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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 22 2008

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

1: How will you discipline them, Mr Key?

New Zealand Labour Party

Labour MP Pete Hodgson has called upon National Leader John Key to discipline his deputy Bill English and front bencher Nick Smith after a series of politically incorrect jokes including jibes about Labour MP and Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00451.htm


2: 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


3: 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


4: Agenda: Hone Harawira IV Transcript
Agenda

RAWDON All eyes are on the Maori Party this election campaign they are highly likely to hold the balance of power after the election and their leadership is saying that this time they won't stay neutral but be supporting either National or Labour, however ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00269.htm


5: TVNZ: put story in perspective or pull it
Newmarket Business Association

Auckland’s leading retail district is urging TVNZ’s One News not to over dramatise its Special Report on the “retail recession” due to go to air 6pm tomorrow night.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00408.htm


6: The Gales Of Spring
MetService

MetService is warning that on Tuesday, northwest gales may generate gusts of 120 km/hour over inland eastern areas from Southland to Wairarapa and about Wellington. Additionally, heavy rain is likely in the mountains about and south of Otira, with ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00063.htm


7: P-lab court case sends a strong warning
New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Maryan Street says criminals using state houses to produce drugs have been put on notice that Housing New Zealand will leave no stone unturned when it comes to recovering damages to pay for the mess they cause.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00454.htm


8: Peter Dyer: Nuremberg and Iraq
Peter Dyer

Sixty-two years ago this month, four judges met to deliberate the fate of the first men ever tried for war crimes in an international court of law.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00266.htm


9: Law change paves way for lower remittance costs
New Zealand Government

The Labour-led Government has taken a significant step towards reducing the cost of remitting money from New Zealand to Pacific countries.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00448.htm


10: Maori Television Unveils Election ’08 Coverage
Maori Television Service

New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, will present comprehensive coverage of this year’s General Election from a Maori perspective including tailored research on Maori in the General and Maori electorates.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00308.htm


11: Undernews For September 21, 2008
Undernews

Alexander Cockburn, Counterpunch - By all rights, this last crisis has brought us to the crossroads where neoliberalism should be buried with a stake through its heart. We’ve had thirty years worth of deregulation - the loosening of government supervision. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00273.htm


12: 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


13: Support for organ donations not backed up by Govt
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture deputy leader Judy Turner is pointing the finger squarely at the Government based on the result of today’s Stuff opinion poll, which indicates that 77% of over 7000 people surveyed, would happily donate their organs to others once they ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00456.htm


14: New General Manager of Veterans’ Affairs NZ
New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae today announced Retired Brigadier, Mr Rick Ottaway as the new General Manager of Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand (VANZ).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00312.htm


15: Daylight saving begins this weekend
Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand daylight saving begins next Sunday 28 September 2008, when clocks go forward an hour at 2.00 am to become 3.00 am. The extra hour of daylight in the evenings will run till Sunday 5 April 2009, when clocks go back an hour at 3 a.m. to 2 a.m.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00310.htm


16: Labour can’t be trusted to run prisons
New Zealand National Party

It’s clearer than ever that Labour can’t be trusted to manage the prisons system, now that Phil Goff has admitted Labour will need to build 'more prisons' after years of denials, says National’s Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00452.htm


17: Ferrari California Debuts New Car
Ferrari

Just days before its public debut at the Paris International Motor Show (2 October 2008), Ferrari has shown its newest model the California to more than 1000 potential owners in its largest potential market – California.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00442.htm


18: Sentencing of Labour Activist in Myanmar (Burma)
United Nations

The United Nations labour agency today expressed concern at the recent sentencing of an activist in Myanmar to two years of hard labour, saying it raises questions about the honouring of an agreement between the Asian country and the agency.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00476.htm


19: Wallace & Manning: What Is Behind Pakistan Bombing
Scoop Audio

Wallace Chapman and Selwyn Manning discuss what is behind the Marriot Hotel bombing in Islamabad. Is Al Qaeda behind it? The Taliban? If so, why? What effect does instability in the Pakistan/Afghanistan region have on the Indian sub-continent?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00272.htm


20: NZ extends role in UN peacekeeping in Sudan
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that New Zealand’s commitment to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is to be extended for one further year, to 1 October 2009.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00458.htm


21: Potentially Harmful Myths About Diet Products
NZ Nutrition Foundation

The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation is concerned misinformation surrounding the common food ingredient aspartame could be prompting New Zealanders to avoid diet products in favour of the regular versions.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0809/S00126.htm


22: Waikato Police Clamping Down On Rural Rat Runs
New Zealand Police

While the number of fatal crashes on State Highways in the Waikato decline the number of serious or fatal crashes on 'rural rat runs' are increasing with the latest fatality happening in the Eastern Waikato on Friday morning.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00304.htm


23: Investitures – Government House Auckland
Government House

The achievements of New Zealanders across a wide spectrum of fields will be celebrated at Investiture Ceremonies at Government House Auckland this week. The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, will host four ceremonies at 10.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00307.htm


24: New Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Makes Typing Eas
Logitech

Logitech Also Introduces Logitech diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks, Logitech Cordless Desktop S520
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00062.htm


25: The Blockade and Cuban Hurricane Relief
Julie Webb-Pullman

It's official – Cuba has suffered $5 billion dollars worth of damage from hurricanes Gustav and Ike, according to both Cuban government sources and the United Nations. What's the big deal - that's only about a nineteenth of the losses they've suffered ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00264.htm


26: Ahipara crash: Name released
New Zealand Police

A third person died on Saturday as a result of injuries suffered in the car crash near Ahipara in the early hours of Friday morning (Sept 19).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00252.htm


27: David Swanson: The Eight Year Bailout
David Swanson

Every time there's a new Cheney-Bush scandal, every time we discover that Dick Cheney lied to Dick Armey, or another top Iraqi informed the White House there were no weapons, or another missile kills another large family in Afghanistan, or the wars in Pakistan ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00267.htm


28: Auckland Loses Shield, But Wins Big With Lotto
NZ Lotteries

An Auckland man has finally come forward to claim his $2 million Lotto First Division prize, two weeks after NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive Todd McLeay predicted some lucky father was probably unaware he was sitting on a goldmine.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00257.htm


29: KiwiFM: Wammo & PM Helen Clark's Political Week
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to Prime Minister Helen Clark about National saying it’s no time for a lolly-scramble, the polls, her prediction that 60 body-bags would’ve come back from Iraq had NZ sent troops there, using social networking sites for campaigning, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00261.htm


30: School guidance counsellors make a difference
New Zealand Government

Youth Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today thanked school guidance counsellors for their dedication to young people at the New Zealand Guidance Counsellors Conference in Hamilton.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00455.htm

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