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

1: American Reply to the Revocation of Independence

Thank you for letting know about the revocation of our national governance license. We welcome her majesty's concern for our welfare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00131.htm


2: No Perks For Bludger Bunkle

“It’s not just Bunkle and her handful of homes that we’re all paying for,” says Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell, “I want to know why on earth any of the thieving timeservers in Wellington should get special, taxpayer funded perks.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00097.htm


3: US Stocks Tumbling

US stocks are sliding dramatically on fears of a harsh economic slowdown, continued weakness and disappointment that the Federal Reserve declined to lower interest rates yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00116.htm


4: Holden’s Coupe To Be Called Monaro

Holden has confirmed that its much-anticipated new sports coupe is to bear the famous Monaro nameplate. For introduction in late 2001, the stylish two-door Monaro is based on the same platform as today’s Holden Commodore.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00070.htm


5: Keith Rankin: Vector Vexation

In 1999, Vector, formerly Mercury Energy and before that the Auckland Electric Power Board, paid a dividend of $107m to its owner, the Auckland Energy Consumers Trust (AECT) (see press release on Scoop ). The raison d'être of the AECT is to distribute ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00115.htm


6: Scoop Images: Graph Shows Scoops Rapid Rise To Top

The above graph shows ratings comparisons between Scoop.co.nz, and three of the biggest news sites in the country - Xtra, NZ Herald and NZCity. The number on the axis at the left indicates the rank of the site on a daily basis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00114.htm


7: Ministerial house issue resolved

Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle has volunteered to give up her Ministerial apartment, saying she doesn't want to live there if there are any suggestions that she doesn't qualify.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00365.htm


8: Minister announces DHB chairs and deputies - List

Confirmation of District Health Board chairs and deputy chairs were announced today by Health Minister Annette King.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00386.htm


9: Howard's End: US Economy Cools

In my September 19th column I warned our readers that a looming recession was in store for the American economy. Now, General Motors, Unisys Corp, Motorola, Whirlpool, Aetna, and Gillette are laying off thousands of their US workers. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00106.htm


10: 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


11: Police Arrest Chickens at Tegel’s

Auckland, December 21 2000 – Police removed and arrested four Greenpeace activists who stopped the production and distribution of genetic engineered animal feed by Tegel Foods Limited.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00094.htm


12: Ratu Mara Resigns

Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, the substantive President of Fiji, has officially resigned. According to reports, his resignation is effective 29 May 2000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00100.htm


13: SHARP RATINGS: Scoop Tops NZ Internet Ratings

“Hitwise ranks over 70,000 sites in 130 categories. Scoop is ranked 2 in the All Sites (New Zealand) category as visited by New Zealanders for the week ending December 16, 2000.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00110.htm


14: Burton Sorry To See Moore Go

The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has expressed his regret at the resignation of his Australian counterpart John Moore.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00376.htm


15: Destructive Christmas Day Virus/Worm Mutation

Symantec New Zealand has warned computer users and companies of the potential threat to data and systems posed by a mutation of the W32.Kriz virus. The hybrid virus renders infected systems inoperable on Christmas day by wiping out all hard drives and attempting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00067.htm


16: Economy Grows 0.7 Percent In September Quarter

Economic activity increased in the September 2000 quarter by 0.7 percent, according to information released today by Statistics New Zealand. This follows a 1.0 percent fall in the June quarter and brings the economy back towards the level recorded for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00150.htm


17: Spare A Thought This Christmas....

Most of us will now be deep in preparation for Christmas. Christmas is a special time for most people. As well as being of traditional religious significance, Christmas is also a celebration of the family.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00363.htm


18: So Just What Is The Third Way?

During the election campaign few journalists or political commentators picked-up on Helen Clark's comments about the “Third Way”. So what is the “Third Way” which America's Clinton, Britain’s Blair and Germany's Schroeder have been following. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00207.htm


19: Compliance Cost Panel Announced

Commerce Minister Paul Swain has today announced the members of the new Ministerial Panel on Business Compliance Costs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00380.htm


20: Scoop Images: Sandra Lee In The House

Alliance Minister Hon. Sandra Lee, Deputy Alliance Leader, Minister of Conservation, Minister of Local Government, Associate Minister of Maori Affairs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00118.htm

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