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The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Dairy Farmers' Vote Result

The Government will introduce the Dairy Industry Restructuring Bill tomorrow, subject to formal clearance by the Labour and Alliance caucuses, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00237.htm


2: Global Dairy Co. Unleashes Industry's Potential

"An outstanding mandate" is how Dairy Farmers of New Zealand (DFNZ) National Chairman Charlie Pedersen described today's vote in favour of Global Co.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00161.htm


3: Greenpeace shuts down US Oil Rig In North Sea

The North Sea, 11.30am CST, 16 June - Five Greenpeace activists from the ship MV Greenpeace shut down an oil rig operated by the US oil company Conoco in the North Sea early this morning. The Dutch, German and British activists suspended a survival ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00072.htm


4: Sludge Report #88 - George Bush’s Worst Nightmare

In This Edition: Dubya Speaks With Forked Tongue - Showdown In Slovenia - Oh To Be A Fly On The Wall - Could It Be Time To Put The U.S. On An Oil Diet?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00091.htm


5: Wellington Roading Projects Dealt Fatal Blow

Major Wellington roading projects, such as Transmission Gully, have been dealt a potentially fatal blow by political gameplaying by the Transit New Zealand Board, says United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00233.htm


6: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Dairy Farmers Vote On Merger – Dairy Court Action – Police Compo – Electricity – Fatal Northland Fire – Fatal Fire Truck Crash – Oil Spill – Bulgaria – Afghanistan – Texas Death Penalty – Deep Vein Thrombosis – Napier Policing – Cruelty To Animals

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0106/S00075.htm


7: Sludge Report #89 – Turning Of Things Upside Down

Inside This Edition: On The Turning Of Things Upside Down – Some Words Of Advice From Isaiah For Ariel

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00096.htm


8: 1000TH ALL BLACK CELEBRATES TEST WIN OVER SAMOA

NEW ZEALAND icon the All Blacks celebrated their 1000th representative Saturday night with a comfortable, yet far from satisfactory, 50-6 victory over Samoa.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00092.htm


9: Gothenburg - How The Shooting Occurred

Reclaim the City street party ends in shootings- here's the eyewitness account of the chain of events that led up to the shooting.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00066.htm


10: Borrowing for Superfund underway soon

The Government will begin the process of borrowing for the Superfund in July this year, National's Finance spokesman Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00234.htm


11: 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


12: Scoop Images:Winter Life In Ohau Village

More Images from Norman Mackay of Ohau Village, this time showing snow in the Village, a dog in the snow, a mountain top view and a burn off in progress.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00093.htm


13: Stateside with Rosalea: Diorama

Writing Well, I presume, is near Walden Pond, where Henry Thoreau so famously went to simplify life and cut the cackle. Anxious to do a bit of cackle-cutting of my own I recently enrolled in a course on copyediting and while shopping for my textbooks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00095.htm


14: United States urged to take prompt action

New Zealand expected the United States to remove restrictions on New Zealand and Australian lamb imports without delay, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00222.htm


15: Entries for Nescafé Short Film Awards Close Soon

Interest in this year's trans-Tasman NesCAFé Short Film Awards is rapidly mounting with over thirty percent of entry form requests coming from New Zealand filmmakers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00043.htm


16: John Roadley Speech To New Zealand Dairy Group

The decision that is being made here in Matamata – and in Ashburton and Invercargill – and in Hawera, is the most important commercial decision in New Zealand’s history. It is the next logical stage in the evolution of our dairy industry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00160.htm


17: FiRST Awards 2001

This year a large number of research projects were submitted to the annual Foundation for Research Science and Technology Awards, to honour New Zealand’s brightest young researchers and scientists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00037.htm


18: Marian Hobbs Speech To Forest & Bird Society

Thank you for inviting me to speak to you. I don’t need to tell any of you that the loss of indigenous biodiversity is the most pervasive environmental issue facing New Zealand. For 78 years your Society has been fighting to save New Zealand’s native ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00235.htm


19: On-line calculator helps with Global Co shares

“What will the value of my shareholding be if the Global Dairy Company merger goes ahead?”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00155.htm


20: “The Lord Of The Rings” New Zealand Date Change

ALKD, June 14, 2001 – The first instalment in New Line Cinema’s movie trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS will now release in cinemas around New Zealand on December 19, 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00034.htm


21: Anti-Capitalist Convergence Principles of Unity

(These are as adapted from CLAC and CASA's principles of unity. Two groups that organized for the FTAA protests in Quebec City.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00068.htm


22: Electoral Adviser To Receive Award

A well known adviser and commentator in the electoral field, Alan McRobie, has been given a special award by the Electoral Commission in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the public understanding of electoral matters over a number of years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00065.htm


23: $1m To Depose Fijian Govt - Businessman

A leading businessman in Fiji stated that it will cost $1m to get rid of the Chaudhry government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00069.htm


24: Super bill amended to reflect NZF's concerns

"The New Zealand Superannuation Bill should now have the votes to pass after the Cabinet today signed off an amendment to reflect New Zealand First's concerns," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00238.htm


25: Two More Executions Due On Tuesday

Halting the two executions -- one federal, one state -- scheduled for next Tuesday would present an opportunity for the USA to begin to remedy the damage done to its international reputation, Amnesty International said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00071.htm


26: US And Polish Presidents Press Conference

PRESIDENT KWASNIEWSKI: Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen. First of all, once again, I'd like to extend my words of welcome to all those attending the press conference. And I wish to express my joy upon the occasion of the official visit of the President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00065.htm


27: Dawn Raid To Deport Helen Clark's Husband

The Minister of Immigration must pull her department into line after two recent examples of heavy-handed behaviour, National's Immigration spokesperson Marie Hasler said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00216.htm


28: Online encyclopedia of NZ announced

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark and associate minister Judith Tizard announced today that work will begin next year on an online encyclopedia of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00228.htm


29: HARD NEWS: Sucking on the Half-Time Orange

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... we used to have a very good rugby team in Auckland. Often as not, they would win even when they played quite poorly. They'd often go down a try or two early, but you could comfortably bet that by the time they were sucking ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00088.htm


30: ASA Rules On Bee Pollen Claims

The man responsible for populising bee pollen as a health supplement in New Zealand is delighted by the ASA ruling on claims about Bee Pollen use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00043.htm

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