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

1: Scoop Images: All Blacks Vs Wallabies #3

First set of images from the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Test at Wellington's new WestpacTrust stadium. The All Blacks lost. Images from Mark Graham - IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00027.htm


2: Record Fuel Costs Push Petrol Prices Up

Soaring refined (ready-to-go) petrol costs and the weak NZ dollar have forced BP to lift its petrol and diesel prices by three cents a litre at its company-owned service stations with immediate effect.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00040.htm


3: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00035.htm


4: Free Software Good News For Kiwi Developers

A groundbreaking free software service launching next Monday is set to unleash New Zealand developers onto the global market.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00036.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00020.htm


6: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00024.htm


7: Minister rejects "factually incorrect" outburst

"Murray McCully's outburst regarding Carol Stigley and the Government's relations with Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), while predictable, is factually incorrect," Local Government Minister Sandra Lee responded tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00112.htm


8: Scoop Images: All Blacks Vs Wallabies #1

First set of images from the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Test at Wellington's new WestpacTrust stadium. The All Blacks lost. Images from Mark Graham - IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00025.htm


9: 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."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00019.htm


10: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

The coalition, with the support of the Greens, will dominate Parliament this week as they ram the Employment Relations Bill through under urgency. The Bill, as reported back, is now 250 pages.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00123.htm


11: Socialist International Meeting In Wellington

The Socialist International Asia Pacific Committee will meet in Wellington, New Zealand on 7-8th August 2000, hosted by the New Zealand Labour Party

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00037.htm


12: Gross interference leads to golden handshake

"A scandalous degree of interference from the highest levels of Cabinet has caused a complete breakdown in the much lauded 'partnership' between the Government and Local Government New Zealand," National's Murray McCully said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00111.htm


13: Anti-GMO advocates should have special status

“The New Zealand Life Sciences Network (Inc) is concerned that anti-GMO organisations like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth may have difficulty in establishing they have an interest greater than that of the general public when it comes to applications ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00038.htm


14: Scoop Images: All Blacks Vs Wallabies #2

First set of images from the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Test at Wellington's new WestpacTrust stadium. The All Blacks lost. Images from Mark Graham - IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00026.htm


15: Scoop Images: All Blacks Vs Wallabies #4

First set of images from the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Test at Wellington's new WestpacTrust stadium. The All Blacks lost. Images from Mark Graham - IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00028.htm


16: Chaudhry Interview - Iron Man of Fiji

Mahendra Chaudhry, Fiji's deposed prime minister seems weaker physically but not scared. He is a free man today but his life is still remains under threat. Interview and pictures by Rohit Kumar ‘Happy’.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00030.htm


17: Brutal Treatment Of Philadelphia Protestors

A young man handcuffed crucifixion style to a cell door. The screams and moans of young women echoing through the cell block C. Another young woman dragged naked, bloody through a garbage strewn prison hall. Hunger strikers denied access to water ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00027.htm


18: Open letter to the Director of the NZ SIS

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00028.htm


19: ACT NZ Central Divisional Conference - Prebble

I am pleased to report to this divisional conference of the ACT Party that the ACT MPs are the most effective opposition to the Alliance/Labour coalition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00110.htm


20: Scoop Images: Mahendra Chaudhry After His Release

Pictures of Deposed Fijian PM Mahendra Chaudhry from Rohit Kumar 'Happy' who interviewed him shortly after his release. See also... Chaudhry Interview - Iron Man of Fiji .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00031.htm

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