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

4: Notice Of Revocation Of Independence

In the light of your failure to elect a President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00122.htm


7: Notice Of Revocation Of Independence - NZ Version

In the light of your failure to elect a President and thus to govern yourselves properly, Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has revoked your independence, effective immediately.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00128.htm

9: American Reply to the Revocation of Independence

Thank you for letting know about the revocation of our national governance license. We welcome her majesty's concern for our welfare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00131.htm


19: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 22 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/S00391.htm


20: Wellington - Top Town Or Porn Town?

Wellington’s reputation is in danger of becoming tarnished as a consequence of there being no effective security or supervision in the National Library public reading room.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00389.htm


22: The Limits to Green Compassion

Rod Donald, co-leader of the Green Party, is a very compassionate man - but his compassion has definite limits.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00150.htm


24: Majority On Property Relations Bill Slimming

Three Labour MPs voted against the inclusion of defacto relationships in the Property Relations Bill last night with the crucial vote passing by a majority of just four.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00130.htm


25: Sludgegate: Cameras, Causes, And Whistle Blowers

The Sludgegate trial - which yesterday saw the Court room changed because it was standing room only for Chisholm's supporters - saw approval today for admission of TV cameras to the trial; Adrian Chisholm's Barrister Chris LaHatte outlining the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00086.htm


27: PSA Delegates Conference - Trevor Mallard

I'm going to start off by re-iterating our objectives for a strong state sector that responds to the groups and individuals which it serves and to those who serve in it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00383.htm

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11: Scoop Images: Arwen Catches A Few Digital Snaps
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23: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?
26: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
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30: Scoop Archive: Hook Line And Sinker - Dominion Ring Winked

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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