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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 21 2008

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

1: Lotto Won, and Powerball Heads Towards Record High

New Zealand Lotteries Commission

Lotto's First Division has been won by five lucky players from all around the country, each winning $250,726, and Powerball is heading towards a record high following Lotto's live draw tonight, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive Todd McLeay.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00404.htm


2: Presenter required for Food in a Minute
Watties

Allyson Gofton is leaving the highly successful Wattie’s Food in a Minute to pursue some other challenges – including running around after two active kiddies. And the Food in a Minute team is looking for someone with the same incredible skills ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00405.htm


3: Eighth Air New Zealand Fashion Week Wraps Up
Air New Zealand Fashion Week

The eighth annual Air New Zealand Fashion Week has drawn to a close for 2008. The week long Fashion Event featured a total of 50 designers over the four day trade event, and has been described as a “huge success” by local and international ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00295.htm


4: Key: Setting the course for a return to growth
New Zealand National Party

The people in this room understand what makes the New Zealand economy tick. You represent hard-working truck drivers, small and large business owners, and everyday Kiwis from up and down the country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00438.htm


5: Faster, cleaner, safer - public transport future
Green Party

More choices for commuters and protection from prices at the petrol pump are key elements of the Green Party's Transport Package released by Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons in Wellington today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00439.htm


6: AgResearch Falters in NZ Fashion Stakes
GE Free NZ

AgResearch Falters in NZ Fashion Stakes (GE Free NZ press release) Fashion lovers attending New Zealand Fashion Week were surprised to hear of AgResearch's proposals for commercialising GE animals and many were distinctly ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00290.htm


7: Student Debt Cuts: What about everyone else?
OPSA

OPSA believes National's policy to wipe a portion of some health professional graduates' student debt is good for those whom it will benefit -- but asks why these breaks are not also available to all hard working graduates.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00291.htm


8: Cartoon Comment from Malcolm Evans
Malcolm Evans

Scoop presents a selection of some of notable New Zealand cartoonist Malcolm Evans most recent work.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00259.htm


9: Pacific peoples urged to change voting pattern
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne today urged Pacific Island voters to shift their traditional voting allegiance from Labour to a party that will actually do something for them.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00437.htm


10: Scoop Link: RNZ's Kim Hill IVs Alastair Thompson
Scoop Link

Scoop Link: RNZ's Kim Hill IVs Alastair Thompson Radio New Zealand - National Radio Saturday Morning
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00253.htm


11: Garden City Cinema Steps In To The Digital Age
Hoyts Cinemas

Christchurch is set to welcome the latest innovation in cinematic technology when Hoyts Riccarton (Cinema 6) reopens this week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00406.htm


12: Labour sets new exodus record
New Zealand National Party

The number of people leaving for Australia and elsewhere continues to set records and New Zealand cannot continue to afford to lose so many people and their skills, says National Party Deputy Leader and Finance spokesman Bill English.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00442.htm


13: Procession for GST-off-food starts with a bang
Residents Action Movement

People's Procession to Parliament to remove GST from food has started with a bang in Kaitaia today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00287.htm


14: Trades training boosted under Labour-led Govt
New Zealand Government

Good afternoon. It is a pleasure for me to host these awards and acknowledge the contribution that all of the competitors, your families and supporters, and WorldSkills New Zealand make to trade training in this country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00443.htm


15: Ann Wright: Refusing to Kill
Ann Wright

From the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States military has come under intense criticism and scrutiny for the deaths of civilians. This week, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff made trips ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00255.htm


16: Housing NZ sues drug ring for damages to house
Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand is taking a test case to the Napier District Court this week seeking more than $180,000 in damages from six people convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine in a state house.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00289.htm


17: Procession for GST-off-food starts with a bang
Residents Action Movement

People's Procession to Parliament to remove GST from food has started with a bang in Kaitaia today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00292.htm


18: Ministry announces desktop and notebook supplier
Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development today announced the vendor to supply its personal desktop and notebook computers for the next three years.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00403.htm


19: Security & Justice - Keeping Kiwis Safe
ACT New Zealand

Speech to ACT Law & Order Policy Launch; Howick College, Sandspit Road, Howick; Sunday, September 21 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00441.htm


20: The Poor Subsidise the Rich When it Comes to Fares
Campaign For Fair Fares

A public meeting on Waiheke Island this Sunday will discuss the consequences of the latest increase in ferry fares to Auckland. The increase means the cost of travelling from Waiheke to Auckland has increased 52% in the past six years - a situation that ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00250.htm


21: Crisis Deepens in Horn of Africa
United Nations

The United Nations humanitarian relief chief made a passionate plea today for more funding to avoid a famine in the Horn of Africa on the scale witnessed in the 1980s.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00447.htm


22: A Good Start for Nursing Graduates
NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is welcoming the announcement by National of a bonding scheme for graduate nurses but is concerned that the proposal will only benefit a very small group of nurses. Much more needs to be done to address the workforce ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00407.htm


23: Hapu Party confirms first candidate
Hapu Party

The new Maori-based political party launched last month – the Hapu Party – has confirmed its first candidate.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00286.htm


24: Burst Into Stardom As The Tv Face Of Clean & Clear
Impact PR

Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore and Lindsay Lohan all launched their careers on the small screen – now you too can have a shot at fame simply by having fun with your friends!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00299.htm


25: PM condemns terrorist bombing in Pakistan
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today expressed concern and sadness at the bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital city, on Saturday evening (Pakistan time). The death toll from the bombing is now over 40 and still rising.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00440.htm


26: A few laughs and a ‘fat’ endorsement at launch
The Family Party

Picture: (left) Peter Fatialofa speaking at the launch (right) Poutoa Papali'i with Tofiga Fepulea'i and Richard Lewis at the Otara Markets
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00288.htm


27: Healthy infant eating tips on DVD
Massey University

A Massey child nutrition specialist teamed up with a Shortland Street star recently to promote a free DVD for childcare centres aimed at highlighting the need to instil healthy eating habits in infants and toddlers
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0809/S00122.htm


28: Contaminated Powdered Infant Formula
United Nations

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is assisting Chinese authorities with a melamine-contaminated powdered food crisis that has caused more than 6,000 cases of kidney stones in infants and three deaths across the country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00446.htm


29: Discussing colonisation, courts and contempt
International Solidarity Movement

Public Meeting Monday, 22 September 6.30pm St Johns in the City, cnr Willis and Dixon Sts, Wellington
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00251.htm


30: Ban Deplores 'Heinous' Terrorist Attack
United Nations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today's "heinous" terrorist attack on the Marriott Hotel in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, which has reportedly killed and injured a large number of people.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00442.htm

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