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

1: HARD NEWS 03/11/00 - Bad News, Good News

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... unemployment drops below 6% for the first time in 12 years. 22,000 new jobs. More full-time jobs than there have ever been in the history of the country. Welcome to the bad-news-good-news economy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00023.htm


3: Upton-on-line November 3rd

It is fascinating that last week’s speech about the C grade contribution of the media to our national life has not, to upton-on-line’s knowledge, received a shred of coverage (save passing reference in Frank Haden’s Sunday column). Upton-on-line had vacillated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00054.htm


4: Conviction no secret

Ruth Dyson said today that a drug-related conviction from her youth had been declared on every Labour Party nomination form she had filled in.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00051.htm


5: Another Confrontation Likely

Soldiers loyal to the Commander have reportedly surrounded the gullies separating the army barracks and the Namadi Heights residential area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00027.htm

7: Cocaine Traces In German Parliament Toilets

Enough cocaine to knock out a drug-sniffing dog has been found in smears taken from the walls of the German Parliament according to the German television investigative programme, Akte 2000. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00022.htm


8: Huggers say yes to donations, no to drugs

It seems that every week is collection week for something. Today Aotea College students are collecting donations for the educational programme "Hugs not Drugs".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00024.htm

10: Military still negotiating; dissent not over

The military continues to be faced with internal dissent. While the Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit, which led the takeover of the military barrack in Suva yesterday are on the run, internally the military still seems to be thoroughly divided.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00030.htm


11: No local TV for Saturn viewers

For Saturn customers Wellington television is off the airwaves. Last weekend Saturn TV stopped airing it own local channel ONTV and Wellington’s free-to-air Channel 7.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00018.htm


12: Scoop Archive: National's 'Dubya' Desperate For Ideas

"National deputy 'Dubya' Creech wants Wairarapa voters to figure out what his party stands for now, or so must be the reason for the survey he has sent Wairarapa voters," concludes Libertarianz spokesman Daniel Charlton. "Instead of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/7d/38/200011011128.c18163d3.html


13: Fiji Military Hunt Renegades After Failed Mutiny

SUVA: Loyalist Fiji troops were early today searching bush areas in the suburbs of the capital of Suva for renegade special force soldiers who failed to kidnap the military commander in yesterday's mutiny in the main barracks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00025.htm


14: NORML Issues Health Warning About Toxic Marijuana

The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws today issued a health warning that marijuana sprayed by the Police with a deadly poison is being sold in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00062.htm


15: Indigo: Same name new face

An old venue will be opening with a new look and new opportunities thanks to input from local music promotor Stephen Upton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00027.htm


16: TV3 News

Taiwan Plane Crash – Fiji – Israel – US Elections – Mums Get Older – Cancer Smears – ACC Decision Outrages – Rankin’s Earrings – Tua Man

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0011/S00018.htm


17: 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


18: Crown Accounts cap a week of good economic data

"The Crown Financial Statements to September showing the surplus running at more than twice budget forecasts cap a week of good economic news," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00065.htm


19: ELECTION 1999: Polls, Personal Attacks, Pressure

There is a real risk in placing too much trust in the polls, however this week definite and consistent trends suggest New Zealand is preparing to vote for a new government. Jonathan Hill writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00142.htm


20: Alternative Policy Will See ACT Set Agenda

ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble, said after a three day caucus retreat that ACT had determined to concentrate on ACT brand issues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00069.htm


21: Nestle Plant Closure "Sad"-Eckhoff

The closure of the Nestle plant in Oamaru was a sad day for the North Otago Town, ACT MP and Otago resident, Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00068.htm


22: Promotion is not aim of ALCP

G. Mintrom, (28/7/99) asks how the "pro-cannabis brigade" propose to grow, harvest, distribute, warehouse, sell & advertise marijauna - and who will profit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO9908/S00092.htm


23: Downturn in moviegoers: films to blame

Local theatres say the demise in ticket sales is a global phenomenon, resulting from a lower number of blockbuster hits this year compared to previous years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00016.htm


24: Westpac result shows room in market for kiwi bank

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says claims that a kiwi bank couldn't make a profit are looking increasingly desperate after WestpacTrust announced its profit result today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00077.htm


2: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water
6: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
9: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

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