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The long weekend's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbit's excluded) were..

1: Sludge Report #36 – Hypocrisy In The Middle East

IN THIS EDITION: Hikers Under Fire At Nablus - Hypocrisy In The Middle East

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00114.htm


2: Howard's End: A Secret National Treasure

Australia has its precious gems like opal, sapphire and diamonds but New Zealand hasn't been similarly blessed - right? Wrong! Imagine a rare gemrock with precious red ruby, blue sapphire and crystal all encased in emerald green - and it's unique ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00115.htm


3: Not Hard News: City Litter From Mark Cubey

It's one of those extraordinary sun-drenched Fridays that we love in the capital. We did meeting in the sun on the waterfront. We completed projects. We received lots of nice feedback about our latest issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00121.htm


6: Guy’s World: Lessons From The Valley

UPPER HUTT, FRI 13: I’m out for some stripped down, no bullshit, high octane fun and I know I’m not gonna get it in muffin eating, latte slurping, Karen Walker wearing Wellington. That’s why I’m in the Hutt, heading for the Lazy Lizard bar, where rock ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00120.htm


7: 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


9: US Elections: Censorship Noises From Both Sides

The third and final debate of this election is over. How did the debate go? It was just about like the polls. All in all, the debate was considered a draw with Gore’s small lead over Bush being within the standard margin of error.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00112.htm


11: Civil Rights at Waikato Squashed in Backroom Deal

"It took a secret vote, held during study week when few students are on campus, with 24 hours notice, only one side of the debate being heard and unconstitutional actions on behalf of the Waikato Students' Union (WSU) for a compulsory vote on student ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00030.htm


12: 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


13: Southland Times Eckhoff Column

Farmers risk being left behind if they fail to make their voices heard on the genetic modification debate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00424.htm


14: 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


15: Jackson Not Making Further Comment Says Anderton

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says that Willie Jackson Alliance List MP has agreed not to make further comment on the Government policy regarding Treaty claims and petroleum at this time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00422.htm


16: LIONS MUNCH LAMBS

NPC Rugby Final, Jade Stadium, CHCH, Saturday, OCtober 21, 2000 Wellington Lions v Canterbury Lambs Article: Mathew Loh

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00122.htm


17: 10% Support Not A Convincing Mandate

The results of the Waikato referendum on student association membership showed that only 10% of students on that campus support the compulsory option. This is a similar result to the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology vote a month ago in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00032.htm


18: Scoop: Just Politics

Farmers Urged To Speak Up - Willie Jackson Speaks Out Then Shuts Up - Bunkle On Vegetables - Prison Debate - Newman Is Not Deterred From Use Of Employment Stats - In The Committee Room - Child Abuse Reporting Call - Gay And Lesbian Marriages ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00118.htm


19: TV3 News

Rugby League Ruckus Over – Rapist On Work Parole – Same Sex Marriages – Retail Stats – Petrol Prices – Diesel Prices – West Bank Battle – Rugby Disinterest

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0010/S00118.htm


20: Waikato Students Overturn Voluntary Membership

The New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA) has today welcomed the result of the student membership referendum at the University of Waikato, which saw students voting convincingly to overturn voluntary membership. Waikato was the first students' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00031.htm


22: Upton-on-line October 20th

Strange speculations (and some out-right fantasising) have caused upton-on-line to disclose the forthcoming transmorgrification of this publication. By a process of neural re-engineering that is still awaiting FDA approval (and could yet be stopped ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00415.htm


23: 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

24: Maharey welcomes the end of an error

Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey today welcomed the decision of Waikato University students to reinstate compulsory membership of their students' association.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00420.htm


25: 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


26: Time For Act To Reconsider Newman's Role

The Act party will be giving serious consideration to replacing Muriel Newman as its welfare spokesperson after yet another embarrassing blunder, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00410.htm


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