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

1: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

2: Images: Portland George Bush Protest Turns Nasty

The following images and press statement come from the Portland Indymedia website which is carrying extensive coverage of the Bush Protest and its aftermath. See…

3: Howard's End: The Battle For ACCountability

The public spotlight has again been turned on ACC after claimants discovered that its Board of Directors consists of some financial whizz-kids who, they allege, are allowing bad behaviour by ACC employees to continue unabated.

4: "We Are Not The Enemy!" - The Battle of Portland

The image is chilling. A middle-aged woman, plainly dressed, with a puff of auburn hair, is clutched in a hammer-lock by a Portland police officer dressed in full riot gear. His riot baton is jammed high under her chin. Around her, three more armor-clad ...

5: Scoop Images: The View From The Top

Three images taken by “some guys from the Edge to Edge shop in National Park” today. Thanks guys!

6: UQ Wire: Wag The Gassed Dog

WAG THE GASSED DOG By Michael Rivero & When Puppies Die - On Animal Abuse, Al-Qaeda's Got Nothin' on the US Military By Jeremy Sapienza

7: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 26/8/2002

The new Parliament met today to elect the Speaker. Tomorrow the Governor-General will deliver the speech from the throne, setting out the government's programme, and on Wednesday we'll hear from the other parties. It's going to be interesting.

8: More stupid school rules

Green Youth Affairs Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said he was struck by the sheer stupidity of a ban on eating in public for students at Macleans College.

9: NZ Superannuation Fund Board Appointed

The Board of Guardians to oversee the New Zealand Superannuation Fund has been fomally appointed, Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

10: Scoop Feature: Who Owns Aotearoa’s Media?

Three multi-national corporations dominate the news media in NZ, combined they control: -- Over 90% of daily newspaper circulation -- Over 90% of commercial radio stations -- Commercial free-to-air and pay-TV (excluding TVNZ )

11: Victoria Uni psychologist tackles sexist language

Chick, Sheila, Mrs, Miss and Ms – words for women, do they matter? Is women’s language so different from men’s that they’re from different planets? Victoria University psychologist Ann Weatherall tackles these questions and more in her new book, Gender, ...

12: Saudi Arabia: The Sarajevo of the 21st Century?

Is Iraq a Diversion from the Real Invasion or Will Bush Try to Occupy Both Countries at Once? - by Michael C. Ruppert of From The Wilderness

13: Stateside With Rosalea: North To The Future

Well, beat me with a Klondike Bar if those independent-minded mainlanders up north don't make history this Tuesday, August 27. Alaska - the word means 'mainland' - is holding its primary elections that day and also on the ballot paper is an initiative ...

14: UQ Wire: 911 Hijackers Who Lived At A US Navy Base

Come Fly With Me? A Saudi Flying Instructor Who Died Mysteriously On May 8 Had The Same Name as Two 9/11 Hijackers Who Lived At The Same U.S. Naval Air Base

15: Moral framework

In the space of one week we have had ten-year-olds smoking pot and watching porn, two major murder trials involving kids and now 14-year-old girls on trial for murder. And even a six-year-old girl raped by school kids. What are we to do?

16: ACT MP Pushes For Parliamentary Inquiry

ACT Social Services Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today announced her intention to push for a parliamentary inquiry into how Bailey Junior Kuariki became a killer while in CYF custody.

17: Rambo Attacks On Doctors; Crisis Of Confidence

“Health Minister Should Disassociate Government From Appointee’s Rambo Attacks On Doctors; Crisis Of Confidence Caused”

18: Greens Welcome Constructive Relationship

Today's signing of a cooperation agreement between the Green Party and the Government is a signal of the constructive but independent course the Greens will pursue over the next term, Co-leaders Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald said.


20: NZ needs to look at mandatory savings schemes

New Zealand should debate the merits of some form of mandatory savings scheme for working New Zealanders, says National's ACC spokesman Gerry Brownlee, speaking at the Independent Insurance Brokers Conference in Christchurch today.

21: Check Your Till Receipts! - Kachingo!

With only two days to go before their first $250,000 draw, the organisers of the new rewards programme Kachingo! are reminding shoppers to check their Kachingo! tickets.

22: Shirley Bids for Speaker

ACT Deputy Leader, Ken Shirley today announced his intention to seek the position of Speaker when Parliament opens tomorrow. "Members will be sworn in and their first task will be to elect a Speaker" said Ken Shirley.

23: Environment Minister To WSSD

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs leaves this afternoon after the Parliamentary swearing in for Johannesburg where she will lead the 29-strong New Zealand delegation to the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

24: Health Professionals Pitted Against Each Other

The continued pressure being put on health services in New Zealand was demonstrated last night by the Assignment programme featuring the chairman of the Auckland and Tairawhiti District Health Boards, Dr Lynda Scott said today.

25: Attacks On Doctors Not Acceptable - CTU

The Council of Trade Unions is backing the call from the doctors’ union for the Health Minister to disassociate herself from the chair of the Auckland District Health Board following his attacks on doctors in last night’s Sunday television programme.

26: Minister Must Release Inquiry Into Child Killer

ACT New Zealand Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today called on the Minister in charge of the Department of Child Youth and Family to release details of the inquiry into the department's handling of the case of Bailey Junior Kurariki, the boy convicted ...

27: Slack Attitudes Failing Truant Children

Slack attitudes to school attendance is leading directly to children committing serious crimes, says National Party Leader Bill English, commenting on the Choy murder case.

28: Muriel Newman: A Travesty of Justice

When Pete applied to his local council for consent to subdivide his property, he was told he needed to gain the approval not only of his neighbours, but the local iwi as well. While his neighbours agreed with the plans, the local iwi objected. ...

29: Mallard Losing The Plot Over NCEA

The Education Minister's about-face on Level 2 of the NCEA is a huge blow to teachers and students still struggling to come to grips with Level 1 of the new qualification, says National Leader Bill English.

30: Gulf War Profiteering – Victors and Victims

The United States continues to press for war against Iraq and refuses any negotiations which would enable Saddam Hussein to allow a return of United Nations inspectors. The Bush Administration openly declares that it is seeking to overthrow the government ...

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