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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 3 2008


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

1: National's 05 Move On Provinces Cements 08 Gains

STATE OF IT by Selwyn Manning

Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning considers why Labour's party list vote has failed to fire. Was this due to a seeping unease shown by it losing votes, bleeding support from the provinces to National way back in 2005? Also, here are the predictions!

2: Scathing report on post-election Zimbabwe
Amnesty International

Voting for the wrong political party in the upcoming New Zealand election will not land you in jail or a torture camp. Nor would you expect to be beaten, or arbitrarily arrested by the police. However this is the grim reality documented in Amnesty International's ...

3: Act's zero tolerance for original ideas
Green Party
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While the Green Party are pleased we are so high in the polls that Act is spending its small broadcasting allocation to attack us, we'd much rather they observed their own policy of 'zero tolerance for crime', Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons ...

4: Shell Leads 6 Cent Drop In Petrol And Diesel
Shell New Zealand

Shell has again led a price decrease with a 6 cent drop in petrol and diesel prices, effective 10am this morning, Monday 3 November.

5: Kerikeri: Homicide investigation launched
New Zealand Police

On Saturday evening 1 November 2008, a 15 year old girl was reported missing in Kerikeri. Her disappearance was out of character. The missing girl and her parents had recently moved from Kerikeri to Auckland. She was visiting friends in Kerikeri for the weekend.

6: Helicopter Used For Travel During Campaign
New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters says New Zealand First has used helicopters for travel during two election campaigns – but not for campaigning itself.

7: Oprah Sees Own Pres. Vote Dropped By Touch-Screen

'I went back to check it, it had not recorded my presidential vote!' Says Terrified, Potentially Disenfranchised Queen of Television...

8: Peter Dunne: Vela fisheries story - the facts
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says today's Dominion Post story linking him to Vela Fisheries is nothing more than a massive beat-up designed to embarrass him just before the election.

9: Scoop.co.nz 2008 Election Sweepstake
The Scoop Team

As has become a tradition Scoop.co.nz is again holding its election Sweepstake. You, the reader get to pick the numbers of seats for each party and whoever gets the closest answer will win something nice.

10: Morrison & Co - A Measurable Goal for New Zealand
Morrison and Co.

NZ lacks a common purpose. No-one knows exactly what we want. We hanker for a return to the times when we were one of the wealthiest countries in the world. We want everyone to be better off, knowing that individual wealth does not result in freedom from ...

11: National schools policy takes us back to the 1990s
Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

National has waited till the last week of the election campaign to confirm its education policies will mark a return to policies it promoted in the darkest days of the 1990s.

12: TrustPower Opens Australian Wind Farm

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.

13: 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.

14: 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.

15: Nine years doing nothing, admits Dalziel
New Zealand National Party

National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee is appalled that after nine years, Labour is still trying to blame a previous Government for the energy sector problems which have escalated under their watch.

16: Anderton: Dunedin Chamber of Commerce
Progressive Party

I want to make a few comments about the election as I see it going into the last few days of campaigning. And I want to talk to you as business people about the choices facing New Zealand.

17: Agenda - PM Pre-election Interview Transcript

Helen Clark is attempting what is almost the politically impossible in New Zealand. Next Saturday she will try and win a fourth election in a row

18: Vote for the Maori Party is a Vote for Papatuanuku
The Maori Party

The Maori Party is thrilled to receive an 87% rating from ‘Vote for the Environment’ supported by Greenpeace and ECO.

19: Bold Steps to Support Hi-Speed Broadband
Southern Cross Cable Network

Southern Cross Cable Network today announced further initiatives to support hi-speed broadband in New Zealand and Australia.

20: Would Dems Cover Up Neo-Con Election Fraud?
Mark Adams

In the previous article in this series, Have American Elections Really Been Stolen? Part 1 in the 'Democracy' in America Series – The Proof information was provided showing that the official vote 'count' was wrong in Florida’s 2006 Congressional ...

21: Federated Farmers support dangerous old Socialist
ACT New Zealand

"I was amazed to hear the President of Federated Farmers praising a minister whose avowed policy is to destroy the country's economic lifeblood, namely farming", said John Ormond - ACT Spokesman for Agriculture.

22: Billy Connolly -- Beware! He's Back
Skip Ink

OUTRAGEOUS comedian BILLY CONNOLLY announces that he's set to wreak havoc again in New Zealand. The rabald Scotsman with a penchant for lycra, trikes and nude bungy jumping is bringing his whacky comedy show back in February and March.

23: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Favoured To Become President
Republican Movement of Aotearoa NZ

"The votes are in and counted for New Zealand's first 'presidential' election - just a day before the US goes to the polls to elect a new president" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand.

24: Disability Services Priority signalled
New Zealand Labour Party

Minister of Health David Cunliffe today announced a $ 91.375 million funding package over five years to improve wages and conditions for disability support and increase accessibility to services.

25: ACT says Federated Farmers misguided on ETS
ACT New Zealand

"The ETS is a disaster for New Zealand farmers and businesses," said Kath McCabe, ACT Candidate for Mt Albert.

26: Genesis Energy considers bond issue
Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy is currently considering an offer of bonds to the New Zealand public in either late 2008 or the first half of 2009 if market conditions allow.

27: Charlie’s launches Vitamin Water

Locally owned and operated beverage brand Charlie’s has today confirmed its entrance into the Vitamin Water drinks category. ‘Charlie’s Vitamin Water’ will be ‘Prescribed Drinking’ this summer as consumers join the world wide trend towards waters loaded ...

28: Wallace & Manning It's Turning Blue Sth Of Bombay!
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman and Scoop's Selwyn Manning discuss should National pitche itself well this week, especially in the provinces, all electorates south of Manurewa to New Plymouth could turn blue – the closest exception to this being ...

29: Progressive Supports Fire Safety – Not Fireworks
Progressive Enterprises

Rather than sell fireworks, Progressive Enterprises is teaming up with the New Zealand Fire Service to improve fire awareness.

30: Prioritise policies for children
Every Child Counts

“Policies for children need to be a top priority in any confidence and supply or coalition talks taking place after the election on Saturday”, says Every Child Counts[1].

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