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

1: Sludge Report #138 – This Winter Of Discontent

In This Edition: This Winter Of Discontent - MMP Hysteria - Helen’s Undefended Left Front - Opportunity Knocks For Harre, Fitzsimons & Donald.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00146.htm


2: Scoop Images: Southerly Blow Has Its Compensations

The southerly blow presently innundating Southland and Otago in snow has its compensations for surfers here in Wellington. The following images were taken on Wellington’s South Coast yesterday evening when the capital’s surfers were out in force taking advantage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00145.htm


3: Satire: Growth "Not Worth The Bother" - Treasury

A secret Treasury report found down the back of a sofa of a tinny house somewhere in Aro Valley yesterday has caused eyebrows to be rasied after its conclusion suggesting that there's not much point in worrying about growing the New Zeal Inc. economy at ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00144.htm


4: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 28 May 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Deputy Prime Minister: What changes, if any, will be made to the Coalition Agreement, which he signed, or to current coalition management procedures, when he joins the Progressive Coalition Party before the next election?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00635.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 May

Today’s questions concerned: Jim & The Progressive Coalition - Red Tape Reduction – Treasury’s View On Tax – Nuclear Fuel Shipments – PPTA Settlement – Deaf Telephone Services – SSC Advice On John Davy’s Appointment – Overseas Aid Budget – Hobsonville ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00149.htm


6: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Freedom for All, Except Arabs

CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC and a host of other television networks fell all over themselves this Memorial Day to honor those who died for freedom, American values, and justice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00147.htm


7: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00264.htm


8: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


9: Images: Mt Ruapehu Snowed To A Halt

Heavy snow drifts of up to one metre gave Ruapehu Alpine Lifts staff the excuse they were looking for today to stop work and go play in the snow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00052.htm


10: Howard's End: Representatives That Represent

Will she, won't she? The heck with all this irritating election grandstanding stuff! I've got a proposal to end elections altogether and I think the idea deserves examination. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00141.htm


11: David Miller: Why The US Must Shake Terror's Grip

This weekend’s Memorial Day holiday in the United States was another illustration of that country’s frayed nerves when it comes to international terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00142.htm


12: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00623.htm


13: Aussie Women Beat Kiwis In Vanity Stakes

New Zealand women are less concerned than Australian women about the way they look, an ACNielsen survey revealed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00058.htm


14: CHP Shocked At Cullen’s Lack Of Professionalism

Christian Heritage strongly advocates, and insists on, elected and appointed government officials being held to a high standard of professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Most individual New Zealanders are at the mercy of ‘market forces’, having no power ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00267.htm


15: Scoop Images: Deaf People Thank Ruth & Paul

Deaf and disabled people rallied on the steps of Parliament today to celebrate the creation of a telephone relay service to allow deaf people telephone access, and to thank Minister for Disability Issues Ruth Dyson and Telecommunications Minister ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00148.htm


16: Bill English outlines his plan for New Zealand

National Leader Bill English announced today he was setting out to cover the country outlining National's plans to deal with issues concerning New Zealanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00639.htm


17: Treaty Lunacy And Treaty People

Over the last few weeks one issue above all others has dominated the news media. While there has been murder and mayhem on our streets - sometimes two murders a day, and sick people have had to travel to Australia for treatment, another issue has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00640.htm


18: Greens Are Not Being Honest

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00627.htm


19: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00139.htm


20: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00626.htm


21: Anti-Capitalist Alliance Public Meeting Wellington

*Why we need a revolutionary alternative *The current state of NZ society & politics *Imperialism and revolution *The Middle East & the need for solidarity

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00268.htm


22: Doc Wakes Up To The Benefits Of Kiwi Farming

ACT Conservation Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today he understood that the Department of Conservation had entered into an agreement to commercially `graze' kiwis in a similar manner to that which he has been suggesting for over a year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00644.htm


23: Report Into Severance Payments In Public Sector

28 May 2002 Comment On Auditor-General Report Into Severance Payments In The Public Sector

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00630.htm


24: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00613.htm


25: CHH Admits It Still Needs Kinleith Maintenance

Carter Holt Harvey has today admitted that it needs 190 maintenance workers at its Kinleith pulp and paper mill – despite the fact that it is about to lay off all 190 staff maintenance workers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00252.htm


26: Labour Must Come Clean On GE Plans

There is suspicion that US lobbying, support for farm subsidies and financing of PR to promote GE, may be linked to Labours support for GE releases. Labour seem to be refusing to listen to evidence from European and Mexican governments as to what ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00266.htm


27: Tax Increases Hide Cullen's Spending Spree

"A closer examination of the Budget reveals that Michael Cullen's claims of being fiscally responsible are far from the truth," says National's Finance spokesman David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00634.htm


28: Explain Student Loan Repayment Over-Billing

Tertiary student website Studentz.co.nz demands the Inland Revenue Department explain why some student loan borrowers repayment obligations have been miscalculated, resulting in Inland Revenue issuing grossly over inflated repayment demands.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00064.htm


29: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00039.htm


30: Bill Undermines Freedom Of Association

Green MP Keith Locke is concerned that the Transnational Organised Crime Bill could lead to New Zealanders being found 'guilty by association' through membership of a gang.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00629.htm

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