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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 30 October 2007

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

1: Emergency – Email Attorney General Michael Cullen

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Michael Cullen is trying to do a Pontius Pilate act and wash his hands of the responsibility for the laying of terrorism charges for the first time in NZ. Under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 the decision as to whether charges can be laid under the Act ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00407.htm

2: Letter from John Minto to Chris Trotter

John Minto

I don't usually write to people like this because there are usually more productive things to do. However I'll make an exception in this case.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00415.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: New helicopters selected for NZ Defence Force

New Zealand Government

Minister of Defence Phil Goff announced today that Cabinet has approved the start of contract negotiations with Agusta-Westland, the preferred tenderer for the supply of training-light utility helicopters to the New Zealand Defence Force.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00563.htm

5: 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

6: 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

7: 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

8: 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

9: Attorney General's Response to GPJA release

New Zealand Government

The decision to delegate decisions around criminal prosecutions is not specific to these cases or to the Terrorism Suppression Act. Successive Attorneys-General have taken the view that it is inappropriate for them as Government Ministers to become ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00547.htm

10: 'Willie Jackson calls Peters a disgrace'

Radio Waatea 603 AM

Radio Waatea and Waatea news top current affairs interviewer Willie Jackson called NZ First Leader Winston Peters “a disgrace” in a fierce twenty minute interview/debate held on Radio Waatea’s NZ on Air show Paakiwaha. Jackson who also fronts TVNZ Eye ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00414.htm

11: Scoop Video: PM's Press. Conf. October 28 2007

Alastair Thompson

Scoop Video: Video on Demand of the Prime Minister, Helen Clark's post Cabinet press conference for Parliamentary press gallery journalists held at 6.50pm this evening. The cabinet readout was followed by numerous questions about punishing Trevor Mallard ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00437.htm

12: 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

13: Norwegian Health Minister Apologies for Vaccine

Ron Law

MeNZBscandal: Twelve months ago the Ministry of Health welcomed a planned independent Norwegian review of claims of misconduct surrounding their meningococcal B vaccine which the MOH hoped would provide a greater degree of reassurance to the public in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00420.htm

14: EPMU backs Don Pryde for Dunedin South

EPMU

Don Pryde, the national president of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union, has confirmed he will be standing for selection for the Labour Party candidacy in Dunedin South next election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00413.htm

15: Robson On Politics - 30th October 2007

Progressive Party

During the week that the United Nations released its Global Environment Outlook Geo-4 , in New York, revealing a scale of unprecedented ecological damage, with a prediction of 2 billion people likely to suffer absolute water scarcity by 2025, the ruling ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00557.htm

16: 95bFM: Expert on Africa Explains Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio: Jose Barbosa interviews Stephan Chan is Professor of International Relations in the University of London, and foundation Dean of Law and Social Sciences at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He's an expert on Africa, particularly ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00443.htm

17: PM's Remarks Potentially Prejudicial, Locke Says

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark's public statement that those arrested in the terrorism raids had 'at the very least illicitly used firearms, constructed molotov cocktails and trained themselves in how to use napalm' may be prejudicial to a matter still ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00558.htm

18: 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

19: 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

20: Royal Commission into Auckland Governance

New Zealand Government

Local Government Minister Mark Burton today announced the three Commissioners appointed to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Auckland Governance, and released the Terms of Reference.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00551.htm

21: Australian Defence Response To Four Corners

Australian Defence Force

Defence rejects claims to be aired tonight by the Four Corners program that suggest Australia is conceding its crucial air superiority in the region by purchasing the F-18F Super Hornet.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00722.htm

22: New homes will now be warmer and cheaper to run

New Zealand Government

The most significant improvements to the energy efficiency of new homes in 30 years come into effect from tomorrow, meaning warmer, dryer and healthier homes, says the Building and Construction Minister Clayton Cosgrove.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00555.htm

23: Auckland Housing Market Bucks The Trend

Mike Pero

House sales fell sharply during the September quarter but prices continued to hold up according to the latest Mike Pero Mortgages-Infometrics Property Cycle Indicator (PCI).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00434.htm

24: New Zealanders concerned at skills shortage

Business Council for Sustainable Development

Almost 90 percent of New Zealanders are concerned at the skills shortage and say that low pay is to blame.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00432.htm

25: All Blacks to attend charity fashion show

Word of Mouth Media

All Blacks Richie McCaw and Corey Flynn to attend charity fashion show in Christchurch on Sunday
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00290.htm

26: A NZ first for Christchurch home loan provider

Moorhouse Mortgages

Christchurch based independent mortgage lender, Moorhouse Mortgages, has received a Fatwa, (an Islamic religious ruling) from FIANZ (The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Inc) that its Manzil Islamic Home Ownership Package is Halal, or approved ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00415.htm

27: Animal abuse simply unacceptable

New Zealand Government

The Government shares the SPCA’s concerns about animal abuse and is working to tackle the problem, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00569.htm

28: Invalid benefit for over-16s tops 80,000

New Zealand National Party

An incredible 80,161 people aged over 16 are now collecting the invalid benefit, with the number of those on the sickness benefit also continuing to rise, says National's Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00567.htm

29: Positive review for emissions trading framework

New Zealand Government

The International Energy Agency has praised New Zealand on the design of its proposed Emissions Trading Scheme, says Climate Change Minister David Parker.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00565.htm

30: Yahoo! Search Marketing Launches New Model

Yahoo

Sydney, 29 October 2007 – Yahoo! Search Marketing, a leader in Internet search advertising, today announced the availability of its new search marketing ranking model in Australia and New Zealand. With the new ranking model, all Yahoo! Search ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00418.htm

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