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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 9 2008

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1: Another week another leak. The shambles continues

New Zealand Government

The shambles in National under its leader John Key continues this week with the release of a fourth leaked National Party policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00186.htm


2: In This Week's New Idea (8 Sept 08)
New Idea Magazine

Cover Story: Kate's Shame - Why Wills Can't Marry Her; Mahe Drysdale's Bittersweet Bronze; Katie Fears For Her Life; Dumped Over Children; Our Marriage Won't Die; Real Life - Cosmetic Surgery
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00120.htm


3: Multimedia: Owen Glenn At The Privileges Committee
The Scoop Team

Video, audio and images of businessman Owen Glenn's evidence before the NZ Parliament Privileges Committee at 3.45pm today on the subject of his $100,000 donation towards the legal costs of Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters' 2005 election petition ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00118.htm


4: Constructive Dismissal costs McDonald's $15,000
Unite Union

A Kaiapoi McDonald's worker was recently awarded $15,000 after her employer was found by the Employment Relations Authority to have constructively dismissed their 18 year old employee, Chantelle Coup, after she joined the union. They were also ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00092.htm


5: Seaweek image: Trevor Mallard helps clean up beach
New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard helps clean up the beach during Seaweek
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00202.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: Kylie Tickets Fly Out The Door In Minutes
Touring Musicians

Kylie fans have shown just how excited they are about her first ever Auckland concert, snapping up all of the Vector Arena tickets in just 19 minutes this morning.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00125.htm


9: Julie Webb-Pullman: Yikes
Julie Webb-Pullman

Ike has sliced through Cuba like the Grim Reaper's scythe, savaging crops desperately-needed to feed the scores of thousands left homeless and hungry by his siblings Gustav and Hanna. This terrible trio, two category fours and a tropical storm all within eight ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00113.htm


10: Would the real John Key please stand up?
New Zealand Government

Straying from a prepared speech, John Key has told one audience the he would abolish the Families Commission and when caught out today, changed his tune said Ruth Dyson, Minister for Social Development.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00192.htm


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement in July regarding Rt Hon Winston Peters “I’ve made it clear all the way through this round of allegations that I accept an honourable member’s word as his bond unless I have reason to doubt ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00189.htm


12: Alt TV interview with Robert Fisk tonight 8.30pm
Alt TV

On Let's be Frank tonight Oliver Driver talks to 7-time 'British Journalist of the Year' award winner, Robert Fisk, about the one issue few NZ journalists have actually asked him about - Israel.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00109.htm


13: PM's Presser 08 September 2008
Scoop Audio

PM's Presser 08 September 2008
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00110.htm


14: Rapist Refugee: Out!
New Zealand First Party

An Iraqi refugee convicted of raping a Lower Hutt schoolgirl must not under any circumstances be allowed to remain in New Zealand, says New Zealand First associate immigration spokesman Peter Brown.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00185.htm


15: Wallace & Manning: Telethon To Help Kids Can Trust
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM: Wallace & Manning discuss how 3News will hold a Telethon called Big Night In from June 20-21 09. It plans to raise $2 million for the Kids Can charitable trust for shoes and socks, raincoats, and food for school kids who need help.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00111.htm


16: Richard Lewis Speech To ‘NZ Forum On The Family’
The Family Party

Richard Lewis Speech To ‘NZ Forum On The Family’ 8 September 2008 Kia ora ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the Family Party, I want to thank you for this opportunity to bring something of our message to you today. It’s great to see so many people ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00094.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: Reflections on Father’s Day
Pattrick Smellie

I spent part of Father’s Day shooting children, including one of my own. It was a lot of fun, and something important was firmly established. That is: if children were to declare war on adults, the adults would win. I also got a fellow member of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00109.htm


20: Giant leap backwards
New Zealand Government

National’s leaked Research, Science and Technology policy will cause considerable damage to innovation in New Zealand and is a giant leap backwards, says Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00193.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: Family First Welcomes Comments by Key
Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming comments made by National leader John Key at the Forum on the Family in Auckland yesterday that National will listen to the results of a Referendum on the anti-smacking law.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00097.htm


23: Eco-Bulbs Not For Enlightened Optometrists
New Zealand Association Of Optometrists

New Zealand optometrists have added another concern to the list of issues with the so-called “eco-bulb”.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0809/S00054.htm


24: Handle the Jandal is back: biggerer and betterer
Radio Active

Ever wanted to make your own video to your favourite song? Be a music video star? Call the shots in your own slice of cinematic history? Or announce your arrival to the world of filmmaking covered in the glory of the coveted Golden Jandal?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00118.htm


25: 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


26: 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


27: First Karaka Million Money on the Board
NZ Bloodstock

The first juvenile race of the new season kicked off the Karaka Million contest in fine style on Saturday, with two Karaka Million eligible youngsters providing the quinella.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00175.htm


28: Good result for young workers in McDonalds case
New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party has congratulated young worker Chantelle Coup and the Unite Union for gaining $15,000 compensation following her constructive dismissal from a McDonalds restaurant in Kaiapoi.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00103.htm


29: Three States Accused of Purging Voter Lists
Steven Rosenfeld

The states are swapping data files to find duplicate names, but civil rights attorneys say they are not following federal law to remove them.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00114.htm


30: Teacher may be prevented from standing in election
Workers Party of New Zealand

Teacher and Workers Party candidate for Christchurch East Paul Hopkinson says he should have the same right to stand for parliament as anyone else The candidate, who has stood in previous elections, could be prevented from standing because of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00108.htm

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