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

1: Paul Holmes Comes Out

In a radio interview last night, Paul Holmes knocked his interviewer for six. As part of his nationwide promotional tour to publicise his album, Holmes discussed aspects of the New Zealand music recording scene with Eddie O'Strange on the Town ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00066.htm


2: David Miller: Middle East Moves Towards War

Just over a month ago, this column addressed the obstacles that are in front of Israel and the Palestinians that while outstanding are preventing a conclusive peace to the ongoing violence being found. A month later, resolution remains further away ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00164.htm


3: Unlimited Magazine's Best Places To Work In NZ

3,400 staff surveyed on what they think of their place of work Sixteen organisations have been named as winners in Unlimited magazine's inaugural Best Places to Work in New Zealand awards, sponsored by Haines Recruitment Advertising. Around 100 organisations ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00081.htm


4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Economy – Racial Unrest Over Closing Gaps – ANZFC Food Standards – Officials Advice On Gaps – Public Sector Leadership – Foodbanks Demand – Apple Deregulation – Super Scrutiny – Cell Phone Safety For ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00165.htm


5: Gift Of A Lifetime For New Generation Of Skiers

The first of hundreds of New Zealand babies born on 14 November this year has received her free Life Pass to the newly combined Mt Ruapehu Ski Area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00188.htm


6: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 28 November 2

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00496.htm


7: New Zealand Legislation On The Net

The government is to make authoritative, accurate, and up-to-date versions of New Zealand legislation available without charge through the internet. Print access will continue to be provided at a reasonable price.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00479.htm


8: Mild Greens Back Police Restructure

Mild Greens say that discussions on a range of “cost savings measures” for the NZ Police should start with removing the inequitable prohibition on cannabis - and redundancy of at least half the police force.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00092.htm


9: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington #40

Christmas Polling Woes - Will The Health Legislation Pass? - Taxpayers Rights - Bill - The Widening Gaps - Maori MPs Concerned - Rubbery Figures - ACT Wednesday

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00480.htm


10: Sludgegate Update: A Trickle, but Not a Flood

Adrian Chisholm continued with his struggle to give evidence this afternoon, offering details of this morning's allegations against the council over frequent objections from opposing counsel. Cross examination of Adrian Chisholm was imminent, and the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00098.htm


11: Al Gore's Statement: Challenging The Florida Count

TRANSCRIPT of Vice President Al Gore's statement to the US People on his decision to challenge the certified vote in the State of Florida.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00221.htm


12: Howard’s End: An Accident Waiting To Happen

The Bank for International Settlements says that 30% of this year's international syndicated loans were for telecom debt while in Europe, it's a record-breaking 40% of total loans. This is an accident waiting to happen. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00152.htm


13: Introduction Of ERA Does Not Affect Hiring Levels

Contradicting months of hype by lobby groups, the vast majority of businesses believe the Government's new employment legislation will have no impact on the number of people they employ, a survey released today shows.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00163.htm


15: Sludge Report #43 – US Elections Scenario Yuck!

By now you have probably heard that the courts have given the Florida Count to Bush (prior to the next wave of litigation, anyway). Check out this scenario, which looks pretty likely:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00155.htm


16: Government Set To Suffer A Major Defeat

Confirmation from the Greens that they will be supporting opposition amendments to Labour’s Health and Disability Bill means the coalition may suffer a major defeat on a cornerstone government policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00490.htm


17: Attorney-General Should Step Aside From Wine-box

The Editor of Investigate magazine is calling on Attorney-General Margaret Wilson to step aside from any further role in the Winebox controversy, after discovering what he alleges is a potentially major conflict of interest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00150.htm


18: Tizard Dismayed Over Ferry Service Closure

Auckland Central MP and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Auckland Issues, Judith Tizard, has expressed dismay over the decision by Fullers Group to cancel its daily ferry service between Gulf Harbour and Downtown Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00497.htm


19: Greens will work with anyone to improve health

The Green Party today said it would support amendments to the Health and Disability Bill that improved the legislation, regardless of which political party proposed them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00486.htm


21: National Radio Midday Report

Health Legislation – US Election – Baby Investigation – Waitangi Day – Paralympics Scandal – Air Ambulances – Blacklisted Players – Middle East Conflict – Carlos Namana – Flooded Cars – Bloody Sunday – Terrorist Threat - Stowaways

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0011/S00122.htm


22: Northland cannabis forum broadens debate

Green MP Nandor Tanczos said he was heartened at the range and quality of ideas floated by the Kaitaia community at a forum last Friday on how New Zealand could do better in dealing with cannabis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00492.htm


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