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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: HARD NEWS 11/5/01 - Tokenism and Television

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... 20 years ago, when I was a cub reporter, a bunch of us were shown around the local Air Force base, in a tour which took in a couple of Skyhawks. They were the pride of the force. "But aren't they just expensive tokenism?" asked ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00074.htm


2: CANNES LOTR The Footage! Friday at Cannes

I woke up 3 times in the middle of the night just to be sure I would not miss my train. After all, there was no way in heck I was going to miss the Lord of the Rings press footage and a chance to talk with the cast members.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00078.htm


3: Harre Announces 'Get Bonking-For-A-Baby Day'

Its official! "Paid Parental Leave takes effect from April 1 2002, and Laila Harre tells us she is already corresponding with women who want to know when they should get pregnant," says a horrified Lindsay Mitchell, Libertarianz Spokesman. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00073.htm


4: An important ethics decision - Nicky Hager

Reaction to the Public Relations Institute decision on the professional conduct of Klaus Sorensen and Rob McGregor of Shandwick New Zealand Ltd in the Timberlands PR campaign

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00067.htm


5: Howard's End: A Little Light Metal

"You are what you eat" has been the catch-cry of some health professionals for decades. But now, more and more scientists are saying that we all need to know more about the food we eat because some foods can effect behaviour and we could be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00075.htm


6: The DPB - A Social Catastrophe

Why do politicians, welfare agencies and social advocacy groups stubbornly continue to ignore the devastating effects of the Domestic Purposes Benefit? Barnados made a startling claim last week that 284,266 New Zealand children are living in households ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00072.htm


7: Feminist Pendulum Has Swung Too Far

Today is Mother’s Day, and the message that Helen Clark has sent to every mother in the country is plain and simple: have daughters, or else.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00282.htm


8: Cow With Human Genes Trial Should Be Terminated

Researchers in the US have discovered bacteria in soil and groundwater beneath farms are acquiring genes from bacteria originating in pigs' guts, they fear this could provide a route for potentially dangerous bugs to reach people and the wider environment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00039.htm


9: CANNES LOTR: IVs with Lee, McKellen, Rhys-Davies

Here is the first installment of our cast interviews. These interviews were conducted in a round table format with about 9 other reporters, including Harry from AintitCool. While my analog tape of this interview turned out pretty poor, I'm hopeful Harry ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00079.htm


10: XtraMSN will become the heavyweight player

Auckland: 11 May 2001 – News that Telecom’s xtra.co.nz portal is to combine with Microsoft’s msn.com portal heralds a new super-heavyweight in the New Zealand internet space, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00038.htm


11: Stateside with Rosalea: A Fine Tub O' Tuna

Trying to make sense of California's energy 'crisis' is like putting your hand in a bucket of eels. Just when you think you've got hold of something substantial to hang onto it slips away.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00076.htm


12: Globalisation By Stealth

ARENA (Action, Research and Education Network of Aotearoa) has organised Wellington and Christchurch public meetings on the proposed New Zealand - Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00070.htm


13: SkyCabs Offer Auckland Transport Solution

The range of possible solutions to Auckland's passenger transportation dilemma has expanded with the introduction of an innovative new system known as SkyCabs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00050.htm


14: Dayna Berghan: Now I Want Some Commitment

I've Sniffed Your Flowers, I've Eaten Your Chocolates. Now I Want Some Commitment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0105/S00022.htm


15: Weber Shandwick satisfied with vindication

Weber Shandwick Worldwide, New Zealand, is pleased to have been vindicated for the communications work carried out on behalf of State Owned Enterprise, Timberlands West Coast Ltd. This comes some 18 months after ethics complaints were laid against ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00065.htm


16: Media Flash - May 14, 2001

* JOHN B. FAIRFAX, head of Rural Press, says the group's regional publications are finding sales difficult to attain in softened economic times. He says earnings could be 10 per cent down in the second half of the financial year. This announcement came ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00077.htm


17: Timeline Announced For Paid Parental Leave

Women's Affairs Minister Laila Harré and Minister of Finance Michael Cullen clarify timetable for finalising Paid Parental Leave details.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00290.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 Feature: Out Of The Loop

The folding of Wellington magazine Loop this week is a 'travesty' says the chief executive of Saatchi and Saatchi Worldwide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00057.htm


20: NZ Nuclear Guinea Pig Consent Rejected By Locke

Green Party Veterans Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke today rejected the British Defence Minister's claims that soldiers consented to being exposed to nuclear test fallout in the early 1950s.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00291.htm


21: NZ Web-Site Dedicated To Classical Music

Finally a NZ web-site dedicated to classical music on CD opens in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00043.htm


22: Global Issues – New Challenges, New Approaches

Global Issues – New Challenges, New Approaches (SPEECH AT THE ANNUAL DINNER OF THE NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS – WELLINGTON CLUB, WELLINGTON)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00286.htm


23: National Radio Midday Report

Nuclear Experiments – Graham Parry – Ambulance Self Defence – Southern Flights – Murder Charge – Italian Elections – Oz Immigrant Riots – Macedonian Elections – Dash-8 – Chubb Robbery – Youth Drug Centre – Sleepy Drivers – Marlborough Rain – Northland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0105/S00062.htm


24: Rushed Parental Leave Scheme

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is warning the Government against rushing its proposed parental leave scheme, saying a rushed scheme will inevitably be a botched scheme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00292.htm


25: ACT Seeks Referendum On Race-Based Seats

ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley is drafting a private members’ bill which would put mechanisms in place for a referendum into race-based seats in both local government and central government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00289.htm


26: 21 Health Boards Brace For Significant Cuts

The entire country faces longer waiting lists, cuts in services, and threats to quality and safety because of significant widespread cuts in health funding, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00294.htm


27: Sludge #62: Tino-Rangitiratanga = Maori Rates

Sludge has long been a critic of the Treaty Settlement programme. Not because it is “separatist” or “racist” as critics from the right currently damning moves in the Bay of Plenty to establish Maori council seats would assert, but because it is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00065.htm


28: Police Accused Of Economic Sabotage

"Deliberate police action to choke the supply of a popular consumer item has only served to make it more scarce and drive prices up," said Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath, noting a recent incident where Lower Hutt police stole hydroponic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00058.htm


29: “Harry Potter” Trailer Cinema Premiere

The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00006.htm


30: Govt Confirms GST Treatment Of Non-Residents

The Government will legislate to clarify the pre-1999 application of gst to services contracted for outside New Zealand by non-New Zealand residents but consumed here.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00293.htm

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