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Scoop: Weekend Ratings - May 7-8 2005

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

1: Labour approved brother-sister sex paper

Labour approved a discussion paper that proposed legalising brother-sister sex for over-20-year-olds, according to official documents released today by National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00307.htm


2: Bonus Joules: A Major Encounter

“What does living in Lala land mean?” This question is put to me this week by a friend from India. I answer with a string of expressions: It means you are away with the fairies. Out of your tree. You don’t have your feet on the ground. You are out ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00093.htm


3: Are You An Undesirable Immigrant? Take Our Quiz!

Amid growing concerns about the laxity of New Zealand's immigration controls, many readers may be concerned that they are not the kind of person Winston Peters wants in our country. So we've compiled this helpful quiz to see if you've slipped under ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00081.htm


4: Rep. John Conyers: Creating Reasons to Go to War

Unfortunately, the mainstream media in the United States was too busy with wall-to-wall coverage of a "runaway bride" to cover a bombshell report out of the British newspapers. The London Times reports that the British government and the United States government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00047.htm


5: Rally To Free Schapelle Corby - J Day Cathedral Sq

Christchurch will be joining with over 200 cities to protest cannabis prohibition and celebrate International J Day and the Million Marijuana March this Saturday 7 May 2005 from 12.00pm - 4.20pm. All are welcome.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00064.htm


6: A Week Of It: Smoking Nazi’s And Outing Iraqis

In This Edition: Hide Blasts Insensitive Un-PC Politicians For Nazi References Winston Peters And His Excellent Sources Excellent Sources But Poor Tabling Skills Peters And Robson Have Very Short Robust Debate The Tamihere Star-Times

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00092.htm


7: UQ Wire: The Second Mohamed In Venice

More than three years after the 9.11 attack, intrigue continues to swirl concerning knowledge of the terrorist hijackers movements, activities, and associates while in the U.S. preparing the assault.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00087.htm


8: Greg Palast: Impeachment Time - Facts Were Fixed

The top-level government memo marked "SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL," dated eight months before Bush sent us into Iraq, following a closed meeting with the President, reads, "Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00089.htm


9: UQ Wire: Bush, Blair and the Osama Tapes

While the controversy in England about the advice of the Attorney General on the legality of the Iraq war rages on and fuels requests for its publication in full, in America, George W. Bush is luckier and has survived the Valerie Plame issue, WMD’s, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00086.htm


10: Zoellick Remarks at a Press Roundtable in Thailand

Remarks at a Press Roundtable in Thailand Robert Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State U.S. Ambassador's Residence Bangkok, Thailand May 4, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00123.htm


11: British Intelligence Leak - Iraq Invasion Strategy

Progressive Democrats of America Make National Call of Support for Congressional Letter Demanding Investigation of British Intelligence Leak on Iraq Invasion Strategy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00125.htm


12: Mother Figures For Mothers Day (revised)

To acknowledge all mothers' hard work and caring, Statistics New Zealand would like to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, 8 May with some facts about new mothers in 2004.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0505/S00051.htm


13: J Day! Sat 7 May 2005

International J Day will this year be celebrated in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, plus 200 cities in 37 countries around the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0505/S00073.htm


14: William Fisher: The American Press - How Free?

Recent polling data shows that most Americans think their press is the freest in the world - indeed, some believe it is too free. But according to a new report by Freedom House, a highly respected civil liberties advocacy group, the US is among ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00084.htm


15: Blair Wins 3rd Term - But Majority Slashed

Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair has won an historic third election for Labour albeit with a reduced majority in the House down from a 161 seat majority in 2001 to a 66 seat lead at close of polls today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00095.htm


16: Don Brash comment on British election

National Party Leader Don Brash says the victory of Tony Blair's Labour Government in Britain, by a greatly reduced majority, is bad news for New Zealand's Labour Party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00171.htm


17: Interview With Schapelle Corby’s Mother

Tonight at 7pm on Prime, Paul Holmes speaks exclusively with Schapelle Corby’s mother and close friends.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00297.htm


18: Pac. Ecologist: Global Energy – How much Remains?

PETER NORTH calculates how long the world’s energy supplies can continue to support the existing pattern of 2% pa increase in energy consumption. The figures suggest increasing energy consumption is unlikely to be sustainable for much longer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00054.htm


19: Bank Walks Out On Talks, Staff Set To Strike

ANZ National Bank collective agreement discussions broke down today following the bank making no movement on its offer and then walking out on negotiations. The eight ANZ and National bank staff who have been negotiating the collective employment agreement ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0505/S00119.htm


20: Press Conference in the Philippines

Robert B. Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State; U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Francis Ricciardone; Executive Secretary to the President of the Philippines Eduardo Ermita Malacanang Palace Manila, The Philippines May 5, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00121.htm


21: New Zealand home to world's top tourism website

Tourism New Zealand's http:// http://www.newzealand.com site has been awarded the internet world's version of an Oscar – a 'Webby'

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00134.htm


22: Scoop Review: Memories Of Tomorrow, Darkness Lurks

Amit Tripuraneni creates a surrealistic theme by drawing the viewer into a tight world of strong central characters who each live cocooned within layers of secrets entwined, inter-related somehow by the assassination of a prominent political figure ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00097.htm


23: Actions initiated for wananga

Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today that he had initiated two holding actions following advice that Te Wananga O Aotearoa is on the brink of insolvency, and will be unable to meet its financial commitments over the next fortnight, including ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00186.htm


24: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

LEAD STORY: Are You Undesirable? Take Our Quiz! - Governance Or Admin? Benson-Pope Hauls Fishermen Back To Port - New Zealand Qualifications Authority Chairperson Resigns - British PM Tony Blair Wins Third-Term Victory - Kevin List: Nazis & Winston Peters ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00096.htm


25: Tickets On Sale - Premiere Of Star Wars Episode 3

NEW ZEALAND CINEMA INDUSTRY HEATS UP WITH PREMIERE OF STAR WARS EPISODE 3: Revenge of the Sith

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0504/S00034.htm


26: Peter Cresswell: Tax, Rangatiratanga & Property

In 1999 Helen Clark's Labour Party went to the country with a 'pledge card' promising among other things no new taxes to the 95 per cent of people who earned less than $60,000 per annum.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00094.htm


27: Concern Following Correspondence School Staff Cut

Rural Women New Zealand is concerned that the axing of 19 regional representatives jobs at the Correspondence School will further isolate the school’s traditional rural students and their parents.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0505/S00030.htm


28: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 5 May 2005

1. Paid Parental Leave—Changes 2. Police—Former Commissioner 3. Prisoners—Complaints Process 4. Seabirds—Fishing Industry 5. Families Commission—Former Chief Executive 6. Immigration Minister—Confidence 7. Immigration—Security Intelligence Service 8. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00128.htm


29: Outrage at Lecturer's Sacking

Wellington's Libz on Campus President is astounded at the sacking of a Massey Wellington lecturer because he was offering private tutoring, and is outraged at the actions of Massey Wellington Students' Association (MAWSA) in getting this lecturer sacked. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0505/S00029.htm


30: Brits describe Kiwi carbon tax as 'experiment'

National Party Finance spokesman John Key says Labour's carbon tax is being described as an 'experiment' by the influential English newspaper The Guardian.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00158.htm


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