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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: On The Right: Colonisation and Child Bashing

It is a little-known fact that the colonisation of this country in 1840 is the reason why a disproportionate number of Maori men beat their wives and kids. So little known, in fact, that even abusive Maori men do not know it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00173.htm


2: Pull yourself together Tariana

"Tariana Turia's speech to a Psychological Society Conference in Hamilton today must qualify as the most off-the-planet speech made by a politician in living memory," National MP Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00556.htm


3: Icebergs In A Bottle Quench Californian Thirst

Ancient icebergs in a bottle, marketed as Borealis (northern lights), are the cool new drink in California where demand now outstrips supply, but West Coasters who drink melted glacier ice are wondering what all the fuss is about. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00154.htm


4: Eco-Economy: Economics in Environmental Campaigns

I have been given a certain amount of latitude with my speech, and I understand the focus for this session is ‘Using Different Tactics: Business and Behaviour.’ I have also been asked to challenge you. So here we go.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00153.htm


5: Scoop Images: A Big Chill Comes To The Fireground

The above image – from the NOAA Supercomputer - shows cold weather across the West and Midwest of the United States on September 3rd. The colours in the picture reflect temperatures at 2m above sea level, with the pink colour showing temperatures of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00152.htm


6: Motorola

Communications giant Motorola has informed the Government that it will not be locating its next Australasian global software development centre in New Zealand, Associate Minister of Economic Development Pete Hodgson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00557.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: 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


9: 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


10: DPH Rectal Gonorrhea Lies

This letter is to follow up on our August 23, 2000 phone conversation regarding the abrupt disappearance of diagnosed male rectal gonorrhea cases from the latest San Francisco Monthly STD Report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00178.htm


11: 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


12: 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


14: Rebellion in the 21st Century- Hui this weekend!

The conference is an initiative of the Socialist Workers Organisation. It's open to all opponents of corporate domination, and entry is by koha (donation). It's part of the build-up to the protests against the World Economic Forum's summit in Melbourne ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00172.htm


15: Monetary policy framework to be stress tested

The NZ dollar reached historic lows last week. While US dollar strength is partly to blame, adverse economic fundamentals caused the NZ currency again to depreciate by more than other currencies. On a trade-weighted basis, the NZ dollar is trading ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00214.htm


16: Army Re-Equipment Programme - The Facts

Labour's decisions on the Army are simply a completion of the tendering process started by National. It is simply not true that National sat on its hands and did nothing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00547.htm


18: Guy’s World: Kiwi Runners Must Break Pain Barrier

A recent survey by Realrunner.com showed that pain is on the minds of more than one in three New Zealanders when they’re running, while 65 percent of British runners think about sex and romance while they’re out pounding the pavement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00151.htm


20: Youth MPs Say: "We're Not Ready For Cannabis"

Cannabis decriminalisation proponent Nandor Tanczos says young people should wait until they are over 18 before deciding whether to smoke cannabis – the youth said that wont be necessary, by voting against decriminalisation at the Youth Parliament ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00159.htm


21: 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


22: Peter Dunne Letter to Editors and Parents On Drugs

As a parent of teenagers, I worry often at the pressure young people face today about drugs. Like you, when I hear the stories, from the teenagers themselves and also their parents, about their experiences and fears, I become more concerned. Good, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00555.htm


HOBBIT STORIES....
13: Scoop Archive: Ringswatch: Our Liv Freaks Out In Battle
17: Scoop Images: Hobbit Slips Scoop Staircase Snap
19: Scoop Images: Arwen Catches A Few Digital Snaps
23: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Wellywood's Favourite Starlet

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