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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: Psychological Society Conference - Tariana Turia

Thank you for inviting me to speak at this Conference. Over the last week or so such has been the activity over what I have been purported to have said or done I have at times questioned the nature of truth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00558.htm


4: Re: Post Colonial Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dear Minister Re: Post Colonial Traumatic Stress Disorder I am writing to inquire whether the department of Health is aware of the diagnosis of the Associate Minister of Maori Affairs, Tariana Turia, that 15% of the population is suffering from Post ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00571.htm


5: Peters Slams Turia For Psycho-Babble

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, this evening slammed Labour MP Tariana Turia for her patronising attitude towards Maori claiming they are suffering from Post Colonial Traumatic Stress Disorder.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00570.htm


6: 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


7: Scoop Images: Exploding Edinburgh

Edinburgh is exploding; every night the castle glows red and white before erupting into a brilliant display of fireworks, while saxophonists, drummers, jugglers and living statues compete with the flier distributors and tourists for footpath space ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00160.htm


8: Saint Bernard chop suey ? - please, Winston

I'VE JUST finished walking my dog and as a bona fide, genuine dog-lover wandering along the beach I got to thinking about some disturbing, indeed sickening news I heard courtesy of Winston Peters a few months back.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00161.htm


9: Is Tariana Turia Speaking For The Govt?

The Prime Minister must reject out of hand the Associate Minister of Maori Affairs' views on colonisation, the Treaty and the position of Maori, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00581.htm


10: Youth vote not surprising - Tanczos

Green MP Nandor Tanczos said today he was not surprised that the Youth Parliament had voted against a bill proposing instant fines for cannabis use at home.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00562.htm


11: 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


12: Cannabis bill "mockery of evidence-based process"

Marijuana law reformers have mixed feelings over the defeated “mock” vote to partially decriminalise cannabis in the youth Parliament today, saying the youth MPs were given a lousy policy option to vote on. Effectively the kids were presented with a dismal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00176.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: BP Announce Petrol Price Increase

A massive increase in the refined (ready-to-go) cost of diesel and a decline in the value of the New Zealand dollar have forced BP to increase prices at its company-owned service stations with immediate effect. The amount of increase is 4 cents a litre ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00226.htm


16: Cullen - Confidence rebound welcomed

The rebound in confidence recorded in the National Bank's August survey was welcomed this morning by Finance Minister Michael Cullen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00569.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: ERO Review Committee Announced

Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced the membership of the Government's Ministerial Review of the Education Review Office.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00566.htm


20: Youth vote should extinguish cannabis debate

Youth MPs seem to be applying more common sense to the cannabis debate than their adult counterparts, National Education spokesperson Nick Smith said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00561.htm


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