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The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...


1: Sludge Report #64 - Damp Arrival For Energy Plan

It appears plans for dealing with the emerging United States energy crisis are, as forecast, destined to be delivered by US President George “Dubya” Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in the rain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00102.htm


2: Sludge Report #65 – Killing The Silence

In This Edition: Killing The Silence - The real story behind the shooting of Wellington student Steven Wallace by a Police Officer on April 30th 2000 in the town of Waitara.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00106.htm


3: “Harry Potter” Trailer Cinema Premiere

The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00006.htm


4: HARD NEWS 18/5/01 - Disquiet On The Westie Front

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... if I've said it once, I've said it, well, more than once. This is a government destined to meet grief less for what it does than what it says. And that principle reached its peak this week with the messy business over the hitherto ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00112.htm


5: Government Brings In GCSB Bill...

In May 2001 the Government finally introduced its long foreshadowed Bill to give legal existence to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), our old friends who run the Waihopai spybase, and who have had no legislative basis at all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00114.htm


6: Sludge Report #60 – Free Tiger Woods

NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00031.htm


7: LOTR - In Depth Description Of The Footage

So here I am. Peter Jackson just finished speaking and introducing the footage. Leo and Maurice of Lordoftherings.nl are to my left, and Harry and Joram are to my right. I'm ready to be wowed. I'm ready to have the realization of a dream come to life ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00111.htm


8: British Oil The Main Beneficiary Of Timor Crisis

SCOOP NEWS ANALYSIS - British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook's, arrival in New Zealand prior to September's APEC forum caused Thailand Foreign Ministry official, Kobsak Chitikul, to ask, "Why is Mr Robin Cook here?" Britain is not a member ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00056.htm


9: Severe Weather Greets US Energy Crisis Plans

Severe weather warnings are in force across the US from Texas to Washington DC in the wake of the release of US President George W. Bush’s greenhouse expanding energy crisis plans.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00113.htm


10: Simon Orme: Woe In Oz

Sydney is in the middle of a very bad hang over. The economic slowdown continues. Job losses are hitting the professions, the tech sector and thus the affluent suburbs. There is a mood of listlessness, anxiety and dissatisfaction. Some Kiwis here have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00110.htm


11: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

Scoop's Hobbit strikes yet again. Hobbiton bridge is revealed in all its glory….enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00122.htm


12: Rankin: Monetary Pragmatism - Fiscal Anorexia

The fourth Labour Government, dogmatically right-wing with respect to monetary policy (ie monetarist), was, despite their spin, spendthrift on fiscal policy. The fifth Labour government is very different.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00100.htm


13: The LOOP Music Emailer

A weekly mailout in which LOOP lets you know what's up in the world of music.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00051.htm


14: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. This time the furry fellow with a flair for photography has produced another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing it in the sun, before it was burned down. It looks like it was a tranquil and magical ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00007.htm


15: Nicky Hager Addresses The Echelon Committee

The first question then which I want to discuss with you in detail is the question of what in this highly secretive subject your committee can reasonably believe and what you should doubt, that central issue when you are studying a highly secretive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00104.htm


16: Lindsay Perigo: Stalinism In The Bedroom

Yesterday's lively discussion on the government's latest proposed thievery, taxpayer-funded parental leave, stirred up a heartening degree of opposition to the proposal. Among those who defended it, none could justify the theft involved, or even confront the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00107.htm


17: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. Yet another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing the other side of the millhouse pictured in an earlier shot, in the sun, before it was burned down. Hobbit houses can be seen across the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00068.htm


18: Subaru's WRX Tries On A Suit For Size

It's been years since Subaru launched the WRX and the latest all-new version has been eagerly anticipated. But all would agree, it is a very different car from its predecessor. The big question is - will the punters buy it?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00031.htm


19: Chisholm Court Victory Bad News For Palmer

"Adrian Chisholm’s Court of Appeal victory today makes clear why Geoffrey Palmer should never be a candidate for Chairmanship of the Appeals Court," says a Libertarianz spokesman. The Appeals Court was considering a High Court Rule that Geoffrey Palmer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00087.htm


20: Suicide Is Painless? - The Craccum Articles

Craccum Magazine makes no apologies for this article. We know that suicide is one of the few taboo subjects still left in society. We know that New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0003/S00026.htm


21: LOOP Music Emailer 6/4/01

Looking for a Common Factor LOOP dropped the old 20 Questions (well, only 17 actually) on Nick Calingaert, aka Common Factor, as he packed his bags for a trip down under, where he DJs in Auckland and Wellington over Easter. See also LOOP.co.nz's exclusive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00023.htm


22: Maori Seats On Local Council - Prebble Speech

Richard Prebble’s Speech To Parliament On The Bay Of Plenty Regional Council (Maori Constituency Empowering) Bill, Wednesday 16 May 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00390.htm


23: Upton-on-line: Sustainable Development Edition

This is the edition many readers will have been dreading. An entire issue devoted to Sustainable Development. But it is the issue upton-on-line grapples with by day at the OECD. And this is the week in which Finance & Environment Ministers from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00105.htm


24: ‘Wireless-Internet-On-A-Chip’

Cell Phone and Handheld Computer Features Combined on a Single Chip for More Powerful, Energy-Efficient Wireless Internet Devices

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00055.htm


25: Transmission Gully Legislative Delay

Ohariu Belmont MP and United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says he was shocked to learn at a private meeting this afternoon between Wellington Regional Councillors and Wellington MPs that the Government will not pass legislation enabling the Transmission ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00394.htm


26: Scoop Archive: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are

The following picture of a Hobbit House was supplied to Scoop by a friendly, anonymous, hobbit. Scoop beleives it is the first published picture of Hobbitton, in the Waikato, taken from the ground rather than the air. The Hobbitton set is being used for Peter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/e6/e8/200006031018.f2d003c6.html


27: Top Scoops + Just Politics (Bumper Edition)

Sludge Report: Wallace Shooting Conspiracy Of Silence - Keith Rankin: Budget Preview - Penny Pinching Pragmatism - SPOOKS: Nicky Hager At The Echelon Committee - SPOOKS: Swain’s Spying Bill - Upton-on-line: Sustainable Development Edition - Lindsay Perigo: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00108.htm


28: IT Minister Queries E-Business Rankings

Information Technology Minister Paul Swain has taken issue with a report ranking New Zealand at 20th in the world in terms of e-readiness.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00350.htm


29: Residential Market - Total Value Of Sales On Rise

Residential property statistics for April 2001, released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, show both residential property values and the total value of sales nationwide have improved from March 2001, while residential sales have slightly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00165.htm


30: Sandra Lee Tribute To Betty Wark

Alliance Deputy Leader Sandra Lee, expressed "deep sorrow" today at the loss of a friend and role model, Betty Wark.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00376.htm

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