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

2: 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


3: Scoop Link: Tomato truck becomes vehicle of death

DOVER, England (Reuters) - British customs officials were suspicious from the moment they spotted the white Mercedes truck rolling off the late-night ferry from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00108.htm


4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day June 20

Today's Questions concern: R&D Taxation – Fiscal Surpluses – Elective Surgery -Mental Health Funding – Armed Forces Equipment x 2 – Fiji Trade Ban – Closing The Education Gaps – WINZ And The Koru Club – Kiwi Bank – Customs Exercises – Foreign ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00081.htm


5: A Peoples Cop Needed

New Commissioner of Police, Rob Robinson, was described by the Prime Minister yesterday as a "cop's cop" causing him to blush. But I hope he's a people's cop. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00079.htm


6: PMA Update: the shooting of Steven Wallace

It is just over seven weeks now since Steven Wallace was shot dead by a police officer in Waitara. Aside from the initial flurry of statements of concern from various politicians, then a brief announcement on 1 June that the preliminary report of the homicide investigation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00069.htm


7: Native Forests For Firewood Scandal

Revelations today of the large-scale clearance of virgin native forests for firewood were a national disgrace, the Ecologic Foundation said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00071.htm


8: Safety Reports On GM Foods For Public Comment

Board Chairman of the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA), Michael MacKellar, today released safety assessment reports on five GM foods for public comment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00070.htm


9: 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


10: Defence Policy Statement Released

An army overhaul is one of the few revelations of a defence policy statement low on detail about other big-ticket spending decisions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00078.htm


11: Greens Attempting To Spin GE Truth

The Greens are subverting the course of democracy with their continued rhetoric on biotechnology issues, said ACT Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00435.htm


12: 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


13: ANZFA assurances over GE-Food meaningless

Assurances from the Australia New Zealand Food Authority that five genetically engineered foods on our shelves are safe are meaningless given that no long-term safety testing has been conducted on them, said Green Party health spokesperson Sue Kedgley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00442.htm


14: ‘Culture of Extravagance’ Alive & Well

The ‘culture of extravagance’ within WINZ is alive and well under the leadership of Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey despite his Opposition bluster against the Department’s spending.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00445.htm


15: 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


16: Greens Barking Up The Wrong Tree: Sutton

Trade NZ's commercial contract with Lifesciences Network was an operational matter, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00446.htm


17: Dubious Details Show Greens True Form

The Greens desperate attempts at censorship prove they are strongly opposed to informed public debate, said ACT Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00456.htm


18: Scoop Images: Clearfelled Rainforest

Where there used to be trees. Photos of clearfelled native forest in Southland from the Ecologic Foundation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00080.htm


19: 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


20: Govt. Responds To The WINZ Inquiry

An increased focus on employment and greater regional flexibility mark a new beginning for the Department of Work and Income, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00458.htm


21: 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


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