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

1: Newsflash: Eight Arrested In Wellington Demo

Eight anti-capitalist protesters were arrested in Wellington following the refusal of a protester to leave Westpac Bank in Cuba mall, police said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00177.htm


2: Wellington S26 Protest Action

Protester in Wellington showed solidarity with their counterparts in Prague today, the Global day of action against capitalism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00176.htm


3: 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


4: Arrests Stall Carnival Against Capitalism

After arrests following the occupation of Westpac in Cuba St, protesters moved further up Cuba Mall to avoid further clashes with police. They decided to abandon an undisclosed third phase of their protest, expecting further arrests.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00178.htm


5: Sludge Report #30 – Just Do It!

IN THIS EDITION: Olympics Upstaged By The World! Who Would Have Thought? - Goodbye Slobodan

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00169.htm


6: Refined Product Prices Lead To BP Price Reduction

A decline in crude oil prices world-wide over the weekend, after the United States government decision to release some of its strategic oil reserve, coupled with a decline in the refined (ready-to-go) costs of petrol and a stabilising exchange rate....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00140.htm


7: Who's For Some Third World Justice?

Libertarianz Justice Spokesman Bernard Darnton today hailed the decision by Phil Goff to review double jeopardy laws, saying that it "couldn't have come at a better time."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00127.htm


8: PM Should Listen to Maori Queen Says Newman

Prime Minister Helen Clark should listen to the advice of the Maori Queen when it comes to “closing the gaps” for Maori, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00397.htm


9: Scoop Live: Vegie Burgers Are Being Served

It is sunny with the odd spot of rain on the corner of Manners and Victoria Sts in central Wellington as an S26 solidarity protest begins in New Zealand’s capital city, signalling the beginning of another global day of protest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00175.htm


10: 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


11: Industry New Zealand Board Appointed

Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton has today announced an eight-member Industry New Zealand board with a strong private sector background.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00398.htm


12: Health Minister Must Explain Heavying Letter

The Health Minister owes the women of Gisborne an explanation over the extraordinary letter she sent heavying the Cervical Screening Inquiry team, National Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00400.htm


13: 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


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: A Single Housing Solution

The Minister of Housing Mark Gosche today announced the name of the new housing organisation that will bring together the various housing and housing policy agencies into a single integrated housing solution.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00402.htm


16: Irish Eyes In Prague: The Calm Before The Storm

Scoop’s Irish correspondent Greg Meylan has travelled to Prague to provide coverage for Scoop of the S26 protest actions. The following is his first report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00171.htm


17: 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


18: Serious Business Savvy On Industry NZ Board

The new board of Industry New Zealand brings serious business savvy to the oversight of the Government's Partnership for Growth programmes, says Associate Minister for Economic Development Pete Hodgson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00399.htm


19: Prague Style Protests to Hit Aotearoa

Tino Rangatiratanga advocates attending the Prague anti-World Bank, anti-IMF protest say that New Zealand will face the same types of action if the Government pursues the Singapore Trade deal. The Aotearoa delegation is in Prague as part of the People's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00124.htm


20: Wellington s26 Arrests – Police Violence On TV

An eyewitness account of today’s arrests in Manners Mall, from a teenager on his School holidays - with images from tonight’s TV3 coverage of the protest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00181.htm


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