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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Scoop Images: The Battle For Manners Mall (KFC)

May Day protestors have shut down Kentucky Fried Chicken in Manners Mall this afternoon. Several protestors were ejected by security before police took up position inside the fast food outlet.

2: Scoop Images: All Clothes Are Corrupt

Protestors have now assembled in Cuba Mall to attend an anti-sweatshop fashion parade. “It’s not enough to just boycott Nike and Adidas, if you are wearing any clothes you are participating in the system. You have to smash the system,” said an MC.

3: Where Is National's Disarmament Spokesperson?

Disarmament Minister Matt Robson wants to know whether the National Party still has a disarmament spokesperson or any interest in the topic.

4: Robson In Land Of Noddy

Disarmament Minister Matt Robson is living in the land of Noddy if he believes sweet-talking other nations instead of committing to defence will be enough to keep New Zealand secure, National's Defence spokesman Max Bradford said today.

5: Majority Of New Zealanders 'Non-Citizens'

New Zealanders who are non-Maori, non-Pacific Islander or non-ethnic are being treated as non-citizens by the Government in its public consultation over the Gaming Review, National MP Murray McCully said today.

6: Stateside With Rosalea: Cartoon Network

Holy Batballs, Wonder Boy! Doesn't that VQ1 squadron have a lightning bolt and a bat on its insignia along with the words "World Watchers"? And doesn't it surveill not only China but the West Coast of America and the Arabian Gulf? Has the Batmobile ...

7: Scoop Images: Carnival Against Capitalism Begins

Around 50 protestors have gathered at the Freedom Shop in Upper Cuba Street for the shop’s sixth birthday celebrations and to kick off today’s Cuba St May Day Carnival Against Capitalism.

8: Mayday promises to be biggest protest this year

The 1st of May is the day when we celebrate struggles against class society & demonstrate our internationalism.

9: Punish Crimes, Not Vices, Say Libz

Libertarianz spokeman Richard McGrath said the death of Auckland engineering student Shawn Brenner was a tragic waste of a young life, but that subsequent comments made by emergency specialist Dr Tony Smith were similarly unfortunate.

10: May Day Reminder: Free Trade is Good! Go to Work!

"The May Day misanthropists marching around the country today need to be reminded that free trade is good," says Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell. He calls on those who understand the value of freedom and free trade to join Libz counter ...

11: Anti-Capitalists Take Wellington


12: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –1 May

Today's questions of the day concerned: Employment Stoppages – Community Services Card – Community Services Card And Kiwi Bank – Community Services Card – Tranz Rail Line Closures – Community Services Card – Pacific Pre-School Education – Celia Lashlie ...

13: Public TV Charter Released

The public broadcasting charter for Television New Zealand has been approved by the Government and will be implemented from July 1, 2002, the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, announced today.

14: Libertarian Communists Comment On Capitalism

May Day is a global day of protest against capitalism. But just what is capitalism? Let’s take a closer look...

15: Inadequate Advice On Card Dropped Us In It - PM

Prime Minister Helen Clark has blamed inadequate officials advice for dropping the Government in it over the Community Services Card issue.

16: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 1 May 2001

1. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Labour: What reports, if any, has she received on the number of work stoppages under the Employment Relations Act?

17: Spirit Of Quebec Comes To Auckland On Mayday

The Chamber of Commerce at the corner of Mayoral Drive and Greys Avenue is the target for anti capitalist demonstrators in Auckland this Mayday. Called by the Socialist Workers Organisation, the "Identify the Enemy" protest will take the militant ...

18: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

19: Sweatshop Fashion: "We'd be better off naked"

Students, lead by Victoria University's Radical Society will participate in the May Day Carnival against Capitalism with an anti-Sweatshop fashion parade. This will be performed as street theatre as one of the numerous actions being organised by ...

20: Anarchism And The Anti-Globalisation Movement

Mayday 2001 is a global day of protest against capitalism. Here in the Wellington Carnival Against Capitalism we are taking part in a large international movement, a movement which has mushroomed in recent years. In Seattle in 1999 50,000 people ...

21: You Are Either A Damsel Or A Superbitch

I was sick this week so instead of going out to party like the rest of my flat I thought a spell in front of the television might make me drift into the land of nod. Instead I was rushing to find pen and paper as soon as possible when I caught "Perfect ...

22: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. This time the furry fellow with a flair for photography has produced another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing it in the sun, before it was burned down. It looks like it was a tranquil and magical ...

23: Scoop Images: Yeah Right!

On the Tui beer billboard at Wellington's Basin Reserve.... See for more background to the planned festivities….

24: Scoop: Top Scoops (May Day Special)


25: David Miller: Why I Won't Be Marching On May Day

In the course of my business and research I travel to Wellington frequently throughout the year. When in the capital, I make a point to visit the House of Representatives, the numerous art galleries and museums, the cafes and bars and enjoy the cities nightlife. ...

26: NEW GM Set To Fire Up Male Magazine Site

A trans-Tasman move for New Zealand’s only online male magazine site, is only a short time away according to new General Manager, Mr Andrew Mobberley.

27: 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 ...

28: DWI Managers Show No Confidence in Maharey

Social Services Minister Steve Maharey has admitted that Department of Work and Income senior managers have raised a number of concerns with him about the hastily arranged merger of DWI and the Ministry of Social Policy.

29: Scoop Archive: Drug One4-B Banned: What Next - Alcohol?

Christchurch's Mild Greens are curious as to whether the Ministry of Health, Police and Customs will initiate a precautionary ban on the sale of liquor, in line with new drug-harm prevention measures introduced under the Misuse of Drugs Amendment ...

30: May Day March & Rally - Auckland

Join the annual May Day March and Rally in Auckland Tuesday 1st May 5.30pm Leaves QEII Square Downtown Auckland Rally at Aotea Square

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