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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - October 15-16


The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: A Week of It: Iraq And The Return Of The Brethren

New Zealand freelance journalist Jon Stephenson interviewed acclaimed Middle Eastern correspondent Robert Fisk last week in Sydney. Mr Stephenson has been to Iraq seven times in the last few years and spent 100 days criss-crossing Iraq during 2004 and ...

2: UN World Food Day - Asians Call for Ban on GE Rice

Bangkok, 14 October 2005 -- A coalition of 17 organisations from across Asia today issued a World Food Day statement calling for a global ban on the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) rice.

3: The Real Deal: The Fitts Money Changer Interview

Mapping the Real Deal : The Money Changer Interview Catherine Austin Fitts Explains The American Tapeworm From:

4: Sam Smith: Blowin' In The Wind Of Cultural Decay

Thomas Jefferson saw it coming. He warned, "From the conclusion of this war we shall be going down hill. It will not then be necessary to resort every moment to the people for support. They will be forgotten, therefore, and their rights disregarded.

5: Lyndon Hood: Coalition Briefs

Caretakers Applaud Extension of Caretaker Government United Future supports stable government by avoiding being in government Prebble Actually Being Sarcastic Starving feral media packs roaming halls of Parliament Brash in surprise coalition with Brethren, ...

6: Toni Solo: Nicaragua - A US Colony Again?

Nothing much changes even after nearly a hundred years. Corporate war-criminal Robert Zoellick, on his day-job for the US State Department, breezed into Nicaragua last week.

7: Birth, The Final Frontier Of Spectator Sport?

You’re in the last weeks of your pregnancy and the pressure is on; finish up at work, get the baby’s room ready and all that stuff you have to buy. Oh and draw up your labour party plan, complete with seating arrangements, menus and guest lists.

8: dance comes to Auckland for two nights only

The classical beauty of traditional Chinese dance comes to Auckland for two nights only. Don't miss this visually stunning show on October 20 and 21 at Auckland's SKYCITY Theatre.

9: The Rock World Zoom Slide Champs

David Crochley, a student at Lincoln, zoomed his way to victory on the 100m polythene Zoom Slide set up this morning on Hagley Park, Christchurch. David’s Zoom attempt in the final shootout measured 44.5 metres.

10: Chossudovsky: The New York City Terror Alert

In the words of former White House Adviser on Counter-Terrorism Richard A Clarke, who is now working as a "consultant for ABC News": "The information from all this says there is going to be an attack, and it is going to be in New York."

11: Cuba Report To UN On Why USA's Blockade Must End

Report by Cuba on Resolution 59/11 of the United Nations General Assembly “The necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” - The economic, commercial and financial blockade impose ...

12: Parore tells BNZ to 'put up or shut up'

"BNZ's latest incarnation of their Unbeatable Campaign continues to over promise and under deliver," says Adam Parore of Adam Parore Mortgages, who was interviewed by Martin Devlin on Radio Live on Friday morning.

13: Rice Press Availability With Kazakhstan President

PRESIDENT NAZARBAYEV: (Via Interpreter) Good morning, dear ladies and gentlemen, Madame Secretary of State and (inaudible). I once again, welcome you to Kazakhstan. Yesterday and today, we had very fruitful and interesting discussions and they are ...

14: Robert B. Zoellick Press Roundtable in Brazil

Robert B. Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State United States Embassy Brasília, Brazil October 6, 2005

15: An Open Letter To Randi Rhodes On Impeachment

You were talking today about our poll on impeachment, so Bob Fertik called in to speak with you. But you spent the whole conversation attacking the idea of impeachment, claiming that it couldn't succeed and would therefore make any Democrats who tried ...

16: Fortuin: Nationbuilding and The Treaty

In my first speech as Race Relations Conciliator I said that we would not flourish as a small nation in the South Pacific unless we were one sovereign nation united in our desire to collectively deliver on our dreams and aspirations. For that to ...

17: The Plot to Blow Up NYC Subway is Bogus

Its official: I’m a conspiracy theorist. I’m probably one of thousands -- maybe tens of thousands -- who believe President George W. Bush and his most senior advisors, will do anything to improve the president’s poll numbers just to turn the public’s ...

18: Avian Influenza in Romania and Turkey: EU action

The European Commission is taking further action following the confirmation last night of the presence of Avian Influenza (AI) in neighbouring countries, Turkey and Romania. The AI H5 virus has been confirmed in Romania, with results from the European ...

19: Video: Holmes, Jonah, Hariwira, Melbourne Cup Hope

PrimeTV Video - Paul Holmes interviews: Jonah Lomu & wife Fiona about his Welsh Rugby transfer before getting up close and personal with Hone Harawira and mum Titewhai. Also includes a report on New Zealand's big Melbourne Cup hope Xcellent.

20: Film Review: The World's Fastest Indian

My wife - not a cycles fan - and BantamAce Les Harris, 80, attended the Auckland premiere last night. We all found it well worthwhile. But I cannot say the movie is as good as it could reasonably have been.

21: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Satire: Bashing A Coalition Together - PrimeTV Video - Paul Holmes This Week - MPs Become The Unwilling Prey Of News Hunters - - Gregory Fortuin Examines Race Relations, The Maori Party And Don Brash - Aerodynamic Leopard Skin Undies Assist ...

22: Report of Conf on Human Rights and Mental Health

The Third National Conference on Human Rights and Mental Health, Federal Parliament House, Canberra, 8 & 9 September 2005

23: What's Going wONg

This week I spoke at the bi-annual conference for the New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute about forging relationships with our Asian communities - it is a credit to the Institute that they have recognised the importance of understanding what makes ...

24: Mary-Kate and Ashley are ACE

Teenage fashion icons Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are among a star-studded line-up of personalities to be honoured in the 2005 Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards).

25: Cindy Sheehan: 1965

Going to the movies was something Casey and I enjoyed doing together. Casey was a Theater Arts major in college, and he went with a critical eye. Since I love sharing my children's passions with them, Casey and I would go to the movie theater often.

26: Rice Remarks at Eurasian National University

SECRETARY RICE: (In Russian) Thank you, Mr. Rector. Thank you for that warm welcome and the warm introduction. This is a really beautiful place. I'm very pleased to join you here at the Eurasian University, a university that is an historic center ...

27: - 14 October 2005

It was a classic case of good news and bad news for Radio New Zealand staff last week. First, the state broadcaster’s staff received news that a new collective contract, negotiated with the union, had just been formally approved by the company. Salary ...

28: Christian Right's piece of the 'Promised Land'

Israel offers evangelical Christians land near Sea of Galilee to solidify support and boost tourism

29: Propecia Rally New Zealand Newsletter

Michael Park, Co-driver for Peugeot Team mate Markko Martin suffered fatal injuries while competing on the third and final Leg of Wales Rally GB, round 12 of the FIA World Rally Championship.

30: Suzan Mazur: The Dorak Affair's Final Chapter

The Dorak mystery flower has opened at last. Earlier this week in phone conversations I had with David Stronach, Professor of Near East Archaeology at the University of California - Berkeley, Stronach disclosed that Jimmie Mellaart invented Dorak. He ...


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