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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 2 November 2007



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

1: Bush Vote Thief Caught in Senate Spotlight

Black Agenda Report

Aware that Republicans have little chance of hanging onto the White House without yet another massive minority voter suppression campaign, the Bush men are busily deploying their criminal cadre in key election-stealing positions. Arch vote-thief ...

2: 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 ...

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3: 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 ...

4: "Terror" Prosecution Hits A Suppression Snag

Alastair Thompson

The four members of the Urewera 17 who are now only facing "Arms Act" charges cannot have evidence obtained against them under interception warrants sought by the police in relation to Terrorism Suppression Act (TSA) charges used against them.

5: 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 ...

6: Hairy Men Unattractive To Kiwi Women

Johnson and Johnson

It might be Movember – the month to grow a moustache in support of men’s health – but when it comes to romance Kiwi women say no to the mo’ and prefer their men clean shaven.

7: 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."

8: Three Siblings Among The 17 "Terror" Accused

Joseph Barratt

“Mōrena” resounded from a packed public gallery at the Auckland District Court this morning when Tuhoe activist Tame Iti greeted supporters from the dock.

9: NZ-led nuclear weapons resolution succeeds at UN

New Zealand Government

“A New Zealand-led resolution which aims to reduce the high alert status of thousands of nuclear weapons has won strong support at the United Nations General Assembly,” Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff announced today.

10: 'Political Environment' Stalls Taser's Rollout

Kevin List

Delegates at the Police Association's conference were told yesterday that by Superintendent Tony McLeod there was 'no option but to withdraw the Taser for the period of the evaluation' after the initial trial period had finished.

11: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

NZ Centre For Political Debate

With the average Kiwi family being more than $5,000 better off living in Australia than New Zealand, it is no wonder that almost 500 New Zealanders a week are packing up for life across the Tasman. According to the Australian Immigration statistics, ...

12: U.S. ‘Bwana' Goes ‘Big Game' Hunting for Iraqis

Black Agenda Report

In the early 20th Century Philippines, U.S. troops called "enemy" fighters "niggers" and "injuns," as surrogates for the people they despised back home. In Vietnam, the "Cong" were "gooks" and "dinks" - never human. The "bad guys" in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

13: 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.

14: 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.

15: Scoop Video Doco: Tonga – Class Restored

Scoop Video

Scoop Doco: One year after 16/11 the riots that left 80 percent of Nuku'Alofa destroyed by fire, Scoop returns to Tonga to find out what has happened to those seeking democratic reform in Tonga.

16: Burma Protest Showed Web Effectiveness, Frailty

US Information Service

Media coverage of the pro-democracy protests in Burma depended largely on the bravery and technical know-how of the country's few citizens who had access to the Internet and cellular phones. However, Burma's military rulers also showed the challenges ...

17: Northern Tip Of Miramar Peninsula Cordoned Off

New Zealand Police

Northern Tip Of Miramar Peninsula Cordoned Off New Zealand Police Wellington News Release 5:48pm 2 November 2007 http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release.html?id=3469

18: 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.

19: 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 ...

20: Wellington sky explodes with colour for Guy Fawkes

Wellington City Council

One of Wellington’s most colourful events, the Pelorus Trust Sky Show, returns to Wellington on Monday 5 November.

21: "Terror" Accused Bail Hearing Underway In Auckland

Alastair Thompson

The bail hearing for a "terror" accused activist facing several charges under the Arms Act is underway at Auckland District Court. Both the name and all the submissions to the court are suppressed at present.

22: Heather Roy's Diary

ACT New Zealand

This week's news was dominated by Prime Minister Helen Clark's Cabinet re-shuffle - a re-shuffle so conservative that it bordered on timid.

23: 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.

24: Banned From Canada for a Year for War Protest

Ann Wright

The invitation said six members of the Canadian Parliament were to speak October 25 on Canada's Parliament Hill as members of a panel called "Peacebuilders Without Borders: Challenging the Post-9/11 Canada-US Security Agenda." I arrived at the Ottawa ...

25: Budget Summit Calls For Long Term Plan

Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Business Budget Summit in Wellington today called on the Government to produce a long term plan for personal and corporate tax reform and avoid Budget day surprises.

26: Update On Condition Of Injured NZDF Troops

New Zealand Defence Force

The two NZDF soldiers injured last week in a weapon accident in Afghanistan are to return to New Zealand to convalesce.

27: A "Two-Headed Party," and the Power of a Dime

Bernard Weiner

In essays over the past two weeks, I've speculated about the reasons for the dangerous timidity of our Democratic Party leaders, and came up with quite a number of possibilities . But, as many letter-writers reminded me, I might have left out the main one:

28: Greece, Former Yugoslav Rep. Of Macedonia Meet

United Nations

Representatives of Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia met today in another round of United Nations-led talks over the question of the official name of the latter country and related issues.

29: Top Scoop Stories - 02 November 2007 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

Police "Terror" Raids Bail Hearing Underway / Taser Rollout / Injured NZDF / Agenda TV / Glories Of Australia / Cabinet / Sports Magazine / Business Council / Telecom Q1 Earnings / Didymo / Westpac Profit / Kerifresh / North Korea / Rights In Iran.

30: PM On Agenda this Sunday


The Prime Minister live with Guyon on how her Cabinet reshuffle will define Labour's campaign next year.


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