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

1: HARD NEWS 21/7/00 - Test Metaphor Football

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The All Blacks, up three tries and 24 points to nil after eight minutes of a painfully important test match. Then, the All Blacks, shuffling around, missing tackles, while ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00106.htm


2: Martial Law 'May Be Reimposed'

SUVA: The French News Agency AFP says the Fiji military is on the verge of sacking the new president and reimposing martial law in a bid to fill a worsening political vacuum, Radio New Zealand International reported today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00099.htm


3: 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


4: Scoop Today - Lots Of News Fast

Scoop today, keeping you in touch with the world of politics and life in general, for FREE! Please forward this email on to a friend who might find this service useful.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00046.htm


Hobbit Pictures...
5: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
13: Scoop Images: Dom's Stale Hobbit Photos Are Fake!
15: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring


6: CPJ condemns violence against journalists in Fiji

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned recent attacks by forces under the control of rebel leader George Speight and called on the coup leader to respect the right of the press to work freely. The press in Fiji has been operating without ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00096.htm


7: Free'd billioniare reveals arbitrary injustice

Cannabis law reformers have mixed feelings over the recent "non-criminal" importation of marijuana and hashish by an American billioniare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00002.htm


8: Scoop Today - Top Scoops

Hard News Is Here - Stabber Needed More Treatment - Report - Fiji: Military Starts Over Again? - Reaction To The Universal Benefit Idea - GE Trees Should Be Stopped – Greens - Scoop Arts: LOOP, Poetry Day, Matterhorn - Scoop World: Greenpeace Head ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00108.htm


9: Bode to Step Down as Head of Greenpeace World

Bode to Step Down as Head of Greenpeace International, Significant Challenges Ahead Greenpeace USA struggles to raise funds to pay debt 18 JULY 2000

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00079.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: Scoop Images: The Blood Red Moon...Again

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00105.htm


14: 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

16: Marian, Don’t Make Moratorium A Mockery

Greenpeace today called on Environment Minister Marian Hobbs to put a stop to the field trial application for genetically engineered trees, currently being considered by ERMA (Environmental Risk Management Authority). This request was stated in a letter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00080.htm


17: Hikoi braves rain and wind and storms council

The Hikoi organised to protest EnviroWaste's plans for a huge MegaDump near Meremere braved rain and wind, marching 50 kilometres from the proposed site at Huntly Downs valley all the way to Ngarawhahia Council chambers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00082.htm


18: Hobbs Overlooked Importance Of Agricultural Sector

The Government's cop-out on bee mites last week appears to have stemmed from the Minister of Biosecurity's preoccupation with greenie issues, National's Gavan Herlihy said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00344.htm


19: Another Fumble From Bumbling Minister

Marian Hobbs' new found enthusiasm for instant fines for biosecurity infringements demonstrates, yet again, that she is out of touch with her portfolio, National's Biosecurity spokesperson David Carter said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00343.htm


20: Minority Government must think again on trade

The Green Party is urging the minority Labour led Government to reconsider its endorsement of the former National Government's trade liberalisation stance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00337.htm

21: ACT Caucus Retreat Press Conference

Leader of the ACT Party, Hon Richard Prebble, and ACT Party President, Sir Roger Douglas, will hold a joint press conference tomorrow at the completion of the three day Caucus ACTion Retreat. They will be providing commentary and answering questions ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00332.htm


22: Universal Benefit Doomed

“Vague indications by the Minister of Social Services and Employment, Steve Maharey, of a move to a universal benefit are doomed, and will cost hundreds of millions of dollars’’ says ACT Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00333.htm


23: 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


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