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The top 20 rating items over the weekend (Hobbits excluded) were...

1: Eco-Economy: A Culture Change is Required.

Free market idealism has had its day. Proponents and supporters of New Zealand's fifteen year excursion into pure free market economic theory need to acknowledge that the experiment has been a failure. The current account deficit is one very good ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00157.htm

3: SCOOP Olympic Update, Friday 22 Sept, 2000

EXHIBITING superb sailing skills in tortuous light conditions on Sydney harbour board-sailing queen, Barbarba Kendall, ensured she will win a medal by winning the 10th race of the 11 race series.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00156.htm


4: HARD NEWS 22/9/00 - Flaming Olympics

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ...day eight and still no medals. If the Olympic Games really is all a corporate bread-and-circuses plot to distract us from the economic system and further etch a handful giant global brands on our punchdrunk psyches, then I ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00149.htm


5: A Little Q&A On Australia

Here are some of the classic questions that were actually asked of the Sydney Olympic Committee via their Web site, and the Aussie answers that go with them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00207.htm


6: SCOOP Olympic Update, Friday, Sept 22, 2000

NEW ZEALAND has at last tasted Olympic glory with double gold medalist and 'horseman of the century' Mark Todd overcoming a difficult preparation and a personal smear campaign to win a bronze medal, riding Eyespy II, in the individual three day event.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00154.htm


7: Guy’s World: Zoo And Rock Double Feature

3:45 – feeding time for the Malayan Sun Bears! I’d been warned by Meredith, animal lover and taxidermist, that I had left the zoo trip too late. All the animals would be having siestas, she said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00155.htm

9: SCOOP Olympic Update, Saturday, 23 Sept, 2000

A GOLD MEDAL has been hung around the neck of world-champion rower Rob Waddell who earned the title of New Zealand's first Olympic champion at Sydney 2000 with an awesome display of power to decimate his opponents in today's single sculls at Penrith Lakes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00158.htm


10: Upton-on-line: Earthquake Dislodges Fossil

Readers will be aware that yesterday upton-on-line – or at least his non-cyber double – announced his intention to retire from Parliament early in the New Year to take up a position with the OECD in Paris.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00382.htm


11: Howard’s End: Fight Ahead For West Coast Gondola

Environmentalists and tourism operators are on a collision course over two unrelated plans to build a tourist gondola link between Queenstown and Milford Sound and the opening of the Haast/Hollyford road linking the West Coast and Milford. The world ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00148.htm


12: RANFURLY SHIELD and NPC rugby CANTY v WAIKATO

RANFURLY Shield and NPC rugby, Waikato v Canterbury Saturday, 23 Sept, 2000, Rugby Park, Hamilton Article:Mathew Loh

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00159.htm


13: “Special Dividends” Equals Cooking The Books

Revelations today that the Government plans to raid State Owned Enterprises for cash to fund their social programs is further proof Government’s should stay out of business, said ACT Leader and SOE architect, Hon Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00385.htm

15: Phil Goff Speech - Fiji / NZ Business Councils

Thank you for the invitation to meet with you today. I want to share some of my thoughts with you today primarily on economic issues relating to the Pacific, first looking at Fiji and Papua New Guinea and then looking more broadly at trade with the region. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00384.htm


16: 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


18: 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


19: Voluntary Student Membership Vote - Auk Uni

The Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) has collected the necessary number of signatures to request the Univesity Council to hold another referendum on the future status of AUSA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0009/S00043.htm


20: Young Nats Praise Upton

Young Nationals' Chair Daniel Gordon today expressed regret on Simon Upton's announcement yesterday that he will retire from New Zealand Politics in the New Year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00113.htm


21: Housing Appointment Correction

Mr Michael Cashin has been chair of Housing Corporation since 1992 and chair of Housing New Zealand since 1997.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00381.htm


23: Prague Authorities Outlaw Protests On S26

This obvious abuse of power probably won't stop the thousands of activists gearing up to disrupt the IMF/World Bank meetings next week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00208.htm


24: SCOOP Olympic Update, Sunday 24 Sept, 2000

BOARD-sailing wonder woman Barbara Kendall has etched her name in Olympic legend as one of the greatest New Zealand athletes in history by earning her third consecutive medal by winning bronze at Sydney 2000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00162.htm


25: More of same makes economic crisis worse

Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald today said the Government had to wake up and recognise that 15 years of chasing free trade and globalisation has devastated the New Zealand economy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00378.htm


26: Northland Rescue PC Row Warning Of Things To Come

The row over Northland's rescue helicopter services and ACC shows how silly the political correctness and cultural safety argument has become, and is a dire warning of things to come, says United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00369.htm


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