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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings August 23 2008


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

1: Niue: Corpse Held in Substitute Fish Chiller

John Andrews - Pacific Insights

Relatives of an elderly man who died on Niue Island are upset his body had to be held in a chiller used for storing fish. They believe the body of their patriarch, 91-year-old Tuhipa Niutama, does not deserve the indignity of having to lie in a ...

2: Statment From Meat Industry Action Group

Alliance Shareholders have been sent a ‘Notice of Meeting’ to be held 5th September, 2008 that was accompanied by the following statement from MIAG in support of the SGM resolutions.

3: Leaders Agonized For Hours Over 'Suspension' Word
John Andrews - Pacific Insights

Exclusive: Pacific Island leaders agonized for hours over the use of the word 'suspension' while debating their response to Fiji's boycott of their forum summit in Niue - John Andrews reports from Niue...

4: Hone Harawiras' Column 22 August: Taiharuru
The Maori Party

A couple weeks ago I attended a resource consent hearing in Whangarei for whanau wanting to build a marae out at Taiharuru. Chantez Connor led their case, and although she began rather tentatively, she presented a good case for the whanau to be able ...

5: ANZ National staff accept bad offer, strike anyway

Union members in ANZ National have reluctantly agreed to put the bank’s offer of a less than inflation pay rise and no changes to their debt sale targets to a ratification vote next week because the bank has told them it will not change its ...

6: The US Housing Bill 2008: Parts V - VI
Catherine Austin Fitts

Any government official asked to come up with a workout plan for troubled financial institutions, large portfolios of financial assets and liabilities, and/or places that are financially challenged first must consider all the constituencies involved. ...

7: SRB: The Prosecutor and the President
Scoop Review of Books

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder Vanguard, US$27, Reviewed by MICHAEL COLLINS for the Scoop Review of Books Vincent Bugliosi wants George W. Bush prosecuted for murder. There are others who are complicit in the crime, namely the Vice President ...

8: Thyroxine concern needs sorting out
New Zealand National Party

National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue is calling on Health Minister David Cunliffe to sort out the confusion and concern around the drug Eltroxin.

9: TVNZ Olympic Site Breaks Through Million Barrier

TVNZ's Olympic site has helped break through the one million daily page impression barrier the best results that has ever had.

10: Family First Slams Govt’s Desperate Delay Tactics
Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ says the government is guilty of being arrogant, hypocritical and patronising by suggesting that the Referendum on the anti-smacking law cannot be organised until mid-2009.

11: Waikato River settlement win for a sustainable NZ
New Zealand Government

The clean up of the Waikato River to follow today’s Deed of Settlement with Waikato-Tainui will be one of the most important environmental undertakings in New Zealand’s history, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen said today.

12: Jeremiah Wright is the gift that keeps on giving
Bill Berkowitz

In 1962, two years after losing the presidency to John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon ran and lost the governor's race in California. At a post-election press conference, Nixon famously told reporters that they wouldn't "have Richard Nixon to kick around ...

13: Trade Me Complaint Upheld By Advertising Board
Trade Me Limited

Trade Me has welcomed the decision of the Advertising Standards Complaints Board (ASCB) Panel to uphold its complaint against website for claims that it had over 110,000 visitors per month.

14: Canon goodies for Dad this Father’s Day

If Dad fancies himself as a budding Peter Bush or possibly Peter Jackson then Canon has the ideal Father’s Day gift that will still leave the kids with money in the savings account.

15: HRT improves sleep, sexuality, pain in older women
University of Otago

One of the world's longest and largest trials of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has found that post-menopausal women on HRT gain significant improvements in quality of life.

16: BackLit Productions present 'The Story of Stuff'
BackLit Productions

Inspired by Noam Chomsky’s eminent lecture of the same name, The Story of Stuff sees eight female performers capture space and time, luring audiences into an extravagant territory where consumerism reigns supreme.

17: Changes confront NZ’s property management industry
CB Richard Ellis

The New Zealand asset and property management industry is being confronted by significant change, with a clear shift in focus from blue sky forecasts on growth to basic property fundamentals.

18: Drivers should avoid Kawakawa Bay slip area
Manukau City Council

Drivers are being warned there may be major delays on the main road into Kawakawa Bay so they should avoid using it unless travel is essential.

19: Too important to rush says Federated Farmers
Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers president Don Nicolson said today, “We are a small pacific agricultural nation, looking to play our part in trying to solve a global issue which some say has been brewing for over 1000 years.

20: - 22 August 2008
New Zealand National Party

There is something very very untidy at large amongst the senior ranks of our defence forces. This week a Court of Enquiry has released its report into the UN Housing Allowance rort fiasco.

21: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings August 22 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

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

22: NZ’ers Deliver Strong Message on Anti-Smacking Law
Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the success of the petition demanding a Referendum on the flawed anti-smacking law.

23: People before Profit!
Socialist Aotearoa

Today ANZ and National Bank staff picketed at 3 major sites across Auckland. This is after stop work meetings where the majority of members voted to reject the 4% pay rise offer and hold a strike. After weeks of negotiations between Finsec and ...

24: Planning underway for postal referendum
New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Annette King has confirmed that planning has begun to hold a postal referendum related to Section 59 of the Crimes Amendment Act.

25: RDU: Spanky vs John Key – What Would National Do?
Scoop Audio

RDU Audio: Spank Dawg grilled National leader John Key about the Fiji situation and what action National would take if elected. We found out what John thinks about Boobs on Bikes and boobs in general as well as why National is being so soft on Winston ...

26: PIF: Suspension Looms For Fiji Unless It Complies
John Andrews - Pacific Insights

John Andrews reports from Niue that Fiji faces suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum unless its military leader Frank Bainimarama complies with Forum leaders' dictates. A meeting will Occur in PNG in three month's time to consider Fiji's compliance.

27: Christchurch Fatal Crash
New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a fatal road crash on Ferry Road near Gould Crescent, Woolston, Christchurch. At approximately 11.00 am on Friday 22 August 2008 there has been a collision between a truck and a motorcycle.

28: Treaty of Waitangi DVDs launched at Film Archive
The Film Archive

NZFA MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Treaty of Waitangi DVDs for secondary school students launched at Film Archive New Treaty education resources will be released Monday 25 August at the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington.

29: Maori Party List
The Maori Party

President of the Maori Party, Professor Whatarangi Winiata, has announced the Maori Party list which represents an impressive field of 19 candidates ready, willing and able to lead Aotearoa into the future.

30: SAP Empowers Midsize Companies to Deliver Value

SAP New Zealand today announced the local availability of CRM functionality in the SAP® Business All-in-One solution addressing the needs of midsize companies to better manage every aspect of their customer relationships. Based on the latest innovations ...

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