Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
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.
2: Second Best looking Conchord Weds True Love + Pic
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.
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.
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.
5: Wammo IVs John Key Who Slags Off Leftie Bloggers!
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!
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.
7: Undernews For August 17, 2008
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, ...
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 ...
9: Intel Developer Forum Day 1 News Disclosures
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.
10: Pornography And Sexual Violence Demonstration
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.
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 ...
12: Rudd: Corporate Terrorism Inquiry Needed
"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 ...
13: Lyndon Hood: Satirists Urge Winston Not To Resign
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?
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.
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.
16: McCain's War: Playing With Nuclear Fire
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 ...
17: NZ Courts fail kiwis in favour of boobs on bikes
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.
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.
19: Hot Chips Back On The Menu For Healthy Eaters
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 ...
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).
21: Back Benches Line-up – 20 August 2008
Our panel on Back Benches tonight is … Chester Borrows from National, Sue Bradford from the Greens, and Charles Chauvel from Labour.
22: Beijing shows the need to transform sport in NZ
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.
23: Copeland: Privileges Committee and Winston Peters
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
24: Jockey signs ten-year licensing deal
Pacific Brands has extended its licensing agreement with Jockey International until 2018.
25: Credit Cards Get More Rewarding Thanks To 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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
30: Making IT work for people - new Green policy
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.