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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 10 2008

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

1: Gordon Campbell's Election Wrap Up + Predictions

Gordon Campbell

From now on, this 2008 election can serve as the poster child of MMP. In future, anyone who wants to seriously diss MMP – or hold a referendum to get rid of it – will have to grapple with Saturday’s compelling evidence for the defence. Namely, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00144.htm

2: Unsynchronised Elections and NZ – US Relations

Paul G. Buchanan

The irony of the last decade is that when holding elections New Zealand and the United States exhibit a lack of political synchronization. Take the latest iteration. Both countries saw a change in political direction, but the changes point them down opposite ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00142.htm

3: Audio: Rodney Talks Turkey Post Key Meeting

Kevin List

This afternoon National cemented a deal with Act that will make certain New Zealand has a centre right Government. National and Act's respective leader's John Key and Rodney Hide were fairly tight-lipped after their meeting this afternoon. It looks ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00145.htm

4: Undernews For November 7, 2008

Undernews

Telegraph, UK - Local authorities have ordered employees to stop using the words and phrases on documents and when communicating with members of the public and to rely on wordier alternatives instead. The ban has infuriated classical scholars who ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00139.htm

5: Dr Cullen standing down as Labour Deputy Leader

New Zealand Labour Party

Michael Cullen said today that he is standing down as Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary New Zealand Labour Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00151.htm

6: The Campaign to Save MMP

Campaign to Save MMP

I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Prime-Minister-in-waiting John Key and the National party he leads. This was an election that in many ways became a referendum on change, and voters were careful to weigh up their choices carefully ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00141.htm

7: Climate change - Nowhere to Hide

Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland November 10 2008 - Greenpeace is urging the newly elected National Party not to be held hostage to ACT's Rodney Hide over climate change policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00146.htm

8: Preliminary Results For The 2008 General Election

Chief Electoral Office

The Chief Electoral Officer has released the preliminary results for the 2008 General Election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00149.htm

9: Chris Finlayson: The Next Attorney General?

LawFuel

An intellectual with a solid law background and an ambition to achieve his dream for shaping New Zealand law
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00153.htm

10: Is National Data Mining Our Polling Stations? Why?

Alastair Thompson

Today in Wellington when I voted in Karori a National Party scrutineer took down the page number and line from the electoral role which records my name and address.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00124.htm

11: Press Conference at Parliament - "No Dunne Deals"

NORML

At High Noon today (Monday Nov 10, 08), the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) will hold a press conference at parliament, beside their distinctive 'Legalise Cannabis' mascot, MaryJane the CannaBus. CannaBus Coordinator ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00145.htm

12: Muffin Break Election Bean Poll Does It Again

Muffin Break

For the third election in a row, the Muffin Break Bean Poll got the result right.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00151.htm

13: Change isn't always a bad thing

GayNZ.com

Editorial: Our world seemed to change last night as the election results poured in. Change is always disturbing, especially after nine years of solid and consistent government support for glbt initiatives.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00142.htm

14: Bathubbing Huge Crowd Puller For The Shore

Englefield

Takapauna, Auckland, New Zealand – 10 November. The inaugural Englefield Bathtub Derby proved to be just the post election tonic Shoresiders were looking for as thousands of families turned out to see an amazing array of racing bathtubs. A fierce easterly ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00061.htm

15: 2008 General Election Official Count Underway

Chief Electoral Office

The Chief Electoral Office has started the official count process for the 2008 General Election, and aims to declare the official election results at 2.00pm Saturday 22 November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00150.htm

16: Playcentre congratulates National on their win

New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The New Zealand Playcentre Federation congratulates the National Party on its win in the general election this weekend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00152.htm

17: Full Coverage: NZ Election Night 2008

Scoop Full Coverage

- At the end of the night tonight the MP count is National 59 : Labour 43 : Green 8 : ACT 5 : Maori 5 : Progressive 1 :United Future 1
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00143.htm

18: Shell leads a price decrease again

Shell New Zealand

Shell has again led a price decrease with a 5 cent drop in petrol prices, effective 10.45pm today, Monday 10 November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00126.htm

19: Business Roundtable Congratulates John Key

New Zealand Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable chairman Rob McLeod has congratulated National Party leader John Key for his conclusive victory in the general election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00139.htm

20: Alliance Party pledges fight for public interest

New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party says it will play a leading role in resisting the attacks against public services, workers, beneficiaries and students that will be a feature of the new National Government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00144.htm

21: PSA welcomes John Key's spirit of engagement

Public Service Association

Wellington-The Public Service Association today welcomed Prime Minister-designate John Key's pledge to engage with unions. Its national secretary, Brenda Pilott, said the union looks forward to constructively working with the government New Zealanders ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00148.htm

22: Election brings farmers certainty

Federated Farmers

“The decisive election result gives New Zealand and its farmers certainty in uncertain times,” Don Nicolson, president of Federated Farmers said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00140.htm

23: Wellington’s very own Mother Goose

Wellington Zoo

Recent visitors to Wellington Zoo may be wondering how a Cape Barren goose ended up with a bouncy brood of what look very much like ducklings.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0811/S00015.htm

24: Jills Angus Burney congratulates National

New Zealand Labour Party

Labour candidate for Rangitikei, Jills Angus Burney congratulates National candidate Mr Simon Power on winning his fourth term of office in the new expanded Rangitikei electorate.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00147.htm

25: Entrenchment Not Bottom Line For Maori Party

Agenda

Maori Party president Whatarangi Winiata says entrenching the Maori seats would not be a bottom line for the party when negotiating any agreement to work with the National Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00143.htm

26: Who are the Architects of Economic Collapse?

Michel Chossudovsky

The October 2008 financial meltdown is not the result of a cyclical economic phenomenon. It is the deliberate result of US government policy instrumented through the Treasury and the US Federal Reserve Board.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00152.htm

27: A first for Shore’s Mayors Taskforce for Jobs

North Shore City Council

As part of the national Mayors Taskforce for Jobs initiative, North Shore City Mayor Andrew Williams will host the inaugural North Shore Industry Training Graduation on Friday, 14 November, at Council’s Head Office in Takapuna.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00063.htm

28: NZ Transport Agency Traffic Bulletin

New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements and maintenance. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed on or before the contingency date.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00062.htm

29: NZ votes for change – start with the economy

Manufacturers and Exporters Association

10 November 2008 NZ votes for change – start with the economy An emphatic vote and the will for change have placed a National led Government into office promising a better economic future. The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00137.htm

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