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The top 30 rating items on Scoop over the weekend were...

1: We Don't Need the Pro-Violence, Racist Alliance

"The Alliance represents so much of what is despicable in New Zealand, despite how much political commentators might mourn its demise" declared Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins yesterday who said thay are now "as ...

2: David Miller: New Zealand's Night, Or Was It?

For yet another year, I failed to make it to the Oscars. Each year I watch the ceremony on television and promise myself that next year I will be strutting down the red carpet in my tux and mingling with all the stars.

3: Greens Blow Smoke At Personal Freedom. Again.

"Why does Nandor think the State owns the bodies of adult New Zealanders?" declared new Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins today. "Nandor Tanczos's qualified support for the prohibition of Fantasy demonstrates that the ...

4: GLW: Zimbabwe Left Debates Response To Poll Fraud

In the aftermath of the rigged March 9-10 presidential election, Zimbabwe's trade unions and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have failed to lead serious mass mobilisations to block the return of the authoritarian capitalist regime ...

5: IT Needs Labour Party Like the Sex Industry Does

" Paul Swain's gloating about increases in IT industry sales and services is a desperate attempt to claim credit for something for which this government has no role!" said Libertarianz commerce deregulation spokesman Scott Wilson today. ...

6: Scoop Feedback: Time To Fess Up Helen

The devious nature of the Prime Minister does not surprise me and is optimised by the latest nonsense over the "neither confirm or deny" stance taken by her over the deployment of New Zealand SAS troops in Afghanistan.

7: PM causes huge embarrassment over SAS troops

Prime Minister Helen Clark's fumbling over New Zealand's SAS troops being in Afghanistan has caused a huge embarrassment to New Zealand and herself, National's Defence Spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

8: Scoop Images: Postcards From Rome

Panoramic images of several well worn tourist sites from Rome taken this morning on a beautiful clear day with the city at its romantic best.

9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 26 March

Today’s questions concerned: Nuclear-Free Policy – SAS In Afghanistan #1 - Early Childhood Education Services- Teachers’ Strikes In Auckland – ACC Sexual Abuse Claims - Race Relations Conciliator – SAS Troops In Afghanistan #2 – Violent Offending – ...

10: Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop

Transcript of Interview of Greg Palast, Journalist for BBC and Observer, London, by Alex Jones

11: SAS Deployment

“Allegations on Radio New Zealand that the Head of the Prime Minister’s Department and Secretary of Foreign Affairs agreed in Washington to the leaking of information about the deployment of SAS forces are absolutely untrue” says Minister of Foreign ...

12: Occupy And Win!

(A leaflet from the Te Aro Occupation Committee celebrating one month of occupations (as of March 26) against the proposed Te Aro bypass in Wellington.)

13: Questions For Oral Answer 26/3/2002

1. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Has he received any reports in relation to the application of New Zealand's nuclear-free policy?

14: Forced 'Voluntary' Quotas Are Blackmail

Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs has forced radio stations to introduce `Kiwi' quotas to get around advice that New Zealand would face international legal action if mandatory quotas were introduced, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster ...

15: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 25/3/2002

As Ministers hail Lord of the Rings as the start of a new era for NZ films, the IRD has killed the Kiwi film industry. The Commissioner of Inland Revenue has ruled that Alan Duff's film, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, was not a legitimate business ...

16: Nandor Vows To Rock The House

Green MP Nandor Tanczos has promised an unorthodox campaign this year when he contests the Auckland Central seat. Nandor has been selected unanimously to stand for the Green Party in the Auckland Central electorate.

17: Swain Forces Internet & Phone Snooping

"The government is forcing telecommunications and internet service providers to do their snooping work for them" says Libertarianz Leader and Coromandel Candidate Peter Cresswell today responding to news that the Labour/Alliance minority ...

18: Howard's End: Architeuthis

Film Director, Peter Jackson, might describe it as the stuff of nightmares. Boats have simply disappeared, people torn to shreds. Scientists had been searching for it, unsuccessfully, for more than a century. Of all the living things left on earth ...

19: Too Early for Zero Tolerance

"ACT's vision for zero tolerance for crime is to be welcomed for crimes in which there are discernible victims, but if enacted now it will mean people peacefully producing, consuming and exchanging recreational pharmaceuticals will also face draconian ...

20: Fortuin Acted In Private Capacity

Race Relations Commissioner Gregory Fortuin was acting in a private capacity when he facilitated meetings between Alliance Party members, Associate Minister of Justice Hon Margaret Wilson said today.

21: Young Nats Should Be Truly Ambitious

"This weekend the Young Nats should reject the flatulence of the current National Caucus and call for the National Party to begin standing for principle, and to have the courage to confront the culture of dependence, racism, central control and hatred ...

22: Poll To Help Decide Anderton's New Party Name

A new interactive poll, launched today on the National Party website, will help choose the name of Jim Anderton's new political party.

23: Only Four Kiwi Punters Back Perks At 150-1

Four TAB punters have joined the New Zealand sporting public in celebrating Kiwi golfer Craig Perks’ dramatic win in The Players Championship in Florida – they backed Perks to win at odds of 150-1.

24: 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.

25: BTL: Amnesty Intl. Condemns Secret Detentions

In the weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some 1,200 immigrants were arrested or detained by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in a search for individuals connected to the deadly assaults on New York City and Washington, D.C.

26: Oscars: Best Make-up Acceptance Speech

SPEECH Richard Taylor We have been on the most amazing journey together due in part to the vision of Peter Jackson, the camaraderie of Barrie, the incredible support of Mark Ordesky. Those who went through hours of makeup. My journey has been made ...

27: The Greens: Here Come the Dark Ages

Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is aiming to take New Zealand back into the Dark Ages with her suggestion that Possum ashes be used as a means of controlling the pest, ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

28: No Partnership, No False Principles

There is no good future for New Zealand in the cult of Treaty worship, ACT New Zealand's Justice Spokesman ,Stephen Franks, told the IIR Public Law forum in Wellington today.

29: Okarito Declaration Is Unmitigated Cheek

Commitment with someone else's money is shallow posturing. The Okarito Declaration is a high sounding commitment but in no way does it offer practical protection as claimed by Dr McSweeney, ACT Conservation Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said.

30: New Yorker Interview With President Clinton

Aboard Air Force One From Monroe, Michigan to Andrews Air Force Base August 15, 2000

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