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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits and Moons excluded) were...

3: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 August

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Dover Dirt Digging – Community and Voluntary Sector - ACC Premiums – Air Pollution – Stigleygate – Guardianship Custody And Access - Fourth Treaty Article – New Settler Integration – Petrol Prices – Special ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00082.htm


4: Helen Clark Turns On Peter Williams QC

PRIME MINISTER Helen Clark retaliated against Dover Samuels' lawyer Peter Williams QC. today accusing him of mounting a "vindictive and nasty" campaign against her and warning defamation proceedings were being considered. Scoop’s Mathew Loh ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00077.htm


5: On The Right: Things The OUSA Gave To Me

Well hopefully by now the whole Employment Relations Bill saga is over, and we can get on with the business of repealing it. However I have other things on my mind this week, and chief among them is the activities of my Student Union in Otago.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00089.htm


6: Going Green - the new paradigm - Rod Donald

When I saw the draft programme for the Conference I was tempted to turn down the invitation because ACT was billed as “a radical alternative” and I always thought that was the Green Party’s role. We reject being pigeon holed on the traditional ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00265.htm


7: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 15 August 200

1. Rt Hon. Jenny Shipley to the Prime Minister: Is she satisfied that her statement on 23 June 2000, that "You can't go rummaging around people's lives, getting information that's covered by Privacy Acts etc.", has been followed by her, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00272.htm


8: Scoop Images: Clark, Carter and Goff Presser

Pictures of Prime Minister Helen Clark, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Labour Whip Chris Carter at today's Post-Cabinet Press Conference. Images from Mark Graham -IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00076.htm


9: Clark Sees The Humour In Marathon Session

A stony faced Helen Clark suddenly sprang to life at the tail end of a press conference dominated by the serious business of Dovergate today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00075.htm


10: How Relevant Is Parliament?

Parliament's excruciating process over recent days on the Employment Relations Bill will simply confirm for many New Zealanders how irrelevant the institution has become, according to United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne. "Not only do marathon ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00269.htm


11: Clark owns up to Dover dirt-digging

Helen Clark's confirmation that dirt dug up in the course of Bob Harvey's inquiries led to Dover Samuels' downfall is an extraordinary about-face, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00263.htm


12: Minister Apologises to Timaru

The Minister of Maori Affairs, Honourable Parekura Horomia, has apologised to the Timaru community for his comment about gang problems in city.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00264.htm


13: Howard’s End: Stolen Generation Decision Outrages

As members of the human race all New Zealanders should be outraged with last week’s adverse decision of Australian Federal Court Judge Maurice O'Loughlin in the aboriginal stolen generation case. I believe the judge was wrong. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00070.htm


14: SFO Director Grossly Misled MPs Over Winebox

SFO Director Grossly Misled MPs Over Winebox Non-Prosecution - Called On To Explain - Independent Letters Refute Sfo Statement And Select Committee Evidence

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00274.htm


15: Media Flash - Monday, August 14, 2000

Inside 'Media Flash' This Week * 'AUSTRALIA' ACCUSED ON GAMES: US joins EU over AP's restrictions * MPG GOES LETTERBOX: First new-style edition makes 48 pages * IS LEADER FALLING BEHIND? Are Murdoch's Melbourne titles being overtaken? * COUP-COUP LAND: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00079.htm


17: PM statement on scurrilous allegations

Statement on scurrilous allegations made by the Leader of the Opposition and Mr Peter Williams QC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00251.htm


18: Civil Liberties group praised for cannabis insight

Drug law reformers have commended the Auckland Council for Civil Liberties on raising the level of public debate on cannabis - and coming out firmly in favour of “legal regulation”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00077.htm


19: HARD NEWS 11/8/00 - Beyond a Joke

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... sometimes politics moves far beyond the stage where any rational citizen can give a rat's arse about it. Sometimes it happens twice in a week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00062.htm


20: Richard Preble's Letter From Wellington

The Labour/Alliance Government suffered a major defeat in parliament over the weekend. After telling the media, and their own MPs that the Bill would be passed by Friday, and inviting all their trade union mates to a huge celebration on Tuesday, Parliament ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00242.htm


21: Correctives: Lewdness at House of Windsor!!!

"The Correctives are shocked, repelled and upholstered at the news that Zara Phillips, a grand-daughter of the Queen, held a sex-toy party where there was a nubile young waiter clad in nothing but a PVC g-string, with all manner of unseemly implements ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00079.htm


22: Richard Prebble Letter To PM on Trade Agreement

I write to express my concern over a story in the Dominion that the government is seeking to include the Treaty of Waitangi in a free trade agreement with Singapore.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00278.htm


23: IRD Still Acting Contempuously - Hide

“The Minister of Revenue must accept responsibility for his Department following another damning report from the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee,” said ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00244.htm


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