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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 14 September 2005

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

1: Election Briefing: Prime Minister Helen Clark

EXPLANATORY NOTE Re: Scoop's Election Briefings: Over the next few weeks, utilising the latest electronic wizardry, Scoop will be interviewing key players from across the political spectrum. The interviews will be posted in full in audio files in MP3 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00191.htm


2: National Is A Step Away From The Treasury Benches

In one of the final polls due before Saturday, the latest Fairfax New Zealand ACNielsen poll, gives National a six-point lead over Labour heading into the final three days of the campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00176.htm


3: Marginal Predictions: It's Turning Blue Out There

There's a fight taking place out in marginal seats where even a high-placed Cabinet minister looks likely to lose. Scoop can confirm National is gaining traction. Here is a list of marginal seats and what to watch for on Election-Night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00166.htm


4: Scoop Images: Helen Clark At Canterbury University

Prime Minister Helen Clark today visited Canterbury University. Greeted by a rowdy crowd she made a fairly hurried exit after speaking briefly. Ms Clark later told Scoop that she had felt threatened by the proximity of a group of aggressive students ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00192.htm


5: $512,000 for news service to the Pacific

The Government will provide $512,000 for a satellite service to South Pacific television broadcasters, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00380.htm


6: Labour finished over loans deceit

ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today that Treasury costings of Labour's interest-free student loans had sunk any chance of Labour being re-elected to office on Saturday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00390.htm


7: Kevin List: The Best NZ Democracy Money Can Buy

In the 2005 election both the National and Labour parties are likely to push election advertising spending close to its limits. So far as Scoop can determine this is the first time this has happened in a New Zealand General election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00190.htm


8: Scoop Election Briefing: NZ First's Winston Peters

Is your policy going with the party that gets the most votes a bright line absolute test. If for example the Labour + Greens gets more than National + United Future is there wiggle room to go with Labour? Or is it simply a matter of which major party ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00209.htm


9: Te Putatara: Racial Politics

Racial Politics Te Putatara a newsletter for the kumara vine Maori news, views and comment Tuesday, September 13. 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00184.htm


10: Generation Jones is driving NZ Voter Volatility

A new analysis of recent New Zealand political polling reveals that the current voter vacillation is primarily driven by one demographic-- Generation Jones, the large generation between the Baby Boomers and Generation X. U.S. political analyst and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00161.htm


11: Student loans policy easily affordable

“Costings released today show Labour’s interest free student loans policy is easily affordable and, even over a 15 year timeframe, would have a negligible impact on government debt,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00387.htm


12: Loans deception calculated and deliberate

"Trevor Mallard, Michael Cullen and Helen Clark have consistently lied about the cost of their student loan policy," says National Party Education spokesman Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00388.htm


13: Video: Paul Buchanan To Launch Security/Intel Book

Former US security advisor and current Auckland University lecturer, Paul Buchanan, is about to launch a book that examines security and intelligence relationships in NZ and abroad. Scoop caught up with him for a preview of the book.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00193.htm


14: Poll Watch: Fairfax ACNielsen - Nat 43%, Lab 37%

National 43% Labour 37% NZ First 7% Green 6% United Future 3% ACT 1% Maori 1% Destiny 1% Progressive 1% Other 1%

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00196.htm


15: Laissez-faire Polygamy Condoned In Utah

Don’t think that the Internet news, Scoop or Counter Punch is not being read or getting passed around. On March 24, 2005, an article entitled, "Utah Prosecutors Are Soft On Polygamy," authored by Yours Truly, was published in Scoop, and within two weeks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00173.htm


16: Treasury confirms National's fear on loans

National Party Finance spokesman John Key says the Treasury costings released on Labour's last-minute student loans promise confirm National's worst fears.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00379.htm


17: Public Address 14/09/05 - Hitching Sinners

This election has brought me into a mild epistemological crisis. What has really shocked me, after seeing into the hivemind of our polity, is that nobody really knows what's going on. It's not that anyone is particularly incompetent, it's just that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00206.htm


18: Labour Stoops to All-Time Low in Manukau

Labour list candidate and Manukau City Councillor, Su'a William Sio has released a statement equating Destiny New Zealand to former Christian Heritage Party leader Graham Capill on the basis of shared Christian values.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00175.htm


19: Energy Policy

Labour is committed to a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future. New Zealanders need modern, reliable sources of energy that will ensure that our lights will stay on and our businesses keep working. We want to continue to have energy available ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00341.htm


20: Dr Jon Johansson: On Treaty and Race

In a few days New Zealanders will go to the polls with our eclectic mix of motivations. Some of us will vote according to the party we identify most strongly with, or against, some of us will vote in self-interest, some will vote with their hearts, some will ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00211.htm


21: Eyewitness Account: Marooned At The Ritz

Eyewitness Account: Marooned At The Ritz - Stranded in New Orleans during Katrina, medical professionals set up a treatment center at the Ritz Carlton. by Joseph Pulvirenti, M.D.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00205.htm


22: Getting Things Crystal On Coalitions With Winston

In an effort to ensure that there are no miss-understandings of precisely what New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters means by his stated policy of backing the party which wins the most seats actually means, Scoop's Alastair Thompson questioned Mr ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00210.htm


23: Greens the albatross around Clark's neck

United Future leader Peter Dunne says the time has come for the Prime Minister to cut the Greens loose, since it's now clear the Greens have become the major obstacle to Miss Clark's getting a third term as Prime Minister.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00357.htm


24: Sam Smith: The Amazing, Scary History Of FEMA

This Undernews extra gives background on the amazing, scary history of FEMA and a bizarre funeral scandal that involves George Bush, one of his major contributors, the former head of FEMA and the corporation just named to handle body removal in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00172.htm


25: Woosh launches low-cost phone services

Households and small businesses stand to make big savings on the cost of telephone services as broadband provider Woosh Wireless starts rolling out phone packages over its network this month.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00180.htm


26: Migrant Effect - The Changing Face of NZ Voters

This year, as with every election year, migration is a hot issue amongst politicians vying for the public’s vote. Like a repetitive tune stuck on replay, at election time we hear racist jibes being thrown at migrants and ethnic groups that do not ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00188.htm


27: Impreza WRC 2006 unveiled

The Impreza 2006 WRC will make its public debut at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0508/S00156.htm


28: Students aren't like you, Mr Key

In protesting about the potential cost of interest-free student loans, National is wrongly assuming that young Kiwis will act like property speculators in a vain effort to mimic John Key, the Green Party says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00381.htm


29: Don Brash On Williams Up Front

Award winning broadcaster, Larry Williams, deals to current affairs in a straightforward and provocative manner. His "no spin" approach cuts through the rhetoric as he interviews the newsmakers and experts of the moment:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00170.htm


30: Key pleased loans papers will be released

National Party Finance spokesman John Key says he is looking forward to analysing the student loans papers which Labour was trying to bury until after the election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00363.htm


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