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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 24 2008


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

1: Party Disgusted at the Winston Peters’ Attack

The Maori Party

Dr Sharples, Co-leader of the Maori Party today poo-poohed the personalised attack on the Maori Party by NZ First Leader, Winston Peters.

2: Key keeps lying – when will it end?
New Zealand Government

After a day of trying to answer questions very carefully over his undisclosed conflict of interest in Tranz Rail John Key has collapsed under pressure on radio this evening and took his lies on the matter to a new level, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said.

3: GO Wellington strong-arms vulnerable workers
Wellington Tramways Union

GO Wellington’s decision to lock out more than 300 low wage bus drivers from 5.30am tomorrow morning is a disgraceful act of bullying, says the Wellington Tramways Union.

4: Speaker of House returns to Waikato University
University of Waikato

Speaker of the House Margaret Wilson will return to the University of Waikato in December, as Professor of Law and Public Policy.

5: Psychologists Reject the Dark Side
Stephen Soldz and Brad Olson

The movement against U.S. torture experienced a significant victory last week. The members of the American Psychological Association [APA] rejected the policies of their leadership, policies that abetted the Bush administration's program of torture ...

6: Minister disappointed by the Maori Party
New Zealand Government

Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia, today said he was extremely disappointed that one of his many conversations with Maori Party MP, Pita Sharples has been misrepresented.

7: Would John Key sack himself?
New Zealand Government

Given the standard John Key claims he would have set for Winston Peters, Finance Minister Michael Cullen is asking whether Mr Key would have sacked himself in response to his lies over Tranz Rail if he had been Prime Minister.

8: Who can live on $12.72ph?
Residents Action Movement

Industrial action by around 300 Go Wellington bus drivers starts today, after the company withdrew its pay offer late yesterday afternoon.

9: Warning 'light' and 'mild' tobacco just as deadly
Commerce Commission

Cigarette smokers should not be misled into thinking that 'light' and 'mild' cigarettes are less harmful to their health, when compared to full strength tobacco products.

10: Labour threats to Maori Party concerning
New Zealand National Party

The threats levelled at the Maori Party over the Winston Peters Privileges Committee case are serious and concerning, says National Party Leader John Key.

11: No Go Wellington buses from Thursday
Greater Wellington Regional Council

There will be no Go Wellington buses from tomorrow (Thursday 25 September), until further notice, due to an industrial dispute between NZ Bus and the Tramways Union.

12: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. Dr PITA SHARPLES (Co-Leader—Māori Party) 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 ...

13: Maori Party Statement Astonishing
New Zealand First Party

The Maori Party claims today about talks held with New Zealand First are astonishing says party leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

14: Commission warning for tobacco companies welcomed
Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has welcomed today's Commerce Commission warning for tobacco companies, about the use of misleading terms on their packaging.

15: Family Party announces Chinese Candidate
The Family Party

The Family Party is excited to announce Angela Xu as its Chinese spokeswoman and candidate for Northcote.

16: Ah, Amsterdam...Fuzzy Memories on 2008 IBC
The Diffusion Group

Once again, Amsterdam was the focus of the European media technology world last weekend with vendors, operators, and content providers crowding the 12 halls of exhibitors at IBC 2008. There were many new announcements from the hundreds of companies represented ...

17: 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.

18: Next step in integrated rail business
New Zealand Government

The Cabinet has confirmed the final arrangements for the rail industry in New Zealand which will take effect from 1 October, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

19: Rady Ananda: Sequoia's Sinking Ship
Rady Ananda

"Right now, there is not a single voting system on the market or in use anywhere in the country that meets current federal voting standards, and very few people realize it." ~ Douglas Kellner, New York State Board of Elections Commissioner ( AP )

20: Election 08: The US Bailout, Kid-Gloved Key
Gordon Campbell

This is crunch week for the US financial system, and the Democrats need to play hardball and vote against the $700 billion bailout plan. Because (a) the plan probably won’t work (b) isn’t fixable and (c) will be politically suicidal in the presidential ...

21: Marsden Fund Growth Must Continue
Vice-Chancellors Committee

Good, but not yet good enough was how New Zealand’s eight universities greeted the largest ever annual investment by the Marsden Fund with $54 million to be outlaid over three years on 91 new research projects.

22: Waimakariri Bridge closed due to high river levels
Christchurch City Council

The Christchurch City Council has closed the Old Waimakariri Bridge, on Main North Road, due to concerns over the rising river level.

23: Water management: A plan for the future
New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard's speech to the NZ Water and Waste Association Conference, James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Convention Centre

24: Deady Manning: Forget The Bollocks We Want Issues!
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio: Scoop's Selwyn Manning talks to Paul Deady about National leader John Key's TranzRail-gate. Sure it makes for great television, but when will we hear politicians, and the media, talking ISSUES?

25: Fonterra Announces 2007/08 Final Payout

Fonterra Co-operative Group has announced a final payout of $7.90 per kilogram of milksolids (kgMS) for the 2007/08 season, comprising a milk price of $7.59 per kgMS and a value return of 31 cents per kgMS.

26: Wife loses husband’s Benz in cockle plunder
Ministry of Fisheries

An Auckland housewife had her husband’s $70,000 Mercedes Benz forfeited and was ordered to pay almost $1,000 in fines yesterday after being caught with more than 14 times the daily limit of cockles earlier this year.

27: Bill to help aquaculture development passes
New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard has welcomed the passage of the Aquaculture Legislation Amendment Bill which is aimed at improving the operation and development of the aquaculture industry in New Zealand.

28: Tonite On Back Benches - 24 September 2008
Back Benches

Tonight on Back Benches our panel of MP’s are Ron Mark New Zealand First, Winnie Laban Labour, Gordon Copeland Kiwi Party and Russel Norman from the Greens.

29: 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.

30: NZ School Of Dance Announces Graduation Season 08
The New Zealand School of Dance

The New Zealand School of Dance’s thrilling new programme of dance works is set to delight audiences this spring. The Graduation Season promises to be a magical evening of classical ballet and contemporary dance performed by students of the New ...

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