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

1: We have An Accidental Centre Right Govt - Donald

New Zealand has inadvertently elected a centre-right government, Green Co-leader Rod Donald said this morning, as his party announced that it would not be entering a confidence and supply agreement with Labour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00039.htm


2: The Real Deal: Stealing Enron

The rich are not getting richer. The rich are stealing. And the people doing the stealing for them have names and addresses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00015.htm


3: Greens Retain Independence

The Green Party has decided not to enter into a confidence and supply agreement with Labour, Co-leaders Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00037.htm


4: United must answer Electoral Commission

United must come clean on why Electoral Commission chief executive, Paul Harris, has still not received confirmation that it has the 500 members required by law for the party to be registered, says National MP Tony Ryall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00040.htm


5: Keith Rankin: Whither National?

Will the National Party wither? Yes, if it doesn't stand for anything. So what could it stand for? I see it having a future if it adopts a 'libertarian centre' position in contrast to Labour's 'authoritarian centre' place on the political grid, and in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00035.htm


6: Rocky Road Ahead for Helen Clark

Acting Leader of ACT New Zealand Ken Shirley predicted a very rocky road ahead for Helen Clark, following news that the Green Party have rejected an assurance of supply and confidence votes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00042.htm


7: Killing Me Softly - US Plans Pacific Waste Dump

The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency plans to bury and cover tens of thousands of cubic yards of radioactive waste on Johnson Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The Solomon Islands Government has approved a deal to import and dump three million tons ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00037.htm


8: "Donald Principle" Legacy Of The Green Party

It's many years now since Laurence Peter gave the commercial world his well-known "Peter Principle" which states: people tend to be promoted up to their level of incompetence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00027.htm


9: Tube Talk: A chain-smoking Romeo & Juliet

I’m not usually inspired to write about TV programs twice, and still less inclined to repeat rave reviews. As my Nana used to say, it’s only a short road from repeating yourself to eating cat food and running down to the bus stop with no clothes on.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00033.htm


10: "Bizzare" Political Union Arranged

“The alliance of Labour and United Future is a genetically engineered political wedding of Frankenstein proportions, said New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00046.htm


11: Family Values ? Vote Mild Green....

Family Values ? Vote Mild Green.... There is nothing Christian in criminalizing our brothers and sisters, according to Christchurch's Mild Greens.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00024.htm


12: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

It's A Dunne Deal: Labour Stumbling To The Right Say Greens - FULL COVERAGE: It's A Dunne Deal - Keith Rankin: A Libertarianz Future For National Postulated - Tube Talk: Tip-toeing Through The Minefield Of Love - NZ’s Afghanistan Injured Transferred ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00040.htm


13: Hunt's Backdown Sets Dangerous Precedent

Ken Shirley, acting Leader of ACT New Zealand, today told Jonathan Hunt that allowing Ngai Tamanuhiri protesters to camp within Parliament grounds had undermined Mr Hunt's authority and created a dangerous precedent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00033.htm


14: Earth Emergency: A Call To Action

An acute State of Emergency exists on Earth, imperiling its climate, its life support systems and the lives of billions of people. The related crises of environmental degradation and the destitution of a third of humanity are worsened by a profound ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00038.htm


15: ERMA slammed for not warning Minister about cows

Approval for GE experiments 'out -of-control': ERMA slammed for not warning Minister about GE cows. Hodgson asked to intervene.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00026.htm


16: Securities Commission Appointments

Commerce Minister Paul Swain has announced two one-year re-appointments to the Securities Commission. The re-appointees are:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00044.htm


17: Why is Maharey Doing Nothing in Northland Mess?

A survey showing non-Governmental agencies have very low confidence in CYF's ability to cope with child abuse demonstrates why the Government needs to act quickly on the Te Hau Ora O Te Tai Tokerau (THOTT) mess, ACT Social Services Spokesman Dr Muriel ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00039.htm


18: Competent Children at fourteen

Funding has been approved to continue researching the progress of more than 500 children who the Ministry of Education began monitoring nine years ago, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00036.htm


19: Film Festivals, Perverts, “Baise-Moi” & Censorship

In an article entitled “Perverts and censors have a great deal in common”, Barbara Sumner-Burstyn expresses her disgust at the banning of the French sex-violence film “Baise-Moi”...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00019.htm


20: NZ’s unemployment rate now on a par with the UK

Maharey – NZ’s unemployment rate now on a par with the UK and Sweden - Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey has welcomed the reduction in the unemployment rate to 5.1%.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00038.htm


21: Australia/NZ Open Skies Agreement Signed

Australia/NZ Open Skies Agreement Signed Air services between New Zealand and Australia were today formalised with the signing of an “open skies” air services agreement by New Zealand Acting Transport Minister Judith Tizard and Australian Transport Minister ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00043.htm


22: National Announces Campaign Review Team

The National Party's Management Board today confirmed the appointment of a three-person Panel to review the Party's performance in the recent General Election. The members of the Panel are Denese Henare, an Auckland Barrister, Auckland businessman Steven ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00020.htm


23: Howard's End: Law Drafting Mistakes & Haden Brown

High Court Justice, Peter Salmon has publicly admitted that he made a mistake when he sentenced Haden Brown because he did not use the minimum non-parole provisions under the new Sentencing Act. Can we be surprised when some legislation coming from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00038.htm


24: Nexus Gagged!

A surprise move by the Waikato Students Union (WSU) Executive has shocked both staff and students. The WSU executive have re-appointed themselves as the Board of Directors for Nexus Publications Limited, despite conflicts of interest. The first action of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0208/S00005.htm


25: Freedom Week: Write For Freedom Online

Tian Chua - Malaysia: One of six government critics held without charge or trial since April 2001 under the Malaysian Internal Security Act - a draconian law often used to stifle legitimate dissent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00030.htm


26: Minister's Meeting Fosters Intimidation

Michael Cullen incited future law-breaking by agreeing to meet Tu Wylie's taua today, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00032.htm


27: Attack on Work and Income office reminder

The incident in the Porirua office of Work and Income New Zealand yesterday in which office equipment was destroyed by someone wielding weapons is a stark reminder of the difficulties Work and Income face in their job, PSA national secretary Richard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00025.htm


28: Time's Ripe for Progressives to Influence Public

Between the Lines Q&A A weekly column featuring progressive viewpoints on national and international issues under-reported in mainstream media for release Aug. 5, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00031.htm


29: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


30: Franz Josef Highlighted As Global Warming Casualty

Svalbard, Arctic Circle/Auckland 8 August 2002: New Zealand’s Franz Josef glacier is one of six glaciers worldwide highlighted as showing signs of retreat from climate change, Greenpeace revealed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00042.htm

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