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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 1 November 2007

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

1: UK Astute Submarine Takes First Underwater Tests

UK Ministry of Defence

"This is an important step on the road to preparing ASTUTE for service. These submarines are hugely impressive vessels, and will provide the Royal Navy with a world class capability."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00018.htm


2: Urewera 17: Cheers In Court As Wgtn Accused Bailed
Alastair Thompson

Claps and cheers were heard in the Auckland District Court this morning when Wellington activist, bicycle mechanic and web developer Ira Bailey was granted bail and it was revealed that the police are not pursuing terror charges against him.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00007.htm


3: Urewera 17 Profile: Ira Bailey
Julie Webb-Pullman

Ira grew up in a family environment in which activism was not just accepted, but positively encouraged. A descendant of the peaceful resistance movement of Parihaka, which resisted the land-grabs from the 19th century until recent times, he belonged ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00008.htm


4: Statement from Tau Henare
New Zealand National Party

National Party MP Tau Henare says he is disappointed that the Prime Minister is attempting to rewrite the sequence of events leading up to last week’s incident with Trevor Mallard.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00014.htm


5: New Envoys Present Credentials
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ambassadors from Cuba, Qatar, Kuwait and Austria present credentials to the Governor- General Anand Satyanand at Government House tomorrow (Thursday 1 November) at 11.00 am.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00434.htm


6: Protesters Gather In Support of the Urewera 17
Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland

A group of people objecting to the ongoing incarceration of those arrested during the Police's anti-terror raids have gathered outside the Auckland District Court.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00004.htm


7: Two Women "Wellington" Terror Accused Named
Alastair Thompson

Wellington activists Valerie Morse, 36, and Emily Bailey, 30, can now be named as the two women arrested in Wellington on October 15th as part of the Police's "Operation 8" so-called anti-terror raids.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00010.htm


8: Renewed Cabinet line-up
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the Labour Party Caucus has elected three new ministers to the Cabinet. The new Cabinet ministers are: Steve Chadwick, MP for Rotorua Shane Jones, MP Maryan Street, MP
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00576.htm


9: Urewera 17 Profile: Valerie Morse
Julie Webb-Pullman

Scoop.co.nz is continuing to profilie each of the so-called terrorists arrested on Monday 15th October and now known as the Urewera 17. Our fourth profile is of well-known Wellington activist Valerie Morse whose name suppression was lifted in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00020.htm


10: Science, society and sustainability in New Zealand
New Zealand Government

31 October 2007 Speech notes “First to see the light” - Science, society and sustainability in New Zealand
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00011.htm


11: National announces policing policies
New Zealand National Party

The police’s crime fighting toolkit will be expanded under a National government and more powers will be given to clamp down on gangs, says National Party Leader John Key.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00003.htm


12: Urewera 17 Profile: Emily Bailey
Julie Webb-Pullman

It wasn’t rain falling on the leaves that woke Emily Bailey around 6.30am Monday 15th, but burly armed police stumbling and falling down the bank as they surrounded and unceremoniously dragged her and her companion from their tent in its quiet bush ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00021.htm


13: 5 Members Of Urewera 17 Escape "Terror" Charges
Alastair Thompson

Five of the 17 people arrested Monday morning in so-called "Terrorist" suppression operations by the NZ Police are not being pursued further by the Police for offences under the Terrorism Suppression Act.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00445.htm


14: 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


15: OKTA Touches Down In NZ
Telecom New Zealand

Telecom revealed today New Zealand’s first TouchFLO™ mobile phone, the keyless mobile that signals how New Zealanders are likely to use mobiles in the future.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00003.htm


16: NZ Water Fuel Car Demonstrates World First
NZ Biofuels

As part of the Greenfleet Class of the Panasonic World Solar Challenge 2007 New Zealand company Bios Fuel Corporation has demonstrated what many believe to be the impossible - running a virtually unmodified diesel engine on their H2W+ fuel blend comprising ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00017.htm


17: "Terror" Police Raids Are Expensive For Arrestees
Friends Of Wellington Terror Arrestees

Police raids under the guise of terrorism suppression are expensive for arrestees. The Police campaign to justify their decision to raid houses all around the country in a fishing expedition for evidence of a ‘terrorist plot’ is ongoing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00447.htm


18: RAAF Farewells 'City Of Sydney' Boeing 707
Australian Defence Force

Originally built for Qantas Airways, the aircraft flew for the first time in 1968. It was purchased by the RAAF in 1983 for use in strategic airlift, capable of carrying passengers and cargo.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00032.htm


19: HIV must be classified as "Notifiable Disease"
Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.

The Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc. P.O. Box 13-683 Johnsonville Press Release 31 October 2007 HIV must be classified as “Notifiable Disease”
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00008.htm


20: EU President Meets On Energy And Climate Change
European Union

President Barroso will meet today with his high level Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change to discuss forthcoming challenges on climate change, including the UN Ministerial meeting in Bali on 3 December.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00794.htm


21: The Fastest Growing New Entrant Business in NZ
Ezi-Pay

At locations around New Zealand last night, the Deloitte/Unlimited Fast 50 announced, Ezi-Pay Ltd. as the ‘fastest growing new entrant’, the ‘fastest growing wholesale, retail, distribution or transport business’ and the silver medal in the overall ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00028.htm


22: MildGreens: Open Letter to National's Mr Key.
Mild Greens

Since when does the requirement for 1250 more police signal 'success' when in reality it is a sign of abject failure. These additional resources are not free Mr Key. A sign of successful policing would a thousand less Police, Mr Key.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00017.htm


23: Radio Spectrum Auction set for December
New Zealand Government

The government has taken another key step towards the roll-out of wireless broadband access services to all New Zealanders, Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00030.htm


24: Maharey - “First to see the light”
New Zealand Government

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here in Washington DC to speak to so many outstanding people.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00009.htm


25: Vestar / Bridgecorp investors soon to look forward
EUFA

MSF New Zealand who own Vestar were reported yesterday as giving a "lifeline" to Bridgecorp investors.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00001.htm


26: FULL COVERAGE: Clark's Cabinet Re-Shuffle
Scoop Full Coverage

Young Uns, Women And Maori Head For Cabinet - Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the Labour Party Caucus has elected three new ministers to the Cabinet. The new Cabinet ministers are: Steve Chadwick, MP for Rotorua Shane Jones, MP Maryan Street, MP Helen ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00005.htm


27: World Cancer Research Fund Report a challenge
University of Otago

The World Cancer Research Fund report on the role of food, nutrition and physical activity on the prevention of cancer provides a timely challenge for the incoming Minister of Health, according to University of Otago Wellington researchers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00020.htm


28: Better late than never says Turia
The Maori Party

Tariana Turia is today delighted that the Labour Party is this weekend set to debate a remit at their annual conference to enshrine the Treaty of Waitangi into the constitution of New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00020.htm


29: Government Can’t Ignore Prostate Cancer
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the Government is not doing enough to help fight one of the most serious health threats to New Zealand men – prostate cancer.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00027.htm


30: Ministerial List for Announcement on 31 October 07
New Zealand Government

Portfolios 1 Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministerial Services Minister in Charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service Minister Responsible for the GCSB 2 Hon Dr Michael Cullen Deputy Prime Minister Minister of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00577.htm

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