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

1: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington, 25/9/00

It has been claimed that all great political changes can be traced back to one piece of writing. Last week may have signalled such a change. ACT MP, Dr Muriel Newman, tabled in parliament a research paper by the Labour Department's senior research ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00392.htm


2: Howard’s End: The IMF, World Bank and Dick Smith

The IMF and World Bank are due to meet in Prague this week and will likely claim they are now the "best friends of the poor," while Aussie multimillionaire, Dick Smith, claims globalisation has gone wrong and that multinationals are now so ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00164.htm


3: 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


4: 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


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: Student Groups Appalled with McDonald's Reaction

A nation-wide coalition of student environmental organisations expressed dismay after "Clean Up New Zealand Week" sponsor McDonald's refused to clean up it's own environmental practices.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00117.htm


7: US Elections: The Equestrian Events

Rosalea Barker - based in the US - is Scoop’s new US Presidential elections columnist and will be filing a round-up of news, views and observations from the campaign trail every Monday from now till the poll.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00165.htm


8: National Radio Midday Report

Murder Trial – Body Identified – Yugoslavian Elections – Council Apologise – Murder Trial – Faumuina – Shark Attack – Cervical Cancer Inquiry – Cinema Death – East Timor – Solomons Hjack – ERA – Sparrow Salmonella – Mad Cow Disease

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0009/S00126.htm


9: Greens Horrified At Possible TVNZ Raid

The money the Government is looking at taking out of TVNZ should be used to provide increased local content and better quality programmes, Green Party Broadcasting Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00390.htm


10: 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


11: Implications Of Singapore Agreement

There are vital constitutional and policy implications in the controversy over the Sin-gapore free trade agreement (officially called a “Closer Economic Partnership” be-cause the words “free trade” have had a bad press lately).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00120.htm


12: Scoop Images: Wgtn: Carnival against Capitalism

The Carnival Against Capitalism returns! A further global day of action against capitalism is planned for September 26, the date of the IMF/WTO annual meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. For More Info See... http://www.tao.ca/~cec/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00119.htm


13: Fatty Killer Should Be Labelled - Greens

The Green Party said it was very disappointed that saturated fats - a leading contributor to heart disease - were not included in the new draft ANZFA nutritional labelling regime.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00391.htm


14: Helen Clark's SOE Mystery Solved

Helen Clark is obviously embarrassed that we've outed her plan to rustle up cash to pay for Labour's promises, National MP Murray McCully said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00394.htm


15: Debt Group Pushes For Greater Government Effort

The New Zealand Government has the opportunity to be a "circuit breaker" in the current international stalemate over debt cancellation to the world's poorest countries according to Jubilee 2000, the international campaign for third world debt ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00118.htm


16: 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


17: Increase In Foreign Investment

New Zealand received $10.0 billion of foreign investment in the year ended March 2000, $4.2 billion more than in 1999. Foreign investment flows into New Zealand continue to exceed New Zealand's investment abroad. This is despite New Zealand investment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00122.htm


18: Scoop Images: Kiwi Air Force Wins GOLD

A Hercules crew from the Royal New Zealand Air Force has beaten tactical air transport crews from the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to retain the Bullseye trophy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0009/S00047.htm


19: Young Nats Back Prostitution Reform Bill

Young Nationals Chair Daniel Gordon today pledged that Young Nationals will support the intentions of the the Prostitution Reform Bill, which will shortly be considered by Parliament in a conscience vote.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00116.htm


20: Good Faith Code Just Good Intentions

The proposed code of good faith that Labour Minister, Hon Margaret Wilson, describes as a “good start” is a meaningless list of good intentions, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00389.htm

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