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

1: Sludge Report #136 – Serfs In Our Own Land

New Zealanders might be forgiven for thinking they are subject to a central banking conspiracy of sorts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00069.htm


2: Scoop Links: OPEC Warned Chavez About Coup Plans

The following are links to two preview articles promoting the latest Greg Palast exclusive Newsnight report due to be broadcast at 11.30am NZT on BBC Two. A live stream of the programme can be viewed from the Newsnight Homepage .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00066.htm


3: Laila Harre Speech to Press Club

Hon Laila Harre Speech to Press Club Leaders Series breakfast Members and Guests Dining Room Parliament Buildings Wellington

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00295.htm


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

Today’s questions concerned: Who Is The Alliance Leader? – Caregiver Support – PM’s Art Works – Jailing Truant Parents – Australian Relationships – Student Allowance Campaign – Sacking MPs – Teacher Screening – PMs Art Work Police Investigation – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00076.htm


5: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 15 May 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: In light of her Cabinet containing Hon Jim Anderton, who describes himself as the Parliamentary Leader of the Alliance Party, and Hon Laila Harré, who describes herself as the Leader of the Alliance Party, which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00300.htm


6: Feedback: Thank John Roadley, Not Helen Clark

- good economic growth at present has nothing to do with the government, rather it has lots to do with global dairy prices and the low NZD. Don't give Helen Clark the medal, ring John Roadley or Craig Norgate. They create the real jobs in this country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00071.htm


7: Are Teachers Worth More?

Should Education Minister Trevor Mallard even be involved in teacher pay disputes? Nigel Kearney writes that there is another way to deliver appropriate pay rates to teachers...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00072.htm


8: Up, up and away?

"The Reserve Bank's decision to lift interest rates, again, is due to inflationary pressures building in the economy and the unsustainability of current growth rates," says National's Finance spokesman David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00299.htm


9: Big News: David Lane V Ant Timpson

The Becks Incredible Film Festival, formerly the Incredibly Strange Film Festival, used to be about bringing off-beat, niche market films into the country for limited screenings. These days the “strange” tag is missing but the festival now has a reputation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00074.htm


10: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Cry Me A River, Why Don't You!

In recent weeks, the United Nations, the Presidency of the United States, the Arab nations and anyone who has the gall to call on Israel to end its brutal occupation of an entire people, have come under fire from several pro-Israeli apologists. Just ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00073.htm


11: Scoop Image: Mothers Against Genetic Engineering

A new group called 'Mothers Against Genetic Engineering'(Madge) did their first action at the Richmond Rd Woolworths Supermarket Saturday where they went into the supermarket, filled shopping trolleys with food, took them to the checkout and then demanded to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00052.htm


12: US 2001 Govt Deficit US$515 Billion – Paul O’Neill

In a relative backwater of the US Treasury Website US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill makes a startling admission concerning the size of the US Government’s fiscal deficit for the year 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00075.htm


13: Images: Rod Carr’s First Monetary Policy Statement

Acting Reserve Bank Governor today announced an increase in the Official Cash Rate, from 5.25 per cent to 5.5 per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00070.htm


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

Today’s questions concerned: New Jobs – Jim Vs Laila – (Defence Corruption Report Availability) – International Student Welfare – Queensland Media Tarts – Employment Growth – Cancer Treatment Shortages – ACC – Boy Racers - US Farm Bill – PM’s Views ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00067.htm


15: Immigration In Perspective

In these times the issue of immigration is no longer simply an issue of economics, although it has deep economic consequences. It is no longer simply an issue of social cohesion, although there are also very grave problems with immigration on that count.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00305.htm


16: Car imports take new safety rules in their stride

Fears that used car importers would be forced out of business by new frontal impact rules have proved to be completely groundless, based on a near-record 11,929 used cars imported in April, the first month that the new standard came into operation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00124.htm


17: Reserve Bank's Independence Compromised

The government needs to speed up the appointment of a permanent Reserve Bank Governor, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00296.htm


18: Stupidity Rules O.K.

The new law to curb so-called boy racers is "stupid, unnecessary, and fascist," says Libertarianz Transport Deregulation Spokesman Michael Murphy. "It is a typical knee-jerk reaction made by people who are not very bright."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00163.htm


19: Unfenced Driveways Just Another Scapegoat

"The absurd call from child health and safety advocates for all driveways to be fenced is vividly illustrative of exactly what is wrong with New Zealand today," says the frustrated Libertarianz Spokesman for the Deregulation of Health, Richard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00160.htm


20: Prebble in a pith helmet

“Take your pith helmut off Mr Prebble and get with the times,” Development Minister Matt Robson says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00314.htm


21: New Manager for Technology New Zealand

The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology have appointed Suki Siriwardena as Manager, Technology New Zealand - a group within the Foundation that is responsible for stimulating innovation within the private sector by providing advice and funding ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00021.htm


22: Consumers to get cleaner petrol and diesel

New Zealanders will have access to higher quality petrol and diesel that is cleaner and more environmentally friendly as a result of changes agreed by the government, Associate Minister of Energy Paul Swain announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00306.htm


23: Free Speech Activists Distribute Banned Film

We have distributed 100 copies of the recently banned film Baise-Moi in central Wellington. The time of distribution and drop off points have been chosen in order to minimise the potential for children to aquire these CDs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00013.htm


24: Greens Fully Behind Universal Allowance Campaign

Green Tertiary Education Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos will today pledge full Green support for a new campaign to have universal student allowances introduced for all tertiary students.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00297.htm


25: NZ’s Largest Ever Seizure Of Ecstasy Tablets

A joint Police/Customs operation has resulted in New Zealand’s largest ever seizure of ecstasy tablets, after 36,000 tablets were discovered concealed in a packing case.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00026.htm


26: CR Carruthers Report Into An Army Generated Letter

The formal answers to the questions have been prepared and are given against the background of the Commentary which forms part of this report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00161.htm


27: Bradshaw Must Go

The director of the Serious Fraud Office must resign or be dismissed, following disclosures in today's select committee says National's Deputy Leader Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00311.htm


28: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00048.htm


29: Food Giants Reject GE

Auckland, Monday 13 May: Much of the market place is now free of genetic engineering, because some of the largest food companies in New Zealand have taken steps to remove GE from their products.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00144.htm


30: Whose Side Does the Commission Take?

"I am not surprised by today's Securities Commission refusal to let us get an opinion whether there was unlawful tipping of Air New Zealand information," says ACT Commerce spokesman Stephen Franks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00302.htm

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