Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
Government of the Philippines
"The southwest monsoon associated with heavy rains induced by Typhoon Frank (International codename: Fengshen) triggered the occurrence of floodings, landslides, maritime incidents and power interruptions in most of the provinces."
2: Nicaragua: do what we want or else...
Anyone stepping back from the recent hyped-up drama engineered by the minority right wing parties in Nicaragua and their overseas allies will see all the tell-tale signs of yet another instance of NATO country government intervention in the region. The ...
3: Update On Wanganui Shooting
New Zealand Police
The 24-year-old was discovered by police and was taken to Wanagnui Hospital suffering from a gun shot wound in her head.
4: NZ First, display of banners in Tauranga
Banners on a house in Tauranga promoting New Zealand First did not display promoter statements. The offence will be reported to the Police.
5: Christchurch business advisory firms to integrate
Ernst and Young
The former Christchurch-based partners of KPMG and Hadlee Kippenberger & Partners and Ernst & Young New Zealand have agreed to integrate their operations, effective from today (30 June).
6: NZ Should Be Formally Recognised As Multi Cultural
United Future NZ Party
UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has called for New Zealand to formally establish itself as a multicultural nation.
7: Silver Fern Farms: farmers will decide
The chairperson of the New Zealand Cooperatives Association, Peter Macdougall stated he is concerned about the effect on farmer income if the half of the meat processing and marketing cooperative Silver Fern Farms, formerly PPCS, is sold to PGG Wrightson.
8: Sport for young Kiwis: a National priority
New Zealand National Party
Thank you for being here today. I'd like to acknowledge my caucus colleagues Murray McCully, Paula Bennet, and Tim Groser.
9: The politics of animal cruelty
Dave Comroe stepped to the firing line, raised his 12-gauge Browning over and under shotgun, aimed and fired. Before him, a pigeon fell, moments after being released from a box less than 20 yards away. About 25 times that day Comroe fired, hitting ...
10: SAP live at Yellow Pages Group
Yellow Pages Group
The first phase of Yellow Pages Group’s new SAP business platform has gone live on time and on budget.
11: Eco-boat smashes round-the-world speed record
Earthrace eco-boat smashes round-the-world speed record by 13 days, 21 hours and 9 minutes
12: Greens, billboard non-compliant promoter statement
The promoter statement on a billboard in Wellington promoting the Green Party did not contain the correct address but the offence is so inconsequential to the public interest that the matter will not be reported to the Police.
13: Forecast enhancements benefit trampers and boaties
New Zealand Government
A new extended range weather forecasting system for the country’s mountain regions, offering greater assurance and security to the outdoor community, has been welcomed by the Minister for Transport Safety Harry Duynhoven.
14: High-tech recycling equal to the world's best
Manukau City Council
tarting today Auckland and Manukau's recycling will be sorted at the most advanced facility in the southern hemisphere.
15: Convenience fee removed from card payments
New Zealand Government
From tomorrow people who make online student loan or child support payments to Inland Revenue won't have to pay an extra 2.49% bank fee, Minister of Revenue Hon Peter Dunne said today.
16: Green Party, three posters in Morningside
Posters posted on a fence in Auckland promoting the Green Party did not display promoter statements. The posters were authorised by the financial agent of the Green Party and in their original form all contained promoter statements. No offence committed ...
17: UK Avian Flu Info Bulletin - Protection Zone Lifts
Defra has today confirmed that the Protection Zone put in place as part of control measures for the H7N7 avian influenza outbreak in Oxfordshire will lift at 00.01 Sunday 29 June provided that no new suspect cases are identified before then.
18: Kiwisaver mortgage diversion begins 1 July
Independent MP and Kiwi Party member Gordon Copeland is delighted that tomorrow, 1 July, marks the date on which the mortgage diversion element of Kiwisaver is due to begin.
19: National’s sports policy simplistic
New Zealand Government
National Party leader John Key’s simplistic view of grassroots sport in New Zealand clearly shows he is out of touch with both the challenges facing the sector and the solid work being done, said the Sport and Recreation Minister Clayton Cosgrove.
20: EECA congratulates biofuel powered Earthrace
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
The Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) today congratulated Earthrace and skipper Pete Bethune on being the fastest boat to circumnavigate the globe. The boat was powered by biodiesel.
21: Working week set for major changes: Greens
Green MP Sue Kedgley hopes flexible working patterns will become the norm and the rigid nine to five working week will gradually become a thing of the past, once the new flexible working right comes into force on Tuesday 1 July.
22: China Olympics: Human Rights Watch Reporters Guide
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is publishing a pocket guide for reporters traveling to China for the Beijing Olympics. The guide addresses how to report in a largely closed country, with particular attention to hazards facing Chinese sources and news assistants.
23: Over-Enthusiasm Led To Banner - Peters
New Zealand First Party
New Zealand First has promised to cooperate fully with the police investigation into an election banner being draped over a supporter’s section in Tauranga.
24: More protection for Internet Banking customers
NZ Bankers' Association
Stronger provisions to protect consumers have been incorporated into the Code of Banking Practice, the New Zealand Bankers' Association said today. The revised provisions follow consultation with Consumer and InternetNZ.
25: Appalling ‘proposed’ insecticide decision by ERMA
SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ
Endosulfan: An appalling ‘proposed’ insecticide decision by ERMA A gender bender (endocrine disruptor) insecticide banned in 55 countries with residues found in Antarctica, breast milk and New Zealand tomatoes looks set to have continued use in New Zealand ...
26: 95bFM: Mikey & PM On Mugabe n Politics
95bFM Audio : Mikey Havoc talks to Prime Minister Helen Clark on Mugabe's 'landslide victory', John Key and Crosby/Textor, voting youth and the rest home shocker.
27: RDU: Kate Gorgeous V John Key on Nat Reshuffles
RDU Audio: Kate Gorgeous talks to Leader of the opposition John Key about Nationals own past reshuffles and Labours recent one.
28: Banks takes on board Code of Practice concerns
The New Zealand banking industry has revised its Code of Banking Practice following an in-depth period of consultation with InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) and advocacy group Consumer NZ.
29: Fairfax to Build Editorial Centres of Expertise
Fairfax Media, New Zealand's largest media company, has today announced plans to create national centres of expertise to carry out sub-editing, layout and page production for all features, world and business pages for its nine daily newspapers.
30: Kiwi Kids turning "Robo-Kids" with Toshiba
AUCKLAND, June 30, 2008 - As part of an effort to get kids excited about science and technology and build the scientific skills base of New Zealand's future workforce, Toshiba Information Systems Division (ISD) has announced its sponsorship of RoboCup ...