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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 30 June 2008

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

1: Philippines: Typhoon Frank (Fengshen) Update No.21

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."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00676.htm


2: Nicaragua: do what we want or else...
Toni Solo

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00397.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00307.htm


4: NZ First, display of banners in Tauranga
Electoral Commission

Banners on a house in Tauranga promoting New Zealand First did not display promoter statements. The offence will be reported to the Police.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00372.htm


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).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00520.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00481.htm


7: Silver Fern Farms: farmers will decide
Cooperatives Association

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00532.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00500.htm


9: The politics of animal cruelty
Walter Brasch

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00396.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00518.htm


11: Eco-boat smashes round-the-world speed record
Earthrace

Earthrace eco-boat smashes round-the-world speed record by 13 days, 21 hours and 9 minutes
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00275.htm


12: Greens, billboard non-compliant promoter statement
Electoral Commission

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00369.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00501.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00308.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00504.htm


16: Green Party, three posters in Morningside
Electoral Commission

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00371.htm


17: UK Avian Flu Info Bulletin - Protection Zone Lifts
UK Government

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00673.htm


18: Kiwisaver mortgage diversion begins 1 July
Gordon Copeland

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00502.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00514.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00368.htm


21: Working week set for major changes: Greens
Green Party

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00497.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00680.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00498.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00507.htm


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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00380.htm


26: 95bFM: Mikey & PM On Mugabe n Politics
Scoop Audio

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00402.htm


27: RDU: Kate Gorgeous V John Key on Nat Reshuffles
Scoop Audio

RDU Audio: Kate Gorgeous talks to Leader of the opposition John Key about Nationals own past reshuffles and Labours recent one.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00009.htm


28: Banks takes on board Code of Practice concerns
Internet NZ

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00501.htm


29: Fairfax to Build Editorial Centres of Expertise
Fairfax

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00533.htm


30: Kiwi Kids turning "Robo-Kids" with Toshiba
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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00521.htm

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