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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: HARD NEWS 11/2/00 - Soft Soap and Low Drama

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... if we needed a reminder that Parliament is a different place than it used to be, it came in some of the new MPs' maiden speeches this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00064.htm


2: TVNZ Board Likely To Go

Prime Minister Helen Clark, angry over the John Hawkesby affair, looks set to fire the existing TVNZ board, while broadcasting heavy-weight Paul Holmes has threatened to take his skills across the Tasman, in protest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00071.htm


3: No Sir To No Sir

The Prime Minister is likely to buy a fight, in court if necessary, if Government attempts to change the New Zealand custom of knight's and dame's in the royal honours list. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00069.htm


4: Scoop Images: You Better Be Old Enough To Look

The following is a promotional still from the new New Zealand "family" film Savage Honeymoon which has just received an R18 rating as a result of the allegedly irresponsible way it deals with alcohol use. The Film Commission and film's makers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00061.htm


5: PM Makes Displeasure At TVNZ Very Clear

Today's post cabinet press conference by the Prime Minister Helen Clark was dominated - unsurprisingly - by the escalating war of words between the government and the TVNZ board. Alastair Thompson reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00072.htm


6: Tradeins Cause Eco-damage

Scrapping your old car for a new one could do more harm to the planet than you think, according to scientists at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00068.htm


7: Opinion: From The Right - Return Of The Luddites

There are many issues on which I can sympathise with the left, and understand their point of view. The topic of free trade is not one such issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00035.htm


8: Left Gaining Ground In Latest Poll

A Labour/Alliance government would have enough vote to govern on its own if an election had been held this week according to the first poll of the New Year published today in NBR newspaper.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00066.htm


9: NZFirst Calls For End To TVNZ “Mega” Payouts

The New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, has offered to drive multi-millionaire broadcaster Paul Holmes to the nearest international airport if he goes through with a threat to leave New Zealand for Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00163.htm


10: Divisive Tactics Sadden Manfed

“It is disappointing that a New Zealand couple should have decided to start their own campaign to encourage New Zealanders to buy locally made products without first giving the Buy New Zealand Made campaign a fair go” says Simon Carlaw Director of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00041.htm


11: Elderly At Risk Of Losing Benefits - ACT

ACT senior citizens spokesman Muriel Newman has hit out at the Government over playing 'mean and deceitful' games with the elderly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00151.htm


12: Hypocrisy Personified - Smokers Of The World Unite

I read with astonishment and horror that ALCP have joined the clammer to restrict the tobacco smoker to the outdoors. In other words they have joined the very health nazis they fight for the decriminalization of their own weed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00042.htm


13: SCP HOUSE: Americas Cup Week

The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Bill is the top order of the day in Parliament this week in advance of the launch of the Americas Cup final series this Saturday, and there is still some talk of urgency.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00070.htm


14: ACT 'Sickened' By Axing Of Successful Scheme

ACT education spokesman Donna Awatere Huata says she is sickened by the Minister of Education's decision to axe the successful TIE scheme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00158.htm


15: Loan Changes Remove Barriers To Poor Students

The Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education), Steve Maharey, today announced further changes to the student loan scheme to benefit low-income part time students.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00153.htm


16: Greens take third spot: NBR ignore own poll

The Green Party is leading the smaller parties in the latest National Business Review - Compaq poll.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00138.htm


17: Maiden Speech - Nandor Tanczos

I give greetings to the earth that sustains all life and to the sea that surrounds us I greet this house, that has watched over so many important decisions I greet the spirits that guide and protect I&I and I greet the guardians of this area ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00143.htm


18: Rasta MP All Style, Little Substance -Mild Greens

Christchurch legalisers are mildly critical of Green M.P. Nandor Tanzcos, saying his restrained coverage of New Zealand's perverse marijuana laws suggests constituents may have been beguiled into voting Green, rather than the ALCP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00040.htm


19: 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


20: TVNZ Board Stands By Its Executives

The Board of TVNZ said today that there has been a perfectly justifiable demand for accountability in the John Hawkesby case.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00036.htm

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