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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 23 July 2008

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

1: Bush Lied, Thought It Was Funny and Killed 1M+

David Swanson

Borrowing heavily from Congressman Dennis Kucinich's articles of impeachment, but adding and removing bits and pieces, here's a case against the current occupant of the White House:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00229.htm


2: Lyndon Hood: Things To Do About Winston Peters
Lyndon Hood

With allegations, unanswered questions, not-exactly-misleading statements, evidence of technical wrongdoing and unsubstantiated smears™ swirling around New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters it came sometimes be difficult to sort out the most expedient ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00238.htm


3: Project Hayes And Global Warming
Roch Sullivan

When the Environment Court reconvenes this month for Meridian’s Project Hayes case, it will hear from leading international climate scientists whose evidence will challenge the credibility of the popular view that man made carbon dioxed causes dangerous ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00196.htm


4: Google Māori goes live
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Google Māori goes live to the world tomorrow. The Māori interface of Google, the world’s largest online search engine, is being launched at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Rotorua.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0807/S00073.htm


5: Death of Free Internet is Imminent
Kevin Parkinson

In the last 15 years or so, as a society we have had access to more information than ever before in modern history because of the Internet. There are approximately 1 billion Internet users in the world B and any one of these users can theoretically ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00225.htm


6: Employers cannot profit from workers who save
New Zealand Government

Labour Minister Trevor Mallard is concerned at a misleading advertising campaign by employers threatening to have employees’ KiwiSaver contributions deducted from their take-home pay while pocketing a government tax credit.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00393.htm


7: Minister; Please Explain to NZ Parents
Ron Law

"The Minister of Health has released data that shows that only children vaccinated with MeNZB died from meningococcal disease of any strain in 2006 and 2007," says Risk & Policy Analyst, Ron Law.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00113.htm


8: Hanover Finance Moves To Restructure
Hanover Finance

The Board of Hanover Finance Limited today announced it would suspend acceptance of new investments and repayment of existing deposits as it worked with trustees on a plan to restructure the business going forward.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00409.htm


9: Questions and Answers - 22 July 2008
Office of the Clerk

Foreign Affairs, Minister—Confidence 2. JOHN KEY (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she have confidence in the Minister of Foreign Affairs; if so, why? Rt Hon HELEN CLARK (Prime Minister) : Yes, because he is a hard-working ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00401.htm


10: Hamilton aviation designer to launch NZ plane
Word of Mouth Media

A Hamilton aviation designer is seeking equity partners to launch his new Omega light aircraft on to the domestic market.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00384.htm


11: Broken promise on water safety in leaked paper
Green Party

A leaked government blueprint for freshwater management shows Labour may be about to break its promise to make all water bodies safe for swimming within a generation, according to Green MP and Co-Leader Russel Norman.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00396.htm


12: Cosgrove: Speech to Immigration Law 08 Conference
New Zealand Government

Hon Clayton Cosgrove Minister of Immigration: The Immigration Change Programme – speech to the Immigration Law 2008 Conference
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00403.htm


13: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday 23 July 2008
Office of the Clerk

JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Racing; if so, why? 2. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Agriculture: What reports has he received on the importance of ACC to farmers and other agriculture ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00408.htm


14: Kiwis’ kitchen cleaning habits exposed
3M New Zealand

Auckland, 23 July 2008. A recent survey of over 1,200 New Zealanders by 3M New Zealand has revealed some disturbing cleaning habits in the nation’s kitchens.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00054.htm


15: In the air tonight hits #1 thanks to 'Gorilla'
Cadbury Confectionery

The Phil Collins 1981 hit In the air tonight, which features on the Cadbury Dairy Milk ‘Gorilla’ ad, has hit the #1 spot on New Zealand’s Official Top 40 Chart this week!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00237.htm


16: ACTA copyright negotiations demand scrutiny
InternetNZ

InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) is concerned at the paucity of detail surrounding the proposed international Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00055.htm


17: Diesel Hybrids On The Horizon
Motorcorp Distributors

Land Rover’s engineers are now conducting real-world tests with some ground-breaking Diesel ERAD Hybrid vehicles, aimed at dramatically cutting CO2 and other emissions while still delivering characteristic Land Rover all-terrain performance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00412.htm


18: Air NZ Says Pacific Blue Ripping Off Customers
Air New Zealand

Pacific Blue is set to gouge the pockets of Kiwi travellers under its new baggage policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00408.htm


19: 95bFM: Deady & Manning Examine The Rice Visit
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio: Paul Deady talks to Selwyn Manning from Scoop to analyse what both New Zealand and the USA stand to gain from secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's impending visit to Aotearoa. Issues discussed: Iran Israel USA relations; NZ's defence ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00245.htm


20: 95bFM Deady + Buchanan NZ Needs To Debate Security
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio: Paul Deady talks to Paul Buchanan about his latest opinion piece on Scoop titled Rethinking NZ's Military Commitment In Afghanistan where he argues New Zealand needs to reassess and debate its political/international security policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00246.htm


21: Campaign Against Mallard's "Attack On Workers" EMA
Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Employers say changes proposed to the KiwiSaver scheme by Trevor Mallard will erode workers rights and create inequality in the workplace.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00381.htm


22: Shocking report on West Coast water quality
Green Party

The West Coast mining and dairy industries must be called to account by the West Coast Regional Council and the Government, after the industries were identified today as major offenders in a report saying 100 percent of West Coast water supplies failed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00382.htm


23: EMA campaigns to keep Kiwisaver ripoffs – EPMU
EPMU

The Employers and Manufacturers Association’s campaign against law changes that would stop employers ripping off Kiwisaver payments is a sick joke, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00271.htm


24: Greens ‘listen to parents’ demand hypocritical
The Family Party

In a Green Party press statement released today titled, “Dear Helen, please listen to the parents – Greens,” the party is calling on the Prime Minister to listen to parents. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00397.htm
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00281.htm


25: Employers campaign against KiwiSaver rights - CTU
Council of Trade Unions

The CTU has slammed the Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association’s campaign to stop an amendment to the law that will ensure workers get their fair share of KiwiSaver entitlements. In a very small number of cases employers are making workers ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00272.htm


26: Tenth Festival Of Pacific Arts Begins In Pago Pago
Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Around 2000 artists from 22 Pacific Island countries and territories will celebrate the official opening of the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts in Pago Pago, American Samoa. The event promotes cultural exchange and regional unity.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00668.htm


27: Coming to a disaster near you? The big "Green Rig"
Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

One of the “star attractions” at the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Forum at Parliament tomorrow will be big, green and mobile. It is Horizons Regional Council’s mobile education facility and emergency operations centre (EOC), the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00284.htm


28: Nats policy means 250% ACC levy hike
New Zealand Government

Any privatisation of accident compensation would mean a levy hike of at least 250 per cent for rural people and a likely reduction in rehabilitation services, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00422.htm


29: Wellington Launches New Domestic Visitor Campaign
Positively Wellington Tourism

New Zealand fell in love with ‘Have a Love Affair with Wellington’. Now Positively Wellington Tourism is launching the next iteration of its domestic marketing campaign, inviting New Zealanders to ‘Spoil Yourself in Wellington’.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00194.htm


30: Paul Deady IVs Mark Gosche on Immigration Bill
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio: Paul Deady talks to Mark Goshe, the Labour MP who is the Chair of the Transport and Industrial Relations select committee that has just reported back on the contentious Immigration Bill.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00244.htm

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