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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 23 2008


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

1: Undernews For September 21, 2008


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. ...

2: 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 ...

3: Key’s lies continue – what’s next?
New Zealand Government

John Key continued to lie last night as he attempted to explain away hard evidence that he had a major, undisclosed conflict of interest in Tranz Rail, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said.

4: The Money Party (6): "A Cascade of Ruin"
Michael Collins

(Wash. DC) Well, they finally did it. The Money Party exposed the nauseating underbelly of first world finance. It's a cross between a Ponzi scheme and a complex math puzzle, all geared to let those in charge rake off as much money as they can, whenever they ...

5: Another desperate attack by Labour
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key tonight pointed out it has been public for months that his family trust had been shareholders in Tranzrail until the shares were sold in June 2003.

6: John Key must explain why he lied over Tranz Rail
New Zealand Government

John Key’s failure to tell the truth over his Tranz Rail shareholding shows that he knew he acted unethically and in breach of Parliament’s rules when speaking out against the government’s plan to rescue the rail service, Finance Minister ...

7: Rainbow Room formally dedicated at Parliament
Office of the Speaker

One of Parliament’s select committee rooms has been dedicated the Rainbow Room to recognise gay, lesbian and trans-gender New Zealanders and their contribution to society and Parliament.

8: Peters Thanks Neutral Members Of Committee
New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters says he is grateful to those Privileges Committee members who applied themselves fairly and neutrally to the hearings and kept open minds despite the enormous controversy swirling within and outside Parliament.

9: China Key To A Better Burma - Rights Campaigner
Keira Stephenson - AUT Journalism Student

China wants to take over from America as the new super- power, in the dying days of our world. This is the opinion of environmentalist Steve Green who has just returned to Auckland from his 19 year struggle for human rights and democracy in Burma.

10: Review: Whero's New Net – This Play Is Special
Scoop Review

Scoop Review: It's rare for a play to cause you to think on several planes. It is indeed rare for cast, small-stage set design, sound and score to come into alignment and pull off a show that reaches into your DNA. Whero's New Net does this.

11: Statement on Tranzrail
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today absolutely rejected assertions that he used his parliamentary position to gain any benefit from owning Tranzrail shares or intended to mislead anyone.

12: Telecom haggling will hurt workers, economy - EPMU
Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

As they start the vote on the outcome of their employment negotiations the future for more than 1400 Transfield lines workers has become uncertain due to the major telecommunications contractor's failure to secure a contract with Telecom.

13: MTV Digital Unleashes Huge Online Offering

MTV Digital's portfolio of sites reaches over 10%* of New Zealand's online audience, providing a fantastic opportunity for Kiwi advertisers. With over 250,000 NZ unique visitors per month* MTV Digital have made the connection between television and the ...

14: TVNZ 7 Internet Debate

This evening at 9.10pm, the TVNZ 7 Internet Debate is being broadcast on TVNZ 7 and streamed live to and (keyword: Internet Debate).

15: 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.

16: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. Dr PITA SHARPLES to the Minister of Justice: What specific strategies has the Government initiated to improve the voter enrolment rate given this morning’s reported comments by Kiwi Expat Association Chief Executive, Ivan Moss, who contends that ...

17: Agenda: Hone Harawira IV Transcript

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 ...

18: Answer the real question Mr Key – why did you lie?
New Zealand Government

John Key must explain why he failed to declare his conflict of interest in regard to Tranz Rail as it is clear from his own words in 2003 that he knew he had to, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said.

19: Flavell: Privilege — Members’ Pecuniary Interests
The Maori Party

As my colleague, Dr Russel Norman has noted, this matter has been rather a difficult one for all of us.

20: New Music Festival For Queenstown
Peak Fest

The first Peak Festival will take place on the 3rd of January 2009, at the Queenstown Events Centre, and will become an annual one-day music event.

21: 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?

22: Socialists condemn Labour Party's Free Trade deal
Socialist Aotearoa

A secret Free Trade Deal with the USA was sprung on an unsuspecting public, as the neo-liberal NZ Labour Party revealed both its contempt for democracy and its affinity with the blood soaked regime in Washington. However, the fact that this deal was ...

23: Export New Zealand welcomes fantastic US FTA news
Export New Zealand

Achieving a comprehensive free trade agreement with our second largest export market, the United States, would deliver a fantastic boost to exporters' confidence," says Export New Zealand chief Bruce Goldsworthy.

24: US Free Trade Agreement A Poisoned Chalice For NZ
Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

The proposed expansion of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (NZ, Chile, Brunei, and Singapore, commonly known as the P4 Agreement) to include investment and financial services, and to add the US to its membership, was bad enough.

25: A Closer Look at Recent Violence in Bolivia
Council On Hemispheric Affairs

Recent clashes between President Evo Morales’ constitutional government and the pro-autonomy opposition in Bolivia’s eastern provinces have left 15 people dead, 35 injured and 100 missing, according to official reports. The government has accused ...

26: First next gen. mass-market wholesale broadband
Telecom New Zealand

Telecom Wholesale today launched the first of a series of next generation broadband products to telecommunication service providers. Enhanced Unbundled Bitstream Access has been successfully trialled with both CallPlus and South Island ISP Snap and is ...

27: 1 In 4 Kiwis Following Collider Story Concerned
UMR Research Ltd

News that the Big Bang Hadron Collider experiment has been delayed two months may bring a sigh of relief to the thousands of New Zealanders concerned the end of the world may be nigh.

28: Reckless waste of taxpayer money to re-hash policy
New Zealand National Party

Labour’s frenzied, last-minute spending spree has reached a new low with news that hundreds of school principals are being flown to Wellington for what is being called a ‘briefing’ on Labour’s Schools Plus policy, says National’s Education spokeswoman, ...

29: Choosing efficient water heating is now easier
Green Party

Government Spokesperson on Energy Efficiency, Jeanette Fitzsimons, has today announced that heat pump water heaters will soon be included in the solar grants scheme, giving consumers more efficient hot water choices. Ms Fitzsimons says a performance standard ...

30: Cartoon Comment from Malcolm Evans
Malcolm Evans

Scoop presents a selection of some of notable New Zealand cartoonist Malcolm Evans most recent work.

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