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

1: Keith Rankin: Bronze, Gold and Silver

Once again, New Zealand is experiencing the biennial disappointment of athletic underachievement. Even our ratio of bronze medals per capita doesn't look that brilliant.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00192.htm


2: Shipley blunders in Australia

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Mrs Shipley's statements about her meeting with the Australian Prime Minister were the "inept blundering of someone unfit to ever be Prime Minister again".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00440.htm


3: Prebble A Liberal? No, A Joke! – Peters

The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has expressed shock, horror and dismay that Richard Prebble has described himself as a white liberal committed to creating a successful multi-racial society.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00446.htm


4: Eco-Economy: Trivialising Speculation

The question of whether we’re in for a rerun of the Great Crash of 1929 is very topical at the moment. Bearish websites hold that the world is in a “credit bubble” possibly more severe than that of the Roaring Twenties.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00185.htm


5: Scoop Feedback: Appraising The Pope

Christianity emerged more or less in the middle of human history and in many countries the starting point of their solar calender, is the birthyear of Jesus Christ (AD=Anno Domini, BC=Before Christ).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00191.htm


6: "RACE RELATIONS" - Speech -- Richard Prebble

Tonight I want to deal with what is the most difficult issue to debate nationally, race relations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00451.htm


7: Sludge Report #31 – Just Do It! (Part 2)

Inside This Edition: Bretton Woods Is Having A Coronary - S26 - The Battle of Prague - The Chavez Factor - The Euro – Baghdad – Moscow – In the Spirit Of The Ozlympics

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00187.htm


8: Why Cullen Must Go

The Minister of Finance must go, quite simply for the same reason that every coach of a non-performing sports team eventually does.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00156.htm


9: 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


10: OPEC Explains Why Petrol and Oil are So Expensive

Whenever the prices of oil products such as gasoline (petrol), diesel or heating oil rise, OPEC is usually made the scapegoat by some sections of the media, politicians and the general public. “OPEC must raise output,” the cry goes up. This is based ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00244.htm


11: PM should focus on the issues, not personal abuse

Helen Clark should deal with the issues confronting New Zealand and stop abusing anyone who has a contrary point of view to her Government, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00453.htm


12: SCOOP Olympic Update, Thursday, Sept 28, 2000

EXTREME frustration followed by utter despair were the feelings which best summed up New Zealand's experience of the 12th day of competition at Sydney 2000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00190.htm


13: On The Right: Ugh...

Ugh. With the Olympics dominating the headlines all last week, there has been very little happening in the political world worth writing about. Or if there has, I’ve been too busy watching the Olympics to take any notice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00128.htm


14: Dr Michael Cullen Speech To IMF and World Bank

Fellow governors and delegates, I am delighted to be able to participate in this meeting, particularly given the balance, humanity, and passion of the opening speeches.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00441.htm


15: Councillor Alick Shaw Leaves The Labour Party

Labour Party Wellington City Councillor Alick Shaw has announced today that he can no longer be accountable to the party’s Labour Local Body Committee (LLBC). He says he remains totally committed to the Labour Party and to the principles that sustain ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00132.htm


16: No desire for a new common currency

Helen Clark is fooling herself if she believes Australia would be interested in a new joint Anzac currency, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said from Sydney today after meeting Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00438.htm


17: Latest Forecourt Incident Of Grave Concern To BP

An incident last night at BP Coventry where a staff member was deliberately driven into and through the glass front of the BP service station is of grave concern to BP, said Managing Director Peter Griffiths.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00153.htm


18: Guinea Pigs Campaign Just A Start

"Concerned Teachers disrupted the Minister of Education's speech to the PPTA Annual Conference this morning" said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0009/S00047.htm


19: Australia's Worries Over NZ Immigration Amnesty

The Australian Government will be closely monitoring New Zealand's partial immigration amnesty, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said from Sydney today after meeting Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00437.htm


20: Scoop Images: The Battle Of Prague Day 2

More images from the Prague Independent Media Centre Prague Poster Art... Smoke... (picture from Undercurrents ) Pink... (picture from Undercurrents ) Protestors are not all young... Jubilee 2000's Prague Image..

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00193.htm


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