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The top 20 rating items at the weekend on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were...

1: HARD NEWS 01/12/00 - This Little Prick Won't Hurt

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... whatever its challenges this year, the coalition has frequently allowed us to forget that it is a minority government. But that fact became all too clear this week as the new district health boards legislation reached its reckoning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00001.htm


3: Media Being Taken For A Ride Over Taxi Chits

The Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that Rodney Hide MP did not tell the media the real story behind his losing taxi chits and facilitating a restaurant staff free for all at the taxpayers’ expense.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00016.htm


4: Union website changes name under pressure

Last week Finsec, the union for bank employees, set up a website for workers at the ASB. The ASB lawyers threatened to take action unless the name was changed. “We've changed the name, because it makes no difference to us and because the ASB Bank is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00007.htm


5: Scoop Archive: Sludgegate: "Neighbours from Hell!"

Witnesses in the Sludgegate trial today described Auckland City Council as 'out of control' on Waiheke, and likened them to the TV programme 'Neighbours From Hell.'

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/77/4d/200011292207.ebccbfc2.html


6: Personal Explanation--Lost Taxi Chits: Allegations

RODNEY HIDE (ACT NZ): I wish to make a personal explanation regarding the claim in the House yesterday that someone should explain to the House the story about an MP who lost a book of taxi chits. In the House yesterday Mr Peters said that an MP had ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00018.htm


7: NORML Issues Health Warning About Toxic Marijuana

The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws today issued a health warning that marijuana sprayed by the Police with a deadly poison is being sold in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00062.htm


8: Upton-on-line December 1st

Upton-on-line returns after a brief time in Washington where he learnt about the distinction between ‘dimpled’ and ‘pregnant’ chads (he rather favoured the ‘swinging’ variety); and The Hague, where he was able to dispense bonhomie and bandages to Pete ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00006.htm


9: Sludgegate News Flash: Stolen Document Revealed

An important trial document has just been made available to this reporter, in which council Utilities Manager Mike McQuillan makes it clear he wanted "to dump sludge - even only one truck load on [the] Golf Course."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00005.htm


10: Commission Workshops In Southland & Otago

Wellington - 30 November 2000: The Royal Commission on Genetic Modification will be conducting workshops in Southland and Otago next week as part of its Maori consultation programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00001.htm


11: Scoop: Just Politics

Pharmac marks World AIDS Day With New Funding - Bureaucratic Monster To Gobble Health Resources - Keep Tabs On Petrol Prices Online - Record Number Of Apple Exports Going It Alone - Canterbury Youth Employment Strategy Launched - Franks Calls For An Explanation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00004.htm

13: Keith Rankin: Autistic Economics?

In June this year, a group of economics students at one of France's leading tertiary institutes, the École Normale Supérieure, revolted. They were objecting to the obsession with abstract mathematical modelling that dominates economics education worldwide. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00175.htm


14: Scoop Images: Flag Raising At Indonesian Embassy

A Morning Star Flag raising ceremony was held this morning outside the Indonesian Embassy in Kelburn by Green Party activists and including Green Party MP Keith Locke. The action was held in solidarity with West Papuan independence activists who are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00002.htm


15: Intellectual Lion Challenging Churches

One of Australia’s most thought-provoking religious scholars will be in New Zealand next week to challenge current thinking on the church’s relationship with the free market and democracy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00004.htm


16: New Intel Router Secures Broadband Connections

AUCKLAND, Dec 1, 2000 – Intel New Zealand today announced the Intel® Express 8205 VPN Broadband Router, a device that helps protect the security of small office and home office (SOHO) users with “always on” broadband Internet connections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00004.htm


17: Symantec Introduces Norton Systemworks For Mac

The first integrated utility suite for Macintosh users provides industry-leading anti-virus protection and complete problem-solving tools in one easy-to-use solution

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00005.htm


19: RD1.COM Expands Trial

The country’s new generation rural supplies and services business RD1.COM enters a new phase of its development with around 10,000 dairy farmers gaining access to its web site.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00006.htm


20: Petrol Price Monitoring Good News For Consumers

Associate Energy Minister Paul Swain has launched a new web page within the MED website where people can compare international petrol and diesel price movements with changes in retail petrol prices in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00010.htm

25: Scoop Archive: Maori '2000' - Private 2001?

"What's up with the 2000 school certificate mathematics examination?" wonders Libertarianz spokesman for the deregulation of education, Warrick Brown. "It is appalling," he says, "that yet another generation of New Zealanders ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/5a/d1/200011301049.4cc47cf9.html

27: Newman to Stand for Whangarei Electorate Again

ACT list MP and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman will later today become the party’s first candidate for the next general election when she is selected to stand again in the Whangarei seat.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00019.htm


28: Goff Leads NZ Tour Of The Pacific

Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Conservation Minister Sandra Lee leave for a week-long tour of the Pacific on Sunday accompanied by a delegation of seven MPs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00021.htm


HOBBIT STORIES...
2: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View
12: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
18: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?
21: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)
22: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
23: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water
24: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo's House
26: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (2)

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