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

1: Keith Rankin: Should NZ First be in Parliament?

With the Select Committee on MMP soon to present its findings, there is a sense that there will be no recommendations for major changes to our new electoral system, but possibly some 'token' concessions to appease those who, for many very different reasons, ...

2: Howard's End: Killing Children In Godzone

If Steve Maharey is right that there have been an average of 7 child homicides a year over the last 30 years, then that makes New Zealand bigger killers of children than the UK and the whole of Europe over the same period. John Howard writes.

3: Howard’s End: Qantas Lost On A Sticky Wicket

Today's news that Qantas has decided against Auckland in favour of Brisbane to establish its Boeing 767 maintenance base comes as a shock. But was Auckland competing on a level playing field, was it provided fair chance and fair opportunity and could Auckland ...

4: More Scoop BIG Images: Rotorua Eruption! Rotorua Kuirau Park 26 January 2001 Eruption of Spring 721. An example of the damage to vegetation Geologist examining a balistic block An example of the eruption deposit An example of the damage to vegetation

5: Drug One4-B Banned: What Next - Alcohol?

Christchurch’s Mild Greens are curious as to whether the Ministry of Health, Police and Customs will initiate a precautionary ban on the sale of liquor, in line with new drug-harm prevention measures introduced under the Misuse of Drugs Amendment ...

6: Guest Opinion: Indifference And Earthquakes

Once again, South Asian nations have shown their extreme insensitivity towards fellow beings. We so called hospitable people are not bothering ourselves to help earthquake victims. In Pakistan, Some areas in interior Sindh and Baluchistan are badly affected. ...

7: Lindsay Perigo: Smoking Out Big Brother

The foot-soldiers of Big Brother have been out in force this week, demanding a new national baby register, a ban on the feel-good dietary supplement One4B, a taxpayer-funded youth radio network, legislation to make us exercise more, & the raising of the legal ...

8: Scoop Images: Rotorua Eruption! – Explosion Crater Rotorua Kuirau Park 26 January 2001 Eruption of Spring 721. An example of the damage to vegetation Geologist examining the explosion crater Geologist examining the explosion crater


Was this a simple open and shut case of good guy wiping out bad guy? Is there more to the death of Steven Wallace? Watch the documentary and you decide.

10: SHARP REVOLUTION: Junk Mail Revenge


11: Tragic Nats' Sorry Shuffle

Labour Cabinet Minister Pete Hodgson said today that the National Party's reshuffle highlighted the paucity of talent on the opposition bench while leaving its biggest problem, its leadership, untouched.

12: National Radio Midday Report

Mahuta Tributes – Samuels Reconciliation – Workplace Deaths – Chicken Pox Research – Disorderly Cop – Highway Investigation – Kiwi Dollar – Lockerbie Verdict – Pinochet House Arrest – Car Restraints – GM Commission – Taiko Boost – East Timor

13: Sir Robert Mahuta

The Minister in Charge of Treaty Negotiations Margaret Wilson says Sir Robert Mahuta will be remembered both for his major achievements on behalf of the Tainui people and his enduring contribution to the Crown-Maori relationship itself.

14: Limp Bizkit Extends Sympathy

"We are devastated that Jessica died, and really nothing can describe the sadness and anguish we're feeling. We offer sympathy, prayers and compassion to her family and friends. The loss of her life will impact ours forever." - Limp Bizkit

15: Sowry Tries Out Old Shoes Again

Health Minister Annette King today welcomed the re-emergence of Roger Sowry as National's health spokesperson, but wondered whether the health sector would be quite so pleased or amused.

16: Scoop Images: Mark Burton In East Timor

Images from Defence Minister Mark Burton’s visit to East Timor, 31 Jan/1 Feb 2001. MPs Hon Judith Tizard (Central Auckland) and Simon Power (Rangitikei), and Mayor of Palmerston North, Jill White, accompanied the Minister.

17: One Eye Art Gallery Should Focus On Public Good

Party Leader Graham Capill has spoken out against the One Eye Art Gallery in Paekakariki, for is exhibition called Group Sex.

18: Backs should not be turned on Waitangi Day

"New Zealanders turning their backs on Waitangi Day will not solve the issues around the Treaty of Waitangi," National Maori Affairs spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu said today.

19: New Zealand Novelist Dismayed By Title Duplication

New Zealand writer Graeme Lay, of Devonport, disclaims any connection between his latest novel, Temptation Island, and a new American television series with the same title, which has just begun screening on TV3. The American Fox network’s latest ‘reality’ ...

20: Tribute To Sir Robert Mahuta

The Minister of Maori Affairs, Hon Parekura Horomia, is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Tainui leader Sir Robert Mahuta.

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

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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