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The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the weekend (Hobbits excluded) were....

1: Counting the cost of power pole carnage

Alongside every road in New Zealand is a slender strip of ground that soaks up the blood of people killed or maimed in daily collisions with electricity networks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00023.htm


2: The need for a new environmentalism

This e-mail snip below records some comments from an academic (name deleted because I am now more and more concerned about the tactics of some environmental zealots to attack the messenger rather than the message, Prime Ministers included). Thought ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00055.htm


3: NEWSFLASH: Fiji Army Confirms Arms In Play

Radio New Zealand has reported in its 10am bulletin that the Fijian Army has confirmed it is aware of an operation underway to smuggle arms out of the Fijian Parliamentary Complex to key locations around the Island of Fiji.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00074.htm


HOBBIT STORIES..
4: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!


5: Lining Up The Charges - Executive Summary

 The report of the Ministerial Inquiry into the Electricity Industry failed to answer the question that motivated the inquiry: are prices fair? In particular, are electricity lines charges fair? The inquiry report does not adequately analyse ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00072.htm


6: Scoop Archive: Eclipse Here And On-Line

Weather-permitting, a partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible from New Zealand this evening, but it will not be impressive. However if you want to see the total picture it will be live on the Internet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/49/ee/199902161107.3e34c5.html


7: NEWSFLASH: Speight’s Rebels Lay Down Arms

Fiji: George Speight’s rebels have agreed to lay down their arms in a move following the release of the remaining 18 hostages.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00076.htm


8: Sludge #22 - Time For A Restoration Of Sanity

George Speight is beginning to get under Sludge’s skin. And George Speight’s mug larger than life, intimidating Sludge’s unconscious, is not a pretty sight. Something must be done!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00067.htm


9: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Black Boat Lifts Skirt

On Monday Team New Zealand lifted the skirts on NZL60 the boat which will be used to defend the Americas Cup in a nine race series starting Saturday. The following pictures show the keel - with its centrally located fins - and the Team New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/ef/6d/200002161531.73bee1b6.html


10: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/81/b6/200006161328.22b73d4e.html


11: Coasters Vent Grievances At Meeting

The Local Government and Environment Select-Committee was told by submissioners at its hearing in Hokitika yesterday that Government has no idea what is or isn't sustainable on the West Coast, because a publicly requested socio-economic impact study has been ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00080.htm


12: Colonial Myths - Cultural Realities

Sustainable development combines social, cultural, economic and ecological considerations within an ecological paradigm called environmental conservation. By this approach, conservation and development are not competitive interests, they are complementary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00053.htm


13: Keith Rankin: Voyagers and Villagers

When crises of democracy such as those in Fiji and the Solomon Islands take place, I can do nothing other than try to understand the historical forces that are at work. I put on my macro economic-historian hat (as distinct from my macroeconomic historian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00066.htm


14: Scoop Archive: NR House: The Joy Of Budget Debates

MPs worked their way through the bulk of the 11 hours and 47 minutes that remained of the Budget debate yesterday, with the debate expected to wind up tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/8e/c7/199905260731.815fdb.html


15: Scoop Archive: NR House: Questions Of The Day (7-12)

Misuse Of Finances - Teacher Training - Citizens Arrest - Tourism Board - Fiscal Situation - State House Improvements

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/e5/3f/199902251521.b46beb.html


16: Scoop Images: Freedom At Last For Fiji's Hostages

Pictures from tonight's TV news coverage of the release of the Fijian hostages...photos David Mclellan...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00071.htm


17: Scoop Archive: TV1 6pm News (first segment)

Drugs - Court Order - Council Protest - Tourism - Ferry Problems - Austrian Avalanche - Fashion Design

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a3/39/199902251812.51bf1f.html


18: Scoop Archive: National Radio 5pm Bulletin

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/03/cb/199801151706.46308e.html


19: Spectrum Auction Back On Again

The Government's troubled 3-G cellular telephony spectrum auction sputtered back to life this morning, with Round 7 of the auction this morning revealing new bidders, including Fay Richwhite-backed Jump.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00077.htm


20: Scoop Archive: Peters vs Davison (3): The Plaintiff's Response

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/06/4f/199803251343.b695d3.html


21: Government working up a sweat over imaginary foes

Time and time again the Government has justified a clause in the Employment Relations Bill increasing the liability of directors, by saying it is aimed at "bad guy" employers who run sweatshops.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00233.htm


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