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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: A Week Of It: Rule Zealandia?

Images of Helen Clark are everywhere at the moment. Two days running last week her toothy grin has graced the front cover of the Dominion – first, at the launching of her “Joan of Arc” doppleganger tribute at the Backbencher Bar - on Friday she ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00087.htm


2: Te Karere Ipurangi - Fiji Editorial

Two things this morning. Firstly, in their interviews over the weekend and this morning, the media have featured overwhelmingly the views of Fijian Indians, and have disregarded any indigenous Fijian viewpoint. Hardly a balanced response.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00088.htm


3: The falling Kiwi dollar and dancing Cossacks

This week’s falling Kiwi dollar indicates fundamental structural weaknesses in the New Zealand economy compared with Australia. Let me speculate. This structural weakness can be traced back to the 1976 Muldoon government decision to can the Kirk-Rowling ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00083.htm


4: Sludge Report #6 – Counter-Revolutionary Revolts

Fiji Coup: Counter Revolutionary Expert Revolts - Dollar Down But Not Out - Meanwhile Sludge Is Sorry But.. - Turning Our Children Into Drug Users, Dealers and Abusers

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00090.htm


5: On The Left: Feral? Or Just Being Silly?

West Coasters, on one view are now not happy about the Government. In fact, this could perhaps be seen as something of an understatement. Certainly if one was to believe everything that the Coastal Action Network has to say, no Government MP should ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00125.htm


6: Fiji Coup Editorial Response - Pattrick Smellie

I don't want to seem rude, and I accept much of what Himona says about the way Maori issues are reported. However, I am confused by his column on Fiji.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00091.htm


7: The coup leader with a 'fanatical streak'

SUVA: The leader of the kidnappers holding the Fiji Islands government captive in Parliament has been branded as a terrorist by both the Pacific country's president and the leading daily newspaper Fiji Times.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00088.htm


8: Problems ahead with good faith bargaining

A Canadian labour law specialist currently visiting New Zealand says problems lie ahead in regulating good faith bargaining, a major feature of the Employment Relations Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00123.htm


9: Some Quotes For Dr Brash To Think About

While the Reserve Bank Governor thinks about his response to the question posed by New Zealand Banking Reform in an earlier release (See… Dr Brash Invited To Explain Money Creation System ), the following are a few interesting statements from other ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00119.htm


10: Rebel Lands 'Minister' - I'll Abolish All Tenure

SUVA: Interim Lands and Energy 'minister' Iliesa Duvuloco in the rebel government claims he will abolish all land tenure agreements between Fijian landowners and Indo-Fijian tenants.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00085.htm


11: Global warming means political heat

Within three years, GST could be partly replaced by a carbon tax to help reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to those who make and operate wind turbines. “Even sooner, there are likely to be energy efficiency regulations for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00122.htm


12: Greens concerned at "creeping coup"

Green Party MP Keith Locke today said he is concerned that the "creeping coup" may take hold in Fiji.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00468.htm


13: Guilty Plea By Morgan Fahey Vindicates Survivors

Rape Crisis said the guilty plea today by Dr Morgan Fahey vindicated the stories of his victims, and that the case highlighted the difficulty of reporting for sexual abuse survivors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0005/S00044.htm


14: Upton-on-line: Notes from the Employment Seminar

Labour Minister Margaret Wilson has continued her daily seminar on the Employment Relations Bill during Question Time with the long suffering, slightly wan humour of a parent who has refused her children any dessert until they’ve eaten up their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00424.htm


15: Disappointment at yachties' decision

Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard said he was disappointed at the decision by two key players in Team New Zealand to move on.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00447.htm


16: SCOOP LINKS: FIJI COUP MEDIA FREEDOM ALERT!!

PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH is an independent, non-profit, non-government organisation comprising journalists, lawyers, editors and other media workers, dedicated to examining issues of ethics, accountability, censorship, media freedom and media ownership in the Pacific ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00089.htm


17: Fiji coup - caught in the crossfire

* Yaya, a first-year student journalist from Fiji, and Aurere, from Papua New Guinea, report on how they got caught in crossfire at the besieged Parliament in Fiji's armed insurrection.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00087.htm


18: Loop New Issue Out Monday

The latest issue of LOOP hits the stands on Monday. On top of the customary serving of thought-provoking articles and reviews, bold fashion and of course the LOOP CD/CDrom, look forward to the following in the May/June issue:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00035.htm


19: Gunmen Free 10 Hostages In Fiji Insurrection

SUVA: Ten government ministers and backbench MPs held hostage by armed gunmen in Fiji's Parliament in a self-styled "civil coup" were freed early today after being forced to resign from office.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00083.htm


20: 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


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