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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings August 9 2008

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

1: Recordings + Rumour + Innuendo = Historian's Rant

STATE OF IT by Selwyn Manning

Selwyn Manning writes: Much energy has been directed to identify who secretly recorded National Party MPs. That's their prerogative. However, the ridicule directed at Scoop Media and two of its reporters by historian Dr Michael Bassett, is in need of reply.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00103.htm


2: Beijing Olympics “Live Site” opens this Friday
Northcote Shopping Centre

A special “live site” for the Beijing Olympics gets underway on Friday night at the Northcote Shopping Centre with an opening night of entertainment from 6pm.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00076.htm


3: An Interview with Vincent Bugliosi - Part 1
Michael Collins

In his new book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder , Vincent Bugliosi makes a devastating, well documented case that President George W. Bush is guilty of murder as a result of the lies he told to justify the invasion of Iraq.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00099.htm


4: Robson-on-politics: 8 August 2008
Progressive Party

NOW DID I REALLY SAY THAT ABOUT KIWIBANK? I am afraid that you did Bill. I know that as a close student of the Hollow Men , in fact you feature in it, you realise that such policies are supposed to be undeclared otherwise people won’t vote for you ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00089.htm


5: Botox, manicures, pet grooming for ACC staff
New Zealand National Party

National’s ACC spokeswoman Pansy Wong is incredulous that ACC has shelled out $750,000 for staff to indulge in day spas, manicures, and botox to enhance and improve their personal wellbeing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00132.htm


6: Job recruiters urge Kiwis to Go West
Go West Now

The Western Australian Government's "Go West Now" team is back in New Zealand to attract skilled workers to fill WA's massive job vacancies.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00120.htm


7: Waitemata To Woolloomooloo Nine Times A Week
Pacific Blue

Friday, 8 August 2008: New Zealand airline Pacific Blue today confirmed further international expansion, with nine weekly return services from Auckland to Sydney to start in October and additions to its Pacific Islands network.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00142.htm


8: Revolutionary Technology For Wind Energy Now In NZ
E Sime Group

The Honourable Trevor Mallard will be launching the first Proven Energy Wind Turbine by throwing the switch on a 6kw unit installed at the premises of E Sime Group Ltd in Seaview, Lower Hutt on Friday afternoon, 8 August 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00122.htm


9: Strong Results for NZB South Island Sale
NZ Bloodstock

The South Island took centre stage today with strong results recorded at New Zealand Bloodstock's annual South Island Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Mixed Bloodstock at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00143.htm


10: Kiwi Party Outlines Plans for Changes to Referenda
The Kiwi Party

Announcing the results of the audit on the petition to force a referendum on the ‘Anti-smacking’ law, party leader Larry Baldock also outlined The Kiwi Party’s pledge to make changes to the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act (CIR) at its National ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00118.htm


11: Kiwi Party supports review of RUC and Fuel Tax
The Kiwi Party

Speaking at his Party’s annual conference in Auckland today, Kiwi Party leader Larry Baldock applauded the success of the transport industry in forcing the Government to agree to an independent review of the way we collect revenue to pay for our road ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00116.htm


12: Why won’t they sign?
New Zealand Government

The Progressives and Labour have signed. NZ First has signed. The Greens have signed. The Maori Party has agreed to sign.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00160.htm


13: Global Public Health Goals Thwarted
Aids Foundation

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: DAY 6 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Global Public Health Goals Thwarted By Human Rights Violations, Gender Inequality And Stigma More than 24,000 Participants from 194 Nations Contribute to Success of Conference Mexico City [8 August 2008] ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00156.htm


14: Taking charge of a changing future
Waitakere City

Inspiring a community to face the challenges of the future and to be part of creating change is the focus of a series of seminars and workshops being held in Waitakere next week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00092.htm


15: Is Africa a Cold War Battleground?
Black Agenda Report

A new cold war looms over Africa, fueled by "dwindling primary natural resources, oil and gas" elsewhere on the planet. The continent has never recovered from centuries of European and American exploitation of her land and people, while "the human, social ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00112.htm


16: Party leader outlines first five pledges.
The Kiwi Party

Addressing his party’s annual conference today, party leader Larry Baldock announced their first five priorities for action they would be working on after the election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00117.htm


17: Olympics: Men of Conscience should Raise HR Issue
Prof. Kanbawza Win

The original purpose of the Olympic Games, both ancient and modern, is to foster the ideal of, “A sound mind in a sound body,” and to promote friendship among the nations. The Official Olympic Anthem runs “Immortal spirit of Antiquity, Father ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00109.htm


18: Swedish chefs at Hilton Hotel for Swedish Style NZ
Swedish Style New Zealand

Young, dynamic and innovative, the two Swedish chefs who will participate in Swedish Style New Zealand in Auckland on October 18-25, 2008, are typical of the new generation of chefs in Sweden.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00140.htm


19: US President George Bush Visits Bangkok, Thailand
The White House

"America looks to Thailand as a leader in the region and a partner around the world. I was proud to designate Thailand a major non-NATO ally of the United States. I salute the Thai people on the restoration of democracy." - George Bush.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00125.htm


20: Myspace Offers NZ Marketers A New Way To Connect
Myspace.com

Nielsen and internal figures show us almost 400,000 New Zealanders spent 156,000 hours viewing 14 million pages on MySpace.com in the month of June 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00062.htm


21: The McCain Plan: Homer Simpson without the Donut
Greg Palast

I’m guessing it was excessive exposure to either radiation or George Bush, but Senator John McCain’s comments from inside a nuclear power plant in Michigan are so cracked-brained that I fear some loose gamma rays are doing to McCain’s gray ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00110.htm


22: 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


23: The Games They Play in Burma
J. Sri Raman

On August 8, a small team of six athletes from Burma is scheduled to participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing. Very few back home, however, may be wondering on this occasion about the team's fortunes in the field, track, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00111.htm


24: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings August 8 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00115.htm


25: SRB: Guangzhou Spastic
Scoop Review of Books

Beijing Coma by Ma Jian Chatto & Windus, $37. Review By Jeremy Rose for the Scoop Review of Books My first conversation in China was with a spastic street cleaner in Guangzhou. After establishing I was from New Zealand he asked whether the Treaty ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00114.htm


26: Bush In Bangkok Blasts Burma & China
Richard S. Ehrlich

A billboard, advertising English language lessons, hopes to attract customers who want to understand Americans.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00098.htm


27: Conference Focuses On Expectations For Aged Care
Healthcare Providers

‘Balancing Expectations’ is the theme of this year’s HealthCare Providers NZ Conference, starting in Auckland on Monday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00055.htm


28: ED Staff hit by Winter Illnesses
Southland District Health Board

With winter ailments affecting both the community and SDHB Emergency Department staff over the last couple of days, Southland Hospital is asking for the public to please keep the emergency department for emergencies only.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00054.htm


29: Regular petrol, better environment, better price
Gull Petroleum

Gull New Zealand announced today the launch of Gull Regular Plus, a new 91 octane biofuel with 10 per cent ethanol content. Gull Regular Plus, the next generation in petrol, extends Gull’s biofuel range beyond the very successful Gull Force 10, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00129.htm


30: Steve Carr: A Shot in the Dark
Michael Lett

Michael Lett is pleased to present A Shot in the Dark, a new exhibition by Steve Carr.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00070.htm

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