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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Hollywood To Taranaki

The announcement of the filming of part of the Hollywood feature film The Last Samurai in Taranaki is the culmination of 12 months' activity by Film New Zealand, Investment New Zealand, and regional film promotion organisations.

2: Baise Moi, Plain Smut and Violence?

For the moral high-grounders among us the decisions to ban the movie Baise Moi both in New Zealand and Australia must seem like a victory for all that is good in the world. Certainly Baise Moi is pornographic in many aspects. There's real-time sex ...

3: 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.

4: HARD NEWS 17/05/02 - Most Unseemly

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, let's hope the police have the right men, and all of them. You didn't need to live in South Auckland to feel a sense of dread this week in the wake of three armed robberies - two of which culminated in cold-blooded ...

5: 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 ...

6: Scoop Link: CBS - What Bush Knew Before Sept. 11

SCOOP EDITORS NOTE: CBS News is being attributed with breaking the news of White House foreknowledge of the 911 hijackings. The following are links to their Scoop reports.

7: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Lucas Unleashes the Clone Army

Defying critics and the worried jitters of millions of fans, George Lucas' second instalment in the Star Wars universe of prequels delivers one hell of a laser punch.

8: Feedback: Hooters, Not Personal Development

BSB’s article makes some good points, but it misses what I see as the big picture.

9: Keith Rankin: Carbon Emissions and Free Trade

I am ambivalent on global warming. I am sure it is happening, while sceptical that it is happening to the extent that many environmentalists claim. I am not at all sure that human activity is the principal cause of global warming. I certainly dislike ...

10: Scoop: Daily Ratings

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

11: Howard's End: The Perfect Bomb

The increasing number of suicide belt-bombers and the diversity of their backgrounds is causing concern to global security experts who now fear the low-cost and difficult to detect bombing tactic could be used more often on buses, trains and in shopping ...

12: Criticism of Terrorism Bill secrecy justified

Green MP Keith Locke has backed Professor Jane Kelsey's exposure of an earlier, harsher, version of the anti-terrorism bill currently before Parliament.

13: Return of National Party donations for 1996

The Electoral Commission will not be taking any further action about donations Fay Richwhite made to the National Party in 1996.

14: Say Sorry For Policy Of Silence

East Timor's Independence must be celebrated. And New Zealand must share in that, but we must also say sorry for past government's policy of silence, a policy nurtured significantly in the 1990s by the then New Zealand Foreign Minister Don McKinnon.

15: Terrorism Suppression Bill: What Govt Wanted

Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey has secured the release of the original amendments to the Terrorism Bill (dated 25 October 2001) which the Government attempted to push through without public scrutiny late last year.

16: Full Criminal Records Must Be Made Public

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks has written to the Corrections and Justice Ministers seeking assurances that when the murderers in the two South Auckland shootings are convicted, their previous criminal record details will not be suppressed.

17: Government moves on illegal street racing issue

MP Clayton Cosgrove’s Land Transport (Street and Illegal Drag Racing) Amendment Bill was introduced to the House as a government Bill today.

18: Scientists Find New Submarine Hot Springs

New Zealand, American, and Japanese scientists have found new submarine hot springs northeast of New Zealand.

19: Howard's End: Raising Revenue From Boy Racers

In a typical knee-jerk reaction to the problem of street racers, both local and central government politicians are all jumping on the bandwagon wanting to introduce yet another law, this time to be called the Land Transport (Street and Illegal Drag ...

20: Hay And Leaves Fly In Mainland Poultry Office

At 10am today the Animal Liberation Delivery Team covered Mainland Poultry’s Central Dunedin Office with hay and leaves, in an action highlighting the company’s total lack of animal ethics.

21: Now That’s Dopey!

New Zealand First has harsh criticism of Alliance Leader and Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harré’s drug education initiative, most notably the decision to have pro-cannabis activist Nandor Tanczos front the programme.

22: Shock And Dismay At Fisheries Commission Payments

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has expressed shock and dismay at the extent to which commissioners have dipped into Waitangi fisheries assets. Commenting on revelations that $11 million in fees has been paid to Waitangi Treaty Fisheries commissioners ...

23: ASB Relieved At Manukau Serial Killings Charges

We are relieved that Police have charged three men in relation to the Manukau Serial Killings.

24: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –16 May

Today’s questions concerned: Drug Education – Corrections Emergency Response Unit – Jim’s New Party – Youth Offending – Party Hopping Bill – Venture Investment Fund – Local Body Election Donations - MidCentral Health Cancer Treatment – Petrol And ...

25: Tube Talk: Is The West Wing Losing Its Sheen?

Praise the Lord and pass the broccoli, "The West Wing" has returned! Grandiose, witty and slightly pretentious, "West Wing" follows the workings of the staff of the Oval Office, home of the American President.

26: Rumsfeld Interview with Rush Limbaugh

Limbaugh: We rarely have guests on the program, as you know, but we make exceptions now and then when warranted, and certainly such a circumstance is warranted today. The Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld joins us. Mr. Secretary, this is a real ...

27: Babylon Express: Comforting With Intent

A Petone man with no sporting ability was arrested this morning after entering the Starship Troopers Children’s Hospital in Wellington and attempting to comfort children in the Leukaemia ward.

28: Sexual Violence Not Needed In Our Society

New Zealand First MP and campaigner for improved censorship standards Peter Brown has secured a meeting with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon George Hawkins next week to seek the removal of the present censor, on the grounds that he has failed ...

29: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Hard News Is Here! - 911: How Much Did George W. Know? - East Timor Independence Day: Memories Good And Bad - Howard’s End: The Global Threat Of Suicide Bombing - No Further Action Over National Donation - Govt’s Preferred Terror Bill Exposed - ...

30: Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer (Hijack Warnings)

Can you tell us specifically what date the President was briefed that there was a threat of hijacking, where he was when he got the briefing, who he gave -- a couple more -- who gave him the briefing, what agencies were warned about the threat, and ...

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