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

1: A Week Of It: Banging, The Planets And Oxymorons

Continuing A Week Of It’s short tradition of beginning with omamatepia, (with apologies to readers who appreciate more subtle and/or original metaphor) it seems fitting to conclude that this week in the news began… with “a bang.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00033.htm


2: Planetary Alignment - Not The End Of The World

Tonight the planets will line up. Not as well as they do in the image above but rather in the night sky. Looking at the sky they will appear to make form an arc from the horizon up towards what would be close to the two o'clock position.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00030.htm


3: Protest in Hong Kong against the killing of Maori

The Asian Students Association, together with members of peoples organizations and NGOs in Hong Kong, held a protest action inside the New Zealand Consulate to condemn the brutal killing of Stephen Wallace, a Maori youth, by the New Zealand Police. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00041.htm


4: HARD NEWS 5/5/00 - Judge Not, Citizen

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES . . . there can be few experiences more chastening than having to pass up on big a drum 'n' bass gig where you've got your name on the door because ... your gout's playing up.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00029.htm


5: Air Pollution On The Sea Breeze

Local council's around New Zealand are battling to reduce air pollution said to be caused from burning fossil fuels. But new California research suggests a previously unknown intense chemical reaction between sunlight, air and sea salt is a major contributor ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00034.htm


6: Another Gaff From The Prime Minister

Christian Heritage Party Health Spokesperson Gael Donoghue says she takes issue with Helen Clark’s remarks made in response to Auckland Coroner Frankovich’s ‘warning politicians to think again before decriminalising cannabis’. Ms Clark said the coroner’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00149.htm


7: Scoop Images: Bats Comedy Festival Lineup

Promotional photos from six of the comedy festival productions presently underway at Bats Theatre as part of the Laugh Festival. For more information on these shows see... Bats Theatre: International Laugh! Festival 2000 .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00055.htm


8: Wallace On The Rampage Say Police

Waitara police say Steven Wallace had repeatedly threatened to kill the police officer who fatally shot him.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00022.htm


9: 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


10: Homophobia Campaign Contrary To Free Speech

Party Leader Graham Capill has criticised the AIDS Foundation’s intention to conduct an anti-homophobia campaign as “an attack on freedom of speech”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00045.htm


11: Symantec Offers Protection From Love Letter Worm

SYMANTEC OFFERS PROTECTION TO NEW ZEALAND COMPUTER USERS FROM FAST SPREADING INTERNATIONAL 'LOVE LETTER' WORM

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00032.htm


12: Australian commission told to butt out on stickers

If the late Sir Robert Muldoon was correct about every New Zealand migrant raising Australia’s IQ level the answer might be to step up the export rate said Waimakariri Labour Member of Parliament, Clayton Cosgrove.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00150.htm


13: Dr Michael Cullen's diary - May 8 to 14

Tuesday: 7.40 am, Speech to the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance, EDS House, 8 Gilmer Tce, Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00146.htm


14: Govt must act today on name suppression

Helen Clark must act today to get Cabinet's approval for an urgent law change to ensure the suppression of police officers' names after incidents such as Waitara, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00153.htm


15: Scoop Opinion: More West Coast Grief Ahead

More grief for the Government as the West Coast/Tasman Labour Party electorate committee treasurer says he will back a former opponent in court if the Government tries to cancel its rimu contracts. Scoop's West Coast correspondent, John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00046.htm


16: Coasters Angry Over Contracts Misinformation

West Coasters are angry today that Greens co-leader, Rod Donald, and some sections of the media are perpetuating the myth that rimu contracts were signed in secret just before Labour's policy was announced. Scoop's West Coast Correspondent John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00031.htm


17: Foreign Affairs take narrow view of Suharto assets

Foreign Minister Phil Goff has sent off a list of known Suharto family assets in New Zealand to assist the Indonesian Government inquiry. (Wellington May 5 AFP ) These include properties purchased by Suharto's daughter Titiek and son Tommy - Queenstown ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00043.htm


18: Prebble Calls for Waitara Debate

ACT leader Richard Prebble has asked the Speaker for a debate on the Prime Minister’s comments about the Waitara shooting. “The statement by the Prime Minister on Thursday that she is considering a further and wider inquiry into the Waitara shooting because ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00144.htm


19: Scoop Opinion: More West Coast Grief Ahead

More grief for the Government as the West Coast/Tasman Labour Party electorate committee treasurer says he will back a former opponent in court if the Government tries to cancel its rimu contracts. Scoop's West Coast correspondent, John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00036.htm


20: Newsflash: Siamese Twins Have Died

The Siamese twins born on Tuesday have died peacefully this morning in their mother’s arms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00028.htm

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