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

1: Sludge Report #21 – Beasts In The House

The following are a series of colourful quotations made by members in the NZ Parliament. As can be seen, the remark made by Grant Gillon on Tuesday is not the first offensive remark made in the house linking members and animals.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00039.htm


2: Rankin: Business Confidence and Goodhart's Law

Last week's National Bank Survey of Business Confidence revealed the biggest loss of confidence since 1988. Yet, unlike 1988, there is no obvious reason for the apparent pessimism. It's no good blaming government policies such as slightly higher top tax ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00035.htm


3: Gillon Gets A Unusual Public Reprimand

The MP currently in the dog box for asking an obscene question in Parliament has not been given the opportunity to apologise - instead he has been given a public reprimand by his colleagues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00025.htm


4: Letter from Elsewhere: Macho is as macho does

Macho masculinity has been all over the media lately, in one form or another - and not just in the ads or sports reports. The head of a prestigious private school carpeted for rugby sideline ranting. An Olympic hero claimed to have a hidden life of gay ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00034.htm


5: "It Takes Guts to Say Jesus" Virus Warning

This virus warning was passed on to Scoop and emanates from a IBM worker in the United States:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0007/S00005.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 July

Today's Questions concern: Grant Gillon – East Timor – Auckland Healthcare – Industry Development – ERB Changes – Armed Personnel Carriers – Varroa Bee Mite x 2 – Quit Smoking Programmes – Youth Minimum Wage – Maori Spectrum – Heritage and Culture Policy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00026.htm


7: Scoop Images: Scotland Second Test Essay (1)

Better a late photo of Jonah than none at all. The following images show the All Blacks in full flight against Scotland at the weekend. The All Blacks won. IMAGE TIME

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00032.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 6 July

Today's Questions concern: Diabetes – Govt Use Of Consultants – Waikato Water Pipeline – Elective Surgery – Rural Schools – School Staff – Fijians On Visitors Permits - HHS Directors Costs – Consumer Banking – Cullen Statements On ERB – Long Term Unemployed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00036.htm


9: Mr. Gillon, Produce the Sheep!!!

Alliance MP Grant Gillon is to be congratulated for bringing to the public's attention the vile and reckless sin of bestiality.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00022.htm


10: The Employment Relations Bill Is Not Enough

Today I want to destroy a myth; a widespread misconception about the Employment Relations Bill. Most people out there, I suggest, believe that this new piece of Government legislation will greatly improve life for workers. For some workers it will, and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00074.htm


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 6 July

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/PA0007/S00080.htm


12: Gas Explosion In Downtown Auckland

Several people have been injured and hundreds have been evacuated when a gas cylinder exploded at the Pricewaterhousecoopers building in downtown Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00022.htm


13: Fiji Soldiers Mutiny On Second Island

The army base on Fiji’s second main island has been taken over by soldiers loyal to rebel leader George Speight after a mutiny in the camp was backed by over 80 men.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00010.htm


14: $2million binge on consultants by Jim's Ministry

Jim Anderton's new Ministry has spent-up on consultants to the tune of $2million in just four months, Opposition Industry and Regional Development spokesperson John Luxton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00084.htm


15: Fiji Military Announce Exclusion Zone

The Fiji military command is upping the pressure on George Speight, declaring a military exclusion zone immediately around the Parliamentary complex.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00030.htm


16: Kerry Packer Is Planning To Watch You!

A huge computer database containing the personal and financial details of almost every Australian is being constructed for Kerry Packer's PBL company and will be operational by Christmas. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00010.htm


17: Court Decision Raises Concern Over Maori Spectrum

ACT Communications Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today said that the failure in the High Court of the Maori challenge to halt the auction of second and third generation spectrum, has again raised questions about the way the Government is handling the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00081.htm


18: Minister Announces Tranz Rail Safety Inquiry

Labour Minister Margaret Wilson today announced the terms of reference for a ministerial inquiry into the safety practices and standards of Tranz Rail.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00602.htm


19: F-Secure Hoax Warnings Pages

NAME: Jesus ALIAS: It Takes Guts to Say Jesus There is no virus by this name. However, there is a widespread hoax message of an e-mail virus by this name. Such virus does not exist. Do not forward the hoax warning. Here's a copy of the original warning:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0007/S00006.htm


20: Non-Co-Operation With Junior Govt. Whip

"The National Opposition has withdrawn co-operation with the Junior Government Whip," Shadow Leader of the House Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00064.htm

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