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The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday (sans Hobbits) were...

4: Howard’s End: The Mission Of The Kursk

While we mourn the death of the crew of the Russian submarine Kursk and we ponder the non-future of our own maritime submarine surveillance role, we should reflect on exactly what Kursk's mission was. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00146.htm

7: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

Don Brash is reported to be resigned to the dollar's fall. Earlier this year the Reserve Bank sent signals that it would raise interest rates hoping to support the dollar. In the past the market adjusted to such signals. This time the market ignored ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00535.htm


8: Higher Petrol Prices = Less Revenue For Government

"Rising petrol prices do not produce a tax windfall for the Government. They actually mean less revenue," Finance and Revenue Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00531.htm


10: Eco-Economy: Who is in Control of the Money?

This weeks collapse of the New Zealand dollar should bring the free market experiment of the last fifteen years into question.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00137.htm


11: Michael Cullen and Jim Neanderton - Bloody Legends

"Michael Cullen and Jim Neanderton are bloody legends," say indebted expat graduates working in countries with stable currencies - such as Brazil and Mexico.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00167.htm


12: Howard's End: The Importance Of Communication

United States Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, defended globalistion on Friday but warned that latent forces of protectionism and state intervention may reassert themselves. Meanwhile here in NZ there are also communication problems. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00147.htm


13: Green Party Omits To Tell The Whole Story

“Once again the Green Party doesn’t let the truth get in the way of a good story in its attempt to question why Hamilton City Council has joined the NZ Life Sciences Network,” its Chairman, Dr William Rolleston, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00169.htm


14: HARD NEWS - The Money or the Bodybag?

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... It's In the Bag, Top Town, Lotto - and now, another great Kiwi game - What Will That Dollar Do?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00138.htm


15: Minister’s Diaries

Michael Cullen – Jim Sutton - Trevor Mallard – Pete Hodgson – Paul Swain

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00148.htm


17: Energy Sustainability. Are we going backwards?

NZ's energy system has never been sustainable - nowhere in the world has achieved that. But it did at one stage have some claim to being cleaner and greener than most.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00533.htm


21: Upton-on-line: The military, whales and roads

After several marathon editions, upton-on-line dabbles in a few odds and ends: military hardware, whales and roads to nowhere.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00517.htm


22: NPC Welington versus Northland

NPC Rugby, Wellington versus Northland Sunday, 27 August, 2000 WestpcTrust Stadium, Wgtn Article: Mathew Loh

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00144.htm


24: A Canadian Spook Perspective On Anti-Globalisation

The following a Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) report on the anti-globalization movement. To access the CSIS website directly, go to:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00156.htm


26: Scoop Images: Lions Vs Northland

Images of the Northland vs Wellington clash at the WestpacTrust stadium in Wellington. Images from Mark Graham -IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00143.htm

28: Dr Michael Cullen Speech To NZBSR 2000 Conference

Ladies and Gentlemen It is a very great pleasure to be here on behalf of Helen Clark to open your conference on "Leading the Way: Achieving Peak Performance Through Implementing Socially Responsible Business".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00522.htm


29: The Nice Loyal Drag Queens of Australia

"It is inspiring to see someone resist the moves toward republicanism and dyslexic wobblebottom presidential candidates who ingest bottles of Coca Cola through their nose, and do their brain damage."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00165.htm


HOBBIT STORIES....
1: Scoop Archive: Ringswatch: Our Liv Freaks Out In Battle
2: Scoop Images: Arwen Catches A Few Digital Snaps
3: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths
5: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Wellywood's Favourite Starlet
6: Scoop Images: Hobbit Slips Scoop Staircase Snap
9: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
16: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Arwen Catches A Few Digital Snaps
18: Scoop Images: A Mountaintop Hobbit Retreat?
19: Scoop Archive: When The Wizard Gets It
20: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: The Guardian of Helms Deep...
23: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Gandalf's Two Exploding Trees
27: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Hobbit Slips Scoop Staircase Snap
30: Scoop Archive: Are These For Real?


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