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

1: Media Statement From Generation Lost Ad Organiser

Having come back from visiting my friends overseas, their message to me was that they were never coming home. They said ‘Why would we?’

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00032.htm


2: Howard’s End: You Can't Call Me stupid!

Over the last ten days or so, newspapers, TV and radio have really started to beat the drums about our economy and the so-called brain-drain. Headlines such as "slippery slope" and " crisis" abound. But I smell a rat - you can call me old, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00039.htm


3: Scoop Images: A Mountaintop Hobbit Retreat?

Yet another picture of a Lord of the Rings set has been supplied to Scoop by a friendly Hobbit. This time it appears to show a mountaintop fortress guarded by an eagle statue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0008/S00046.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: Scoop Feedback: "A Generation Lost?"

I am grateful for the ongoing debate regarding the advertisement entitled “A Generation Lost?”. Not for exposing discussion on the politics that may or may not have been used to present the issue. Not for the level of debate it has caused. What it has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00042.htm


7: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 9/10/00

Richard Poole's full page advertisement has resulted in frenzied coalition attacks. Labour's polling says that the loss of skilled New Zealanders is an issue deeply worrying the electorate. Helen Clark has adopted her usual crisis management strategy: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00165.htm


8: 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


9: Sludge Report #32 – Resolving A Family Feud

IN THIS EDITION: Middle East Situation Report – A Question – A Couple Of Answers – Sludge’s Answers – Application Of The Theory

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00038.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: Scoop Cartoon: NZ's Coup (On Target)

Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00041.htm


13: 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


14: "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


15: Group Of More Young New Zealanders Launched

A group of more young New Zealanders has been launched this afternoon, in response to the group of young New Zealanders launched this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00034.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: US Elections: The 4YK Problem

Since the presidential and vice presidential debates earlier this week the airwaves have been infested with the 4YK bug as the US gets ready to elect its next 4-year king. Writes Rosalea Barker from San Francisco.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00040.htm


19: PM’s Presser: Clark Plays Down Brain Drain

"I will never discourage young people from looking for opportunities overseas, because I believe most will come back," said Prime Minister Helen Clark today, in response to scare-mongering over the brain drain during the past week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00048.htm


20: National Radio Midday report

Hotene Sentenced – Middle East Peace Talks – Heart Surgery – Yugoslavia – Gaenocologist Hearing – Flood Warning – Brash Pay Rise – Terry King Trial – Drugs Policy – Chess Championship – Worker Study – Gene Experiments

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0010/S00045.htm


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