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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings July 25 2008



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

1: AUSA offers $5000 for citizen's arrest of Rice

Auckland University Students Association

Auckland students seek the arrest of a high-level United States official visiting Auckland this weekend. New Zealand's largest students' association has offered any Auckland University student a $5000 reward if they are able to make a successful ...

2: Military Recruits Children: Game Violates Int Law

Michael B. Reagan

In May of 2002, the United States Army invaded E3, the annual video game convention held in Los Angeles. At the city's Convention Center, young game enthusiasts mixed with camouflaged soldiers, Humvees and a small tank parked near the entrance. Thundering ...

3: Nats receiving money from racing industry: Hager

Alister Barry

Author Nicky Hager, speaking tonight at the Auckland premier of the film The Hollow Men, revealed that the National Party under John Key has been receiving financial backing from the racing industry.

4: Labour appoints stooges and hacks

New Zealand National Party

National’s Transport spokesman Maurice Williamson says it’s a disgrace that Labour has stacked the board of the newly formed New Zealand Transport Agency with its stooges.

5: Audio + Images: Peters Denies Wrongdoing

Scoop Audio

Scoop Audio + Images: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has denied any knowledge of wrongdoing concerning allegations of undisclosed political donations to his party.

6: Royal NZ Ballet's Romeo And Juliet 'World Class'

Royal NZ Ballet

CRITICS are raving about the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet which opened in Palmerston North last week, calling it a “world class production”.

7: Wild Weather On Way, Forecasters Warn

Northland Regional Council

Northlanders are in for a wet, windy and wild weekend with forecasters predicting heavy downpours, severe gales and big seas.

8: Questions And Answers – Thursday 24 July 2008

Office of the Clerk

1. LESLEY SOPER (Labour) to the Minister of Health: Has he received any reports from medical professionals on possible changes to funding mechanisms for accidents and injury?

9: Peters Rejects Unfounded Claims

New Zealand First Party

A series of newspaper articles, radio and television items this week about New Zealand First election funding are “unsubstantiated rubbish”.

10: Alliance releases 2008 party list

New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party has released its party list and electorate candidates for the 2008 general election. Co-leader Kay Murray at list position number 1 is also Dunedin South candidate and works as programmes manager for a centre for people with disabilities.

11: Students' Association Warned

New Zealand Police

Auckland City Police, tasked with the responsibility of care and protection of the Government's international guest, the United States' Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, are disturbed by the Auckland University Students' Association challenge offering ...

12: Police must butt out of politics during Rice visit

Green Party

It is a constitutional affront for the Police to threaten students wishing to conduct a citizen's arrest of visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Green Party MP Keith Locke says.

13: UK: Poverty Can Be Eradicated By Working Together

UK Government

Speaking to assembled bishops and Archbishop of Canterbury, the PM said that poverty can, must be eradicated "if we can all work together for change". With adequate technology and knowledge available "the will to act must now be found", he said.

14: Images: Schumacher Fine Tunes The California


Michael Schumacher is currently completing the track and road development stages of the Ferrari California, the new 8-cylinder model due to be officially unveiled at the Paris International Motor Show on October 2nd this year.

15: Protest against war criminal Condoleezza Rice

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is co-ordinating a protest directed against US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on her visit to Auckland tomorrow.

16: Civil Defence moitoring

Civil Defence Emergency Management

MetService expects the Auckland region to be hit by a severe storm between midday Saturday and midday Sunday.

17: No welcome for Condoleezza Rice - Protest Sat

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is visiting Auckland from Friday 25 July to Sunday 27 July. She provides the soft public face for a host of aggressive, immoral policies to expand the US empire. For example she has fronted policies resulting ...

18: Dan Lieberman: From Usurpation to Liberation

Dan Lieberman

Yasser Arafat formed the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in an attempt to liberate the Palestinians from what he perceived as gross injustices and persecution. Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands and oppressive tactics facilitated the ...

19: Evil as the Absence of Empathy

Ernest Partridge

In 1946, Dr. Gustav M. Gilbert, a psychologist fluent in German, was assigned by the U.S. Army to study the minds and motivations of the Nazi defendants at the Nuremberg tribunals. The following year, his Nuremberg Diary was published, containing transcripts ...

20: Air NZ ranked one of world’s most trusted airlines


Air New Zealand ranked as one of the world’s most trusted airlines by Asia Pacific air travellers in Unisys Trusted Enterprise research study

21: WTO: Serious Jobs Impact In Developing Countries


As negotiations intensify at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) aiming for a final deal to conclude seven years of negotiations in the Doha Round, the ITUC has criticised the pressure on developing countries to make disproportionate commitments.

22: Peters names new Ambassador to Philippines

New Zealand Government

New Zealand's next Ambassador to the Philippines will be career diplomat Andrew Matheson, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today.

23: Cyclone-affected children return to school


Thousands of cyclone-affected school children in Myanmar have been able to return to school thanks to help from UNICEF.

24: Another "Bipartisan" Victory for Bush-Singh Deal

J. Sri Raman

Very few found the victory of India's government in a confidence vote in the country's parliament on Tuesday evening anything like startling news. The margin of victory, however, turned out to be much wider than many had expected. This created a tailor-made ...

25: Harawira: NZ China Free Trade Agreement

The Maori Party

NZ China Free Trade Agreement Hone Harawira, MP for Te Tai Tokerau Thursday 24 July 2008; 4.30pm

26: China FTA Bill Passes Final Reading

New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Phil Goff says the passing in Parliament today of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement Bill will bring the FTA into force on 1 October and represents an historic advance in New Zealand’s trading relationships.

27: Get Your War On becomes a live animation video...

Soft Skull Media

23/6 (, a leading comedic news site, is launching a 10-part animated series based on David Rees’ “Get Your War On” comic strip , which Rees created after 9/11 to offer a wry take on the emerging war on terror. The strip is assembled ...

28: - 25 July 2008

New Zealand National Party

A tsunami of cronies? Maybe an avalanche? Whatever the appropriate expression, we surely are witnessing one of them right now.

29: Rahui Reid Katene, candidate for Te Tai Tonga

The Maori Party

“The people of Te Tai Tonga need an energetic, hard-working MP to give them a presence and voice in Parliament”, says Rahui Katene, Maori Party candidate for Te Tai Tonga.

30: Shell leads second price decrease in a week

Shell New Zealand

Shell this morning has reviewed its prices and effective 10am has dropped prices by another 4 cents a litre across all of its fuels making the current prices:


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