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

1: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

2: Elle Intimates Strips Off With Billboard Campaign

Rush-hour traffic was treated to a striptease in Auckland today as the second of two new Elle Mapcherson Intimates billboards were unveiled by a pair of Kiwifire dancers.

3: Washington Sniper - Terrorist Or Informer?

That John Allen Muhammad, nee John Allen Williams and several aliases, was known to the U.S. Government long before the "sniper" shooting spree is fast becoming apparent. There are just too many instances where authorities should have investigated, arrested ...

4: Diary Of A Protest – A NZer At WTO Sydney

"Diary of a protest" are the verbatim email reports from Garrick Martin of Wellington who attended the WTO mini-ministerial protests in Sydney last week, which has been largely misreported and misunderstood.

5: UQ Wire: Gore Vidal‘s The Enemy Within

Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish ...


November 5th 2002 - The U.S. mid-term elections see the Republican Party take control of all three branches of the U.S. Government. Not everybody believes the remarkable last minute swing in vote in key seats was purely down to George W. Bush's good luck. ...

7: The Fight For Life II – As Related By Linda Clark

Overnight it emerges that the latest victim of “Russ the Roq”, a.k.a. Aucklander and superstar Russell Crowe, is none other than multi-millionaire, entrepreneurial husband of model Nicky, Warrior Rugby League club owner and retail magnate Eric Watson.

8: Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

Is Labour about to change... …the nuclear policy? Inquiries by The Letter reveal that the issue has not been debated within the party but in the Byzantine government of Helen Clark, that means little. Last week’s snap decision to send Te Kaha and ...

9: Firas Al-Atraqchi: When The Master Whips The Slave

Plantation owner whips slave (non-white, non-blue-eyed, non-European) for coming up short on the cotton. Slave cries out for mercy saying there was no more cotton to be picked. Whitey beats slave savagely for daring to protest and for the speculation ...

10: YIKES: Dozens of NEW Voting Problems Reported

Think it doesn't apply to you? Salesmen for these voting machine companies are now busy in Europe, South America and yes, even Canada. The Election "Reform" Law now mandates up to $3.5 billion to convert the entire U.S. to the systems described ...

11: Commercial Radio Hijacked in Sydney

The commercial radio world is in uproar over the unprecedented events of this morning on the day of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) mini-ministerial meeting in Homebush, Sydney.

12: WTO Overrules GE Free New Zealand

"The biggest obstacles to a GE-Free New Zealand are not just the politicians and the biotech lobby; they include the so-called free-trade rules of the WTO," Professor Jane Kelsey from the Action, Research and Education Network of Aotearoa ...

13: Massive GE Free Rally shows opposition strong

An estimated ten thousand plus people marched in saturday’s GE Free Rally, showing opposition to GE release is as strong as ever despite a year of government smokescreens on the issue.

14: Heather Roy On 2 Bottles Of Nothing

"Heather Roy, a Member of Parliament and actual spokesperson on Health, Family and Youth, needs to be more diligent in addressing the real challenges of our citizens.

15: Pathetic Responses To Poverty Report

A newly released Ministry of Social Development (MSD) report has found that people in work have better living standards than those on benefits, even when their incomes are about the same. Two earlier reports, also from MSD, detailed the same finding.

16: D-Day for Maori Television

Ministers in Helen Clark's cabinet must this morning either go ahead with plans to set up Maori Television to fail, or face making a very embarrassing turnaround, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman Deborah Coddington said.

17: Police Go Stomping At Sydney WTO Protest

Initial reports from the streets in Sydney indicate violent overreaction from the police force. The The Australian reports that a female reporter was also injured, suffering gashes and an abdominal injury.

18: Gas shortage warning a sign of things to come

The National Party says a warning of potential gas shortages over the next week are a sign of things to come.

19: Scoop Advertising – All You Need To Know

CONTENTS: 1. General Information – Audience Statistics - The Scoop Market 2. Why Advertise On Scoop? - Increasing Brand Awareness - Generating Profile For Announcements & Product Launches - Generating Traffic To Online Services - Generating A Response ...

20: Turia's Beehive Chat 18 November 2002

Negotiations between the iwi and the Crown found a way for the position of river claimants to be protected, while Genesis Power proceeds with its application for a 35-year resource consent to take water from the headwaters - something which the ...

21: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

22: Labour Fears Immigration Debate

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says Lianne Dalziel is suffering from a form of amnesia known as “selective memory” over immigration issues.

23: National chalks up win on military transport

National is pleased the Government is finally heeding our calls to advance its programme to fund defence projects including a revamp of military transport, says National Defence Spokesman Richard Worth.

24: Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey

The following is a summary of the facts available at this time via the media, surrounding Senator Paul Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. Judge for yourself, was this more likely an assassination or an accident?

25: ACT to Introduce Nuclear Free Ammendment Bill

We liberals believe in the power of ideas. We support open debate because we believe in the good sense of the electorate and, over time, like Rachel Hunters hair, good ideas will prevail. (It won't happen overnight, but it will happen!)

26: University Blows Compulsory Levy Out of the Water

Victoria University's response to Government plans for an export education compulsory levy is devastating, ACT Associate Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

27: Defence 'Project Protector' shortlist released

Defence Minister, Hon Mark Burton, announced today the names of the six organisations short-listed for the supply of vessels for the Royal New Zealand Navy under Project Protector. The project includes the Multi-Role Vessel, and Offshore and Inshore Patrol ...

28: Hawkins Supplies More Dodgy Figures

The Police Minister has been caught out providing dodgy crime figures again, ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

29: PC Rape Trials Bad for Victims

Moves to muzzle rape accused conducting their own defence could harm genuine rape victims ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

30: Kedgley urges shareholders to ditch incinerator

Green Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is urging Auckland Airport shareholders to support a Greenpeace resolution to get rid of the airport's incinerator which has been breaching resource consents for two years.

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