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

1: Sludge Report #44 – A Test Of Faith

In this edition: Chinese Wisdom – A Test Of Faith

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00169.htm


2: 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


3: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 29 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/S00522.htm


4: 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


5: Students To File $2.5 Million Lawsuit Tomorrow

42 Victoria University students and one lecturer will file a lawsuit in the High Court on Thursday against the police, the attorney general, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00168.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Selling Health Changes – Exporting To Oz – Super Investment Policies – Buddle Findlay’s Billings – Super Fund Contributions – Greenhouse Gases – Closing Gaps – Public Health Focus – Rental Poverty Traps – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00171.htm


7: 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


8: Post Does Not Have The HSE Discussion Paper

The Minister of Labour Margaret Wilson says the Evening Post appears to be wrong in claiming it has been leaked a copy of a draft discussion paper on Health and Safety.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00517.htm


9: 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


10: Queensland Election Fiasco

While the eyes of the world have been focused on the election fiasco in America, the Beattie Labour government in Queensland is likely to lose its parliamentary majority before the end of the year because of electoral fraud. John Howard reports. Queensland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00170.htm


11: Sludgegate Update: "What's it all about?"

Today, under cross examination the crux of the allegations in this case were laid bare: That council officers - who openly held their own anti-development views - had crossed the line and abused their powers in interfering with Adrian Chisholm's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00103.htm


12: Peters Letter To King On Health Bill

I write in response to your request for New Zealand First’s support for the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00506.htm


13: Race Relations Conciliator On Way Out

The Race Relations Conciliator's office is on the way out, according to United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00514.htm


14: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. Yet another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing the other side of the millhouse pictured in an earlier shot, in the sun, before it was burned down. Hobbit houses can be seen across the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00068.htm


15: Scoop Archive: Sludge Report #42 - Democracy Gives Way To Dinner

INSIDE THIS EDITION: Dubya'ed - Dubya's Thanksgiving - An Overseas Perspective of Presidential Elections

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/39/5f/200011241330.a9d9253d.html


17: Search Me Why Marijuana Is So Popular!

These were the 20 most popular search terms typed into the Lycos search engine for the week ending November 18. Other than prurient content, the list reflects what is on people's minds

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00107.htm


18: National Radio Midday Report

Exam Mistakes – Police Commissioner Apologises – Name Suppression – Baby Death – Israel Snap Election – Middle East Violence – Voluntary Euthanasia – Florida Recount – MP Reduction – Northland Health – Hail Storm – Quitline – Egg Prices – Power Payment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0011/S00128.htm


19: New Ambassador To China

New Zealand’s next ambassador to China will be John McKinnon, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00523.htm


20: 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


21: 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


HOBBIT STORIES...
16: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

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