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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings


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

(NOTE: This is the first daily rating report of 2004...)

1: UK Mother Writes: The Israeli Army Shot My Son

In the pensive hours of the night, I am struck by the varying values that mankind chooses to allot to life - as was my son Tom.

2: Jackson Estate Appoints General Manager

From March 1st, Jackson Estate, one of Marlborough's leading wineries, has appointed Belinda Jackson to the newly created role of General Manager.

3: Peace Vigils Worldwide Morn Tom Hurndall’s Death

You may have already heard that Tom Hurndall died this evening. His family and supporters have called for a vigil outside Downing Street tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5.30pm (G.M.Time). Bring candles, placards, media.

4: NZ Domain Name Fee Reduction Announced

Wellington --- January 14, 2004 InternetNZ ( ) is reducing by 12.5% the wholesale domain name fee charged to authorised .nz registrars by nz Registry Services (NZRS).

5: Meat Inspectors Stop Work

“NUPE meat inspectors (MI) stopped work this afternoon angry at being paid less than other MI while doing exactly the same job,” said John Kerr, Acting Secretary of the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) who represent a group of Meat Inspectors. ...

6: Cuba: Further bans on freedom of expression

Amnesty International today expressed concern at the impact on freedom of expression and information of Cuba's new law restricting internet access.

7: Muriel Newman: State-Funded Neighbours From Hell

I have a constituent who, for years, has been battling the neighbours from hell. Not ordinary neighbours, who can become annoying from time to time, but a family steeped in anti-social and disorderly behaviour, where violence and intimidation ...

8: Thomas Hurndall died this past evening

You may have heard that our friend and colleague Thomas Hurndall has passed away, several hours ago. The soldier who killed him has been taken into custody after two weeks of interrogation, after admitting that he lied, that there was no armed camouflauged ...

9: Dr Cullen urged to take Green medicine for dollar

Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald is urging Finance Minister Michael Cullen to consider Green proposals for getting the dollar down to a realistic level, given his failure to reveal the options he promised were available to him two months ago.

10: NZFSA warns about lecithin

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority is warning users of dietary supplements containing lecithin to check whether the product is safe for them to take if they are allergic to eggs or soy.

11: Stateside: What Does It Mean For Me, Me, Me?

Many moons ago, when I was let go by TVNZ (like, who hasn't been?), I chose the bag containing some career counseling instead of the money. I discovered that I have no ambition, dislike responsibility, but like to do a job that very few people do. ...

12: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

13: O’Neill’s Claims Against Bush Supported By Letters

Anyone who doubts former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill’s recent claims that President Bush mislead the public and secretly planned the Iraq war eight months before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 needs to read the two letters sent to then President ...

14: UQ Wire: "They wanted it to happen" - J. Buchanan

I stand before you today less as a candidate and more as a messenger and the message I bear is simple and stark. We have all been lied to about 9/11, the country is in mortal danger and only you can make it right.

15: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

16: Race Relations Commissioners to meet in New Zealan

Race Relations Commissioners from around the world are coming to Auckland in February to discuss international race relations issues and share solutions to common challenges.

17: Transit NZ Traffic Bulletin

From 6am Thursday 15 January, the layout of the Southern Motorway northbound lanes between the Gillies Ave on-ramp and the Khyber Pass off-ramp will have changed.

18: Traditional Army crest discarded

"Changing the Army's near century old crest just because focus groups didn't think it was a strong brand is ridiculous," says National's Defence spokesman Simon Power.

19: PM pushing republicanism by stealth

Discarding the Crown from the Army's crest is just another example of the Government's republicanism by stealth in action, says National's Constitutional Affairs spokesman Dr Wayne Mapp

20: New Year Means New Jobs For Kiwi Internet Users

Auckland, 14th January, 2004 - New year resolutions were certainly strong for New Zealand Internet users this year as many turned to the Internet to research their goals for the year. Hitwise read the mindset of New Zealand Internet users during ...

21: Senator Ted Kenedy: State Of The Union At Risk

"The Administration and the majority in Congress have put the state of our union at risk, and they do not deserve another term in the White House or in control of Congress. "

22: Pacific Blue’s First Aircraft Arrives In NZ

The eagerly awaited first Pacific Blue aircraft touched down at Christchurch International Airport, heralding the arrival of the first sexy red jet to the airline’s New Zealand base.

23: Explore NZ unique culture and heritage this summer

Summer holidays and the coming long weekends offer New Zealanders great opportunities to discover and enjoy the rich cultural attractions and festivals on offer across the country, says Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard.

24: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

25: Man Finds Love Online And Proposes After 45 Minute

It was love at first click for Christchurch romantic Nathan Calland. Whilst in London in December he posted an ad in the singles columns of , a website for Kiwis, and Aussies and South Africans living in the UK, and proposed to one of ...

26: Decline and Failure of American-Imposed Capitalism

Ten years ago, deep in the Lacandona jungle in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas a movement arose like an early morning fog lifting up from the moist, rich ground. The Zapatista Revolution began, January 1, 1994, the same day NAFTA was implemented ...

27: Green MPs protest Star Wars link

The Green Party wants New Zealand to re-examine the use of the Harewood base at Christchurch airport for US supply flights to Pine Gap, in light of Australia buying into "Star Wars".

28: Burundi: Donors must fund human rights protection

Amnesty International is calling on all states participating at the donor conference for Burundi today, to make sure that there are sufficient funds for human rights promotion and protection.

29: ACT Rejects Greens’ Backward Cabotage Call

ACT New Zealand Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington today rejected Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald's backward call for the reintroduction of cabotage, predicting that it would have a devastating effect on small to medium-sized business.

30: Health Minister Has Lost The Plot

New Zealand First Health spokesperson, Barbara Stewart, has today confirmed that New Zealand First will extend free health care to older children.

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