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

1: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

2: Media Statement From Helen Clark

Helen Clark said today that putting her name to a painting that she didn’t do was an error of judgement she deeply regrets and for which she apologises.

3: Give Up On the Nats (Oh! I See You Have)

"Bill English and the National Caucus have themselves to blame for the appalling result in the latest NBR-Compaq poll," announced Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins today. "Frankly though, I'm surprised that even 28% ...

4: Clark's Art Fraud Speaks Volumes

"Helen Clark's attempt to pass off an artist's work as her own shows her contempt for honesty and speaks volumes about her ethics and values," says National's Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson Belinda Vernon.

5: Scoop Images: Hurricanes Hit The Brumbies (1)

Theses images of the Wellington Hurricane's 20-13 upset of the defending Super 12 champions the ACT Brumbies on the Weekend come from Mark Graham , taking a break from photographing the Federal Parliament in Australia's capital, Canberra.

6: Desperately Seeking….Anybody

“Stampeded by bad polls into bad policy,” said Finance Minister Michael Cullen today of the National Party’s tax cuts announcement.

7: Scoop Feedback: Clark's Artistic Licence

I fail to believe the way influential people have been treating the latest "indiscretion" by the Prime Minister as nothing more than "naughty" or a simple case of an "error of judgement".

8: Report On Independent Petrol Retailers Released

The Associate Minister of Energy, Hon Paul Swain, today released a report on the role of independent retailers in the petrol market.

9: Clark: Artless Dodger

"Following the revelation that Prime Minister Clark submitted a painting by Lauren Fouhy as her own work to a charity auction and it was subsequently purchased for $1,000, one is left wondering at the possible scale of this 'fraud'," says ...

10: Chávez Comeback Exposes US & Media Lies

On September 13th the New York Times rushed to gloat that one more opponent of the US Empire had been crushed. Never you mind that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez had been elected by overwhelming popular vote. (In contrast, might we note, to George ...

11: So What Can We Believe Now?

For the Prime Minister to pass off a painting as her own work is a serious issue especially for someone who has campaigned on the honesty platform, says National Party Leader Bill English.

12: National Plans For A World-Class Economy

"National is embarking on a programme of raising long term growth rates because meeting New Zealanders' growing expectations requires a strong, sustainably growing economy," says National's Leader Bill English.

13: Scoop Images: Hurricanes Hit The Brumbies (2)

Theses images of the Wellington Hurricane's 20-13 upset of the defending Super 12 champions the ACT Brumbies on the Weekend come from Mark Graham , taking a break from photographing the Federal Parliament in Australia's capital, Canberra.

14: Scoop Images: Hurricanes Hit The Brumbies (3)

Theses images of the Wellington Hurricane's 20-13 upset of the defending Super 12 champions the ACT Brumbies on the Weekend come from Mark Graham , taking a break from photographing the Federal Parliament in Australia's capital, Canberra.

15: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 15/4/2002

Helen Clark has been taking steps to shore up Labour's majority. For more than a month, Labour has been courting Winston Peters. There are signs that Labour is not really backing Margaret Wilson's campaign in Tauranga.

16: Darwin Awards 2001

It's that time again . . . . .They are finally out again. You all know about the Darwin Awards - It's an annual honour given to the person who did the gene pool the biggest service by killing themselves in the most extraordinarily stupid way.

17: Digital Divide A Social Engineers' Myth

"It's about time the myth of the digital divide was smashed" announced Libertarianz Spokeman for the Deregulation of Communications Scott Wilson today.

18: Utilicorp Issues $125 Million Of FRN’s

Auckland, 12 April; Deutsche Bank AG New Zealand announced today that it has arranged NZ$125 million of Floating Rate Note Issues for UtiliCorp Finance NZ Company. NZ$100 million of the notes are for 1 year and $25 million of the notes are for 6 months. ...

19: And Aucklanders Will Be Drinking This?

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said the case was getting stronger by the day for rethinking the use of of the Waikato Pipeline which will pump Waikato River water into Auckland's drinking water.

20: Contact Energy To De-List From ASX

The board of Contact Energy Ltd today announced that the company would de-list from the Australian Stock Exchange as from July 1, 2002.

21: Telecom Breaching The Human Rights Act

Telecom is discriminating against deaf and speech-impaired people by failing to provide a "relay service" which would allow them to use the telephone, the Human Rights Commission has found.

22: National Gambles With Our Future

National's "greed first, growth at all costs" economic policy offers a perfect example of why the Green Party can't contemplate supporting a National-led government, Greens Co-leader Rod Donald said today.

23: Education Minister Accepts Resignation

Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today that he has accepted the offer of resignation from the chairperson of the Teachers’ Council Kathie Irwin.

24: Summary Execution Used As West Bank Solution

Summary execution is being used on unarmed men suspected of being Palestinian resistance fighters in Jenin. Reports have emerged today that Israeli soldiers have “completely demolished” one entire section of the Jenin refugee camp, and then continued a “sweep” ...

25: Why Does National Want To Put Off Prosperity?

The National Party has acknowledged what most business leaders already know - that New Zealand needs a tax cut to promote prosperity and reach the goal of 4 percent growth, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

26: Encouragement In Keeping On Fitness Programmes

The “loneliness of the long distance runner” syndrome is a prescription for an early drop-off of involvement in fitness programmes, according to Lincoln University doctoral researcher Kim Sinclair.

27: Politics And Integrity Take Another Blow

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says politics and integrity have taken another blow with the revelations about the Prime Minister and paintings.

28: Loyalty Cards: What's The Point Of The Points?

Chasing the dream of an overseas trip based on earning points while shopping with a loyalty card can be an exercise in futility, according to independent research by a leading New Zealand consumer organisation.

29: Plain English 12/4/2002

National is releasing our plans for growing a strong, sustainable economy. This will be a substantial document - a serious plan for lifting our long-term economic prospects.

30: Understanding NZ's Unique Business

"New Zealand is not a nation of large corporates, but a country of small businesses that want to become bigger," says National's Finance spokesman David Carter.

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