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

1: Guy's World: Party Politics At The Sevens

The final between Fiji and Australia divided loyalties. Australia were the underdogs, but they were still Australia. But then, Fiji represented a country governed by a racist regime, and they took New Zealand out. They shouldn’t even be here!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00049.htm


2: Salvation Army's "Disorientated War On Dope"

Christchurch drug policy analysts are critical of well meaning, but retrograde, "clinician's falacy" from the Salvation Army opposing decriminalisation of cannabis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00030.htm


3: Politics Of Envy Shown By Holmes' Pay Cut

Government bullying that has forced Paul Holmes to take a pay cut is the Chinese Cultural Revolution Television New Zealand-style, National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00137.htm


4: Scoop Feedback: 'Priceless' Continues To Provoke

As a member of the "United States citizenry" (as letter wrter Chris Petrousky puts it), and as someone who, (apparently unlike Petrousky), remembers the days when "dishonesty" and "shadiness" in the White House meant selling ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00053.htm


5: Howard's End: Rural Special Economic Zones

The Government's extra 10,000 migrants with special skills and $474 million for Research and Development are being applauded by many. But where is the research money and the migrants likely to go? It's time to create Special Economic Zones for rural areas. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00051.htm


6: National MP Rankings Announced

Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley has today released the revised rankings for National MPs, in accordance with the portfolio reshuffle announced last week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00143.htm


7: Stateside: Seattle On A Budget

Americans are brought up to be helpful and polite. I tell you this so that you'll preface any request for directions with the words "Excuse me", and will take the directions given with a grain of salt. The desire to be helpful can sometimes ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00050.htm


8: 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


9: Open All Hours

"The spectacle of the National and Act Parties joining together to plot and scheme in a joint Caucus to plan for the next election is reminiscent of the ‘Two Ronnies’ television comedy ‘Open All Hours’, said New Zealand First Deputy Leader ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00142.htm


10: 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


11: MOTORNET: Diesel revolution

Diesel tends to conjure up images of black smoke and greasy petrol station pumps, not high performance and a 'clean green image.’But internationally, diesels are being embraced. Perhaps it's time New Zealand took a closer look....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00052.htm


12: Final TVNZ 'Death Warrant' Charter

National MP Murray McCully today released the final version of the Government's TVNZ Charter describing it as "a death warrant for TVNZ".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00139.htm


13: 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


14: After a year of hard Labour you're $400 worse off

"The latest wage figures, released today, indicate that the average worker lost more than 400 dollars worth of spending power in the year 2000," National's Finance spokesman Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00145.htm


15: SEEK Calls ‘Time’ On UK Pub Jobs

Auckland – 12 February 2001 – The traditional employment route for Kiwis on a UK OE – straight behind a bar – faces a stiff challenge from a new service from SEEK (seek.co.nz), winner of the NetGuide 2000 best online employment site.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00071.htm


16: 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


17: 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


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: National Radio Midday Report

Montana Shares – Burglary Legislation – Helicopter Crash – Yacht Accident – Ambulance Driver Trial – One Nation – Sub/Trawler Crash – Godley Head Murder – Human Genome Map – Powell To Middle East – Red Cross Riot – Taxi Murder – Cricket Rankings – Rodeo ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0102/S00051.htm


20: 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


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