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

1: Taxpayer Resources Invested In Useless Invention

Let me start today's column by saying to Jim Anderton and Dr Cullen a great big "I told you so." Why am I being so smug and rude? Aardvark's Bruce Simpson writes...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00118.htm


3: TV3 News

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

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


4: 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


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 August

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Superannuation – Doctors Strike – Major Events Promotion – Urewera Park Road - Tertiary Fee Increases - Youth’s Drug Treatment – Investment Ready Scheme - Merepeka Raukawa-Tait – School Closures – Relationship ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00121.htm


6: Microsoft to Appeal U.S. District Court Ruling

REDMOND, Wash. -- April 3, 2000 - Microsoft Corp. said that it plans to appeal today's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, and that the company will continue to focus on creating the next generation of innovative software that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00016.htm


7: 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


8: 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


9: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 22 August 200

Today's questions for oral answer. See Headlines wire shortly after 3pm for paraphrased answers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00406.htm


11: 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


12: Royal Commission Decision A Travesty

The Royal Commission of inquiry into genetic modified organisms decision to grant interested party status only to the Green party is a travesty, said ACT MP and farmer Gerry Eckhoff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00399.htm


13: Symbolic Vote On Singapore Trade Deal Approved

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced a precedent-setting decision to allow a "symbolic" Parliamentary vote on the proposed Singapore free trade deal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00117.htm


16: Chaudhry's Visit To Home State Of Haryana, India

The People of Haryana (in the home state of the deposed Fijian PM) are saying , “Chaudhry, carry on your struggle, we are with you.” It’s no longer just a Fijian struggle but their own struggle, a Haryana struggle, reports Rohit Kumar ‘Happy’.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00116.htm


17: NZ First To Take Steps On Smacking Legislation

New Zealand First announced today its intention to take steps to amend legislation regarding physical punishment of children.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00416.htm


18: DOC Money Allocation : Who's Driveway Is It?

Sandra Lee’s decision to allocate scare Department of Conservation funding for a ‘road to nowhere’ private road and separate Maori camp grounds, while ignoring the needs of cash starved alpine facilities reeks of nepotism, said ACT conservation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00405.htm


19: TOW Fisheries Commissioners Announced

The Hon Parekura Horomia, Minister of Mäori Affairs, announced today the appointment of members to the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00413.htm

21: Newsflash: Defence Decisions Wednesday

Scoop was at today's post Cabinet Press Conference with Prime Minister Helen Clark which started a little later than usual. In brief: - Ms Clark said decisions on defence spending had been made but that these would not be announced till Wednesday;

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00111.htm


22: Public Sector Finance 4th Annual Forum

The public service today is almost unrecognisable from the days when "Gliding On" was considered a fly-on-the-wall documentary. The public sector has in a sense been turned on its head. This Government intends to gently put it back on its ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00402.htm


23: Claytons vote on free trade deal

The Green Party today strongly criticised the Government for refusing to be bound by a parliamentary vote on the Singapore free trade agreement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00398.htm

25: Lee Determined To Resolve Te Urewera Issues

The Minister of Conservation, Hon Sandra Lee, said today she was determined to resolve the range of long outstanding issues related to the Te Urewera National Park that had been complicating the relationship between stakeholders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00403.htm

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