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Yesterday's top 20 rating items (Sludge excluded) were...

3: Resignation of ministerial portfolios - Dyson

Last night, when driving home, I was stopped by the police and failed a breath alcohol test.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00551.htm


4: Resignation of Ruth Dyson - PM

This morning I received a letter from Ruth Dyson offering her resignation from all ministerial warrants, following an incident where she was apprehended by the police and failed a breath alcohol test.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00552.htm


5: Ruth Dyson

It was with much sadness I learned Ruth Dyson had resigned her ministerial posts this morning, says Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00553.htm


6: Resignation of Hon Ruth Dyson

Ruth Dyson has done the responsible thing in offering her resignation, Deputy Prime Minister and Alliance leader Jim Anderton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00562.htm


7: Prime Minister Had To Accept Dyson Resignation

The Prime Minister Helen Clark had no option but to accept Associate Minister Ruth Dyson’s resignation, said ACT leader Hon Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00554.htm


8: Government strain taking its toll

Less than a year in, the Government is showing too many signs of strain, Acting National Leader Wyatt Creech said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00561.htm


9: Resignation of Ruth Dyson

Health Minister Annette King says she is saddened to hear of Ruth Dyson's resignation from her ministerial portfolios.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00559.htm


10: Dunne Applauds Dyson's Honourable Decision

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has applauded Ruth Dyson's decision to resign as a Minister after failing a drink-drive breath test.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00555.htm


11: TV3 Poll Puts Labour In The Lead

Labour – 44 down 3 National - 39 up 3 Green - 4 down 1 Alliance – 5 up 2 ACT - 3 down 1 NZ First - 2 static

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00172.htm


12: Sludge Report #38: World Suckles Great US Tit

In this edition: The World Is Different This Time - Whatever Bill Wants Bill Gets – From Everyone!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00169.htm


13: David Miller: The Sinking Of The Kursk

The efforts to recover the bodies of the 118 Russian sailors, who died when the submarine Kursk sank on August 12, are a reminder that above all else that this incident was a human tragedy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00173.htm


15: NZ And Germany Working Holiday Deal

An agreement concluded this morning will allow more young New Zealanders and Germans to have working holidays in each other's country from 1 December, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Immigration Lianne Dalziel said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00549.htm


17: Race Relations Office Doomed

The Race Relations Office is doomed, following news the Government is considering subsuming the office into a new Human Rights Body, National's Tony Ryall said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00548.htm


18: Getting down in the dark

It was the weekend before Halloween and the darker folk from all corners of Wellington went all out for a huge hell-raising night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00088.htm


19: More Photos from the Felix Awards

Hospitality LOOParazzi from Sunday night's awards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00083.htm


20: Conversing with computers.

Cuba Street is fast becoming Art Gallery central. Small galleries are popping up everywhere and there’s something for everyone’s taste.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00087.htm


21: Dunne Attacks Plan To Scrap Race Relations Office

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has strongly attacked suggestions that the Race Relations Conciliator's office should be scrapped and its functions absorbed within the Human Rights Commission.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00550.htm


22: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington 30/10/00

The business forum is an implicit acknowledgement by the coalition that it is the economy that will determine its electoral fate. The difficulty now, is that after ad-mitting the vital importance of busi-ness confidence to economic pros-perity, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00538.htm


24: Maharey announces appointments to tertiary council

New Government appointees to university and polytechnic councils were announced today by Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00546.htm


25: Motorola Papers Released

Government papers relating to the New Zealand case for a Motorola software development centre show the effort and commitment that went into the project, says Associate Minister for Economic Development Pete Hodgson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00556.htm


26: Ginkgo Slip A Bonus For Hawke’s Bay

World marketing opportunities, work for disabled people in Hawke’s Bay and joint ventures with Maori land-owners could result from a Chinese visitor’s accident in Napier and a small grant from Technology New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00074.htm

HIGH RATING SLUDGE....
1: Sludge Report #37 – At Last, A Good Idea From Iraq
2: Sludge Report #36 – Hypocrisy In The Middle East
14: Sludge Report #32 – Resolving A Family Feud
16: Sludge Report #35 – Let Every Voice Sing Out
23: Sludge Report #33 – Darkness Before The Dawn?

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