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

4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 17 August

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Steven Wallace x 2 – School Funding – TPK Report On Wallace Shooting - Code of Good Faith – MPS and ERB – Competition Amendments - Roading Funding - Huts and Tracks – Ministerial Staff Conflicts Of Interest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00095.htm

6: Scoop Images: Yawngate

Police Minister George Hawkins has a read of the Evening Post – which is in the dogbox for publishing a picture of a member not speaking . (In case you were wondering Scoop has obtained Mr Hawkins permission to publish this shot.) Images from Mark Graham ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00089.htm


8: Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Fair Shares

Yesterday, to the relief of just about everyone, Reserve Bank Governor did not raise the Official Cash Rate, the interest rate that 'tells' financial markets what interest rates should be. Also, and to the relief of many, the Employment Relations Bill was ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00093.htm

11: Scoop Images: When Jenny Attacks

Opposition leader Jenny Shipley's moment of truth today in the house confronting the PM over the Dover Samuels dirt digging allegations...Images from Mark Graham - IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00086.htm

14: Police Complaints Authority endorses Murder

Justifying the killing of Steven Wallace by police as an act of self-defense, and in the name of protecting property is not acceptable in the eyes of Wellington group, Aotearoa Educators.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00113.htm


15: Bill for students & beneficiaries defeated by Govt

A Green Party bill that would have reinstated the Community Wage for students over the summer break was voted down by the Government on its first reading this evening.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00320.htm


16: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/f1/cc/200008150915.1fa38b94.html


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

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Tax And Crime – Doctors Strike – Whooping Cough – Singapore Free Trade And TOW – QC Appointment – Rodney Council – Singapore Free Trade – Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Treaty – Dover Samuels – Electricity ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00090.htm

20: Government Maori Caucus Pushes For Change

The Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia, and Government Maori MPs today extended their aroha to the family of Stephen Wallace, in the wake of the outcome of the police investigation into the tragedy at Waitara.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00315.htm

23: So-called scientists and physicians show colours

“Anti-genetic modification activists have shown their true colours while trying to hide behind a very flimsy front organisation,” the Chairman of the New Zealand Life Sciences Network (Inc), Dr William Rolleston, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0008/S00023.htm


24: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 17 August 20

Paraphrased answers to these questions will be posted in the Headlines wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00337.htm


26: Blame The Offender Not Young Women - Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis said today that perpetrators of sexual assaults should be blamed rather than young women, and that comments made by a Palmerston North CIB detective could deter women from reporting to police.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00108.htm


28: Resourcing For The Future – Facts @ A Glance

Trevor Mallard   Who's affected?   All state and integrated school – they'll know what funding they'll receive next year.   How much will they get?   ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00329.htm


29: Name Sex Offenders Before "Cutting It Off"

Before Titiwhai Harawira considers “cutting it off” she should name perpetrators as one solution to dealing with the disturbing increase in the number of Maori sex offenders, ACT Maori Affairs and Education spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00330.htm


30: Scoop Images: Uncle Sam Wants You To Turn Green!

Images from a protest held today in Auckland by GreenPeace against the US Food And Drug Administration. See also... Uncle Franken-Sam Wants YOU To Eat His GE Food for the press release which accompanied this pictures.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00083.htm

HOBBIT STORIES...
1: Scoop Images: Hobbit Slips Scoop Staircase Snap
2: Scoop Images: A Mountaintop Hobbit Retreat?
3: Scoop Archive: When The Wizard Gets It
5: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: The Guardian of Helms Deep...
7: Scoop Archive: Hook Line And Sinker - Dominion Ring Winked
9: Scoop Archive: Are These For Real?
10: Scoop Archive: Lords Of The Rings Six Minutes @ ShoWEST
12: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
13: Scoop Archive: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are
18: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths
19: Scoop Images: Wellywood's Favourite Starlet
21: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: More LOTR Pics From Ruapehu
22: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Gandalf's Two Exploding Trees
25: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo's House
27: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: A Misty Ruapehu Film Set

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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