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

1: NEWSFLASH: No Deal Says George Speight

George Speight has just held a press conference in Suva rejecting again the offers of a resolution to the Crisis and according to Michael Field live in Suva - reported on Radio New Zealand - saying that Commodore Bainimarana is just "President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00147.htm


2: NEWSFLASH: Ugly Scenes At Fiji Parliament

The situation has turned ugly at the Fijian Parliament after negotiations between hostage taker George Speight and the military broke down when Mr Speight refused to accept the choice of the military for a new Prime Minister.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00154.htm


3: 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


4: NEWSFLASH: Fiji Crisis Day 13 Update

Overnight discussions between the gunmen holding hostages in the Fijian Parliament and the Interim Military Government have continued and there is optimism that the hostages may finally be released today, day 13 of the crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00151.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day May 30

Today's questions concerned the subjects of: Sporting Achievements - Fiji Crisis - ERB - GE Seed Imports - Fiji Coup And Maori - APEC and Trade - Health Reforms - STV and Local Government - ERB and The Treaty - Teacher Council - Overseas Investment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00148.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - May 31

Today's Questions concerned the subjects of:. What Shouldn't Jim Say - Export Education - Jim On Business Confidence - Airways - Treasurer On Business Confidence - Gang Intimidation - ERB Independent Appraisal - Maths And Science Standards - Maori Affairs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00155.htm


7: Scoop Images: 1400 At Auckland Fiji Crisis Meeting

The Action for Restoration of Democracy in Fiji group yesterday called a meeting in the Mahatma Gandhi Centre in Auckland which was attended by 1400 people.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00137.htm


8: New Zealand's attitude to indigenous rights

As the week draws to an end, and as the sad events in Suva drag on, it is time perhaps to reflect on some of the things that Maori can learn from it all. I've been writing this week about the extraordinary emotional reaction from our government to the coup. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00165.htm


9: Pizza Haven Says Ads Unfairly Branded

An Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) decision to ban two Pizza Haven ads because they encourage violence is missing the point, according to Pizza Haven.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00180.htm


10: 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


11: Confidence In Business Strong In The Wild West

While the rest of New Zealand is going into a tail-spin over the latest gloomy National Bank business confidence survey, the West Coast has quietly established a cargo shipping link to Australia out of the Port of Greymouth which is likely to attract business ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00153.htm


12: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday 31 May

Paraphrased answers to today's Parliamentay questions will be published in the Headlines wire after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00649.htm


13: Scoop Images: Checkpoint And President

President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara during a press conference - and Police at a checkpoint near Parliament - Photos: Joe Yaya

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00142.htm


14: Data Flash (New Zealand) NBNZ Business Survey

General business confidence suffered the largest one-month fall in the 12 year history of the survey. A net 21% of respondents expect general business conditions to deteriorate over the next 12 months. In April, a net 15% of firms expected an improvement in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00182.htm


15: NZ Banking Reform Group Started

A new banking reform group, aiming to restore the government's sovereign right to create and issue the nation's currency, has been formed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00172.htm


16: Military Commander Says Speight Will Go Free

SUVA: Fiji's rebel leader George Speight has committed a "criminal act" in seizing the elected government hostage but will go free, says military commander Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00150.htm


17: Mood belies good economic prospects

"The latest National Bank business confidence survey is of concern because it indicates that people are ignoring the positives which are around, both in the economy at large and in their own businesses," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00642.htm


18: Who Cares what the Commonwealth Thinks?

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/PO0005/S00166.htm


19: NEWSFLASH - Fiji - Military Govt ‘For Up To 3 Yrs’

As negotiations stop and start with Fiji coup leader George Speight the new military leader of the country, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has promised Mr. Speight there could be military rule for the next three years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00158.htm


20: Tax Hike Bad News For Drinkers

An expected 1.8 per cent hike in excise taxes tomorrow is bad news for drinkers said Thomas Chin, Chief Executive Officer of the Distilled Spirits Association.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00171.htm


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