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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Keith Rankin: A Classical Retirement Fund

When we teach economics today, we still contrast the "classical" with the "Keynesian" point of view. The central (though largely forgotten) point of difference relates to the importance or otherwise, to the national economy, of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00112.htm


2: Ministry Of Stupid Ideas Still Alive

“Suggestions of a tax on home ownership is right up there with the best of the half baked ideas I have seen advanced by highly paid committees during my years as a politician”, said New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00307.htm


3: Scoop Images: Winter Solstice Dawns On Wellington

A panorama of winter solstice dawning over Wellington from the top of Johnston’s Hill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00113.htm


4: Rankin Petition

After deliberately choosing not to get embroiled in this matter, the PSA is appalled to find that its members have been dragged into Christine Rankin's claim for damages against the Crown.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00077.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: Dirty Diesel – SOEs And Politics – Housing Tax – DHB CEO Salaries – Gender Bias In Crimes Act – Yelashgate – US WTO Lamb Dispute – Auckland Rail Corridor - Christine Rankin And Social Services Merger – Employment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00115.htm


6: 'Old school' tax paper disappointing - Greens

Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said an issues paper from the independent tax review was disappointingly old-fashioned when what was needed were progressive ideas that addressed economic and ecological sustainability.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00303.htm


7: Ministry For The Environment CEO Resignation

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, announced today that the chief executive of the Ministry for the Environment, Denise Church, has resigned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00079.htm


8: Scoop Images: Chilly, Yet Oh So Scenic, Ohau

More images from scenic photographer par excellence Norman Mackay of Ohau Village in the Southern Alps.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00108.htm


9: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 21 June 2001

1. SUE KEDGLEY to the Associate Minister of Energy: As New Zealand's "dirty diesel" has sulphur levels 60 times higher than some European countries, will the Government urgently amend the petroleum products specifications regulations to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00315.htm


10: Scare-Mongering Disappointing - Cullen

Finance Minister Michael Cullen says he is disappointed that irresponsible reporting by some of the media has forced him to comment on the issues paper released yesterday by the Tax Review.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00308.htm


11: 'Bypass' decision puts Wellington's name at risk

Green Party Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley described today's news that Transit New Zealand has received design funding for Wellington's inner-city bypass as "a triumph of short-sightedness".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00302.htm


12: Political Fingerprints On Rankin Case

The Crown's appeal of Christine Rankin's damages case has political fingerprints all over it, National's State Services spokesperson Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00279.htm


13: Free trade lies! - Rod Donald Speech Notes

Three years ago the Alliance, including the Greens, led the charges against the MAI, the WTO and Fair Trade and Investment Agreements. Now that the Alliance is part of government, only the Greens are holding the line against the proposed Hong Kong – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00292.htm


14: Needless Hype Over House Tax Idea

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the house tax idea has generated a lot of needless hype.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00310.htm


15: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 20 June

Today's questions of the day concerned:. Northland’s Needs – Auckland Health Problems – Recidivism –DHB Efficiency Gains – Employment Relations Act – Child Abuse Sentencing -Physical Education – Laila Harre’s Talking Difficulties – Yelashgate x 2 - Palliative ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00109.htm


16: Govt Should Indicate Position On Home Tax

The Government should move to stop the deep anxiety amongst homeowners that they are going to be taxed on their private houses, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00311.htm


17: Green MPs To Protest Inner City 'Bypass'

Green MPs Sue Kedgley and Nandor Tanczos will this evening join a protest against the proposed inner city 'bypass' which, if ever built, would push a multi-lane motorway extension through the heart of Te Aro.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00319.htm


18: National Radio Midday Report

House Tax – Burned Baby – Doctor Charges – Health Resignation – Air NZ – Picket Death – Pakistan Leader – Burton Murder – Rankin Petition – Cease Fire – Food Safety – Early Starters – Auckland Water

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0106/S00093.htm


19: Entrenched Welfare Dependency Must End

I want to address an issue that is deeply concerning New Zealanders – young and old, men and women alike – the killing of Lillybing has stunned the nation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00284.htm


20: Big News: NE1 nos txt msgs R PITA! YKWIMAITYD

Well, if you can understand this week’s heading, that’s just too bad. You’re sick. You must have read the only book that has outsold Harry Potter last Christmas – well, in the UK at least. The book is entitled WAN2TLK? ltle bk of txt msgs. It was the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00107.htm


21: Naidu Complains About Mosquitoes, Curry

Conman Navin Naidu, whom conman-cum-terrorist George Speight had hired as his lawyer, has complained of mosquitoes and curry. Naidu has been kept in custody since last week when he was arrested trying to flee the country after it was discovered that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00091.htm


22: Grey Power Angry And Disillusioned

The suggestion of a tax on our homes, which in most cases is all that a Superannuitant owns, is government suicide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00080.htm


23: Paper Opens 'First Principles' Debate On Tax

"The Tax Review has delivered a tough-minded and radical analysis which should spark a 'first principles' debate on taxation in this country," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00280.htm


24: Northland Shows Why Govt Must Take Back Rail Track

Northland Green MP Sue Bradford today said the need for Government to take back ownership of the national rail track was illustrated by the new Whangarei port which, unless it is connected to rail, will bring 700 heavy truck movements per day through Northland's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00314.htm


25: Are You A Feminist Or A Masculinist?

A good friend of mine is studying Women's Studies at Victoria University; he is one of two males in his class. He’s currently on study break and working hard for his exams. He contacted me to help with his study (I did the same paper a few years ago ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0106/S00015.htm


26: Poor Treatment Of Health Prompts Resignation

The resignation of an Auckland District Health Board member because he's so disgusted at the Government's lack of funding and support to boards shows how badly the Government is misreading the importance of health services, National's Health spokesperson Roger ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00318.htm


27: Tax Review calls for the lowering top tax rate

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today it was heartening and a vindication of ACT policy that the Tax Review 2001 released today had called for a cutting of the top rate of tax and for a more “proportionate” tax scale rather than a progressive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00294.htm


28: Tax Review 'Radical'

The independent Tax Review released today raises some radical ideas, many of which the public will not be ready to accept, Alliance MP and Revenue Under-Secretary John Wright said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00287.htm


29: CYF Comment On Baby Hurt In Auckland

Child, Youth and Family chief executive Jackie Brown says she’s shocked and saddened by an incident in Auckland in which a baby was burnt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00045.htm


30: Bulldozer Smith Blunders Yet Again

Labour MP for Whanganui Jill Pettis has called on Dr Nick Smith to apologise for misleading the media and the public over his actions on the Ruapehu lahar threat when he was Minister of Conservation in 1999.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00321.htm

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