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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings

Wednesday, 27 August 2003, 9:05 am
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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Six-Nation Nuke Talks Begin in Beijing

BEIJING - Six nations whose combined will could determine the fate of Northeast Asia will meet at one table in the Chinese capital Wednesday to discuss how to resolve the issue of North Korea¡¯s nuclear weapons program.

2: W32.Welchia.Worm To Level 4 Threat

Symantec, the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it has upgraded the W32.Welchia.Worm from a Level 2 to a Level 4 threat. Symantec is receiving reports of severe disruptions on the internal networks of large enterprises caused by ICMP ...

3: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

4: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

5: Questions and Answers For Tuesday

1. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN (NZ Labour—Mana) to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Why have a further 125 New Zealand military personnel been sent to the Solomon Islands and how long will they be deployed?

6: Levi’s 501® jean ad banned in New Zealand

It would appear that being ‘Born Again’ in the name of Levi’s 501® jean has caused a stir within a local religious community.

7: Fiordland Quake Triggers Over 200 Landslides

Last Friday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Fiordland triggered more than 200 landslides in Fiordland National Park, geologists said today. " It's inevitable that an impressively big shake and steep country will combine to produce landsliding on a ...

9: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 27 August

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet foreshore and seabed pamphlet that says that the Maori Land Court would be able to consider fully the range of claims and ...

10: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Is In The House - UN Security Council Back Solomons Intervention - NZ House Prices Continue To Climb - Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes To Texas - Richard Ehrlich In Phuket - Japanese Premiere For The Whale Rider

11: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

12: John Tamihere's Urgent Debate Speech - Hansard

In debates like this we look around this hallowed Chamber and see carved into its walls the names of many battles in which many of our ancestors fell for the greatest attributes that this nation has as its underwriters.

13: UN Radio: De Mello's Work Should Be Completed

Secretary-General Kofi Annan paid tribute to his late envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello, Saturday, saying Mr. Vieira de Mello's work in Iraq should be completed. The Secretary-General said Mr. de Mello's dying wish was that the United Nations mission there should not ...

14: Bev Harris: Secret Meeting - Democracy for Sale

On Friday Aug. 22, a meeting was held. David Allen, publisher of Black Box Voting attended this meeting, which was a private teleconference among voting industry insiders that was supposed to be secret. He obtained a transcript and a document.

15: The Up and Up of the New Zealand Property Market

The latest statistics released today by Quotable Value New Zealand Limited (QV), reaffirmed the growth in house prices right across the country. The House Price Index for the quarter ending June 2003 shows a total New Zealand increase of 1.7%, and ...

16: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #44

With the GE debate heating up September’s GPJA forum this Monday is timely. The GPJA organising committee needs helpers and meets on a Monday evening two weeks after the forum (ie 3rd Monday of the month).

17: Brian Cloughley: When In Doubt, Lie Your Head Off

The Washington Post last Sunday commented on Iraq's supposed possession of nuclear weapons. "Bush evoked the mushroom cloud on Oct 7 [2002], and on Nov 12 General Tommy Franks, [then] chief of US Central Command, said inaction might bring "the sight ...

18: alt-WTO: another world is possible

A mini-conference on alternatives to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will begin the Week of Action in Wellington against the WTO and its free trade policies. The international Week of Action coincides with the WTO Ministerial Conference that will ...

19: Tin Mines & Sewage: Why Phuket’s Water Is Foul

PHUKET, Thailand -- Many of Phuket's small lakes and tranquil lagoons began as poisonous pits where greedy tin miners dug the earth, extracted ore and left behind craters filled with rainwater.

20: NZ Earthquake Creates Seismic Activity Online

Auckland, 26th August 2003: According to latest statistics by leading online competitive intelligence service Hitwise, New Zealand Internet users have rushed online to find out more about the earthquake which jolted Te Anau and Queenstown.

21: Israel Pushes ahead with Building Apartheid Wall

Israel pushed aside Monday Palestinian objections and United States reservations and pushed ahead with work on a new stretch of its Apartheid Segregation Wall (ASW), which Israeli officials prefer to call the “security fence,” deep inside Palestinian ...

22: Rice: US Will Not Shrink From Fight Against Terror

Following recent terrorist attacks in Baghdad and Jerusalem, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice says "we cannot and will not shrink" from the fight against terrorism.

23: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Coup D'Big Top

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24: McDonald’s Finds Recipe For Success With Telecom

McDonald’s Restaurants (NZ) Ltd has agreed a deal with Telecom New Zealand that will improve operational efficiency and aid in streamlining the company’s existing IT systems.

25: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

26: Inside An E-Voting Whitewash Conference Call

''I don’t want the story saying the e-voting industry is in trouble and decided to hire a lobbying firm to take care of their problem for them.'' - ITAA's Harris Miller 22nd August 2003

27: Re: Whale Rider premiere wows Japanese audience

When I first read this I wondered whether someone was having a joke at someone's expense! I wonder whether the irony has perhaps been lost on the Minister and whether he in fact checked to make sure that the Japanese were indeed "moved and impressed ...

28: Green light for ethanol-blended petrol

New Zealand has entered an exciting new era in renewable energy and transport fuels with the granting of approval to blend petrol with ethanol. This is an important step towards reducing net carbon dioxide emissions from the use of transport fuels, ...

29: Building a two-hulled waka - Jeanette Fitzsimons

I have called for this debate for two reasons. The obvious one is that the Government has just released a discussion document which is of great importance to pakeha and Maori alike about our uses of the coastal area.


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