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

1: Howard’s End: NZ, Seventh State Of Australia

Earlier this week I wrote on Scoop that we should drop the charade about monetary union with Australia and focus of the real debate - New Zealand the seventh State of Australia. The column created widespread public and media interest - so let's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00017.htm


2: 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


3: Newsflash: Dollar Plunges To New Low

The New Zealand dollar hit a new record low of US 40.3 cents this afternoon, following comments by Reserve Bank head Don Brash at the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee this afternoon, warning of a possible return to stagflation, the combination of high ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00016.htm


4: The NZDF And UN Peacekeeping In The 21st Century

One of the decisions to arise from Helen Clark’s recent visit to East Timor is that the government is to look at extending the New Zealand deployment in the former Portuguese colony until after elections there in November.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00014.htm


5: Minister Panics Over Brain Drain

There is a note of desperation creeping into the Labour Government's Immigration policy in a vain attempt to stop the brain drain, National Immigration Spokesperson Marie Hasler said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00053.htm


6: 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


7: Insensitive Politics From Hide Over Hercules

“Perhaps the most blatant, insensitive attempt at political mileage I have ever seen,” said Stuart Jordan, Southern Regional Chair of the Young Nationals. He was responding to ACT MP Rodney Hide’s attack on the use of an Air Force Hercules to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00013.htm


8: 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


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 4 October

Today's Questions concerned the subjects of: Unemployment Rises – Closing The Gaps – Double Jeopardy – Food Banks – Electricity Regulation –Consumer Confidence - Telecommunication Regulation – Auckland Transport Woes – Road Safety –Mangaroa Compensation – East ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00018.htm


10: Telecommunications Inquiry Report Released

Communications Minister Paul Swain has today released the report from the ministerial inquiry into telecommunications.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00069.htm


11: No Apologies Over Air Force Incident

Dunedin based National MP Katherine Rich has confirmed that it was her request which lead to a Government decision to divert an Air Force Hercules aircraft back to Apia in Samoa to pick up a civilian.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00057.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: Anne Else: The Future Of Adoption

At long last, an official report on adoption law reform has grasped most of the biggest problems with this 45-year-old legislation, and put forward some reasonably sound remedies. But when the Law Commission's report came out last week, it made few headlines. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00015.htm


15: Labour Panics Over Closing the Gaps Policy

Labour poll results are behind the blatantly transparent attempt by Social Services Minister, Steve Maharey, to re-launch the GovernmentÆs Maori/ Pacific Island æClosing the GapsÆ policy, ACT Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00063.htm


16: 22 Businesses Receive Industry NZ Enterprise Award

Twenty two innovative small businesses from all over New Zealand have been offered the Government’s first Enterprise Awards, Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00068.htm


17: Labour Minister offends employers again

The Labour Minister has dropped herself in it with employers - once again," National's Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00062.htm


18: Possible Disaster For Greenpeace

A major US health foods manufacturer has predicted Greenpeace and other eco-groups may not survive their battle against genetic modification.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00009.htm


19: Battle Of Oamaru Confirmed, Declaration Of War

Keith Locke, Nandor Tanczos and Rod Donald, the leaders of the Green Republicans, will receive a “Declaration of War” from Lieutenant Carl Layton and his Loyal supporters on the steps of parliament at 1pm today. The Declaration is attached.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00072.htm


20: 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


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