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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 4 2008

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

1: Mr Glenn And Mr Peters Latest Recollections Of 05

Kevin List

Accusations that Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peter's solicited a donation from wealthy expatriate businessman Owen Glenn and failed to declare it to parliament's 'register of pecuniary interests' have led to Mr Peters being hauled before parliament's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00070.htm


2: Undernews For September 3, 2008
Undernews

Los Angeles Times - This month, Ecuador will hold the world's first constitutional referendum in which voters will decide, among many other reforms, whether to endow nature with certain unalienable rights. Not only would the new constitution give ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00066.htm


3: Defence Force best equipped its ever been
New Zealand Government

The total number of personnel in the New Zealand Defence Force has increased to its highest level in seven years, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00075.htm


4: List Of Recession Proof Careers For Kiwis
Tradestaff

With the economy officially in recession and unemployment rising people are becoming increasingly worried about their jobs and may be reviewing their future employment prospects.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00087.htm


5: Key should explain Lord Ashcroft's links
New Zealand Government

After another day of evasive answers and lies from John Key, the National Leader should explain exactly what the purpose of his meeting with Lord Ashcroft was, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen said.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00065.htm


6: AgResearch encourages Kiwis to have their say
AgResearch

AgResearch is urging New Zealanders to make submissions to the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) regarding its applications currently before the authority.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00015.htm


7: National offers chequebook immigration policy
New Zealand Government

National has released a vague and illogical immigration policy that shows just how out of touch nine years on the opposition benches has left them, Immigration Minister Clayton Cosgrove said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00108.htm


8: Ron Callari: McCain Exposing his Feminine Side
Ron Callari

During a recent press trip through Dayton, Ohio, the kidd learned that John McCain had announced that the better half of his 2008 “dream ticket” would be a 44 year-old ex-Alaskan Beauty Queen. This came shortly after Hillary Clinton flatly turned him ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00052.htm


9: Media release - Privileges Committee
Privileges Committee

As advised at the Privileges Committee meeting this morning, the committee intends to hear evidence from Mr Owen Glenn in person following question time on Tuesday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00097.htm


10: bFM: Deady & Manning on Nats + Clark + Maori Party
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio: Paul Deady talks to Selwyn Manning weighs in on the political drama swirling around Winston - was National's gamble sound? How much heat is Helen Clark feeling? And where does this leave the Maori Party? He and Paul also briefly touch ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00055.htm


11: Police Complaint "Grandstanding”
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has described Rodney Hide’s complaint to police today as obsessive, compulsive, grandstanding behaviour
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00096.htm


12: Oxfam ups the response to Bihar floods
Bobby Ramakant

Senior Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader and Union Minister of State for Water Resources Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav accused the Bihar government of massive flood in the state by being "totally negligent" in taking preventive measures.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00066.htm


13: OmiGawd, Not Another Cold War!
Ernest Partridge

In 1989, the New York Times published a letter from Georgi Arbatov, the Director of the Soviet Institute of the U.S. and Canada, in which Arbatov wrote: “"We have a secret weapon ... we will deprive America of The Enemy. And how [then will] you ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00060.htm


14: Sarah Palin: Republican Convention Speech
Sarah Palin

Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00068.htm


15: NZ set to become self sufficient in transport fuel
BANZ

The Biofuel Bill passed by Parliament yesterday will reduce our dependency on imported oil and lessen the cost of transport fuel.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00043.htm


16: Natural Products To Be Billion Dollar Industry
Natural Products NZ

New Zealand’s natural products industry is on the brink of massive expansion with a five year plan to grow to a billion dollar local and export industry.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00111.htm


17: Loyalty Programs testing Social Networking Waters
Ron Callari

Stanley Milgram originally coined the term ‘six degrees of separation’ in 1967 to underscore the fact that everyone in the modern world was capable of connecting to another like soul based on common interests. But in today’s world of social ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00107.htm


18: Disability Bill Passed
New Zealand Government

"The government is moving ahead to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, following passing of the Disability Bill," said Ruth Dyson, Minister for Disability Issues.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00074.htm


19: Republican National Convention, Day 2, Part Two
Rosalea Barker

I spent Tuesday morning at the Mall of America—the country’s largest Temple of Mammon aside from the State of Delaware, which is home to tax breaks for the credit and financial services companies that have ruined the U.S. economy and also home ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00068.htm


20: Transpower appoints new members to its Executive
Transpower

Transpower New Zealand today announced the appointment of three new members to its Executive team – Mike Carter as General Manager Grid Projects, David Brewer as General Manager Grid Performance and Bob Simpson in a newly created role of Chief ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00108.htm


21: Last investiture ceremony at Government House
Government House

The last investiture ceremony before Government House Wellington closes for a three-year conservation project will be held at the 98-year-old heritage building tomorrow morning (5 September 2008).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00047.htm


22: Billboard highlights Youth Guarantee
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today underlined his commitment to a strong focus on education at the launch of a new billboard in Wellington that features National's policy for a Youth Guarantee.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00059.htm


23: Toshiba PWNS Gaming Battlefield with Qosmio X300
Toshiba

Whether you’re a newbie or a hardcore gamer, get ready to combat a new level of extreme mobile gaming with the Qosmio X300, a fiery gaming Notebook built to frag the competition, from Toshiba (Australia) Information Systems Division (Toshiba ISD).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00016.htm


24: Councillors Slam Door on Harbour Bridge Cycling
City Vision-Labour Councillors

At Auckland City Council's Transport Committee today, City Vision-Labour Councillors fought hard to keep options open for constructing a cycleway and walkway across the Auckland Harbour Bridge but failed when Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) Councillors ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00052.htm


25: New Commissioner joins Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan welcomed the appointment of Richard Tankersley, Ngai Tahu, of Christchurch as a part-time Human Rights Commissioner.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00046.htm


26: Ngāti Apa Deed of Settlement Initialling
New Zealand Government

Ngāti Apa (North Island) and the Crown have initialled a Deed of Settlement that covers all of Ngāti Apa’s (North Island) historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00106.htm


27: 95bFM: Havo & John Key's Week of Politics
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio : Mikey Havoc asks John Key about National's new billboard slogans, the Defence Force report, Winston Peters, Owen Glen donation saga and how the PM has handled the situation, hanging out with Lord Ashcroft and the emissions trading ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00064.htm


28: Top Websites For Automotive Trading
Neilsen Research

The website ranking of the top ten channels in the Nielsen Online Market Intelligence Automotive category for New Zealand visitors' unique browsers for the month to 31 August 2008*.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00102.htm


29: TimeFiler commercialises timesheeting innovation
Enfinit Software

Christchurch-based Enfinit Software has taken their powerful timesheet-management software to the next level with the commercial release of TimeFiler.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00109.htm


30: Gorse a potential water pollutant
Scion research

A potential source of nitrogen pollution in New Zealand's lakes and waterways has been identified and measured by a leading water and soil quality scientist
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00018.htm

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