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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Big News: "Knock out the Green Party", CHP Told

The Christian Heritage Party rebranded itself at their triennial convention earlier this month. Despite being “the highest polling party outside Parliament” at the last election, they are not happy with 2.4 percent of the vote they got and aim to more ...

2: Images: Protest & Counter Protest At Parliament

Yesterday West Coasters crossed the Cook Strait and converged on Parliament to protest Conservation Minister Sandra Lee’s decision to veto consent for Australian mining company GRD Macraes to extend a hard rock gold mining proposal on conservation land ...

3: Land Rover Announces New Structure

Land Rover New Zealand announced today the restructuring of its Auckland distribution network. Following the closure of Rover City in Parnell, a new site is being developed and will open mid-September.

4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 August

Today's questions of the day concerned: Prison Strike – Army LAV Conspiracy x 2 – DHB Elections – Dinner Defence Discussions – INCIS – NZ Post Vs Richard Prebble - LAV IIIs Cost Blowout – Oil And Petrol Pollution – SOE Profits And The Power Crisis ...

5: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 29 August

1. JANET MACKEY to the Minister of State Services: What progress, if any, has there been on the prison industrial relations situation since mid-August?

6: The Politics Of Exclusion: There Is A Better Way

Sandra Lee’s latest decision involving the beleaguered West Coast has once again raised doubts about New Zealand’s political process. The great majority of us do not know all the facts relating to the mining proposal by Macraes. We trust (or hope ...

7: Jim Anderton Faces $100,000 Fine over Postcard

ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today legal advice confirmed Jim Anderton faces two $50,000 fines under the Electoral Act for his use of a taxpayer-funded postcard to drum up customers for the 'People's Bank'.

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

Today's questions of the day concerned: Gold Mine (Sandra Lee) – Regional Employment – Gold Mine (PM) – Sri-Lankan Dairy Export Glitch – Gold Mine (Lee) – New Principals – Gold Mine (Anderton) – ACC Levies – Defence Policy – People’s Bank Promotion Row ...

9: Where's The Hope For New Zealand?

ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks says it's deplorable New Zealanders are being led to believe there are only three choices for "bailing out" Air New Zealand - yet the most simple and obvious option, involving this country standing up for ...

10: 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

11: Principal's Brave Principles

"Salute the brave school principal who rejected yet another attempt to take the last remnants of adventure out of adventure playgrounds," ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said.

12: 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 ...

13: Scoop Images: Ski Ohau

Images from the Ohau Ski Field, sent to Scoop by Ohau village resident Norman Mackay . The images were taken by Barbara MacKay.

14: Capill's Disability/Abortion Comments Offensive

"The Christian Heritage Party is making offensive comments about Nazism and reproductive choice in the context of so-called "wrongful life" cases."

15: Motornet: Mustang Alley

Stonking V8s are not the kind of cars I grew up dreaming about. But you're never too old for new addictions I say....

16: Are Teen Mums Lured By The DPB?

Massey University research fellow, Helen Wilson, recently made headlines when she concluded that, teen mums being lured by the DPB, was in fact a myth. The basis for this lay in a falling teenage birth rate since the introduction of the DPB. I wonder ...

17: Tegel – No Longer Chicken!!

Auckland, Tuesday 28th August – GE free consumers around the country will welcome today’s announcement that Tegel is now sourcing their chicken feed from non genetically engineered crops.

18: Eco-Economy: Banking Talk In Images

The following images were taken at last night’s debate on banking at the Victoria University Memorial Theatre attended by around 300 interested members of the public including a party of seventh form economics students.

19: The Right Not To Be Born

“France’s appeal court’s recent decision establishing a right not to be born, has sent shock waves round the world,” Graham Capill, Christian Heritage Party Leader, says. “The Nazi ‘master-race’ concept, it would seem, is alive and well.” he says.

20: Sludge Report #104 – Roadmaps And Roadblocks

It is as if the biggest kid on the block has told the police to back off in an increasingly brutal street fight – but wishes to somehow assert that it is not itself taking sides.

21: Tegel goes GM free

Tegel, New Zealand's largest poultry company, has announced that its chickens will soon be fed with feed sourced entirely from non-genetically modified crops.

22: National Radio Midday Report

Boat People – Burton Trial – Air NZ – Macraes Mine – Simpson Trial – Employment Case – East Timor Election – Middle East – Car Bomb – Auckland Authority – Rafting Fatality – Homicide Investigation

23: No Cash Injection For Air NZ, PM Says

The Government has no desire to get involved in Air New Zealand’s commercial affairs, Prime Minister Helen Clark says.

24: Greens welcome Tegel response to GE concern

Green MP Sue Kedgley today welcomed news that Tegel New Zealand had committed to feeding its chickens on feed free from genetically engineered ingredients.

25: Libz To Coasters, Part 2: Dump the Hump!

"Damien O'Connor supports the job-destroying Resource Management Act, and the people of the West Coast should throw him off their protest march," suggested Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath today.

26: Export Surplus: Farming Has Done It Again

Those pushing for New Zealand to become a “knowledge economy” should realise that there is only one industry that can maintain the country’s standard of living – farming. That’s the view of Waikato farm economist and finance specialist Donald Fraser.

27: Howard's End: $200 Barrier To Fair Representation

Someone in the Puzzle Palace in Wellington has decided in their wisdom to charge a $200 deposit for candidates putting themselves up for election to local councils and district health boards. Are the clowns now in charge of the circus? Maree Howard ...

28: Govt acting out secret agenda set by Army

"The Prime Minister must declare whether she has been suckered by the Army, or whether she is their co-conspirator," National Party Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

29: Pdom Gifts Celebrity Babies Cybercitizenship

New global domain name company is ensuring celebrity babies Liam Flockhart, Alexandria Bowie, Iris Law, Paris Brosnan, Homer Gere and Owen Sussman won't miss out on their slice of cyberspace by gifting dot com domain names to this select group ...

30: Scoop Satire: Do Away With 'Archaic' Calendar

Speaking at a luncheon for Guys With More Money Than God, Curdled called for the current calendar system, last reformed by Gregory XIII in the sixteenth century, to be abolished, and a system introduced that numbered the days of the year in chronological ...

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