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

1: Image: "Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner" GE Advert

The Green Party advert placed in newspapers over the weekend. See... Greens Launch GE Awareness Campaign for background information.

2: Mitchell names first AB squad for 2002

All Blacks coach John Mitchell and his selectors Mark Shaw and Kieran Crowley named 26 players as their first squad of the Philips International Rugby Series.

3: Feedback: Greens Making Principled Stand

Some politicians are struggling with the fact that there is a party actually prepared to make a stand on policy that got them elected, that party being the Greens.

4: Ohariu Belmont Poll Result

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has announced the result of an independent opinion poll on the race for the Ohariu Belmont seat.

5: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington 27/5/2002

Rodney Hide has a penetrating observation on how to read the Budget - ignore the text and just read the tables. The fiscal accounts and financial projections are what the Budget is really about.

6: Greens Take Poll To Find Out Their Principles

The Green Party has been cynical in carefully polling the electorate before deciding to threaten to destroy a government over genetic engineering.

7: WTO Responds To Restructuring Hoax Email

The following is the official World Trade Organisation response to, and a hoax email from the Yes Men that sparked off, a fair bit of confusion on the web over the past week.

8: Greens Launch GE Awareness Campaign

The Green Party has launched an advertising and poster campaign telling New Zealanders why the party is taking a firm line on genetic engineering and contrasting the different positions of Labour and the Greens.

9: Stateside With Rosalea: Where You From?

I've now lived for almost three years in a land where men have fannies and wear drawers, and I've got so used to the local lingo that it's been a while since "u" muscled its way into the 'hood, behaved badly, and spoiled my sense of fun. These ...

10: PM's Electorate Treasurer Could Lose Science Job

In her Innovation Growth speech at the beginning of the year the Prime Minister said one of three major areas New Zealand needed to focus on to achieve growth would be biotechnology.

11: Greens: Loose With The Truth

There will be no release of genetically modified material into the New Zealand environment when the moratorium on GM applications ends on October 29, 2003, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said today. Green Party advertising claims to the contrary were untrue.

12: Green And Powerful - 27 Year-Old Aussie Senator

The youngest person in the Australian Federal Parliament will arrive in New Zealand on Sunday as the keynote speaker at the Green Conference during Queen's Birthday Weekend.

13: Greens Are Not Being Honest

“The Green party is being deliberately dishonest about the GE issue,” claims NZ First spokesperson, Brian Donnelly.

14: GM Survey Results

An apple genetically modified using a gene from a different kind of apple to improve the flavour was acceptable to some degree by many New Zealanders according to a survey.

15: HARD NEWS 24/05/02 - Dear Prudence

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... There was never going to be a whole lot in this Budget. The economy is flush, but Michael Cullen set himself a cap of $6.125 billion dollars in new spending for his first three years - and spent most of it in his first year.

16: Plain English - Fri, 24 May 2002

One of the best reasons to lift economic performance is that so many New Zealanders live on incomes that are too low. The biggest benefit of faster growth in countries where it has occurred is that it provides more and better opportunities to people ...

17: Blue Greens On Green Party Ultimatum On GM

Bluegreens is an independent group of New Zealanders advising the National Party on environment and heritage issues.

18: Baby Kahu Kidnapper's Bad Choice Of Law

If Baby Kahu's kidnapper had pleaded not guilty he could have been out of prison in only four years, ACT Justice Spokesman MP Stephen Franks pointed out today. Instead he will be in prison for just over seven-and-a-half years.

19: The Green Room 001: Eco-Nation

LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa, in association with The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand, are pleased to present The Green Room 001: Eco-Nation – a CD that reflects upon the state of New Zealand now. An era of creative evolution has seen a fresh sound emerge ...

20: Harre Speech to Service and Food Workers’ Union

Speech to Service and Food Workers’ Union Otahuhu Working Men’s Club 101 Atkinson Ave; Otahuhu

21: Sydney Archbishop Refuses Homosexuals Communion

Statement by the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Dr George Pell, addressing the issue of homosexuals who request Holy Communion.

22: Howard's End: No Substitute For Honest Numbers

The Budget is forecasting growth at 3.1 per cent in each of the next two years but slowly falling after that, while the Government surplus is picked to reach $2.6 billion this year, $2.6 billion next year and $3 billion into the future. Oh really! Maree ...

23: World Cup Win The Last Word For Many Black Ferns

The Black Ferns face a mass exodus from their ranks after they successfully defended their title with a 19-9 win over England in the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup at Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium today.

24: Priorities For Any Coalition Agreement

Alliance Leader Signals Contracting Out And Four Weeks Annual Leave As Priorities For Any Coalition Agreement

25: 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 ...

26: NZ Maori Squad Announced

Nine newcomers have been selected by New Zealand Maori coach Matt Te Pou in the 26-man squad named today for a four-match programme.

27: Oceans Policy – next steps

Ministers have approved a work programme designed to produce a draft Oceans Policy by June next year.

28: Read the Budget properly Maurice, urges Maharey

24 May 2002 National’s tertiary education spokesperson Maurice Williamson is hopelessly wrong with his claims this afternoon that universities will only receive a $10 million increase in government funding next year, says Associate Education (Tertiary Education) ...

29: School student refuses to wear Red and Black

It’s almost a sea of red and black at one of Christchurch’s primary schools today.

30: Budget Spend-Up On Beneficiaries Defies Logic

The budget news is that $131million is going to be spent on beneficiaries, particularly DPB recipients, with the aim of 'removing the barriers to work'.

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