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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on scoop (Hobbits excluded) were...

1: London Based Kiwi Launches Brain Drain Website

The ‘Brain Drain’ debate has ignited again. London based New Zealander, Jeremy Punnett, has launched a website attacking the recent campaigns of John Carr and Richard Poole. “I am disgusted that people now see fit to conduct debate by buying full page newspaper ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00045.htm


3: A Dive Into The Gene Pool

Listening to fears being expressed by those with sufficient courage to face the Commissioners - notably the women folk - I began to wonder if they were justified.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00057.htm


4: 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


5: Te Puke Pensioner A Victim Of Drug War Insanity

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath asks exactly who pensioner George Edwards was harming when he grew some cannabis and sold it to other consenting adults.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00046.htm


6: Athletes' Morale, Brain Drain, And Kiwi Attitudes

Two threats to national self-confidence coincided, merged, coalesced and multiplied themselves in the aftermath of the Sydney Olympics. They were, of course, the sad performance of our athletes and the alleged increase in the 'brain drain'. As one ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00058.htm


7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –11 October

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Ruling: Who Should Answer Questions– Super – Airways Bid For UK Air Traffic Control – Super x 3 – School Zoning – Tranz Rail – Dawn Raid Mistakes – Student Loan Interest Writeoffs – Inflation – Special ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00061.htm


8: Prospects for the New Zealand Economy

The speed of the economic downturn caused by the Socialist policies of the present government surprised everyone. We all knew it would happen. What we didn’t know was just how quickly the economy would be sunk.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00224.htm


9: The Thalidomide Of Genetic Engineering

By the end of the 1980s some millions of people, mostly in North America, were supplementing their diet with L-tryptophan, an essential amino-acid present in proteins of any normal diet. Amino-acids such as tryptophan are routinely produced in micro-breweries ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00025.htm


10: "It's Started"

Just a week after the introduction of the Employment Relations Act, unions are already disrupting workplaces and intimidating employers, ACT Employment spokesman Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00218.htm


11: Scoop Cartoon: Gosh! They'll Be Back Then

Cartoon By Paul McDonald Click on the image to move to http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00056.htm


12: Scoop Link: Human/Pig Gene Experiments Exposed

The following is a link to: Dairies of Despair – “The Secret History of Pig-to-Primate Organ Transplants” - the contents of a website containing confidential Novartis papers which have been protected against publication in the UK by a court order.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00053.htm


13: Nats Bill Says People Should Decide On MMP

National is going to give New Zealanders the chance to vote for or against MMP once and for all.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00226.htm


14: 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


15: Pioneering scientist honoured by Victoria Uni

Professor Alan MacDiarmid, a pioneering research chemist and Victoria University graduate, is to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Science at the University’s last graduation ceremony of the century.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC9912/S00003.htm


16: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 11 October

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00231.htm


17: 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


18: New Measures For Westland Economic Development

A raft of new measures, which includes waiving all new building and resource management consent application fees for the next six months, will be introduced if a committee of the Westland District Council on the West Coast gets its way. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00059.htm


19: New Maori Land Court Judges Named

The Minister of Maori Affairs, the Hon Parekura Horomia, formally announced two new appointments to the bench of the Maori Land Court.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00220.htm


20: Warning Bells Ring Over Rail Split Up

Tranz Rail's plans to divest a large part of their rail services while still retaining monopoly control over the railway lines should ring loud warning bells, Green Party transport spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00221.htm


21: Enrolments From Low Decile Schools a Worry

“Abysmal” first-year university enrolments from low-decile schools is a good reason for the Government to again consider introducing a Targeted Individual Entitlement scheme, ACT Education spokeswoman Donna Awatere Huata said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00227.htm


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