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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 5 November 2007



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

1: Memo to President Bush—Put Rice on Ice!

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

You said a few days ago, "History teaches us that underestimating the words of evil, ambitious men is a terrible mistake. Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. And the question ...

2: Paul Buchanan: A Comment On Terrorist Conspiracy

Paul G. Buchanan

The subject of terrorism in New Zealand has taken on the character of political theater, as a form of tragic comedy where important questions of rights and rules serve as the backdrop to what will be a long journey through the courts for those arrested ...

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3: Len Richards Responds To Alleged Assault Claims

Len Richards

Len Richards: "Television coverage by TVNZ that was shown on the TV1 news gives lie to the claims made that I hit protester Jared Phillips with a megaphone outside the Labour Party conference on Saturday. The TV3 and Scoop footage supplied by Solidarity ...

4: "Shame" Calls Target Left-Leaning Labourites

Joseph Barratt

Cries of “shame” met Labour party members as they entered the annual Labour conference earlier today as protesters gathered outside.

5: PM: Address to Labour Party Annual Conference

New Zealand Government

So that gives Labour more choices – not to break the bank and sacrifice our country’s stability, but to deliver Budgets which continue to strengthen the economy and services, and deliver hard working New Zealanders a direct dividend through a personal tax ...

6: Delegation had no intention to confront protesters

Jill Ovens

Much has been said based on TV footage of the demonstration outside the Labour Party Conference on Saturday. The union delegation that went to engage with the protesters had no intention of confronting them. In fact, it was quite the opposite.

7: 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.

8: Agenda: Prime Minister Helen Clark


Prime Minister Helen Clark is blaming Treasury for her refusal up till now to agree to tax cuts. She claims she has not been able to agree to cuts because of inadequate fiscal forecasts from Treasury.

9: 80% Of Bon Jovi Tickets Gone In First 5 Days

Touring Musicians

Bon Jovi has already proved not only to be a hit in Christchurch but is attracting a volume of sales from people heading south from Wellington and Nelson but a great exodus from Auckland. Promoter Phil Sprey of Capital C: Concerts said,

10: Michael Cullen Speech On Social Justice

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark, my ministerial and parliamentary colleagues, fellow-members of the Labour Party, tena kotou katoa.

11: Police Yet Again Disappointed With Weekend Results

New Zealand Police

Police had another busy weekend in Auckland City with Guy Faulkes and the Labour Party meeting however they did manage to carry out a Drink Drive Operation which targeted the Motorway on ramps.

12: The Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular

Christchurch City Council

> The Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular > > Families are in for a treat of the senses on Monday 5th November, with a program set to be a light, sound and atmospheric sensation - but you'll need to tune your headphones into The Breeze 94.5 ...

13: A Separatist Constitution for New Zealand?

Libertarianz Party

"With the entrenchment of treaty separatism already a fact in New Zealand law and the abolishment of the Privy Council," Libertarianz Maori Spokesman Tim Wikiriwhi said today, "It only remains for Labour to draw up a constitution to act as divine ...

14: Don't hand pest control to hunters

Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Handing control of introduced pests over to hunters will set back conservation 100 years, Forest & Bird says.

15: Urgent Search For Missing Man With Children

New Zealand Police

WHANGAREI Police are conducting an investigation into the current whereabouts of James TOBY, a 54 year old male Maori, in relation to a domestic incident at Onerahi at 10.30 p.m. on Sunday the 4th November 2007.

16: Cullen says ‘me-too’ on health

New Zealand National Party

National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says Michael Cullen’s announcements on future health spending directly contradict his position before the 2005 election.

17: PM Ignores Moral and Safety Issues

Family First Lobby.

Family First is warning parents to beware of attempts by calls by the Prime Minister to vaccinate schoolgirls as young as 12 against the HPV Virus.

18: Biggest new car sales month for 18 years

Motor Industry Association

The new vehicle market demonstrated continuing strength with 7904 new cars registered in October. It was an 11.7% increase on September, a 1.5% increase on October 2006, and represented the largest number of new cars sold in any month since June 1989.

19: King Tut's Mummy On Public Display For First Time

VOA News

The face of the ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun has been shown to the public for the first time since his tomb was discovered 85 years ago. King Tut's mummy has been moved into a special display case where it will be better protected from dust and ...

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Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

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21: Body Located In Whangarei Harbour

New Zealand Police

A body, believed to be that of Dr Geoffrey Martin Wallace, has just been located in the Whangärei Harbour.

22: Do Economists Agree on Anything? Yes!

New Zealand Business Roundtable

You sometimes hear the line that if all the world's economists were laid end to end, they wouldn't reach a conclusion. This is something of a cheap shot.

23: Labour plans to railroad law allowing card rort

New Zealand National Party

National Party Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says Labour is planning to railroad a law that legitimises the 2005 pledge card rort through Parliament under urgency.

24: Six to vie for Exporter of the Year award

Export New Zealand

The ANZ Regional Export Awards have reached their successful conclusions and six regional winners are thrilled to be competing for the Export New Zealand National Emerging Exporter of the Year honour to be presented at the 2007 New Zealand Export ...

25: Drink And Drugs Culture Is Timebomb

New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First MP Pita Paraone has expressed concern about the misuse of drink and drugs in New Zealand.

26: Dean – Govt Sits Back On Salvia Divinorum Sales

New Zealand National Party

National MP Jacqui Dean said it was unfair to expect communities to police the sale of drugs like Salvia Divinorum while the Government sat back and watched.

27: HIV epidemic and NZAF - a flawed crock

Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.

The Society is concerned that despite millions of dollars of taxpayer funds having been poured into the NZ AIDS Foundation (NZAF) each year, the numbers of new HIV infections diagnosed each year among “men-who-have-sex-with-men” (homosexuals ...

28: Karen Hughes, "PR" and Perverted Science

Sherwood Ross

The reason Henry Ford succeeded brilliantly in obtaining positive publicity for his Ford Motor Co. is that he manufactured a quality product and, for many years, treated his employees with unrivaled generosity, deference, and respect. Perhaps only Ford's ...

29: Red-herring in the Horn: Somalia’s latest drama

Abukar Arman

For almost two decades, the Somali political theatre was inundated with random episodes of tragic comedies that frustrated the average observer and fatigued donor countries lined up to that funded numerous failed projects to solve the Somali conundrum.

30: Stay on your couch and help people of Vietnam

Nelson Media Agency

Reality telly has asked you to vote for almost everything - and now it's for your favourite aid project.


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