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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings August 20 2008

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

1: Boobs on Bikes parade: Police Role Spelt Out

New Zealand Police

In order to clarify the Auckland City Police position on the issue of the forthcoming Boobs on Bikes parade, it's important that the following facts are understood.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00191.htm


2: Second Best looking Conchord Weds True Love + Pic
Kevin List

Flight of the Conchords' bespectacled star Jemaine Clement has married his long-time girlfriend, Miranda Manasiadis, whilst on a break from writing the second season of the hit show.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00225.htm


3: Boobs on Bikes potentially economic sabotage
Newmarket Business Association

Just when Queen Street’s image was getting back on track, Boobs on Bikes is single handedly dragging it down which will ultimately cost the CBD and benefit only its competitors, claims Queen Street’s number one rival Newmarket.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00330.htm


4: Silent protest at Boobs on Bikes
Body Beautiful Coalition

The Body Beautiful Coalition opposes the Boobs on Bikes parade because they believe that the human body is meant for far greater things than the porn industry.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00241.htm


5: Wammo IVs John Key Who Slags Off Leftie Bloggers!
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to National Party leader John Key about National's energy policy, the new National Party list, and John Key gets stuck into leftie bloggers!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00245.htm


6: ACT Announces Candidates For Election ‘08
ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Rodney Hide and Deputy Leader Heather Roy were today delighted at the release of the ACT Party and announcement of ACT’s candidates for the upcoming General Election 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00299.htm


7: Undernews For August 17, 2008
Undernews

Corrupted by wealth and power, your government is like a restaurant with only one dish. They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side. But no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00230.htm


8: Air Force Boeing 757 Returns To New Zealand Skies
New Zealand Defence Force

In what is a major milestone for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Boeing 757 modification and upgrade programme, the first of two aircraft (NZ7571) has returned to New Zealand from Mobile Aerospace Engineering in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00239.htm


9: Intel Developer Forum Day 1 News Disclosures
Intel

Intel Corporation is holding its Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco from August 19-21. Below are brief summaries of each executive’s keynote speech and news highlights for Day 1.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0808/S00050.htm


10: Pornography And Sexual Violence Demonstration
Stop Demand

Auckland Women’s Centre and Stop Demand Foundation will today be raising awareness on the links between pornography and sexual violence against women and children.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00246.htm


11: English: Climate Change and Business Conference
New Zealand National Party

It’s good to be here today. I’m impressed to see how many sector leaders and businesses from both sides of the Tasman are represented at this conference. I’m going to take this opportunity to outline National’s climate change policies, and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00303.htm


12: Rudd: Corporate Terrorism Inquiry Needed
Ron Law

"Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd must initiate a formal inquiry into the the Australian Therapeutic Goods Agency's (TGA) use of fraud and lies to justify its 2003 corporate terror raid on Pan Pharmaceuticals and the wider natural and traditional ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00234.htm


13: Lyndon Hood: Satirists Urge Winston Not To Resign
Lyndon Hood

The risks could not be more grave. There has been talk of the end of your political career. We urge you not to let this happen. If it does, what in the name of all that's holy will we write about?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00251.htm


14: Hastings congratulates Evers-Swindell twins
Hastings District Council

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule has hailed the success of Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell at the Beijing Olympics, describing them as local and national heroes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00200.htm


15: Labour should overturn light bulb ban
New Zealand National Party

National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee says the Government should overturn its plan to outlaw conventional light-bulbs.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00296.htm


16: McCain's War: Playing With Nuclear Fire
Steve Weissman

John McCain calls the conflict in Georgia "the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War," and he is doing everything he can to make it his own, even at the cost of upstaging the shrinking President Bush. But the tragedy ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00249.htm


17: NZ Courts fail kiwis in favour of boobs on bikes
Gordon Copeland

Independent MP and Kiwi Party candidate Gordon Copeland today expressed his dismay at the decision by the Auckland District Court to allow the "Boobs on bikes" parade to proceed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00298.htm


18: Modified Boeing 757s – a valuable asset for NZ
New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Phil Goff today officially welcomed home the first of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) Boeing 757 aircraft following an extensive refit in the United States.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00284.htm


19: Hot Chips Back On The Menu For Healthy Eaters
Tefal

Delicious hot chips, traditionally a taboo for health conscious New Zealanders, are making their way back into a healthy diet in a new significantly reduced fat form. A unique cooking appliance now allows gym junkies and busy families alike to enjoy ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00344.htm


20: Boobs dressed up as Freedom of Expression
National Council of Women

Where do we draw the line for commercial enterprises to block our streets for the afternoon with mobile advertising billboards, such as “Boobs on Bikes”, questions the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00251.htm


21: Back Benches Line-up – 20 August 2008
Back Benches

Our panel on Back Benches tonight is … Chester Borrows from National, Sue Bradford from the Greens, and Charles Chauvel from Labour.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00247.htm


22: Beijing shows the need to transform sport in NZ
Progressive Party

The surge of pride from the success of our athletes at the Beijing Olympics shows sport contributes deeply to New Zealand's culture and sense of well-being, Progressive leader Jim Anderton said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00301.htm


23: Copeland: Privileges Committee and Winston Peters
Gordon Copeland

I attach hereto a copy of the letter that I have sent today to Simon Power, Chairperson of the Privileges Committee. This will be self explanatory
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00297.htm


24: Jockey signs ten-year licensing deal
Pacific Brands

Pacific Brands has extended its licensing agreement with Jockey International until 2018.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00338.htm


25: Credit Cards Get More Rewarding Thanks To Westpac
Westpac

Auckland, 19 August 2008 – Premium global credit card company American Express® is partnering with Westpac New Zealand to launch a new credit card that boosts the points earning power of Westpac’s hotpoints rewards programme by up to 50 per cent.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00317.htm


26: Olympic Sailing Daily Wrap 19 August 2008
Yachting New Nealand

Today saw the conclusion of the Laser and Laser Radial classes, race ten and the end of the opening series for the windsurfers and no racing for the Star class.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00205.htm


27: Winston Peters Privileges Hearing - Audio & Video
The Scoop Team

See also Gordon Campbell's Scoop Election08 report on yesterday evening's entertainment at the Privileges Select Committee hearing in Bowen House - "Gordon Campbell: A Privileged Look At Peters’ Proceedings"
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00226.htm


28: Genetic defect identified by AmBreed’s Technology
Ambreed New Zealand

AmBreed New Zealand is urging other genetic companies to follow its lead to identify and remove animals carrying a damaging genetic defect.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0808/S00051.htm


29: Dangerous Driving On Frosty Morning
New Zealand Police

North Canterbury Police are keeping an eye out for drivers who don't wipe their car windows clear of ice before driving to work.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00198.htm


30: Making IT work for people - new Green policy
Green Party

The Green Party released its Information Technology (IT) Policy today ahead of a lecture tonight by free software legend Richard Stallman, jointly hosted by Otago University's Campus Greens branch and the computer science department.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00283.htm

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