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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were...


2: Cookie Time Biscuit Bucket Doppelganger

I understand you noted from the Court list in Auckland that we are involved in a dispute with Griffins. Further to your request, here is some factual information you asked for regarding our upcoming court case with Griffins:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00108.htm


3: Keith Rankin: Premature Congratulation?

Who'll be inaugurated as president of the United States in January? Should we care? George Bush junior was congratulated as the winner more than a week ago. But it may be a while yet before we can be sure, given the time that the American legal system ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00101.htm


4: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 16 November

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00276.htm


5: New Café society's bean roasted by research

If you're sitting in a cafe enjoying a coffee thinking you're part of a new, urbane, chic "Cafe Culture", well you're not, you're in fact doing something your grandparents did.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00042.htm


6: Scoop Cartoon: National Goes Rural

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00100.htm


7: US Elections: PR Nightmare

There is no other news. If Brunei was hoping for a surge in American tourists on the back of hosting the APEC conference it had better stick to oil-drilling, because the television networks here have made scant made reference to Clinton's 'trip to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00102.htm


8: Turia bad host for race relations

National MP Tony Ryall says that Tariana Turia has yet again displayed the sort of ideology that no one thought they would get under a Labour Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00271.htm


9: Scoop Images: Wellington's New Tree Of Peace

An olive tree of peace in remembrance of former Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin was today planted on the fringes of Wellington's Civic Square.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00103.htm


10: Sludge Report #41 – A Festering Scab Of A Bill

IN THIS EDITION: A Festering Scab Of A Bill - Margaret Wilson Gifts Youth Vote To Opposition - A Peace Gift For Wellington From Ariel Sharon? - Mass Confusion In Florida Lacks Credibility

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00095.htm


13: Are There Any Winners Under A Socialist Govt?

Thank you for the invitation, and even more, thank you for the topic "Are there any winners under a socialist government?” The answer to this question is the reason I'm no longer a Labour voter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00255.htm


16: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: ACC Costs To Employers – Strikes – ERA And Waterfront Work – Immigration Personal Grievances – Internet Spy Snooping Bill – Northland Probation Service – Super Policies – Food Bank Demand – Tertiary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00104.htm


17: Texas set to execute mentally disabled man

Another chilling milestone in the ugly history of US judicial killing is looming, Amnesty International warned, as it released a letter sent to Governor George W. Bush yesterday. The letter calls on him to prevent the execution of a severely mentally ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00133.htm


18: United Future Heralds A New Era For Politics

The announcement today of the formation of United Future New Zealand to represent mainstream values that promote inclusiveness instead of division, security not division, celebration of our diversity rather than negative emphasis on our differences and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00069.htm


19: Address to the Launch of United Future New Zealand

We have had enough of the disillusionment, the political double-talk, the broken promises, the character assassination and the lack of core values, that have driven politics for too long.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00281.htm


22: 'Sorry’ Is Just Not Good Enough

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today claimed as hopelessly inadequate, the absolute apology given to Mr & Mrs Willis, whose lives were wrecked by the excesses of the Inland Revenue Department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00268.htm


23: Opposition Praise For Economy Welcomed

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is encouraged by an Opposition report on the state of the economy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00262.htm


24: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Child Abuse – Bill English’s Optimistic Economic Report – People’s Bank – Airways Travel Expenditure – Food Banks And Food Prices – Business Confidence – Tribal Hosts And Guests – Employment Outlook – Cancer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00097.htm


25: Howard’s End: Much Ado About Driving

After discussions at four public meetings over four months, one publicly excluded meeting and a legal opinion, there will now be a sixth meeting of the Westland District Council on the West Coast to decide whether the Mayor should be provided with a car ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00105.htm


26: ACC & IRD To Split Compensation For Willis Trauma

Revenue and Accident Insurance Minister Michael Cullen has instructed ACC and IRD to work out the level of appropriate compensation to be paid to an Auckland couple - after an ACC dispute that dragged on for 14 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00272.htm


27: NZ removes tariffs on imports from the poorest

From July 2001 all of the least developed countries of the world will have duty-free access to New Zealand for all their imports, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today at the APEC leaders’ meeting in Brunei.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00278.htm


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