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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 8 2008

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

1: Transcript: Agenda IV With Shane Jones

Agenda

RAWDON Forty seven years old Shane Jones Labour List MP Shane Jones has already been picked out by a pundit as a potential future leader of Labour, his rank of 16 on the party's list shows that in three years in parliament he has made a huge impact, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00093.htm


2: Nicky Hager Interviewed by Darpan The Mirror
Syed Akbar Kamal

Darpan-The Mirror: Nicky, when did your journey begin in the journalism field and your foray into investigative journalism?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00096.htm


3: Nuclear Suppliers Group approves Indian exemption
New Zealand Government

After three days of protracted negotiations in Vienna, the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has approved an exemption to its guidelines which permits civil nuclear commerce with India.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00174.htm


4: UnitedFuture announces party list
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has announced the first 22 names on the party’s list for this year’s election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00167.htm


5: Photos needed of GE research downsides
Green Party

The Green Party is calling on AgResearch to publicly release photographs of deformed calves so the public can see downsides of genetic engineering as well as hearing and reading the Crown Research Institute's spin.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00175.htm


6: Action on Eltroxin now urgent
New Zealand National Party

Immediate action is needed to resolve an unfolding crisis of ill health from a new formulation of Eltroxin, a medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00181.htm


7: Record year for white shark tagging
NIWA

Another tagged New Zealand great white shark has migrated to the Great Barrier Reef off Australia – 1 of nine sharks to be satellite tagged this year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00021.htm


8: Solid-State Drives for Notebook, Desktop Computers
Intel

New Intel® High-Performance SATA Solid-State Drive Offers Users Responsive, Rugged, Reliable and Low-Power Storage Solution to Replace Hard Disk Drive
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00024.htm


9: 95bFM: Havo & Helen Clark's Week of Politics
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio : Mikey Havoc talks to Prime Minister Helen Clark about India's nuclear deal and our role in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Iran, the Electoral Finance Act, Lord Ashcroft and the National Party, state funding for political parties, NZ First ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00095.htm


10: Inter-agency Search and Rescue exercise planned
Maritime New Zealand

A live inter-agency rescue exercise (SAREX) to be held on Saturday 13 September 2008 is one of the most significant maritime exercises to be held in the Wellington area during the last decade.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00088.htm


11: Embarrassing new errors found in ETS law
New Zealand National Party

New errors identified in the emissions trading legislation in respect of co-generation and emissions from gas and coal bought through wholesalers, exposes the Government's reckless process on this complex bill, says National's Climate Change spokesman, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00164.htm


12: Deadline for amended NZ First returns, explanation
Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission met this afternoon (8 Sep '08) and considered formal correspondence from the president of New Zealand First in respect of the party's annual donation returns for 2005, 2006, and 2007.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00090.htm


13: 4.7 Billion Tune In To Beijing 2008
The Nielsen Company

The 2008 Beijing Olympics set many world records, with the latest being the Most Watched Games ever. According to latest intelligence from The Nielsen Company[1], the Beijing Olympic Games attracted the cumulative eyeballs of 4.7 billion viewers ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00104.htm


14: New Zealand citizenship celebrates 60 years
New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Rick Barker says last Saturday marked an important day in New Zealand history. Sixty years ago on 6 September the New Zealand Parliament passed the British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act 1948, which created ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00178.htm


15: NZCPR Weekly - Constraining Free Speech
NZ Centre For Political Debate

This week, NZCPR Weekly investigates the growing threat to free speech from government agencies, NZCPR Guest Commentator Dr Paul Moon describes attempts to censor his new book on Maori cannibalism, and the poll asks for your view on the power of the Human ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00084.htm


16: Intel Ships New Eco-Friendly Server Processors
Intel Corporation

Intel Corporation continues to expand its 45-nanometer (nm) manufacturing chip portfolio with the launch of its first four halogen-free Intel Xeon processors, signaling another step in Intel’s march toward minimising the environmental footprint of its products. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00022.htm


17: Martha Rosenberg: SUVs Free To Good Home
Martha Rosenberg

Thanks to US gas prices, SUVs have become the fur coats of the automotive industry: ostentatious, outdated, hard to defend and even harder to maintain.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00104.htm


18: World Suicide Prevention Day -10 September 2008
Skylight

Wednesday, 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day and this year’s theme is Think Globally, Plan Nationally, Act Locally. World Suicide Prevention Day is an annual event sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0809/S00051.htm


19: Details needed in National’s Environment Policy
Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The National Party needs to give more details on what it proposes to do on climate change, the emission trading regime, the Resource Management Act and the Department of Conservation, the Environment and Conservation Organisations said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00083.htm


20: Celebrities in Support of Good Water
Good Water

It may be one of the little guys competing against the larger players but as it celebrates its first birthday The Good Water Company has found over the past year a number of high profile people have been in support of the company’s environmental ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00158.htm


21: Godwits in time for Conservation Week
Christchurch City Council

The first lot of Godwits from Alaska arrived at Christchurch’s Avon-Heathcote estuaries almost two weeks early; their arrival on Sunday afternoon coinciding with the start of the Conservation Week (September 7-14).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00091.htm


22: Telethon is back! KidsCan launches 'Big Night In'
Big Night In

Telethon is back! KidsCan launches ‘Big Night In’ to benefit Kiwi kids living in poverty
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00105.htm


23: Why We're Planning to Prosecute Cheney and Bush
David Swanson

Next weekend in Andover, Mass., a group of attorneys, academics, and activists will gather to plan the prosecution of Dick Cheney, George Bush, and the lawyers and advisors who, together with them, are responsible for war crimes. The conference is open to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00103.htm


24: Clark challenged over Aussie wage gap
New Zealand National Party

National Leader John Key has today challenged Helen Clark to tell New Zealanders what she is going to do to start closing the ever-widening wage gap between New Zealand and Australia.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00168.htm


25: Candidate subject to discriminatory law
Workers Party of New Zealand

Workers Party candidate for Christchurch East, Paul Hopkinson, may be forced to step aside as a candidate due to a discriminatory clause in the 1993 Electoral Act. Because Paul Hopkinson is a school teacher in a state school, he is subject to a clause which ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00087.htm


26: CTU On The Wage Gap with Australia
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"It is ironic to see John Key ask Labour to please explain the wage gap with Australia when in fact it blew out in the 1990s under a National-led Government," CTU Economist Peter Conway said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00086.htm


27: Maya Schenwar: US-Iraq Agreement Leaked
Maya Schenwar

A leaked version of last month's draft of the proposed US-Iraq status of forces agreement (SOFA) suggests that the Iraqi parliament may not be consulted before it is signed, despite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's promises to do so. The pact would ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00105.htm


28: If politicians were cars…
Dog And Lemon guide

Helen Clark becomes a Hummer battlewagon. John Key becomes a smooth and slick 1950s American sports car, while Greens leader Jeanette Fitzsimons gets run over by Helen Clark. Act leader Rodney Hide is ‘an overweight relic of the 1980s’, who gets ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00082.htm


29: Condolence book set up in memory of Sir Hamish Hay
Christchurch City Council

A condolence book has been set up in the foyer of the Civic Offices in memory of Sir Hamish Hay.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00093.htm


30: The U.S. 2008 Presidential Election: An Evaluation
Rodrigue Tremblay

Traditionally, American presidential elections get into full gear after Labor Day , once the political conventions have been completed, major speeches made and vice president running mates chosen. It is therefore a good time to make a general assessment ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00100.htm

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