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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: ALERT ! NUC TESTS - Pakistan and India

we have been forwarded the following newpaper article from South Asians Against Nukes, which indicates that both Pakistan and India may be about to detonate nuclear weapons tests. This alert is in three parts : 1) the article from The Hindu; 2) who you can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00071.htm


2: Scoop Link: Debunking The Elian Myth

DEBUNKING THE ELIAN MYTH: There's More at Stake than Just Elian Propagating Myths Can Lead to Disaster. Remember Waco?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00067.htm


3: The Sludge Report #4 - Poll Shocker For Alliance

IN THIS ISSUE: Poll Shocker For Alliance - Bring On Harre And Robson - Clear and Telecom Kiss And Make Up - But It Won't Save Telecom - Sludge Supports NBR On Naming Issue - Timberlands Resolution Expected This Arvo - Sort Of

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00066.htm


4: Airways’ Staff Selloff

Radio New Zealand News has learned from a key source that three key Airways Corp staff were to be “sold” to an international consortium planning to buy Britain's national air-traffic control system.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00070.htm


5: Prime Minister's Monday Press Conference

General Matters - Timberlands West Coast Settlement - Sierra Leone- Airways Corporation - Defence Radio Deal - Pm On Rimu Logging - Cultural Affairs Package - Social Welfare & Winz After The Hunn - Treasury Report To Erb Stifled

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00068.htm


6: Disastrous Poll For Alliance

It’s doldrums time for the Alliance with the most recent One News Colmar Brunton Polls showing the junior coalition partner is languishing below the margin of error.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00064.htm


7: Govt to Place Moratorium on Further Universities

The government has introduced legislation limiting the number of universities to eight, the Associate Education Minister (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00327.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - May 16

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: West Coast Logging – Economic Growth - Returning Resident’s Visas – Contractors And The ERB – Teachers Wages – Maori And The ERB – Public Good Science Fund – Union “Utu” – Airways Corporation – Regional ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00072.htm


9: What's Good For Airways Should Be Good For Rimu

An appeal has been made to Prime Minister Helen Clark to be consistent in her responses to management practices of two State Owned Enterprises, Airways Corporation and Timberlands West Coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00090.htm


10: Winston To The Rescue Of Man's Best Friend

New Zealand First Leader and Tauranga MP, Rt Hon Winston Peters, is mounting a campaign to prevent the export of New Zealand dogs to some Asian countries where they are slaughtered and eaten.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00302.htm


11: Michael Cullen Speech Announcing Budget Date

"The next official release of GDP statistics is scheduled for 26 June. I will be presenting the Budget on 15 June, so I run the risk of errors in estimating contemporary economic trends."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00323.htm


12: ECA: Nine years of instability

The Employment Contracts Act, which came into effect nine years ago today, has played a key part in New Zealand's poor international competitiveness, and increased rates of under-employment and joblessness through the 1990s, says Labour Minister Margaret ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00322.htm


13: What About The Heartland, Helen?

“Once again it appears the only groups to benefit from arts funding are those frequented by Helen Clark and her cultural elite,” said ACT Arts and Culture spokesman Penny Webster. Mrs Webster was responding to Helen Clark’s pre Budget announcement today ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00320.htm


14: HARD NEWS 12/5/00 - Convincing, Evasive, Likeable

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, it's finally happened. Like so many of the great and good, and like the Prime Minister herself, I'm to be sent off for "media skills" training.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00062.htm


15: Rejunevating the West Coast Economy

So the Chathams has its own currency. Next it could be the West Coast. If the West Coast used a combination of local currencies, Mondragon-model cooperatives and Grameen Bank model microcredit schemes, combined with existing NZ trade barter schemes, then ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00071.htm


16: Clear And Telecom Reach Agreement On 0867 Internet

Internet users will not pay a two-cents per minute charge for non-0867 Internet calls, under a comprehensive three and a half-month agreement between Telecom and CLEAR.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00077.htm


17: Sludge Report #3 – The Linda And Helen Show

IN THIS ISSUE: Face The Nation Begins With Wet Bus-ticket Slapping Show - Radio New Zealand Miffed - FBI Spin Reversal On Love Bug - Hillary Looks A Sitter For New York Seat In Senate - South Asian Spin - New Internationalism In Sierra Leone

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00057.htm


18: And now for Telecom and the petrol companies…

Alliance leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has Telecom and petrol companies in his sights following a landmark court decision.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00295.htm


19: SCP HOUSE: Jim Anderton To Lead Off

When Parliament resumes tomorrow it will be time for Jim Anderton to step up to the podium and launch the detail of his Regional Development programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00065.htm


20: Timberlands proposal balances conservation, jobs

The proposal to end native timber logging on Crown-managed land by 31 March 2002 would achieve a significant conservation gain while minimising the risk of job losses, the shareholding ministers of Timberlands West Coast Ltd said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00311.htm


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