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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 17 2008


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

1: Key Must Explain His Maori Party Deal

New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters has accused John Key of playing the country like the stock market over National's secret dealings with the Maori Party.

2: Loading Up For Trans-Tasman Exercise
New Zealand Defence Force

Click for big version Four RNZAF Iroquois helicopters are loaded onto an Australian Air Force C-17 at Base Ohakea for transportation to Townsville to take part in Exercise Swift Eagle 08

3: Labour Party Fascists Says Fox
Front Page Ltd

Ikaroa Rawhiti Maori Party candidate Derek Fox has compared Helen Clarke to Robert Mugabe and labelled the foreshore and seabed legislation "fascist".

4: NZ cannot afford to cut its public services
Public Service Association

"National has chosen the worst possible time to slash our public services," says Public Service Association National Secretary Brenda Pilott.

5: Oxfam Debates: Politicians Tackle The Big Issues
Scoop Video

Audio+Video: Oxfam has held two political debates - on climate change and fair trade and human rights. It has placed questions to politicians from each of the major parties. How will they tackle the big global challenges? And, who gets your vote?

6: Dan Carter officially opens first Auckland store
Newmarket Business Association

All Black Dan Carter and his business partners officially launched their Gas clothing store last night in Newmarket, and the local business association says such a high-profile endorsement could not have come at a better time.

7: ARTA reassures customers regarding ferry services
Auckland Regional Transport Authority

ARTA reassures customers of commitment to provide ongoing ferry services to Half Moon Bay and Bayswater

8: Maori Party's 'No Dole' will increase poverty
Green Party

Maori Party Co-Leader Tariana Turia's suggestion yesterday that the dole should be scrapped is dangerous in the extreme, and especially for Maori who tend to be disproportionately unemployed, the Green Party says.

9: More Proof Key Can’t Be Trusted
New Zealand Labour Party

Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen today said that John Key must come clean and clear up the confusion between what he said during the TVNZ Leaders' debate yesterday and what he told Pita Sharples in private. Last night he claimed he had not promised ...

10: NZ's largest offshore marine farm approved
New Zealand Government

Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton and Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick said the largest marine farm in New Zealand could have the potential to provide 500 new jobs.

11: Dunne: Maori seats distort democracy
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says National’s bumbling efforts over the Maori seats issue and the equally strident responses by the Maori and Green parties demanding the entrenchment of Maori seats highlights just how badly those parties and media ...

12: QS World University Rankings 2008 Released
The Times Higher Education

The THE-QS World University Rankings, the definitive review of the top universities around the globe, show major differences by region in the five key subject areas.

13: - 17 October 2008
New Zealand National Party

The pre-election opening of the books, as reported last week, saw expressions of triumph clearly evident on the faces of members of the Clark/Cullen Government.

14: Youngest Green candidates to support young workers
Green Party

The Green Party’s youngest candidates unite this Saturday (18 October) to empower young workers to take the most important break of their lives.

15: Large statistical database now free
Statistics New Zealand

A large database of statistics, which was previously only available to paying customers, is now available free of charge on the Statistics New Zealand website, Government Statistician Geoff Bascand said today.

16: Sanitary works scheme assists
New Zealand Government

The government is providing funding to help small communities improve their sewerage systems, Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor said today.

17: This Sunday: Michael Cullen; Maori v Greens

Labour's Michael Cullen on why he should have another term as finance minister The Maori Party and the Greens go head to head over the dole and potential coalitions

18: US Journalists & War-Crime Guilt
Peter Dyer

Editor’s Note: This year, the U.S. news media cheered the opening of the $450 million Newseum in Washington, a self-congratulatory celebration of American journalism.

19: Exemptions relating to deposit guarantee scheme
Securities Commission

The Securities Commission today decided to grant exemptions to facilitate disclosure by issuers about the New Zealand deposit guarantee scheme.

20: Accor Race To Survive To Cure Kids
Accor Hotels and Resorts

October 16 2008: Many young Fijian lives will be enhanced through the commitment of teams competing in the 2008 Accor Race to Survive to Cure Kids, (October 20-24) with funds raised assisting Cure Kids Fiji to expand the vital medical support provided ...

21: Housing Bubble Induced Severe Recession
Hugh Pavletich

Ms Albrechtsen of The Australian (House of cards built with good intentions | The Australian and Not Everyone Should Own a Home - is right to a degree – but she fails to take a further step back to the land use regulations – and in ...

22: Post Presidential Debate Research Study Results
HCD Research

HCD Research has released the results of a study of 1402 voters conducted shortly after the conclusion of the 3rd Presidential Debate held at Hofstra University.

23: Ernest Partridge: The Road to Catastrophe
Ernest Partridge

The economy of the United States, and by extension of the world, has arrived at the present crisis after traveling along a road marked with an abundance of warning signs. At this moment in time, it is rather easy to recognize the folly that caused the ...

24: Opotiki aquaculture investment will bring benefits
Aquaculture New Zealand

The final approval has been given in the development of a 3800 hectare marine farm on the East Coast with the applicants receiving consent from the Minister of Conservation Steve Chadwick this week.

25: Te Ururoa Flavell: People Our Greatest Wealth
The Maori Party

The Maori Party is not going to be announcing any policies to get tough on teenagers; to send youth to boot camps; to focus on youth crime.

26: Think You Know Auckland City? Think Again
People Publishing

Auckland urbanites this month get their first dedicated magazine, featuring some revealing secrets of the big little city! Launched today by People Publishing, monthly publication City Central Magazine is uniquely targeted directly at people who live, ...

27: Thailand & Cambodia - Two Buddhist Nations Battle
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The latest gunfire and two deaths along the disputed Thai-Cambodian border on Wednesday (October 15) threaten to escalate into open warfare between these two Buddhist countries, pitting Bangkok's U.S.-trained military against some of the ...

28: Smith avoiding hot water over climate-change
New Zealand Labour Party

Building and Construction Minister Shane Jones says Dr Nick Smith is hiding behind hot water cylinders and shower heads to avoid confessing his position on climate change.

29: Nine years on, public servants still take fall
New Zealand National Party

National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says after nine years and billions of taxpayer dollars, Labour is still making officials take the fall when things go wrong.

30: Public should be wary of National's "Razor Gang"
New Zealand Labour Party

The release of National's State Sector policy today confirms that public services are set to be slashed and public servants would lose their jobs under a National government, Grant Robertson, the Labour Candidate for Wellington Central said.

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