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

1: The 911 Evidence that May Hang George W. Bush

The Case Against G.W. Bush: a Preliminary "Hearing" in the Court of Common Sense

2: Newfound Planetary System Has 'Hometown' Look

After 15 years of observation and a lot of patience, the world's premier planet-hunting team has finally found a planetary system that reminds them of our own home solar system.

3: HARD NEWS 14/06/02 - Blessed Relief

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES, July 27 for the general election. It's either an outrage, a blessed relief or of no particular account. Opposition parties, letters columns and talkback radio have been foaming, but vox pops seemed to indicate that the general ...

4: No Jury In NZ Would Find Constable A Guilty

“The decision to send Constable A to trial for murder is an outrage and will seriously impact upon the level of safely and security we all currently feel in New Zealand”, said New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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: POV: Educational Toys

It seems a quaint notion now, but parenting used to be a fairly organic experience with the relationship between parent and child evolving in a natural way. But observing new parents you could be forgiven for thinking that today parenting is a whole different ...

7: Candidates’ Bios, Alphabetically By Constituencies

Aoraki Wayne Marriott – Constituency and List Candidate Wayne Marriott, 37, is a mediator for conflict resolution and negotiations, for the Ministry of Housing in Mid and South Canterbury, and North Otago. He has qualifications from several tertiary ...

8: Image: When I Grow Up….

For background to this advertisement see…. Greens aim to push Labour further on children and

9: Chinese Experience Adverse With GE Bt Cotton

Beijing/London – A Greenpeace report reviewing Chinese experience of genetically engineered (GE) Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton shows adverse environmental impacts after just five years of commercial growing, concluding that the variety will be ...

10: New Allegations Connect More Dots In 9/11 Puzzle, an independent, non-partisan network of citizens concerned about the growing number of issues surrounding September 11, as yet un-addressed or unresolved, launched its new website at the first press conference dealing with ...

11: Poll Watch: Starting Order - UMR May Demographics

The following are the demographic tables from the May 2002 UMR Insight Political Poll. This information, not often made available to the public, is the bread and butter of political strategists.

12: Unanswered Questions For Rep. Cynthia McKinney

HEADER NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I have compiled a list of relevant questions on 9/11 taken from a recent post asking DUers to list their favourites. In addition, some DUers provided lists of questions posted on other sites which I have included here. ...

13: Feedback: Please Pass Me A Sick Bag

It's unbelievable how some people think it is their right to have their life funded by others in return for nothing, apart from irresponsibility!

14: Monbiot: Dirty Bombs Waiting for a Detonator

The British ships about to pick up a consignment of plutonium present one of the gravest of all threats to global security.

15: We the youth of Nga Puhi demand

Statement from Nga Taitamariki ki o Nga Puhi Currently occupying the Head Office, Dept of Corrections, Mayfair House, 44 - 52 The Terrace, Wellington.

16: Conspiracy Theories And Real Reporters

Editor Bev Conover discussed cowardly Ivory Tower leftists, or liberals afraid to get their hands dirty by thoroughly investigating September 11 irregularities, in her June 4, 2002 article for Online Journal "Has the Establishment Left become a ...

17: Greenpeace claims astounding

Today’s protest by Greenpeace, that the Prime Minister’s comments at the Fieldays were “political posturing” and degrading of the GE debate, are quite extraordinary the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today.

18: 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.

19: NZSTA calls for action to stop anarchy in schools

The New Zealand School Trustees Association has issued a plea to the PPTA and government to resolve the secondary school teachers pay dispute before a student is physically harmed.

20: URGENT - Please forward to family and friends

New Zealanders living overseas, who are on the electoral roll, can vote in the election. Just log on to and see details on how to receive voting forms by e-mail. (Click on the "Voting Overseas" Banner)

21: Perplexing Snap Election Chance to Have Your Say

With Parliament now having closed and the country gearing up for a snap election, most people remain totally confused as to why the election has been forced on us. It is especially perplexing given that both of the Alliance Party leaders as well ...

22: The Enron Pipeline Connection To 9/11

A highly reliable confidential client source who wishes to remain anonymous has promised to send me an FBI copy of a high-level Al Qaida report dating back to the embassy bombings in Africa several years ago. The email report was captured in Africa from ...

23: Andrew Davies: "Look At Me" Season Has Begun

The triennial “look-at-me” season is now upon us. Many promises will be made, some even with good intentions, but very little will be said about the most pressing issue we face. From paintergate and fraudulent curriculum vitae to crime and school suspensions, ...

24: Keith Rankin: Labour, But Not Too Much Labour

In the past I have argued that tactical voting was the norm under the former FPP voting system, and is the exception under the present MMP system.

25: ERMA slammed over decision to delay cows hearing

Public hearings on controversial experiments to genetically modify cows with a cocktail of genes and clone them has been delayed by ERMA, till after the general election.

26: Mallard Must Be Sacked

Trevor Mallard has to go over his completely incompetent handling of the secondary teachers' pay row, says National Leader Bill English.

27: We’d rather have a settlement Mr Mallard

The Post Primary Teachers’ Association would rather have a settlement than a roll-over of their Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement.

28: No Jury Will Convict Constable Abbott

ACT leader Richard Prebble, in response to media inquiries, said today he did not believe any jury would convict Constable Keith Abbott of murder.

29: GE debate bigger than electioneering

Friday 14 June, Auckland. Political posturing is further degrading the quality of debate on genetic engineering said Greenpeace today.

30: More misinformation from GE-Free NZ

The spokesman for GE-Free NZ is just wrong, again, when he criticises ERMA for delaying its hearings into the AgResearch cattle application until after the election, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today.


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