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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings December 3 2008

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

1: Google Street View launches in New Zealand

Google

Auckland, New Zealand, 2 December 2008 Google today announces the launch of Street View on Google Maps in New Zealand: maps.google.co.nz/streetview . Street View is a new feature for Google Maps that lets internet users view and navigate 360 degree ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0812/S00008.htm


2: ACC blow-out sparks Ministerial Inquiry
New Zealand Government

The previous Labour government underfunded ACC to the tune of about $1 billion over the next three years, Prime Minister John Key has revealed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0812/S00017.htm


3: Air New Zealand A320 Accident Update 16
Air New Zealand

More than 20 family and friends of the New Zealanders lost in the A320 accident will be in Perpignan by tomorrow.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0812/S00038.htm


4: Lyndon Hood: Honeymoon Briefs
Lyndon Hood

John Key Meets Queen, Avoids "Pants" Faux Pas; Blogger Still Maintains Clark Just Like Mugabe; Jim Anderton Loves Labour So Much He Is In Fact Marrying Them; New Press Secretaries Busy Reprogramming AutoText
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00044.htm


5: India should look into her own backyard
Syed Atiq ul Hassan

India is the largest democracy in the world and is claimed to be the world’s rising economic power after China with Mumbai a leading international financial city. With a population of more than a billion India has vast division among the people on the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00053.htm


6: Consultation On Waterfront Plans To Be Cut Short
Lindsay Shelton

Just days before councillors are due to debate major amendments to the city’s District Plan, the Wellington City Council has released 79 pages of documents about the proposed changes .
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00045.htm


7: Secretary Clinton: Obama's Promises to Be Kept
Al Giordano

Although the steps between President-elect Obama's November 13 meeting with Senator Clinton in Chicago and the December 1 nomination of the latter for Secretary of State did not exactly embody the "no drama" brand of the former (and, behind the scenes, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00051.htm


8: Call For BP And Shell in NZ To Ban Porn Mags
Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is calling on petrol giants BP and Shell in New Zealand to follow their Australian counterparts and remove porn magazines with an R- rating from their stores.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0812/S00034.htm


9: Trade Me moves to Google Maps and Street View
Trade Me Limited

Trade Me has moved its mapping functionality from SMAPs to Google Maps and has tailored its site to best utilise Google’s Street View which gets switched on today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00035.htm


10: Politics: Muslims In France Are French First
Common Ground News Service

CGNS: Those who believe in the “clash of civilisations” also claim that Islam cannot flourish in the West without creating a threat there. However, such talk falls on deaf ears in France where Islam has been present since the Middle Ages.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00072.htm


11: Fashionable District Tries To Entice David Beckham
Newmarket Business Association

Media release Newmarket Business Association Wednesday 3 December 2008 Fashionable District Tries To Entice David Beckham Auckland's Newmarket is using David Beckham's favourite food to try to entice the visiting international football star.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00078.htm


12: National’s cover up claims ridiculous
New Zealand Labour Party

National’s claims that Labour covered up ACC cost increases are ridiculous, Labour’s ACC spokesperson David Parker said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0812/S00020.htm


13: Regulations: Tell Me The Problems
ACT New Zealand

Minister for Regulatory Reform Rodney Hide today appealed for ideas from the public on regulations that should be scrapped or modified.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0812/S00016.htm


14: Air Force To Airlift Stranded NZers
New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130H Hercules has departed Brisbane, 12.45pm local time, bound for Malaysia where it will remain on standby to evacuate New Zealanders from Thailand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0812/S00042.htm


15: Clinical Translation of Stem Cells
ISSCR

A commentary, due to be published in the December 4 issue of Cell Stem Cell discusses the new International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) guidelines, which underscore major principles for responsible translational stem cell research.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0812/S00020.htm


16: Santa Line to light up Auckland this Christmas
Telecom New Zealand

Santa’s Elves have been busy in Auckland stitching together more than 37,000 magical lights to carry wishes to Santa this Christmas. The Telecom Tree - a seven-storey high light structure - will shine in Auckland’s Victoria Park this December and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0812/S00046.htm


17: Pacific Islands At Risk From Climate Change
United Nations

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today that climate change-related disasters such as cyclones, flash floods and droughts are likely to have a serious impact on food production in Pacific island nations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0812/S00061.htm


18: Former ACC Minister contradicts herself
New Zealand Government

"Former ACC Minister Maryan Street has given two different accounts about when she came to know about the $1 billion blow out in the ACC Non-Earners' Account," says ACC Minister Nick Smith.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0812/S00026.htm


19: Save the Children Donates To Zimbabwe Crisis
Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand has announced that it will be sending NZD $60,000 to support the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0812/S00041.htm


20: Mitsubishi Motors partners wildlife sanctuary
Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors and Zealandia -the Karori Sanctuary Experience have announced a new four year partnership, coinciding with the rebranding of Wellington's award winning, 225 hectare conservation project.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00083.htm


21: Genesis Energy first public bond issue
Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy is delighted to announce that due to the strong interest for its first issue of unsecured, unsubordinated bonds (“Bonds”) to the New Zealand public, Genesis Energy’s initial target of raising $150 million has been exceeded, and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00081.htm


22: 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami – Lessons for New Zealand
New Zealand Government

Public lecture by Dr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto Wellington Town Hall, Illot Theatre 5.30pm – 7pm, Monday, 8 December 2008
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0812/S00024.htm


23: NZ Red Cross Welcomes Cluster Munitions Treaty
NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross welcomes the New Zealand Government’s intention to be one of the first signatories of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which opens for signing on 3 December in Norway.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0812/S00032.htm


24: Eco-Friendly Langkawi Resort Rewarded
Tourism Malaysia

The efforts of eco-friendly Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa have been rewarded.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00080.htm


25: Assault in Tasman District, 3:00pm 3 Dec 2008
New Zealand Police

Nelson police have jointly charged a 30 year old male, and a 21 year old female with injuring their 17 week old baby.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0812/S00061.htm


26: School swimming lessons save lives
Green Party

School swimming lessons play a vital role in preventing drowning - and it is not good enough that learning to swim is increasingly becoming a privilege for those whose parents can afford private lessons," the Green Party says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0812/S00023.htm


27: Mumbai And Obama: Beyond Boots And Bombs
Common Ground News Service

Via Common Ground News Service - Cambridge, Massachusetts - The terrorist attacks in Mumbai have dramatised how the urgent will often take precedence over the important for the incoming Barack Obama administration.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0812/S00071.htm


28: Federation Lures Vodafone Account Leader
Federation

After a string of major new business wins in less than nine months, communications agency Federation has made a major new senior appointment to its team.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0812/S00079.htm


29: Remarks at NATO Headquarters
US State Department

SECRETARY RICE: Good evening. Well, I have just concluded my last ministerial as the Secretary of State for the United States. And I had a chance to participate, obviously, in the discussions of the important issues before us, but also for a moment ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0812/S00086.htm


30: Rwandan Singer Sentenced For Inciting Genocide
United Nations

A famous Rwandan singer and composer has been sentenced by a UN tribunal to 15 years in prison for inciting the murder of Tutsis through his songs and speeches during the 1994 mass killings in the small African Great Lakes nation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0812/S00078.htm

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