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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 28 2008

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Yesterday'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: Maori Affairs, Treaty & Electoral Law policies
New Zealand National Party

Realising Maori aspiration is the aim of National's Maori Affairs and Treaty Negotiations policies released today by National Party Leader John Key.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00610.htm


3: MMP attacked by Clark and Key's refusal to front
Green Party

The collaboration of Helen Clark and John Key to refuse to share a TV platform with other party leaders is extreme arrogance and signals the start of a major attack to undermine MMP, says the Green Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00614.htm


4: The Peter Principle Playoffs
Sheila Samples

So here we sit, our heads jerking back and forth so rapidly most of us are suffering severe whiplash. Will the US attack Iran? Will Israel attack Iran? Or will the two war-mongering bullies join forces and "bomb, bomb, bomb" that belligerent twit-nation ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00337.htm


5: Air New Zealand and move2nz.com in partnership
Move2NZ

Leading New Zealand migration community, move2nz.com and Air New Zealand are working together to ensure safe and comfortable arrival to NZ.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00559.htm


6: 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


7: Rise in youth violence needs National answers
New Zealand National Party

National Party Justice & Corrections spokesman Simon Power says the surge in knife violence is one more reason why the country needs "National answers" to law and order.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00611.htm


8: Commonwealth Endorses Forum call for Fiji
New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Government representative on the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, Phil Goff, today welcomed CMAG’s reaffirmation of its strong support for the Pacific Islands Forum to achieve the restoration of democratic and constitutional ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00609.htm


9: Repealing the EFA & reinstating free speech
New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says all New Zealanders with an interest in free speech will welcome John Key's confirmation today that a National-led Government will repeal the oppressive Electoral Finance Act.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00612.htm


10: Teacher Council improvements slow in coming
New Zealand National Party

National Party Education spokeswoman Anne Tolley says the Education Minister must say whether he is satisfied with the way the Teachers Council is enforcing the competency among those in front of our classrooms.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00613.htm


11: Deadline Looming To Enrol For An Easy Vote
Electoral Enrolment Centre

Almost 36,000 people have enrolled or updated their details since the election date was announced, but a further 235,000 are running out of time to enrol and make voting easy for themselves.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00413.htm


12: Uzbekistan, Calls For New Approach to Afghanistan
United Nations

A radical overhaul of policies focusing more on economic and social assistance rather than military strength is needed if Afghanistan is to ever achieve peace and stability, Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov told the General Assembly today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00649.htm


13: Wellingtonians make their vote count
Iona Pannett

“The decision of Wellingtonians to retain STV (Single Transferable Vote) is a fantastic outcome,” said Wellington City Councillor Iona Pannett.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00410.htm


14: Fishery Officer Disappointment Over Amendment Bill
nupe

“The Union representing Fishery Officers is disappointed that Parliament did not pick up a proposed amendment to the Fisheries Act Amendment Bill (No 2) when the Bill was passed under urgency in the last week,” said Martin Cooney, Organiser ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00411.htm


15: The Way To Santiago Compostella - Part 4
Alastair Thompson

The fourth and final part of a series chronicling the pilgrimage of Scoop's Wendy Cooper and Alastair Thompson across Northern Spain to Santiago Compostella.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00336.htm


16: Alliance Calls For Boycott
New Zealand Alliance Party

Alliance Party co leader Kay Murray says the New Zealand public should boycott the televised leaders debates if only Helen Clark and John Key take part.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00409.htm


17: Welfare and Violence: The Elephant In The Room
Libertarianz Party

"The headlines in recent days say it all: '*Stabbing In Central Auckland*' - '*30 police hunt Wanganui man's killers*' - '*Fatal Stabbing In Invercargill*'.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00412.htm


18: Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust wins International Award
Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust has been awarded a prestigious BirdLife International Conservation Achievement Award for their innovative conservation work. The Trust is the first New Zealand conservation organisation to receive this award.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00084.htm


19: Campaign 08 Featuring Peter Dunne
Sky Television

CAMPAIGN 08 is a live ‘Meet the Press’ style programme where, in the run up to this year’s election, party leaders are questioned on their policies and performance by some of the country’s top political journalists, editors and broadcasters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00560.htm


20: 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


21: Cyclists urged to vote 'with their wheels'
Cycling Advocates Network

Cycling advocacy group Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) today launched a General Election 2008 resource to help candidates and voters who want to support cycling. The aim is to build the numbers of cyclists who vote 'with their wheels'.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00414.htm


22: UN Agencies Fight Against Cholera Outbreaks
United Nations

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) continue to help authorities in Guinea-Bissau combat an outbreak of cholera that has claimed at least 133 lives since May and forced thousands of others to be hospitalized.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00641.htm


23: 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


24: 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


25: Indonesia Calls For Muslim Representation
United Nations

The world’s estimated 1.1 billion Muslims deserve specific representation on an expanded Security Council, Indonesia’s Foreign Minister said today, calling for any reform of the 15-member body United Nations body to consider the need for a variety ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00652.htm


26: Largest Bank Failure in American History
Scoop Link

Washington Mutual, the giant lender that came to symbolize the excesses of the mortgage boom, was seized by federal regulators on Thursday night, in what is by far the largest bank failure in American history.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00339.htm


27: The Way To Santiago Compostella - Part 3
Alastair Thompson

The last couple of days have involved walking over a mountain range between Astorga and Ponferrada. The distance, 56 kms, is probably a bit like walking to Greytown and the height of the hill not that different than walking over the Rimutakas. We ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00335.htm


28: One Reasonable Way to Stop the Financial Freefall
Rosemary and Walter Brasch

It was Monday evening and the phone rang—again. It was probably the fifth time in two hours. A pleasant voice said she was from the—oh that really doesn’t make any difference. Both presidential candidates have volunteer minions on the phones ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00338.htm


29: Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims
US State Department

Tina Frundt, thank you so much for your introduction. Tina is one of the extraordinary people who have worked on the front lines of the anti-slavery movement, forging the best ways to do street outreach, for example, in downtown DC. I am so happy to know ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0809/S00662.htm


30: 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

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