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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 2 2008

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

1: Clark not credible on Williams as 'lone gunman'

New Zealand National Party

National Party Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says "Helen Clark's claim this morning that Mike Williams acted as the lone gunman in Labour's neutron dirt attack" is not credible.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00016.htm


2: State Radio Insults Political Party
Libertarianz Party

Following distribution of the Libertarianz broadcasting policy on Friday, Radio New Zealand Political Editor Liz Banas went bananas and responded with the view that the Libertarianz are "nutbars".
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00005.htm


3: ACLU Stops Illegal Voter Purges in Michigan
Michael Collins

Judge Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an order that ends the Michigan Secretary of State's unlawful purging of voters from the registration rolls ( court decision ).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00007.htm


4: Guy Fawke’s fireworks to thrill !
Te Rangi Huata

Taupo residents will experience the excitement, sights and feel of a massive fireworks display right in front of them for the Starlight Cinema Fireworks Spectacular at Owen Delany Park this Friday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00003.htm


5: Wanaka search and rescue update
Maritime New Zealand

Aerial, water and shoreline searches are continuing on and around Lake Wanaka for missing helicopter pilot Morgan Saxton.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00005.htm


6: Clark betrays most needy Kiwis
New Zealand National Party

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says Helen Clark should explain why Labour’s ‘promise and hope’ job loss package fails to cater for the most needy New Zealanders.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00008.htm


7: America Achieves What the Soviet Union Couldn't
Lindsay Perigo

The likely victory of socialist Barack Obama in Tuesday's presidential election is an indictment of Airhead America, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00011.htm


8: Date Announced For 2009 Mission Concert
Professional Public Relations NZ Ltd

The date for the much anticipated, annual Mission Estate Winery Concert has been confirmed as Saturday, 28th February 2009.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00002.htm


9: Support for distressed mortgage borrowers
New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Michael Cullen has exchanged letters with each of the country's largest mortgage lending banks which outline the approach that banks will take into account when handling mortgage customers facing servicing problems in the challenging ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00010.htm


10: Expert group backs National’s Herceptin policy
New Zealand National Party

Expert group backs National’s Herceptin policy National's Health spokesman Tony Ryall welcomes today's release of the New Zealand Guidelines Group (NZGG) draft consultation document on best practice guidelines on the management of early breast cancer.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00009.htm


11: Wholesale funding guarantee facility
New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today announced that the Crown will offer a wholesale funding guarantee facility to investment-grade financial institutions in New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00011.htm


12: Chamber welcomes faster roll out of fast broadband
Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The accelerated roll out of super fast broadband confirmed today in Labour’s economic stimulus package was welcomed by Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00008.htm


13: Health should be free and universal - Alliance
New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party in announcing its health policy today stressed that it was the only party in this election that was offering truly free and universal health care for all New Zealanders, according to health spokesperson, Tom Dowie. "Our party wants ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00010.htm


14: Provisional Tax Changes will help small business
Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The proposed changes to provisional tax confirmed in Labour’s economic package unveiled today will be especially welcomed by small and medium sized business, Michael Barnett chief executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00006.htm


15: Cycle to your polling booth on voting day!
Cycling Advocates Network

The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) is calling for all cyclists to cycle to their polling booth this Election wearing bright safety clothing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00007.htm


16: More MMA Global Award Nominations for Hyperfactory
Hyperfactory

Another Year, Another Set of MMA Global Award Nominations for The Hyperfactory The World’s Most Award-Winning Mobile Agency Has Yet Another Opportunity to Clear More Room in its Trophy Case New York, October 29, 2008 – In what has become an annual ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0811/S00002.htm


17: TrustPower Opens Australian Wind Farm
TrustPower

New Zealand based TrustPower has today held the official public opening of Stage 1 of its first Australian wind farm, located at Snowtown 170km north of Adelaide.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00007.htm


18: Fishery Officer Seek Protection
National Union of Public Employees

“While dog control officers rightly carry batons and sometimes pepper spray to protect themselves from menacing or dangerous dogs, fishery officers in the same situation are told to look around for something to protect themselves like a garden ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00006.htm


19: Key welcomes Act pledge to help change the Govt
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key has welcomed a pledge of post-election support from Act Leader Rodney Hide.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00006.htm


20: Promoting and protecting Kiwi jobs
New Zealand Labour Party

Prime Minister Helen Clark today released more details of Labour’s comprehensive plan to promote and protect Kiwi jobs during the international downturn.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00015.htm


21: Tens Of Thousands Vote Early
Chief Electoral Office

At least 58,000 people have already voted in the 2008 general election, with the number of votes expected to soar by Friday as people who aren't in their electorate on Election Day vote in advance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00009.htm


22: Unionize to beat redundancy pain
Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says that membership in a union is the best strategy for workers to get protections at a time of international economic turmoil.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00008.htm


23: Adding new rungs to the ladder of opportunity
New Zealand National Party

"I am determined to ensure our school system helps every New Zealand child to climb the ladder of opportunity," says National Party Leader John Key in releasing his party's schools policy during a rally at Upper Hutt College.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00013.htm


24: Silver Fern Farms’ ‘Back In The Black’
Silver Fern Farms

Dunedin – Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand’s leading marketer and exporter of red meat, has returned to financial profitability for the 12 months to end 31 August 2008 on the strength of a more favourable exchange rate, increased throughputs and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00001.htm


25: Search continues near Wanaka
National Rescue Coordination Centre

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) says that the search is continuing for a missing a Robinson R22 helicopter and its sole occupant. The helicopter was last seen north of Wanaka.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00004.htm


26: Trade in cut flowers and foliage to USA resumes
Biosecurity Council

New Zealand cut flower and foliage growers, who export product to the USA, are about to receive an early Christmas present.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00003.htm


27: Housing shortages for NZ's most vulnerable
Salvation Army

A report by The Salvation Army estimates a housing shortfall of at least 2500 dwellings has emerged in Auckland in the past year, mainly hitting neighbourhoods already suffering from the economic downturn.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00012.htm


28: Boobs on Bikes Targeted at ‘Impotent" politicians
Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ says that the Boobs on Bikes parade planned for Wellington next Friday and finishing on the steps of Parliament will be a symbol of the failure of politicians to act to protect families from the harmful effects of pornography.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00002.htm


29: A South Asian Pitfall for the New President
J. Sri Raman

Far from Barack Obama's battleground, a second-tier city in India's deep south witnessed, on October 26, a fervently devout mass prayer for the Democratic candidate's victory in the presidential election of November 4. The man behind the event, a P. R. Krishnakumar, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00006.htm


30: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 1 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

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