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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 17 December 2007



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

1: Labour still not listening – even to its own

New Zealand National Party

Outspoken criticism of the Electoral Finance Bill by former Labour Prime Minister Mike Moore shows Labour needs to dump it, says National Party Leader John Key.

2: Nepal: The growing crisis

Hari Bansha Dulal

The Maoist comrades have done it again. And, this time, the victim is a Swiss national Steve Jeannereet. It is a matter of national shame that we cannot ensure safety of tourists that enrich our public purse and enhance our national image.

3: Waikato River Agreement in Principle signed

New Zealand Government

Waikato-Tainui and the Crown have reached a major milestone towards the settlement of the tribe’s Waikato River claim.

4: Gambling harm heightened during holiday season

Gambling Helpline

With the festive season upon us, the Gambling Helpline is urging problem gamblers and affected friends and family to come forward for help. Chief executive of the Gambling Helpline, Krista Ferguson, said harm from problem gambling was particularly ...

5: The Party At Easter Just Got Bigger Again!!


The Party At Easter Just Got Bigger Again!! Legendary Rock Icon, David Coverdale, the former lead singer with DEEP PURPLE brings his band WHITESNAKE to New Zealand for the very first time!

6: Green light for Eden Park’s enhanced design

Eden Park Redevelopment Board

The Eden Park Redevelopment Board today announced it had received Crown approval for an enhanced design for the redevelopment of Eden Park for hosting the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

7: Poll Watch: Two Polls Say National Governs Alone

Scoop Poll Watch

Two voting intention polls over the weekend have given National an outright majority - suggesting that if an election were held now National would be able to govern alone.

8: Another Finance Company gone - Numeria Finance


The following press statement was sent to EUFA. A finance company involved with Capital + Merchant Finance has followed it into receivership.

9: NZ Music Industry Info Bulletin - 17 Dec 2007


This will be the last bulletin until probably mid-late Jan. As it turns out I am very excited to be moving to Whangarei to take up the position running the Arts Promotion Trust in Northland ( starting on 3 January.

10: Voice For Life Marks New Zealand's Abortion Rate

Voice For Life

In 1977 when the legislation was passed, the CS&A Act promised to regulate and reconcile the divisive issue of abortion which existed at that time. The Act provided for the circumstances and procedures under which abortions may be authorized: but only, "after ...

11: Is Japan Secretly Planning A New Whaling Ship?


All around the world, increasing numbers of people are urging Japan to give up its whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Back in Japan however, there is evidence that plans are emerging to build a brand new whaling factory ship.

12: Dog And Six Pups Dumped In River



13: Q&A Following State Council Of Russia And Belarus

Government of Russia

Press statements and answers to journalists' questions following the Session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. "We managed to accomplish a great deal at the bilateral level and with regards to a union state."

14: Worst Oil Spill In History Of Republic Of Korea

United Nations

The United Nations will lead an eight-person team of marine pollution and civil protection experts being deployed today to assess the 7 December oil spill in the Republic of Korea, the worst in the Asian nation's history

15: Stateside With Rosalea: Exclusion Tactics?

Rosalea Barker

The Gannett corporation—owner of 23 television stations and publisher of more than a thousand newspapers, including Air Force Times, Army Times, the Defense News, Federal Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, and 23 daily newspapers across the country, ...

16: Latest report on Iowa Caucus protections

Bev Harris

Ever wonder how the heck a caucus works, whether they are secure from fraud, and if there's anything new to help citizens oversee presidential caucuses? Black Box Voting has identified several areas of concern, reports some good news, and identifies ...

17: Nuclear Weapons, Fools, Folly, & The War Business

Douglas Mattern

The existence of nuclear weapons presents a clear and present danger to life on Earth. Nuclear arms cannot bolster the security of any nation because they represent a threat to the security of the human race. These incredibly destructive weapons ...

18: Pay Isn’t The Key To Keeping Kiwi Workers


Pay Isn’t The Key To Keeping Kiwi Workers – It’s Work-Life Balance And Career Development

19: Telecom Launch World Edition Blackberry In NZ

Telecom New Zealand

Telecom announced today that it will be launching the first World Edition BlackBerry smartphone to New Zealanders.

20: Clark-Cullen Fascism On The Way Out!

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Tonight's TV3 poll showing National with enough support to govern alone, and the Greens falling below 5%, is hugely encouraging for kiwi liberty-lovers, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

21: Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake - Antofagasta, Chile

US Geological Survey

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred 55 km (35 miles) SSE of Tocopilla, Chile, 110 km (65 miles) W of Calama, Chile, 130 km (80 miles) NNE of Antofagasta, Chile, 1215 km (750 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Chile at 1:09 AM MST, Dec 16, 2007 (5:09 AM local time.

22: AA strike first in 105 years

Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union members at the Automobile Association walked off the job today for the first time in the organisations 105 year history after the association refused to maintain their service leave.

23: Kiwijet: Seasons Greetings


As 2007 comes to a close, Kiwijet has just celebrated its first year of incorporation, and boy what a year it has been! I am delighted to report that we are on track to launching Kiwijet in late 2008; despite many obstacles mostly due to the surge in ...

24: Stateside: Prelude to the 2008 Elections, Part 1

Rosalea Barker

This first part of a series, provides background and a summation of activity to date on what has become an extremely hot and divisive topic in the world of verified voting activists: the banning of DREs. Although this April 2007 YouTube video relates specifically ...

25: Top Drivers Sign Up For Toyota Racing Series

Toyota Racing

Three new entries - two top New Zealand single-seater drivers and an international race driver from Iceland - will add to the excitement as the 2007-2008 Toyota Racing Series heads into its second round at Ruapuna near Christchurch in early January. ...

26: Auckland Airport advises against takeover offer

Auckland Airport

The board of Auckland Airport is advising its shareholders to reject the partial takeover offer from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $3.6555 per share.

27: Port of Napier management "feeling the heat"

Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says Port of Napier management are feeling the heat after workers were threatened by trespass notices this morning.

28: Ohio Sec of State: election could have been stolen

Ohio's Secretary of State announced this morning that a $1.9 million official study shows that "critical security failures" are embedded throughout the voting systems in the state that decided the 2004 election. Those failures, she says, "could impact ...

29: Roger Kerr: The Real Downsides of Remoteness

New Zealand Business Roundtable

The downsides of being a small and remote country are often misunderstood. Its small population and distance from markets did not stop New Zealand being one of the world’s wealthiest countries a hundred years ago. Small, open economies can do just fine.

30: Road Service & Vehicle Inspection Strike

Automobile Association

A decision by the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) to call roadservice officers and vehicle inspectors out on strike from 11am today, Monday 17 December 2007, is disappointing for all and the AA hopes that the parties can return to the ...


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