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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

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

1: Wallabies Win With “Almost Scripted” Penalty

CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS John Eales kicked a penalty in the final second to complete an astonishing world Wallaby comeback to give the world champions the Bledisloe Cup 24-23 in a fantastic test at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on Saturday.

2: Adult “Sexpo” Anti-Family

An unashamedly erotic ‘Sexpo’ opening in Auckland this weekend is likely to increase the already appalling level of sexual abuse in this country. The first of its kind in New Zealand, the R18 ‘Sexpo’ is attempting to change the sex ‘industry’ image ...

3: HARD NEWS 4/8/00 - Good Faith and Going Without

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and so, the great shepherd reached out to his flock and said: "Alright, there's a bit of a price spike on - but I can ignore it if you do."

4: Scoop Images: From the Philly IMC

Following are photos from what is perhaps the most sophisticated political protest site existing to-date, The Philadelphia Independent Media Center . According to the site it was formed to “...provide an alternative to the inevitably and unavoidably ...

5: Open letter to the Director of the NZ SIS

Mr Richard Woods Director of Security New Zealand Security Intelligence Service PO Box 600 WELLINGTON

6: Double Edition on The Nation & The ERB

Previous editions of upton-on-line have, from time to time, taxed the patience of some readers. They’ve been rather long. So here’s an up-front caveat: this edition covers two important issues. One is the Employment Relations Bill. The second is ...

7: Govt sells out 280,000 low-income families

Today in Parliament we saw the sort of discrimination that we haven't seen in New Zealand for years, National's Housing spokesman Tony Ryall said today.

8: Correctives Support Harrier Potty and Hunky Wizard

"The Corrective Party considers there are more important things to worry about Harrier Potty books. These stories appear to be about a young nerdish fellow who is training to be a wizard."

9: WORLDNET: George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Dialogue

Thomas Mann, an author and political scholar with the Brookings Institution in Washington, and Robert Zoellick, senior policy advisor to Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush, spoke about the American political process, with a special focus on the ...

10: Internet Shock Re Janet Frame Biography

The embargoed text of Michael King's biography of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, launched last night in Dunedin by the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, was offered for sale on the Internet two months before publication.

11: Why Are We Bothering With The Queen Mum?

100th birthday," Republican Movement president Dave Guerin said today. "Her family and friends should celebrate but why are we bothering on the other side of the world?

12: 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.

13: Scoop Sport: Abs Vs Wallabies, Saturday Lineup

While there were no surprises in the naming of either teams for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup match, both coaches promise the test will be fascinating.

14: FIJI: Troops shoot rebel dead

SUVA: Fiji soldiers shot and killed a rebel gunman and 20 people were wounded in a shootout as the military took control of the troubled Dreketi rice-producing area in Vanua Levu yesterday, media reports said.

15: Attorney General’s Whispers Caught On Tape

The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has accused the Attorney General of colluding with the Serious Fraud Officer Director at a Select Committee hearing this morning.

16: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –3 August

Today's Questions concern: Queen Mother’s Birthday Today! - Tax Changes - Health Reforms And Maori – East Timor and Indonesia – Mark Todd – National Testing for 9-year-olds – Fridge Magnets – WTO Lamb Dispute With US – Maori Fisheries Commission – Singapore ...

17: Mike Moore Protest

Fresh from his defeat at the Battle of Seattle, WTO Director General MIKE MOORE will be speaking to the Canterbury Employers Assoc. at the Centra Hotel, Cnr Cashel and High Sts on MONDAY 14th AUGUST.

18: Keith Rankin: Exit, Voice and Men

The recent news has been dominated by the trials and tribulations of three men: Mark Todd, Dover Samuels, John Tamihere. And by two two-year old Maori girls who were beaten to death or near-death in family environments characterised by the absence ...

19: Novartis Bows to Consumer Pressure

Novartis, one of the world’s leading producers of genetically engineered seeds, has informed Greenpeace that it will no longer use genetically engineered ingredients (GE) in its food products worldwide. Novartis is the first multinational company ...

20: Helen Clark Speech - School of Medicine

Today’s event marks the fifty-fifth anniversary since the use of nuclear weapons on Nagasaki. Hiroshima was bombed days earlier. In a matter of seconds both cities were erased, there was a terrible toll in human suffering and death, and nuclear ...

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