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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: HARD NEWS 22/06/01 - Wild Ideas

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... ideas are a dangerous commodity. Quite how dangerous was demonstrated this week when a few laboratory ideas escaped into the wild and caused widespread civil panic.

2: Lindsay Perigo: Carpe Diem!

Recently a young man posted the following on my SOLO (Sense of Life Objectivists) Forum:

3: Police Must Assist Hope And Smart Families

Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley today expressed shock over reports that Police 'cannot afford' to recover two objects which they believe have a 'high probability' of being the bodies of murdered Blenheim teenagers Ben Smart and Olivia Hope.

4: Scoop Images: Green MPs In Motorway Protest

See also… 'Bypass' decision puts Wellington's name at risk and Green MPs To Protest Inner City 'Bypass'

5: Japan: Executions - Continuing The Secret Practice

Amnesty International is concerned that the Japanese Government will carry out executions on or around 29 June 2001 when the parliament goes into recess, or before the Upper House elections scheduled for 29 July. The Japanese government has earlier carried ...

6: Domestic Dairy Price Hikes Globalisation's Fault

Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP today said globalisation was one of the main reasons why New Zealanders were facing up to a 22 per cent price hike for domestically produced dairy products.

7: Scoop Images: Heavenly Ohau

Yet more images from Norman Mackay of the view from Ohau Village in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

8: Scoop Images: Winter Solstice Dawns On Wellington

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

9: Soy Sauce Concerns: Woolworths Withdraws Products

Woolworths (NZ) Ltd has immediately and voluntarily withdrawn from sale in its Woolworths, Big Fresh and Price Chopper supermarkets all products mentioned in the British Food Standards Agency warnings.

10: 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 ...

11: Ben & Olivia

“If the Police think there is a high probability that Ben and Olivia’s bodies have been found they should be given enough money to bring them home. If it’s the $15,000 to $20,000 the families understand it will cost there should be no hesitation.

12: Goff's Rank Hypocrisy On Mongrel Mob Appointment

National's Corrections spokesperson Brian Neeson has accused Justice Minister Phil Goff of rank hypocrisy over the appointment of former Mongrel Mob frontman Harry Tam to a senior position in a Government Department.

13: Privileged Statement On Soy Sauce Products

DIRECTOR General of Health Karen Poutasi today warned the public to avoid consuming products containing soy sauce.

14: 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 ...

15: The Dominion

- TRUCK CRASHES: Two people are dead and an area of the coastline polluted with poison after two separate truck crashes yesterday.

16: Laptops For Students

Education Minister Trevor Mallard is launching one of the four Government-Business digital opportunities projects at Te Papa on Tuesday 26 June.

17: All Lee Kum Kee Products Are Safe

The Public Can Be Assured That All Lee Kum Kee Products Are Safe And Of Highest Quality

18: Dayna Berghan: Legal Technicalities

There has been a nervous tension in Wellington recently. It is election year for New Zealand's city Mayors. There has also been a recent emphasis on city safety issues due to eleven highly publicised rapes in the central city of Wellington over the ...

19: 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 ...

20: World Trade Organisation Not Working - Greens

Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP today said the whole fiasco with the WTO case involving New Zealand lamb imports to the United States highlighted serious flaws in binding free trade deals.

21: Press Strikes Again

Day staff at The Press in Christchurch have walked out for the second day in a row.

22: No Protection from Political Bullies or Nannies

Every councillor should take the time to check Sandra Lee's discussion document on "Powers of General Competence for Local Government", ACT MP Stephen Franks said today.

23: 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.

24: 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 ...

25: Katya Rivas: No, I Do Not Sleep

Man should consider that, while I make him practice annoying exercises, I have provided for him. I do not leave him alone because at this moment he needs Me the most. I do not abandon My favorite creature.

26: Smoke-free Amendment Bill submissions

The Health Select Committee decided yesterday not to set a further closing date for submissions to the Smoke-free Environments (Enhanced Protection) Amendment Bill until Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) No. 48 has been referred to the committee. The current ...

27: Consumers Need Soy Sauce Answers Quickly

Green Safe Food spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today the Health Ministry should act swiftly to protect consumers and find out whether carcinogen-containing soy sauces are on New Zealand shelves.

28: 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.

29: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

30: Smoking Legislation Must Go Back To Square One

The Government needs to go back to the drawing board with smoking legislation, ACT Internal Affairs Spokesman Penny Webster said today.

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