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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 19 2008

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

1: John Key: Statement on Yang Liu

New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key said today he has met Auckland businessman Yang Liu, cited in the New Zealand Herald today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00430.htm


2: Record Must Be Won Powerball Won
New Zealand Lotteries Commission

The record Powerball jackpot prize has been won and the massive prize has been shared with five winners each winning a $6.1 million share of the Must Be Won Powerball prize of over $30 million, with their second division tickets, says NZ Lotteries ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00197.htm


3: Labour releases Ethnic Affairs policy
New Zealand Government

Labour Party spokesperson for Ethnic Affairs, Chris Carter, said at Labour’s Ethnic branch campaign launch today that the creation of a school liaison function within the Office of Ethnic Affairs and the establishment of a community festivals fund ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00431.htm


4: Pansy Wong: Comment on Yang (Bill) Liu
New Zealand National Party

National Party MP Pansy Wong has confirmed that she wrote a letter to the Internal Affairs Department after being approached by Mr Yang (Bill) Liu who was concerned about a delay in the processing of his bid for citizenship
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00429.htm


5: Biohazard Suits Issued To International Arrivals
SAFE

Genetically engineered ‘farm animals’ grazing on the grassy knoll at Christchurch International Airport will form an alarming backdrop, as international visitors are issued with biohazard suits at noon today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00310.htm


6: Port Nelson Masked Parade Results
Port Nelson Ltd

The Port Nelson Masked Parade defied the threat of rain and provided a spectacle of colour and creativity in Nelson on Friday night.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0810/S00206.htm


7: Ongoing Violence Uproots Another 5,500 In Somalia
United Nations

An additional 5,500 people have been displaced this week from the capital of strife-torn Somalia, the United Nations reported today, bringing the total number of those uprooted by fighting between Government forces and Islamic insurgents since 21 September to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00384.htm


8: GOP Attacked ACORN Before 2004 Election
Jason Leopold

In a replay of a tactic used to help secure President George W. Bush’s second term, Republicans – aided by investigative agencies of the federal government – are making a campaign issue out of voter-registration forms with fake names like “Mickey ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00271.htm


9: Growing through Diversity
New Zealand Government

Labour recognises there are significant advantages in New Zealand being an inclusive, tolerant and multicultural nation. Ethnic diversity can benefit all spheres of our lives. Increased ethnic diversity also brings challenges. These include ensuring ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00432.htm


10: Palast & RFK In Rolling Stone: It's Already Stolen
Greg Palast

ROLLING STONE: IT'S ALREADY STOLEN Investigation by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast released today Don’t worry about Mickey Mouse or ACORN stealing the election. According to an investigative report out today in Rolling Stone magazine, Robert ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00265.htm


11: Rady Ananda: The Blackwell RICO Suit against ACORN
Rady Ananda

The Buckeye Institute, a neoliberal think tank featuring Ohio's notorious vote suppressor, J. Kenneth Blackwell, today filed a state RICO action against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now ( ACORN ) on behalf of two Warren County, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00273.htm


12: Obama on Latin America
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

As Election Day draws near, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama repeatedly have focused their attention on such key foreign policy issues as the Iraq War and the global financial crisis. U.S. policy toward Latin America, on the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00379.htm


13: A Mighty Hoax From ACORN Grows
Michael Winship

ACORN and election fraud. Hang on. As soon as I can get the alligator that crawled out of my toilet back into the New York City sewers where it belongs, I can turn my attention to this very important topic.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00277.htm


14: Can Communities Serve as Financial Safe Havens?
Catherine Austin Fitts

" target="_blank"> The fall in global stock market prices over the last year has had a significant impact on most Americans’ retirement savings. When monthly 401(k) and IRA statements arrived last week, many small investors saw their investments ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00267.htm


15: Ferrari Defies Sales Decline
Ferrari Australia and New Zealand

The 2008 Australian International Motor Show is an outstanding sales success for Ferrari, with the legendary Italian supercar company now holding nearly 200 orders for the car that made its debut at the show, the Ferrari California.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00379.htm


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Scoop Daily Ratings

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00274.htm


17: MasterCard Cardholders Achieve Cost Savings
Professional Public Relations NZ Ltd

October 2008 – MasterCard Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific today announced the launch of their complimentary weekend promotion for the second year running. The promotion, which was well-received last year, has been expanded ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00375.htm


18: Queen Mary Hospital preserved as heritage site
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today announced that the significant heritage Queen Mary Hospital site at Hanmer will be preserved in a transfer of land between government agencies.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00428.htm


19: Summer Camp for Queenstown
Southern PR

The organizers of GAY SKI WEEK NZ will be back for summer with SUMMER CAMP NZ to run from 10 – 18 January 2009.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00195.htm


20: Family Party needed to temper Green social agenda
The Family Party

Family Party leader Richard Lewis says the Green’s policy of population control further justifies the need for a pro-life political party in parliament beyond 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00309.htm


21: Ending the War Without End
David Swanson

The three participants in the third U.S. presidential debate last week pretended Iraq didn't exist, but if you go to a rally of supporters for either candidate it's the top issue talked about. Baghdad, a city in ruins, divided into ethnically cleansed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00383.htm


22: National kept in loop on finance sector regulation
New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Michael Cullen this afternoon welcomed National Party Leader John Key's reassertion of his party's support for a fundamentally bipartisan approach to finance sector regulation in New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00435.htm


23: Buy this book -- or else the terrorists win
Walter Brasch

With wit and wisdom, Walter M. Brasch digs deep into the Bush–Cheney Administration and extracts the truth of the past eight years. In Sinking the Ship of State (2nd ed.), a well-documented 550-page book, Brasch looks at innumerable political and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00275.htm


24: Greens Want To Dictate Size Of Families
Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is labeling the Green party policy on population as dangerous, dictatorial and similar to China’s one child policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00308.htm


25: Get your tickets for Villa Maria Awards
Manukau City Council

Tickets are now on sale for the 2008 Villa Maria Cult-Couture Awards. The awards, a feature event in the Manukau Festival of Arts, promise two amazing nights of couture, creativity and live performances.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0810/S00205.htm


26: Key: Statement on New Zealand Banking System
New Zealand National Party

Ladies and gentlemen, I have called this media briefing to make a statement regarding the developing situation affecting our banking and finance markets.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00434.htm


27: Gastroenteritis outbreak confirmed as Norovirus
Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) can confirm that test results show Norovirus is the cause of a recent outbreak of illness in the hospital section of a retirement home in Auckland.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0810/S00086.htm


28: Can Communities Serve as Financial Safe Havens?
Catherine Austin Fitts

The fall in global stock market prices over the last year has had a significant impact on most Americans’ retirement savings. When monthly 401(k) and IRA statements arrived last week, many small investors saw their investments drop in value by significant ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00272.htm


29: Greens' Population Policy misinterpreted
Green Party

The Green Party Population Policy does not seek in any way to influence the number of children New Zealanders should have, as could be taken from a TV3 news item tonight.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00426.htm


30: Green Economic Policy
Green Party

The Green Party's Economic Policy - launched today by Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons - includes new measures of economic success, lowering income taxes and instead taxing pollution and waste, and allowing only citizens and residents to buy New Zealand ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00433.htm

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