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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20


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

1: 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.

2: Keith Rankin - Accounting for Child Support

On Tuesday, the television programme Money Doctor featured a solo father wanting to save for a house for himself and his young daughter. He earned over $40,000 per year while also receiving $100 Child Support per week from his child's mother. Trouble ...

3: 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 ...

4: Business sentiment out of line with reality

The latest NBNZ business survey showed the sharpest fall in business confidence in 12 years, back to the level recorded during the 1998 recession. While there is good reason for business sentiment to be less positive than during the rapid growth period ...

5: Internet Society Lifts Ban On Offensive Names

The Internet Society of New Zealand has lifted its ban preventing registration of seven "offensive" words as domain names in New Zealand.

6: NEWSFLASH: Fiji- A Cabinet Or Military Council?

SUVA, The list for a new interim administration is being drawn up this morning - the latest army move to find a government acceptable to coup leader George Speight.

7: The "Close-Up" Fiji TV Script Blamed For The Raid

SUVA: Fiji Television's programme "Close-up" last night featured media coverage of the insurrection and this reportedly led to the attack on the station's studio and offices by a mob of supporters of rebel leader George Speight.

8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - June 1

Today's Questions concerned the subjects of:. Kiwi Bank - ERB - Health Strategy (Immunisation) - Kiwi Bank - NZ Post - Paid Parental Leave - OZ GST - Paid Parental Leave - GE Food Labelling - Northland Regional Development - Maori and PI Literacy ...

9: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday June 1

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

10: Military impose conditions for amnesty

SUVA: The amnesty offered to Fiji's rebel leader George Speight and his group for the illegal takeover of the Mahendra Chaudhry-led government is tied to conditions laid down by the interim military government.

11: 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

12: A Government For All NZers - Cullen Budget Speech

This is the third speech in my pre-Budget trilogy. When I started out on this programme I said that I felt that in the past Budget processes have been excessively secretive. Of course there are issues of commercial secrecy and financial market sensitivity ...

13: New Zealand Health Strategy First for Decade

Health Minister Annette King today released the draft New Zealand Health Strategy, describing it as the "first really strategic" approach for a decade to developing an outstanding public health system.

14: 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.

15: 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.

16: Tribute to Jock Barnes - Sandra Lee

The Leader of the Mana Motuhake Party, Cabinet Minister Hon Sandra Lee, has paid tribute to her good friend and veteran trade union leader Jock Barnes, who died in Auckland yesterday, describing him as "a great New Zealander".

17: Military commander claims support of Fijians

SUVA: Fiji's interim Head of State and army chief, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, says he has the support of most indigenous Fijians and has brushed aside defiant statements by the rebel leader.

18: Peters Scoffs At Speight Comparison

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today scoffed at suggestions that he bears any resemblance whatsoever to the Fijian gangster, George Speight.

19: NZ Company Win In Cybersquatter Case

New Zealand company, Moana Pacific Fisheries Ltd, has successfully won back the right to use its own name from a 'cybersquatter'.

20: 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

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