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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Symantec 2002, Windows XP Compatible Security

Symantec Makes Internet Security Protection a Breeze with its 2002, Windows XP Compatible, Versions of World’s Most Trusted Security Products

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00103.htm


2: Scoop Images: GE Free NZ Rally Rocks Queen Street

The GE Free NZ protest in Queen Street went off. Around 10,000 people were there at the height of it inspite of continual rain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00001.htm


3: New Zealanders First - Chris Trotter Speech

(Speech by Chris Trotter to the New Zealand First Convention, Bureta Park Convention Centre, Tauranga on Saturday, 1 September 2001)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00013.htm


4: Howard's End: Viral Bureaucracy

My recent Howard's End column "Organisational Psychopaths" drew a global response to my email from Scoop readers. The central thrust of the feedback was very positive and asked for my views of exactly where I consider things could be further ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00004.htm


5: Sludge Report #105 – The Return Of The “H” Word

It is as if the school bully, after being told off by the headmaster, but maintaining its right to smack a fellow pupil around is now telling the entire student body that they are the ones that are wrong, that they have always been prejudiced against them ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00006.htm


6: Symantec Launches New Problem Solving Products

New Versions of Norton SystemWorks, Norton CleanSweep and Norton Utilities ensure optimal performance for PCs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00104.htm


7: Stateside with Rosalea: Bubble Nation

One of the most popular soft drinks in the US is Snapple, a juice drink. It's labelled "all natural" and one popular variety contains "Kiwi and Strawberry Juices from Concentrate and Natural Flavors". All this on the front part of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00003.htm


8: HARD NEWS 31/08/01 - How Green Was My Rally

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, it's a while since I saw a protest action this smoothly networked. The GE Free New Zealand bumper sticker is everywhere. I'm getting emails and being handed flyers in the street. You can expect this weekend's anti-GE rally ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00181.htm


9: Feedback: After The Game

like many citizens of the Trans-Tasman republic I was keenly interested in the All Black-Wallaby game last night at Stadium Australia and listened to the live broadcast as I drove around town. An ABC radio commentator on 2BL quipped that it might be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00005.htm


10: Winston Peters Speech To Annual Conference

This being the first Convention of the party in the Western Bay of Plenty, it is proper that we pay tribute to the people of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui who have backed us since 1984.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00014.htm


11: Beware the purveyors of ignorance

The public should fear the misinformation and distortions of some anti-GM activists much more than GE itself, the Chairman of the New Zealand Life Sciences Network (Inc), Dr William Rolleston, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00001.htm


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 ...

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


13: March for GE-free NZ creates unstoppable momentum

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said the 10,000 people who marched in the rain in Auckland yesterday for a GE-free future have created an unstoppable movement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00004.htm


14: 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


15: National Radio Midday Report

Boat People – Afghanistan – Refugee Centre – Fiji Election – East Timor Election – Gates Case – Card Fraudster – Heavier Trucks – Maori Students – Bikie Gangs – Euros – Racism Conference – Macedonia – Lamb Tariffs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0109/S00004.htm


16: It’s A Good Time To Buy A House

It’s a good time to buy a house according to most New Zealanders, shows ASB BANK’s latest Quarterly Survey of Housing Intentions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0109/S00005.htm


17: Blocking Labour 'Tragedy' For Fiji, Warns Professo

SUVA (Pasifik Nius): A leading political scientist today warned that any attempt to block the deposed Fiji Labour Party from forming a new government if it wins the largest number of seats when counting begins tomorrow will be a "tragedy" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00004.htm


18: Alliance GE Free - Position Paper on GM

The Alliance wants a moratorium on the release of genetically modified organisms until the technology is proven to be safe, while it's supporting contained research on GM as well as research and development, and production of GM medicines.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00006.htm


19: Outrage At Lowering Legal Prostitution Age

The Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc. is outraged that there has been a call from the NZ Aids Foundation for the lowering of the proposed legal age for prostitution, set at 18 under the proposed Prostitution Reform Bill, to 16. Executive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00006.htm


20: Better Way for Boat-People

"There is a better way forward for politicians wrestling with a way to deal with the 434 homeless Afghan refugees that no country wants to admit," suggested Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00145.htm


21: Libz Unequivocal On New Abortion Pill

Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Dr Richard McGrath today explained his party's stance on the soon-to-be-available 'abortion pill'. "My party supports abortion on demand," he said. "While realising that most women do not choose ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00009.htm


22: No GE For Us Thanks!

"As it stands, GE is being harnessed by multi-nationals to line their own pockets. There is absolutely no thought of the public in the minds of those currently controlling GE research and its release, and this must change before GE can even be considered ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00161.htm


23: Fijian High Chief Pleads For Acceptance Of Ballot

SUVA (Pasifik Nius): A western Fijian high chief has called on the people of Fiji to accept the new government that will be formed after the general election ended yesterday, the Sun reports today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00003.htm


24: Longer, Heavier Trucks Must Be Stopped

Green Party Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said if the Government wanted to bring down the road toll it must turn down proposals to make trucks five metres longer and 20 tonnes heavier.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00017.htm


25: Scoop Satire: Joke Gets Moron Crew Fired

The Moron Crew, popular hosts of Wellington radio station Ballhead FM, have been released from their contracts after the regular morning 'Joke that could get the Crew downsized' got the crew downsized.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00171.htm


26: E-Procurement Project

The Government is calling for proposals from information technology suppliers for the e-procurement project to shift Government agencies to buying consumables on-line.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00015.htm


27: Correctives: Forget RU486- What Of K-PIL 666?

"The Corrective Party has discovered the cause of the unpleasant condition of Christian Haemorrhoids, which has long held that it can't help itself because it was born that way!!!" said Sister Palpitatia, spokesnun for the Corrective Party ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00008.htm


28: PM's Press Conference Remarks Re: Air NZ

Prime Minister: "[Cabinet] has discussed Air New Zealand. There are no announcement's forthcoming to day on Air New Zealand. We expect to discuss proposals again on Wednesday at the Policy Committee and would like if possible to have some position to be announced ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00020.htm


29: NZ admits asylum seekers in refugee programme

Prime Minister Helen Clark confirmed today that New Zealand has offered to admit up to 150 asylum seekers from the Norwegian vessel the Tampa for processing and eventual resettlement as part of its annual refugee quota. The remainder of those on the Tampa ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00003.htm


30: South Island MPs Need To Confront Urgent Issues

The threat of industrial action closing down Princess Margaret Hospital in Christchurch must spur South Island MPs into action, National MP David Carter said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00018.htm

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