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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

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

1: Sludge Report #133 - Powell’s Red Herring Mission

In this edition: Powell’s Red Herring Peace Mission - An Appropriate Response To Deceptive Bullying

2: HARD NEWS 19/04/02 - Just Sign Here

You'd have thought from the last few political polls that the Prime Minister was utterly untouchable. Labour is polling as high as 56 per cent - twice where National's at and miles clear of the need to patch together a coalition.

3: "The Unbearable Stench Of Death” - Jenin

Red Cross workers and independent journalists tonight speak of the horrific destruction of Jenin refugee camp: the unbearable stench of death, continuous sounds of explosions and lack of food and water – this is the result of Israel’s tour of duty: Operation ...

4: 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 ...

5: US/French Nationals Refused Entry Into Israel

Nine Americans, and a French national have been detained at Ben Gurion airport. The activists who arrived here early this morning are currently still being detained in the airport - and have been informed they will be deported at 1am tomorrow morning.

6: Howard's End: C'mon Kiwi - Get The Spirit!

The talkback lines have gone ballistic across the country following the IRB announcement that we have lost our fight to co-host next year's Rugby World Cup. There is a fundamental lesson we forgot in all this; - never upset the mind you are trying to convince. ...

7: Peters Speech: Race Relations -- What Has Changed?

14 years ago I spoke to you on the subject: “Race Relations—the Last Chance for Change”. Reviewing that speech over the last few days has been an alarming experience. How true some of the predictions made back then have become.

8: Keith Rankin:The Traffic Devil is in the Detail

Auckland's billion dollar traffic problem cannot be resolved so long as there are seen as just two factions spouting the slogans: "complete the motorway network" or "no more motorways". Rather, each roading and public transport project ...

9: Planets Align – Doomsday Or Astronomy Delight?

Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Uranus, Neptune are all lining up from east to west in a celestial curve in our daytime sky – unfortunately for New Zealanders they all except for Jupiter sneak over the western horizon as night falls. The celestial ...

10: NBR Story Totally Wrong

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says a report in this morning’s National Business Review claiming he or the Alliance received a donation from Sovereign yachts is wrong.

11: Mallard's Sick Comments are Not On

ACT Women's Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster said Trevor Mallard's bully-boy joke about `what he'd like to do to John O'Neill and Vernon Pugh' is distasteful and poorly timed.

12: Australia Pledges To Stage Best Ever World Cup

The Australian Rugby Union today pledged to unite the Rugby world and stage the best ever Rugby World Cup in an environment of unrivalled passion, atmosphere and commitment.

13: 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.

14: Restoring Testosterone

What’s it like to be a man? No really, what is it like? Short of putting one into therapy for 10 years and extracting marrow from bone we may never know. Not because we don’t want to or because men are aliens but because men don’t seem to know themselves.

15: Scoop Feedback: More Geopolitical Analysis

In This Edition: On Powell’s Red Herring Mission – The Real Yasser Arafat – Israeli Apartheid

16: Govt. Embarks On Clayton's Consultation - Again

The Government has, once again, shown arrogant disregard for honest consultation in appointing a new group of Human Rights Commissioners, says National's Justice spokesman, Wayne Mapp.

17: What Has Been Mr Mallard's Role?

As part of the inquiry into the loss of the Rugby World Cup, we need to find out what the Sports Minister’s role has been, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

18: Human Rights Commissioners Appointed

Aucklander Warren Lindberg and Michael Powles of Wellington have both been reappointed as Human Rights Commissioners.

19: Hosting Arrangements For Rugby World Cup 2003

The Council of the International Rugby Board (IRB) has today ratified recommendations from the Board of Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) that the finals of Rugby World Cup 2003 should be staged in Australia alone.

20: Perigo: The Conspiracy of Blandness

I have joined the ranks of the conspiracy theorists. Evidence of the conspiracy of which I speak is incontrovertible & irresistible. It is the conspiracy of the bland, the touchy-feely & the shades of gray.

21: Planetary Alignment - Not The End Of The World

Tonight the planets will line up. Not as well as they do in the image above but rather in the night sky. Looking at the sky they will appear to make form an arc from the horizon up towards what would be close to the two o'clock position.

22: Terrorism As A Way Of Life

My heart bleeds when I read the newspapers and articles on the internet nowadays. All over the world people are accusing Israel, the country I live in currently, of being “the most vile, terrorist-laden, diabolical and fascist state ever created ...

23: Disappointment at World Cup loss

Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard said today he was disappointed that New Zealand has missed out on sub-hosting the World Cup Rugby tournament.

24: Fourth Estate or Unregistered Party?

Macauley stood in the British Houses of Parliament and observed: “The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm”

25: 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.

26: Scoop Archive: Should The Chief Censor Be Sacked?

Monday 8 April 11.30 pm The Chief Censor, Bill Hastings, recently endorsed a Japanese film called Visitor Q on Auckland University student radio - Radio 95 bFM. It contains graphic depictions of necrophilia (sex with a female corpse) in association with ...

27: Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77

In This Edition: The Hunt For Flight 77 - A Truly Remarkable French Website - Disinformation Warning! - Not Everyone Is Convinced - Eyewitness Reports Of The Crash….

28: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Hard News Is Here - Sludge: US Complicity In Venezuelan Coup - Howard’s End: Get Over It, Get On With It - GUTTED! NZ Loses World Cup - "The Unbearable Stench Of Death” - Jenin

29: Human Rights Commission Welcomes New Commissioners

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan is enthusiastic about the appointment of a new group of Human Rights Commissioners.

30: Scoop Archive: Big News: You're Just Sick

Break open your piggy banks because it is nearly film festival time, when the incredibly strange, wonderfully weird and R-rated sex films are shown to film buffs. But this year is a little different. Public standards watchdog, the Society for the Promotion ...

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