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

1: Time To Start Talking Reform Of The Banking System

Our banking system is built on a lie. It is rotten at the core, and now we are called upon to hold our humanity high, reach into the heart of the financial system and clean out the stinking rot.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00094.htm


2: 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


3: 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


4: Shame On Shipley

Jenny Shipley's outburst in the house yesterday demonstrated her intolerant and prejudiced attitude towards Maori and Pacific people the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs Mark Gosche said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00356.htm


5: Anderton comment on the OCR

"The review of monetary policy will examine the question of whether the use of interest rates as the sole mechanism to target inflation is an appropriate way to operate monetary policy," Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00364.htm


6: The Sludge Report #5

NZ Joins The Wrong Side In Sierra Leone - Sludge Discovers Terrorist Tendencies - Maori Spectrum - Is This Partnership? - Maori Fisheries - Collision Warning - Is Trevor Getting Paranoid? - West Coast Logging - Government Gets Worst Of All Worlds ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00074.htm


7: Interest Rate Hike Shows Anderton A King Canute

“The Reserve Bank’s decision today to lift the Official Cash Rate by 0.5 percent shows up Jim Anderton’s impotence against economic reality,” said Rodney Hide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00363.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - May 17

Today's questions concern: Weak Dollar - The Economy - Petrol Prices - Airways - Maori Spectrum - Asylum Seekers - Maori Spectrum - Sale Of Terralink - TPK Report On Waitara - High Performance Sport - Public Service - Pacific Island People And ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00075.htm


9: 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


10: RBNZ: OCR set at 6.5 per cent

The Reserve Bank has decided to increase the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 0.5 per cent to 6.5 per cent. This came today with the release of the Reserve Bank's May Monetary Policy Statement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00093.htm


11: Body Snatchers get Dover's credibility

The "Body Snatchers" have got to Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels and are turning him into a zombie to political expediency.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00361.htm


12: Minister's Ad Hoc Changes Penalise Migrants

The Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, is making ad hoc changes to Returning Residents' Visa policy when there is virtually no evidence of abuse of the existing rules, says Opposition Immigration spokesperson Marie Hasler.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00358.htm


13: 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


14: New Returning Residents' Visa policy announced

The Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, says Cabinet has rescinded the previous Government's decision to grant indefinite Returning Residents' Visas (RRVs) to applicants from the moment residence is approved.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00344.htm


15: ACT Condemns Racist Radio Auction

ACT has today launched a stinging attack on the Government following the announcement that on the basis of race alone a Maori Trust will be given $5 million and the exclusive right to buy one of four blocks of the (3G) radio spectrum to be auctioned by the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00345.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: 2GHz AUCTION: INFORMATION SHEET

A representative Maori trust will be given the exclusive right to purchase 15MHz of IMT 2000 (3G) spectrum (“special block”) to help promote Maori participation in the “knowledge economy”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00332.htm


19: Minister of lower petrol prices a failure

The "Minister of Lower Petrol Prices" has chalked up a real gift for motorists with today's massive price hike at the petrol pumps, Opposition Energy spokesperson Pansy Wong said this evening.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00352.htm


20: Cabinet's spectrum decision "racially divisive"

Cabinet's decision on the auction process for radio spectrum creates problems - and a very nasty precedent, according to National's IT spokesman Maurice Williamson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00349.htm


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