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

1: Howard's End: The Squeeze On Gold

The price of gold and gold stocks is sky-rocketing with Central banks across the world coming in for severe criticism for the way they have sold official gold reserves, although in a disguised form. Maree Howard writes.

2: The Real Deal on 9:11: Rewarding Failure

The numerous allegations regarding fraud, government sponsored narcotics trafficking and black budget funding over the last two decades at the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are deeply disturbing. Originally ...

3: Guest Opinion: Gold Mines Exposed

--WHY gold will go parabolic --HOW good gold news will be fatally bad news for many (most?) mines--as the price rises. --"Hedges" is wrong word. They aren’t hedges! A pity.

4: Scoop Links: FBI Whistleblower Blows Lid Off 911

Today, Friday UST, Saturday NZT, a press conference was held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. by US based NGO Judicial Watch with FBI agent Robert Wright. Prior to the Press Conference Wright was threatened with criminal prosecution if ...

5: HARD NEWS 31/05/02 - Everything's Gone Green

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, you can't say politics isn't interesting this year. One partner in the governing coalition has wrecked itself and wound up with a party leader who can't lead it in Parliament, National's go-getter president has been told ...

6: 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 ...

7: Feedback: Lindsay “Free Speech” Perigo

Lindsay Perigo does not NOT allow free speech. His "liberty" is nothing of the sort. His radio station was a tirade of far right tirade against normality. He banned any dissent.

8: Lucid Feature: Meth-head or Madness

Wellington has weed. Wellington has E. Wellington has L.S.D. Sweet poetry to some maybe, but not all. A veritable drug cornucopia awaits today’s youth for experimentation and enjoyment. Look around you. Have lots of girls you know suddenly lost weight ...

9: Biggest May Snowfall In "Living Memory"

BIGGEST MAY SNOWFALL IN "LIVING MEMORY" FOR MT RUAPEHU Residents in awe as Mt Ruapehu revealed in clearing weather

10: 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. ...

11: Plain English - a weekly update from Bill English

This week I've set out on a "Fronting Up Tour" of 54 towns in 35 days, visiting hospitals, schools, businesses, and holding public meetings, reaching out to all parts of the community with our plans to take New Zealand forward. If you'd ...

12: Jeanette Fitzsimons Co-leader Green Party AGM Spch

A few days before the end of the last millennium the Greens won their first parliamentary representation under their own name in New Zealand. We all remember the impossible odds, the wry celebration when we reached single figures in the polls, the election ...

13: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Hard News Is Here! - Howard's End: The Squeeze On Gold - Greens On GE: You Wanted Science, You Got It - Real Deal: The Magnitude Of Washington’s Corruption - More Than You Need To Know About Meth

15: India – Pakistan Travel Advisory

New Zealand’s travel advisory to New Zealanders in India and Pakistan has been upgraded to strongly urge them to leave, and for New Zealanders to defer travel to these countries.

16: Damning EU Report Confirms Contamination Fears

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said the concerns of many New Zealanders had been confirmed by a new EU report showing organic farming will be shut down if genetically engineered crops are grown commercially.

17: Party Hard, Party Vote Hard - Donald Speech

Party Hard, Party Vote Hard Rod Donald's speech to Green AGM Delivered at 10.15am

18: EU Ratification Of Kyoto Confirms NZ On Right Path

Auckland: Friday, 31 May 2002 – The European Union will today ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change in New York. Greenpeace applauded the EU’s decision to show leadership on climate change and New Zealand’s decision not to forfeit its responsibilities ...

19: 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.

20: Australian Green Senator-elect Kerry Nettle Speech

Speech by Australian Green Senator-elect Kerry Nettle to New Zealand Green annual conference Waipapa Marae, Auckland University

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: ACTivist Rules Out Wellington Central

ACTivist President Gavin Middleton has quashed suggestions that he will attempt to run as the ACT Party’s candidate for Wellington Central.

23: World Cup To Be Tobacco Free - FIFA Bags Award

The World Health Organization's highest tobacco control award was given to the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in recognition of its tobacco control work, culminating in its decision to declare the 2002 World Cup tobacco free.

24: 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:

25: New Zealand For Sale?

“New Zealand’s taxpayer shareholders of Air New Zealand must be reeling at news of negotiations to sell off a major part of our airline to our Australian competitors,” New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters said.

26: National’s IR policy irresponsible

“Outrageous claims made by employer representatives and some politicians when the Employment Relations Act became law have been proved absolutely wrong,” said Ross Wilson president of the Council of Trade Unions today.

27: TVNZ Announces Management Restructure

The Chief Executive of TVNZ, Ian Fraser, has announced major changes to the top echelon of management at TVNZ.

28: Success For Rare Seabird Chicks

All seven of the Chatham Islands' record crop of rare taiko chicks have fledged, Conservation Minister Sandra Lee announced today as she thanked DOC staff for their "dedicated work" to bring the species back from near-extinction.

29: Greens Selective In Interpretation Of EU Research

The Green Party and organic sector advocates should show more caution in their public statements about recently published EU research which models impacts of GM agriculture on organic production, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston ...

30: University still living in the '90s

The University of Otago's ongoing battle to build an unnecessary bridge across the Leith shows the University is still living in the 1990s, instead of adapting to the new vision of tertiary education.


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