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

1: Scoop Images: Jim's Bank Opens Early In LA

Scoop has received the following picture from a recent traveller to the city of angels...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00003.htm


2: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00009.htm


3: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00007.htm


4: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00006.htm


5: Scoop Images: FireShip Sighted Over Southern Alps!

The WorldWide FireShips design competition is progressing well says FireShips' Millennium Twain. For background on Millennium Twain's plans for a Hamilton based space race see... Desperately Seeking Stratotanker .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00023.htm


6: Why So Long To Get Rid Of Rapist?

Questions remain why it has taken the Government and the Commissioner over a month to begin the dismissal process of convicted rapist Colin McLean. They have known for 17 months that this conviction was coming. Now New Zealanders have to wait another ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00053.htm


7: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00113.htm


8: Lindsay Perigo: Diabolical Works Of Mother Teresa

"It was as if an underground stream flowed through the country & broke out in sudden springs that shot to the surface at random, in unpredictable places." Thus did Ayn Rand depict the success of her architect hero Howard Roark in her novel ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00025.htm


9: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00399.htm


10: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00455.htm


11: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00390.htm


12: Keith Rankin: Taxing Green Dollar Communities

National's revenue spokesperson Annabel Young has taken it upon herself to condemn 'green dollars', and to label 'green markets' as "black markets". She could be opening a Pandora's Box. It only requires enough people to take the bait. (Her ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00022.htm


13: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 3 May

Today's questions of the day concerned: Mandeville Youth Justice Facility – Community Services Card – E-Government - Hospital Deficits – Tourism – Rest Home And Geriatric Care Funding – Human Genes In Cows – PM And Christine Rankin – Tax Simplification ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00027.htm


14: Supercomputer Weather: Rain, Rain And More Rain

According to the NOAA Supercomputer’s medium range forecast model, rain which finally started falling today in drought affected Wellington, is likely to hang around for some time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00026.htm


15: May Day: Mike Moore Burns

After forcing the closure of KFC and Star Mart - which avoided an occupation by closing for stock-take before protesters arrived - Wellington May Day protesters, moved to Midland Park, disrupting traffic in Willis Street and Lambton Quay.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00014.htm


16: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 3 May 2001

1. RON MARK to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: Has he received any indication that legal action may be taken by the vendors of the land under offer for the proposed Mandeville youth justice facility; if so, is there any potential ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00074.htm


17: Employers Must Not Be Forced To Pay For Jury Duty

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks says it is outrageous a District Court Judge has effectively told employers that they must pay employees for taking time off to do jury duty.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00083.htm


18: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00007.htm


19: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00122.htm


20: Howard's End: Habitat Of Hope, Not Hype

Environmental law often punishes bad things but rarely does it promote the good with clamour and conflict often accompanying environmental news. Shouldn't we all be concentrating on a habitat of hope, not hype? John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00021.htm


21: PM Ducks For Cover Over Welfare Merger & Rankin

Helen Clark is deliberately dodging questions aimed at revealing her key role in the Christine Rankin affair and the proposed merger of the Department of Work and Income and the Ministry of Social Policy, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00059.htm


22: Scoop Images: 23rd April Bolivian Consulate Picket

Three photos of the picket outside the Bolivian Consulate, Auckland New Zealand on 23 April 2001. Photos by Wayne Martin Of Times Newspapers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00083.htm


23: Big News: There’s No Such Place As Hell

It’s official – hell is not a place, it’s just a state of being, So is purgatory. At least that’s according to two people in the Catholic Church.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00016.htm


24: GE Calves Illegal After High Court Decision

The Green Party is calling for cows pregnant with genetically engineered embryos to be humanely euthanised after a landmark High Court decision set aside approval for the experiment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00075.htm


25: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00068.htm


26: May Day: Star Mart Closed, Libz Counter-Protest

After briefly forcing the closure of KFC, protestors moved on to Star Mart. The doors were closed with a sign saying "closed for stocktaking". Police protected the shop. There were no arrests.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00012.htm


27: National Radio Midday Report

GM Cow Trials – Manufacturing E – Small Business Tax Changes – Botswana Crash – Foot And Mouth – Tax Cuts – Tetanus – Sentence Reduced – Taranaki Dioxin – Smoking In Clubs – Dingo Cull – Council Building – Dairy Merger – Sargeson House

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0105/S00019.htm


28: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 2 May

Today's questions of the day concerned: Community Services Card – New Prisons – Health Funding - Youth Justice Facility Location – Education Review Office – Social Services Agency Merger – Centennial Highway Accidents – Police Rapist – Good Faith ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00018.htm


29: Libertarianz May Day Presence Pathetic

The Loony libertarianz must have disappointed that only three people showed up to support them. This isn't suprising since they are so far over to the loony right wing spectrum of politics, they would make Richard Prebble cringe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00022.htm


30: Tax Simplification Proposals For Small Business

The government has released a discussion document aimed at simplifying the tax system and helping reduce stress on small business.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00070.htm

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