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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 29 October 2007

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

1: 5th So-called "Terrorist" Granted Bail

Alastair Thompson

Activist Marama Mayrick was today granted bail in the Rotorua District Court and had her name suppression lifted.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00433.htm


2: Half Of Bon Jovi Tickets Sell In First 3 Hours
Touring Musicians

Wellington based promoter, Capital C : Concerts clocked a fantastic 14,000 sales in the first 3 hours of the Visa Card pre-sale which started at 9am this morning for the one NZ performance of American Super Group BON JOVI.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00286.htm


3: Police refer evidence to the Solicitor-General
New Zealand Police

Police have reviewed the evidence collected over the course of the operation that terminated on 15 October and it has today been referred to the Solicitor-General for consideration whether consent will be given to charges under the Terrorism Suppression ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00403.htm


4: Lawyer For Wellington Accused Press Statement
Michael Bott

"Michael Bott lawyer for one of the 4 Wellingtonians remanded in custody on firearms charges finds it concerning that the doors to the High Court were open to hear the Crown's application to appeal a decision of the District Court to grant bail on the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00435.htm


5: No Repeats, Mr Peters says Maori Party
The Maori Party

The use of extravagant descriptions of a ‘ bunch of malcontents’ , of people “prancing around protesting ” and “ramming their hymn of hate down our throats” is classic political entertainment, says the Maori Party, and signals the start of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00540.htm


6: AIDS/HIV Crisis link to Gay Porn
Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.

A fierce debate is raging in the homosexual community over the impact of “unsafe sex” DVDs and videos on gay men’s sexual practices (sodomy), and the appropriate censorship of this ‘bareback porn’ material [featuring condomless anal sex] that ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00402.htm


7: Peters: Uniquely Kiwi – An Endangered Species
New Zealand First Party

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to the New Zealand First Convention 2007 at the Great Lake Convention Centre, Story Place, Taupo on Sunday 28 October 2007 at 1:30pm
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00538.htm


8: Arrest made after violence in Kaitaia
New Zealand Police

Kaitaia Police have arrested a 24 yr old bushman and part time doorman following an early display of violence on Commerce st, Kaitaia on Saturday 27 October 2007 between 2 and 3 am.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00282.htm


9: Wgtn. "Terror" Accused & Appeals Moved To Auck.
Alastair Thompson

Two Wellington women activists accused in the so-called "Terrorist Training Camps" case have been transferred to Auckland without notification of family and friends. Meanwhile Justice John Wilde in the Wellington High Court has transferred four "terror" ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00436.htm


10: Winston Peters - spittle-flecked dog whistling
Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Claims of apartheid among those supporting the activists arrested in the recent para-military police raids across New Zealand are typical of Winston Peters's spittle-flecked dog whistling.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00393.htm


11: New Psychological Testing of Children is Abusive
Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Citizens Commission On Human Rights New Zealand Established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00389.htm


12: Agenda: NZ First May Prefer Full Coalition
Agenda

NZ First MP Ron Mark has joined his colleague Peter Brown in pushing the benefits of the party going into a fully fledged coalition after next year's election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00429.htm


13: Top Building Awards
Master Builders Association

South Island properties scooped the top awards at the country's premier building awards held in Auckland tonight.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00395.htm


14: Innovative frost control a first for the region
Toast Martinborough

Martinborough employed innovative frost fighting techniques on Sunday evening as they prepared to fight potentially the worst frost this season. While helicopters are a common sight during this time of year, turning the wine village into a replica ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00059.htm


15: Scoop Full Coverage: Protests Over Activist Raids
Scoop Full Coverage

"We are appalled that innocent children, women and the elderly in their homes; and the Women's Refuge "Safe House" have borne the brunt of sweeping actions against communities and this must never happen again; - We consider that the use of the Terrorism ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00432.htm


16: James Pascoe Limited Extends SAP Investment
SAP

James Pascoe Limited Extends SAP Investment Angus & Coote Joins Farmers, Pascoes, Stewart Dawsons on SAP Financials
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00054.htm


17: Minister calls for considered reflection
New Zealand Government

Māori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia has reiterated the need for cool heads to prevail over the police raids, saying he’s disappointed with the irresponsible statements being made by some politicians.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00543.htm


18: Statement Of The Maori Party: 27 October 2007
The Maori Party

A statement, made in consensus, at the conclusion of the Hui-a-Tau / AGM of the Maori Party at Omahu Marae, Hastings. In making this statement, the Maori Party recognizes the need to protect Aotearoa from the impact of global terrorism; and respects the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00530.htm


19: Len Richards - Backwoods terror?
Len Richards

Anti-terror laws are a legislative response to a political problem. The New Zealand anti-terror laws seem motivated more by extraneous concerns about mollifying the demands of the US ruling elite (themselves a group responsible for more civilian ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00401.htm


20: Wellington Marches Against Police "Terror" In Rain
Julie Webb-Pullman

Wellington Marches Against Police "Terror" In Rain Photos & Audio by Julie Webb-Pullman
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00405.htm


21: Women Outraged By Police Behaviour
National Council of Women

The National Council of Women of New Zealand of Women (NCWNZ) is distressed and angered to learn of a police raid on a Women’s Refuge safe house on Friday and will be seeking a meeting with the Police Commissioner as soon as possible about the situation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00400.htm


22: No nukes white elephant pays visit to BHP Billiton
Friends Of The Earth

Photo opportunity: A 9.5m long and 5.5 m high inflatable white elephant - ‘Ziggy’ will be at BHP Billiton, 180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (QV Building), between 8:30 and 9:00am Monday 29th October.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00719.htm


23: Hospital super-bug may be tip of iceberg
Green Party

The outbreak of an antibiotic resistant superbug in Auckland Hospital is a wakeup call for New Zealand, Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00542.htm


24: Violent Support in Waikato for Terror Suspects
Tim Wikiriwhi

Less than 24 hours after rejoining the Libertarianz Party, Tim Wikiriwhi says his life was threatened by a prominent local member of the Maori party and separatist movement, while counter protesting against Indigenous rights separatists and Green ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00399.htm


25: PM: Luncheon for the President of Ireland
New Zealand Government

It is my pleasure to welcome Her Excellency, Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, Dr McAleese, Mary Hanafin TD, Minister of Education and Science, and the distinguished delegation from Ireland to Parliament today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00544.htm


26: NZDF Troops Injured In Afghanistan Accident
New Zealand Defence Force

Two members of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (NZPRT) in Afghanistan have been injured as a result of an accidental discharge of a weapon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00397.htm


27: HIV infections in gay 'bareback' shoots
Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.

The Society has highlighted criticisms of the Chief Censor's Office by Steve Crow, the leading distributor of straight porn in New Zealand, regarding its "double standards" in the classification of hardcore gay porn compared to straight porn [1].
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00396.htm


28: Business needs to be Involved in Indian Trade Negs
Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce congratulates the Government for the progress made toward initiating a Free Trade Agreement between India and New Zealand and urges that business be closely involved in the process from here.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00408.htm


29: Police push for anti-terror charges political
Global Peace And Justice Auckland

The police decision to refer evidence from their so-called "anti-terror" activities to the Attorney General is deeply disturbing. (The Attorney General has delegated to the Solicitor General)
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00405.htm


30: Government invests in community-led conservation
New Zealand Government

The Labour-led government continues to support and invest in community-led conservation groups working to protect a wide range of native species and habitat, Conservation Minister Chris Carter and Acting Environment Minister David Parker announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00539.htm

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