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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Sludge Report #16 - Dover, Dover, Dover!

Initially when the Dover Samuels sexual allegations story broke, Sludge was in two minds whether to report the scandal at all. Having heard on the journalism grape vine the allegations involved sex with a young underage girl, and that Mr. Samuels ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00099.htm


2: Who is the real victim of Samuels affair ?

"Women should be sickened and outraged by the treatment being meted out to the young woman at the centre of the controversy over the Minister of Maori Affairs," National's Women's Affairs spokeswoman Anne Tolley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00504.htm


3: NEWSFLASH: Samuels Denies Sex Allegations

The Minister Of Maori Affairs Dover Samuels has strongly denied accusations made against him for sexual misconduct and says he will step down from his ministerial duties while the matter is investigated by police.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00085.htm


4: Young Woman Needs Counseling Says Relative

The young woman at the centre of sex allegations involving Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels needs counseling says a relative today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00096.htm


5: Keith Rankin: Unitechs and Polyversities

When Graham Henry decided to coach the Welsh rugby team, the New Zealand Rugby Union responded by drafting a rule, now known as the 'Henry rule', to prohibit him from coaching the All Blacks. The rule serves no useful purpose.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00091.htm


6: Rankin Survivors Speak Out!

The Christine Rankin Impoverished Survivors' Independent Society (CRISIS) applauds news that Ms Rankin has formed her own support group.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00085.htm


7: Scoop Opinion: Scoop Talks Coast Issues With Jim

At the signing of the Heads of Agreement in Greymouth yesterday to transfer $120 million to the West Coast, I had the opportunity to personally talk, for the first time, to Deputy Prime Minister, Jim Anderton. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00097.htm


8: Indigenous Fiji Newsletter

The following is the text of a newsletter received from Fiji. It sets out many of the grievances and suspicions of many indigenous Fijians. It is republished by Te Karere Ipurangi to illustrate the issues that concern many indigenous Fijians, that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00115.htm


9: The Hon Dover Samuels - PM's Statement

Allegations have been made against the Minister of Maori Affairs. He has asked to take leave from his duties while a police investigation, which he has requested, is completed. I have agreed to his request.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00483.htm


10: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - June 22

Today's Questions concern: WHO Report – West Coast Package – Dover Samuels – MFAT And GE Survey - Dover Samuels – WHO Report – Fisheries Commissioners – ACT Allegations – ERB Success – Skill Shortages – State House Sales – E-Commerce.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00098.htm


11: PM covers up Samuels allegations

"The Prime Minister's admission she knew of the allegations against the Minister of Maori Affairs six months ago and did nothing is an appalling lapse of leadership and judgement," Acting Leader of the Opposition Wyatt Creech said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00485.htm


12: Upton-on-line - From Hanover

A very short edition, since upton-on-line comes to you this week from Hannover. (No, not Hamilton, Hannover in Germany with which New Zealanders now have a deeply shared affinity flowing from a common electoral system).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00501.htm


13: NEWSFLASH: Fiji Hostages Could Be Released Today

The hostages at the centre of the two month military crisis in Fiji could be released as early as 1:30pm today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00093.htm


14: NEWSFLASH: Dover Samuels Stood Down

Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels has been stood down from his ministerial responsibilities following allegations of sexual misconduct.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00084.htm


15: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day June 21

Today's Questions concern: Speakers Ruling On Personal Explanations - WINZ Inquiry – Health Spending - Toothfish – ERB Changes – Fiji Coup – Native Logging In Southland – Minister For Auckland – Research And Development Vision - Children And Family Services ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00086.htm


16: Prime Minister launches Science Advisory Council

Nine New Zealanders with diverse backgrounds in industry and science have been named as members of a new Science and Innovation Advisory Council (SIAC), launched by Prime Minister Helen Clark in Wellington today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00481.htm


17: Scoop Images: The Triumph Of Nelson Bays

Scotland's touring Rugby team only managed to scrape together a 25 all draw against second division Nelson Bays on Tuesday. Scoop's photographer Mark Graham was there to record the action. The photographer can be contacted at.. IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00095.htm


18: Greens Ignore Election Promise To Public

The Greens supported a land sale to foreign owners today, despite its direct contradiction of their election promises, said ACT Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00488.htm


19: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 22 June

Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers. Paraphrased answers to these questions will be posted in the Headlines wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00502.htm


20: CPU Pleased Court Of Appeal Judgement Confirmed

The New Zealand Section of the Commonwealth Press Union (CPU) has welcomed reconfirmation of a Court of Appeal decision concerning political discussion as acknowledgement of the importance of freedom of expression in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00052.htm


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