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

1: Real Young New Zealander campaign gathers pace

"A positive start," is how Jordan Carter is characterising the response to a counter-campaign to the "Young New Zealanders" who placed advertisements in last week’s daily newspapers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00040.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: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: Mike Heine: Ghost Of Milosovic Enters PM's Body

Isn’t it funny how at the same time Yugoslavia overthrows its crazy dictator, Helen Clark decides to become even more autocratic? Has the ghost of Milosevic entered Clark’s body?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00043.htm


7: 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


8: PM Says She Sees Irony In Brash's Pay Rise

Some may see some irony in Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash’s $11,000 pay rise, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today. “I certainly do,” she added.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00049.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 10 October

Today's Questions concern: Jim Vs Jenny On The Kiwi Dollar - Auckland Cardiac Surgery (Where Is Ruth?) – Business Forum – Brain Drain – Cardiac Surgery – Stress At Work – TUF President’s Faith – TranzRail Network – Christopher Truscott – Buddle Finlay’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00052.htm


10: 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


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 10 October

Paraphrased answers will be posted in the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00189.htm


12: David Miller Online: Struggling For Medals

You could almost feel the pride swelling in the chests of all Australians when IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch bestowed the ‘best ever’ label on the Sydney Olympics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00050.htm


13: An Enduring Solution To Funding New Zealand Super'

"The proposed New Zealand Superannuation Fund offers an important opportunity to introduce stability and security into retirement income," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00199.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: Dangers of second-smoke demonstrated

Health Minister Annette King says new research findings confirms the need for stronger measures to protect people from exposure to second-hand smoke.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00186.htm


17: PM double standards over pay rates

Helen Clark lashes out against top pay rates when it's politically convenient and hopes the public will ignore big pay deals of her own doing, National's Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00190.htm


18: 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


19: English lazy

National's Finance spokesman Bill English revealed his own laziness today when he accused the Labour-Alliance Government of spending undertaken by his own National colleagues Housing Minister Mark Gosche said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00180.htm


20: Franks - Hotene Report Touchy-Feely Psychobabble

The Ministry of Corrections report on Taffy Hotene is touchy-feely psychobabble, said ACT Justice spokesman, Stephen Franks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00181.htm


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