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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings August 7 2008

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

1: FULL COVERAGE: National Conf + Secret Recordings

Scoop Full Coverage

Full Coverage of the National Party conference and secret recordings of Bill English, Lockwood Smith, and Nick Smith, including audio, statements, fallout and analysis. Ethical? Justified? In the public interest? You be the judge.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00074.htm


2: Undernews For August 6, 2008
Undernews

As I've often told Ginsberg, you can't blame the President for the state of the country, it's always the poets' fault. You can't expect politicians to come up with a vision, they don't have it in them. Poets have to come up with the vision and they ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00092.htm


3: Audio: Nick Smith On KiwiSaver + Crosby Textor
Scoop Audio

Audio: Scoop has received audio of Nick Smith discussing KiwiSaver and how National wants to fight the election on tax. He also discusses how MPs not Crosby Textor call the shots on National policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00076.htm


4: Kevin List Pours Water Over Recording Rumours
Scoop Audio

Radio Active Audio: Scoop's Kevin List delivers his week of politics round up on Radio Active and pours water on rumours that he was behind the secret recordings of National Party MPs.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00073.htm


5: Press Release on Winston Peters inquiry
Privileges Committee

The Privileges Committee met this morning to decide how to proceed with its examination of the question of privilege that stands referred to it concerning complaints that the Rt Hon Winston Peters failed to disclose a gift and failed to disclose a debt ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00108.htm


6: Log truck initiative credited with safer roads
Joint Media Statement

Log truck operators and forest owners have today signed an updated Log Transport Safety Accord designed to further improve the safety of all road users.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00115.htm


7: Radio Adelaide: Manning On Secret Tapes, Recession
Scoop Audio

Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning & Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss how secret audio tape recordings surfaced during the National Party conference. Why were they of high public interest. Also, Treasury states NZ has slipped into recession.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00075.htm


8: Enter the surreal, magical world of Twilight Falls
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Currently transforming the Open window space at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth is Joanna Langford’s surreal and enchanting world Twilight Falls.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00050.htm


9: PHARMAC reaffirms confidence in 9 week treatment
PHARMAC

After extensive investigation, PHARMAC has declined an application from the pharmaceutical company Roche to fund 12 month treatments with the breast cancer drug Herceptin, but will continue to fully fund the 9 week treatment.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00033.htm


10: Councils and ratepayers fall off government radar
Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Government's response to the Shand report shows it doesn't care about local councils or ratepayers, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00114.htm


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 7 August 08
Office of the Clerk

1. SU'A WILLIAM SIO to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on alternative ways of promoting domestic savings?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00107.htm


12: Young Labour requests an apology from John Key
Young Labour

Young Labour today requests an apology from John Key after Duncan Garner revealed that his source was not a member of Labour, or any other political party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00072.htm


13: Labour to sell 'non-core' assets
New Zealand National Party

National Party State Owned Enterprises spokesman Gerry Brownlee says Labour has confirmed it plans to float 'non-core' state-owned assets on the Stock Exchange for 'mum and dad' investors.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00124.htm


14: Poverty report: fair go for all children essential
Barnardos

The report released today by the Office of the Children's Commissioner and Barnardos New Zealand makes it clear that the enormous social and economic impacts of child poverty in New Zealand are unsustainable. The report also identifies a range of initiatives ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00076.htm


15: Islam Awareness Week launched
Syed Akbar Kamal

In an increasingly multi-cultural and diverse ethnic landscape of Aotearoa Gov-Gen Anand Satyanand underscored the need to channel efforts in realizing religious understanding while launching the 5th annual Islam Awareness Week organized by Federation of Islamic ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00091.htm


16: China’s Olympic Games website hacked
The ColorOrange

On Wednesday TheColorOrange.net received an anonymous telephone call that hackers have changed the headlines of the official Chinese Olympic website into orange, the signal color of the human rights abuses in China.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00087.htm


17: Herceptin decision continues to disappoint
Roche

Roche Products (NZ) Ltd is very disappointed that New Zealand women with early HER2 positive breast cancer will continue to miss out on the internationally accepted 52 weeks' treatment with Herceptin(r) (trastuzumab).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00037.htm


18: Questions And Answers – Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN KEY (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement she made yesterday, in relation to debt to GDP ratios, that “over the forecast period of the Budget that the Labour Government has delivered these debt ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00104.htm


19: Public sector fat cats?
University of Waikato

But public servants can hardly claim they’re currently underpaid, according to research by a University of Waikato Management School economist. The study, published in the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, shows that public sector employees ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00055.htm


20: Family Party Announces New Candidates
The Family Party

The Family Party is pleased to announce the following candidates in the lead up to the 2008 General Election. Further candidates will be announced in due course.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00069.htm


21: Matterhorn Bar Of The Year Hat Trick
The Matterhorn

For the third consecutive year Matterhorn has won Bar of the Year at the New Zealand Bar Awards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00058.htm


22: Herceptin Decision
New Zealand Government

Pharmac’s decision to decline funding for a 12 month course of the breast cancer drug Herceptin has been acknowledged by the Minister of Health David Cunliffe.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00116.htm


23: Petrol prices are due to peak oil not profits
Green Party

The problem with petrol pricing is the end of cheap oil, Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel confirmed today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00125.htm


24: 95bFM: Havo & John Key on Secret Recordings
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio : Mikey Havoc talks to John Key on comments leaked from the National party conference, who was sneaking around with a tape recorder and "National's hidden agenda".
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00080.htm


25: China: Beijing Olympics 2008 Harm Key Human Rights
Human Rights Watch

The run-up to the Beijing Olympics has been marred by a well-documented surge in violations of the rights of free expression and association, as well as media freedom. In addition, abuses of migrant construction workers who have increased.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00102.htm


26: National Electioneers over Herceptin
New Zealand Government

National is ignoring the scientific evidence for the 9-week Herceptin treatment and is cynically making an empty promise to New Zealand women and playing on the fears of women suffering from breast cancer.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00130.htm


27: ERMA Receives Gm Animals Field Test Applications
ERMA

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has received four related applications from AgResearch Ltd to conduct wide-ranging genetic modification research of animals in scientific containment facilities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0808/S00014.htm


28: Deady & Manning – Secret Audio & Public Interest
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio: Paul Deady talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning about why Scoop published secret audio recordings of National Party deputy leader Bill English and senior MP Lockwood Smith. Is it ethical? Is it justified? If so, why?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00066.htm


29: Take a Load off Your Feet and Lose Weight
Foot Mechanics

A weight loss competition with a twist - Body for Wives 2008 - recently gave women living in the Manawatu the chance to enter their tubby spouses into a competition to shape up and slim down. General manager of Foot Mechanics John Miller was involved ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00032.htm


30: DHB's response to PHARMAC’s decision
District Health Boards

District Health Boards’ response to PHARMAC’s decision to continue 9 week Herceptin treatment
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00035.htm

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