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

1: A Letter Of Application To Maori TV Service

I can understand that you may be wary of some foreigner applying to head up Maori Television Services, but let me assure you, I am no John Davy. I am legitimately unqualified for the post and say so up front.

2: Tube Talk: The little strip show that could

This is the tale of two new Kiwi TV comedies - both made in Wellington, both pitched at the urban youth demographic, and both currently screening on TV3. One is charming and shows promise; the other one stinks, and will hopefully die a quick ratings death ...

3: Scoop Images: Cat & Mouse In Monopoly Land

Images of today's protests in Mayfair London. Beginning at 1pm protestors marched in small groups around London's richest real estate shadowed by convoys of police vans full of police, and accompanied by beat policemen who appeared to make very ...

4: Anti Motorway Protesters Arrested In Police Raid

About ten people have been arrested this morning in wellington as police (complete with riot helmets) smashed down the doors of the Stagecraft theatre in Tonks Ave this morning.

5: Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 2 May 2002

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Prime Minister: How will the formation of the "Progressive Coalition" impact on the stability and credibility of her Government?

6: First Four Views Of Universe From Upgraded Hubble

"Remarkable, breathtaking" are words jubilant astronomers are using to describe the first four views of the universe taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys, released by NASA today.

7: Mayday Victory In Poneke

After a day of anti-capitalist demos in Wellington, with a 21 Bum Salute given to Business NZ and a trip to nike town the carnival went back to Cuba St

8: Babylon Express: Capitalism On The March

A massive seventeen people surged down the left-hand footpath of Willis Street yesterday in a popular demonstration of support for the economic ideology of Capitalism.

9: Bradford Sickened By Bill's Boxing Match

Green Party Mental Health spokesperson Sue Bradford is today strongly critical of Bill English's boxing match to raise money for youth suicide.

10: Sue Wood To Stand For National List

Former National Party President and Wellington businesswoman Sue Wood is to put her name forward for the National Party list for the next election.

11: Anti-Business, Anti-Prison Pro-Crime Act Party

The Act Party’s ‘zero tolerance for crime’ claim doesn’t appear to extend to dodgy offshore investment scams, Acting Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Anderton says.

12: Big News: Sentencing and Parole

Now that the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill has been passed, convicted and sentenced offenders will be more wary of the New Zealand Parole Board than any court judge.

13: National On Its Knees Before Backroom Officials

Alliance parliamentary leader Jim Anderton is warning of government instability and un-elected back-room party officials running the country if National ever again forms a Government.

14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 2 May

Today’s questions concerned: Progressive Coalition - Sovereign Yachts - Training Opportunities and Youth Training - Maori Television Service - Suspensions Of Maori Students - Millennium People - Police Capital Projects - Progressive Coalition (2) ...

15: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 1 May

Today’s questions concerned: Funding Of Dental Courses – Maori TV – GE Contamination – Kyoto Policy – The Economy - Youth Offending - Regional Immigration Initiative – Teacher’s Strikes - Employment Relations – Government’s Standard - Telecommunications ...

16: May Day Memories

On May Day 2002, libertarians will be quietly reflecting on the around 100 million lives lost in the 20th century to socialism, announced Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins today.

17: Register Of MPs’ Interests To Be Introduced

The government today announced the introduction of a register of interests for MPs which will require all MPs to publicly list their pecuniary interests.

18: Organic Produce No More Nutritious

Claims that organically produced food has superior nutritional benefits do not appear to be supported by the available evidence, according to a recent University of Otago study which is the first critical review of research comparing organic and conventional ...

19: Deputy PM's Personal Attacks Undignified

"Jim Anderton's personal attack earlier today is from a man who publicly said he was leaving politics as a protest against politics being a bear pit," ACT Leader Richard Prebble said.

20: Auckland Mayday March Report

Approximately 1000 people marched on the streets of Auckland this evening as part of the global May Day celebrations.

21: Auditor General Strays Outside His Role

ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster says it is shocking that the Auditor General thinks it is part of his role to tell the Police to issue speeding fines to motorists.

22: 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 ...

23: Bypass Occupation: Transit The Real Criminals

Campaign for a Better City (CBC) spokesperson Roland Sapsford today said CBC supported the people who reoccupied a vacant heritage building on the route of the proposed inner-city "bypass" in Wellington.

24: A Victory For Deaf And Disabled People

Deaf and disabled people are to get access to the telephone after a seven year battle.

25: Where Was This Promised In The Election Campaign?

New Zealand First is urging Aucklanders to have their say on the selling of a number of strategic and other assets, including the Airport, pensioners’ flats and residential houses scheduled for a special Auckland City Council meeting on Friday afternoon.

26: Israel Wins! UN To Disband Jenin Investigator Team

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wil disband a fact-finding team that was established to discover the truth about what went on inside Jenin Refugee Camp. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Kieran Prendergast said this afternoon: ...

27: Council to back illegal street racing bill

A private member’s bill to combat illegal street racing is to get the support of the Auckland City Council.

28: communique from the catechresia collective

on this day of autumn light fading, as our sisters, fathers, mothers, brothers & elders trail through yet another day of debilitating regimes & routines, a diverse group of people have come together.

29: CTU's Claims Mischievous

CTU President Ross Wilson's call for new laws to jail employers is mischievous and irresponsible, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says.

30: Industry NZ Gets World Class NZers

Jim Anderton has welcomed news that the first company representative to go on an Industry New Zealand Business Exchange under the World Class New Zealanders programme has come home with the chance to make racing car seats for Daimler-Chrysler.

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