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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

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

1: Scoop Feedback: George W. Bush Priceless

Contrary to Chris Petrousky in New York State, and his/her take on the George W. Bush Priceless piece, I did not find it offensive. It was like a breath of fresh air. I too live in the U.S. and a bit of humor is the only way to get through these ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00034.htm


2: Scoop Feedback: Bush Picture Offends

Hello. As a member of the United States citizenry, and as someone who has had to endure the last 8 years of a dishonest, shady man in the presidency, I find your picture of G. Bush offensive. Since your mission is to give news without the "spin", ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00024.htm


3: Advisory Groups To Consolidate Workplace Law

The Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson has announced the membership and terms of reference of three advisory committees which will develop new proposals for New Zealand workplace law and practice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00090.htm


4: Scoop Images: Priceless

Scoop Subversive Art #1 George W. Bush Priceless, sent from Washington D.C.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00017.htm


5: HARD NEWS 09/2/01 - Spinning on the Spot

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... I'll keep it snappy because I've had a crappy week. You'd think a holiday on a Tuesday would help, but it didn't. If anything, it only added to the sense of dissolution because the holiday in question was Waitangi Day.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00043.htm


6: SHARP TRANSLATION: Situation Vacant Adverts

When applying for your next sharp job the following meanings of commonly used phrases in the Situations Vacant columns ought to be kept in mind.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00045.htm


7: Howard's End: Surprises Up Sharon’s Sleeve

Western political leaders and the media have adopted a cautious wait-and-see stance over the future of Middle East peace negotiations following the election of Ariel Sharon as Israel's new Prime Minister. But how will he "preserve Israel's existence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00036.htm


8: Beyond The Website - An Important Announcement

At first unions were so proud of their achievement. And back in the mid-1990s, it was often an achievement just to get that first page up on the World Wide Web. It was a source of pride for unions to announce the existence of websites even if those ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00028.htm


9: Major International Award For NZ Foreign Minister

The Directors of the International Directory Intrigued Over Tautological Statements, based in Geneva, are pleased to announce that the winner of their 2001 Award is the Honourable Phil Goff, Minister of Foreign Affairs for New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00125.htm


10: Yet Another “Think Big” Project Doomed To Failure

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters, says “that it is no surprise whatsoever to him, to learn that the air traffic control industry throughout the world is alive with rumours of the withdrawal of the joint venture bid by New Zealand Airways Corporation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00127.htm


11: 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


12: Open Letter To Independent Monetary Policy Review

Professor Svensson, Dr Michael Cullen and the secretariat of the Independent Review of the Operation of Monetary Policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00065.htm


13: Was He pushed, or did He Jump?

The Whisper was surprised to read of Sir Roger’s retirement from the President’s role, and even more surprised that everybody in the ACT establishment apparently knew about it before it was announced. Call it a girl’s intuition, but it all sounded ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00026.htm


14: Scoop Images: Toko The Kokako

Closeup of one of two Kokako - extremely rare singing blue birds - recently released to new homes on Puketi Island.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00048.htm


15: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. Yet another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing the other side of the millhouse pictured in an earlier shot, in the sun, before it was burned down. Hobbit houses can be seen across the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00068.htm


16: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

Scoop's Hobbit strikes yet again. Hobbiton bridge is revealed in all its glory….enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00122.htm


17: Scoop Images: 'Cheeky' Pizza Ad Final Frame

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00015.htm


18: More shocking student loan side effects

"Today's news that the British government will restrict access to working-holiday visas for students with significant loan debt is further proof of the unintended consequences of the student loan scheme," said Sam Huggard, Co President of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0102/S00010.htm


19: GE Possums Opposed by Forest and Bird

The Forest and Bird Protection Society today expressed its opposition to the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to control possums at the hearing of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00026.htm


20: Scoop Images: 'Cheeky' New Pizza Haven Ads Air

Irreverent pizza chain, Pizza Haven, continues its cheeky advertising style with the launch of a new campaign for a healthier pizza.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00014.htm


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