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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 25 2008

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1: Germany Urged To Grant Asylum to Bhutan Refugee

Association of Press Freedom Activists Bhutan

APFA-Bhutan, which has been advocating for freedom of speech and expression in Bhutan since 2003, expresses serious concern over the attempt deportation of Mr. Tandin Wangdi by German authority.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00560.htm


2: Undernews For September 23, 2008
Undernews

Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest - Critics are focusing on vital issues such as cost and oversight, but a lot less attention is being paid to the mechanics of Paulson’s proposal – specifically, the question of who would carry out the federal government’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00313.htm


3: A Tribute To Hon Brian Donnelly QSO
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has paid tribute to former MP, Brian Donnelly, who died this afternoon at the Mercy Hospice in Ponsonby Auckland, after an illness.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00571.htm


4: Queenstown: Jet boat accident
New Zealand Police

At 1445hrs on the 25th of September 2008, Police were advised of a jet boat accident on the Shotover and Kawarau River delta near Queenstown.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00373.htm


5: Sri Lanka: Tamil ‘Terrorists’ Must Lay Down Arms
United Nations

Sri Lanka’s President issued a call during the General Assembly to the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – a group he branded as “terrorists” – to renounce violence and engage in dialogue with the Government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00553.htm


6: Voluntary quarantine of Ranbaxy drugs in place
Ministry of Health

New Zealand's reaction to the United States Food and Drug Administration import alert around three pharmaceuticals is in line with other regulators internationally. The alert, issued by the FDA last week, relates to products manufactured by Indian drug ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0809/S00155.htm


7: DML considers next steps
Diagnostic Medlab

Diagnostic Medlab is considering its next steps following the Appeal Court’s decision to overturn a High Court judgment concerning the awarding of a contract for the provision of community laboratory services for the Auckland region.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0809/S00156.htm


8: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00341.htm


9: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00508.htm


10: Brian Donnelly remembered
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key is saddened at the death today of former New Zealand First MP Brian Donnelly.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00572.htm


11: Major reductions in ANZ customer service expected
Finsec

ANZ National bank has announced today its intention to cut face to face service to customers by reducing front line branch staff numbers. ANZ National pledged earlier this year to increase front line staffing numbers when it announced its intention ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00349.htm


12: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00493.htm


13: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00279.htm


14: RIP Brian Donnelly: Greens
Green Party

New Zealand has lost a highly principled and respected citizen with the death of former New Zealand First MP Brian Donnelly QSO today, the Green Party says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00575.htm


15: Bus drivers welcome end of lockout
Wellington Tramways Union

The Wellington Tramways Union welcomes GO Wellington's decision to lift the lockout of 300 bus drivers but says its campaign for a living wage will continue.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00379.htm


16: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00510.htm


17: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00338.htm


18: The Fastest-Growing Brand You Never Heard Of
Goode PR

One of the fastest-growing energy drink brands in the world is putting its spectacular sales success down to staying away from shops.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00520.htm


19: 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?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00299.htm


20: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00475.htm


21: A Week to Watch for South Asia
J. Sri Raman

With harrowing uncertainty rather than hope, South Asia waits for a week of far-off diplomatic events fraught with consequences for decades. It will watch with anxious interest signals emanating from New York and Washington, from this Tuesday to Friday ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00310.htm


22: Bus lockout heavy handed; low wages disgraceful
Green Party

"The lockout of 300 Wellington bus drivers is a heavy handed over-reaction to legitimate claims by Wellington bus drivers for a decent wage increase," Green Party MP Sue Kedgley says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00537.htm


23: Gigantic Powerball Prize On Offer This Weekend
NZ Lotteries

Powerball First Division could potentially be the biggest-ever prize won by a New Zealander if won by a single ticket this weekend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00364.htm


24: Tarantulas take up residence at Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum

At the end of this month four new tarantulas will take up residence in Discovery at Canterbury Museum. The eight-legged arrivals, including an endangered Mexican red knee tarantula, will be housed in a purpose built terrarium. Each spider has ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00076.htm


25: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00274.htm


26: Operation Viper Nets 73 Arrests
New Zealand Police

Seventy three people have been arrested in the Wellington Police District during the last eight days and significant quantities of drugs seized during a major operation to disrupt criminal activities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00289.htm


27: Lotto Winners Celebrate By Buying Powerball Ticket
NZ Lotteries

Last weekend's five Lotto First Division winners have all claimed their $250,726 share, and are now planning on celebrating in style - and buying a ticket for this weekend's massive Powerball draw.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00365.htm


28: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0809/S00139.htm


29: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0809/S00142.htm


30: Robertson: Bus Lockout Needs To End
New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Candidate for Wellington Central, Grant Robertson, today called for the end of the lockout of Wellington bus drivers, and for a return to the negotiating table.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00302.htm

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