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Yesterday's top 15 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were...

2: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington - 21 Aug

"We won, you lost. Eat it!", Michael Cullen's line sums up the coalition: arrogant. "It was not a mistake, we just didn't know what we were doing" from the Green's Rod Donald, needs no explanation. "Solidarity forever, the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00385.htm


3: National and Labour Neck And Neck

- Prime Minister Helen Clark is still the preferred Prime Minister, but has dropped to 36 percent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00107.htm


5: The HIV Disbelievers

Christine Maggiore is a different kind of AIDS activist—one who tells people to forget safe sex and stop taking their lifesaving drugs. Why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00123.htm

10: Youth Wings Unite To Express Outrage

Young Labour and Staunch Alliance have taken the unprecedented step of issuing the following joint statement in reaction to the actions of the Labour and Alliance parties on Wednesday night in voting against a Private Members' Bill which would have reinstated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00125.htm


15: TV3 News

Russian Submarine – CM Research Poll – David Bain – Floods – Tanker Crash – Doctors Strike

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0008/S00116.htm


16: Tri-Nations Rugby: All Blacks v Springboks

Tri-Nations test series All Blacks v Springboks Saturday, 19 August, 2000 Ellis Park, Johannesburg

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00102.htm

19: National Radio Midday Report

Russian Sub – Floods – Manslaughter Trial – Junior Doctors’ Strike – Diving Accident – Woods Win – Superannuation – Defense Spending – Maori Family Violence – Hostages Freed – Farmers Murdered

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0008/S00115.htm


20: Jenny Shipley Address To National Party Conference

The year 2000 began as a time of hope. A time when new things felt possible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00381.htm

23: An indecent obsession

The National Party's obsession with Helen Clark and her government is deepening judging by events at its annual conference, Dunedin North MP and Labour Party strategist Pete Hodgson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00377.htm

25: Orions: $400m To Save Billions Seems A Good Idea

Usually reliable sources have told ACT that the Cabinet has already made a decision to scrap the proposed Orion upgrade, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00395.htm


26: Timberlands West Coast Review Inadequate

On 24th July 2000, the Minister of Conservation announced that an independent panel will review the future of Timberlands West Coast Ltd (TWCL) areas of native forest during August and September 2000. The announcement identified the composition of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00131.htm


27: Upton-on-line: Prince Charming or Prince Churlish?

The passage of the Employment Relations Bill was an unedifying affair best described by a Special Disaster Edition of From the Plains of the Serengeti (see below). But the Government’s justification of itself does deserve some comment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00361.htm


28: Grey Power on National Mistakes

Jenny Shipley’s admission “They Made Mistakes” in their treatment of the elderly while in government demonstrates delayed political nous, but Grey Power Manawatu asks;

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00132.htm


29: Opt-out contracts may not be worth the paper

National's Justice spokesman Tony Ryall says the increased number of de facto and gay couples trying to opt out of matrimonial property laws may be wasting their money.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00393.htm


30: Orions: New Zealand’s Most Useful Defence Asset

The Orion aircraft are perhaps the most useful piece of equipment that the New Zealand Defence Force owns, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00387.htm

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