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Scoop Daily Ratings - Yesterday's Top 23

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Yesterday's top 23 rating items on Scoop were...

1: 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


2: 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


3: New System For Registering Domain Names

The new system for registering Domain names in New Zealand is up and now running well with major cost and time savings for those wanting to get their own Internet address.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00061.htm


HOBBIT STORIES -
4: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
10: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
15: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are

5: Drugs, Rape Claim In Parliament Siege

SUVA: A woman who has escaped from being held captive at Fiji's Parliament claims she was gang-raped for four nights and that drug abuse is rife in the complex, according to media reports today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00065.htm


6: Police Arrest Murder Accused

Auckland Police have arrested a man for the murder of Kylie Jones who was found dead in the Eastview Reserve in Glen Innes late on Tuesday June 6.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0006/S00007.htm


7: Shareholders Give U.S. Business Chiefs The Chop

Heads are rolling across corporate America as several top chief executives become victims of impatient shareholders who are disappointed with profits and volatile and unforgiving markets. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00036.htm


8: The First World War Has Not Happened Yet

We seem to be dreaming. We look at the world as if it were not much older than we can remember. We do not doubt that we have made progress through history as human beings, and we are proud of it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00073.htm


9: 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


11: 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


12: 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


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: Smokers Day Out Kicks Butt!

Saturdays inaugural Smokers Day Out in Sulphur City Rotorua, may have created a stink but was a roaring success according to organiser Joy Faulkner, Founder of Smokers Of The World Unite.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00029.htm


16: Democracy, Constitutions and Revolution

Throughout the Fijian constitutional crisis New Zealand's foreign minister Phil Goff has declaimed from his high moral perch the principles of democracy and constitutionality, the absolute and non-negotiable values that Fiji must adhere to, or else. These are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00035.htm


17: 'People's' petition launched with big support

SUVA: A "people's petition" calling for more than 500,000 signatures against the hijacking of democracy in the Fiji Islands by rebel leader George Speight and for the freeing of about 30 hostages has been launched with an "overwhelming" initial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00069.htm


18: Cabinet papers show tariffs frozen for politics

"Cabinet papers obtained by the Opposition reveal the decision to freeze tariffs was based on party politics and not on any analysis of the impact on New Zealand businesses and consumers," Opposition Commerce spokesperson Lockwood Smith said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00189.htm


19: $3m for energy efficiency from Greens

The Green Party today revealed the first initiative in the Green Budget Package, adding $3 million to the Government's funding of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00193.htm


20: Minister launches unique healthy diet website

June 9 2000 Speech Notes, Annette King, Minister Of Health Minister launches unique healthy diet website

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00179.htm


21: Investment Gap Widening, Says Prebble

ACT leader Richard Prebble today told the government they must make the growing investment gap the number one priority in the Budget.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00186.htm


22: 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


23: 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


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