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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 4 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: 2008 Election Sweepstake
The Scoop Team

As has become a tradition 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.

3: Nats break first promise before Election Day
New Zealand Labour Party
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National is off to a flying start with promise breaking, notching up its first broken promise even before polling gets underway, according to Labour’s tertiary education spokesperson Pete Hodgson.

4: Gordon Campbell: How To Watch A US Election
Gordon Campbell

The target to win the Presidency is 270 votes in the US Electoral College, and even the most zealous US patriot would probably concede that this system is an imperfect one. Essentially, it is not really a national election. Fifty-one separate elections ...

5: Is the Election About to Be Stolen?

Last Friday, a federal court judge in Cleveland, Ohio, ordered Michael Connell, an information-technology consultant to the McCain '08 campaign, to give a deposition in a court proceeding. Mr. Connell, whose firm, GovTech Solutions, built Ohio's 2004 ...

6: 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.

7: NZ First Have Not Breached Electoral Act
New Zealand First Party

In September 2008 Rodney Hide MP made a complaint to Police alleging that the New Zealand First return of party donations for 2007 was false and that the Secretary for New Zealand First had therefore committed an offence under s214G of the Electoral ...

8: AUT Rookie Designers In Top Form At NZFW Catwalk
AUT University

New Zealand’s fashion future is in safe hands judging by the design talent on display at AUT’s Rookie show last Friday night.

9: Affordable homes for all New Zealanders
New Zealand Labour Party

Housing Minister Maryan Street today released Labour’s housing policies, including plans for a new approach to sustainable urban development and to grow investment in not-for-profit housing providers

10: Key launches action plan
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key has today laid out his plans for the first 100 days of being sworn into office, should National be elected by New Zealanders on Saturday to lead the next Government.

11: 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...

12: Greens And Nats Engage In Robust Disussion On ETS
Kevin List

This morning Federated farmers launched their 2008 manifesto in front of assembled media politicians and high quality fake sheep. At the launch Green Party co-leader Russel Norman and National's Agricuture spokesperson David Carter had a robust discussion ...

13: Bin The Campaign Material
NZ Paper Forum

As New Zealand gears up to Saturday’s election, 1.5 million households are receiving campaign leaflets from hundreds of MPs and prospective MPs across the country. The Paper Forum is today asking people to put these campaign leaflets into the recycling ...

14: Voters Support Mahuta In Maori Television Poll
Maori Television Service

A political poll commissioned by Maori Television shows that incumbent Labour MP for the Hauraki Waikato seat, Nanaia Mahuta, gathers 56 per cent of Maori voters’ support – a 13 point lead over Angeline Greensill of the Maori Party (43 per cent). ...

15: Nats roll out 'pork barrel' in Tauranga
New Zealand Labour Party

National's deliberately misleading pledge to build the Tauranga Central Corridor within five to six years has no more substance than its earlier pledge to complete the Waikato Expressway within 10 years at a cost of an extra $790 million, says Transport ...

16: CO3 Targeted For Representing Vedanta Mining Co.
Survival International

Survival International has targeted corporate social responsibility consultancy CO3 for representing British mining company Vedanta Resources, and is urging CO3 to resign its account in the interest of human rights.

17: Is The Election About To Be Stolen In Ohio?
Scoop Link

Last Friday, a federal court judge in Cleveland, Ohio, ordered Michael Connell, an information-technology consultant to the McCain '08 campaign, to give a deposition in a court proceeding.

18: Stop the pork barrel Muldoonism
Progressive Party

The $100 million pork barrel announcement by National in Tauranga today is the best possible reason for infrastructure investment to be handled through an infrastructure bank, Progressive MP Jim Anderton says.

19: Celebrate A Burn Free Guy Fawkes

Safekids New Zealand, with the support of the New Zealand Fire Service, is advocating for a fun and colourful Guy Fawkes celebration this November, burns free with safety guidelines for families and children.

20: Punters interest high in the Melbourne Cup
NZ Racing Board

The possibility of a New Zealand trained horse snatching victory in the Melbourne Cup for the first time in seven years has punters lining up at their local TAB stores to be part of the excitement.

21: Will Nats support Feds' rural feudalism
Green Party

The Green Party is calling on National to make clear whether they support or oppose proposals from Federated Farmers to set up a rural gerrymander at local government level as proposed today in the Feds' Manifesto.

22: Indonesia: Bali Bombers Will Soon Be Executed
Amnesty International

Amnesty International is deeply disappointed by Indonesia's recent announcement that the Bali bombers will soon be executed, which represents a reversal of the global trend towards the abolition of the death penalty.

23: Key green lights Tauranga Central Corridor
New Zealand National Party

In a visit to Tauranga today, National Party Leader John Key confirmed a National-led Government will build the Tauranga Central Corridor.

24: Crown accounts reflect global finance market woes
New Zealand Government

The Financial Statements of the Government for the first three months of the current financial year, released by the Treasury earlier today, reflect the period of disruption and weakness in global financial markets, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen.

25: Kiwi scanner could end mass chaos of anthrax hoaxe
Foundation For Research Science And Technology

The often-massive disruption caused by hoax anthrax scares could be ended thanks to a Christchurch company’s invention of a hand-held scanner that quickly and accurately identifies the presence of potentially lethal spores in powder samples.

26: 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.

27: Biodiesel energy crop field days in Southland
Biodiesel New Zealand

Biodiesel New Zealand is hosting a series of South Island field days in November to give potential oilseed rape growers an opportunity to learn more about the crop and progress made by the business since its first harvests earlier this year.

28: Ikaroa Rawhiti Voters Split In MTS Poll
Maori Television Service

A political poll commissioned by Maori Television indicates that there is very little difference in the level of voters’ support between the two main candidates standing for the Maori seat of Ikaroa Rawhiti.

29: Wammo n Helen Clark On Fighting Nats To The Grave
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to the Prime Minister Helen Clark who says she will “play opposition” to what John Key stands for “to the grave”… When asked if she was prepared to face John Key and National from the opposition benches Helen Clark ...

30: SAR in Tasman District, 7:00am 4 Nov 2008
New Zealand Police

After an intensive localized search of the upper Crooked River, Adrian Brears was located at 11.45am this morning safe and well. The missing 37 year old fisherman had been overdue from a trout fishing venture since last evening.

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