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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: “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


2: Keith Rankin: In Defence Of Equitable Home Tax

The opprobrium heaped onto the 2001 Tax Review committee for suggesting a home ownership tax was so loud and so righteous that it pre-empted any reasonable public debate on both that issue and the other issues raised by the taskforce.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00145.htm


3: Putting A Rocket Up Local Arts

Next Friday at The Embassy Wellington band Ebb plan to put the proverbial rocket up the local arts scene with their multimedia extravaganza Plush Bomb... An all night party, in the divine purpose built party palace the Embassy movie theatre.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00068.htm


4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: Christine Rankin – Secondary School Leavers – Christine Rankin And The PM – Wellington Police Numbers – NZ Post – Police Cars – DHB Funding – Border Control Measures – Court Fees – Child Labour – Knowledge Economy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00148.htm


5: Lindsay Perigo: Self-Respect, Not Self-Obsession

Yesterday I was a tad under the weather from staying up very late the night before, talking & quaffing with friends into the wee hours. It was one of those "meaning of life" conversations, with some good-natured sparring punctuating its more ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00147.htm


6: All Blacks Will Win, Say Well-Known Kiwis

The French have arrived in Wellington with a good recent test record against the All Blacks having won two of the last three clashes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00067.htm


7: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 28 June 2001

1. Hon GEORGINA TE HEUHEU to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: When he said yesterday that "The Prime Minister does expect a great deal of her Ministers, and we do the best that we can to live up to it, although I have to say that at times ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00422.htm


8: GST Changes For Electronic Commerce Proposed

The Government is proposing changes to ensure GST does not unfairly disadvantage New Zealand service industries.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00406.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: Christine Rankin And The PM – Industry Training – Christine Rankin And Maharey – NZ Schools Report – NZ Post Board - Regional Rail Services – NZ Post And South Africa – Rail Services – Otago Health Services – Oceans ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00142.htm


10: Kiwis Are Six Million Hour Surfers

Auckland – 28 June 2001 – Kiwis clocked up over six million hours of Internet surfing at home during May according to the latest statistics released by Nielsen//NetRatings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00064.htm


11: Greens - 'Save Rail' By Keeping Out Of Koru Clubs

"If Green MPs Sue Kedgley and Rod Donald really want to 'Save Rail,' they should get out of their Koru Club Lounges and use the rail services they want everyone else to pay for, rather than forcing others to pay for something they never use," ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00114.htm


12: Feedback: Police Set Up Demonstrators for Arrest

Internationally, journalists report that undercover police have been discovered at demonstrations throughout Europe smashing storefront windows and staging fights to incite protestors to riot. And that police have used this as the excuse to attack, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00122.htm


13: Govt Working On Passenger Rail In Regions

The Government is ready to work in partnership with local authorities, communities and regions to secure the future of rail services where there is a prospect of making them viable, Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton told Parliament ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00415.htm


14: Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Latest Data

The latest annual report on New Zealand's energy sector greenhouse gas emissions shows a 2 percent increase in gross carbon dioxide emissions between 1999 and 2000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00412.htm


15: Cannabis (almost) on Energy Agenda

A two day conference on cleaner vehicle emmissions "New Zealand Road to Cleaner Air" commencing today may consider the implementation of horticulturally derived fuels such as bio-diesel made from cannabis-hemp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00109.htm


16: The Dominion

Christine Rankin – Bigamist Bride – Helen’s Pick

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0106/S00126.htm


17: National Radio Midday Report

Probation Officers Strike – Christine Rankin – Noel McKenzie – Primary Health – Flu - Federal Reserve – AIDS Conference – Milosevic – Railways – Missing Man – Childrens Commissioners – Horticultural Education - Executions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0106/S00127.htm


18: Property Boom In Virtual Real Estate

"In the future, many people will have what few have enjoyed in the past: a second address" says Robert Wiles CEO, Pdom. Wiles isn't talking about a cabin in the mountains or a house by the sea; but a place in cyberspace - a personal domain name ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00066.htm


19: User-Friendly Guide And Cheque For RMA Support

Fifty thousand dollars and a new 'easy to use' guide to the Resource Management Act were a good start to improving understanding of the RMA, the Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00416.htm


20: Leatherman Potential In New Zealand

The Leatherman multi-tool is given credit for a range of amazing rescue and fix-it feats and now the American-based company that invented the tools is targeting New Zealand with the belief it can become one of its top markets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00259.htm


21: How Can Overfishing Possibly Be Sustainable?

Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today asked why the Hoki fishery needed a 20 per cent quota reduction just three months after it had been publicly launched and promoted as a sustainably managed fishery.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00421.htm


22: New 'Human Wrongs' Commissar A Helengrad Nanny

Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell expressed disgust today at the ignorance of the Chief Commissar of the Human Wrongs Commissariat, politically correct appointee Rosslyn Noonan, who claims: "Access to the telecommunications network is a human right."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00115.htm


23: National Radio 8am Bulletin

Christine Rankin – Abdurrahman Wahid – Probation Service Strike – Brain Drain – US Interest Rate Cut – Middle East Peace Process – Macedonia – Tasman Pacific Receivership – Rail Services

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0106/S00124.htm


24: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 27 June

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Prime Minister: Is it correct that she has not met Christine Rankin, the Chief Executive of the Department of Work and Income, in the eighteen months that she has been Prime Minister; if so, what assurance can she give ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00409.htm


25: The Thalidomide Of Genetic Engineering

By the end of the 1980s some millions of people, mostly in North America, were supplementing their diet with L-tryptophan, an essential amino-acid present in proteins of any normal diet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00055.htm


26: President Appalled At Court Costs

"Waikato Federated Farmers is appalled at Environment Waikato's intention to recover costs from the farmers who took the Piako River rating case to the High Court" said John Vincent, President of Waikato Federated Farmers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00117.htm


27: Nicky Hager Addresses The Echelon Committee

The first question then which I want to discuss with you in detail is the question of what in this highly secretive subject your committee can reasonably believe and what you should doubt, that central issue when you are studying a highly secretive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00104.htm


28: Child Abuse Claims Misleading

"Merepeka Raukawa-Tait's claims that child abuse by women is increasing is extremely misleading. It is the recognition, and not the incidence, of such abuse that is rising", FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward said today. He was commenting on Raukawa-Tait's comments ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00113.htm


29: Court of Christine Rankin cavorts at our expense

Winz Chief Executive Christine Rankin starred in a Michael-Jackson type performance at a senior manager's conference, dressed in an extravagant costume and descending from the ceiling on a flying rig said Alliance spokesperson on Social Welfare, Grant ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA9907/S00355.htm


30: Government Meets With Prospective Rail Owners

Transport Minister Mark Gosche and officials today met with representatives of West Coast Railway, the prospective owners of the Tranz Scenic network.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00413.htm


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