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

1: Scoop Satire: Englitch Has Shit Kicked Out Of Him

Nationill party leader Bill Englitch had the living shit kicked out of him today as part of a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness of Nationill party leader Bill Englitch.

2: July 27 Election Tipped By Helpful House Officials

While the PM’s office remains mum on the issue an increasing weight of evidence is pointing towards a July 27th general election date.

3: The Sentencing Game

When sentencing criminals, there are five factors that may be considered. These are: the protection of the public, rehabilitation, deterrence, compensation for the victim(s) and satisfying the public and the victim's desire for retribution. Sentences handed ...

4: Images: Love In An Elevator Competition

Rob Moule (20) and Vijay Patel (19), Auckland University engineering students, snapped during the 'Love in an Elevator' promotion in which pairs had to swap clothes before reaching level 5.

5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 30 May

Today’s questions concerned: Superyacht Tax Exemption – Rural Primary Health Care – Party Hopping – Chicken & Antibiotics – Police Numbers – Police Funding – Who Is The Real Alliance Leader - East Timor Troop Plane – How Dangerous Is George W. ...

6: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 30 May 2002

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister of Finance: Will exempting super yacht crews from New Zealand income tax benefit the marine industry; if so, in what ways?

7: Early Election Irresponsible

ACT leader Richard Prebble says an early election would be irresponsible, and damaging to New Zealand's reputation as a stable democracy.

8: Images: Nandor Tanczos – Get On A Roll Campaign

See also: Greens Launch 'Get On Roll' Campaign

9: US Reforms Reduce Teenage Births

"The United States leads the developed world with it's teenage birth rate and New Zealand is ranked third. For this reason we should be taking more than just a passing interest in what the United States is doing to address what is largely a ...

10: Tube Talk: Take A Bow, Shortland Street

There were many noteworthy events on TV this week – David coming out to his mother in Six Feet Under, Aiden proposing to Carrie in Sex & The City, the unashamed hideousness of Michelle Boag’s teal pantsuits. But the week belonged, appropriately ...

11: Streets Of London: The Rise Of Prostrate Cancer

Prostate cancer may soon overtake lung cancer as the most common form of the disease among British men it was announced on Monday by experts. They are calling for funding into testing for different prostate tumors and better co-ordination of research. ...

12: Media Coverage of 9/11 Warning Scandal

* Syndicated columnist Norman Solomon, examines the media's coverage of the 9/11 warnings story and White House secrecy in dealing with the Enron scandal

13: Images: Best Press Photographs Coming To NZ

An exhibition of the world’s best press photographs in 2001 is coming to Wellington in June this year.

14: Millennium People pleased John Davy jailed

Millennium People are pleased that John Davy has been jailed for fraud. His imprisonment and the comments by the Judge confirm our belief that Mr Davy is a sophisticated international conman who has woven a web of deceit.

15: Sentence Shows Astor Should Have Been Prosecuted

"The eight month prison sentence and fraud conviction of former Maori TV Chief Executive John Davy reinforces the case for extraditing and prosecuting fake Nelson psychiatrist Linda Astor," says Nelson MP Nick Smith.

16: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Definition of Pro-Palestinian

In light of some of the comments I have received concerning the use of the term 'pro-Palestinian', I would like to clarify the following:

17: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 May

Today’s questions concerned: Nuclear Free Zone Extension – Party Hopping – School Funding – George Bush “Most Dangerous Man In World” – Criminal DNA Blood Samples Reform – Hobsonville Subdivision – Paparua Prison Death – John Davy And The SSC – ...

18: Greens Kick Off Pre-Election Conference

The Green Party launches its pre-election conference in Auckland tomorrow afternoon with a record number of members attending.

19: Criticism of consumer GE research is mischievous

The attempt by GE-Free NZ to cast doubt on the latest research into consumer attitudes about GM food can only be described as mischievous the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today.

20: 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 ...

21: Lucid Prints Controversial Speed Article

Wellington student magazine Lucid yesterday printed the controversial speed article that this week prompted the Auckland University Students' Association to pull Craccum from distribution. The article was intended for simultaneous release in both publications.

22: English's Tour Off To A Good Start

National Leader Bill English says his 'Fronting up to New Zealand' tour has got off to an excellent start, with strong attendances at public meetings and plenty of positive feedback.

23: Lindsay Perigo: Charlatans With Political Power

In my list of personal heroes on SOLO's Capturing the Spirit page I included the name of Malcolm Muggeridge. The page had been up barely a week before some indignant person was demanding to know how I could rank such a dreadful religionist among the ...

24: Government Nobbles Air NZ Again

The Government is nobbling Air New Zealand again by considering selling part of it to Qantas, says Belinda Vernon, National's transport spokesperson.

25: $2,300,000,000: Dr Cullen’s finest hour

On reflection, Paulo Politico says Budget 2002 is Finance Minister Michael Cullen's 'Finest Hour". After three years in office, the Labour Minister of Finance was able to report to the House that the operating surplus for the 2001/02 financial year ...

26: What Have The Greens Done?

Last week's stand by the Green MPs in rejecting the vote on the HSNO bill and re-stating our opposition to the lifting of the GE moratorium in 2003 has generated much heated debate in media and political circles. However, the heat has often produced more ...

27: Influenza has arrived

TO DATE more New Zealanders than last year have opted to be vaccinated against influenza, but the Ministry of Health is still urging others to do the same as winter, and the influenza virus, set in.

28: Lindsay Perigo: Team Of Champions

It was the best & worst of New Zealand on Saturday night. The best - the Crusaders' thrilling victory over the Australian Brumbies in the Super 12 rugby final. A more seamless, relentless, clever & at times dazzling performance we haven't seen ...

29: Fact Sheet: NATO-Russia Council

Reflecting the Transformed Relationship Between NATO and Russia, President Bush and the other NATO Heads of State and Government have agreed with Russian President Putin to establish the NATO-Russia Council (NRC).

30: Appointments to New Zealand Film Commission

Thursday 30 May 2002 Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard today announced the appointment of Barrie Everard to the Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Film Commission for a term of office expiring on 30 June 2004.


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