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Scoop: Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 11 September

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: In her opinion, has any action or lack of action by her Government contributed to the problems now facing Air New Zealand and Ansett?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00156.htm


2: Myths Of MFAT Consultation And Expertise

On 18 July, one of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (MFAT’s) most senior officials, Deputy Secretary John Wood, spoke to local government leaders in Welling-ton on “Local Government and the Hong Kong-New Zealand Closer Economic Partner-ship” ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00047.htm


3: Scoop Satire: Mudcoch to buy Taihape

Towncorp, the new subdivision company of Robert Mudcoch's Noosecorp, has announced it will be buying the town of Taihape.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00045.htm


4: Scoop Appeal: Injustice In Marlborough

Editors Note: The following is an appeal seeking justice from a Marlborough landowner who believes he has been mistreated by the Marlborough District Council. Scoop as a media with access to decision makers and policy makers is publishing this submission ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00048.htm


5: Anderton a Threat to NZ's Prosperity

'You can't have your golden eggs unless you're prepared to eat the chooks that laid them.' That's what Jim Anderton is effectively saying in proposing to raise the top tax rate to 47 percent, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00154.htm


6: Why No Answers Before Decisions?

ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks said today New Zealand taxpayers, New Zealand air travellers, Air New Zealand staff and Air New Zealand shareholders deserve answers to the questions ACT has been putting on their behalf before the government panics ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00147.htm


7: Clinton Remarks to WTO Ministers at Luncheon

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF THE MINISTERS ATTENDING THE MEETINGS OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANZATION

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU9912/S00027.htm


8: Irish Eyes: Homesick For Wellington Winds

Where I grew up we looked across the harbour at the city stuck thin between the sea and the sky. There were two winds which blew, the southerly and the northerly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00044.htm


9: Ideology In The Way Of Common Sense Over Air NZ

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has attacked the Government's handling of the Air New Zealand crisis, saying its blinkered approach has sold New Zealand interests short, and reduced Air New Zealand to its weakest state since the company was formed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00150.htm


10: Appointment of Judge of the Court of Appeal

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of Hon Noel Anderson, of Auckland, to be a judge of the Court of Appeal. The appointment will take effect on 13 September 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00155.htm


11: David Miller: Letting Democracy Work In Fiji

When this column focused on the Fiji election two weeks ago, my thoughts were centred on what would happen once the election was over. Not surprisingly the vote was split along ethnic lines with caretaker Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase winning 31 seats ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00046.htm


12: Howard's End: Free Press For Free People

Do you remember when there were only one or two newspapers and your father always argued out loud with the editorials? Do you remember the stories your local newspaper selected for you to read? Do you remember how control was exercised over what you ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00038.htm


13: 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


14: Burton Ducks For Cover Again

All three inquiries announced today by the Minister of Defence have been designed to let Mark Burton off the hook, ACT MP Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00148.htm


15: Abortion: Personal Is Political

After two and a half years of negotiation the medical abortion pill, Mifegyne will finally be available for use in New Zealand. The new drug will not be available over the counter at pharmacies, only at clinics and hospitals licensed to carry out abortions. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00041.htm


16: World Conference Against Racism: NZ Response

Attorney General Margaret Wilson has welcomed the consensus outcome of the World Conference Against Racism, which ended on Saturday evening in Durban, South Africa.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00149.htm


17: HARD NEWS 07/09/01 - The Refuge

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it is Spring. The days are longer, the light is stronger and there is, in the words of the great sage Murray Mexted, "a tingle up the spine - a tingle in the loins!" Not that we want to talk about the rugby ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00034.htm


18: NZ extends sympathy to family of Fijian soldier

The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has extended the condolences of the New Zealand government to the family of a Fijian soldier killed in a truck crash in East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00158.htm


19: 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


20: Defence review and inquiry details

The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has announced a review and two inquiries into accountabilities, operations and responsibilities within defence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00140.htm


21: Scoop: Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0109/S00016.htm


22: 13 Labour MPs As You Have Never Seen Them Before!

* Chris Carter as a fireman * Lianne Dalziel as Kate Sheppard * Mark Gosche as a rock band drummer * Marian Hobbs as a nun on a Harley Davidson...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00035.htm


23: Stateside With Rosalea: Make Work Pay

At 2am each morning, and from three or four blocks away, I can hear the progress of one local entrepreneur as he makes his way west towards the Golden Gate. His shopping trolley looks like an orbital diagram of the water molecule, huge plastic rubbish ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00039.htm


24: When is a mayor not a mayor?

Mayor of Auckland City Christine Fletcher has abused her position to try and enrich her already well-off family, says Alliance mayoral candidate Matt McCarten.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0109/S00015.htm


25: Changing Position Will See Govt Missing The Wave

The suggestion that the Government will ignore the findings of the $6 million Royal Commission on genetic modification and continue to ban important research into new biotechnology tools will be a huge set back for New Zealand, National's International ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00145.htm


26: Scoop Images: The Blood Red Moon...Again

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0007/S00105.htm


27: Taxpayer??? Take A Hike

Are you a taxpayer who would like to attend a free 5 day course covering topics such as an overview of tax rebates, how to calculate your tax rebates, debt issues and assistance for employees? Well go jump!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00036.htm


28: Big News: Asylum Seekers Seeking Asylum

How many asylum seekers were on the Tampa? It depends what paper you read, and on what day you read it. The Sydney Morning Herald said there were 436, two days later they said 438. Reuters have said 460. Another paper said 434. Now just about everybody ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00040.htm


29: Supercomputer Weather: Tokyo Typhoons Nos. 2 and 3

The above forecast image from the NOAA supercomputer weather model shows the arrival of Typhoon Danas in downtown Tokyo on Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00049.htm


30: The MHS - Annette King Speech

Hon Annette King Speech Notes The MHS --- The Mental Health Services Inc. of Australia and New Zealand

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00537.htm

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