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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 18 July 2008

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

1: Michael Collins: Election Fraud and Tyranny (2)

Michael Collins

How did we reach our current state of decline in just eight excruciating years? Aren't we working hard enough? Was there some millennial shift in consciousness and morality? How could we elect leaders like Bush and Cheney and their minions on Capitol Hill?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00177.htm


2: Marlborough: Recession? What recession?
Bayleys

A booming viticulture industry, a marked rise in dairying activity, and a buoyant commercial property market have combined to help Marlborough’s economy buck the national trend of economic recession.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00308.htm


3: Foreign Take-Over Of Dairy Industry Begins
New Zealand First Party

The take-over of New Zealand’s dairy industry by foreign investors has begun in earnest following the precedent-setting decision by the Overseas Investment Office to allow Russian company Nutritek to buy 100% of New Zealand Dairies Ltd, says New ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00331.htm


4: St John supports review of air ambulance sector
St John

St John agrees with the key findings of the independent report on the emergency air ambulance sector released by the government today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00096.htm


5: Undernews For July 15, 2008
Undernews

It is against the journalist's code of ethics to say so, but the presidential campaign has become incredibly dull. Over the past few weeks, the candidates have become becalmed, drifting in the electoral ocean, sails flapping lazily, awaiting for nature and history ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00173.htm


6: Flight of the Conchords receive 4 Emmy nominations
New Zealand Comedy Guild

The NZ Comedy Guild would like to congratulate Flight of the Conchords on receiving 4 nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place on September 21.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00169.htm


7: Silverstream To Restructure Its Operations
Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms has reached agreement for the sale and partial lease back of its Silverstream processing facility near Mosgiel, outside Dunedin. The plant, which processes and packages lamb products from other Silver Fern Farm plants, is being ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00318.htm


8: UN Must Adjust To 'New Reality' In Kosovo -- Ban
United Nations

In light of developments since Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in February, the UN mission there is unable to perform its usual functions and must adjust to the new reality on the ground, says Ban Ki-moon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00537.htm


9: Interview With Up the Yangtze Director Yung Chang
Scoop TV

Scoop TV interviews Up The Yangtze's director Yung Chang. Up The Yangtze takes us on the surreal journey of China’s unfaltering drive towards modernity with two teenagers affected in different ways by their nation’s ambition.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00180.htm


10: Richie McCaw Swaps Rugby For Flying
New Zealand Defence Force

All Black Richie McCaw swapped his rugby jersey for a flight suit today and went flying with Royal New Zealand Air Force.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00230.htm


11: Plan To Drill Into Fault To Study Earthquakes
Joint Media Statement

A group of New Zealand and international scientists has been awarded funding to investigate drilling into the Alpine Fault on the West Coast of the South Island, so they can learn about earthquakes and how the fault operates.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00042.htm


12: www.mccully.co.nz - 18 July 2008
New Zealand National Party

The National Party’s Accident Compensation policy released this week charts a careful and considered route to improvement in the scheme. The Labour Party, the trade unions, and assorted left-wing lawyers and self-appointed commentators had prepared their ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00339.htm


13: What Are The World's Least Developed Countries?
UNCTAD

Forty-nine countries are currently designated by the UN as "least developed countries" (LDCs). They are distributed among the following regions: Africa (33), Asia (10), Pacific (5), Caribbean (1). The list of LDCs is reviewed every three years.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00535.htm


14: Walter Brasch: It’s Still the Economy, Stupid
Walter Brasch

George W. Bush looked into the TV camera, Tuesday morning [July 15] and tried to assuage the fears of about 300 million Americans who believed they were in the middle of a Recession.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00168.htm


15: Gordon Campbell Talks To Jim Anderton
Gordon Campbell

It is unusual to talk about a 70 year old in terms of untapped potential, but the aura of ‘what might have been’ will always hang over Jim Anderton’s career. New Zealand never got the full benefit of his skills – and conversely, Anderton ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00175.htm


16: Tony Veitch Media Statement
Tony Veitch

I have tendered my resignation to TVNZ and The Radio Network today. I need to take stock of my life and spend time with my family before I make any decisions about my future. At the time I undertook counselling and am still continuing to do so. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00225.htm


17: Vineyard, winery and café in for sale
Harcourts

17 July 2008 – An established vineyard, a new state-of-the-art boutique winery and a new café, both rebuilt since destroyed by fire in 2006, are the key features of a unique opportunity in the Nelson region being auctioned as a going concern next ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00303.htm


18: Statement From Dog Bite Victim
Waikato District Health Board

The 13-year-old boy attacked by four dogs at Waitoa on Monday has today thanked the three women who came to his aid.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00094.htm


19: Ministers welcome Air Ambulance Report
New Zealand Government

The Minister of Health David Cunliffe and the Minister for ACC Maryan Street are supporting a set of recommendations from the Air Ambulance Reference Group, but they say much more work is needed before any changes should be made.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00337.htm


20: Veitch assault - complaint made
New Zealand Police

Auckland City Police investigating allegations of assault by Mr Tony Veitch can confirm that they have received a formal complaint from the former partner named in the media.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00231.htm


21: Rugby World Cup 2011
Auckland Regional Council

The Auckland region has come together to put forward a compelling case to host two quarter-finals and the bronze final in the world’s third largest sporting event - Rugby World Cup 2011.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00160.htm


22: National to enhance protection of outdoors
United Future NZ Party

National's Outdoor Recreation policy will ensure that current and future generations will continue to enjoy the great outdoors, while the safeguarding of New Zealand's unique biodiversity remains a priority.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00343.htm


23: Cosgrove welcomes rugby league review committee
New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Clayton Cosgrove has today welcomed the announcement of the new committee to undertake an independent review of New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00336.htm


24: Mallard: Improving public sector productivity
New Zealand Government

Labour Minister Trevor Mallard's speech at the P3 Productivity Partnership and Public Value Conference, Wellington Town Hall Convention Centre Good evening. Many thanks to you all for joining me to share this occasion.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00325.htm


25: Dr Chris Eichbaum appointed to Reserve Bank Board
New Zealand Government

Dr Chris Eichbaum has been appointed to the Reserve Bank Board, Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00340.htm


26: Courageous store refuses to sell tobacco
Toi Te Ora

Toi Te Ora – Public Health and the Lakes Smokefree Coalition are once again congratulating an Okere Falls store owner who refuses to sell cigarettes. Sarah Uhl who owns the Okere Falls Store won’t sell a product that is both expensive and lethal.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00093.htm


27: Review: Garbage Warrior, Making Houses From Junk
Natasha Burling

Garbage Warrior is the story of environmental crusader Mike Reynolds, who is determined to provide the world with sustainable housing made of…junk.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00181.htm


28: ACC Review Sensible
Southern Cross

A full review of ACC has the potential to achieve more effective rehabilitation of injured New Zealanders, the Group Chief Executive of Southern Cross Healthcare, Dr Ian McPherson, said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00088.htm


29: This Sunday's Agenda: Act Leader Rodney Hide
Agenda

Former TVNZ journalist Shaun Brown on the French nuclear testing he witnessed at Mururoa Atoll 35 years ago.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00237.htm


30: Election Bribe At Universities' Expense
University of Auckland

The universal student allowance being contemplated by the Government would amount to "an unjustified election bribe", the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Auckland, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0807/S00060.htm

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