Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
Mike Moore - Former PM
August 29, 2008 The next 48 hours could be a game-changer for Labour. Three big and hard decisions need to be made and they will put Labour back in the game, and the public will reward Labour if they are made.
2: Wellington's Newest Moroccan Eatery
Tucked away down the Left Bank, Kasbah is a new Moroccan restaurant, "built out of sticky tape and love," according to manager and co-owner, Alex.
3: Peters offers to stand aside
New Zealand Government
Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Rt Hon Winston Peters has offered to stand aside from his portfolios while the Serious Fraud Office makes its investigations.
4: Free trade including Myanmar dictatorship
New Zealand Alliance Party
The Alliance Party says the news that New Zealand has negotiated a free trade deal with ASEAN nations that include the fascist dictatorship of Myanmar is a disgrace of historical proportions and is a slow motion disaster for workers in New Zealand ...
5: Stateside: Democratic Convention Day 3, Part Two
As I headed towards the security perimeter of the Pepsi Center, I was surprised to see a phalange of riot police controlling the gap in the security fence that functioned as an exit. “If you want to leave this way, you’d better be quick,” one said. ...
6: Eco-coffin designer awarded again
Return to Sender
Eco-coffin entrepreneur, Greg Holdsworth, has again been awarded for his groundbreaking sustainable design.
7: Not Good Enough, Prime Minister
ACT New Zealand
ACT Leader Rodney Hide today said that it was not good enough that Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has stood down - Prime Minister Helen Clark should have sacked him.
8: Union criticizes Myanmar connection in trade deal
Maritime Union of New Zealand
The Maritime Union of New Zealand says a free trade deal signed with ASEAN nations including the military dictatorship of Myanmar is bad for workers.
9: NYT does it again: More 'Judy Miller' tapdancing
A front page article " In Nuclear Net’s Undoing, a Web of Shadowy Deals " in Monday's New York Times by William Sanger and David Broad details the destruction of evidence by the US government in a case involving the nuclear black market.
10: Excerpts: Obama's DNC Speech, 'American Promise'
“Four years ago, I stood before you and told you my story – of the brief union between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren’t well-off or well-known, but shared a belief that in America, their son could achieve whatever ...
11: Ramzy Baroud: Olympic Follies and Triumphs
To run a full marathon experts suggest that the aspiring athlete requires at least six months of rigorous training, proper gear, a particular diet, regular check-ups, mental focus and preparation, and a variety of gadgets depending on one's budget. ...
12: So who is running the show?
New Zealand National Party
Headlines throughout the country today show that the public health system is lurching from crisis to crisis, while the government is nowhere to be seen, says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall
13: Public Address 29/08/08 - The Spiral of Events
I'm stuck for a metaphor for Sean Plunket's extraordinary, impromptu interview with Winston Peters this morning. I'm also very little the wiser as to the true nature of Peters' Byzantine financial affairs after hearing it. But I do feel secure in ...
14: Cullen: Signing of Agreement with Turanga
New Zealand Government
Address at signing of Agreement in Principle with Turanga Speech notes prepared for delivery at Mangatu marae, Whatatutu
15: Monolingual Māori language dictionary launches
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, (the Māori Language Commission) launches He Pātaka Kupu – te kai a te rangatira, a monolingual Māori language dictionary for highly proficient speakers.
16: One Mans Epic Battle For Justice
Sensible Sentencing Trust
“This Documentary illustrates the catastrophic outcome of a failed ideology that has exposed innocent members of the public to an unacceptable risk.”
17: Kylie To Tour Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland
After wowing audiences and critics across the UK and Europe in what has been hailed as her most flamboyant show yet! (Manchester Evening News), Kylie's confirmed tour dates in Sydney and Melbourne...and for the first time ever Auckland!
18: Stateside: DNC Convention Day 4 Part 1
The “writing press” were allotted seats high up at INVESCO Field—known to locals as Mile High Stadium—directly opposite the stage, but Scoop was also allotted what’s known as a rotating floor pass. The floor of the stadium is where the delegates were ...
19: Recent sales statistics added to Property Guru
Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand
Subscribers to REINZ Statistics Service will have access to a new level of integrated sales data via the internet product Property Guru later this year, thanks to a new agreement signed today between Terralink International and Real Estate Institute ...
20: Updated UK-NZ double tax agreement in force
New Zealand Government
The updated double tax agreement between the United Kingdom and New Zealand has come into force, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. “The main purpose in updating the 1983 double tax agreement was to strengthen co-operation between ...
21: French Navy Ship Arrives In Auckland For Refit
New Zealand Defence Force
The French Navy’s Light Transport Ship Jacques Cartier arrived in Auckland on Friday 29 August in preparation for a refit program to be carried out by VT Fitzroy Ltd at Devonport Dockyard, Auckland.
22: Sundown @ Heron's Flight Vineyard - Labour Weekend
SUNDOWN returns to kick off the summer season with a magnificent Labour weekend event at a beautiful new Vineyard!
23: SFO Investigation “Ridiculous” – Peters
New Zealand First Party
New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the Serious Fraud Office announcement of an investigation as “ridiculous in the extreme”.
24: What's happening to the money, honey?
The decision by government to bring forward additional funding to maintain varroa control lines until July 2009 is welcomed by beekeepers says John Hartnell, chairman of Federated Farmers Bees.
25: Worldwide Book Collaboration Project
Online reseller AmazonClicks.com today announced the world’s first huge scale book collaboration project.
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27: SRB: An Israeli View of Aotearoa
Scoop Review of Books
Havaya newzealandit ("A New Zealand Experience") by Shifra Horn Olamot Travel Books (Hebrew), Am Oved, NIS 75 Reviewed by YOSSI KLEIN Here are some facts compiled by author Shifra Horn for those wishing to escape the hell that is the Middle ...
28: Meat & Wool NZ welcomes latest FTA success
Meat And Wool New Zealand
Meat & Wool New Zealand Chairman, Mike Petersen, is pleased that Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with the 10 ASEAN countries have concluded successfully.
29: Free NZ web cartography for non-commercial use
As the Gold Sponsor for GeoCart’2008, the National Cartography Conference at Auckland University from 1-3 September, GeoSmart Maps Ltd General Manager Phil Allen has announced that GeoSmart is offering a set of web tools for web cartographers for use free of ...
30: Great Wall, Napier Earthquake -- Memories for Mahe
What have the Great Wall of China and the 1931 Napier Earthquake got in common? Plenty, if you’re Mahe Drysdale, as he will share with guests at the Westpac Halberg Celebrity Sporting Function in Napier next Friday.