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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 15 2008

Published: Thu 16 Oct 2008 08:55 AM
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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Campaign 2008 - The Superhero vs Monster Movie
Lyndon Hood
A GIGANTIC MONSTER is rampaging across the country, devouring financial institutions and leaving a trail of ruined economy. SUPER NATIONAL PARTY LEADER GUY (SNPLG) lands in front of the Onlookers, wearing an unfortunate latex outfit.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00214.htm
2: John Key – fast and loose with numbers last night
New Zealand Labour Party
John Key was playing fast and loose with the facts in last night's television debate, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00324.htm
3: Parties And Candidates For 2008 Election
Chief Electoral Office
The Chief Electoral Office has released the nominations for the 2008 General Election, with 19 registered political parties and 681 candidates contesting the election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00245.htm
4: Deady & Manning Sifting Trough The Leaders Debate
Scoop Audio
95bFM Audio: Paul Deady talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning who sifts through the reckage of last night's shouting match...er... leaders debate. Both leaders displayed political deftness, but did the debate give us the chance to REALLY get a handle on the two ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00228.htm
5: Election Debate A Hit With Kiwi Viewers
Television New Zealand
More than one million New Zealanders watched the groundbreaking ONE News YouTube Election Debate when it aired on TV ONE last night.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00243.htm
6: Cullen gives up on NZ
New Zealand National Party
“Michael Cullen’s latest outburst shows he has lost faith in New Zealand as an investment destination,” says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00342.htm
7: Charges laid over Mangatepopo Gorge deaths
Department Of Labour
The Department of Labour is prosecuting the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre of New Zealand (OPC) over an accident in the Mangatepopo Gorge on April 15, 2008, that claimed the lives of six students and one teacher from Elim Christian College.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00239.htm
8: Two Men Charged With War Medals Theft
New Zealand Police
Two men have been arrested and charged today (Wednesday, 15 October) with burglary following the thefts in December last year of medals from the Army Museum in Waiouru.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00244.htm
9: The Pussycat Dolls rock Sydney
Xbox
15h October 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Pussycat Dolls rock the Sydney Opera House for Xbox Sounds
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00172.htm
10: Nick Smith left squirming; Jacqui Dean off-Key
New Zealand Labour Party
Nick Smith's attempts to justify National's disgraceful decision to ditch the billion dollar household fund for energy efficiency are laughable, Energy and Climate Change Minister David Parker said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00330.htm
11: National Wins Leaders' Debate – iPredict Traders
iPredict
National's chances of leading the next government increased by 5.1% during the first leaders' debate according to traders on iPredict, New Zealand’s online futures prediction market.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00254.htm
12: BBC Worldwide agrees major content deal with TVNZ
BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide Australia and TVNZ have concluded a significant content deal covering new and returning drama, factual and factual entertainment programming, it was announced today at Mipcom.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00166.htm
13: Key and English admit plans to raid Superfund
New Zealand Labour Party
Having savaged KiwiSaver last week, John Key and Bill English have today announced that they plan to raid the New Zealand Superannuation Fund in order to pay for their pet projects, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00338.htm
14: McCain Was Keynote Speaker At 2006 ACORN Rally!
Bradblog.Com
Golly, for a group that's committed so much "voter fraud" for so long it's mighty strange that, as News One notes , "McCain attended an ACORN convention just two years ago."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00210.htm
15: Thai Woodworking Industry Exploits Burma Migrants
International Trade Union Confederation
Htat Khoung, aged 26, is an undocumented Burmese (ethnic Arakan) woodworker in Mae Sot, Thailand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00300.htm
16: ACT Delivers Response To Financial Turmoil
ACT New Zealand
ACT Leader Rodney Hide and Sir Roger Douglas were this afternoon briefed by Reserve Bank Governor Dr Alan Bollard, and will tomorrow deliver ACT's considered response to the financial turmoil sweeping the world.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00344.htm
17: Nothing new for Pacific under National
New Zealand Government
Pacific Island Affairs Minister Luamanuvao Winnie Laban said National's one page Pacific Affairs policy seems like an afterthought, offering nothing new for our Pacific communities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00346.htm
18: New Sustainable Apartment Development For Capital
Merge Property Group
Featuring environmentally sustainable design features, such as a wind turbine which generates energy on-site for common area lighting, regenerative lifts, solar water heating, sustainable building materials, and a 10th storey rooftop garden, Metropol ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00279.htm
19: Cathay Pacific and Herald on Sunday pair up
Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways has teamed up with leading New Zealand newspaper, the Herald on Sunday, to present this year's Cathay Pacific High Flyers - 2008 New Zealand Community Awards, which have just opened for entry.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00322.htm
20: Asia:NZ newsletter - October 2008
Asia New Zealand Foundation
Foreign policy in Asia media seminar • Huge Diwali crowds expected for seventh year • China’s netizens and the milk powder scandal • Asians in Christchurch report • South Asia media travel grants • Five journalism graduates for Indonesia ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00252.htm
21: The Liquidity of the Oligarchs
Toni Solo
Everything is too neatly scripted. Prominent serious warnings from respected establishment figures of a crash, ignored since at least 2003. Prolonged coordinated currency devaluation of the dollar and increases in money supply. That steady inflationary trend of the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00221.htm
22: New Zealand named ‘Best of the Best’
New Zealand Government
Trade Minister Phil Goff and Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson today welcomed the naming of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) as the world’s best trade promotion organisation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00317.htm
23: Mill closure announced
EPMU
Carter Holt Harvey’s announcement of closures costing between 250-300 jobs at Putaruru and Mt Maunganui will be a shock to workers and their communities, say the National Distribution Union and the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00304.htm
24: Further details of deposit guarantee announced
Reserve Bank
Treasury and the Reserve Bank have this afternoon released further details of the opt-in retail deposit guarantee scheme announced by the Minister of Finance on 12 October.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00320.htm
25: Jade chief executive to become Canterbury VC
Jade Software
Jade Software Corporation Limited chairman the Hon Ruth Richardson today confirmed that the company’s chief executive, Dr Rod Carr, had been appointed to the position of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canterbury, effective from 1 February 2009.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00316.htm
26: Scoop Donates A Million To StealBackYourvote.org
The Scoop Team
Stealing candy from supermarkets is small kumaras (similar to potatoes) compared to stealing the White House for a third time. The crooks in America are out to steal something much more valuable than a $2 Whittaker's peanut slab (read as Hersheys)– ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00216.htm
27: Flatshare fridge protects food from flatmates
Electrolux
Sick of your flatmates drinking all your milk or boiling your last egg? Help is at hand to keep your food safe from ravenous roommates! A modular fridge designed with multiple food storage compartments for people sharing flats has won the Electrolux ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00315.htm
28: New Zealand First Sets The Agenda
New Zealand First Party
New Zealand will be run on New Zealand First policies over the next few years said Rt Hon Winston Peters today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00341.htm
29: C Refuse to Hold Metrowater to Account
City Vision-Labour Councillors
At today's Finance and Strategy Committee meeting Citizens and Ratepayers (C) councillors rejected two key proposals aimed at holding Metrowater to account.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0810/S00169.htm
30: New Zealand tops UK Tourism Awards
New Zealand Government
New Zealand has once again been voted a favourite destination by British travellers, Tourism Minister Damien O'Connor said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00343.htm
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