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

1: Nuclear Spaceplane Downed, South of Brisbane!

Hamilton, New Zealand: For the last two months rumors have been flying over the internet that, concurrent with the US presidential elections, elements of the US black spaceplane arsenal would be de-classified. No one seemed to know if this was ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00057.htm


2: On The Right: What Will, Won’t And Might Happen

Well, here it is. My last column for Scoop, at least for the time being. As you read this, I will be preparing to leave Auckland, my home for the last four weeks, and going back to Nelson for a long summer consisting of swimming, scallops, and Student ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00087.htm


3: MOTORNET: A Tale Of Two Hybrids

It can be hard to attract attention around Wellington. It would seem that for many capital city dwellers, perfecting the art of cool, collected non-chalance is a must - particularly if you’re part of the ever expanding cafe set. It just isn't done ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00099.htm


4: BPS: Not A Lot Left In The Cupboard

At 2pm today the Government released its Budget Policy Statement – showing spending intentions for the June 2000-2001 budget – and Treasury’s December Economic and Fiscal Update – with three year economic forecasts. Scoop’s Alastair Thompson attended the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00102.htm


5: NZ-Made Animated Film Wins Prize in Europe

An animated film for children which was produced in New Zealand for England¹s Channel Four has won a major European television prize.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00040.htm


6: David Miller: Shape Of Foreign Policy Under Bush

Finally it happened. The election saga that has dominated the headlines around the world for the past month came to a close, and after all the legal wrangling, it was announced that George W. Bush was to become the 43rd President of the United States. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00098.htm


7: Bunkle’s Not My Problem, Goodbye - PM Off To Andes

Prime Minister Helen Clark is flying to South America tonight for a holiday in the Andes, leaving Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton to question Alliance Minister Phillida Bunkle about her taxpayer-owned Oriental Bay apartment tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00093.htm


8: Sludgegate: Rights for Shells, or for Human Beings

The closing submission from counsel for Adrian Chisholm was heard today. Chris LaHatte told the court that the key to this case is that Auckland City Council officers persisted with a purported sewage emergency when there was no such emergency

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00085.htm


9: Howard's End: Religion Of The Heart, Not The Knees

In a few days the Christian world will celebrate an event and a message that is said to be 2,000 years old. But it's a much older message than that and it really doesn't matter if you're religious because the message remains relevant today. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00101.htm


10: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 18/12/00

A growing economy is like a rising tide - it lifts all ships, was Richard Prebble's message to a breakfast meeting last week. Richard reviewed the highs and lows of the parliamentary year, Labour's keenness to change its spots and ACT's plan for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00296.htm


11: Goodie Two Shoes Dunne Should Try Turning Up

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today hit back at United Future Leader Peter Dunne for his failure to front up to Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00318.htm


12: Nice Guys Finish Last

Well-behaved National MP Murray McCully today bemoaned the spree of media attention given to Parliament's 'bad boys'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00314.htm


13: Mallard Still Parliament's Worst Behaved MP

Trevor Mallard is still Parliament's worst behaved MP according to a list of Parliament's 10 worst behaved MPs, prepared by United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00291.htm


14: Bain Matters Referred To Court Of Appeal

The Governor-General has deferred David Bain’s application for a pardon, and referred a number questions relating to his conviction to the Court of Appeal for its opinion, Minister of Justice Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00313.htm


15: Scoop Images: Consultation About The House

Clockwise from top left: National Junior Whip Gerry Brownlee, National Senior Whip John Carter, Leader of the opposition Jenny Shipley

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00100.htm


16: Minister Mourns Death Of Bing Lucas

The Minister of Conservation Hon Sandra Lee today paid tribute to Wellington conservationist Bing Lucas who died while on a family tramp on the Queen Charlotte Walkway in the Marlborough Sounds on Sunday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00305.htm


17: Petrol Prices Would Be Going Up Under National

Petrol prices would be going up, not coming down if the National Party was in office, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00317.htm


18: Green MPs Keith Locke And Nandor Tanczos

Green MP Nandor Tanczos (seated) watches fellow Green Keith Locke address the House. Photographs by Mark Graham

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00095.htm


19: Te Puni Kokiri and Ministry of Youth Affairs

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, announced the appointment of two departmental chief executives: - Leith Pirika Comer, who has been appointed to Te Puni Kokiri. - Anne Carter, who has been appointed to the Ministry of Youth Affairs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00086.htm


20: Scientists Prepare For Floods And Drought

Scientists are figuring out when we'll have too much rain and when we'll have too little.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00054.htm


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