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

1: Sludge Report #99 – As Night Follows Day

In This Edition: Déjà vu In The Middle East - Who Is To Blame? (As Night Follows Day) - There Is Always An Alternative To Bombing

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00059.htm


2: Ford Advanced Driver's School Celebrate New Mondeo

New Zealand's premier driving education school, the Ford Advanced Driver's School, celebrated the arrival of their two new Mondeo's with a new release of their own – a completely revamped corporate image.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00104.htm


3: 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


4: 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


5: New Zealand world first on Kyoto gas protocol

Combined with the present electricity crisis, today's announcement that New Zealand will ratify the Kyoto Protocol next year does not bode well for new investment from offshore, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00099.htm


6: 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


7: Scoop Satire: Job Bones Sues For Recognition

New Zeal Incorporated property developer and author Job Bones today filed a lawsuit against an Auckland parking warden for failing to recognise him after he parked on top of an environmentalist in Queen Street.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00058.htm


8: NZ On Air Funds The Strip

NZ On Air continues its support of Kiwi drama by funding nine further episodes of The Strip, a slick, smart and sassy show that follows the adventures of a new owner of a strip club.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00037.htm


9: Keith Rankin: Don't Cry for Air New Zealand

To understand what is the preferred future for Air New Zealand, we need to think about the nature of the international airline industry and the nature of the home region from which it operates and within which it flies "domestic" services. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00050.htm


10: Intel Marks 20th Anniversary of the IBM PC

Remember when bubble skirts and fingerless gloves were the height of fashion? When Michael Jackson was renowned for his Thriller album and dancing skills rather than his sense of the bizarre?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00037.htm


11: Happy Birthday Dear Computer... If You Behave...

The PC is 20 years old on August 12, but despite more power and gizmos, it still has the ability to annoy to the point of physical violence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00033.htm


12: 7th Maori Seat - LessRepresentative Parliament

The creation of a seventh Maori seat will mean a less representative Parliament, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00232.htm


13: Sludge Report #100: F16s Back In Action + Feedback

In this edition: Sludge #99 is receives instant feedback… + News Link As Bombs Start Falling. - “You are either ignorant, stupid, or profoundly cynical and dishonest…. Perhaps you should be the victim of a suicide bombing.” A.R. of Chicago – “I just ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00061.htm


14: Scoop Images: The View From Ohau Skifield Road

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/HL0108/S00056.htm


15: GE Free Coalition Launched In Dunedin

Concerned members of the public and representatives of the Dunedin Environment Centre and the Green Party met last night to discuss their reactions to the Royal Commission’s report on genetic modification. Following lively discussion, the meeting resulted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00042.htm


16: Howard's End: Healing Technology

Humans are dumb if they spend billions of dollars on genetic engineering, human cloning and stem-cell research before asking why is it that crayfish, star fish, the octopus, crabs, the salamander, lizards, frogs, and the plant kingdom can naturally regenerate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00060.htm


17: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

…upton-on-line takes a deep breath and tries to say something non-anaesthetic about the recently released report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification . But in case some readers feel their eyes glazing over at its mention, he offers two quick ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00049.htm


18: Radio New Zealand Negotiations

The parties have agreed to meet for mediation on the first mutually available day, Tuesday 14th August.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00097.htm


19: Shipley Speech to New Zealand Marine Export Group

Rt Hon Jenny Shipley Speech to New Zealand Marine Export Group (MAREX) Auckland Thursday 9 August

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00225.htm


20: Annan condemns suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem

9 August – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the attack in Jerusalem by a suicide bomber.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00031.htm


21: Government Kyoto Deal Betrays New Zealand Forestry

ACT Forestry Spokesman Ken Shirley today revealed details from a secret Government-funded report, which finds that adherence to the Kyoto Protocol will strip billions of dollars of value from New Zealand's forest growing sector, drive our processing industries ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00178.htm


22: Appointment Process Independent And Transparent

The Minister of Maori Affairs, Hon Parekura Horomia, said the process to appoint directors of the new Maori television service is independent and transparent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00224.htm


23: Policing from the Beehive

The Government's plans to take control of the police force will have major implications for the independence of the police and should not proceed, National's Police Spokesman Tony Ryall said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00226.htm


24: Feedback: Singapore Trade/Immigration Lolly Bucket

Green Party co-leader Rod Donald is making much of the fact that trade with Singapore has dramatically deteriorated since the Government's free trade agreement took effect in January, and suggests the Government's push for free trade with Singapore has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00057.htm


25: 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


26: 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


27: Electricity Prices Climbed Again In July

Average wholesale electricity prices continued their steep upward trend in July as icy temperatures around the country saw demand soar. Demand for electricity in July was around 6.9% higher than the same time last year and around 2.5% higher than in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00096.htm


28: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 9 August

Today's questions of the day concerned: NCEA – Employment Stats – Auckland DHB Deficit – Suspended Sentences – Closing The Gaps Reports – Conservation Week – Steve Maharey’s Swearing – Public Transport – Ross Armstrong’s Lawsuit Against ACT – UN Small Arms ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00052.htm


29: ACT Wants Answers On Tribunal Member Axings

ACT leader Richard Prebble says his party will question Attorney-General Margaret Wilson in Parliament over her axing of nine members of the former Employment Tribunal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00234.htm


30: Select Committee Business 3-10 August 2001

- International treaty examination of the ILO Convention 63 Concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work, 1938

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00236.htm

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