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

1: SkyCabs Offer Auckland Transport Solution

The range of possible solutions to Auckland's passenger transportation dilemma has expanded with the introduction of an innovative new system known as SkyCabs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00050.htm


2: Keith Rankin: The New American debate

At last there are signs in the United States that at least some influential people realise that, if we are to distribute income equitably in the world's modern high productivity economies, the labour market that we take for granted just cannot do ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00078.htm


3: Simon Upton Valedictory - "Too Young - Too Old"

It has been a privilege to serve here. But the House of Representatives needs constant replenishment with people who are not comfortable with its ways. On that count alone it is certainly time that I moved on.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00197.htm


4: NEWSFLASH: Gore Concedes Defeat

America has a president elect - Democrat Al Gore has conceded defeat to Republican George W. Bush, handing him the presidency.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00082.htm


5: Julz’s World: Mad Cows And Frog Legs

There are many initiations you go through to truly feel European. For starters there’s the welcoming kiss on the cheek, the number of air kisses being an art in itself (three in Switzerland, two in Spain and a variable number in other countries).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00079.htm


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

Today’s questions of the day concerned: Police Funding – DIA Review Of Community Trusts – Food Price Increases – Minimum Youth Wages – Closing The Gaps – State House Privacy Issues – Police Savings – Sealords Sale To Nissui – ACC Double Payments – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00081.htm


7: That Truck Load Of Sludge Again

"I have been put on notice by my investors that if one truck load of sludge is dumped on the golf course then I am history." That was Adrian Chisholm speaking in Waiheke's Gulf News in Feb 1998.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00062.htm


8: Eco-Economy: The Vision And The Challenge

The Vision: that our beautiful world is big and rich enough to support an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic system, providing us all with physical security and social prospect.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00072.htm


9: Gore Pinched My Photos - Veteran Vietnam Cameraman

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Famed "killing fields" combat photographer Al Rockoff says Al Gore lied and snatched his photos in 1971 during their military service in Vietnam, but revenge was achieved by Rockoff's Florida vote for George W. Bush.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00066.htm


10: New Poster On Anniversary Of Picket Killing

A large black & red poster backing the waterfront union's stand against CHH's use of non-union labour on NZ wharves has just been issued by the Socialist Workers Organisation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00063.htm


11: Scoop Images: Jenny Shipley With NZPA Article

Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley in question time yesterday brandishing an NZPA report published as the lead in the Dominion on Saturday concerning Australian/NZ social security arrangements. On Friday the PM issued a press release calling this article ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00073.htm


12: Scoop Images: Christmas Weather Around The World

Christmas Day weather today came into view on the the NOAA supercomputer’s long range weather model. According to the forecast – which at this long range must be considered relatively unreliable – New Zealand is in for a mild Christmas day with temperatures ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00080.htm


13: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 14 December

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: Does her statement that: "The police deserve our support in doing their job better" reflect Government policy?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00233.htm


14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 December

Today’s questions of the day concerned: Oz Migration And Benefits – NEST Copter Accidents – TPK and Department CEO’s Performance Pay – Criminal Immigrants – Trans Rail Corridors/National Rail Policy – Victims Rights – Auckland Transport Plans – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00074.htm


15: Socialism By Stealth

The shock closure of the Trentham Rifle Range to live firing signals another step in New Zealand's inexorable march towards a socialist-driven vision of utopia, where regulations dominate our every action. For over 100 years, Trentham has been used ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00220.htm


16: Scoop Images: Banking Revolution Talked In Hill St

Around 60 people turned up to the inaugural meeting/debate of New Zealand Banking Reform held at Connelly Hall in Hill St, Wellington, yesterday. Pictures from the evening follow...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00067.htm


17: Scoop Images: Watching Daddy's Valedictory

Hon Simon Upton's children Geoffrey and Laura Upton were in the galleries at Parliament yesterday to watch their daddy's valedictory address yesterday afternoon. Photographs Mark Graham .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00071.htm


18: Minimum Wages To Increase – A Fairer Deal

New Zealand workers on the lowest rates of pay will receive an income boost in 2001, Minister of Labour Margaret Wilson and Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harré announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00246.htm


19: National Radio Midday Report

Gore Concession Expected – Wairarapa Toddler – National Superannuation – Prison Site – Middle East Violence – GM Commission – Biosecurity – Car Theft Campaign – Cappuccino Capital

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0012/S00062.htm


21: Dropping Under-25 Car Sticker Scheme

The Human Rights Commission supports the decision of the New Zealand Police to discontinue the Under-25 Car Sticker Scheme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00066.htm

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