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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: HARD NEWS 23/2/01 - Thus, The Sky Kissed Goodbye

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and so the weekend signed itself off with a mad, outrageous sunset that filled the sky, flitting from one colour to another, blooming lighter and darker, hanging on like someone who couldn't bear to leave a good party.

2: Howard's End: The Ancient Laws Protecting Prebble

Richard Prebble said on the Holmes Show last night that he planned to use the 1688 English Bill of Rights over his right to Parliamentary free speech about NZ Post's business plan for the new bank. So what does the 1688 document actually say? John ...

3: Where’s The Charter, Steve?

Steve Maharey says he will spend the next few weeks "identifying" key policy issues in his new broadcasting portfolio.

4: Burping Cows Will Be A Political Issue

The typical cow belches 280 litres of methane gas a day, which is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide in greenhouse gas emissions, according to an Australian CSIRO study. A cow-burp tax might help solve the problem. John Howard reports.

5: Scoop: Just Politics

MORE KIWIBANK REACTION: - Dollars For Earthquake And Volcano Surveillance - Firearms Bill Still Alive - Snapping More Drivers Wont Reduce Road Carnage - Tanczos On Christchurch Drug Education Tour - Clean Slate Bill Drawn From Ballot - Double Standard On Dioxin ...

6: US advises Americans to stay away from Fiji

Yesterday's Fiji Sun reported that the US advised US travel agents to advise their clients and tourists against coming to Fiji due to the current position of instability. The US government regularly issued travel advisories to its citizens.

7: Eco-Economy: What’s Wrong With Jim’s New Bank

Jim’s new bank has the enthusiastic support of NZ Post and that’s about it. Even Finance Minister Michael Cullen looked quietly dismissive as the bank was announced yesterday in the Beehive.

8: Census Burnings Promised

Today I want to read to you the note I shall be attaching to my census form. It is self-contained & self-explanatory. I am making it freely available to anyone who wants to follow suit. It will be posted on my web site later today - ...

9: 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 ...

10: Media Flash - Monday, January 22, 2001

YOUR ABC: Radio's National New Political Editor - AIR WAVES: AK Looks To Sell Vegemite - GLASS HOUSE: Guess Who Hoser Uses As A Source? - STIX AND STONES: A Collection Of What They REALLY Said - MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Bodytalk Links With US Supersite - ...

11: Scoop Images: NZ Art At 49th Venice Biennale

Images of the NZ exhibition at the 49th Venice Biennale - from Creative New Zealand.

12: Keith Rankin: Revolting Vets?

The strike by the veterinary inspectors at our export meat works enters its 7th day today. Are our salaried vets at the vanguard of a wage and salary earners' revolt? Or are they more like greedy Dickensian capitalists, plucking the food out of the ...

13: Boycott The Malaghan Institute Lollipop Day

Anti Vivisectionists are calling on Wellingtonians to boycott a cancer research street appeal this Friday. The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society says the money raised by the Malaghan Institute Street appeal will be used in useless animal experiments.

14: Ministers Stand Down

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today she had accepted the requests of Marian Hobbs and Phillida Bunkle to stand down from their ministerial positions, following close discussion with the Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton.

15: Ministerial Resignations Miss The Point

Today's resignations of Ministers Hobbs and Bunkle actually miss the point at issue, says United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

16: Press Release New Zealand Politburo

The General Secretary made the announcement proudly, "For too long now, many New Zealanders haven't had the big government that they need. This progressive new policy will make sure that big government is there for everyone."

17: Phillida Bunkle Stands Down

Phillida Bunkle says she stepped down from her Ministerial duties because sustained pressure on her and her family make it difficult to concentrate on her Ministerial duties.

18: Marian Hobbs Stands Down From Ministerial Duties

This week I received a letter from the Registrar of Electors seeking further information with regard to inquires she is making into my enrolment status.

19: Business Boost For Self-Employed Maori Women

A government initiative designed to support self-employed Maori women will create new pathways and opportunities for business innovation in New Zealand, Women's Affairs Minister Laila Harré said today.

20: Keith Rankin: Jolo And Jaffna

Two of the biggest international news events at the moment are the hostage crisis in Jolo (Philippines) and the siege of Jaffna (Sri Lanka). Not that you would know it from the New Zealand media, which has just discovered there's a war cum humanitarian ...

21: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

22: Prebble Would Stand In A Wellington By-Election

In response to media requests, ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble today confirmed that he had been asked to stand as a candidate for Wellington Central should there be a by-election.

23: Howard's End: Taking Control Of Our Wealth

Either modern-day Kiwi's are as thick as two short planks or they've lost their institutional memory. Remember the State Advances Corporation fixed mortgages which gave a whole heap of New Zealanders a hand-up? John Howard writes.

24: 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.

25: Ombudsman's Decision Upsets Consumer Watchdog

According to Consumers' Institute, The proposed Electricity Ombudsman scheme is in trouble. Institute, chief executive, David Russell, says he his astounded that the Chief Ombudsman is to blame.

26: Mallard Speech To Principals' Federation

When I spoke at this occasion last year, it was my first keynote address as Minister of Education.

27: Rape now a crime against humanity

Today's verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia that rape and sexual enslavement are crimes again humanity, challenges widespread acceptance that the torture of women is an intrinsic part of war, Amnesty International ...

28: 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.

29: Select Committee Business 16-23 Feb 2001

Select Committee Business From 16 to 23 February 2001 Committee meetings There were 19 committee meetings this week. Eighteen of these were in the parliamentary complex. One meeting is currently in progress in Christchurch.

30: Scoop Images: Jenny Talks About Jim’s Bank

Images of Opposition and National Party Leader Jenny Shipley during question time Tuesday. She appeared none to fond of Jim Anderton's new bank. See also ... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 20 February . Photographs by Mark Graham -

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