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Scoop Today - Weekend's Top Scoops

The top 20 rating items on Scoop at the weekend (Hobbit's excluded) were...

2: Bankers' Central Bank Warns of US Bubble Will Pop

Our export led recovery could soon be in trouble according to a Bank for International Settlements (BIS) report issued June 5.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00107.htm

5: Warehouse Stationery Now Sells No. 1 Computer

Warehouse Stationery Now Sells Number 1 U.S. Computer Brand Throughout New Zealand State-of-the-art Gateway Computers Now Available ‘In Your Town’

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00106.htm


7: Where Has All The Money Gone?

Finance Minister Michael Cullen is struggling to find the money to implement the Labour led government's program.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00058.htm


9: Upton-on-line - June 16th - Budget Blues

The Government seems to have reconciled itself to a glum reception from the business sector to its first Budget. This is an ignominious defeat because the Government has, up until now, been comforting itself with hopes that the Budget would change ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00396.htm


10: HARD NEWS: Budget, Business and Bum-Tickle

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Labour Finance Minister in boring Budget shock! Well, not quite ... Michael Cullen's maiden Budget was plenty interesting - not least in its disarming fiscal prudence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00065.htm


11: Sludge Report #13 - The Budget Is Wrong

CD and assorted Sludge have been locked up in the Beehive since 11.30am with a remarkably disappointing budget. True it contains a new lingo. But as the government has already announced most of it - what is left comes as a bit of an anti-climax.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00062.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: 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


15: 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


16: Waiting For The Winner

SUVA: Week five begins. The media death skull face of terrorist George Speight struts and talks on the media as he plays his game of Winner-take-all.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00092.htm


17: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00099.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

20: Winston Peters on Investors International

Rt Hon. WINSTON PETERS (Leader, NZ First): The ACT party* in New Zealand does not like the paying of taxes, and it does not like certain legal schemes, so it indulges itself in certain schemes that are not legal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00295.htm


21: Trade unions urged to use heads and hearts on Fiji

Import News from the Importers Institute 16 June 2000 - Trade unions urged to use heads and hearts on Fiji

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00057.htm


22: 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


23: Increase in Overseas Debt

New Zealand's overseas debt was $109 billion, an increase of $6.7 billion, or 6.5 per cent, since 31 March 1999, Deputy Government Statistician, Ian Ewing announced today. The latest rise compares with a 3.1 per cent increase between 31 March 1998 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00105.htm


24: Ministers Call For Reports

Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle and Health Minister Annette King have called for reports into an inter-agency operation which involved Kaitaia Hospital this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00379.htm

25: Cell Tower Radiation Rises - Resident Group

The permissible limit for exposing the public to radiation from cell towers for the functioning of cellular phones has been dramatically raised. But I have seen no reference to this in the daily media, which gets a lucrative income from advertising ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00080.htm


26: NZ Appears In Amnesty International Report

New Zealand's inclusion for only the third time on Amnesty International's annual list of countries violating human rights is a wake-up call to our national attitudes about asylum-seekers, AI Executive Director Ced Simpson said yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00042.htm


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