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

1: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00132.htm


2: Scoop Link: 20/20 911 Israeli Spies Investigation

June 21 — Millions saw the horrific images of the World Trade Center attacks, and those who saw them won't forget them. But a New Jersey homemaker saw something that morning that prompted an investigation into five young Israelis and their possible ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00133.htm


3: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00131.htm


4: New Newspaper Proposed - The Dominion Post

Independent Newspapers Limited today announced a proposal to merge the two Wellington daily newspapers, The Dominion and The Evening Post, into a new morning newspaper, The Dominion Post.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00148.htm


5: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 24/6/2002

Helen Clark's snap election has caught her own party napping. In most electorates, Labour has not put up any billboards (most of its volunteers are teachers, who are on strike). Trevor Mallard is using last election's hoardings!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00421.htm


6: Another Cigarette Smoker In Denial

"If there is any justice left in New Zealand, the case brought by Janice Pou against two tobacco companies will be thrown out of court," said Libertarianz health spokesman and deputy leader Richard McGrath.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00148.htm


7: Sexually Violent ‘Entertainment’

The availability of films, videos and DVDs featuring ‘sexual violence’ combined with ‘graphic violence’, to those 18 years of age and older, has dramatically increased since Mr Bill Hastings was appointed to the roles of Acting Chief Censor in December ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00153.htm


8: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00123.htm


9: Scoop Link: Post/Dominion Merge Planned

Independent Newspapers Limited today announced a proposal to merge the two Wellington daily newspapers, The Dominion and The Evening Post, into a new morning newspaper, The Dominion Post.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00142.htm


10: Natalia Zawidowski: Zionism & Racism

The fact that Israel has now started building a fence has enraged a lot of people. Many are claiming, not for the first time, that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is similar to the treatment of blacks in apartheid South Africa. Looking at statements ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00136.htm


11: Stateside In Dublin: The Pub That Roared

Last Sunday, 16 June, was something of a novelty date in Dublin. As happens every year on the day the events in James Joyce's 'Ulysses' took place, Bloomsday celebrations were in full swing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00134.htm


12: Feedback: RFRM Tax An Election Issue

Here is an issue of importance to anyone with a few savings that seems to have been almost totally overlooked by the media. It does not apply only to big investors but particularly to small investors: retirees, baby-boomers saving for retirement, young ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00137.htm


13: Howard's End: Bank Says Gold Set To Go Ballistic

If the U.S. economy is recovering why are stocks going down? If buying and holding stocks is such a smart idea why is the "smart money" deserting the U.S. dollar and buying into gold? Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00139.htm


14: McCully Can’t Be Serious

“National’s Murray McCully may be right about dubious spending on Maori development but he can’t be serious about where he lays the blame,” New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00410.htm


15: Media Must Test National On Its Treaty Policy

Last month Bill English gave a good speech on Treaty issues. It started to move National back from its complicity in the Treaty industry's tide of segregation and race discrimination in our law, says ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00415.htm


16: A Vision For New Zealand

See ACT’s manifesto online: http://www.act.org.nz/action/campaigns/manifesto2002/index.html

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00417.htm


17: Anderton Gets It Wrong – Again

"Jim Anderton needs to take a different approach to the use of drugs if he wants to minimise the harm to children and others," said Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Dr Richard McGrath.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00147.htm


18: All Blacks Make Four Changes

The All Blacks' selectors have made four changes to their squad for Saturday night's Test against Fiji in the Philips International Series.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0206/S00042.htm


19: Shock at Post

Staff at Wellington Newspapers are shocked and saddened by today’s announcement that the city’s evening newspaper, the Evening Post, is to close.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00150.htm


20: Greens Await Outcome Of Complaint Against Tobacco

Green MP Sue Kedgley today welcomed the first legal action against New Zealand tobacco companies and said she was awaiting the outcome of her complaint to the Commerce Commission against deceptive and misleading practices by tobacco companies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00425.htm


21: Security, Super, And Success

There is an election coming. A winter election. A winter election following one of the shortest Governments of your lives. There is no constitutional reason for this election being held now.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00424.htm


22: Royal Bank Of Canada Report On Gold

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following report has been circulating heavily on “Gold Bug” web sites in recent days. The Royal Bank of Canada has recently denied that it is the official bank view of the market, and that it was prepared purely for internal use. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00141.htm


23: Election 2002: There's only one issue that matters

What matters at the forthcoming election is straightforward says Business NZ - How can New Zealanders best ensure first world health, education, superannuation and environmental outcomes for themselves, their children and grandchildren?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00143.htm


24: Steel workers welcome anti-dumping move

The union that represents steel workers is welcoming the Government’s commitment to action on steel dumping.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00145.htm


25: McCully speaks for Maori Members of National Party

Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia was shocked to discover that the National Party seems to have made Murray McCully the new Maori Affairs spokesperson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00402.htm


26: 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?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00127.htm


27: toi iho™ Maori Made in stores from July - Images

The first recipients of the toi iho™ Maori Made Mark, a registered trademark denoting authenticity and quality, have been announced, and the distinctive toi iho™ labels, swingtags and stickers will start appearing on Mäori arts and crafts in New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0206/S00041.htm


28: National's Policy On Treaty & Citizenship A Sham

“The National party’s claim to be for one citizenship rules and to settle Treaty of Waitangi issues by 2008, considered against their past record when they had the power to do something about these issues, is a total sham,” New Zealand First Leader ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00423.htm


29: Registration For Another Political Party

The Electoral Commission today announced it had registered Jim Anderton’s Progressive Coalition party and approved its party logo.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00157.htm


30: WASP Candidate For Te Atatu

HELEN WISEMAN-DARE (Chairperson, West Aucklanders Against Aerial Spraying) has today posted her candidate nomination form for the forthcoming General Election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00152.htm

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