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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 26 2008

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

1: The Money Party (7): Bailout Blackmail

Michael Collins

(Wash. DC) We're being blackmailed into accepting the responsibility and debt for the worst managed financial institutions in the history of this country. The starting price, our debt, is $700 billion dollars.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00311.htm


2: A review of "Slacker Uprising"
Rady Ananda

This free release chronicles Michael Moore's 62-city tour in 2004. It is his best effort, his slickest, most exciting, inspirational film to date. It is not bent on educating us about dark truths. Instead, it's a rousing musical-speech-video tour ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00318.htm


3: European Friends Write: "Are You Americans Crazy?"
Bernard Weiner

Dear Wolfgang and Jacqueline: Yes, I know that you and other European friends are, as you put it, "totally confused" by what's happening here in the U.S. right now. Welcome to the club. I wish I could answer all your questions about America's current ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00325.htm


4: 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


5: Paul Newman donates $150,000 to NZ Charities
Paul Newman

Hollywood movie star, Paul Newman and the Paul Newman’s Foundation, has donated NZD$150,000 to nine New Zealand charities from the profits and royalties of his Paul Newman’s Own dressing range.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00394.htm


6: 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


7: The Enduring Capitalist Conspiracy For World Govt
Zahir Ebrahim

The 47 minute film titled “The Capitalist Conspiracy: An Inside View of International Banking”, by the author of the famous book on the founding of the Federal Reserve System “ Creature from Jekyll Island ”, can be watched here . The material that ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00328.htm


8: Undernews For September 24, 2008
Undernews

This is what separated us from you; we made demands. You were satisfied to serve the power of your nation and we dreamed of giving ours the truth -- Albert Camus to a German friend after WW2.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00319.htm


9: Nat victory as Maori Trustee bill bites the dust
New Zealand National Party

National is delighted that Labour's flawed Maori Trustee and Maori Affairs Development Bill has finally been thrown out, says National's Maori Affairs spokesman (Education & TPK), Tau Henare.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00598.htm


10: 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


11: UnitedFuture delivering an extended summer
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne is thrilled that New Zealanders will be able to enjoy this year’s summer a little bit more due to the three-week extension of daylight saving secured by UnitedFuture last year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00594.htm


12: Charges laid over coolstore explosion at Tamahere
Department Of Labour

The Department of Labour has laid charges against several parties in relation to the explosion at IcePak Coolstores in Tamahere, Hamilton, on April 5, 2008. The charges were laid under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and associated regulations, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00396.htm


13: 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


14: Daylight saving extension popular
New Zealand Government

An overwhelming majority of New Zealanders support the extension to daylight saving, Internal Affairs Minister, Rick Barker, said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00606.htm


15: Appointments to the Takeovers Panel
New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel has announced two appointments to the board of the Takeovers Panel, an independent Crown entity.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00602.htm


16: Hyundai first to sell electric cars in New Zealand
Hyundai

In a New Zealand first Hyundai has announced today that it will be the first automotive manufacturer to offer new electric cars for sale in New Zealand, and to further enhance that announcement, it will be off the back of local manufacturing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00536.htm


17: Stateside: Three little things
Rosalea Barker

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00320.htm


18: Foundation says ‘exercise caution'
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation recommends that people taking Spiriva (tiatropium), Atrovent or Combivent (containing ipratropium) for a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) should keep taking their medication but talk with their doctor if ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0809/S00161.htm


19: Hyundai first to sell electric cars in New Zealand
Hyundai

In a New Zealand first Hyundai has announced today that it will be the first automotive manufacturer to offer new electric cars for sale in New Zealand, and to further enhance that announcement, it will be off the back of local manufacturing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00534.htm


20: RBA now likely to cut cash rate 25bp on 7 October
J P Morgan

For some time, we have argued that the macro-economic case for an RBA rate cut in October was not compelling. RBA officials, therefore, appeared in no rush to lower the cash rate again. Inflation, for example, almost certainly will accelerate in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00546.htm


21: Taking waste minimisation to the next level
New Zealand Government

Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. This has been quite a memorable couple of weeks for everyone involved in waste minimisation. We now have new legislation, solely dedicated to waste minimisation – a first for ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00604.htm


22: Decline in economic activity continues
Statistics New Zealand

Economic activity, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), declined 0.2 percent in the June 2008 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a decline of 0.3 percent in the March 2008 quarter.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00537.htm


23: Gordon Campbell interviews Hone Harawira
Gordon Campbell

While the Maori Party does at times consciously project an image of guilelessness, they have been highly successful – more so say, than the Greens - at concealing their major party preference in this election. Currently, the Maori Party is a good ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00326.htm


24: Today In Parliament With Tom Frewen (Thursday)
Scoop Audio

Audio: Today in Parliament for Thursday 25 September, 2008: ... Tom Frewen presents the day's big political issues raised during Parliament's question time and general debate..
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00323.htm


25: Designlab ’08 Finalists For “Internet Generation”
Electrolux

Today’s weather will be mainly sunny with cloudy periods and lashings of Marmite. That’s just one of the possibilities among the finalists in this year’s Electrolux Design Lab competition.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00079.htm


26: World Vegetarian Day Eco Challenge
NZ Vegetarian Society

Kiwis concerned about the environment are urged to go vegetarian for World Vegetarian Day this year
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00392.htm


27: 95bFM: Lewis Tennant & John Key's Week of Politics
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio : Lewis Tennant fills in for Mikey Havoc and talks to National Party leader John Key about Tranz Rail shares, being trustworthy, US economic collapse and how it affects NZ, public transport policy and his response to Pita Sharples' ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00322.htm


28: New Aircraft Purchase for Northland Airline
Salt Air

Salt Air (www.saltair.co.nz) today announced the purchase of a new aircraft from Gippsland Aeronautics that will arrive in New Zealand in early October 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00543.htm


29: 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


30: Labour has no solutions to long-term unemployment
New Zealand National Party

Labour's attacks on National's practical and workable benefit policy are proving to be nothing but hot air after revelations the Government plans to introduce a tougher clamp down on long-term beneficiaries.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00608.htm

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