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Yesterday's top 26 rating items on Scoop were…


1: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 16 August

1. ROD DONALD to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: Will he commit regional development funding to secure the Southerner and Bay Express rail services at least until Christmas so that their viability and contribution to regional development ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00329.htm


2: Scoop Images: Wild Wairarapa

The following images were taken on Tuesday on the South Coast of Wairarapa by Wellington photographer John McGibbon. They show the big seas and wild skies that have been characteristic of the big southerly blow over the past few days. The fishing boats ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00093.htm


5: Scoop Satire: Ellen Tuff Honorary Award

Writer Ellen Tuff recieved the prestigious 'Pakeha's Best Friend' award at the annual New Zeal Inc Redneck's society dinner last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00092.htm


6: Keith Rankin: Parliament: Polypoly or Duopoly?

Economics extols the marketplace. Markets work best when there is competition. The best name for competition is polypoly ("many sellers"). This contrasts with monopoly, duopoly, oligopoly: one, two, few sellers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00090.htm


8: Scoop Image: Churning Seas Under Dark Skies

Large format image of the sea off the South Wairarapa Coast as yesterday’s storm approached.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00095.htm

10: Hands On Government And The People's Bank

Speech by Rodney Hide to the National Press Club and British/NZ Trade Council, Wellington 7:30am, Thursday, August 16, 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00327.htm


11: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 August

Today's questions of the day concerned: Rail – SOE Power Prices – Industry Training – SOE Power Prices – Student Job Search – NZ Post Vs Prebble – LAV IIIs – Foreign Student Accommodation – Human Rights – LAV IIIs – School Libraries – Airline Negotiations

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00097.htm


12: Clark Fiddles - Zimbabwe Burns

The situation in Zimbabwe is continuing to deteriorate by the minute, says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell, "while Helen Clark and her government remain mute. A woman never known to be at a loss of words suddenly can't think of anything to say." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00071.htm


13: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –15 August

Today's questions of the day concerned: Power Crisis SOE Sensitivity – Prison Strike – Reserve Bank And People’s Bank – Drug Advertising – Ross Armstrong – Tertiary Education Funding – Ross Armstrong – Kenepuru Hospital – SOE Information Leaks – Kohanga Reo ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00086.htm


14: Scoop Update #4 – Scoop’s Great Big Thankyou Page

In This Edition: Scoop’s Great Big Thankyou Page – Nominate Scoop For More Awards!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00094.htm


15: Puncture Repair Now A State Secret – What Nonsense

Yesterday, New Zealand First Law and Order Spokesman Ron Mark received a reply to a Parliamentary question which he had put to the Minister of Police asking if the Police vehicle fleet servicing was contracted out, and if so, how much they were ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00322.htm


16: Big News: Why Should Smoking A Joint Be A Crime?

Last week I was asked if I was going to do a column on decriminalising cannabis, and whether I supported the move. I said yes on both counts. I support dope decriminalisation only if it leads to more education and lower use, especially amongst kids.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00083.htm


17: The New Write 14 August 2001

Last week it emerged that once again the Government is considering the idea of a taxpayer funded, nation-wide youth radio station. This would have to rank as one of the stupidest ideas this government has had (and thats saying something.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00066.htm


18: National Radio Midday Report

Wild Weather – Radio NZ Strike – Mill Fire – Gisborne/Napier Rail – Middle East – Parliamentary Privilege – Omar Bombing – Face Peel – Organised Hooliganism

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0108/S00066.htm


19: Maori Last To Be Told Of Taxation Changes

A new discussion document signals the Government's intention to bring Maori organisations into line with the tax rules that cover other New Zealanders, but Maori seem to be the last to be told, National's Revenue spokesperson Annabel Young said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00325.htm


20: GE Decision Stands To Lose NZ $3 Billion Per Year

* Food exports to countries who have banned or are considering banning G.E. modified foods totalled $2.779 billion last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00045.htm


21: Mutated Seaweed A Major Threat

A mutated species of tropical seaweed is posing a serious threat to New Zealand's biosecurity, Green MP and Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00333.htm


22: Government Launches 'Students Work' Programme

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton and Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey today announced a 'Students Work' package of student summer employment and assistance initiatives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00334.htm


23: 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


24: SIAC Asks For Response To Its Report

The Council set up by the Prime Minister to advise on how to turn New Zealand into a more innovative society has given the country an proposed Innovation Framework supported by an Innovation Report card - and now wants New Zealanders to respond ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00073.htm


25: Green Left: Sharon escalates war on Palestinians

RAMALLAH — As the intifada enters its 11th month, the scale of devastation wrought by Israel's war against the Palestinian people has reached levels unparalleled in the 33-year occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00091.htm


26: Maharey Reveals Where the Bribe Money Came From

Steve Maharey's $35 million bribe to universities is at the expense of private education providers, ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00319.htm


27: NZ’s New UN Disarmament Representative Announced

Barbara Bridge will be New Zealand’s next disarmament envoy in Vienna, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff and Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Matt Robson announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00324.htm


28: Electricity Information For Wed 15 August 2001

National Savings Day by Day Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown below. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. This data has been seasonally adjusted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00164.htm


29: National Radio 8am Bulletin

Snow – ENZA – Kinleith Fire – Tauranga Murder – IRD Search Powers – Macedonia – War Crimes – Southerner - Security

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0108/S00064.htm


30: Govt Should Listen To Rotorua Lakes Petitioners

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley welcomes the petition of 14,000 concerned New Zealand residents urging that the Rotorua Lakes remain in Crown ownership and says the Government must listen to the concerns.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00328.htm

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