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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings August 19 - 20 2006

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

1: NZMIC August Newsletter

Welcome to the first in an ongoing series of monthly updates telling you what’s going on here at the NZ Music Industry Commission. Each month we’ll be clueing you in on some of our projects and activities, as well as bringing you the odd piece ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00142.htm


2: World changing kids

“We need to nurture those who will change the world,” Waikato University School of Education Associate Professor Roger Moltzen says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00021.htm


3: Business Briefs

The impact of housing loans; High ranking for business research; International leadership in small business

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00004.htm


4: Massive increase in Govt bureaucracy

A 64% increase in space leased by Government departments since 1999 and a 95% rise in policy and admin staff shows how bloated the bureaucracy has become, says National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00156.htm


5: Airline security

Following this morning's police action, security at all UK airports has been increased and additional security measures have been put in place for all flights. With immediate effect, the following arrangements apply to all passengers starting their journey ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00178.htm


6: Emirates Means Business

Emirates Airline has raised the stakes in the fiercely-contested premium traveller segment with the launch of its new generation lie-flat Business Class seats today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00188.htm


7: Christchurch Weather Advisory

Please note: A welfare centre has now been set up at Cashmere High School's McCoombes Performing Arts Centre (Barrington Rd entrance to the school and follow the Civil Defence signs). The Salvation Army is supplying meals to those unable to get to their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00080.htm


8: Improving mental health

Jim Anderton Associate Minister of Health and Progressive Leader opened the 4th International Conference, hosted by the Phobic Trust of New Zealand, promoting awareness of anxiety disorders in Auckland today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00502.htm


9: Share Scoop.co.nz Promotion: We Have a Winner!

Firstly, thanks to everyone that supported Scoop.co.nz in our recent promotion to "Share Scoop" around to people who may not already know about our site.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00193.htm


10: Venezuela’s Candidacy for UNSC Appears on Track

U.S. uses its muscle in contest over whether Venezuela or Guatemala will get the Latin American non-permanent Council seat

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00229.htm


11: Letter from Lebanon: 'We Are Busy Rebuilding'

For the past month my Christian village in Mount Lebanon, like hundreds of others, has been host to Shiia Muslim refugees from the south of the country escaping from the huge destruction of their villages in the war you would have heard about on the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00200.htm


12: No Right Turn: "No hereditary kings in America"

The "war on terror" may be eroding human rights an civil liberties, but it is also giving us some of our strongest language in defence of freedom. First, we had the Supreme Court's memorable statement in Hamdi v Rumsfeld that [A] state of war is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00199.htm


13: Celebrating 20 yrs of Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet

This August marks the 20th anniversary of Bon Jovi's breakthrough album Slippery When Wet. The album sold over 20 million copies around the world and stands as one of the six best selling hard rock / heavy metal albums ever. It gave us 3 top 10 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00187.htm


14: Live Simulcast Planned For Burial of Maori Queen

TVNZ and Maori Television are to join forces to present a live simulcast of the ceremony surrounding the burial of the Maori Queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00225.htm


15: www.mccully.co.nz 18 August 2006

Michael Cullen’s extraordinary outburst filmed by TV1, in which he claimed senior journalists were writing anti-government stories because they were hankering for a tax cut, seemed like an isolated moment of madness. But this week he was at it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00326.htm


16: Breaking News: Maori Queen Dies At Turangawaiwai

The Maori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu died Tuesday (August 15 2006) at Turangawaiwai in the Waikato, aged 75 years, after a long illness. Elders from the Tainui Iwi (tribe) announced the news this evening.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00141.htm


17: Colombia's Integration Into Plan Puebla Panama

From July onwards, Colombia will form part of the one-sided geopolitical mega-project that seeks to consolidate the neoliberal model in the western Latin America with the aim of privatizing highway infrastructure, public services and natural resources.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00341.htm


18: Dalziel announces new appointment

Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today announced the appointment of Dr Sharon Kletchko, a senior executive with the Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board, to the Standards Council.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00336.htm


19: BSA issues new pay television code

The BSA has approved a new code of broadcasting practice for pay television, effective 1 August 2006.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00191.htm


20: Press Statement 17.08.06

During our captivity in Iraq, virtually all of Palestine called for our release. Today, I implore those holding Olaf Wiig and Steve Centanni to free them immediately and unharmed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00199.htm


21: Efforts With Mexico to Address Immigration Issues

U.S. Government's Efforts With Mexico to Address Immigration Issues Elizabeth A. Whitaker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs Testimony before the House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00488.htm


22: Carmichael:Cheney orchestrated Israel’s losing war

Dick Cheney orchestrated Israel’s losing war against Hizbullah by authorizing George Bush and Condoleezza Rice to encourage Ehud Olmert to launch the war against Lebanon as a prelude to America’s forthcoming war against Iran.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00181.htm


23: Ehrlich: Ramsey JonBenet Thailand Murder Presser

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A pale, clean-cut American was arrested in Bangkok a decade after the beating and strangulation murder of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, and said on Thursday (August 17), "I was with JonBenet when she died" in her Colorado basement ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00197.htm


24: Len Brown Announces Manukau Mayoralty Candidacy

Last election we came close to a change in leadership in Manukau City. The issues and challenges that were debated then are still with us.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00188.htm


25: Fatal "Accident" Now Believed To Be Murder

It now appears that a man was run down by a vehicle outside the Otahuhu Rugby grounds in Awa Street at about 11 O'clock last night and dragged more than two kilometres to where his body was discovered at the intersection of Great South Road and Portage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00202.htm


26: Bird Flu Virus Becoming Endemic In Parts Of Asia

Laboratory results show that a recent wave of bird flu in poultry in Thailand and Laos was the result of both old and new strains of the H5N1 virus, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO) said today, calling for vigorous implementation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00269.htm


27: TeenScreen - Normal Kids Labeled Mentally Ill

Despite years of public outcry, based on recommendations by President Bush's New Freedom Commission to screen all school children for mental illness, TeenScreen is now being administered in the nation's public school system and children are being ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00010.htm


28: Cuban Mirage: Self-Deception in Miami & Washington

For many of the anti-Castro exiles dancing along Miami’s Calle Ocho on Monday, July 31, the announcement of a temporary transfer of power by aging revolutionary Fidel Castro to his younger brother Raúl, marked the happiest of moments as well ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00192.htm


29: Un Peacekeepers On High Alert In DR Congo

United Nations troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are on high alert this weekend, as provisional results from last month’s historic elections are set to be released in the next two days.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00281.htm


30: Rowena Thursby: Is Gilligan Afraid Of The Truth?

You would think a journalist whose BBC career was ruined by the death of Dr Kelly would be terrier-like in his determination to get at the truth. Not so Andrew Gilligan. Baker and the conspiracy theories are wrong' he states in his 24 July 'Evening Standard' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00198.htm

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