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

1: 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


2: Link: Editoral: Some facts worth our fighting for

Last Tuesday, in the interests of presenting a more complete picture of the Waitara shooting, the New Zealand Herald gathered some information about the policeman who fired the fatal shots. It was important to do so. By then, two days after the shooting, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0005/S00021.htm


3: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday May 9 2000

1. DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any advice in relation to delegations made to the Overseas Investment Commission by the previous Government?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00186.htm


4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today’s questions of the day concerned: Urgency – Brierley’s Fish –Waitara Shooting – Regional Development – Maori Spectrum – Waitara Shooting Comments From PM – PM On Rimu Contracts – Waitara Shooting – Kyoto Protocol – Brian Edwards Media Training ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00041.htm


5: 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


6: Newsflash: Parliament In Extraordinary Urgency

Parliament is about to go into extraordinary urgency for unspecified busines following a debate on the Waitara shooting presently underway.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00040.htm


7: 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


8: 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


9: Sludge Report #1 -Is The Love Bug The Real Thing

Scoop is launching a new free emailer today The Sludge Report by C.D. Sludge.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00042.htm


10: Newsflash: Get Your Cigs Quick!

The Government is debating moving into urgency in order to raise the price of a packet of cigarettes by more than $1 - from tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00044.htm


11: PM’s Presser (Other Matters)

Brierley's Sealord Stake - Kyoto Agreement - New Zealand Peacekeeper Missing - Activist Court Ruling

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00039.htm


12: 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


13: NZ aims to ratify Kyoto Protocol by mid-2002

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the government 's commitment to pass legislation to enable New Zealand to ratify the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by mid-2002.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00164.htm


14: Labour Tears Up The Pledge Card

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says that the Government’s rushed legislation to increase the rate of tobacco taxation effectively tears up the Party’s pre-election pledge card.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00197.htm


15: Announcement of terms of monetary policy review

"The aim of the monetary policy review is to investigate ways of enhancing the Reserve Bank's ability to implement the PTA with minimal disruption to the economy," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00173.htm


16: Increase In Excise On Tobacco Products

Health Minister Annette King today hailed as a significant health measure the Government's decision to pass legislation under urgency to increase the excise on tobacco products.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00196.htm


17: Reserve Bank Review A Claytons Effort Says Dunne

The review of the Reserve Bank announced today by the Minister of Finance is so narrow it is almost meaningless.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00181.htm


18: Climate Change Policy Cautiously Welcomed

Today’s announcement by Prime Minister, Helen Clark that New Zealand will ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change by mid-2002 has been cautiously welcomed by the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00054.htm


19: PM's Presser- The Waitara Shooting

The government would not pass emergency laws to protect the name of the police officer involved in the Waitara shooting, as the move could possibly be unconstitutional Attorney General Margaret Wilson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00038.htm


20: 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


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