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

1: Keith Rankin: Leaving Godzone

A report by investment bank ABN Amro suggests that New Zealand is in for a long spell of net emigration and that house prices will fall by about 15%. This report was the subject of a Question to Parliament yesterday from Opposition leader Jenny Shipley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00136.htm


2: Sludge Report #30 – Things Fall Apart

IN TODAY’S EDITION: Sludge Gets Serious About The Disintegrating World Economy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00139.htm


3: Simon Upton Resignation from Parliament

National list MP and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Simon Upton, announced today that he would be resigning from Parliament early in the New Year to take up a full time position at the OECD in Paris for the next three years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00346.htm


4: Iraqi Armed Forces Placed On Alert

Iraq has placed the total of its armed forces on full alert in anticipation of any possible US strike following recent threats against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia according to Arab newspaper Al-Zaman. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00138.htm


5: SCOOP Olympic Update, Thursday, 21 Sept, 2000

DISASTER has again struck New Zealand's Olympic dreams with defending equestrian gold medalist and national flag-bearer Blyth Tait pulling out of the individual three day event.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00140.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 September

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Aussie Views On Overstayers – Singapore Trade Agreement – Bunkle On Inflation - Maori Child Welfare And The Treaty – Closing The Gaps – ERA Reaction – Bob Simcock’s Child Abuse Conference – Tony O’Reilly – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00141.htm


7: Another PM Who Can't Remember Her Friends

The disease of Prime Ministers unable to remember who their friends are is contagious and reaching near epidemic status, says United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00335.htm


8: International Car Free Day 21st September

The first International Car Free day is this Thursday. Organised by Prague based international lobby group Car Busters the day aims to get people out of their cars and onto the streets in what will be the ‘the symbolic end of the automobile age’.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00105.htm


9: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. This time the furry fellow with a flair for photography has produced another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing it in the sun, before it was burned down. It looks like it was a tranquil and magical ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00007.htm


10: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 21 September

Paraphrased answers will be posted in the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00339.htm


11: SCOOP Olympic Update, Thursday 20 September, 2000

AFTER yesterday's tragic withdrawal of eventing thoroughbred Ready Teddy New Zealanders were rocked again Wednesday when star sprinter Chris Donaldson pulled out of the blue ribind 100 metres.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00135.htm


12: Dialogue: Trade Treaty Dilutes Our Sovereignty

Imagine the Government has announced a law that would prohibit any future government from ever reintroducing tariffs on anything, while it concedes that more factories will close and workers, mainly Maori and Pacific Island women, will lose their jobs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00100.htm


13: Howard’s End: Avoiding Another Asian Crisis

The Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics predicted today that economic growth in the US will ease but it expects this to be partially offset by growth in Asia. But Asia still has real problems. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00132.htm


14: ANZAC Currrency Would Pose Risks For Exporters

Much of the push for a common currency seems to be linked to the idea that one New Zealand dollar should have the same value as one Australian dollar. This is very appealing for importers, but it would create large problems for exporters. It would ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00110.htm


15: Minister's Bungle Threatens Aus-NZ Relationship

Australia's adverse reaction to the New Zealand amnesty on overstayers was entirely predictable, National Immigration spokesperson Marie Hasler said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00334.htm


16: Organic Apples A Thankyou Gift On Car Free Day

Green MPs were at Wellington railway station this morning handing out organic apples to public transport users, as a thank you gift from the earth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00137.htm


17: 28 Greenpeace Volunteers Acquitted In GM Trial

London, 20th September, 2000 Twenty-eight Greenpeace volunteers were acquitted today of criminal damage at Norwich Crown Court, Eastern England. The volunteers had gone on trial on September 4th on charges relating to a Greenpeace action at Lyng, Norfolk, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00199.htm


18: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 20 September

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Overstayers – Emigration and the Economy – Overstayers – NZ Post and the Kiwi Bank – Wairarapa Polytechnic - Capital Flows – ERO Review – TVNZ, Sky, TV3 and Parliamentary Broadcasts - Treaty Clauses - Nurse ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00131.htm


19: Greens Lodge Road Traffic Reduction Bill

To mark International Car Free Day Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today lodged a bill in the members ballot which would reduce the amount of road traffic across the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00336.htm


20: 70,000 New Zealanders missing out on tax rebates

"Ordinary kiwi households will be missing out on money which is owed to them." says National Party Spokesperson on Revenue, Annabel Young MP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00329.htm


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