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The weekend's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Scoop Images: An Awesome Fire Picture From Montana

This awesome picture was taken in Bitteroot National Forest in Montana on August 6, 2000. The photographer, John McColgan, is a Fire Behavior Analyst from Fairbanks, Alaska. He took the picture with a digital camera. A once-in-a-lifetime shot this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00199.htm


2: HARD NEWS 29/9/00 - Here Comes the Sun

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES - Funny how things change, isn't it? Not so long ago, the New Zealand Herald, in an editorial headed 'Mark Todd owes us all an explanation' had predicted shame and vileness if Todd so much as showed his face in Sydney. Go now, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00201.htm


4: Upton-on-line: Intellectuals

Upton-on-line’s little announcement last week seems to have caught some of the Capital’s better-informed information brokers/gossips by surprise. Upton-on-line has, in turn, been truly surprised by the amount of attention given to his forthcoming evaporation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00472.htm


5: New Zealand Should Look At Ireland

I have never known New Zealanders so depressed. People no longer believe that New Zealand can foot it as a major nation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00466.htm


6: 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


7: DREAM TEAM'S NEAR NIGHTMARE - SCOOP Olympic Update

DREAM team's near nightmare: SCOOP Olympic Update, Sat,30 Sept, 2000 Article: Mathew Loh

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00205.htm

9: Conflict finally dawns on PM

A conflict of interest between a Minister's office and a PR agency exposed by National more than a month ago and dismissed by the Government has finally been taken seriously by the Prime Minister, National MP Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00473.htm


10: Newsflash: Kiwi Dollar Falls 1.2c

The New Zealand dollar has fallen 1.2 cents against the American dollar since yesterday and was buying 40.53 US cents at 11:15 this morning. New GDP figures, showing economic activity decreased in the June quarter by 0.7 per cent, followed Denmark’s vote against ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00200.htm


11: Guy’s World: Gutted Over The Hockey

“Gutted mate, just gutted.” This choice phrase would be on the top ten to come out of any sports ground around the country, when the home team loses. Sports mad Kiwis are regularly gutted, whether it’s the All Blacks losing, the Hurricanes, or the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00204.htm


12: Minister comment on Victoria payout

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today said he is pleased that Victoria University has disclosed a payment made to its former vice chancellor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00483.htm


13: 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


14: Genes Into Cows Decision

Nga Kaihautu Tikanga Taiao [Maori advisory body to ERMANZ] after several days of discussions with ERMA have determined to withdraw as a party to the appeal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00138.htm


15: We Don’t Need The Treaty Of Waitangi To Close Gaps

The convenor of the North Harbour Lawyers wrote and asked that today’s address be about “some quasi legal topic”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00482.htm


16: Howard’s End: Danish Lessons On Oz-Colonisation

Following the Danish vote against adopting the ailing euro the Kiwi lost more than a cent which has again inflamed the debate about merging the Kiwi and Aussie dollars. But joining our two countries politically is the ultimate aim. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00206.htm


17: 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

19: Scoop Archive: HARD NEWS: Budget, Business and Bum-Tickle

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Labour Finance Minister in boring Budget shock! Well, not quite ... Michael Cullen's maiden Budget was plenty interesting - not least in its disarming fiscal prudence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/81/b6/200006161328.22b73d4e.html


20: Worker stress is costing businesses billions

Stess-related illness could be costing New Zealand businesses as much as $3 billion a year in sick pay, missed deadlines and poor perfromance, Associate Minister for Accident Insurance Ruth Dyson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00478.htm


21: 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


22: Scoop: Top Scoops

ACT: There Is Depression In NZ - Govt Financial Contribution To Whalers Meeting - Union Split Augurs Badly For ERA - King Establishes Racing Taskforces - PM Taking Notice Of PR Conflict - Cullen Talks Economy In London

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00203.htm


23: The Hikoi Revisited

It is now two years since the Hikoi of Hope passed through Palmerston North and on to Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00137.htm


24: Deutsche Bank: GDP (June Quarter)

Key Points GDP (production based) fell by 0.7% qoq in the June quarter - weaker than the average market expectation of 0.4%. The RBNZ's August Monetary Policy Statement was based on an estimate of -0.2%.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00173.htm


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