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The weekend's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were...

1: HARD NEWS 23/3/01 - Confiscate Their Fax Machines

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... was it ugly enough for you? In a tit-for-tat war so poisonous that the news media seemed embarrassed at being seen to cover it, National and Labour combined this week to drag each other's nearest and dearest through the gutter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00165.htm


2: Howard's End: Dumb Bastards

There is both anger and bewilderment in Greymouth after Dominion Breweries(DB) announced the closure of the legendary Monteith's brewery yesterday, immediately putting 14 out of work and shifting production of this popular West Coast beer to Auckland. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00163.htm


3: Sludge Report #56 – The Stink On Princes Wharf

The other day Sludge happened along the Auckland waterfront past a gigantic quayside structure which has become the source of an incredible amount of pain among Auckland sub-contractors, their employees and their families.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00166.htm


4: TV3 News - NEWSFLASH MIR SPLASHDOWN

Live Pictures From Mir Splashdown Mission Control - …BREAKING NEWS….WE HAVE JUST HEARD THE FIRST DEBRIS HAS HIT THE SEA…. – Macedonia – Monteith’s Closure

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0103/S00116.htm


5: Switch beer loyalty to Miners says Nat MP

National's West Coast caretaker MP Nick Smith today visited Miners Brewery in Westport and says Coasters should switch their beer drinking loyalty to the only local product, Miners, if Dominion Breweries won't reconsider their decision to brew Monteith's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00413.htm


6: Anderton Sees His Own TV Programme Schedule

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton in Whakatane today for a regional development visit inspected some revolutionary kiwi software that allows people to create their own TV schedule by retrieving selected television programmes from the internet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00398.htm


7: Government Launches Artworks

A new programme which prepares young people for careers in the digitial arts industry was launched today at Auckland's Moving Image Centre by Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00270.htm


9: Lindsay Perigo Confesses: "I Cheered the PM!"

I watched the Holmes show last night & caught myself cheering the Prime Minister. After flagellating myself, I sat down to wonder why I had committed such an unseemly lapse? There she was - the Prime Minister - defending the awarding of a $750,000 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00153.htm


10: Spot The Difference: Govt Lacks Regional Policy

New Zealand First deplores the decision made by DB to close their Monteiths Brewery on the West Coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00405.htm


11: Unemployment Numbers Fudged Again

"How low can unemployment go?" asks Steve Maharey. "How low will Maharey go in his efforts to pull the wool over the sheeple's eyes?" replies Libertarianz Spokesman Lindsay Mitchell. "Have a closer look at the figures, Steve, and you ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00081.htm


12: Younger Police Leaving Force

Figures obtained by National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall show more police are leaving the force earlier in their careers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00411.htm


13: SHARP INVENTION: MIR Detecto-Hat

Made of the best stainless steel double-handled colander five dollars could buy and a modicum of ultra-high quality aluminum foil, this Detecto-Hat is GUARANTEED to alert you exactly one nanosecond before it hits that some of the aforementioned "flaming ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00162.htm


14: Nandor Tanczos: Breaking Up Just Got Easier

It's an exciting time - finally getting together with someone you're really into. You spend weeks in bed together getting to know each other well, sharing your secrets and dreams.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00158.htm


15: Maharey: How Low Can Unemployment Go?

22 March 2001 Media Statement New Zealand's unemployment rate seems set to continue tracking down over the intermediate period ahead, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00400.htm


16: Brain Drain A Factor In Employment Figures

National's Finance spokesman Bill English says Employment Minister Steve Maharey's comments on unemployment show the Government is getting too smug about the economy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00408.htm


17: Keep Montys On The Coast Says Green MP

Green MP Rod Donald is urging West Coasters to fight back following DB's decision to close the highly successful Monteiths brewery.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00401.htm


18: Fiji Is A Violent Society, Says Paper

In an editorial published this week, the paper took an incisive look at the spread of violent culture in the nation. The editorial has been hailed by the members of the public as a timely warning to Fiji to relook at itself.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00125.htm


20: Top Scoops (With Sharp Stories)

Sludge Report: Justice Sacrificed On The Auckland Waterfront - Hard News Is Here - Howard’s End: Dumb Bastards Close West Coast Monteith's Brewery - Fishermen Urgently Need MIR-Detecto Hats - Cullen Says BoP Figures Show Recovering Economy While Others ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00167.htm


21: Auditor-General’s Report Presents a Poser for PM

The Auditor-General’s report on accommodation allowances for MPs living in Wellington has posed a problem for the Prime Minister, ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00395.htm


22: Katya Rivas: Jesus Is Sentenced to Death

At dawn Caiaphas ordered them to take Me to Pilate so that he might pronounce the sentence of death. Pilate questioned Me, hoping to find a reason to condemn Me, but at the same time his conscience tormented him and he felt great fear at the injustice ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00164.htm


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