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

1: Scoop Images: Wellington's Blood Red Moon

The following image of Sunday night's total lunar eclipse was supplied by Christopher Picking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00096.htm


2: Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Generic Benefits

Labour's plan to introduce a "universal benefit" is a rehash of their 1990 policy. The change is largely semantic. Further the semantics are wrong; this is no more than a step towards a universal benefit. There will still be groups of people ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00097.htm


3: Whoop! Whoop! Pull Up! Pull Up! 1970s Approaching

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has congratulated Deputy Prime Minister on his latest initiative.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00316.htm


4: Upton-on-line : Hot Nation on the Ice

This week, upton-on-line examines the heart of the nation – a cultural strategy for aotearoa new zealand (sic – lower case fashionably intended as in upton-on-line).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00323.htm


5: On The Right: Who Is The Worst Minister?

Last year, while in opposition, the Alliance website ran a poll asking us who the worst Minister in the Government was. In the unlikely event they ran the same poll now, my answer would be, without a doubt, Matt Robson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00068.htm


6: Sludge Report #23 – Glimmers Of Hope

NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can be contacted at sludge@scoop.co.nz. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00098.htm


7: Howard’s End: Laws For Some

In the Wanganui District Court yesterday, Judge Andrew Becroft expressed concern with provisions of the previous government's Land Transport Act which he described as 'scandalous.' Let's take a hard look at all of our laws and human rights principles. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00099.htm


8: Gull's success proves petrol prices are too high

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton met with Gull Petroleum today and wants to know why the major petrol companies can't deliver the lower prices they do in areas around Gull services stations to the rest of the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00303.htm


9: The Need For Revisionist Destructionist Propaganda

The need for a revisionist destructionist propaganda - a critique of New Zealand Native Timber Milling activism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00073.htm


10: Eco-Economy: Business Sector vs Financial Sector

The financial sector is hiding behind the word "business". The much discussed political "line in the sand" is not between the left and the right, employees and employers, truckies and farmers. Writes Dr Finlay Thompson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00091.htm


11: Flat Benefit Rate Good Idea - Libz

"A flat benefit rate is the first decent idea this government has proposed in eight months," said Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath. His party supports Steve Maharey's proposal for a universal taxpayer-funded benefit level, but differs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00078.htm


12: Fiji Sun Slams Rebel Threats

SUVA: The Fiji Sun today condemned threats by George Speight's rebels over the composition of the cabinet line-up announced by interim President Ratu Josefa Iloilo, saying the country cannot afford to "go through hell" again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00079.htm


13: Fiji Commentary: Dark Day Reminders

SUVA: It's two months to the day since George Speight, semi-indigenous failed businessman, pyramid scheme seller and terrorist, stormed into the Parliament grounds of Suva taking the democratically leaders of government as hostages.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00089.htm


14: Future Lefts - Democracy Dies in the Pacific

CONTENTS - Editorial: Fiji's pain will never go away - "Rebels" alive, continue to exhibit stupidity - Business confidence returning - University branch celebrates forty years - News - the Newsiest News in Newstown

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00071.htm


15: Tizard and Dracula a threat to CER

Albany MP Murray McCully has expressed alarm that visits to Melbourne by both Judith Tizard and Dracula tomorrow may undermine good trans-Tasman relations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00305.htm


16: Future Lefts - The Tories are bored!

CONTENTS - Editorial: Bored Nats sink to new lows - Presidential Sermon: On being Young Labour - The Launch of Staunch - Membership Sermon - News - Web site of the week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00046.htm


17: Just say No to Singapore

The Green Party is urging the Government to pull out of a proposed free trade agreement with Singapore and has presented a paper to cabinet to back up their case.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00287.htm


18: ACT To Target Jeanette Fitzsimons

The ACT Party is to target Jeanette Fitzsimons and the Coromandel electorate, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00263.htm


19: ACT Welcomes PM’s Report On Waipareira Trust

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble welcomes the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) report into Waipareira Trust’s administration of Government programs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00312.htm


20: NZ Extends Sanctions On Fiji

New Zealand has extended its smart economic and political sanctions against Fiji as the chaos in the island nation increases.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00092.htm


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