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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 5 2008


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

1: Is the Election About to Be Stolen?

Last Friday, a federal court judge in Cleveland, Ohio, ordered Michael Connell, an information-technology consultant to the McCain '08 campaign, to give a deposition in a court proceeding. Mr. Connell, whose firm, GovTech Solutions, built Ohio's 2004 ...

2: US Election '08 - A Historical Turning Point?
Gordon Campbell

... what follows is Gordon's live blog stream as at 3.18pm NZT. It appears that Obama has well and truly won the US election though no formal calls have yet been made by the US TV Networks. - Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson

3: The two faces of National
New Zealand Labour Party

Bill English’s recorded comments on TV3 tonight once again reveal the true face of National, rather than the one their spin doctors have told them to show to the public, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.

4: Live Election Results: Overall Party Vote Table
The Scoop Editor

ON THIS PAGE: Live Election Results - Overall Status (Party Vote) - Polling Places Counted - Total Votes Counted - Special Votes - This Page is updated every minute - PRESS REFRESH FOR LATEST RESULTS....

5: Big Day Out Second Announcement
Blackout Music Management

Our new musical offerings are ready to be unveiled. We truly believe these new acts are impressive additions to an already stellar lineup.

6: Affordable homes for all New Zealanders
New Zealand Labour Party

Housing Minister Maryan Street today released Labour’s housing policies, including plans for a new approach to sustainable urban development and to grow investment in not-for-profit housing providers

7: Gordon Campbell: How To Watch A US Election
Gordon Campbell

The target to win the Presidency is 270 votes in the US Electoral College, and even the most zealous US patriot would probably concede that this system is an imperfect one. Essentially, it is not really a national election. Fifty-one separate elections ...

8: Obama's win is a rejection of rightwing politics
Green Party

The victory of Barack Obama in the United States presidential election is a rejection of old rightwing politics, the Green Party says.

9: National's 05 Move On Provinces Cements 08 Gains
STATE OF IT by Selwyn Manning

Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning considers why Labour's party list vote has failed to fire. Was this due to a seeping unease shown by it losing votes, bleeding support from the provinces to National way back in 2005? Also, here are the predictions!

10: Key launches action plan
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key has today laid out his plans for the first 100 days of being sworn into office, should National be elected by New Zealanders on Saturday to lead the next Government.

11: Election Night Viewers Guide
Michael O'Neil

How Networks Do Electoral Projections: Network projections are made from two sources. First, exit polls are conducted by an entity contracted by a consortium of all the news networks and several national papers.

12: Next govt challenged to end fireworks carnage

The Royal New Zealand SPCA has issued a challenge to the next government to ban private firework sales. The call follows the death of a horse, as a result of a fireworks-related incident in West Auckland last week.

13: Green Party in climate change denial
Federated Farmers

“The Green Party just does not get the reality of global climate change,”Federated Farmers climate change spokesperson, Frank Brenmuhl said today.

14: Celebrate A Burn Free Guy Fawkes

Safekids New Zealand, with the support of the New Zealand Fire Service, is advocating for a fun and colourful Guy Fawkes celebration this November, burns free with safety guidelines for families and children.

15: PM on US election result
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today congratulated Senator Barack Obama on his election as the next President of the United States. “The New Zealand Government very much looks forward to working with the new Obama administration,” Helen Clark said.

16: Guide To Watching Tonight's Election Returns
Scoop Link

Washington - Just a few hours now, and we'll know who will be the country's 44th president. To help you know the real score as it happens, here's a quick guide of what to watch for Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. EST.

17: "Change We Can Believe In" - The Maori Party
The Maori Party

“Americans have said YES WE CAN, and the world has witnessed history changing before our very eyes” said Tariana Turia today at the news of the election of Democrat Barack Obama as President of the United States”

18: SH 8 Road Closure Update
New Zealand Police

SH 8 at the Lindis Pass is still closed and is not expected to open before 2.00 pm today

19: Clark takes mauling in "dog tucker" poll

Prime Minister Helen Clark has exceeded most pundits’ expectations in the Masterpet Dog Tucker poll, but a few days out from the election it may prove to be one poll she doesn’t want to win.

20: Nats break first promise before Election Day
New Zealand Labour Party

National is off to a flying start with promise breaking, notching up its first broken promise even before polling gets underway, according to Labour’s tertiary education spokesperson Pete Hodgson.

21: Little Johnny late for school broadband
New Zealand Labour Party

Three days before an election Johnny come lately Key has finally discovered the importance of IT for our schools.

22: National will improve tertiary education
New Zealand National Party

National Party Tertiary Education spokesman Paul Hutchison says over the past nine years, Labour’s approach to tertiary education has lurched from allowing uncontrolled funding and arbitrary growth in low-quality courses, through to heavy-handed centrally ...

23: Defence Force On Show In Cambridge
New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force will be on show in Cambridge on Friday 7 November with a recruitment expo at Memorial Park, Taylor Street.

24: Do you want wages with your fries?
The Maori Party

Hauraki-Waikato candidate, Angeline Greensill is supporting the call of union members from around Hamilton and Auckland, for urgent action to increase low pay.

25: New era dawns for global dairy market: report

The global dairy market has entered a new era with growing world consumption of dairy products, combined with reducing growth in supply, expected to underpin sustained higher, though volatile, prices into the future, according to a recently-released ...

26: MagnumMac to open flagship store in Newmarket

Get ready to enjoy a whole new personal technology experience with the opening of MagnumMac's new flagship store in Newmarket, Auckland this Friday. The new store, which has its grand opening on 7 November, promises to deliver a technology buying ...

27: No need for another domestic violence helpline
Preventing Violence in the Home

Preventing Violence in the Home says no need for another domestic violence helpline

28: Warning to check for damaged fireworks
The Warehouse Group

The Warehouse is advising people who have purchased ‘Earthshaker’ boxed fireworks sets from its stores (purchase price $199.99) to double check for any damage to the integrity of the packaging or the individual fireworks before using them tonight.

29: Franks tries to justify destruction of posters
Both Eyes Open

Stephen Franks has given two replies to the discovery that his campaign team have been pulling down his opponents' poster in Wellington Central. Neither go anywhere to justifying his actions.

30: Hornby: Unprovoked Attack On Student
New Zealand Police

Hornby are asking the public for assistance after the aggravated robbery of a 16 year old male Korean International Cashmere High School student, just after 11pm Tuesday night 4 November 2008.

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