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

1: Iran: Stonings Should Stop

Amnesty International voiced its outrage today at the reported stoning to death of an Iranian woman at Evin prison in Tehran.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00037.htm


2: HARD NEWS 13/07/01 - Y Not?

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the health system's running out of money, the seas are rising, Mobil's still a bunch of pricks and John Banks wants to be Mayor of Auckland. Oh well. At least the Christine Rankin trial's over.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00081.htm


3: Guy’s World: Don’t Back Down, Merepeka

You never know where you might end up during a spontaneous outburst of vivacity. You could find yourself surrounded by naked and beautiful women dangerously shaking their hips and performing powerful and graceful acrobatics on poles.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00076.htm


4: “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


5: Internet 2: What Is It And Why Should You Care?

A coalition of 170 US universities as well as research networks in Canada, Europe and Australia plus a few dozen corporations have been pooling their resources to build the Internet2 framework, which researchers are now using to develop a variety ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00044.htm


6: Future Lefts - "Rank-incompetence"

The skirts have been short, the mouths have been mealy, and the issues have been avoided - until yesterday that was. Finally then, someone testifying actually got to the heart of the case.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00030.htm


7: Scoop Images: The View From Rocky Mountains High

Yet more images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00077.htm


8: City Voice Media Ltd. ceases publishing City Voice

City Voice Media Ltd. announced today that last week’s City Voice (5 July, 2001) was the last one to be published by the company and no plans are being made to re-initiate publication.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00035.htm


9: Scoop Update #3 – Are You Feeling Angelic Today?

In This Edition: Are You Feeling Angelic Today? - Can you imagine a world without Scoop? - Become A Scoop Sustaining Subscriber - LINKS: C.D.Sludge’s Big List Of Thankyous - Photos Of Excellent Scoopers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00078.htm


10: Warning for NZ as the Chinese Hit the Jackpot

Exciting innovations in salt-tolerant cropping techniques have been reported from Hainan University in China, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00235.htm


11: Scoop Images: Sun Goes Down Over Southern Surf

Images of Wellington and the South Coast taken this evening on a day of four foot waves in Lyall Bay. Surfers and seagulls alike were having a ball as the sun went down. Photos by David McLellan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00074.htm


12: Howard's End: Lets Look At The Law Makers

The Law Commission is about to embark on a two-year investigation into our courts including how user-friendly they are. But some years ago the Commission criticised Parliament's law-making processes, so perhaps it's time to again focus on the law-makers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00079.htm


13: No Snub, End Of Story

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that there was no foundation to news reports that she was due to host a reception for the New Zealand and Australian rugby league teams at Parliament on Wednesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00224.htm


14: Science contacts: Climate Change Impacts Report

Global Impacts, overview of NZ impacts, research overview: Dr Richard Warrick, International Global Change Institute, University of Waikato, ph: (07) 838 4276

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00045.htm


15: Red Bull Regrets Sad Events In Sweden

1. Red Bull„µ Energy Drink is currently sold in more than 50 countries world-wide. The product has been on sale in Europe for 14 years, and the formula for more than 30 years in Japan and Asia. It has been on sale in New Zealand for five years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00040.htm


16: 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


17: A Racial Divide?

When my family immigrated to New Zealand in 1958, I believe there was no racial divide. As kids, our friends were Maori and Pakeha; we were all alike.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00236.htm


18: Green Candidates take the Positive Politics Pledge

WHO: Green Party local body candidates WHAT: Launching campaign “Positive Politics Pledge” WHEN: Sunday, 5 p.m. WHERE: Michel Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street WHY: Because we believe in democracy and respectful political discussion

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00042.htm


19: Trade Me Seeks Legal Advice On Spam

Earlier this week Trade Me was made aware of a major unsolicited email sent by a rival online auction site to its members. The email was sent after the rival auction site, which sells Macintosh computers, debuted earlier in the week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00046.htm


20: Council Backs Mobil Boycott

Auckland City Council is encouraging its residents to boycott Mobil until the oil company lowers the sulphur content in its diesel.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0107/S00026.htm


21: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00122.htm


22: Hodgson: The End Of The World Is Nigh!

Attempting to halt natural changes in the planet's climate is pointless and absurd, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today. "It does however give the Greens an excuse for existing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00214.htm


23: Keith Rankin: An American-Pacific Commonwealth?

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney wants New Zealand to join the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). The reality is that we are in many respects already an economic province of North America. That need not be a bad thing. We need ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00070.htm


24: b-Net NZ Music Awards 2001 Nominees Announced

Betchadupa "The 3D EP" Concord Dawn "Disturbance" Dimmer "I Believe You Are A Star" Nathan Haines "Sound Travels" High Dependency Unit "Fire Works" King Kapisi "Savage Thoughts"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00041.htm


25: Howard's End: Economic Ilitrisee

At the same time that Finance Minister, Dr Michael Cullen was calling Singapore "one of Asia's shining stars", Singapore became the first Southeast Asian country to officially slip into recession. Somebody on his staff should be sacked ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00071.htm


26: P&G Products to be Removed from Shelves

Wellington- Members of Wellington Animal Action will take Procter and Gamble products off supermarket shelves as part of a Global Day of Action against the intensive product testing that P&G conduct on animals. The protest is aimed at educating consumers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00045.htm


27: Congratulations to Phil Goff

MERA is not in the habit of praising Phil Goff. His attitude to men and Hitler's attitude to Jews and others differ only in terms of time and place, and in the nature of the victims -- Jews in Germany and men in New Zealand. You only need to look at ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00041.htm


28: Attempts To Turn Maori Into Brown Britons - Book

Eight years of gathering oral histories from pupils and teachers of New Zealand’s remarkable Native Schools system, and researching the official records, has resulted in a new book, "A Civilising Mission?", hailed by Professor Jamie Belich ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00042.htm


29: Ford Motor Company - Overseas News

American Sales Results see Ford Explorer set June Record and F-Series set all-time Sales Record The Ford Explorer set a USA June sales record as 42,833 customers took delivery of America's top-selling sport utility vehicle. Ford Explorer's share of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00109.htm


30: National Radio Midday Report

Graham Parry – Northland Fires – Plane Crash – Pepper Spray – Orchardist Protest – Bluebird Strike – Middle East – Nepal Police – Olympic Venue – Pacific Tax Havens – Geoffrey Harold – Fire Attack – Saving Farmland – Whale Sanctuary – League Lomu

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0107/S00069.htm

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