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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were...

1: Gillon Gets A Unusual Public Reprimand

The MP currently in the dog box for asking an obscene question in Parliament has not been given the opportunity to apologise - instead he has been given a public reprimand by his colleagues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00025.htm


2: Gillon “Named” For Obscene Comment

In a rare punishment in Parliament Alliance MP Grant Gillon was “named” by Speaker of the House Jonathon Hunt after he asked an offensive question linking National MPs to bestiality.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00018.htm


3: Gas Explosion In Downtown Auckland

Several people have been injured and hundreds have been evacuated when a gas cylinder exploded at the Pricewaterhousecoopers building in downtown Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00022.htm


4: Gillon Thinks He’s Still A Fireman

Grant Gillon must think he is still in a fireman’s smoko room, said Act Women’s Affairs spokesman Penny Webster.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00042.htm


5: Kerry Packer Is Planning To Watch You!

A huge computer database containing the personal and financial details of almost every Australian is being constructed for Kerry Packer's PBL company and will be operational by Christmas. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00010.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 July

Today's Questions concern: Grant Gillon – East Timor – Auckland Healthcare – Industry Development – ERB Changes – Armed Personnel Carriers – Varroa Bee Mite x 2 – Quit Smoking Programmes – Youth Minimum Wage – Maori Spectrum – Heritage and Culture Policy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00026.htm


7: Upton-on-line - Labour & Cabinet Selection

This week Upton-on-line was going to come to you from Singapore, but we thought this would be more interesting.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00021.htm


8: Non-Co-Operation With Junior Govt. Whip

"The National Opposition has withdrawn co-operation with the Junior Government Whip," Shadow Leader of the House Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00064.htm


9: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 5 July

Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers. Paraphrased answers to these questions will be posted in the Headlines wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00054.htm


10: Fiji Soldiers Mutiny On Second Island

The army base on Fiji’s second main island has been taken over by soldiers loyal to rebel leader George Speight after a mutiny in the camp was backed by over 80 men.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00010.htm


11: Chen and Palmer Seminar - Mallard Speech

I should start by outlining the raison d'etre for the State sector. That is, what this Government thinks is the purpose of a professional, non-partisan bureaucracy like the one we have in New Zealand. First, the State sector is there to provide ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00053.htm


12: Sorry Mark – It’s Time For The Hard Question

As much as I have admired the approach, the dedication and the achievements of New Zealand’s greatest equestrian, Mark Todd, it is now time for him to answer the hard question,” said New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown, MP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00024.htm


13: New Zealand Film Commission Appointments

John Barnett – of Auckland. Fifteen month re-appointment, expiring 30 June 2001. He is a film producer and distributor, has been a strong voice on the Commission as a ember since 1997. He is Managing Director of South Pacific Pictures Ltd, former ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00034.htm


14: Blood Donors Must Consent Before DNA Added

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said revelations that a woman's DNA had been taken from a blood sample and used to create transgenic sheep without her consent had serious implications for blood donors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00030.htm


15: Boost for business and regions from Industry NZ

Businesses and regions are being urged to seize the opportunity created today with the launch of the first Industry New Zealand partnership programmes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00029.htm


17: Replace Grant Gillon, Urges Shirley

ACT New Zealand Whip Ken Shirley has written to Jim Anderton to urge the Alliance caucus to replace Grant Gillon as the Alliance Whip.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00061.htm


18: PM tables Te Papa Statement of Intent

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark said today that the national art collection at Te Papa will be given new emphasis following a review of the national museum and gallery commissioned by the Ministry for Culture ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00032.htm


19: Gaps? What Gaps?

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Government's vaunted "Closing the Gaps" strategy is no more than meaningless public relations drivel.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00010.htm


20: Whale Sanctuary Proposal Fails

New Zealand and Australia failed in their bid to establish a South Pacific whale sanctuary because they relied on emotional rhetoric and not science reports says a US Law Expert. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00021.htm


22: Fiji Gun Battle At Parliament

Rebels and military have exchanged heavy gunfire and grenades in a ten minute gun-fight in the Parliamentary complex in Suva this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00017.htm


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