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

1: The Public Stake In Private Business

John Carr, a disillusioned neoliberal American kiwiphile, has published in the Herald two full-page open letters on the state of the New Zealand economy. The second was on Monday, 16 October (see www.ilovenz.co.nz/letter2.htm). One interesting statement ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00108.htm


2: High Court Ruling Confirms Driver Licence Shambles

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the High Court's ruling in the Moana Sinclair case that the present driver licence rules are poorly drafted confirms that the new driver licence regime is a complete shambles.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00395.htm


3: Sludge Report #35 – Let Every Voice Sing Out

IN THIS EDITION: The Middle East Peace Settlement Needs Our Support – Keeping Hope Alive

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00105.htm


4: Scoop Cartoon: Dr Heckle And Mrs Chide

Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00102.htm


5: Inaccurate Journalism Damaging To NZ Economy

The editor and publisher of Healthy Options magazine owe the people of New Zealand an apology for their scare-mongering, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00369.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –19 October

Today’s questions concerned the subjects of: Northland Prison – Inflation And Benefits – Social Policy Initiatives – Maori Claims To Oil – Home Detention – Part Time Prison – 1080 Poisoning – Health Reform Costs – Rural Sector Outlook - Home Detention – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00109.htm


7: New Zealand’s Most Expensive Tree

Repeating his comments of Tuesday 17 October to the Distilled Spirits Association in Auckland, the Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that the process of removing the ailing but famous pine tree on One Tree Hill is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00394.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 18 October

Today’s questions concerned the subjects of: Unemployment Statistics – Bulk Funding – R&D Tax Deductibility – West Papua – Retail Price Increases – Health Workforce Shortages – Dawn Raid Deceptions – Sealords Share Sales – Home Detention – Radioactive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00104.htm


9: Questions Of The Day - Thursday, 19 October 2000

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00397.htm


10: Scoop Cartoon: I'm Green.. I Am! I Am!

Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00085.htm


11: National Radio Midday Report

Part Time Prison – Drowned Baby – Lisa Blaikie – Possums – Fiji Sex Tourism – Middle East Peace Process – Zimbabwe Army Violence – Troops Gather – Cole Memorial – Spinal Screening – Mt Ruapehu

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0010/S00108.htm


12: R&D Backgrounder

In response to a variety of requests here is a simplified backgrounder: What is the problem?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00358.htm


13: Government Tackles Compliance Costs

Commerce Minister Paul Swain says the government is serious about tackling compliance costs for business.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00396.htm


14: Scoop Archive: Lions Roar - Red Moon Outrates Hobbits

The following Top Scoops special should be ignored by Scoop Readers who are infuriated by the popularity of Hobbits....and not interested in the rugby.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/8b/95/200008121314.83057429.html


15: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/43/f1/200010110935.de035d86.html


16: Largest Motor Yacht In Australasia Launched

The largest motor yacht of its kind to be built in Australasia slipped into the waters of the upper Waitemata harbour this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00123.htm


17: Greens "Playing Politics" At GM Hearing

The Green Party has “hijacked pole position” at the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification and was able to play politics because of its special interest status at the hearing, ACT Agricultural Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00385.htm


18: Government Should Be Applauded For Policy U-turn

The ACT party hopes that the Government’s latest attempt to woo favour with business is genuine and not merely a political gesture, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00400.htm


19: Kiwis Learn About Sex At School

New Zealanders are receiving most of their sex education at school, a world-leading sex survey of 16 to 55 year-olds has revealed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0010/S00045.htm


20: Leaked papers Government wants "pawns and yes-men"

Opposition Finance Spokesperson Bill English has released secret Government briefing papers for next Tuesdays Business Forum which, he says, "portray the Forum as nothing more than a cynical manipulation of the good intentions of the business community."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00408.htm


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

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