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

6: Dover Leaves With Dignity

At an emotional press conference in Parliament yesterday Dover Samuels delivered his political swan-song, after being sacked as Maori Affairs Minister. Chris Holm Reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00154.htm


7: Howard’s End: What About The Rule Of Law?

Everyone is entitled to the observance of the principles of natural justice. So says the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990 - that's unless you are Dover Samuels or former Timberlands employee Kit Richards. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00153.htm


8: Analysis: Rupert's Buddy Behind Qantas-Ansett Deal

Former News Ltd director and Ansett New Zealand executive chairman Ken Cowley is the key to the deal which sees a consortium of low-profile, wealthy Kiwis take over a New Zealand domestic airline which News Ltd ended up owning by default in 1996. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00145.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 June

Today's Questions concern: Dover Samuels – Korea – Business Confidence x 2 – Tibet – Possums – Immunisation – ERB and Confidence - Youth Crime – Tony Blair’s Policies – Student Loans – University Deficits - Employment Committee Deliberations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00156.htm


10: Scoop Images: Farewell Dover Press Conference

Prime Minister Helen Clark and deputy Labour Leader Michael Cullen at today's press conference in the Beehive to announce the sacking of Maori Affair's Minister Dover Samuels.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00148.htm


11: Scoop Images: Beehive Upgrade Computer Impressions

Today the Speaker of the House announced plans for a $43 million upgrade of the Beehive building in the Parliamentary complex. Four images provided as part of the announcement follow...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00157.htm


12: What Does Helen Clark Now Know... ?

What Does Helen Clark Now Know That She Should Have Known Since Becoming Labour Leader? - Peters

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00617.htm


13: Keith Rankin - Reflecting on the Gene Pool

What else can I write about today, other than what may prove to be the most important event of the 21st century? This week, the first draft of the human genome project (HGP) has been completed. The book of the genetic blueprint of human life has been ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00152.htm


14: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 29 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/S00632.htm


15: Sludge Report #18 – Who Shrunk The Economy!

In This Issue: Honey! Who Shrunk The Economy! - Rupert’s Holidays For Hardworking Hacks - Richard Long Fails To Front For Todd Debate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00129.htm


16: Dover Samuels

I am today advising the Governor General to withdraw the ministerial warrants of Dover Samuels.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00614.htm


17: Executive Wing (the Beehive) Refurbishment

Planning of major changes to the Executive Wing (the Beehive) are now underway as a further stage of the refurbishment project commences.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00635.htm


18: HARD NEWS 23/6/00 - Uncomfortably Shagged

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, I was getting sick of weeks of patting the business community on the head and taking its temperature - and, lo, along came a whole new agenda.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00104.htm


19: PM Sacks Dover Samuels

Helen Clark has just held a press conference announcing she is sacking Minister of Maori Affairs Dover Samuels.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00147.htm


20: Arthur, Quests, Legends - Tehanu's Thirteenth Note

I should have realised this topic was too big when a handful of people in casual conversation could recollect about 12 versions of King Arthur’s story . They weren’t even regular fantasy readers. Now, months later, I have seen an awful lot of Arthurian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00151.htm


21: Is A Fair Trial Possible?

The Prime Minister’s action in sacking Dover Samuels is inappropriate, ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00618.htm


22: 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


23: Scoop Images: Big Hits A Big Hit In Napier

Photos of some of the action in the Magpies V Scotland night match last night at Mc Lean Park, Napier 27th June. Scotland won 24-7. Images from IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00140.htm


24: Telecommunications Inquiry Draft Report Released

Press Statement - Q&A - Executive Summary

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00183.htm


25: Sludge Report #17 – Dover! – Reader Reaction

In response to…. Sludge Report #16 - Dover, Dover, Dover! … From Christchurch – Congratulations… And The Kennedy Precedent… From an old reporter's notebook: The Moyle Muldoon and Carmen

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00115.htm

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