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The weekend's top 27 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Microsoft Clarifies Misleading NZ Herald Article

Auckland, New Zealand - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - Microsoft New Zealand says the New Zealand Herald front page article on Microsoft® Internet Explorer on 21 August 2001 is misleading, and assures customers that their privacy is a top priority. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00058.htm


2: Heavy restriction on French film Baise-Moi

French film Baise-Moi caused controversy overseas because of its shocking portrayal of violence, and the explicit depiction of sexual activity. Of particular concern was the juxtaposition of extreme violence with explicit sexual activity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00070.htm


3: Speak Up Helen, Zimbabwe Still Can't Hear You!

Libertarianz Party leader Peter Cresswell continued to condemn Helen Clark's inability to speak out about human rights abuses in Zimbabwe - a fellow member of the Commonwealth with whose leader, Robert Mugabe, she will no doubt be rubbing shoulders at Brisbane's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00108.htm


4: Scoop Satire: Business Confidence Disappears

“It’s not fair”, said Mr Curdled, his bottom lip plainly quivering, “It’s our government. We paid for it, we ran it, and we want it back. This blatant intent to reverse our favourite policies because they don’t like them is beyond political negligence; it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00137.htm

6: Keith Rankin: Learning To Live With The Gene Genie

Genetic manipulation is a new technology, which, like most new technologies makes a large proportion of us uncomfortable. And, as with other new technologies, we tend to see the issues in pure black and white terms. The pros unquestioningly embrace ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00135.htm


7: Scoop Images: The View From The Skifield Road

More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay at the top of the Ohau ski field road.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00136.htm


8: Open Letter To Minister Of Conservation

Please accept my congratulations on your handling of the proposed expansion of rock-crushing on public land near Reefton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00109.htm

11: Queen's Visit To New Freeland - Proposed Programme

Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell today released the unofficial programme for the Queen's visit in October, noting that Helen Clark's earlier proposed programme for the Queen gives both women undue and undeserved importance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00107.htm


12: Tuesday’s Quake Biggest In Six Years

Tuesday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake 420km northeast of Gisborne was New Zealand’s biggest jolt since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in a similar location on 6 February 1995.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00060.htm


13: Brain Drain Becomes Brain Gain?

- July saw the highest net inflow of permanent migrants recorded since February 1997, continuing the improving trend of recent months.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00229.htm


14: Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Lucky Strike?

On Tuesday, US company Swift Energy announced that there is enough oil in its Rimu well, near Hawera, to make New Zealand self-sufficient in petroleum products. Further, a potentially larger nearby oilfield, Kauri, could make New Zealand into a substantial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0003/S00091.htm


15: Bumper Spending Revealed At Radio NZ

National MP Murray McCully is questioning the use of a promotional bumper sticker to advertise the non-commercial National Radio and Concert FM radio stations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00450.htm


16: DaimlerChrysler On LAVIII Acquisition Report

DaimlerChrysler NZ Ltd applaud the findings and recommendations of the Auditor-General’s Report into the Acquisition Process of Light Armoured Vehicles and Light Operational Vehicles for the NZ Army. Recognising the fact that the whole process has been equally ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00104.htm


17: Need to confront Mugabe at CHOGM

Existing Commonwealth rules do not allow for the exclusion of President Mugabe from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Brisbane in October, said New Zealand's Foreign Minister, Phil Goff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00445.htm


18: National Radio Midday Report

LAVIII Purchase – Sanford Workers - Racism Report – Child Smuggling – Macedonia – Fiji Election – Sex Attacker Arrest – Elder Abuse – Far North Housing – Brothel Keeping – Dash Case – Pump Fire – Jurassic Park III

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0108/S00095.htm


19: Big News: As I Light My Spliff

Well, after entering the drug debate last week, I was both praised on one hand and accused of smoking dope on the other, so I thought I`d carry on¡K writing, that is. As I light my spliff and write this column (just kidding!), I realise the cannabis ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00131.htm


20: Fiji Trauma Team Attacks Newspaper Report

SUVA (Pacnews): The Fiji Trauma Recovery Team has hit out at a recent Fiji Times report suggesting it had declared last year’s parliamentary hostages unfit to lead the country, Pacnews reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00065.htm


21: Pakistan: Blasphemy Laws Should Be Abolished

Following the court ruling in the case of Dr. Younus Sheikh, Amnesty International said it is appalled that yet another innocent person has been convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00067.htm


22: Scoop Archive: Boo Boo's Big Stick Bullying Broadcasters Again

"We have a Mafia-like government" announced Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell today, "who prefer the big stick to moral persuasion. Not content with promoting Radio Boo Boo - that tax-victim funded concept for a state-run youth radio station ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/1d/a0/200108201355.c2a80b46.html


23: Shipley "So, So Sincere"

Health Minister Annette King says she is flabbergasted by National Party leader Jenny Shipley's sudden interest in "highly-skilled overseas doctors".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00455.htm


24: Maori Subject Headings Phase II

The creation of a nationally recognised set of Mäori Subject Headings moves closer with the completion of Phase II of the Mäori Subject Headings Project (MSH).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0108/S00036.htm


25: Selective Accountability Over Defence Inquiry

New Zealand First Defence Spokesperson Ron Mark MP today questioned why the so-called new standards of accountability enforced by the current government, and Prime Minister Helen Clark, do not apply to defence issues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00451.htm


26: Ministry of Defence: Acquisition Of LAVs

This report is about the acquisition of two types of new vehicles for the New Zealand Army (Army):

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00103.htm


27: Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off!

Hey Sister! today announced it has signed Big Brother star Jemma Gawned to be the face of its brand. Jemma, too modest to shower without lingerie on the “real-time” television programme, was featured wearing a Hey Sister! Polka Dot lingerie set on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00049.htm


28: Minister Trying To Hide 'Bad Blood' In Defence

Minister of Defence Mark Burton is being flagrantly reckless in trying to pretend there is no on-going problem within the army that needs to be addressed, National's Defence spokesman Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00461.htm


29: Green Party Launches Local Body Election Campaign

Auckland Greens will launch their “Auckland City: Clean, Green and Moving” campaign today with their team of eight candidates making a return lunchtime trip on the ferry to Half Moon Bay. In keeping with their commitment to a GE FREE Auckland, GE free ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00101.htm


30: 'Golden' Era On The Cards At TVNZ

Television New Zealand is liable for payouts totalling several millions of dollars for 'golden parachute' arrangements to senior executives as a result of the Government's decision to change TVNZ from an SOE to a CROC, National MP Murray McCully said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00459.htm

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