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The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday 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: 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


3: Howard’s End: Good On Yer, Mate!

NSW Premier, Bob Carr, has launched a $A24 billion post-Olympics investment drive for Sydney and regional NSW and is planning to make a series of major announcements over the next 10 days. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00002.htm


4: Correctives Were Right About Olympics!!!

"The Corrective Party was right about the sordid and lewd spectacle of the Olympics. According to an Australian newspaper report, athletes were incited to sex due to the heaving bodies in skintight shameful lycra around them!!! And what was more, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00008.htm


5: Prudish Peters desperately seeking poll ratings

Green Party co-leader Rod Donald has accused Winston Peters of gay bashing following his attack in today's Sunday Star Times on Green Party co-convenor Richard Davies' website advertising his homestay to gay men.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00008.htm


6: US Elections: Undecided Voters Suddenly Sexy

To go to a Global Exchange/KPFA Free Speech Radio benefit in Berkeley is to see 30,000 years evaporate right before your very eyes. A thousand greyhairs in their Birkenstock sandals shed 30 years and become again the young radicals that made Berkeley famous ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00004.htm


7: ERA Comes At Worst Possible Time

The Employment Relations Act comes in today at the worst possible time for businesses, employers, employees and New Zealand, National Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00019.htm


8: 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


9: 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


10: Cullen Reveals Hidden Agenda

"You can't help wondering whether today's Cabinet Agenda, faxed to National's parliamentary offices by the Finance Minister, might best have been kept confidential," National's Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00022.htm


11: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington #32

On the day the union promoting Employment Relations Act comes into effect, ACT is releasing an alternative policy - "Freedom to Contract". ACT's policy release is the first by any party for the 2002 election. ACT intends setting the agenda by ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00023.htm


12: Cruel Irony In 'Backchat' Axeing

31 October 1999: "Television has only one dedicated arts programme - the bold and independent Backchat. But in the last few days we hear that Backchat may be marginalised - that it may not fit the hip and groovy image the television managers appear to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00027.htm


13: Kiwi Women Reshape Future In Silicone Valley Bra

Ever wanted the enhanced cleavage of Hollywood starlets without having to go under the knife? Now Kiwi women can have their own silicone-enhanced bust, without the surgery, when Elle Macpherson Intimates launches its Silicone Valley bra this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00002.htm


14: Scoop Images: Wairaka Sentinel Against A Storm

Wairaka Rock at Pukerua Bay stands sentinel against a northerly storm that has brought big seas and high rainfall to the Kapiti Coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00006.htm


15: National Radio Midday Report

Sydney Airport – Closing Ceremony – Downpours – Nurses Pay Negotiations – Workplace Safety – Superannuation – Israel/Palestinian Ceasefire – Campbell Win – Olympiand Come Home – Murder-Suicide – Bodies Found – Racing Report – Backchat Canned – Murder ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0010/S00005.htm


16: Employers Federation Political Update - 29 Sept

A 15% jump in exports in the June year raises hopes NZ's 6-year trade deficit may become a surplus in the future. Annual exports topped $26 billion for the first time. The June year rise was the biggest annual increase in exports for 8 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00002.htm


17: Margaret Wilson Begins The ERA The Healthy Way!

It was fitting Labour Minister Margaret Wilson chose Manakau City Council as the venue for her breakfast address on the morning the country’s new Employment Relations Act came into law, PSA secretary Richard Wagstaff said today. Manukau City Council ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00003.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: New Employment Law Causes Chaos

A memo issued today by Parliamentary Services putting a two week stop on the employment of any new staff, either casual or permanent, in the parliamentary complex is an indication of how difficult employers are going to find the new law, said ACT Leader, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00005.htm


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