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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: Keith Rankin: Jolo And Jaffna

Two of the biggest international news events at the moment are the hostage crisis in Jolo (Philippines) and the siege of Jaffna (Sri Lanka). Not that you would know it from the New Zealand media, which has just discovered there's a war cum humanitarian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00077.htm


3: Government urges calm and reason on the economy

"The current round of breast-beating about the economy is at odds with the facts," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00398.htm


4: 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


5: Jenny Shipley’s Offensive Remarks Contextualised

Mrs Shipley made the offending comments during a heated speech on Tuesday over the Government's decision to grant Maori a special option in the radio frequency auction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00079.htm


6: Government announces major investment in arts

Multiple releases and information pack on the $140 million Arts Package announced today by the Prime Minister....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00391.htm


7: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 18 May

1. Hon. Bill English to the Treasurer: With the continued slide in the New Zealand dollar and recent drop in business confidence about the outlook for the economy, what actions does he intend taking to ease the concerns of New Zealanders and the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00397.htm


8: Dr Brash Invited To Explain Money Creation System

The newly formed New Zealand Banking Reform group would like to invite the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Don Brash, to explain in plain English to the public the nature of the process of money creation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00107.htm


9: What Cullen Must Do to Restore Confidence

“It’s imperative that Dr Michael Cullen take specific steps to restore business confidence in the Government and in the New Zealand economy,” Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00390.htm


10: 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


11: Sale of Town Belt land must be stopped

Labour’s Marian Hobbs will go down in history as being the only MP for Wellington Central who has failed the people of Wellington if she allows parts of the city’s Town Belt to be sold off, National MP Annabel Young said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00387.htm


12: Shipley Personal Statement to the House

I understand that this afternoon in the House there have been assertions made that in the comments during my speech in relation to the snap debate on the spectrum yesterday that I in some way cast a reflection on people within the Pacific Island community.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00382.htm


13: Petrol Price Hike-Blame It On Bill

New Zealand is reeling from savage petrol price hikes, but much of the blame for the price increases can be squarely placed at the feet of the Clinton administration. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00080.htm


14: 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


15: John Wright - The Mystery Is Resolved

The mystery continues about what exactly John Wright does as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary, says United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00375.htm


16: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - May 18

Today's questions concerned: Sliding Dollar - Jenny Shipley PI Remarks - State House Rentals - Overseas Aid - Jim Anderton's Views On The Reserve Bank - Airways British Plans - Union Agents With Convictions - Cellphones And Kids - Maori Spectrum - Treaty ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00081.htm


17: ERB Unworkable In Rural Areas: Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers told the Employment Relations Bill Select Committee today that the Bill's cumulative effect would be disastrous for New Zealand's rural sector.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00106.htm


18: The Naked Minister

"I'm feeling a bit naked and vulnerable, turning blue," Minister of Trade Negotiations Jim Sutton wrote in The Independent yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00108.htm


19: ECA claim not supported by the facts - Knowles

The facts do not support the claim that joblessness rose under the Employment Contracts Act, says Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00096.htm


20: 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


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