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

2: 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

7: Keith Rankin: Super Solution. What's the Problem?

Michael Cullen's public superannuation scheme is a bit of a worry. Like the self-regulating free-market economy it's an elegant, indeed clever, solution. One problem, though, is that an elegant solution imposed upon an inelegant world becomes a straightjacket. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00065.htm


10: More Roads Closed

More Christchurch roads have been closed because of flooding. They are the Port Levy-Purau Road, Palatine Terrace, Torlesse Street, Portsmouth and Hampshire (from Lyndhurst) streets. The Causeway, McCormicks Bay, is marginal. The Sumner Library has closed, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00029.htm


11: 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


13: 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


15: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 12 October

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00264.htm


18: 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


20: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –12 October

Today’s questions concerned the subjects of: Ministerial Staff Costs – Buddle Finlay’s Bills – Dawn Raids - Homework Centres – Telecom Share Price – Telecom Herald Advert – Export Growth – Takeovers Code – NCEA – Youth Workers – Tranz Rail and Auckland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00067.htm

22: Overstayer removals: the facts

Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel has reiterated that in future overstayer removals would not occur before 7 am.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00246.htm

24: Scoop Images: Wairarapa Flooding

Images of Wairarapa flooding from http://www.horizons.govt.nz Mangatainoka River south of Pahiatua Mangatainoka River at Pahiatua town bridge

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00064.htm


25: Flood Precautions Urged For Christchurch Residents

People living in low-lying areas of Christchurch, particularly along the Heathcote River, should take precautions against flooding.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00027.htm


27: More Gobbledegook From Hawkins

Police Minister George Hawkins' outburst at the Police Association annual conference and his comments to a reporter afterwards can only be described as gobbledegook and he should apologise to the police executive, National Police spokesperson Brian Neeson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00253.htm


29: Te Puke Cannabis Pensioner to Have His Reward

Te Puke pensioner George Edwards says he was selling cannabis to pay for his driveway to be completed. "Now that his cannabis income has been stopped," says Libertarianz Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins, "we'll finish his driveway ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00053.htm


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19: Scoop Images: Arwen Catches A Few Digital Snaps
21: Scoop Archive: Hook Line And Sinker - Dominion Ring Winked
23: Scoop Archive: Are These For Real?
26: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Wellywood's Favourite Starlet
28: Scoop Archive: Lords Of The Rings Six Minutes @ ShoWEST
30: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Gandalf's Two Exploding Trees

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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