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

1: Cookie Time Interim Injunction Update

Guy Pope-Mayell the director of South Island Cookie Time Ltd, whose company this week went to the Auckland District Court seeking an Interim Injunction against Griffins Foods with respect to the Fair Trading Act said,

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00131.htm


2: International Sex Industry Conference

BANGKOK, Thailand -- International prostitutes, union organizers, researchers and others have gathered to try and legalize commercial sex worldwide, but a California stripper said Thailand was too shy to even discuss the issue openly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00115.htm


3: Sludge Report #40 – Waiting For The Guillotine

In this edition: Waiting For The Guillotine – What Goes Around Comes Around - Sludge Examines the US Elections And Its Aftermath

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00112.htm


5: HARD NEWS 17/11/00 - A Vote of Confidence

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... export growth is rampant, retail sales robust. The balance of payments, so long in the red, is heading for recovery, and business confidence will, at worst, be neutral in the months to come. How nice of Bill English to give ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00109.htm


6: "Top 10" Kids' Picks Of The Hottest New Toys

Duracell Announces "Top 10" Kids' Picks Of The Hottest New Toys For The Holiday Season

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00046.htm


7: US Elections: The Only Game In Town

It's the only game in town. The Stanford-Cal college football Battle for the Axe, of course. It's early Saturday afternoon here in sunny Berkeley and the streets are running red with Stanford supporters - even the florist shops have corsages in either ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00113.htm


8: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington #39

Helen Clark's visionless speech and the choice of a professional election campaigner as party president is a clear indication that Labour's sole objective is to be re-elected. Neither Mike Williams or Clark have stated any vision of how New Zealand can a prosperous ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00342.htm


9: Scoop Images: Greens In The House

Several Green MPs in action in the house. Photographs by Mark Graham - Co-Leader Rod Donald - Nandor Tanczos - Nandor Tanczos - Sue Bradford

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00082.htm


10: National has no housing policy : Ryall Lazy

"It is clear that the National Party has no housing policy," Housing Minister Mark Gosche said from Melbourne today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00338.htm


12: Defence Response To Sixty Minutes '3RAR' Report

Deputy Chief of Army, Major General Peter Leahy reiterated tonight that the allegations made on the Sixty Minutes programme are currently the focus of military justice proceedings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00164.htm


13: Computer snooping devices bug Ryall

National's Justice spokesman Tony Ryall says he has concerns about the Government's plans to install permanent listening devices at internet service providers - meaning any communication traffic can be tapped into by the police and security agencies ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00321.htm


14: Helen Clark Keynote Address To Labour Conference

Well, it hasn’t always been fun – but then as Jim Anderton occasionally observes, one bad day in government is better than years in opposition! And so it's proved to be.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00323.htm


15: Chisholm, 1066, And All That Sludge!

After 1066 days of Sludgegate, Adrian Chisholm will tomorrow get his day in court – although not at 10 o’clock as previously announced!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00080.htm


16: National Radio 8am Bulletin

Open Skies Agreement – Labour Party – US Elections – Peru – Japan – Auckland Grammar – Tainui – Whaling – Climate Talks

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0011/S00080.htm


17: Fun and Sex in the City

A racy new television drama series, set in a red light district, has been given the green light for funding from NZ On Air.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00048.htm


18: Reality a bitter pill to swallow for PM

"The Prime Minister's dismissive response to US Admiral Dennis Blair shows how badly out of touch this Government is with our international defence responsibilities," National's Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00347.htm


19: Government Appoints State Sector Standards Board

19 November 2000 State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today announced the members of the advisory board that will assist the Government to set values and expectations for State servants under the Labour/Alliance Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00329.htm


20: English-on-line November 17th

English-on-line spent a day or two glued to CNN watching the best of the best a political junkie could ever wish for. Politicians who don’t like elections aren’t really politicians. You see elections reaffirm for us politicians that we do matter after all.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00306.htm


21: Internet Now Available On TV

New Zealanders now have a simple and affordable new way to surf the Internet - on their home TV.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0011/S00079.htm


22: Tainui settlement

The Minister in Charge of Treaty Negotiations, Margaret Wilson says that following yesterday's meeting of Te Kauhanganui o Waikato Inc, it appears that the vacancies on the executive body, Te Kaumaarua have been filled.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00340.htm


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