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

1: Upton-on-line: French Election Special Edition

Despite going through the motions of declaring that a dreadful crisis had been averted, Jacques Chirac’s massive 82% to 18% win over Jean-Marie Le Pen had to be one of the least suspenseful election outcomes in electoral history.

2: Bible-Belt Forces Middle-East Dilemma On Bush

The Bible-belt believes Israel is “God's Own”, any nation damning its actions will be doomed. Tagging Bush is Falwell and his rightwing gang of pro-Israeli lobbyists opposing a powerful UN backed humanitarian ideal. Decisive leadership is required.

3: David Miller: Why I Did Not March On May Day

In the course of my business and research I travel to Wellington frequently throughout the year. When in the capital, I make a point to visit the House of Representatives, the numerous art galleries and museums, the cafes and bars and enjoy the cities nightlife. ...

4: Howard's End: An Unaccountable Court

The New Zealand Government ratified the UN Treaty which establishes the International Criminal Court that comes into being on 1 July. But yesterday the U.S. renounced its obligation to support the Court because of flaws in its mandate that leaves the ...

5: It's Strife, Jim: Report Slates Industry NZ

Jim Anderton must front up and explain why Industry New Zealand doesn't pass parliamentary scrutiny, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today.

6: Firas Al-Atraqchi: A Case of Rotten Coffee

The Israeli incursion into West Bank towns, the alleged Israeli massacres committed in the Palestinian refugee camps of Jenin, and the spectre of suicide bombers have provoked some stark commentary from luminaries around the world. In a speech made ...

7: World Owed An Explanation Over US Farm Subsidies

The United States owed the world an explanation over its proposed Farm Bill, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

8: Israeli Professors/Lecturers Support "Refuseniks"

Professors and lecturers from universities around Israel have signed a petition supporting students who are refusing to fight in the Palestinian territories. Two hundred and forty four professors and lecturers have signed so far.

9: Scoop Images: Ground Zero

Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson visited Ground Zero in Manhattan today.

10: Scoop Images: HipHop & Anti-capitalism In The Park

Panoramic image of a post-Mayday celebration of freedom loving New Yorkers held in Tompkin Square Park on Sunday May 5th.

11: National Prepared To Take On Treaty Challenge

If New Zealand is to move forward as a country there must be one standard of citizenship for all, National Party Leader the Hon Bill English said in a lecture to the New Zealand Centre for Public Law today.

12: NZ Steel Completes $27- Million Melter Upgrade

A $27-million upgrade of New Zealand Steel’s No. 2 melter at its Glenbrook facility has been completed on time and on budget.

13: Launched Today

A new and unique web service has been launched today, giving New Zealand voters the tools to compare the political policy of all the main Parties, over a comprehensive range of policies.

14: Sex In The City

Four life-sized 'sperm' took the safe sex message to Auckland's CBD this week.

15: Scoop Archive: The lessons of privatisation - Anderton Speech

I'm reminded of the old story about a surgeon, an engineer and an economist discussing which profession has the longest history.

16: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 6/5/2002

There's an old saying in politics that you win first in the House. The first sign a government is losing is when it can't win debates in Parliament. Labour has been on top in Parliament since about 1998, when National found it couldn't defend Tuku ...

17: Industry New Zealand Select Committee Report

Today the Commerce Committee presented a report to the House on its 2000/01 financial review of the performance and current operations of Industry New Zealand.

18: Labour Wins Prime News Star For Bay Of Plenty

Self confessed current affairs "junkie" Mei Taare was last night selected to contest the Bay of Plenty seat for Labour in this year's election from a field of four contestants.

19: The Real Deal: The Ultimate New Business Cold Call

Lest you think that my comment about the New York Stock Exchange is too strong, let's look at one event that occurred before our "war on drugs" went into high gear through Plan Colombia, banging heads over narco dollar market share in Latin America.

20: Urgent Inquiry Needed Into Maori TV Contracts

ACT leader Richard Prebble says he is concerned to learn that multi-million dollar contracts for Maori Television have been awarded without competitive tendering.

21: Stunning Swan Lake Returns

“The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Swan Lake is stunning. The brilliance of the dancers, the set design, costumes and choreography is enthralling.” - National Business Review, 1996.

22: 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.

23: NZ Slipping Further Behind

ACT leader Richard Prebble says news that Singapore has lowered its company tax rate from 24.5 percent to 22 percent, means New Zealand has become even more uncompetitive.

24: 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 ...

25: Act And National Would Destroy The Regions

Act and National are attacking regional development funding because if they got elected they would smash the economic development programmes of this Government, industry and regional development minister Jim Anderton says.

26: New Zealand Welcomes Spain's Support

Conservation Minister Sandra Lee today applauded Spain’s decision to add its support to an international agreement aimed at reducing the impact of long-line fishing on endangered albatross and petrel.

27: Maori TV Or Barking Up The Wrong Tree

“In the total debacle that has descended on Maori Television one fundamental question is being overlooked. It is not a question of what happened but rather, how could it possibly have happened?”, said New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters.

28: Students Incensed By Loans Review

The New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA) is outraged at suggestions that the Labour led Government will be reducing access to the living component of student loans, and re-directing existing funds into private savings schemes as part ...

29: 'Silly' Idea Becomes A Matter Of Life And Death

"Last year the Minister of Finance, Michael Cullen, called the idea of tax rebates for those with private health insurance 'silly', " observes Libertarianz spokesman for the deregulation of Health, Dr Richard McGrath."The considerable rise in ...

30: Fast Forward For NZ Business

Budget 2002 will recognise that transforming the New Zealand economy requires comprehensive support for New Zealanders’ skills and talent.

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