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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 27 2008

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

1: Scoop Analysis: World Economy On The Brink

Vincent Murwira

How bad is the American financial crisis and stock market turbulence going to affect the rest of the world? Vincent Murwira focuses on Tuvalu - a tiny Pacific nation – as a symbol of how the world markets impact on small and developing nations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00333.htm


2: 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


3: 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


4: 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


5: Anderton: Canterbury Mental Health Centre
New Zealand Government

Back in March, I launched, in Parliament, the Suicide Prevention Action Plan. I started my remarks by saying that five hundred lives a year - nearly ten a week - end in New Zealand through suicide - more than are killed on our roads each year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00601.htm


6: Party Leader To contest Manurewa
The Family Party

Family Party leader Richard Lewis will announce today his decision to contest the Manurewa electorate against Labour MP George Hawkins.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00406.htm


7: 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


8: 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


9: Lyndon Hood's Pics of the Weeks: July 2008
Lyndon Hood

Scoop editorial images by Lyndon Hood, for stories from July 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00331.htm


10: Open letter from the Family Party to TV3 & TVNZ
The Family Party

I am disappointed to hear that Mr Key and Ms Clark are not willing to front up to the leaders debates. These debates are a long-standing feature of the election campaign, and we would not wish to see this important aspect of the campaign compromised.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00405.htm


11: Portal linking scientists and public
University of Auckland

A venture that will help scientists reduce the time and cost of setting up clinical trials has claimed top prize in the final of the Spark $40K Challenge at The University of Auckland (as at 8pm Friday 26 September).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00558.htm


12: Call For Review Of Deinstitutionalisation
Democrats for Social Credit

Media Release Friday, 29 September 2008 Democrats Call For Review Of Deinstitutionalisation Democrats for Social Credit are calling for a review of the deinstitutionalisation agenda which is causing widespread on-going stress to many patients and families ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00408.htm


13: 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


14: Lyndon Hood's Pics of the Weeks: June 2008
Lyndon Hood

Scoop editorial images by Lyndon Hood, for stories from June 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00330.htm


15: 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


16: The Future of NZ is GE Free
GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ notes that the young Greens are visiting pubs in Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00404.htm


17: Economic Partnership in Development
ITUC

Brussels, 26 September 2008 (ITUC OnLine): in a new statement issued today, the ITUC and the ETUC have called on the EU to listen to its partners in ACP countries and to concentrate on a pro-development approach in negotiating Economic Partnership ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00403.htm


18: 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


19: 10 Policy Priorities: The Family Party
The Family Party

Party Leader Richard Lewis will announce the following policies as the Family Party priorities for the 2008 General Election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00407.htm


20: Up close with bacteria
UCOL

Secondary students at UCOL’s Science Open Day had an up-close experience with bacteria research today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00083.htm


21: ISM re-establish presence in the Gaza Strip
International Solidarity Movement

1. ISM re-establish presence in the Gaza Strip 2. Report from fishing action in Gaza 3. Tree planting in ‘buffer zone’ 4. ‘Ban the Israeli navy from Gazan territorial waters’ 5. Israeli violence continues despite ceasefire 6. Italian activist injured ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00636.htm


22: 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


23: 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


24: Tranz Metro Welcomes SuperGold Free Travel
Tranz Metro

Tranz Metro in Wellington has welcomed the announcement by the New Zealand Government that SuperGold Card holders will be able to catch less busy local train services for free. However Tranz Metro is stressing that only trains that leave between specific ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00553.htm


25: Sugar cane harvesters demand rights at work
ITUC

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 166/240908 Colombia: Sugar cane harvesters demand rights at work
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00637.htm


26: Breaking News - No Punitive Damages In 'LOTR' Suit
THEONERING.NET

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has barred the estate of “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien from seeking punitive damages against the studio that brought the trilogy to the big screen.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00332.htm


27: 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


28: Two Australian Soldiers Injured In East Timor
Australian Defence Force

Two Australian soldiers serving with the International Stabilisation Force (ISF) in East Timor sustained serious injuries when the water tanker they were travelling in was involved in a single motor vehicle accident at approximately 9.00am today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00638.htm


29: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 26 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00334.htm


30: Hamilton Zoo has welcomes kea chick
Hamilton Zoo

The unnamed chick, whose sex is not yet known, was hatched on 15 September to first-time parents, Tane (15) and Kowhai (9). The chick will take up to 13 weeks to leave the nest so won’t be visible to the public until around mid-December.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00080.htm

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