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The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the weekend were...

(LOTR Items have been excluded...)

4: George Speight’s Dodgy Pyramid Past

More revelations about Fijiam Coup Leader George Speight’s involvment into a pyramid selling scheme was revealed to an Australian State Parliament yesterday reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00032.htm


6: Cullen Insult Final Straw - Aardvark To Depart

According to our Finance Minister, Michael Cullen, I, and the many thousands of other New Zealand entrepreneurs and businessmen, are a bunch of scheming, plotting would-be criminals who, if given half a chance, would enjoy nothing more than to rip off the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00026.htm


7: Sludge Report #10 - Free Money For Greedy Mystery

Today's Sludge Report relates a strange tale involving the visit of a NZ MP to Fiji on a speaking trip, free money for the secretive and greedy, and a so called "financial freedom" movement which promotes tax avoidance, offshore trusts and VERY high yield ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00034.htm


8: Scoop Images: Peter Jackson And The Olympic Flame

Courtesy of http://theonering.net and photographer Karen Tucker - Lord of the Rings Director Peter Jackson with the Olympic Flame in Wellington's Civic Square yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00022.htm


9: Fiji Coup: Too Many Chiefs...

While Fiji coup leader George Speight meets with a group of Western Fijian chiefs to discuss solutions to the crisis, the military Government has distanced themselves from another delegation of chiefs which met Mr. Speight yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00033.htm


10: The Failure of Electoral Engineering in Fiji

George Speight's seizure of Fiji's parliament may have shocked the world, but it comes as less of a surprise to those familiar with the situation here in Fiji.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00052.htm


11: Keith Rankin: The Business of Government

Business interests in New Zealand have been lobbying hard to make the Labour-led government more "business friendly". The Parliamentary Labour Party seems to be acquiescing to this pressure.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00024.htm


12: Reforming The Use Of Agricultural Land In Fiji

REFORMING THE LEASING AND THE USE OF AGRICULTURAL LAND IN FIJI: An Economic Incentive Approach

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00062.htm


13: Deliberate Bank Overcharging Is Theft

Today the a Serious Fraud Officer said the fact that Bankers are knowingly taking huge sums of money from customers is the responsibility of the polititians to remedy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00024.htm


14: Scoop Archive: ETAN On Resumption of Military Ties with Indonesia

The East Timor Action Network (ETAN) today called on the U.S. government to cancel plans to conduct a joint military exercise with the Indonesian military (TNI) this summer. This training is part of a proposed program to gradually restore military ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/63/b4/200005251001.7ca32a41.html


15: Upton-on-line: Confidence Tricks

Upton-on-line has been hunkered down on the farm this week. Perhaps there really is some truth in the old belief that rural virtue is pitted against city vice. Perhaps it’s just having to rely on the media. But from the depths of the provinces, the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00150.htm


16: ERB supported by vast majority of submissions

Over 13,500 of around 17,000 submissions on the Employment Relations Bill support the proposed legislation, says Employment and Accident Insurance Legislation Select Committee chair Graham Kelly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00184.htm


17: Greens Spokesman 'Relic From A Lost Era'

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath says he would sleep more soundly at night if the Greens Agriculture Spokesman, and most of his tree-hugging colleagues, got back in their Tardis and travelled back to the Stone Age and their waiting families.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00025.htm


18: 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


19: Manufacturing Growth Sustained

Manufacturing sales rose by 2.0 per cent in the March 2000 quarter after seasonal variations were removed, according to Statistics New Zealand's latest Quarterly Manufacturing Survey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00057.htm


20: Technology Used to Help Murder Inquiry

Police investigating the brutal murder of 23 year-old Glen Innes resident Kylie JONES have set up an 0800 number for the public to use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00022.htm


21: Overseas Trade Indexes - Q1/2000

Key points * Export prices rose by 1.9% qoq while import prices rose by 4.8% qoq. * Compared with Q1/1999, export prices were 9.7% higher, while import prices were 11.2% higher. * The market had expected rises in export and import prices of 2.6% ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00056.htm


22: Scoop Image: Young Journalist Brutally Murdered

http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0006/0cd3a7068619946778ad.jpeg Murder Victim - Kylie Sheree JONES

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00021.htm


23: Scoop Images: Rumbles Beneath The Pacific

The following images show an underwater erruption taking place near the Solomon Islands.. for more information see... Scientists See Fiery Birth Of New Pacific Island in the Science wire.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00110.htm


24: Suharto's Suit Against Time Thrown Out

JAKARTA -- Former President Suharto yesterday lost his first legal battle after his fall from power when his multi-billion dollar libel suit against Time magazine was thrown out by a Jakarta court. Central Jakarta District Judge Sihol Sitompul ruled ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00060.htm

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