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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Keith Rankin: Globalisation and Anarchism

I'm no dogmatic free trader, neoliberal, managerialist or economic rationalist. I favour "world development" but not "world government" [sorry for my typo last week ]. Yet I would hesitate before calling myself anti-globalisation. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00157.htm


2: Lindsay Perigo: Character, Not Colour

Yesterday, talkback caller Sharon contributed to our discussion on separatism by saying that she & the rest of the "tangata whenua" wanted us white folk to leave the country, along with all the "Uncle Toms" in our midst. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00159.htm


3: Speech on misuse of Police powers of search

The misuse of Police powers of search and seizure Speech to Parliament - General Debate Slot 6 Check Against Delivery Embargoed until delivery - around 4.30pm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00428.htm


4: Max's chickens are coming home

Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has said that the decision by NGC to sell its 290,000 electricity consumers to Genesis had its origins in the forced split of line and energy companies two and a half years ago.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00435.htm


5: Howard's End: Echoes Of California In Power Crisis

California has already faced the same problems with its electricity that we face. That is, while the economy demanded more and more electricity, no new power plants had been built for over 12 years. The impending "crisis" was entirely foreseeable.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00160.htm


6: "Ex MP In Porn Tapes"

A prominent local politician, a number of local lawyers, and some local media personalities are among "the main actors" in pornographic video tapes seized from the home of the murdered Red Cross director John Scott, claims the Daily Post newspaper.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00084.htm


7: President Bush Meets Pope John Paul II

Mr. President, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you on your first visit since you assumed the office of the President of the United States. I warmly greet the distinguished First Lady and the members of your entourage.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00082.htm


8: National Party is playing with fire

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said in the House last night that the National Party's campaign to stop the Bay of Plenty Bill was encouraging people with racial prejudices in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00444.htm


9: Stocktake on electricity situation

Energy Minister Pete Hodgson will hold discussions with the electricity industry and consumer representatives on Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00434.htm


10: TV Review: What did you hear about Genoa?

In the 1960s Gill Scott Heron sang "The Revolution will not be televised". On Saturday I watched as Sky News broadcast from the police front line. Walking past the camera, lines of police moved forward.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00151.htm


11: NIWA Should Not Threaten Legal Action

ACT leader Richard Prebble says he's concerned that state agencies are increasingly reacting to scrutiny from MPs by threatening and engaging in legal action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00445.htm


12: NIWA Gets It Wrong And The Cost Is Huge

High electricity prices can be blamed in large measure on grossly inaccurate forecasts by NIWA, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00413.htm


13: “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


14: Govt To Remove Quaint Anomaly

"The Government will legislate to remove an anomaly unfairly depriving around 1,200 widows of pensions from the Government Superannuation Fund," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00441.htm


15: More Money Next Year - Yeah Right

National's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maurice Williamson today urged universities not to give in to blackmail from desperate Government Ministers over the fee freeze deal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00439.htm


16: Police Deny Scott Tapes Were Pornographic

The Fiji Police has denied that tapes it had seized from the home of murder victim John Scott, were pornographic in nature.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00086.htm


17: 'Can Do' Approach Needed On Foreign Ownership

The Government must act promptly on the Singapore Airlines proposal to increase its shareholding in Air New Zealand, National's Transport spokesperson Belinda Vernon said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00273.htm


18: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –25 July

Today's questions of the day concerned: Christchurch Hospital – Pepper Spray Deaths – Canterbury Health Cuts – ENZA Bailout – TVNZ Financial Woes – Climate Change Agreement – Southland Health Budget – Regional Development – Northland Health Budget – Electricity ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00153.htm


19: Greens play cheap politics

National is deeply concerned about racial prejudice and division in New Zealand. It is our goal to build a tolerant and cohesive society that embraces everyone. This is precisely why we don't support the Bay of Plenty Bill, National's Justice Spokesperson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00454.htm


20: Low Hydro Lakes Threaten West Coast Blackouts

Trustpower spokesman Graeme Purches told Scoop this morning that the company would shut down its Dillams, Arnold, and Wahapo stations if there was no rain within the next 24 to 48 hours.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00152.htm


21: Govt Pockets Cash As Electricity Consumers Suffer

The Government must urgently address the fact its own companies are profiteering from the current electricity crisis, National's Tony Ryall and Pansy Wong said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00437.htm


22: Big News: Why G8 Leaders Have Failed The Poor

It is ironic that during last weekend’s G8 summit there were two sets of demonstrators – the anarchists who were campaigning against globalisation and the pacifists who were demonstrating against debt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00158.htm


23: Scoop Images: Pictures Of An Anarchist’s Death

The following image sequence shows the death of anti-capitalist Carlo Giuliani during protests in Genoa yesterday, Friday 20th July.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00123.htm


24: Scoop Images: The View From Ohau’s Ski Slopes

Images from Ohau ski-field, nearby the most photogenic mountain village in the world, taken by Norman Mackay .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00142.htm


25: National Radio Midday Report

Electricity Legislation – Power Retail – Enza – Mental Health Workers – Skyhawks – Road Access – Imports Grow – Problem Gambling – Indonesian Vice-president – Honey Prices – Oil Output – Waiheke Air – Dunedin Pool

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0107/S00127.htm


26: Italy, Ya Basta Declares War - G8 Summit

We learn from the Italian media that in a meeting held in Rome on May 24, the Italian and the US government have decided to declare war to the multitude of brothers and sisters that will gather in Genoa against the G8 meeting scheduled for July.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00002.htm


27: Police Retract Porno Claim

SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Fiji police have come under fire for retracting statements on the discovery of pornographic materials at the home of mudered Red Cross director John Scott, the Sun newspaper reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00090.htm


28: National Electricity Grid Pricing

The Government has introduced an amendment to the Electricity Industry Bill today to give the national grid operator Transpower the legal authority to recover its charges.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00452.htm


29: J'Accuse: Waikato Times 'Vicious Liars'

The Waikato Times have been condemned as "vicious liars" by Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell following what he calls "disgusting and baseless accusations of racism" on the front pages of the Times that will undoubtedly impact on the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00103.htm


30: National Radio 8am Bulletin

Comalco Production Cuts – Electricity Legislation Under Urgency – G8 Protestor Released – University Funding – Biological Weapons – Liver Transplants – Macedonia – Solomon Islands – Waiheke Airlines

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0107/S00124.htm

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