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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) over the weekend were...

1: Sludge Report #52 – The E-End To The Cold War

Urban legend? Perhaps. But then again it could also be Gospel truth. Certainly to Sludge it is a story that rings true enough, but then Sludge has been ruminating on it for a year or two.

2: HARD NEWS 09/3/01 - Spooks, Shocks and Submarines

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... the emergency doctors gather anxiously around the patient. They charge the paddles, shout "Clear!" and send a few thousand volts coursing through the patient's torso. They can't get a heartbeat. But they keep trying. For a decade.

3: God Defend NZ Because Govt Won't

"God will need to defend New Zealand with the emerging Labour-Alliance government defence policy," National's Defence spokesman Max Bradford said today.

4: Helen Clark Puts New Zealand Families at Risk

The Prime Minister’s personal agenda to isolate New Zealand puts every family at risk, strategically and economically, ACT Trade Negotiations Spokesman Owen Jennings said today.


THE star-studded Hurricanes will struggle to make the Super 12 playoffs after being blown off WestpacTrust Stadium by the Western Stormers who dominated the final 10 minutes to earn a crucial 27-15 away victory.

6: Close The Gates!

If the Government presses ahead with the Electricity Industry Bill, in its present form, I will lead by example and close the gates to my property and refuse access for lines crews, ACT Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

7: Scoop Travel: Pictures From Ciudad Vieja

Ciudad Vieja or the Old City, is the original site for Montevideo. There are some very old and rather grand buildings there, and some that are very old and ratshit. As a general rule it is an area that was ignored for a long time but is now making ...

8: Immigrants Must Speak English To Succeed

“The recent announcement of the Minister of Immigration, Hon Lianne Dalziel that approval for an additional 10,000 immigrants to New Zealand is to be given, and that the current English language requirements are to be reduced, is a silly move said ...

9: Howard's End: What Is Shell Oil Really Up To?

What's going on? Shell Oil appears to be on a global buying spree for oil and natural gas resources following its successful bid for New Zealand's Fletcher Challenge. Shell has now made a hostile US$1.8 billion bid for the US company Barrett Resources ...

10: Cool Art: Hundertwasser Inspires Children

Wellington - Internationally renown artist Frederick Hundertwasser gifted 20 original art posters to Moriah College together with a book which he personally inscribed to the children. The gift arrived one year ago and poignantly, after the death of ...

11: Lindsay Perigo: Say 'FTG' to Ugly Wimmin

Who'd be an employer? All that money - YOUR money - that you have to give to the Molesworth Mafia via the IRD; all that time - YOUR time - you have to waste deducting portions of what you pay your employees - THEIR money - on the Mafia's behalf; all ...

12: Eco-Economy: Why have we lost social capital?

My partner and I are now in the process of starting a neighbourhood e-mail group which will hopefully improve the quality of life for people in our street. The plan is that we will supplement the Internet with some real life interactions to build ...

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.

14: Scoop BIG Image: Jonah Makes It Look Easy

Hurricane winger Jonah Lomu places the ball in his other corner in the second half of Friday night's loss to the Cape Town Stormers at WestpacTrust stadium. Photographs by Mark Graham -

15: Defence Changes Require Political Consensus

Critical defence changes being planned by the Government require across the board political consensus before implementation because of their long term impact on New Zealand, says United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

16: Feminists Need To Face Biological Reality

Libertarianz deputy leader Richard McGrath believes the University Students Association has got it all wrong over the issue of rights for working women. "The only way women would ever be on an equal footing in the workplace or anywhere else would be ...

18: Helen Clark Address To IPENZ Conference

In March last your President, Tony Gibson, and Professor Peter Brothers of the Auckland University School of Engineering, came to see me to discuss the ideas and suggestions of the Institution of Professional Engineers about how to develop a knowledge economy.

19: Ozzie Opposition Explodes Defence White Paper

The Federal Opposition has admitted that if it wins Government it will alter the spending commitments of the Defence White Paper to enable the purchase of two additional Collins class submarines.

21: Drugs On-Line Scam Revealed

Internet Magazine shows how easy it is to buy prescription medicines online. In an investigation into buying prescription-only medicines over the net, Internet Magazine has discovered that it’s a simple matter to buy the prescription drugs of your choice. ...

23: Give us Back our Car Keys, Keith

Reactionary Green MP Keith Locke is at best confused, and at worst an ideological dupe, ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster said today.

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