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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...


1: Guest Opinion: 500Yrs. History So Easily Forgotten

The second-phase of Operation Enduring Freedom was launched last week: to hunt Abu Sayyaf in the jungles of Basilan and Sulu. Whilst originally a breakaway from the Moro (Muslims of the southern Philippines) independence movement, the 800-strong ...

2: Prime Minister's Statement To Parliament

Just over two years ago, the Labour-Alliance Government set out its programme for this three year parliamentary term in the Speech from the Throne delivered by the Governor-General.

3: Feature: Bush's Racist War On The Third World

“Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile ...

4: Images: The Perfect Ready To Pour Gin & Tonic

Taking the hassle out of preparing the perfect G&T, New Zealand Wines & Spirits has this week released a new Gordon’s Gin & Tonic format that is ready to pour and share with friends anytime, anywhere. The new Gordon’s G&T comes in a 750ml ...

5: HARD NEWS 15/02/02 - All Apologies

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... just where is Bill English getting his strategic advice? And should he be asking for a refund?

6: Jeremy Rose: God Save Us From National Anthems

One of the things that makes me proud to be a New Zealander is how few of us know the words to our national anthem.

7: Kevin Smith

“Kevin Smith was a wonderful New Zealand actor who was known not only for his enormous talent and amazing beauty, but also for his intelligence and self-effacing humour,” Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said today.

8: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.


Poor Bono, he doesn't get it. At first I thought he looked silly. But now I see him as dangerous. Okay, well, silly and dangerous. At least that's how he looked at the World Economic Forum held recently in New York.

10: The Real Deal: Sam & Dave Do White Substances

Okay, let's start at ground zero. It is 1947, and World War II is over. America is ready to go back to work to build the corporate economy. We are in New Orleans on the docks.

11: Big News: Is The Father Of Jesus The God Of Islam?

Since September 11 it has been interesting seeing how the Christian Church and the Islam community are trying to build bridges based on common ground – yet in the US some Christian denominations don’t want anything to do with each other, let alone ...

12: Highbury Housing NZ Properties Inspected

Housing New Zealand Corporation today inspected 11 HNZC houses in Cowley Place, Highbury, Palmerston North.

13: Venue Change For Fringe NZ Opening Ceremony

From 5pm transform yourself with a hairstyle of LOVE from Wellington's top hair salons!!

14: Raukawa-Tait Should Resign

The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is appalled by Merepeka Raukawa-Tait’s decision to stand as a candidate for the Christian Heritage Party.

15: NORML President Found Not Guilty

Ruling Expected To Impact Police Use Of Search Without Warrant For People Alleged To Have Been Smoking Cannabis.

16: Fringe NZ Listings 2002 Friday 15th February

The Lordz of the Rings, Various Street Locations, 12.30pm Becoming A dad ain’t no cricket match, The Market Space, 7pm The Odyssey, Capital E, 6pm Post – punk, BATS, 8pm The Last Gasp, No.5 Cable St, 6.30pm

17: Growing an innovative New Zealand

This document sets out the framework government is following to create the innovative New Zealand we need to achieve our economic and social goals.

18: Prominent Women’s Advocate To Enter Politics

Christian Heritage Party Leader Graham Capill has today confirmed that high profile Women’s Refuge Chief Executive, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, would be seeking election to the New Zealand Parliament this year as a Christian Heritage Candidate.

19: Strewth Helen - She's Not Too Flash!

"In a week when Helen Clark outlined her Government's 'vision' for New Zealand's future, there is mounting local and international evidence that she is leading our economy up a blind alley," says National finance spokesman David Carter.

20: Worldwide Campaign To End Violence Against Women

"When I left class... to get home, I was confronted by some officers, about 11 men... The first officer slapped me, kicked me and then I saw what looked like a gun butt coming... When I woke up in a dark room everything was gone... For 13 ...

21: All This "Civil Society" Talk Takes Us

Who gets to be in civil society and how? Are the people taking direct action on the streets against the authorities and being teargassed, pepper-sprayed, beaten and arrested part of civil society? Who gets to represent civil society and decide what, ...

22: The Hijackers Of Harvard: A Name And Address

The earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses. -- Utah Phillips

23: Scoop Feedback: Sweet & Sour Poll Tax

In This Edition: Sweet & Sour Poll Tax - Re: Jeremy Rose On The National Anthem In Schools - No-man’s land for Veterans

24: The Real Deal: Narco-Dollars For Dummies

The Solari Index is my way of estimating how well a place is doing. It is based upon the percentage of people in a place who believe that a child can leave their home and go to the nearest place to buy a popsicle and come home alone safely.

25: Two Nil To Bill

The National Party turned an important corner this week, with two solid victories to Leader Bill English, according to National MP Murray McCully.

26: Rumsfeld With Pakistani President Musharraf

DoD News Briefing Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 - 3:40 p.m. EST

27: Judgement Day For Norml President Chris Fowlie

NORML President Chris Fowlie, charged with possession of 0.7g of cannabis, is to appear again in the Auckland District Court this Friday, 15 February 2002, at 9:30am to hear the judgement of Justice Gittos, who reserved his decision last Friday.

28: Sexist Remarks Repugnant To Civilised Society

"The hysterical and sexist remarks of Women's Electoral Lobby spokesperson Barbara Mabbett (NZPA 14/2/02) are repugnant to civilised society", Families Apart Require Equality (FARE) spokes person Darryl Ward said today. He was referring ...

29: The Kyoto Protocol And New Technology

[Address at opening of new landfill gas electricity generation plant, Whitford Landfill, near Manukau City.]

30: Cancer Society Position On Cervical Screening

An independent report by an international expert has reinforced the Cancer Society’s concerns about the location of the National Cervical Screening Unit within the Ministry of Health.

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