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

1: HARD NEWS 21/6/02 - A Sporting Chance

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Auckland's alright, you know. I mean, how many other cities that have been namechecked by Wallpaper magazine have a volcano contingency plan?

2: Feature: Fighting Monsters In Guatemala

The corporate web around this story is tangled. I could unweave it for you, but trust me, the outcome is predictable; faceless U.S trans-nationals running rampant in a developing country, exploiting human rights and now hiding from responsibility.

3: Unanswered Questions: Review & Coverage Of Event

Julie Sweeney's voice wavered on the verge of breaking as she addressed those gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "I don't want anybody to ever deal with the phone call I dealt with at 8:58 that morning from my husband from United ...

4: Unanswered Questions: Defactualisation of Analysis

9/11 "Conspiracies" and the Defactualisation of Analysis - How Ideologues on the Left and Right Theorise Vacuously to Support Baseless Supposition - A Reply to ZNet's 'Conspiracy Theory?' Section

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: Bush-Nazi Connections: Beware The Cornered Rat

In the period of national mourning following the September 11 attacks, public suggestion of U.S. government negligence or complicity in the attacks would have been an apostasy to most Americans. The blind trust and faith in the American “leadership” was such ...

7: One Academic's Opinion Is Not Fact

Presenting one academic's opinion on ACT's Crime and Justice policy as fact is extraordinarily biased journalism, ACT Justice Spokesman MP Stephen Franks said today. He was responding to the Evening Post's report of a university lecturer's views, without any attempt ...

8: Kiwi Culture & Values Under Threat - Peters Speech

Thank you for this chance to bring New Zealand First’s election campaign to you today.

9: Xenophobia or a Lack of National Identity

It is important not to address the issues surrounding migrants and refugees in isolation. Ordinary citizens need to be informed as to the strategic importance of new settlers to our shores, be it for economic or humanitarian reasons. That is a discussion for ...

10: Scoop Link: Follow Which Leader?

Helen Clark’s official election campaign site has an imitator. And in this case it could probably not be said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

11: Innovation, GM And New Zealand’s Science Future

Thank you for the invitation to speak today. It’s always a pleasure to visit working scientists.

12: Anti-Sex Bullies Want State To Replace Parents

“Consensual legal sex is not dirty, and the sooner the state gets out of the way of adults filming themselves acting legally, and letting adults decide for themselves and their children what they can see, the better!” declared Libertarianz Spokesman ...

13: Evening Post Article Erroneous In Every Respect

Evening Post Article Erroneous In Every Respect Reporter Knew It Before The Article Went To Print.

14: Satire: A Peek Inside Dick Cheney's Personal Diary

I can't believe how easy it all has been. We true-blue conservatives chose a candidate -- thank you, Poppy! -- shoehorned him into the White House, took our lumps as he demonstrated that he's, how shall we say, a bit short on lunchmeat; survived the ...

15: Alliance Policy Sets Standard for Other Parties

The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is today challenging all other political parties to match the Alliance’s commitment to relieving student debt announced today in their tertiary education policy.

16: Govt Sacrifices Truth In GE Scare-Mongering

Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today Science Minister Pete Hodgson is deliberately misrepresenting the Green Party line on GE in an attempt to boost Labour's chances to govern alone.

17: Teach Your Children Well

‘Teach your children well’, the lyrics of the 1960s song went. But in 2002 we’re having trouble. Trouble we have not seen in public education since perhaps the controversy which surrounded the moral issues of the late 1970s, the release of the Johnson Report ...

18: Slogans No Substitute For Good Policy - Nandor

Green Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said the election hype on law and order was ignoring the evidence and treating voters' with contempt.

19: Pokarekare Ana

Jim Anderton says he has proposed Pokarekare Ana be given status as a national song, alongside our National Anthem.

20: No Tick For Decriminalising Marijuana

No Tick For Decriminalising Marijuana This Election “The principals heading the Independent Schools of New Zealand are unanimous in their condemnation of any relaxation of the current laws on marijuana. Some parents may consider it could be better for their ...

21: 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 ...

22: Fitzsimons To Debate GE With Hobbs, Hodgson

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said she is looking forward to three debates on the GE issue with Environment Minister Marion Hobbs and Science Minister Pete Hodgson.

23: Real agenda shows in Fitzsimons comments

The real agenda of those who are opposed to responsible use of GM in New Zealand doesn’t take long to show through, LSN Executive Member Dr Jack Richardson, said today.

24: Scoop Images: Cool Blue & White Paradise

Photos taken today in the Lake Ohau area. The amount of snow we have had is really quite vast. Its around the 40cm mark, and in some places its more than that. Its not really melting either because the day time temperatures have only been reaching ...

25: CTU Organises GM Debate Between Labour And Greens

The Council of Trade Unions has organised a debate on the crucial genetic modification issue between Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimmons and the Minister of Research Science and Technology Pete Hodgson.

26: International Crime Rate Comparison Study

A Ministry of Justice report comparing New Zealand’s violent crime rate to other countries puts this nation significantly below the United States, Canada, England & Wales while slightly higher than Australia, Justice Minister Phil Goff said.

27: “Baise-Moi”, Porn And French Children

“Concern that French children’s attitude to sex is being warped by early exposure to hard-core pornography” is the subject of a recent news report in the Guardian newspaper. The report entitled “Porn sways French children”, goes on to state that ...

28: Policy.Net.Nz Tracks Changing Voter Interests

The second week of the general election has seen voter interests move towards Economic and Tax issues.

29: Student Debt Warning Set To Arrive 16 Years Early

Two years ago, the Auditor-General noted that “by 2024 approximately 17.5% of the working age population will be repaying a student loan.” (Report of the Controller and Auditor-General on the Student Loan Scheme, 2000).

30: Keith Rankin: Riding the Anti-Gravy Train

Once again we are being softened up to accept some sort of compulsory savings scheme and to expect further rises in the age of entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation.


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