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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 10 2008 (Friday


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

1: NZ Election Tightens: National drops 7% to 40.5%

Roy Morgan Research

In early October 2008 the New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows National Party support at 40.5% (down 7%), a tight lead over the Labour Party 37.5% (up 1%). If the Election were this weekend there would be a hung Parliament in New Zealand with either major ...

2: Smith’s shower logic is nonsense, says Jones
New Zealand Government

Nick Smith’s logic over the amount of hot water anyone can use in the shower is just plain nonsense and a bare-faced lie, says Building and Construction Minister Shane Jones.

3: New Plymouth Named New Zealand’s Top City
New Plymouth District Council

North & South magazine has named New Plymouth the country’s Top Town – beating Christchurch into the runner-up position. Coming third-equal were Auckland and Wellington.

4: Undernews For October 8, 2008

All our political forms are exhausted and practically nonexistent. Our parliamentary and electoral system and our political parties are just as futile as dictatorships are intolerable. Nothing is left. And this nothing is increasingly aggressive, totalitarian, ...

5: Kiwis need to hear more from Reserve Bank,
Employers And Manufacturers Association

The New Zealand economy needs more done to build confidence amongst business and others as the impact of the credit crisis spreads, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says.

6: The Palin Mob Mentality: Racism, Willful Ignorance
Scoop Link

It’s no wonder that the slightest incitement from Sarah Palin or John McCain will turn one of their rallies into a lynch mob. Just talk to the folks who attend.

7: Polar Bears Plight Hi-Lighted Via Low Budget Video
Concerned Arctic Citizen organisation

"The plight of the polar bear has today been highlighted in a question put to political leaders John Key and Helen Clark on Youtube. The video, submitted as part of the TVNZ/ Youtube election debate due to air on Tuesday 14 October, features a ...

8: New Zealand’s Top Town Named
North and South magazine

In the magazine’s soon to be released “Top Town” special issue (on sale Monday 13th October), New Plymouth beat out some terrific contenders to be crowned North & South’s Top Town – the best place in New Zealand to live, love, work and raise ...

9: "Steal Back Your Vote!" Comic Book Released
Greg Palast

Bobby Kennedy Jr. and I have had it UP TO HERE. They stole 2000. They stole 2004. Now, they’re snatching it again. So Bobby and I are doing the most important thing we can do in a crisis of democracy: write an investigative comic book.

10: Economy on the Edge: Swan Dive or Belly Flop?

The New Zealand Institute and NZX have called for immediate, bipartisan action to ensure New Zealand not only survives, but thrives, under the emerging economic storm conditions.

11: Deals bringing Burma horrors closer to home
New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party says an international trade union campaign on the plight of Burmese workers is a embarrassing reminder that New Zealand is actively signing up to free trade deals involving the Burmese regime.

12: ACORN Long a Target of GOP Operatives
Jason Leopold

For the past several weeks, Republican operatives have been stepping up their efforts in critical swing states claiming voter registration groups have been engaged in a massive voter fraud effort in an attempt to influence the outcome of November’s ...

13: 2008 Edition of World University Rankings Released
THE-QS World University Rankings

The new edition of the THE-QS World University Rankings 2008 indicate the increasing profile of technology-based universities, with many of the top universities in the world in this area improving their position. As demand by international employers ...

14: SFO Probe A Waste Of Time
New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the Serious Fraud Office investigation into New Zealand First as a total and unnecessary waste of time as there was never anything to be investigated.

15: Secret Bush Admin Plan to Suspend US Constitution
Global Research

A draft document published by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks entitled, "Army Regulation 500-3, Emergency Employment of Army and Other Resources. Army Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program," dated 19 January 2001, spells out changes in Army ...

16: Gould - there is a better way
Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Bryan Gould gave a presentation to the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) in Christchurch today following the release of his book 'Rescuing the New Zealand Economy' (the presentation will be repeated in Auckland on the 21st of October).

17: Scoop Full Coverage: National's Tax Cut Plan
Scoop Full Coverage

The National Party has billed this tax package release as an “economic management plan,” which could land them in truth-in-advertising trouble with the Consumers Institute.

18: Time To Stop Blaming For Deforestation
NZ Institute of Forestry

Time To Stop Blaming Cobalt Deficiency And Incomplete Analysis For Deforestation In The Central North Island.

19: - 10 October 2008
New Zealand National Party

Some time in early to mid-August of this year (and possibly even some weeks earlier), the Treasury will have started warning Finance Minister Michael Cullen that the fiscal position had taken a massive turn for the worse. The Pre-Election Fiscal Update (PREFU) ...

20: Maserati GRANTURISMO S Debuts in New Zealand
Ferrari Australia and New Zealand

A year after the unveiling of the GranTurismo, Maserati is back at the Australian International Motor Show with yet another coupe premiere, the GranTurismo S, the ultimate expression of Maserati’s performance and the fastest production car ever ...

21: Labour must come clean over shower regulations
New Zealand National Party

Labour needs to come clean on its planned regulations to restrict the water flows in New Zealand showers, says National’s Building spokesman, Nick Smith.

22: Survey of Financial Institutions on Credit Crisis
Norton Rose Group

The global financial crisis will lead to radical changes in the structure of the financial services industry with more financial institutions set to fail, according to a survey of financial institutions by international legal practice Norton Rose ...

23: Peters – “Protect and Save YOUR Tauranga”
New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters – Campaign Address 12.30pm Friday 10th October 2008, from the back of a truck, Red Square, Tauranga

24: Fonterra Launches Infant Healthcare Charity
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Fonterra Joins The China Soong Ching Ling Foundation In Establishing The "Fonterra Rural Maternity And Infant Healthcare Community Programme"

25: Space ship at Auckland port
Ports of Auckland

Not all ships calling the Port of Auckland stow their precious cargo in containers or in the depths of their hulls. Recent caller, the Yuan Wang II, instead transports three large satellite dishes and other equipment on its top deck in clear view for ...

26: Simplified Disk-Based Backup And Recovery

• Configurations allow up to 52 percent faster backups or up to 77 percent[1] faster restores than tape backup solutions • Choice of CommVault or Symantec management software, pre-installed and verified • Setup and operational in less than 30 minutes ...

27: Feedback sought on draft electricity regulations
Ministry of Economic Development

MED today released for consultation proposed regulations that are needed to give effect to government policy encouraging investment in renewable electricity generation.

28: Catoon: Sarah Palin - Six Pack - Very Light
John Chuckman

Cartoon Comment From John Chuckman: Sarah Palin - Six Pack - Very Light

29: Universal Abolition of Death Penalty
European Commission

On the occasion of the World and European Day against the Death Penalty Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner said: "I am proud of the EU's leading role in the international efforts to abolish ...

30: 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Live On Sky, TVNZ
Joint Media Statement

SKY Television and TVNZ, today announced the acquisition of the LIVE broadcast rights for the world's biggest sporting event, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, for New Zealand.

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