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The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the weekend (Hobbits excluded) were...

2: At The Edge - Vision For New Zealand

AT THE EDGE VISION FOR NEW ZEALAND Speech by Kevin Roberts CEO Worldwide Saatchi & Saatchi Co-founder The New Zealand Edge to the New Zealand Resource Law Management Conference Auckland Friday 6 October 2000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00035.htm


3: Libertarianz Calls For PM’s Head

As the country slides inexorably into the third world, it now appears that, as in any tin-pot dictatorship, any dissent is to be punished. Helen Clark’s call for Roger Kerr’s head shows that free speech is no longer acceptable.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00031.htm


4: Telling The Truth About The Brain Drain

I am 22 years old and next year I will graduate with two degrees, in economics and economic geography. As one of the highly skilled elite who were lucky enough (care of a $35,000 student loan) to get an education under the National Government, going ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00032.htm


5: HARD NEWS 10/6/00 - The Lost Boy

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... a concerned young man gathers the country's best and brightest behind him and places a full-page newspaper ad begging the country's leaders to turn the economic ship around. It is a cry in the darkness. Actually, it's a Business ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00027.htm


6: Howard's End: Bringing Kiwis Home

Here we go again! - rushing from one perceived disaster to another. The so-called brain drain is part of being a paid-up member of the global village and it's been around for more than 20 years - affecting all countries. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00030.htm


7: Scoop Image: Fountain Of Fire Dwarfs Earth

Nasa picture of a fountain of fire on the Sun. Showing the scale of the fountains of fire as compared to earth which has been superimposed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00031.htm


8: Scoop Feedback: 'Young New Zealanders' Ad

When I get money I will be out of here too, but its not because of the falling dollar or the terrible 'left-wing' government that's taken away all of those poor [rich-aspiring] bastards opportunities - you have to feel sorry for them...not

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00026.htm


9: Upton-on-line: Olympic Kitsch and Closing The Gaps

When you know you’re totally out-classed, the only thing left to do is offer undiluted praise to the victors. This New Zealand has been doing with uncharacteristic fervour. Normally prickly about Australian prowess, New Zealanders have swallowed several ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00150.htm


10: 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

12: US Elections: God Help Us!

(EDITORS NOTE: A second US based columnist has joined the Scoop US Elections commentary crew. Scoop is delighted to welcome Todd Simpson, an American, to the Scoop Loop. Simpson will be filing his impressions at the end of each week through to polling ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00028.htm


13: "Guess Who's NOT Coming to Dinner"

The Prime Minister’s efforts to get business leaders around the table for an economic pep talk is shaping up to be a “sparse nibbles affair,” ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00155.htm


14: Future Lefts: All over the world. To change it.

CONTENTS: Editorial: International solidarity CSM referendum at Auckland University Common currency? Or no common currency? Web Site Of The Week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00028.htm


15: Who's pulling the strings of new puppet Authority?

"Labour Minister Margaret Wilson owes the public an explanation in light of her admission today that she over-ruled an unspecified number of formal recommendations as to who should be on the Employment Relations Authority," National's Max Bradford ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00154.htm


16: An Orchestrated Litany Of Whines

Cabinet Minister Pete Hodgson says the Business Roundtable and its political allies should stop depressing New Zealanders with their orchestrated whining about the country's future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00146.htm


17: Guy’s World: A Mouse In A Waistcoat

“George sounds like a mouse with a waistcoat on.” That was the only way I could explain why I liked the name George. “No it doesn’t,” said Steve, deadpan. Like a mouse in a waistcoat or not, it was two against one, as my sister, Su, agreed George was a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00036.htm

19: Scoop: Just Politics

Upton On The Olympics And The Chapple Analysis - Goff On Milosevic - News From The Committee Rooms - Speechifying… - Power Package Deliberations Released - Cullen On Drop In Telecom Share Price - Contact To The Rescue – Clayton Cosgrove - Learn And ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00034.htm


21: Jim's Advisor Must Be Sacked

National's State Services Spokesperson Roger Sowry has called for Jim Anderton's Senior Advisor Tony Simpson to be sacked following the abusive email he sent to Richard Poole.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00140.htm


22: Prime Minister's Whining Pitiful

Prime Minister Helen Clark's whining about Mrs Shipley's visit to the United States is pitiful, says National MP Tony Ryall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00139.htm


23: Fountains Of Fire Illuminate Solar Mystery

Giant fountains of fast-moving, multimillion-degree gas in the outermost atmosphere of the Sun have revealed an important clue to a long-standing mystery -- the location of the heating mechanism that makes the corona 300 times hotter than the Sun's visible ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00013.htm


24: Keith Rankin: The Big S-Word

Don Brash said it for the first time since 1982. Stagflation. Sounds like a rush of male deer. But it's a case of mixed metaphors. Dr Brash has scared the horses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00023.htm


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