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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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1: Transalta Wins Roger Award As Worst Transnational

Canadian power company, TransAlta, which owns energy retailers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (Southpower), has the dubious honour of being the winner of the Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation in New Zealand in 1999. The Award ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00120.htm


2: Rankin Won’t Apologise

Beleaguered Work And Income New Zealand boss Christine Rankin said she would not resign, despite mounting pressure to do so over problems the department is experiencing with processing student loans.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00097.htm


3: Big Brother Bill Is Watching You

The world of computer espionage is hotting-up with French accusations that US secret agents worked with computer giant, Microsoft, to spy on worldwide communications. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00105.htm


4: Scoop Images: Castles & Tents In A Quarry

Scoop’s anonymous Hobbit photographer has been busy again snapping away at Lord of The Rings sets, this time at the most photographed set of them all, the Haywards Hill (Dry Creek) quarry. Filming at the site is now fully underway with scenes of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00081.htm


5: Scoop Clarification: How To Get Your Car Back

Lest it appear that Scoop's has implied that a special rule was invoked to allow Conservation Minister Sandra Lee to get her car back, the following item of clarification should be born in mind.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00093.htm


6: Opinion:On The Left - The State Of The Opposition.

I thought I would write a column this week on the National ACT opposition both because I am fascinated at the way they are reacting to being out of power, and because I think their reaction goes a long way to explaining why they're going to be out of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00068.htm


7: Lewd and Perverted Asteroid Encounters!

The Corrective Party, New Zealand's only corporal punishment party, today condemned NASA's "salacious encounter" with an asteroid named Eros.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00067.htm


8: Opinion: Upton-On-Line - Delicious Delegations

The Prime Minister has released the schedule of responsibilities that has been drawn up for the myriad Associate Ministers that this government has spawned. There are no fewer than 18 different ministers (out of an Executive of 26) running around associating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00233.htm


9: Don't Worry Windows Users, Everything Will Bo2k

[July 19th, San Francisco] The CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) publicly challenges Microsoft Corporation to voluntarily recall all copies of its Systems Management Server network software. In addition, cDc calls for the antivirus industry to respond with signature ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0002/S00022.htm


10: Stoned In Charge Of A Country?

“Neither drunk, NOR stoned in charge of a country, thank you Nandor,” is the response from Christian Heritage Party’s Health Spokesperson Gael Donoghue, to his statement in the House yesterday. The Green MP charged some members of double standards when ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00060.htm


11: WINZ Buck Stops With Maharey - United NZ

Social Services Minister Steve Maharey’s obsession with WINZ chief executive Christine Rankin means he is missing the point about who is responsible for the student loans fiasco, according to United New Zealand Party leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00254.htm


12: Personal Explanation from Nandor Tanczos

Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation concerning the motion moved by Rodney Hide this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00237.htm


13: Situations Vacant - NZers Living Overseas

Under Grandstand 2000, a new New Zealand Government initiative, the Minister of Sport will do all he can to create a job for you, however meaningless. All you have to do is offer to come home, and allow him to take the full credit for arranging your ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00276.htm


14: Loggers Make UN Appeal

On the eve of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s visit to New Zealand, West Coasters are planning to ask UNESCO to independently scrutinise the Government’s native forest decisions. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00103.htm


15: Scoop Link: New Zealand A New Space Invader?

A former employee of Canada's security agency has charged that Canadian spies once managed to overhear the American ambassador to Canada discussing a pending trade deal with China on a mobile telephone and used that information to undercut the Americans ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00107.htm


16: Greens, Don’t Promote Drugs - NZ First

New Zealand First MP, Ron Mark, has urged the Greens to concentrate on protecting the environment and the interests of New Zealanders instead of promoting mind-blowing drug use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00231.htm


17: Colin Keating In The Emperor’s New Clothes

Christian Heritage Party Leader Graham Capill has discredited the view expressed by the Justice Secretary, Colin Keating, to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee that it was difficult to tell what voters voted for in the referendum on justice ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00061.htm


18: Retention Of The Title "The Honorable"

His Excellency The Governor-General has advised that Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the retention of the title "The Honourable" by:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00224.htm


19: Pageant Outdated , A Laughingstock

A group of Dunedin women who protested at last year's Miss Otago pageant are today delighted to hear the Miss New Zealand contest is on its last legs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00070.htm


20: Auckland Students Say WINZ Must Face The Music

“The time for the culture of incompetence is over, it’s about time that WINZ came to campus to face the music,” said Auckland University Students’ Association President, Kane Stanford today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0002/S00023.htm


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