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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbit's excluded) were...

1: The Sludge Report #12 – Rodney’s Trip To Fiji

C.D. Sludge has now caught up with the MP who made a trip to Fiji last year to attend a seminar of Investors International, the principal of which, Rudolf van Lin, was later arrested and charged in the US with Securities fraud. And an organisation which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00053.htm


2: Sludge Report #11 – More Evidence In Money Mystery

What follows is a transcript of conversations recorded with leading figures in the Free Money for Greedy Mystery described in Sludge Report #10.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00043.htm


HOBBIT STORIES...
3: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
4: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are
5: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!


6: 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


7: Eco-Economy: There is No Alternative

The Reserve Bank will want to raise interest rates yet again. Inflation is lurking everywhere and our over-heating economy will be in need of the wet blanket again. Governor Don Brash will stand at the podium and announce seven percent interest, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00050.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 June 2000

Today’s Questions Concerned: R&D Taxation – Economic Indicators – Independent Contractors and the ERB – Budget Projections And ERB – Home Detention – Victims Package – Rural Hospitals – Northland Mental Health – Export Credit Guarantees – Electricity ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00046.htm


9: Bizarre Life In A Siege City

SUVA: It's an irony of this bizarre insurrection in Fiji, now in its fourth week, that the country has been "celebrating" two public holidays in two successive weeks: Today Fiji, which is on the verge of becoming a Commonwealth pariah, is celebrating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00083.htm


10: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 14 June 2000

Today's Questions concern: Truth In Sentencing - School Zoning And Balloting- Budget Growth Forecasts - Immigrant Doctors - Maori Spectrum And Quest Communications - Bulk Funding - Government Procurement - R&D Taxation - Highway Patrol - ILO Conventions ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00054.htm


11: Simon Orme: Mainstreaming - NZ Electricity Inquiry

The NZ electricity inquiry report (1), released this week, is a move toward the international mainstream in electricity regulation, which is not a surprise given the Australian and British leanings of the inquiry panel. Simon Orme writes from Sydney.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00049.htm


12: Knight Completes Remarkable Merino Story

Bologna, Italy. 13 June 2000. - Software entrepreneur Sir Gil Simpson tonight closes the loop on a remarkable supply chain that started under the gaze of Aoraki/Mt Cook and finished in front of European business and political leaders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00078.htm


13: The End Of West Coast Rimu Logging

The release Monday of 40 pages of Cabinet papers and minutes backgrounding Government's decisions to end the harvest of rimu timber and to extinguish the 1986 West Coast Accord, has failed to impress West Coast leaders. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00052.htm


14: Scoop Images: Wellywood's Favourite Starlet

Movie star Liv Tyler takes a break from a hectic schedule of filming for the Lord of the Rings trilogy earlier this year for a spot of shopping on Wellington's Willis St - photo Kevin Stent of the Sunday Star Times.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00023.htm


15: Government Spy Agency Watchdog A Waste

Government Spy Agency Watchdog “complete waste of time and taxpayers’ money” – Complainants call for abolition or radical overhaul

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00037.htm


16: 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


17: Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 14 June 2000

Answers to the questions will be published shortley after 3pm this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00253.htm


18: Promising outlook blurred by interest, confidence

The latest analysis of prospects for NZ from independent economists BERL contain a cautiously optimistic message.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00076.htm


19: Road Safety 2000

The government's reduced tolerances announced in last week's road safety package is designed to save lives and prevent injuries on New Zealand roads and highways, the Minister of Transport Mark Gosche said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00251.htm


20: Minister gives performance centre green light

A major new facility for the performing arts in Christchurch will become a reality following Government approval to the construction of the Aurora Centre.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00236.htm


21: "Just bloody regulate it" say drug reformers

Drug law reformers say that Parliament's Health Committee should expeditiously review the legal status of cannabis - "and quick smart", because the committee is already sitting on drug scheduling legislation, the Misuse of Drugs Amendment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00040.htm


22: PM wishes Leader of the Opposition speedy recovery

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today she was very sorry to learn that the Leader of the Opposition Jenny Shipley had been admitted to hospital last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00232.htm


23: Turning The Charm On Businesses

Prime Minister Helen Clark is turning on the charm on businesses, sending a letter to over 10,000 small companies promising to review the government’s proposed employment law.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00044.htm


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