canterbury farmer David Ward is the inaugural winner of the New Zealand Farm Environment Award Trust (NZFEAT) and MAF Study Scholarship.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00500.htm


18: IRI Feedback: COHA's Closet of Dubious Stories
Scoop Feedback

This latest installment about IRI and its Chairman, Senator McCain, is a repackaging of baseless conspiracy theories - some borrowed from others.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00386.htm


19: Tariana Turia: Speech To Ethnic Councils AGM
The Maori Party

I am privileged to be with you today, and to celebrate your progress as an organisation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00478.htm


20: ACC price hikes unstoppable
New Zealand National Party

Pain at the pumps is set to continue, with ACC levies increasing by 2.1 cents per litre. Your car registration costs are also going up to cover increased ACC costs. Things are set to become even harder for families already struggling in today’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00474.htm


21: Lights To Return To Kapiti
Kapiti Coast District Council

Following discussions with Electra and a review of the situation it has been decided that for safety and security reasons, all Kapiti Coast District streetlights will be turned on as soon as possible and that the contractors will be advised all circuits ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00302.htm


22: Upper South Island Leading the Powersavers
Transpower

For the week to Friday 27 June, the upper South Island remains the leading powersavers region, achieving savings of 4.1% compared to the same week in 2007.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00493.htm


23: Te Ururoa Flavell: Address At Fisheries Forum
The Maori Party

Our research team found me an interesting story in preparing to be with you all today. Exactly one month ago, the Herald profiled an island lying about 24km off the east coast of Northland. Archaeologists were amazed because the island, Tawhiti Rahi, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00479.htm


24: PHA comment on Public Health Bill Report
Public Health Association

The Public Health Association has welcomed new provisions in the Public Health Bill which strengthen action that can be taken against non-communicable diseases.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00081.htm


25: More Suspicious Mail Items Surface
New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police National News Release 5:39pm 27 June 2008 http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release.html?id=4059
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00303.htm


26: Airport Delighted With Decision
Auckland International Airport

Today, the High Court ruled in favour of Auckland Airport following a claim for land made by the Craigie Trust under the Public Works Act, heard before the court in March 2008. Auckland Airport is delighted with the judgment, as it has always been firmly ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00497.htm


27: Flagship Housing NZ project wins another top award
New Zealand Government

Housing New Zealand’s flagship community renewal project Talbot Park has won yet another commendation, this time from the Property Council New Zealand, says Housing Minister Maryan Street.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00477.htm


28: Victim Identified In Fatal Kapiti House Fire
New Zealand Police

Dental records have been used to confirm the identity of the Paraparaumu woman who died in a house fire at her Aorangi Road home early yesterday morning.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00299.htm


29: Design competition for new Botanic Gardens Centre
Christchurch City Council

New Zealand architects are being invited to take part in a design competition for Christchurch's new Botanic Gardens' visitor and staff facility.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00300.htm


30: Strike action this morning as company holds firm
Unite Union

Further strike action is taking place this morning against New Zealand’s worst employment contract. It covers workers in the foodcourt at Auckland International Airport who will be taking strike action from 11am this morning
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00496.htm

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