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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

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The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the weekend were...

1: The e-Sheeple have spoken - and they're not sheep!

Believe it or not, there's a place in the Sheeple's Republic of Aotearoa where the only pro-freedom political party, Libertarianz, is the most popular, with 69% support. Labour & the Alliance languish at 3% & 1% respectively. Libertarianz leader, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00065.htm


2: Scoop Images: BT Challenge Meets The Hikitia

Isle Of Man is lifted by the Hikitia Isle Of Man Mid Air Flying Olympic with the Hikitia crane The BT Challenge yachts on land

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00069.htm


3: Scoop Images: Indymedia Pics From Davos WEF

Images from the Davos World Economic Forum Indymedia website. See... http://davos.indymedia.org/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00081.htm


4: Sludge Report #49 – Dubya’s Storm Arrives On Time

In this edition: Dubya’s Storm Arrives On Time

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00074.htm


5: HARD NEWS 26/1/01 - Gobsmacked All Over Again

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and a Happy New Year. Since we last communed over the ether I've circumnavigated the South Island - well, the bottom half anyway.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00070.htm


6: Howard's End: Maori And Pakeha History Parallels

If pakeha New Zealander's took the time to learn their own history and what happened to their ancestors, they might better understand where Maori are coming from and the Waitangi Day celebrations might not be the fiasco that it has become. John Howard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00071.htm


7: TV3 News

Eruption – Auckland Copter Crash – Willis Payout – Kirsty Bentley – Auckland Murder – Body Found – Margaret Baxter – Child Murder Accused Named – Too Much Coke – PM’S Waitangi Plans – GG Out – Nobodies High

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0101/S00061.htm


8: Media Flash - Jan. 29, 2001

* JOHN HARTIGAN'S bold move, as Australian News Limited chief, to give the multi-million dollar go-ahead to free afternoon tabloid commuter newspapers in Melbourne and possibly Sydney, is a stunning commercial attack against rival John Fairfax Holdings, and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00085.htm


9: Chairman of Kohuiarau Parliament Resigns

Chris Ruka the chairman of the controversial Kohuiarau Parliment has resigned, citing dissatisfaction with "advisors" who make decisions for the Parliament, and who have "scant knowledge of Tikanga Maori".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00084.htm


10: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


11: Keith Rankin: People's Bank

In this era of globalisation, national boundaries are no barrier to the transmission of money and knowledge, right? Further, flows of people are, very slowly, starting to reflect the new reality of a single planet-wide economy. So why is it then so ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00064.htm


12: SHARP COMMENT: Concerning Bananas And Money

And Another thing that is mysterious is money. In so many different ways.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00073.htm


13: NORML Issues Health Warning About Toxic Marijuana

The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws today issued a health warning that marijuana sprayed by the Police with a deadly poison is being sold in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00062.htm


14: Howard's End: Foraging For BSE Free Alternatives

Following the BSE mad cow scare in Europe, Germans are panicking over meat alternatives as first beef, then sausage, and now pork, is off the menu after officials discovered last week that millions of Bavarian pigs have for years been fattened with the help ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00082.htm


15: PSA ‘Buoyed’ By Govt Response On Performance Pay

The PSA today said it was buoyed by - and supportive of – comments by the State Services Minister, Trevor Mallard on performance pay in the public sector.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00038.htm


16: Youth Minister’s Cannabis Talk Unwise And Untimely

National’s Education spokesperson Nick Smith today joined concerned teachers, principals and parents in condemning the Youth Affairs Minister’s comments over softening cannabis laws.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00124.htm


17: Stateside With Rosalea: Reality Happens

The first series of "Survivor" has just won the People's Choice award for best reality based tv show. "Zooality tv" seems like a more appropriate term for placing people in a constrained situation in full public view and then watching ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00083.htm


18: Scoop Archive: Cannabis Challenge To Global Climate Change

The Mild Greens say that the bad news from Shangai Science Conference on Global Climate Change shows urgent work is needed to reverse the effects of "human activity" over the last 50 or so years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/2b/0c/200101231117.c32c6a42.html


19: Scoop Images: Waterfront Sculptors In Early

Artists working as part of the Stone Symposium at Frank Kitts Park on Wellington’s Waterfront were out early this morning, after last night’s rain cleared to reveal a chilly, gloomy Wellington morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00072.htm


20: Burton Must Protect Volunteer Soldiers' Jobs

It is a disgrace that Government departments are forcing territorial soldiers out of their jobs for serving their country and securing peace in the region, National's Defence spokesperson Dr Wayne Mapp said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00129.htm

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