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

1: Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psycopath

IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00125.htm


2: HARD NEWS: Prostitutes, Thieves and Gold-diggers

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... what didn't happen: democracy hasn't been overthrown by an out-of-town con man and a few hired goons. Not here, anyway.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00123.htm


3: Policeman Dies, Armed Attack On TV Station

SUVA: A policeman wounded during a terror raid into the central business area of Fiji's capital Suva died early today as lawlessness mounted, according to local radio reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00140.htm


4: Scoop Images: Cap'n Blackadder's Triple Crown

The Canterbury Crusaders won their third consecutive Super 12 Final last night beating the ACT Brumbies 20-19 in Canberra. Sean Hay recorded the action for Scoop in Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00132.htm


5: On The Left: Superannuation bugs, and an apology

Superannuation looks like being torn again by partisan division that is not only needless - but is positively irresponsible. Why are there such big divisions over Superannuation policy, and what can we do to move forward?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00160.htm


6: "The Day I Was Kissed By A Coup Leader"

"As much as I wanted to go to Fiji's Parliament, I was very aware that with my Indian looks crossing the line into the Parliament where all the indigenous Fijians were gathering, would be kind of scary. But journalism got the better of me...."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00127.htm


8: NEWSFLASH: Ratu Mara Dismisses Government

Fijian President Ratu Mara has dismissed the Labour Government of Fiji led by Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry who remains a hostage within the Fijian Parliamentary compound held by a group of gunmen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00131.htm


9: NEWSFLASH: All Black Squad Announced

Coming of the plane yesterday Rugby Union president Andy Dalton broke the news to Todd Blackadder. Canterbury's Captain Courageous was the new All Black captain. Ten more of his fellow Crusaders were in the squad announced yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00134.htm


10: Health Nazis Fought the Net (and the Net won)

The Government has ordered that access to the website of Havana House Cigars be blocked to New Zealand citizens. The fine folks at anonymizer.com don't care, and so now the Libertarianz website can now put you through to Havana House.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00157.htm


11: Coast Councils Take Government Deal

The four West Coast councils have voted to reluctantly receive Government's $120 million offer in lieu of native logging, but in a surprise move they have also voted to slice $28 million off the top for themselves. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00136.htm


12: Living In Fear Near Fiji's Parliament

SUVA: As civil unrest and uncertainty continues in what was once a peaceful land, residents living in suburban Nasese surrounding Fiji's Parliament complex are today living in fear.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00143.htm


13: Media Flash – Aus Media News And Jobs E-Newspaper

IN THIS EDITION: Mob Rule: Radio Fiji, TV Off Air - Radio Re-Valued - Schildberger Says - What Are We Bid For 60 Seconds - 'Age' Thumps 'Mpg' Chest- Australian Media Job Directory

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00133.htm


14: Sludge Report #8 – Offence Against A Higher Order

IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL #2: Is Speight Seeking To Create Martyrs? - Fiji Gunmen Hold Prayer Meeting Then Shoot A Policeman - George Speight Offends Against A Higher Order

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00140.htm


15: 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


16: Lord Of The Rings - Don't Believe The Hype?

According to star Christopher Lee who plays the dark mage Saruman in Peter Jackson’s three film epic, the director hasn’t lost his touch.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00107.htm


17: Fiji Coup – A Resolution Without Bloodshed?

In all the comment on Fiji by politicians and the media, I have not heard one workable suggestion to show how Fiji might reach a solution to this crisis, without bloodshed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00121.htm


18: NEWSFLASH: Army Moves To Isolate Speight

The security situation in Suva has sharply deteriorated with apparent moves by President Ratu Mara to isolate the gunmen in the Parliamentary complex and put up a proper cordon to prevent people from coming and going from the compound. + Sludge Report ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00127.htm


19: Bill Threatens Rights of Intellectually Disabled

People with intellectual disabilities could be locked up without having committed a crime, IHC National President Barbara Rocco, told the Health Select Committee today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00142.htm


20: Scoop Archive: Re-emergence of sweatshops shows need for change

Investigations into the latest alleged sweatshop in Auckland illustrate the urgent need for provisions included in the Employment Relations Bill to deter this sort of exploitation of workers, says Labour Minister Margaret Wilson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/9d/a9/200005250034.7ba5addf.html


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