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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 11 July 2008

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

1: Statement from TVNZ Regarding Tony Veitch

Television New Zealand

Television New Zealand has a review process underway regarding disclosures by sports presenter Tony Veitch.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00176.htm


2: Evolution: Except Vanity Fair Media Doesn't Get It
Suzan Mazur

"Unless the discourse around evolution is opened up to scientific perspectives beyond Darwinism, the education of generations to come is at risk of being sacrificed for the benefit of a dying theory." – Stuart Newman , New York Medical College
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00089.htm


3: Be The Drummer With Cadbury ‘Gorilla’
Cadbury Confectionery

In a first for mobile phone users in New Zealand, Cadbury is introducing image recognition technology for Cadbury ‘Gorilla’ fans, so that they can download ‘Gorilla’ content to their phones.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00202.htm


4: Climate Change Statement: the Royal Society of NZ
The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand convenes an expert committee on climate. The controversy over climate change and its causes, and possible confusion among the public, have prompted the committee to produce a statement to make absolutely clear what the evidence ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00018.htm


5: ECE policy: Your family - your choice
New Zealand National Party

National today released details of its early childhood education policy, which includes retaining but improving the 20 Hours scheme for three- and four-year-olds.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00222.htm


6: Kosovo Situation: Life As An Independent Country
US State Department

"Kosovo declared its independence in February. There were ... expectations that there might be severe problems, great violence, displacement of persons, conflict, fighting ... dire scenarios ... for which we planned, none of which turned out to be true."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00306.htm


7: Police Work Dangerous And Unappreciated
New Zealand First Party

The tragic death of a police officer in Titahi Bay this morning shows the serious risk police face every day in the line of duty, says New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00219.htm


8: Veitch Not Fronting TVNZ's Olympic Coverage
Television New Zealand

Sports presenter Tony Veitch will not be fronting Television New Zealand's coverage of the Beijing Olympics, Chief Executive Rick Ellis said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00219.htm


9: Transport Policy: A Replay of the Economic Past?
New Zealand Business Roundtable

In February 2000, shortly after the Labour-led government was elected, the then Business Roundtable chairman Ralph Norris gave a speech entitled ‘Can New Zealand Afford to Replay the Economic Past?’
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00220.htm


10: Radio Adelaide: Veitch Admission + Political Spat
Scoop Audio

Radio Adelaide: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey discuss how well known TVNZ sports presenter Tony Veitch has admitted having "lashed out" against his former partnerAlso, it is a 'I work longer hours than you' spat between Helen Clark and John Key!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00081.htm


11: Fuel Cell Suzuki Sx4 Takes To Japanese Roads
Suzuki

One of the rising stars in the New Zealand new car market is being tested in an advanced and highly efficient form. The Suzuki SX4-FCV (fuel cell vehicle) is about to undergo testing on Japanese roads after being shown at the recent G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00215.htm


12: Niueans Encouraged to Eat Free Range Chooks
Jeremy Rose

Niue’s Director of Health Dr Sitaleki Finau is encouraging Niueans to begin eating free range chickens. Unlike in most countries the move would actually save locals money.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00088.htm


13: Porirua Police Officer Killed On Duty
New Zealand Police

A Porirua policeman has died after being struck by a stolen car being pursued in Titahi Bay about 3am today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00118.htm


14: Kosovo: UNMIK Briefing On 'Use Of Languages' Law
United Nations

"Authorities should inform the people in Kosovo about their language rights. People are not always aware of their rights to use their own language which is a basic human right. The report is available in English, Albanian, Serbian, Turkish and Romani."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00319.htm


15: www.mccully.co.nz - 11 July 2008
New Zealand National Party

This week’s announcement that former Labour list MP Diane Yates has been appointed a director of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) gives a good indication of just how hard it has been to dislodge some of the Labour MPs selected for the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00239.htm


16: Israel's Role In The Rescue Of Hostage Betancourt
CAMERA - camera.org

"This is a miracle, a miracle. We have an amazing military. I think only the Israelis can possibly pull off something like this." -- Ingrid Betancourt, upon her dramatic rescue from FARC captivity (as reported in the July 3 Wall Street Journal).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00292.htm


17: Death of Police Officer
New Zealand Government

Acting Minister of Police Phil Goff said: "Our hearts go out to the family of Sergeant Derek Wootton, the police officer who died in the line of duty, and to his friends and his colleagues in the New Zealand Police Force. We extend to them our condolences ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00221.htm


18: South Africans to help fill Kiwi skills shortage
Navman NZ Ltd

Leading navigation technology company Navman is aiming to solve its skills shortage by targeting well-qualified South Africans at an international recruitment Expo later this month.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00216.htm


19: Top Scoop Stories - 11 July 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

Police Officer Slain / National Policy & Parents / Rest Home Closure / Boarding House Dwellers / Heroism & Firefighters / Viral Marketing & Gorillas in the Hits / Escorial Cloth / Guest Nights / Betancourt's Unlikely Rescue / Un-Holy Soldiers / G8.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00091.htm


20: John Bishop's Communications Line - July 2008
John Bishop

Tony Veitch must be wondering what has hit him. The sporting weekend had gone well and then on Monday morning, whammo, in the DominionPost he's accused of hitting his former partner and then buying her silence, and by Wednesday afternoon he's standing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00090.htm


21: Gordon Campbell on big, bad government spending
Gordon Campbell

On Wednesday, the ANZ economist Cameron Bagrie provided some economic data that –co-incisdentally, I’m sure – sought to back up the centre right argument that government spending is chronically mis-directed. Bagrie took care to point out that he wasn’t saying ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00092.htm


22: 20 Hours Free not safe under Key
New Zealand Government

The release of National Party policy on early childhood education has been done with little fanfare today to disguise the fact that National’s leader John Key will not guarantee that the scheme will continue to be free for Kiwi parents, says Education ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00235.htm


23: Porirua Police Officer Named
New Zealand Police

The Porirua police officer who died after being hit by a stolen car in Titahi Bay this morning was Sergeant Derek Wootton, aged 52 years.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00117.htm


24: Evo Exposé: The Wizards -- Pivar, Dawkins, Salthe
Suzan Mazur

Stuart Pivar, a chemist and mechanical engineer, lives just off New York's Central Park West in an apartment stuffed with old art and hundreds of natural history specimens -- cases of amber-winged and emerald beetles, fuzzy tarantulas, tiny blue scorpions, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00086.htm


25: Kiwi firefighters to help battle California blaze
New Zealand Government

A contingent of New Zealand and Australian rural firefighters will soon be helping to tackle the wildfires in California, Internal Affairs Minister Rick Barker said today. The 40 strong group will include 8 Kiwi rural firefighters from the Department ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00202.htm


26: New train timetables, more frequent services
ARTA

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) and its train operator Veolia Transport would like to remind Auckland rail commuters that new passenger rail timetables will be in place from Sunday 13 July 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00120.htm


27: <> New Zealand Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force

A vet, a postie and a DOC Ranger are three of the 44 mainly Territorial Force (TF) personnel heading to the Solomon Islands on Monday for a four month tour of duty.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00177.htm


28: Committee consulting on Living Cell Technologies
Ministry of Health

The National Health Committee is seeking input from interested parties and members of the public on an application that has been made by Living Cell Technologies Pty Limited to conduct a clinical trial of pig cell transplantation in New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00059.htm


29: Up the Yangtze: A Surreal Journey To Modernity
Natasha Burling

Review: Natasha Burling writes that Up the Yangtze, screening at the Auckland International Film Festival, takes us on the surreal journey of China’s drive towards modernity with two teenagers affected by their nation’s ambition.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00084.htm


30: National saddened by death of police officer
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key says the tragic death of police officer Sergeant Derek Wootton in the line of duty in Titahi Bay today is a stark reminder of the danger every frontline officer faces on behalf of the public.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00225.htm

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