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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 10 2008

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1: 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


2: Primary healthcare "gone by lunchtime"
New Zealand Government

National's hard-right agenda is peeking out through the lines of its draft health policy, Associate Minister of Health Jim Anderton said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00230.htm


3: 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


4: Doing Business 2009
International Finance Corporation

Regulatory Reforms Hit Record Levels— Newcomers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia Make Big Gains, More Reforms in Africa than Ever Before
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00143.htm


5: Key fails to rule out funding from Lord Ashcroft
New Zealand Government

John Key needs to explain exactly what relationship the New Zealand National Party has with multi-million dollar political donor Lord Michael Ashcroft after failing to deny serious allegations in Parliament today, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00201.htm


6: Mike Williams statement re Owen Glenn
New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Party President Mike Williams said that the discussions Mr Glenn refers to in his evidence did not involve any discussion of a specific donation to Mr Peters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00110.htm


7: Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. LESLEY SOPER (Labour) to the Minister of Health: What recent reports, if any, has he received on the cost of accessing health care?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00234.htm


8: Graeme Hunt: Time to put MMP to the vote
Graeme Hunt

The donations scandal involving New Zealand First leader Winston Peters provides a compelling reason to hold an early vote on the MMP electoral system, says referendum lobbyist Graeme Hunt.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00125.htm


9: Latest Barack Obama Ad Almost Helps McCain as Much
HCD Research

A new national focus group among 310 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and independents, revealed that Barack Obama’s new ad failed to score well among voters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00141.htm


10: EPMU statement on Shawn Tan
Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Following a third meeting with a mediator present, the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has dismissed phone organiser Shawn Tan after deciding Tan's actions had irrevocably damaged the employment relationship.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00126.htm


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. LESLEY SOPER to the Minister of Health: What recent reports, if any, has he received on the cost of accessing healthcare?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00215.htm


12: Martin LeFevre: How Obama Can Win
Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Since defeating the Clintons earlier this summer, Barack Obama has dropped Martin Luther King’s poetic and compelling phrase, “the fierce urgency of now.” Lately Obama often speaks prosaically of the imperative of “fundamental change.” That ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00121.htm


13: Predictions market measures Glenn testimony
iPredict

Revelations by Owen Glenn at today's Privileges Committee increased Winston Peters' likelihood of losing his job as Minister of Foreign Affairs to 84% according to traders on iPredict, New Zealand's first real money prediction market.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00120.htm


14: Computing and style: Microsoft launches Arc Mouse
Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft today raised the style stakes with the unveiling of a revolutionary crescent-moon-shaped mouse designed to be just as fashionable as it is functional — the Arc Mouse. With its unique foldable design, Arc reduces in size by almost half for portability when ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00029.htm


15: Appointment of High Court Judge
New Zealand Government

The Attorney-General, the Hon Dr Michael Cullen, announced today the appointment of Joseph Victor Williams as a Judge of the High Court
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00232.htm


16: Palin's Office Scrubs Docs From Governor's Website
Jason Leopold

On July 18, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made the unusual decision of posting two documents on her website, accompanied by a harshly worded statement, denying reports that her husband, Todd Palin, and officials in her office illegally accessed her ex-brother-in-law’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00130.htm


17: David Deamer: Line Arbitrary Twixt Life & Non-Life
Suzan Mazur

When I reached origins of life investigator David Deamer by phone at his lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz, he told me the NASA Astrobiology program he's part of encourages public outreach, since it is publicly funded, and that he’d ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00127.htm


18: 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


19: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Office of the Clerk

JOHN KEY (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement in July regarding the Rt Hon Winston Peters: “I’ve made it clear all the way through this round of allegations that I accept an honourable member’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00210.htm


20: Gordon Campbell interviews Robert Fisk
Gordon Campbell

Robert Fisk was born 62 years ago in Maidstone, Kent – and if you’ve ever wondered about the residual worth of Latin and what happens to people who study it, the man did his BA in Latin, and in linguistics. He has since been reporting and commenting ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00125.htm


21: Poker’s biggest stars to descend on SKYCITY
Sky City

SKYCITY Auckland is delighted to announce some of the greatest names in world poker are to play in New Zealand’s biggest ever poker tournament this October.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00115.htm


22: New CEO For Tourism Holdings
Tourism Holdings Limited

The Chairman of Tourism Holdings, Keith Smith, has today announced that Trevor Hall has decided to stand down as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00216.htm


23: Gordon Campbell on the Owen Glenn testimony
Gordon Campbell

With hindsight – or even you’d think, with foresight - it was not a great idea for Michael Cullen to be leading the Labour bloc’s attempt to dent Owen Glenn’s testimony to the privileges committee. It only made Cullen, Russell Fairbrother, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00119.htm


24: KiwiFM Audio: Wammo & John Key 10 Sept 08
Scoop Audio

Wammo talking to John this morning: Is there a smoking gun? John Key says Trevor Mallard is a liar and a nasty individual who calls people names. And why aren’t the policy leaks more exciting?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00120.htm


25: GE Money briefs Minister on Blue Chip
GE Money

At a meeting today with the Minister of Commerce, the Hon Lianne Dalziel, GE Money reaffirmed its commitment to an empathetic and flexible approach to borrowers who are victims of the Blue Chip collapse.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00218.htm


26: Employment Bill good news for casual workers.
Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says a new employment Bill before Parliament is good news for casual workers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00204.htm


27: Aquaculture NZ supports coastal principles
Aquaculture New Zealand

In making its submission to the Coastal Policy Strategy in Nelson today, Aquaculture New Zealand reaffirmed its support of the principles of the current environmental legislation governing the use of coastal resources.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00214.htm


28: Interest rate cut tomorrow would lift nations mood
Newmarket Business Association

Auckland's leading retail district believes if Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard announces another official cash rate cut tomorrow morning it would give much needed boost to the mood of the country after a long, cold and wet winter.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00213.htm


29: DraftFCB Grabs Gold at Market Research Awards
DraftFCB

DraftFCB has been awarded gold in the media and advertising category of the Market Research Effectiveness Awards, for their work with electronics retailer Bond + Bond.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00212.htm


30: Twenty-Six Things We Know Seven Years After 9/11
Bernard Weiner

Each year around the anniversary of 9/11, I summarize what we ordinary citizens have learned since that awful day in 2001. This is the seventh annual look backwards, a 2008 update that contains new information and surmisings about those horrific events ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00123.htm


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