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The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were…

1: Qantas New Zealand services grind to a halt

Qantas New Zealand's operator Tasman Pacific has gone into receivership leaving the airline's fleet on the ground and passengers stranded as of today, 21 April. Earlier this month Qantas Airways Limited had entered discussions to purchase the franchise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00110.htm


2: 224 Low Income Families Become Home Owners

Housing New Zealand Minister Tony Ryall released information today showing 224 or around a quarter of the HNZ house sales over the four months to the end of August, were to tenants under the Home Buy scheme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA9910/S00234.htm


3: Sludge Report #59 - Planes To Ask China For

NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00106.htm


4: Subaru's WRX Tries On A Suit For Size

It's been years since Subaru launched the WRX and the latest all-new version has been eagerly anticipated. But all would agree, it is a very different car from its predecessor. The big question is - will the punters buy it?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00031.htm


6: Scoop Images: 10 Hens Rescued By Animal Activists

A battery hen a few hours after the rescue. In all, ten hens were rescued during the protest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00046.htm

8: Howard's End: Competitive Intelligence

The recent grounding on safety issues of 10 Ansett Australia Boeing 767's, owned by Air NZ, could likely have been avoided if Ansett had perhaps spent around $50,000 in the past year. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00105.htm


9: MAYDAY2K+1: Posters

Posters for Mayday2k+1 in Wellington follow... See http://aotearoa.wellington.net.nz/mayday/ for more background to the planned festivities….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00056.htm


10: HIGHLANDERS break Brumbies in 'brook battle.

DRIVEN on by a front five hell-bent on domination the Highlanders overcame the odds to upset the favoured Brumbies 16-9 in a rugged tussle at Carisbrook Friday night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00108.htm


12: Ansett's reform package approved

Ansett Australia will not be issued with a formal 'Show Cause Notice' by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00109.htm


13: Scoop Archive: Evidence in Rebuttal - Life Sciences Network

Rebuttal of written and verbal evidence presented by Dr Elaine R Ingham (written brief and presentation to the Royal Commission on Genetic Engineering, 1 February 2001).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/0b/0b/200102200924.c6e82a6c.html


14: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Fox News Broadcasts Message From God

A series of images from last night's broadcast on TV2 of an truly extraordinary documentary... See Scoop's review of the show... Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/22/3c/199910150026.bd375fc5.html


15: Stuffing The Census

Lucasfilm Corporation is pulling off the world's largest advertising scam with "Star Wars" receiving world wide press attention through the email call to all and sundry to stuff the national censuses of the UK, New Zealand, Canada and Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00136.htm


18: Strong Growth For NZ Music Industry Commission

The New Zealand Music Industry Commission has reported significant growth since its inception less than a year ago. Executive Director, Cath Andersen, said she is pleased with the progress the Commission had made already into many of its short term goals.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00050.htm


19: Keith Rankin: Family Politics and Gender Roles

As I intimated in this column (9 March), Muriel Newman's "Shared-Parenting" Bill has met with a political response. The government, in the form of Laila Harre (Minister of Women's Affairs), and the New Zealand Law Society, have used standard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0005/S00021.htm


20: Scoop Today Special- East Timor Crisis Deepens

Sister Marlena said the refugees were waiting for Western troops to arrive and rescue them. “I haven’t the heart to tell them no-one is coming”, Sister Marlena said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9909/S00038.htm


21: Stoat Invasion - Major Blow for NZ Wildlife

The recent finding of stoat footprints on Stewart Island is a major blow for New Zealand wildlife, according to the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0001/S00005.htm


22: 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 - ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00052.htm


23: Lindsay Perigo: No Dancing!

Every day I receive by e-mail a digest of news compiled by an organisation called the Freedom Foundation. This digest has links to freedom-related stories from all over the globe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00100.htm


24: Warner Bros. Launched “Harry Potter” Website

Warner Bros. Have launched the official “Harry Potter” Web site, www.harrypotter.com (www.harrypotter.co.uk in the United Kingdom). The much-anticipated site offers a rich, dynamic environment that will evolve and grow over time as exclusive features ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00061.htm


25: Foot and Mouth Disease - continual exposure

The threat of foot and mouth entering New Zealand from Britain is the same as the threat from any other county where foot and mouth is present, says the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00099.htm


26: Desperately Seeking Stratotanker

Millennium Twain the founder of NZ's first rocket company has an unusual request.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9912/S00031.htm


27: Media Flash - Monday, September 18, 2000

Media Flash headline items a.. SAM NEWMAN: Wham Bam, Thank You Pam b.. MICHAEL SCHILDBERGER: A Little Short c.. STEVE HARRIS: Age Publisher In Metro News Rescue Talks d.. MEDIA AT THE OLYMPICS: What's Happening At Homebush? e.. 'WORST PRODUCTION EVER': Says ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00104.htm


28: Statement By Wellington Mayday Activists

The 1st of May is the day when we celebrate struggles against class society & demonstrate our internationalism. Mayday was adopted by the workers’ movement as the day to celebrate the general strike for an 8 hour day led by the anarchist Haymarket ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00060.htm


29: Guy’s World: From The Mouths Of Musos

There are three different types of learners, broadcaster Sue Scott told me: visual learners, auditory learners and tactile/kinesthetic learners.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00107.htm


30: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00062.htm


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