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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 6 November 2007



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

1: Family First Calls for Advertising Boycott

Family First Lobby.

Family First is calling for families to boycott companies advertising during TV3’s first episode of the drug, sex and vomit-laden Californication this Thursday night.

2: Nicky Hager: How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist?

Nicky Hager

The Solicitor-General will shortly make a decision whether to approve terrorism charges against the Maori, peace and environmental activists arrested last month. Nicky Hager describes how the decision will be made and the factors the Solicitor-General needs ...

3: New Website For Kiwi Car Buyers

Land Transport New Zealand

A new consumer information website for Kiwi car buyers goes live today, aimed at helping New Zealand motorists find safe, clean and fuel-efficient vehicles.

4: Cheney Pursuing Nuclear Ambitions of His Own

Jason Leopold

While Dick Cheney has been talking tough over the years about Iran's alleged nuclear activities, the vice president has been quietly pursuing nuclear ambitions of his own.

5: 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 ...

6: What does Peak Oil mean for Investors?

John Rofe

The concept of a coming peak and then decline of oil supplies has been ridiculed because those who knew the numbers of how much is in the ground have been able to easily argue that all it takes, is for a higher price to encourage people to either ...

7: Total overhaul of real estate industry announced

New Zealand Government

Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove has today announced the government’s decisions reforming real estate law, which include an end to the industry’s self-regulation and a range of new consumer protection measures such as an independent complaints ...

8: 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.

9: 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 ...

10: More of the same from business lobby

Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace New Zealand has slammed a report, commissioned by business lobbyists, which calls for the proposed emissions trading scheme to be weakened

11: Clark misleads over tax cuts

New Zealand National Party

Helen Clark has misled the public over personal tax cuts and the advice the Labour Government has received over many years about room for tax cuts, says National Party Leader John Key.

12: The Gladiator's Biggest Game Only On Maori TV

Maori TV

When Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes Court decided to join forces to buy the South Sydney Rugby League Team, no one could have predicted the upheaval that was to come.

13: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 6 November 07

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Transport: What reaction has she received to the launch of Sea Change, the draft domestic sea freight strategy?

14: Anne Else: Untangling The Zoe's Ark Affair

Anne Else

Extraordinary how one event can raise so many major issues. No, I’m not talking about the New Zealand police raids and arrests of 17 “terrorists’, but the even more bizarre case of the 103 African “orphans”.

15: Two Drinks A Day May Not Keep The Doctor Away

NZ Drug Foundation

It may be a myth that moderate drinking is good for the heart, says Dr Graham Gulbransen, of Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS), Auckland.

16: Flag KiwiSaver – Book Review

Return On Funds Employed Ltd

At a time when many NZ investors have either not made money in their international funds or actually lost money with local finance companies and are now utterly confused as to what to do, author John Rofe has written a no-nonsense, practical handbook ...

17: 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 ...

18: A quieter Guy Fawkes pleases Fire Service

The Fire Service

One of the quietest Guy Fawkes nights on record has the Fire Service praising the responsible attitude to fireworks shown by New Zealanders.

19: Press Conference, Chris Hill At Japan Press Club

US State Department

This will be the first time those facilities have ever been disabled. And, of course, the idea of disablement is to create a situation where it is very difficult to bring those facilities back online and certainly a very expensive, difficult prospect of ...

20: Maori Anglican Church angry at Tuhoe action

Anglican Church in Aotearoa

The breath and depth of Maori anger at police tactics during the armed offender’s squad raid at Ruatoki was underlined at the Runanganui, or parliament, of Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa (the Maori stream of the Anglican Church) which held its two-yearly meeting ...

21: 2007 Florida Democratic Party Convention, Part 2

Rosalea Barker

The second day’s event schedule starts with an 8am breakfast entitled “The Future of Florida”, the proceeds from which will benefit the Florida Young Democrats, followed by the Democratic Convention General Session, a three-hour pep rally, which ...

22: Myth of 'thousands' of UNIPCC climate scientists

New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

"The time is well overdue to destroy the myth that there are 'thousands' of scientists supporting claims of catastrophic global warming," says Owen McShane, chair of the policy panel of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.

23: Toy Store One Of NZ’s Fastest Growing Companies


Mount Maunganui based iQ Toys has been identified in the Deloitte "Fast 50" Awards 2007, as one of New Zealand’s fastest growing companies. The award marks three years of strong growth for the company, which this year relocated from Cambridge ...

24: Robson-on-politics - 6th November 2007

Matt Robson

Count-down to Election 2008: 12 months to go With a general election due in November 2008, the fifth MMP election in New Zealand history, it is a good time to review the general political situation.

25: 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.

26: Schoolgirl Captivates Millions

Skip Ink

For more information, please contact Sandra Roberts 021525104 or email: Please advise if you wish to unsubscribe to these entertainment bulletins.

27: 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.

28: Scoop Images: Greens Remember Rod Donald

Kevin List

The Green Party today marked the second anniversary of the death of Co-Leader Rod Donald, by gathering after caucus beside his kowhai tree in Parliament grounds.

29: Anything Now Goes In Parliament - Hide

ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Rodney Hide was today disappointed that Speaker Margaret Wilson had turned down his complaint of privilege against Labour Minister Trevor Mallard for assaulting National MP Tau Henare.

30: Council Staff Shocked At Attack from New Mayor

Public Service Association

Far North District Council staff are shocked that the district’s new Mayor has begun his first term by insulting and threatening them and scrapping all of the previous council’s committees.


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