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

2: Keith Rankin: Home Expensive Home

The OECD report on the New Zealand economy released last Thursday suggested, among other things, that the New Zealand government should tax the imputed income on owner occupied housing. Minister of Finance, Dr Michael Cullen, promptly dismissed the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00039.htm


5: Simon Upton Speech: What Sort of a Nation is NZ?

What Sort of a Nation is New Zealand and Who Does it Belong To? Rt Hon Simon Upton MP

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00099.htm


6: Guest Opinion: Impeach GW Bush!

Now that it seems all but certain a Bush coup has succeeded in seizing the US Presidency, I want to be the first to announce it: Impeach GW Bush!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00028.htm


7: XTRA Outage - Deadline Passed - Still No Email

Untold thousands of customers of New Zealand’s largest ISP, Telecom-owned Xtra, are gnashing their teeth at an extended outage to email services today and last night lasting 22 hours so far.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00036.htm


8: Howard's End: Old Name, Old Money, Old Influence

Without the backing of George Bush Snr and his network of big business and eastern financial "establishment" interests it was highly unlikely that George W. Jnr would have a show of becoming US President. The familiar brand-name "the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00031.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 7 December

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Super Scheme – ENZA Court Action – Labour Market Outlook – Rural Doctor Shortages – School Accountability – Selling State Houses - Tourism Forecasts – Regional Development – Auditing Closing The Gaps ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00041.htm


10: Friendship impacts on race relations

The identity "New Zealander" is often used to hide differences under a veneer of similarity a Victoria University researcher says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00008.htm


11: Pigs Point To Presence Of Tb Possums

Landcare Research has just completed an Animal Health Board funded pilot trial which shows that deliberately released pigs can be used to detect bovine Tb in possums, and are likely to be effective indicators of the presence and persistence of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00031.htm


12: Scoop Images: Annette King In The House

Annette King: Minister of Health and Minister for Racing. Photographs by Mark Graham

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00040.htm


13: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 7 December 2

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What advice has he received on whether his partial pre-funding proposal will secure future levels of superannuation?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00110.htm


14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 6 December

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Reserve Bank MPS x 2 – E-Government – Apple Grower Protests – Northland Helicopter Ambulance Services – Police Cellphones - US Chocolate Blockade – Gisborne Rail Link - Positive Discrimination In Apprenticeship ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00034.htm


15: 'The Community' vs Adrian Chisholm

Council's legal team made their opening submissions in defence of their actions in the Sludgegate saga, and in particular the decision to build an enormous sludge dump on Adrian Chisholm's boundary. They told the court that "we stand by the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0012/S00020.htm


16: Old-Style Unions - Old-Style Tactics

The Carter Holt Harvey-Waterfront Workers Union dispute has revealed an alarming practice of old-style unions reverting to the destructive tactics they used in the 1970s and 80s to protect their patch, National Industrial Relations spokesperson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00113.htm


17: Internet Expert Appointed To Brave New World

AUCKLAND – 6 December, 2000 – Andrew Larkin, is the newly appointed Senior Technical Internet Consultant for Brave New World, New Zealand’s largest integrated marketing solutions company.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00032.htm


18: Kapka Kassabova Long-Listed For Literary Award

Kapka Kassabova has been long-listed for the prestigious 2001 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for her first novel Reconnaissance, the only New Zealander selected. At 100,000 Irish pounds, the award remains the world’s richest literary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00016.htm


19: Sludge Report #46 – Presidential Pentathlon

In this edition: Florida Legislature Fails To Agree On Presidential Pentathlon

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00030.htm


21: National Radio Midday Bulletin

GM Commission – Lamb Tariffs – Petrol Price Drops – Drug Advertising – Baby Food Withdrawn – Waste Dumping – Port Chalmers Protest – Fiji Coup Men Bailed – US Spy Gets 20 Years – US Election Highway Patrol – Bad Teachers – Nice Meeting – British ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0012/S00033.htm


22: WTO Decision Welcomed But Not The End Of Matter

The World Trade Organisation disputes panel's final ruling in favour of New Zealand's case against tariffs on lamb imports into the United States was welcome, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00101.htm


23: Major New Attraction Planned For Auck Waterfront

One of New Zealand’s leading fishing companies, Sanford Limited, has unveiled plans for a major new attraction near Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00037.htm


24: One Year In: Keeping Our Promises

CONTENTS: Editorial: One fantastic year - review Income related rents come back National's leadership turmoil continues Accountable government delivers on its promises Website of the Week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00022.htm


25: MAF Investigates Illegal Release Of Parrots

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is advising people who have obtained certain exotic parrot species that such birds may have been illegally released from quarantine in 1997.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00010.htm


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20: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View

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

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