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Yesterday'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: 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


3: NZ Speed Limit Already One Of Lowest

A Proposal to cut open-road speed limits, flies in the face of overseas experience, ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00037.htm


4: 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


5: NZers have more money in their pockets

New Zealanders have more dollars in their pockets and those dollars are buying more, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton told an Alliance Hutt South meeting tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00031.htm


6: Sorry Too Simplistic, Christian Leaders Warn

1 October 2000 (Newsroom) -- Two weeks after Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic cauldron in Sydney and sparked the hope of Australia's Aborigines for reconciliation, a popular rock band performing in Sunday's closing ceremonies supplied the word that many Australians ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00010.htm


7: 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


8: 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


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 3 October

Today's Questions concerned the subjects of: East Timor – Economic Growth Or Not – ERMA Maori Committee – Lower Dollar And Grocery Prices - Poverty – Samoan RNZAF Transport Incident - Superannuation – ERA Launch Party – Medical Professionals - ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00011.htm


10: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 3 October

Paraphrased answers to today's questions will be posted in the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00041.htm


11: Scoop: Just Politics

Asian Hunger Strikers Can’t Be Ignored - ACT First To Launch 2002 Election Policy - Forestry Policy Costing Jobs - Prebble’s Thoughts On A Common Currency - Peters Attack On Health Research Ignorant - Openness On Victoria Payout Pleases Mallard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00008.htm


12: Internal Assessment Behind Medal Table Decline

"Internal assessment and refusing to pay expenses for sports coaches has led to a decline in sports in secondary schools that is now showing up in medals tables," said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert. "Both events began in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00001.htm


13: Telecom And Clear Agree On Clean Slate

CLEAR Communications and Telecom New Zealand have agreed on a Relationship Package, which the two companies describe as a “comprehensive clean slate” for the next 12 months.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00014.htm


14: 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


15: Record Low Ozone At Scott Base

NIWA measurements of atmospheric ozone above Arrival Heights, near Scott Base in Antarctica, have reached the lowest values recorded. On September 30 the ozone level recorded there was 124 Dobson Units (DU) which is a new record low measurement for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00006.htm


16: Playhouse Pub Oktoberfest

Aotea Square will come alive on Saturday October 7th with the city's First large-scale Oktoberfest celebration of beer, food and music.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00003.htm


17: No One Home On Planet Anderton

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton must be on another economic planet, ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00043.htm


18: BP Shaves A Further 2 Cents Off The Petrol Price

BP has dropped petrol price by 2 cents a litre on the back of lower refined petrol prices - the second drop in less than a week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00013.htm

19: 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


20: 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


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