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

1: Sludge Report #14 – Rodney’s Speech In Fiji (1)

Sludge is delighted to provide the following transcript of the speech delivered by ACT MP Rodney Hide at the Investors International conference in Fiji in January last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00072.htm


2: Are These For Real?

The latest pictures to come from the Lord of the Rings film website theonering.net seem to have had some magic touch ups – if they are real photos at all…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00066.htm


3: Greens attack free speech

“The attack by the co-leader of the Green Party on the New Zealand Life Sciences Network (Inc) is an attempt to prevent the public hearing anything which contradicts the Greens’ view of the world and therefore, nothing less than an attack on free ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00063.htm


4: 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


6: Sludge Report #15 – Rodney’s Speech In Fiji (2)

In the second half of Rodney Hide’s Fiji Speech he discusses culture shock in Parliament, podiatry (and Jonathan Hunt again), the power of the IRD, the death of Ian Lee Mutton and the path to getting rid of tax – which is, Rodney says, to not ask for anything.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00073.htm


7: Scoop Images: Scotland The Brave #2

Images of the Scotland vs NZ Maoris match on Sunday. Photos by Scoop Photographer Mark Graham. NZ Maori On The Charge...OUCH! #1: Caught In The Air...OUCH! #2:Scottish Crunch...Come Here You...Hongi...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00071.htm


8: 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


9: 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


10: Trade officials and diplomats in pro-GE campaign

New Zealand trade officials and diplomats are taking part in a pro-GE campaign aimed at influencing the outcome of the Royal Commission on Genetic Engineering, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00410.htm


11: 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


12: Scoop Images: Scotland The Brave #1

Images from Scoop Photographer Mark Graham of the New Zealand Maori's clash with Scotland at the Weekend. NZ Maori's won 18 to 15 - The Haka - A Young Scotland Fan - A Young NZ Maori Fan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00070.htm


13: A Week Of It: Is Anything Right With Budget 2000?

“A boring budget? Responsible, but unimaginative…..misses vital element?” The variety of responses to Michael Cullen’s first balancing of the books were often more interesting than the actual budget itself. A Week of it's Chris Holm writes on the budget reaction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00069.htm


15: Mental Health Group Incensed by Gun-Owner Comments

Post-budget comments from the pro-gun lobby have been described as the most trashy and opportunistic attack ever on people with mental illnesses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00065.htm


16: ISCR releases SOE study

The New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation today released a study of the economic performance of five State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the period 1989 to 1998. The five SOEs studied were Airways Corporation of New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00116.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: 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


20: Burton must say whether he will delay re-equipping

Unrest is growing in Army circles over fears the purchase of Armoured Personnel Carriers may be shelved for a number of years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00404.htm


21: THE GOVERNMENT’S DEFENCE POLICY FRAMEWORK

1. A new approach to defence was one of the key policies of the Government when it was elected. This statement covers the Government’s goals and priorities for defence. It provides a framework for future decisions about military capabilities, resources ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00432.htm


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