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

1: Keeping The Bastards Honest

Richard Walsh, co-founder of Oz in the 60's, editor of the Nation Review in the 70's and now a trusted alternative media advisor to the City Hub, forwarded the latest edition of the media industry newsletter, Media Flash to my attention.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00007.htm


3: 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


4: 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


5: Howard's End: Do You Believe In You?

Despite a welcome return to income-related rents for State-housing tenants, one Christchurch family of two adults and an eleven-year-old child had been eating twice a week at the Salvation Army soup kitchen and still has to exist on just $66 a week for groceries. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00005.htm


6: Green Light For NZ Reds

It’s good news for red wine drinkers and even better for the New Zealand wine industry; New Zealand’s reds are right up there in the good-for-your-health stakes, according to the results of research carried out on Waiheke reds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00011.htm


7: IT Trio Unites As Infinity Solutions

Infinity Solutions, a new brand in the IT services, software and business enablement field, will be launched tomorrow (Monday 4 December). Infinity Solutions represents the joining of Infinity Group companies Trilogy Business Systems, Madison Systems ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00012.htm


8: 10,000 Paratroops Dropped Into Jayapura Over Night

We have received very distressing news that overnight (2nd-3rd Dec) thousands(!) of Indonesian troops have parachuted into Jayapura, the capital of West Papua. We have also had news that more troops have been parachuted into the highlands over ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00009.htm


9: Nanny's compulsory sex education destroys

Libertarianz Spokesman for deregulation of education, Warrick Brown, is stunned by this latest attack on parental responsibility and freedom. "Trevor Mallard has no business introducing compulsory sex education for New Zealand's primary and secondary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00030.htm


10: Sludge Report #45 – The Next President

In this edition: Why Colin Powell Will Be President

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00013.htm


11: Transpower-sponsored research laboratory launched

Lincoln University’s ability to work with industry and research organisations providing quick, effective answers to complex computational problems gets a boost from Monday/today (4 Dec.) thanks to national electricity transmission company Transpower New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00008.htm


12: Rosalea Barker: Radio With Pictures

Chaos. Bifurcation. CNN. Wizard of Oz. Red velvet curtains. I swear my cellular neural networks are all in a pother over this United States Supreme Court thang. Hoorah for audio transcripts, court reporters and those folks who do the lovely drawings ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00006.htm


13: Food Professionals For GE – Free Cuisine

Monday 4 December 2000, Auckland, New Zealand – At lunch today, top Auckland chefs signed a declaration to avoid the use of genetically engineered ingredients wherever possible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00009.htm


14: 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


15: The Informer - Sunday 3 December 2000 - #28

Annette King tried her hardest to spin the Health Bill's rough ride through the House as "MMP in action," but it was abundantly clear that Labour cocked up the passing of such keynote legislation. Labour's relationship with the Greens hit an ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00032.htm


16: 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


17: Australian Immigration Minister Doing Govt. Favour

The Australian Minster of Immigration, Phillip Ruddock’s suggestion that “New Zealand has to focus on what it is that has led to a very significant movement of their own people. New Zealand has seen a very significant exodus of its population” should ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00029.htm


18: Robert Mann Address To RCGM

I align myself with Dr Peter Wills who told the Commission: scant consideration has been given by the broader scientific community to the overall effects of the enterprise of genetic engineering and its capability of transforming biological reality beyond ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00010.htm


19: Scoop Images: NZ marks World AIDS Day

Local events marking World AIDS Day Friday have been the largest and most widespread so far, and should raise twice as much money as in 1999 according to New Zealand Aids Foundation spokesman Johnathan Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00009.htm


20: Scoop Cartoon: Advice For Dubya

Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00008.htm


21: 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


22: Statement in response to media speculation

"I would like to repeat what my Caucus colleagues and I have already said: that leadership is not an issue in the National Caucus, despite speculation in the media. I have not raised the leadership issue in public or in the caucus. Mrs Shipley has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00028.htm


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