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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings July 26, 2008

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings July 26, 2008

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

1: Scoop World Coverage: Sec. Condoleezza Rice In NZ

Scoop Full Coverage

In Auckland New Zealand (July 25-27), Secretary Rice will meet with PM Helen Clark, Foreign Minister Winston Peters. The Secretary will address a broad range of topics, including the bilateral political and economic relationship and global concerns.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00761.htm

2: Storm Warning Remains But Worst Waether Has Passed

MetService

The deep low off the Wairarapa Coast that brought stormy conditions over the lower North Island is forecast to move away to the southeast from late morning,with the rain and severe southerly gales easing. However, another 20 to 30mm of rain is still ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0402/S00094.htm

3: Impeachment: Bush Accused of Tyranny and Murder

Michael Collins

Today's hearing on the abuse of presidential powers before the House Committee on the Judiciary turned into a devastating political ambush by Chairman John Conyers (D-MI), committee Democrats, and the extraordinary panel of witnesses.. At least ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00285.htm

4: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00282.htm

5: Further development regarding citizen’s arrest

AUSA

In the interests of the safety of our students, the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) has retracted its $5000 reward for any student who makes a successful citizen’s arrest of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00327.htm

6: $5000 award for citizen's arrest of Peters

Whaleoil

Popular and competent blogger Whaleoil has followed the lead of the Auckland University Students Association in offering a $5000 reward for the arrest of a well known criminal who has recently entered New Zealand: Winston Peters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00323.htm

7: Flooding, Road Closures As Weather Bites

Northland Regional Council

The rain and winds lashing Northland are making their presence felt with surface flooding and power cuts in parts of the region and rain-swollen rivers tipped to top their banks this afternoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00232.htm

8: Winston Peters tells Prime Minister law not broken

Gray Eatwell

Independent Tauranga Candidate Gray Eatwell say’s Winston Peters should stop biting the hands that have fed him and face up to the truth.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00321.htm

9: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00478.htm

10: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00306.htm

11: Heavy rain and Gales expected

New Zealand Police

Incident type: Heavy rain and Gales expected MEDIA STATEMENT; 25 JULY 2008 Heavy Rain And Gales Predicted
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00236.htm

12: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00322.htm

13: Problems with meningitis vaccine not surprising

The Maori Party

Maori Party Health spokesperson Tariana Turia says she can understand the outrage and confusion among Maori health workers over the failure of the meningitis vaccine to provide lasting protection to children – but she is not surprised.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00484.htm

14: Audio + Images: Condoleezza Rice Says NZ An Ally

Scoop Audio

Scoop Report: US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that New Zealand is now a friend and an ally. That's one step up from the 'New Zealand is a very very close friend of the United States' that its President Bush referred to in 2007.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00286.htm

15: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00314.htm

16: 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”.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00264.htm

17: Sec. Rice w/ Aust. FM Smith at Mercedes College

US State Department

"Education is important. First and foremost, because in a democratic society... people really have to believe, and it has to be true: it doesn't matter where you came from; it matters where you're going." -- U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00759.htm

18: Moral Neutrality By Dr Muriel Newman

NZ Centre For Political Research

Earlier this month Britain’s culture of “moral neutrality” came under attack. In a speech in Glasgow, Conservative Party Leader Rt Hon David Cameron said that the obese, drug addicts and the poor have no-one to blame but themselves.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00324.htm

19: VUWSA doubles bounty on Condy's head

Victoria University Students Association

The Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association (VUWSA) was saddened to learn that it's fellow student association AUSA withdrew the reward for Condolezza Rice's arrest while on a visit to New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00325.htm

20: 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”.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00481.htm

21: Environment Waikato on standby

Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato and civil defence agencies are on standby, following a severe weather warning issued by the MetService today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00233.htm

22: EUFA Website For Hanover Investors

EUFA

Calls to EUFA yesterday created a demand for collectiveness for investors to stand up against the abusive manner in which finance companies have treated their investors. To meet demand EUFA have set up a registration on their website for Hanover investors. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00474.htm

23: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00219.htm

24: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00464.htm

25: Waitakere On Stand-by

Civil Defence Emergency Management

Emergency Management (Civil Defence) staff in Waitakere City are on stand-by. That comes with news that a major storm is due to hit the region over the weekend (see weather notification from the Met Service below).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00231.htm

26: Rice w/ Aust. Foreign Minister Smith (Kings Park)

US State Department

"This has been a wonderful trip. You said when we first met that I had to come to Western Australia to really see a part of Australia that was very special, and you couldn’t have been more right. And Perth is a beautiful city." -- Secretary Rice.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00760.htm

27: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00734.htm

28: Situation Remains Dire For Burma Cyclone Victims

United Nations

A joint assessment carried out by the Government, the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) stated similar concerns, confirming that more than 40 per cent of households lost all food stocks during the storm, which battered Burma in May.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00757.htm

29: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings July 25 2008

Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00284.htm

30: Rep. Of Korea: Cartoon Hero Becomes UNHCR Envoy

United Nations

"We thought that being associated with this character, who is extremely popular with all age groups and both sexes, would give us huge potential for recognition in the Republic of Korea, where we are still largely unknown," said Janice Lyn Marshall.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00758.htm

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