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

1: Revealing photos of rimu logging published on net

Native Forest Action activists were chased through dense bush in Orikaka Forest as they attempted to get photos of the Timberlands rimu logging operation. Although they twice came close to capture, they managed to elude forestry contractors and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00059.htm


2: Editorial: Democracy, Faith And A People Betrayed

Russia has had a terrible century. In fact Russia - and certainly the Russian peasantry - have arguably had a bum deal for as long as anyone can remember.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00018.htm


3: PR Analysis Of Seattle WTO Protests Leaked

The following is a guide – apparently addressed to corporate America – to the protest movement which closed down the Seattle WTO meetings for a day in November last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00041.htm


4: HARD NEWS 10/3/00 - Maximum Moral Deficiency

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES - and so the Prime Minister is tested on foreign affairs - and passes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00043.htm


5: On The Left - It's just Super!

In the early 1970's, the Labour Party, in the interests of improving the status of retired New Zealanders, developed a policy of a pre-funded superannuation scheme. Set up by the Kirk Government, it was the first major attempt to improve pensioners' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00061.htm


6: On The Right - If It Ain't Broke...

The point of a select committee is usually to allow public input into policies, to hear from experts and modify proposed legislation. However the select committee on Labour's ACC policy, which made its recommendations this week, was a kangaroo court. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00062.htm


7: Havoc In The Forests

The appearance of Mikey Havoc and his spunky sidekick Newsboy in Westport yesterday drew interest from the public wanting autographs from the famous Aucklanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00063.htm


8: Newsflash: Aussies All Out for 229 In 2nd Innings

In an excellent second innings in the field today New Zealand's Black Caps have taken five wickets to leave Australia all out for 229 on the third day of the first test at Eden Park.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0003/S00009.htm


9: Sorry For Everything - Pope John Paul

In a surprise move on Sunday Pope John Paul asked forgiveness for the many past sins of his Church, including its treatment of Jews, heretics, women, native peoples and babies. However he made no mention about the Church treatment of homosexuals.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00046.htm


10: Scoop Images: Scottish War Dances

The Edinburgh Tattoo at Westpactrust Stadium....photos Stephen Thompson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00037.htm


11: National to press for electoral referendum

Anti-democratic and dictatorial is the only way to describe Labour’s attitude to the select committee on electoral reform, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00176.htm


12: Greens Lucky They Weren't Killed - Timberlands

Native Forest Action people who ventured into the Orikaka Forest to protest were lucky not to have been killed according to State-Owned Enterprise Timberlands Ltd. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00047.htm


13: Message In A Bubble

It's a nice art-antidote to crappy reality TV shows! Four intrepid cultural adventurers transfer their entire lives to a sealed shop window in Wellington for 15 days, in this 24 hour, non stop incubation event.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00049.htm


14: 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


15: Law and Order Referendum Website Launched

A new website promoting the objectives on the Law and Order Referendum, on behalf of Norm Withers has been launched.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00058.htm


16: Greens to host whistleblower journalists

Green MP Sue Kedgley is hosting a visit on Tuesday 21 March from two American journalists at the centre of an international scandal involving Fox TV, Monsanto and the use of a genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00185.htm


17: Alliance And ACT Engaging In Ideological Purity

The recent comments by Deputy Prime Minister deriding everything about the free market and declaring the “free market” policies of the last century a failure highlight an unfortunate ideological purity which is so totally out of place in modern New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00168.htm


18: Queer As Folk Should Be Removed Quickly

Party Leader Graham Capill has moved quickly to condemn last night’s screening on TV4 of the first episode of Queer as Folk.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00041.htm


19: A Job To Die For

A new documentary series - A Job To Die For, featuring ordinary New Zealanders working at jobs they love, is being produced thanks to funding from NZ On Air.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00039.htm


20: Power Phone Line Disconnected

The Minister of Consumer Affairs Phillida Bunkle has expressed concerns at what she described as "serious consumer issues" raised by callers to the free-phone Power Line service.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00173.htm


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