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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...

1: Scoop Opinion: Who Stole Waitangi Day?

New Zealand’s national holiday has proved something of a disappointment to Scoop. Upstaged by Prada, scuffles and confrontation at Waitangi, a beaming Titewhai. Meanwhile the Prime Minister dressed in black is talking about dumping the Queen in Akaroa ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00028.htm


2: Opinion: On The Left - It's Growing, So Kill It!

I was reading the `Business Herald' on Saturday. There was a long article on the Reserve Bank's tightening of monetary policy, and it was a delicious read because it was deeply ironic without the author even apparently being aware of his own irony.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00030.htm


3: HARD NEWS 3/2/00 - Eh oh! Tellytrubbies!

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and now is the summer of our discontent. No, it's not that we're really feeling dark in out hearts - give or take a Titewhai or two, we seem fairly happy in ourselves. But - as the organic butcher said to me yesterday - what ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00024.htm


4: Scoop Images: Not A Waterfront Compromise

Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky this morning made a statement to the people of Wellington on the controversial issue of “Variation 17” and on development on the waterfront. He said he wanted to find the middle ground between a paddock and a wall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00031.htm


5: NRL Club Manager Drowns

A manager of the high profile Melbourne Storm National Rugby League club drowned early this morning after jumping off a waterfront peer in Auckland’s downtown area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00034.htm


6: Mayor Seeks Middle Ground No Wall; No Paddock

“The council I have been elected to lead will find the middle way between those who would build a wall and those who would leave the waterfront empty and lifeless,” Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00038.htm


7: Mayor Blumsky: Statement To The People Of Wgtn

I’ve asked you here today because I have a very important message for the People of Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00039.htm


8: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths

The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00027.htm


9: Draft People's Waterfront Charter

The Wellington Waterfront belongs to the People of Wellington, is treasured by them and is part of their heritage. It is a place where people participate in the full range of activities that Wellington has to offer. In this diversity lies the value ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00040.htm


10: Drug Importing Billionaire Case Appeal Drags On

The judge considering the name suppression of the American billionaire caught importing drugs into Auckland airport has still not delivered a judgement on an appeal of his decision, 11 days after reserving his verdict.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00035.htm


11: Sustainable Logging In Indonesia And Pres. Clinton

Indonesia is the world's leading exporter of rainforest timber according to a White House paper supporting President Clinton's $150 million overseas conservation-aid proposal to Congress. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00029.htm


12: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


13: Crewe Information Passed On To Police Commissioner

Information presented to Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins by a group who believe it could explain the Crewe murders, has been handed to police.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00062.htm


14: Scoop Images: Viaduct Basin In The Sun

Photo montage of a day at Viaduct Basin in Auckland, the Americas Cup Village, from Geoff Beynon...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00027.htm


15: Future Lefts - `Waitangi and Dentists'

- Editorial: Waitangi today and in the future. - Dentistry fees cut in half - Some thoughts on the Labour-Green relationship - The News - the good weeks keep on rolling - Web site of the week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00020.htm


16: News Flash - Hawkesby Payout - 5.2 Million

Court documents released today revealed that sacked newsreader John Hawkesby was awarded over 5.2 million dollars in an arbitration pay-out with state owned broadcaster Television New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00037.htm


17: Minister declines request for integrated school

Education Minister Trevor Mallard has declined an application for integration for a new girls’ school on the Kapiti Coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00059.htm


18: Cullen Goes It Alone - Advice Lacking - Nats

"Michael Cullen is foolhardy to run his office without private sector tax advice" says National's Revenue spokesperson, Annabel Young MP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00063.htm


19: Cabinet Paper on Health Sector Redesign

A Cabinet paper released today makes it clear all key Government agencies support the Government's direction for the public health sector, Health Minister Annette King says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00050.htm


20: National Radio Midday Report

Waterfront Charter – Manager Drowns – Afghan Hijack – Not Guilty – Homicide Inquiry – Thomas Murders – Drug Study – IRA Crisis – Clinton Candidacy – Freedom Party – Smoking Laws – Ernest Adams – Fake Pole

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0002/S00046.htm

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