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The top 20 rating items on Scoop at the weekend were...

1: HARD NEWS 28/7/00 - Flashes of Lucidity

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... or might I say, let us operationalise the morning in a win-win way. Yes, it turns out that the new Minister of Maori Affairs is a native speaker of bureaucratese.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00138.htm


2: Upton-on-line: Treaty Troubles

The Treaty of Waitangi is 160 years young and only beginning to hit its straps in terms of its ability to influence our national destiny in ways entirely unforeseen by its reckless early Victorian signatories. Their foresight of developments at the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00463.htm


3: Scoop Images: Memorial Service in East Timor

A memorial service was held at 1100 am today at the New Zealand Battalion Headquarters in Suai, East Timor to honor Private Leonard Manning. Images From the NZ Defence Force.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00145.htm


4: Obituary for Private Leonard Manning

Written by his friends in Bravo Company, 2nd 1st Battalion. A997234 Pte Leonard William Manning 15 August 1975 – 24 July 2000 (aged 24 years)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00143.htm


5: Eco-Economy: Looking back - with sadness

It is well said, those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat the same mistakes. Writes Bob Anderson. ECO-ECONOMY IS A FREE SCOOP EMAILER CANVASSING ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC VIEWPOINTS...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00142.htm


6: Eco-Economy: An Appeal to our Bankers.

This is an appeal to New Zealand Bankers, not those "big market" bankers, those international elitist bankers. I appeal to the corner banker, who probably lost his job when an ATM was installed. By Dr Finlay Thompson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00144.htm


7: Consumers sold out in mockery GE decision: Kedgley

Green Party MP Sue Kedgley today said the Government's back-down on GE labelling left consumers with a watered down labelling regime which would be hopelessly confusing and would provide inadequate information.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00480.htm


8: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


9: Column: WTO Protests - Beware Bullshit Alert

The WTO meeting in Geneva is NOT being attended by all the nations of the World - including China - for the sole purpose of attacking US Labour conditions. Kofi Annan is not in Seattle to try to hand over the world to a global conspiracy. Scoop’s Alastair ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00002.htm


10: Don't buy a Lotto ticket Judith

"Don't rush out and buy a Lotto ticket Judith," is the advice of Albany MP Murray McCully to Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard, at the end of a difficult week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00470.htm


11: Relationship Property Bill Supported

The `Christian' heritage that Graham Capill represents is the heritage of bigotry and persecution that most Christians today have rejected.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00122.htm


12: FIJI: Speight may face treason charge

SUVA: Rebel leader George Speight and his supporters may be charged for the act of treason after they were detained at the Fiji military barracks in Suva yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00154.htm


13: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 July

Today's Questions concern: Dover And Al Morrison – Petrol Prices – Human Genes In Cows – Apprenticeships – Waikato SuperDump – Te Reo – Child Assaulters Prison Sentence – Fiji Immigration Office – Hepatitis C Compensation – Sharemarket Confidence – Auckland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00135.htm


14: NZ deplores new Japanese whaling plans

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today it was deplorable that Japan was again ignoring world opinion and embarking on a new programme of so-called scientific whaling in the Pacific in the North Pacific.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00489.htm


15: NEWSFLASH: NZ Position On Food Labeling Adopted

The ANZFA Ministers have today decided to adopt what amounted to the New Zealand position on the labeling of GE food. A Press Conference on the decision has just broken up.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00141.htm


16: Food labelling a victory for the Alliance

Consumer Affairs Minister Phillida Bunkle today hailed the decision for mandatory labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, as a victory for consumers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00482.htm


17: Greens add key clause to housing bill

Green Party Social Services Spokesperson Sue Bradford welcomed the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Bill's progress through Parliament today, saying it was one of the best government initiatives in more than a decade to help the low ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00469.htm


18: Vice President Gore Announces New Website

Washington, DC -- Vice President Al Gore today announced a new website that gives American workers and their families a new Internet gateway to government information and services. The new website, www.workers.gov, connects the public with more than ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00026.htm


19: Call For Fiji Police Chief To Step Down

SUVA: A group of Fiji's influential organisations is calling on interim President Ratu Josefa Iloilo for the resignation of Police Commissioner Isikia Savua over his alleged failure to curb lawlessness and widespread crimes committed in the country ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00155.htm


20: GMF labelling decision only sensible solution

Today's decision on the labelling of genetically modified food is the right, and only workable, one, National Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00486.htm


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