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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 4 2008


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

1: 2008 Vice Presidential Debate Results

HCD Research

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2: Couric Interview: Palin Helping or Hurting McCain?
HCD Research

Independents' Perceptions Change Slightly on Whether Palin Helps or Hurts McCain After Viewing Katie Couric Interview

3: Statement from Mary Anne Thompson
Mary Anne Thompson

I accept that my actions at the time were unwise and I should have continued ongoing dialogue with my manager. I acknowledge if I ever find myself facing the same dilemma again I would approach the situation differently and would ensure that I kept my ...

4: Something that Kiwis should know
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

Canadians are deeply frustrated by the quality of politicians' discussions of climate change and global warming according to a nationally representative poll carried out for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy by COMPAS Research and completed September ...

5: Police Storm University Hall After Food Fight
George McLellan

After a trouble free afternoon at the University of Canterbury ENSOC barbeque residents of University Hall were invited onto the hall lawn for a private after function, which erupted into a high-spirited food fight.

6: The Simpson's Touch-Screen Voting Nightmare Video

Last week we told you about The Simpson's upcoming episode wherein Homer, attempting to vote for Barack Obama on a touch-screen voting machine, has a few problems in the process. Here's the very funny, were it not so very unfunny, clip.

7: Rival Ethnic Groups Learn To Live Side By Side
United Nations

Burundi’s Rival Ethnic Groups Learn To Live Side By Side In UN-Backed Pilot Project

8: Bailout Fails to Recognize Housing Bubble
Dean Baker

The Case-Shiller 20-city index fell by another 0.9 percent in July. It has fallen at an 8.6 percent annual rate over the last three months and is down by 16.3 percent from its year ago level. Nominal prices have now declined 19.5 percent from their ...

9: 95bFM: Havo n John Key's Week Of Politics
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio : Mikey Havoc quizzes National leader John Key about who's to blame for the rise in violent crime, what would National do differently, their seemingly impossible goal to settle treaty claims in six years, abolishing Maori seats, US ...

10: The Mapp Report: Plan To Stem Crime
New Zealand National Party

Crime has been on everyone’s minds in recent months. The recently released crime statistics show that violence, sex offences and drug offences have all increased. The police say some of this relates to domestic violence, but clearly quite a lot ...

11: Are Chinese spies monitoring Fonterra and NZers?
Green Party

New Zealanders will be disturbed to learn that China has been conducting a massive spying operation on the online phone service Skype, and that one of the trigger phrases is 'milk powder', Green Party Human Rights Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

12: Brewery Project Takes Out Sustainability Award

A unique building project using considerable quantities of recycled waste glass won the inaugural 2008 Concrete3 Sustainability Award in Rotorua tonight.

13: American Kafka: Susan Lindauer Demands "The Trial"
Michael Collins

(Wash. DC) Accused "unregistered Iraqi agent", Susan Lindauer, is now challenging the September 15th decision of federal district court Judge Loretta Preska, which continues to find Lindauer to be "incompetent to stand trial."

14: Malamine Not The Only Problem With Milk

In Wake Of Melamine-Tainted Milk Scandal, Peta Releases Top 10 Reasons Not To Drink Milk

15: GTbyCITROËN: New Dimension to Sportscar Design

The amazing GTbyCITROËN is the first ever car to be specifically designed to bring the virtual and real worlds together and was given its global premiere at the Paris Motor Show (2 October 2008) where visitors can actually drive the car in a true to ...

16: Auckland Harbour Bridge vulnerable and at risk
North Shore City

"Today's damage to the Onewa Road overbridge which closed the southbound lanes of the northern motorway highlights the vulnerability and risk to the Auckland Harbour Bridge" says North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams.

17: National Finance 2000 Limited Directors Prosecuted
Ministry of Economic Development

The Companies Office has laid criminal charges in the Auckland District Court against Trevor Allan Ludlow, Anthony David Banbrook and Carol Anne Braithwaite, the Directors of National Finance 2000 Limited.

18: Presbyterian Church To Take Action On Climate
Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Church has urged its 419 parishes nationwide to take practical action, to audit their environmental footprints, and to study the issues of climate change and the environment. The Church also endorsed a declaration on climate change, developed ...

19: Celebrity MC To Launch New Green Party TVC
Green Party

The Green Party will launch their election campaign at Te Papa, in Wellington on Sunday 1.30pm with their new TV commercials to be hosted by a surprise celebrity guest.

20: Darfur: 189 Police Advisers Arrive To Join Mission
United Nations

New York, Oct 3 2008 3:10PMA total of 189 police advisers from 12 countries, including 17 female officers, have arrived in Darfur to join the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation (UNAMID) , which is trying to quell the deadly fighting and humanitarian ...

21: Closure of beaches to shellfish gathering
New Zealand Government

Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton announced today that two beaches in the Hauraki Gulf will be closed to shellfish gathering, due to concern about the effect large numbers of people gathering cockles is having on the cockle beds.

22: Alliance Party says it's time to invest in NZ
New Zealand Alliance Party

Attention has recently turned to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which lost value by 4.92 percent in the year to June 30, a loss to New Zealand of $716.5 million and according to Alliance party list candidate Matthew Stephen, the Superfund is ...

23: Great Potato Challenge finalists announced
Great Potato Challenge

Leading chefs from around the country submitted their best potato dish recipe in the “Great Potato Challenge,” as part of the 2008 activities run in New Zealand for the United Nations’ International Year of the Potato. Three finalists have ...

24: Get Busy In Brissie
Pacific Blue

Friday 3 October 2008: New Zealand airline Pacific Blue today announced further growth on both its trans-Tasman and Pacific network, adding direct flights between Brisbane and Solomon Islands (Honiara) and three extra seasonal flights each week between ...

25: African Women To Benefit From Equality Project
United Nations

New York, Oct 3 2008 3:10PMWomen in five African countries will gain new access to resources and services at the local level through gender-responsive planning, programming and budgeting under an $8 million, three-year United Nations programme ...

26: Nation under Capitalism: Time for a Crucifixion
Jason Miller

Proudly surveying our kingdom from atop the capitalist pyramid, we US Americans have deluded ourselves into believing we are at the pinnacle of cultural, social, political, and economic evolution. We fancy ourselves to be so exceptional that we are entitled ...

27: Bridge span to be demolished tonight
New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency will demolish a span of the old Onewa Road on-ramp bridge tonight after it was struck by a digger on a truck this morning.

28: Flexibility Must Not Compromise Quality In ECE

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says any move to provide more flexibility within early childhood education must not come at the expense of quality teaching and terms and conditions of staff.

29: Lyndon Hood: News Missed During The Peters Saga
Lyndon Hood

It has come to my attention that other things were happening while Winston Peters' various donations were dominating the news. I know, I was as surprised as anyone.

30: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 3 2008
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