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Yesterday's top 29 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Upton-on-line - Something To Celebrate

…which is mercifully short, upton-on-line reflects on France’s glossiest new toy, the recently inaugurated TGV service to Marseilles, some broader mobility issues and fresh torments for Premier Lionel Jospin.

2: Dangly Earring Craze Snowballing

The following email, urging women to get their Christine Rankin styled glad rags on in support of women workers, is doing the rounds across the country. Meanwhile, broadcasters Robert Rakete and James Coleman both donned Rankinesque dangly earings ...

3: Get Stuck In Maharey – No Tears For Rankin

“Many thousands of Students won’t spare a tear as nightly the imminent departure of WINZ CEO Christine Rankin is beamed into their homes,” Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association President Keith Clark commented today.

4: Scoop Images: Steve Maharey's Hit Record

Subversive Art #3 Eliminate Her , coming to an inbox near you.

5: Scoop Images: Yo Can’t Touch This

A photo sequence showing All Black Jonah Lomu scoring his second half try during the ABs 37 to 19 point victory over France – images from - Pete Nikolaison .

6: HARD NEWS 29/7/01 - The Ultimate Fashion Victim

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Most of the court cases we televise just aren't that interesting as news television. Seriously, when was the last time you saw an Employment Court case on TV? But this one, with spin doctors shadowing both sides and the plaintiff ...

7: Armstrong's Immediate Resignation Called For

"New Zealand Post chairman Ross Armstrong must resign or be fired before he brings this New Zealand icon to its knees," National's Finance spokesman Bill English said today.

8: Howard's End: Tools And Vassals For Rich Men

When control of the media is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands there is even greater meaning to the title of the George Seldes book written in the 1930's, Lords of the Press. Mainstream media today is often accused of taking in someone else's ...

9: “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.

10: National Radio Midday Report

Post Board – Fiji Murders – PNG Protests – Christine Rankin – Probation Staff – Mercury Energy – Accidental Shooting – Trimble Resignation – Over Fishing – South Pacific Meetings – Sideline Shouting – Measles Immunisation

11: Stateside with Rosalea: The Laramie Project

There is no way into this story but to call it what it is. You may have read about 'The Laramie Project' - TIME magazine described it as "a pioneering work... a powerful stage event" and the New York Times called it "Extraordinary." ...

12: Defence Chiefs Confirm Override Of Command

ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that Defence Minister Mark Burton must be held to account for last year ordering a bomb-laden Hercules back to Samoa to pick up a father anxious to be with his critically injured young daughter in Dunedin ...

13: Minister Must Wake Up To Trucking Accidents

"How many more trucks have to spill toxic substances into our clean green Kaikoura environment before this Government takes action?

14: How Good Is The Kaimai Express?

ACT deputy leader Ken Shirley and his wife Jenny will today travel from Tauranga to Auckland on the Kaimai Express, returning to Tauranga on the train tomorrow morning.

15: Sludge Report #90 – Closer To Home

As Foreign Minister Phil Goff sounds off about the handing over of European war criminal Slobodan Milosevic on the TV news tonight, please spare a thought for a news event of considerable more import, far closer to home.

16: Red Cross Boss Hacked To Death

The Director of Red Cross in Fiji, John Scott was hacked to death yesterday morning.

17: Million Dollar Recruitment Panic

The Police will have to spend four times as much as they did last year on recruitment - because of a big drop off in interest in the wake of the Police budget crisis, National's Tony Ryall revealed today.

18: Vehicle Safety Proposals - Q & A's

Background Feedback is being sought on several proposals aimed at significantly improving the safety of the New Zealand vehicle fleet. Vehicle factors contributed to 280 crashes on our roads last year, 33 of which were fatal - 8.5 percent of the total.

19: Terribly Bad Verse & Awful Poetry Competition

Seeking the Best of the Worst (or the Worst of the Best) The artscape Terribly Bad Verse & Awful Poetry Competition New Zealand has a tradition of good poetry and, by definition or implication, an equally long tradition of awful poetry.

20: LTSA Proposals Will Increase Road Carnage

Misguided LTSA proposals will increase the number of deaths on New Zealand roads and boost the black market in car parts, ACT Transport Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

21: Submission on GCS (Echelon Spying) Bill - NZ

I am totally opposed to any extension of powers, and to any spying or electronic snooping upon citizens of New Zealand, by either the department you act for, or by any other governmental/private agency of New Zealand or any other state's agency ...

22: Shared Roots And Globalisation - Bradford Speech

New Zealand and Australia: Moving Together or Drifting Apart? Speech to the Otago Foreign Policy School By Hon Max Bradford MP Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Defence

23: Supertruck Proposal Must Be Rejected

Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today urged Transport Minister Mark Gosche to reject a proposal to increase the maximum length of trucks by five metres and the weight by nearly 50 per cent to 62 tonnes and instead make a commitment to having ...

24: Sexism, Statism, & Stealing

"Brawling in the House over 'sexism' is sickening," says Libertarianz associate spokesman for deregulation of Welfare, Lindsay Mitchell. "Not least because we tax-payers are forced to fund this shrill debate. Sexism is not the issue - its ...

25: Katya Rivas: I Am the Head…You My Members

If in the Mystical Body the members function in accordance with the Head, everything will be well arranged and not only for the present hour, but also for the future, for eternity. I am your head, you are My limbs destined to form one-body with Me, ...

26: Sludge Report #91 – NZ's Flat (Shrinking) Economy

Reading the headlines in the papers lately, C.D. Sludge has been rather surprised to read, over and over again, reports appearing to indicate that the NZ economy is AOK, hunky-dory, in short, a box of birds. It isn't.

27: $60 Million To Address Years Of Property Neglect

The Minister of Police, George Hawkins, announced today that the Government would invest $60 million over the next five years in capital works, including refurbishment and replacement of police stations.

28: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

29: Transport Commissioner Needed For Auckland

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne is calling for the appointment of a Transport Commissioner for Auckland, in order to break the logjams preventing progress on public transport and motorway extensions, and to put in place long-term plans for both. ...

30: New Zealand Herald

Board orders NZ Post boss to crisis talks - Kiwi focus of Fiji murder hunt - $8.2m winner keeps everybody guessing...

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