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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Sludge Report #65 – Killing The Silence

In This Edition: Killing The Silence - The real story behind the shooting of Wellington student Steven Wallace by a Police Officer on April 30th 2000 in the town of Waitara.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00106.htm


2: Sludge Report #66 – Steven Wallace’s Last Words

Depending on whether you follow the Police version of events, or those of other eye-witnesses to the shooting of Waitara youth Steven Wallace on April 30th 2000, there are variant versions of just what Steven Wallace’s final words were.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00122.htm


3: Sludge Report #67 – Playing Monopoly On The NZ Web

In This Edition: Xtra and Microsoft Playing Monopoly On The NZ Web - The Worst Portal In New Zealand Online Media - Xtra’s Attempts To Be Everything To Everybody - So What Should Be Done?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00123.htm


4: Scoop Feedback: Who Are True Public Servants?

The Casino Control Authority has recently indicated that it will be seeking $126,500 from a group who opposed the Riverside Casino in Hamilton. This group is made up 14 Hamilton citizens and organisations, including a few local churches. These people ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00121.htm


5: HARD NEWS 18/5/01 - Disquiet On The Westie Front

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... if I've said it once, I've said it, well, more than once. This is a government destined to meet grief less for what it does than what it says. And that principle reached its peak this week with the messy business over the hitherto ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00112.htm


6: Howard's End: Beyond Senior And Beyond Repair

If I hadn't heard it myself I would never have believed that in this country there is an undertone of impatience, a stated 'be gone with you', an odour of ageism wafting in the stench of air which surrounds us all. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00116.htm


7: LOTR - In Depth Description Of The Footage

So here I am. Peter Jackson just finished speaking and introducing the footage. Leo and Maurice of Lordoftherings.nl are to my left, and Harry and Joram are to my right. I'm ready to be wowed. I'm ready to have the realization of a dream come to life ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00111.htm


8: Stateside with Rosalea: Dinosaur Botty Coughs

Lately I've been wondering if I can get mates rates at the cryogenics lab downstairs in the building where I work. Man, I'd love to be around in 70 years' time to read the history books. Will 12.30pm, Friday 25 May 2001 be there? That's the time and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00117.htm


9: Simon Orme: Woe In Oz

Sydney is in the middle of a very bad hang over. The economic slowdown continues. Job losses are hitting the professions, the tech sector and thus the affluent suburbs. There is a mood of listlessness, anxiety and dissatisfaction. Some Kiwis here have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00110.htm


10: “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


11: Government Brings In GCSB Bill...

In May 2001 the Government finally introduced its long foreshadowed Bill to give legal existence to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), our old friends who run the Waihopai spybase, and who have had no legislative basis at all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00114.htm


12: British Oil The Main Beneficiary Of Timor Crisis

SCOOP NEWS ANALYSIS - British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook's, arrival in New Zealand prior to September's APEC forum caused Thailand Foreign Ministry official, Kobsak Chitikul, to ask, "Why is Mr Robin Cook here?" Britain is not a member ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00056.htm


13: Sludge Report #64 - Damp Arrival For Energy Plan

It appears plans for dealing with the emerging United States energy crisis are, as forecast, destined to be delivered by US President George “Dubya” Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in the rain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00102.htm


14: Media Flash - May 21, 2001

* KERRY PACKER heads this year's BRW 'Rich 200' with an estimated net worth of $6.2 billion. Other media and related industry rich boys and girl are RICHARD PRATT, paper, $3.3 billion; KERRY STOKES, Seven Network, $875 million; JOHN B. FAIRFAX and TIMOTHY ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00120.htm


15: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Johnston's Hill Panorama

Panoramic shots of Wellington from the summit of Johnston's Hill in Karori. Today is another beautiful day in Wellington, but the calm is expected to be broken shortly by the arrival of Cyclone Sose.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/44/88/200104110951.373b5aee.html


16: Labour Politicians Buy A New TV Channel

Spending at least $29 million on a new Government-owned Maori language television channel is a waste of money, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00405.htm


17: No Merit In Mixed Messages

As part of a recently revealed government plan to cut the crime rate, Minister of Corrections, Matt Robson said; "If a woman was young, from a disadvantaged family, had little education, was substance dependent, socially isolated and had a number ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00092.htm


18: Research The Answer To Agricultural Greenhouse Gas

Research and development, not taxation, offers the best prospects for reducing methane emissions from sheep and cattle, says Pete Hodgson, Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00406.htm


19: National Radio Midday Report

Steven Wallace – 767 Trouble – Terminal Crash – Dash-8 – Middle East Violence – Stolen Jade – Police Station Fire – Drinking ID – More Budget Flights – Picket Line Death – Academic Staff – Indonesian Crisis – Global Warming – Northland Grant

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0105/S00091.htm


20: ACT Launches “Fight The Tax Grab” Webpage

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that ACT’s webpage set up to stop Michael Cullen’s retrospective tax grab on schools and tourist operators was proving a big hit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00410.htm


21: Export Credit Office to open 1 July

The Government’s new export credit scheme will start operations on 1 July, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pete Hodgson announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00408.htm


22: Voters Able To Enrol Online At Elections Website

Eligible electors are now able to enrol and update their enrolment details online at the elections website www.elections.org.nz.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00417.htm


23: West Coast Mine Proposal Shows Need for DoC Review

The Government must urgently conduct a total review of the Department of Conservation's role, ACT Conservation Spokesman MP Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00407.htm


24: Taxing time for Dr Cullen

If it's not one new tax, it's another for the Finance Minister to explain, National's Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00424.htm


25: Anti-Smoking Fanatics Going Too Far

Extreme zealots in the government are over-stepping the mark by trying to ban smoking in bars and restaurants, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00401.htm


26: Sludge Report #60 – Free Tiger Woods

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/HL0105/S00031.htm


27: 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


28: Secret Workplace Reviews Must Be Made Public

National's Industrial Relations Spokesperson Lockwood Smith is calling on the Government to release immediately the secret reviews it's been carrying out on key industrial relations issues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00404.htm


29: 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


30: BUDGET 2001: Development work in Northland

Regional development initiatives announced today totalling $700,000, will go a considerable way to helping Northland people make the most of their region’s potential.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00409.htm

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