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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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


2: Scoop Images: Katya Rivas In Wellington

Dr Ricardo Castanon With A Slide Showing A Cloud Formation (In The Image Of Mary)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00144.htm


3: “Baise-Moi” should be Banned says Bill Hastings

Chief Censor Bill Hastings has confirmed that the French sex-violence film “Baise-Moi” (transl. “F*** Me” or “Rape Me”) is a shocking film that is injurious to public good and should be banned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00114.htm


4: Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 28 August 200

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: What will be the role of Green Party spokespeople in Government decision-making on Category A issues, as set out in the agreement between the Government and the Green Party?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00259.htm


5: Funds To Be Found For Suburbs Rugby Club Upgrade

A big increase in the number of women's rugby teams is one of the reasons the Suburbs Rugby Football Club in Avondale urgently needs to upgrade its changing and showering facilities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK9910/S00007.htm


6: Treasury Briefing Papers Released

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today released the Treasury’s briefing papers to the incoming government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00249.htm


7: New Zealand First Caucus

New Zealand First has made a number of changes to its line up for the Parliamentary term.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00244.htm


8: Activists in 40-Day Fast to Protest Iraq Attack

The Bush administration's plan to wage war against Iraq has run into opposition from some unexpected quarters in recent weeks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00140.htm


9: Greens Astonished At Minister Breaking Own Rules

Green Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said she was astonished that the Minister of Health had breached rules contained in legislation she had personally introduced into Parliament when she appointed Wayne Brown as Chair of the Auckland District ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00256.htm


10: The New Write - 26th August 2002

1. SLACK ATTITUDES FAILING CHILDREN - ENGLISH 2. ALLIANCE ROUT HUMILIATES NZUSA 3. HIPPIES ON A PLANE 4. HOT GOSS FROM PARLIAMENT 5. TOP TEN REASONS WHY DAVID BENSON-POPE ATTACKED THE MEDIA 6. WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00102.htm


11: Pakistan Border Crossing - By Alastair Mcleod

EDITOR’S NOTE: Intrepid Kiwi journalist Alastair McLeod died on Saturday in Kabul. The following farewell note and travelogue are offered here in his memory. Farewell Sam.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00137.htm


12: David Miller: Al-Qaeda Deals the US Another Blow

The discovery of a large archive of video footage in the remains of an al-Qaeda training camp could not have come at a worst time for the United States. For one thing, the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks is only a few weeks away. Given that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00136.htm


13: DHB Resignations Are Tip Of Iceberg

The Health Minister's supposed `surprise' at the resignations of top health bosses is very difficult to take at face value, ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00248.htm


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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00085.htm


15: Reducing Poverty Key To NZ’s Future

Reducing poverty in NZ needs to be a key priority for this government according to a report released today by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00116.htm


16: Speech from the Throne

It is a privilege for me to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 47th Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00234.htm


17: Pelvic Floor - Peak Performance

Introduce the simple lifelong habit of pelvic floor exercise that will enhance your physical and sexual well being, now and in the future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00052.htm


18: Figures Show 'Concern' Over Hard Drugs A Sham

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said figures proving that police spend much more money enforcing cannabis laws than on all other drugs combined show that Government's concern over the rising use of hard drugs is a sham.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00254.htm


19: New Zealand Has Largest Reading Gap

The real news from the latest international literacy comparison is that New Zealand has the largest reading gap in the developed world, ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00260.htm


20: UQ Wire: Harken Energy Chronology

PLEASE NOTE: This is a work in progress and will be updated periodically. Check back at http://scoop.co.nz for the latest version.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00139.htm


21: Research, Science And Technology Briefing Released

The Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Research, Science and Technology identifies four key “opportunity areas” for the portfolio as an agent of economic transformation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00258.htm


22: 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… http://portland.indymedia.org/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00129.htm


23: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00119.htm


24: Katya Rivas: I Am So Lonely in My Shrines

Please, keep Me company. I am so lonely in My Shrines. Will you watch over Me? There is so much struggle in the world! So much inequality! The rich are richer and the poor have turned into the poorest among the poor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00143.htm


25: ZZZzzzttt Feedback

In This Edition: GOD Bless Scoop – My Oath - Maree Howard article, re: ACCountability - Kiwi Speak

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00141.htm


26: For what ails you - A dose of pregnant mares urine

With the recent high profile backtrack on the latest women’s wonder drug HRT; thousands of New Zealand women have gone on high alert. They’re terrified, as one of my Ponsonby friends reported over her soy latté, that the medical profession has once again used ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00138.htm


27: Government Trying Hard, Means Well But…

New Zealand First’s spokesman on Law and Order Ron Mark has dismissed the Governments’ recently announced initiatives on youth crime as well intentioned but inadequate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00252.htm


28: Not the Speech from the Throne

The Alliance today released its own “Speech from the Throne” top ten priority list, highlighting the lost opportunity to deal with the chronic under funding of health and education services and increasing inequality.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00107.htm


29: Questions Of The Day - 28 August 2002

Mr SPEAKER: Before we come to questions for oral answer, I would like to advise all members that as from today an uncorrected transcript of oral questions, question time in the House, will be available on the Office of the Clerk Internet site from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00268.htm


30: American Group Defies Iraq War Rhetoric - Part I

They say bravado breeds idiocy, arrogance, and insensitivity. That is certainly true of all the politicians who stand in the shadows, spewing their Iraq war rhetoric, systematically ignoring the humanitarian toll such a war would produce.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00146.htm


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