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

1: People Gather For A Ge-Free Nation

July 27: At 12 noon, in more than 42* towns and cities across the country, New Zealanders are gathering to show the Government they want a GE-Free nation. The nationwide gatherings are being held to mark the handover of the recommendations of the Royal Commission ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00120.htm


2: Governor-General to receive report on GM

The members of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification will call on the Governor-General, the Honourable Dame Silvia Cartwright, at 3:30 pm on Friday 27 July, to present their report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00071.htm


3: HARD NEWS 03/08/01 - Sorry, But Not A Sausage

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Part of me feels sorry for Christine Rankin. She was no doubt subject to some intellectual arrogance. She was unfortunate enough to have been appointed under one government and be unwanted by its successor. I think much ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00022.htm


4: Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psycopath

IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0005/S00125.htm


5: 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


6: Howard's End: Messy Surf At Knowledge Wave

If New Zealand faces such dire economic consequences that it prompts speakers at the Catching the Knowledge Wave Conference to call for desperate and urgent changes, then how do they explain that Japan, the world's second-most productive economy, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00021.htm


7: Greens Welcome Court Decision In Rankin Case

Green Party Labour spokesperson Sue Bradford today welcomed the Employment Court's decision to dismiss Christine Rankin's claim for reinstatement as a chief executive of Work and Income and $1.2 million compensation for damages and lost salary.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00065.htm


8: Scoop Images: Postcards From The Top

Wish you were here. As Wellington was lashed by a Southerly, and Auckland mused upon Knowledge waves this morning, the view from the top of the far western t-bar at Whakapapa was not to be missed. Later in the day a pea soup enveloped the ski-field, but a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00017.htm


9: Rankin Decsion “Fantastic” For Students

Students at the Auckland University of Technology will be elated that Christine Rankin has had her employment claims dismissed, said AUT Student Association President Glen Oliver today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00015.htm


10: Clark Must Declare What She Will Do With Maharey

The Prime Minister must tell the New Zealand public what she will do with Steve Maharey given Judge Goddard's finding in the Rankin case that he behaved inappropriately and unprofessionally, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00088.htm


11: Keith Rankin: A Knowledge Province?

The National Government wanted a "knowledge economy". The present Labour- led government wants a "knowledge society", but may not know the difference. Australia is posturing to become a "knowledge nation". We all want to catch ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00011.htm


12: Lindsay Perigo Omnibus: Goodbye P.I.

As you may have read in the Sunday Star-Times yesterday, this is the last week of the Politically Incorrect Show. This Friday's show will be the final one. Shortly after that, I shall be let loose in the heart of darkness itself...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00012.htm


13: Brash Speech 'Outs' English

Bill English's reported comments that Don Brash's speech to the 'Knowledge Wave' conference was 'just another speech' demonstrates what a joke the National Party's principles are.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00010.htm


14: Can't Control Your Ministry? Resign Then!

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, is asking why Judith Tizard is still a minister after she allowed the waste of $831,000 on a logo and admitted she cannot control her own ministry, and cannot even ask for things to be cost-effective.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00078.htm


15: Knowledge Wave Or Capitalist Tsunami?

The New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA) has echoed the criticisms of other groups that the Knowledge Wave conference is in part trying to turn back the clock to the failed policies of the 1980s and 90s.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00017.htm


16: Rankin: State Services Commissioner Statement

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, said today that the decision of the Employment Court in the Rankin case confirmed the broad principles upon which the Public Service management system operates.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00007.htm


17: 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


18: Fascist Telecoms Control Would 'Waive Knowledge'

"Green Telecommunications spokesman Sue Kedgley's call for the Government to impose fascist control over Telecom's private property is both outrageous and ignorant" says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00011.htm


19: Ford Mondeo Brings European Movie Magic To Rialto

The all-new Ford Mondeo not only provides driving pleasure but also viewing pleasure this winter, as Ford New Zealand announces its sponsorship of Rialto's Winter Movie Series.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00058.htm


20: Stop Blaming Council For Golden Goodbyes

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks says Wellingtonians are wrong to blame each other for the householders' money to sacked high fliers. There is blame due, but it is time the blame is better directed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00080.htm


21: Only The Big Surfboards Riding The Knowledge Wave

"The Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association (ATSA) is concerned that various groups in society are not represented at the Knowledge Wave Conference" advised ATSA National Student President Keith Clark.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00016.htm


22: Government Response To Employment Court Decision

The Attorney-General, Margaret Wilson says the Crown's case was always about competence. Clothes and other issues to which so much attention has been given were not significant.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00069.htm


23: Legislation To Change Rules For Juries

Justice Minister, Phil Goff, announced today that legislation will be introduced making significant changes to improve the functioning of jury trials.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00074.htm


24: Government Spends $831,000 On Maori-Made Logo

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters has released evidence showing that the Government intends to spend $831,000 on the ‘Maori-made’ logo.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00061.htm


25: Riding The Knowledge Wave...If You Can Afford It

Riding the Knowledge Wave … if you can afford it The Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association (ATSA) has embraced the Knowledge Wave concept, but holds concerns that the very nature of the conference being held in Auckland is elitist.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00014.htm


26: More To Life Than Dollars - Greens

Green MP Sue Bradford today said Nobel laureate Yuan Lee's comments that quality of life should be a top priority were a welcome reminder that there is more to a prosperous country than dollars.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00079.htm


27: NEWSFLASH: Christine Loses

Chief Employment Court Judge Tom Goddard has decided against Christine Rankin in her $1.2 million claim against her employer, the State Services Commissioner.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00016.htm


28: Government Wipes Out On The Knowledge Wave

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said today the Government had been wiped out by the Knowledge Wave conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00082.htm


29: National Radio Midday Report

11:1 Verdicts – Home Care – Prison Strikes – G8 Police Disciplined – Wage Increase – Christine Rankin - Doctor Appeals – Fiji Murders – Race Relations Conference – General Sentenced – Bosnian Arrests - Meningitis

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0108/S00014.htm


30: Rankin's Gone: Now Cancel The Sham DWI Merger

ACT Social Services Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman has called on the Government to stop wasting yet more money on its Christine Rankin removal scheme and call off the sham merger of the Department of Work and Income and the Ministry of Social Policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00087.htm

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