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

1: Keith Rankin: John Carruthers

The experience of Christine Rankin in having her job disestablished via an underhand political manoeuvre reminds me of another senior public servant - John Carruthers - who suffered a similar experience in 1878.

2: Raising NZ’s Metabolic Rate With Knowledge Wave

“New Zealand’s metabolic rate is just not where it should be - If we want to be in the top half of the OECD then we need to lift our game,” said Knowledge Wave Conference Project Committee representative Andrew Grant, at a press conference this afternoon ...

3: ECHELON Interception System - Euro. Parlt. Report

18 May 2001 DRAFT REPORT on the existence of a global system for the interception of private and commercial communications (ECHELON interception system)

4: TV One and Meridian search for weather predictors

When the cabbage leaves curl, expect rain, but when the Pohutukawa flowers early, expect a long hot summer.

5: National Radio Midday Report

Surgery Waiting Lists – Passive Smoking – Wahid Impeachment – Missing Tramper – Dash-8 – Littleton Picket Trial – Parental Leave – Te Arawa Offer – Dodgy Diesel – Oz Human Rights – French Corruption

6: Help Needed For Origins Of "Baasil" The Ram

A few years ago, on Father's day, as a joke, my daughter presented me with a full sized stuffed sheep(complete in EVERY detail.) This must rate as one of the weirdest Father's Day gifts ever.

7: Court Decision On Rankin Welcomed

National's State Services spokesman Roger Sowry has welcomed a judge's decision which means the Christine Rankin case will be considered by the Employment Court.

8: Clark Finally Admits Key Role In Rankin Removal

Prime Minister Helen Clark has admitted for the first time that she and Trevor Mallard instigated the plan to merge the Department of Work and Income and the Ministry of Social Policy – and get rid of Christine Rankin.

9: The Rise of the Sovereign Corporation

The rise of the sovereign corporation: dangers of a new Hong Kong free trade agreement By Bill Rosenberg

10: Partnership In Prosperity - Doug Marsh

Address by Doug Marsh, President Business NZ 6.00 pm Wed 30 May 2001 Level 6 Microsoft House, Hunter Street, Wellington

11: Anti Business And Anti Enjoyment Day

The Government has turned Smokefree Day into Anti-Business and Anti-Enjoyment Day, ACT MP Penny Webster said.

12: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

PM At CNN Live, Via Satellite - Govt Monetary Policy Review Response - Is Jim Hickey Desperately Seeking Scoop? - Big News: Catholic Priest Caught In Moonie Mass Wedding - Bill Rosenberg: Hong Kong FTA Warnings - Business Confidence Declines, Still “Ebullient” ...

13: Scoop Images: The Fairy Lights Of Poneke At Dawn

The following panorama image shows Te Upoko O te Ika O Maui (The mouth of the fish of Maui) or Poneke (short for Port Nicholson) as seen from the top of Johnston’s Hill at dawn this morning….

14: Knowledge Wave - Selected Speaker Biographies

As Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Robin Batterham advises the Australian Government on the contributions of science, technology and innovation to national goals and assists in ensuring that public investment in science and technology supports national ...

15: 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 ...

16: 12th Annual CNN World Report Conference

As one of CNN's devoted viewers in New Zealand, I thank CNN for what it does to bring the news as it happens around the globe into our homes and offices wherever we may be. Your global television service is a key component of the information age.

17: 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 ...

18: Locke calls for encryption software for MPs

Green Party Security and Intelligence Spokesperson Keith Locke has called for MPs to be provided with encryption software to avoid their communications being intercepted by the American-run Echelon electronic interception system.

19: Line-Up To Focus On Creating New Kiwi Prosperity

Finding practical new ways to make New Zealand a smarter, more successful country is the challenge of the Catching the Knowledge Wave conference, whose programme and line-up of keynote speakers were unveiled today by Prime Minister Helen Clark and ...

20: Referendum On MMP Gathers Speed

A series or advertisements promoting a referendum on MMP has appeared in major metropolitan newspapers today.

21: The Economy & The Superfund: Weighing The Evidence

Today I want to question the cosy consensus about economic growth, which has built up between the Government and the business community. I also want to talk about the fiscal situation and the superfund proposed by the Government.

22: NZ Herald talks fail

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union advocate Tony Wilton said that the company was sticking to its position on the crucial issue of who could belong to the collective agreement, despite a significant move from the union.

23: National Radio 8am Bulletin

Indonesia – Passive Smoking – Graham Parry – Qantas – Pilot Trial – Dirty Diesel – New DOC Forests – Kids TV Watching

24: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

25: World Class NZers invited to have an input

"This Government is exploring ways to involve kiwis overseas in our economic development. The Prime Minister is leading a team of Ministers and officials working on the issues. As part of that process we are looking around the world for models ...

26: 'Balanced Forces And Balanced Responsibilities'

Speech Notes for the Defence Debate By Hon Max Bradford Opposition spokesperson on Defence and Foreign Affairs

27: Anti-Smoking Obsession - Jackboot Legislation

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Government's anti-smoking Supplementary Order Paper proposes measures that go far beyond what is acceptable in a democratic society.

28: Sludge Report #75 – Impeachment In Indonesia

In this edition: Impeachment In Indonesia - Indonesia's Consititional Flaws - It's Hard When You're Both Right

29: Babysitting Age Depends On Circumstances

The fact that a teenager is aged 14 or over does not automatically entitle them to be able to legally babysit younger children, says Child, Youth and Family.

30: New Human Rights Law Later This Year

Associate Justice Minister Margaret Wilson has announced in-principle decisions by the government to establish a new Human Rights Commission and to address the issue of government compliance under the Human Rights Act.

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