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

1: 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


2: 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


3: Buddhist Crimes

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Buddhist monks who allegedly murdered people, enjoyed sex with women and, in a macabre ritual, roasted a dead baby have wreaked hell on Thai society and its saffron-robed clergy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00003.htm


4: More Photos from the Felix Awards

Hospitality LOOParazzi from Sunday night's awards.

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


5: Dyson Defenders Have Questions To Answer

"The reaction from Labour MPs to the Ruth Dyson drunk-driving incident has been disappointing," National's ACC spokesman Gerry Brownlee said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00011.htm


6: How Market Treats Trick New Zealand's Children

On Hallowe'en, news of a real-life trick-or-treat nightmare: a generation of children so fat and unfit that their brittle bones are breaking when they run, play, walk or even stand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00001.htm


7: Late-Night Ministerial Decisions Need Reviewing

Ruth Dyson’s final late-night decisions as Minister must be reviewed and re-assessed, National ACC spokesperson Gerry Brownlee said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00010.htm


8: Global Citizen NZ's Fastest-Growing New Breed

New Research Tracks The Rise Of The Global Citizen New Zealand’s Fastest-Growing New Breed

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00003.htm


9: Sludge Report #37 – At Last, A Good Idea From Iraq

In this edition: Operation Brain Storm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00158.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: Sealord Sale: OIC Exposed

In May 2000, no less than six applications were refused by the Overseas Investment Com-mission (OIC). Most details, other than that they were in the “Marine Fisheries” industry were suppressed. All turned out to be the applications of three unidentified ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00002.htm


13: 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


14: Howard's End: NZ Could Be Peace Broker

There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come - and the time has come for our government to offer New Zealand as an independent and impartial forum for the brokerage of peace between peoples' and countries at war. We can do it, and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00004.htm


15: Fashion Week future bleak, but not weak

New Zealand Fashion and Culture Week will be cancelled without a last minute $300,000 reprieve from a sponsor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00005.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: 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


19: Immigration ACT's Latest Bandwagon Says Dunne

ACT's belated interest in immigration shows they are the new populist party of New Zealand politics, says United New Zealand leader the Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00569.htm


20: Ruth's ACC contribution will be missed - Cullen

Minister for Accident Insurance Michael Cullen today put on record his gratitude to Ruth Dyson for her "sterling contribution" to the Government's ACC reforms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00567.htm


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