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

1: Ticking Time Bomb For Iranians In Detention

Please note that in the next few weeks, injunctions lodged in various courts for many Iranians held in the BAXTER and PORT HEDLAND detention centres are due to expire.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00136.htm


2: Public Address 19/01/04 - News From The Front

I have been to every Big Day Out since it launched in New Zealand in 1994, but I don't think I've ever enjoyed one more than the one that took place on Friday. It was loud, happy, tiring and surprising, and the music was mostly great...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00058.htm


3: Stateside: It's All Caucussian To Me

Watching television here at the moment is about as tempting as watching maggots crawling in and out of a dogpile. If I hear the words "Iowa caucus" once more, I swear I'll go and register Republican.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00059.htm


4: Greenpeace USA: Picasso On The Beach

Monday 19th January, 2004: Over a thousand people gathered this weekend on South Beach, Miami to create a massive 'human art' image in creative protest against the unprecedented prosecution of Greenpeace by the Bush Administration.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00126.htm


5: Pacific Blue To Offer International Connections

Pacific Blue today announced, that in conjunction with its sister airline, Virgin Blue, it will offer flight connections to and from New Zealand and Australia so that international Guests and their luggage will be able to connect seamlessly between ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00065.htm


6: Public Address 20/01/03 - Interpretations

When Muldoon was still Prime Minister, I became a suit in an advertising agency. I would call it an accident, and I'd rate it as one of my more regrettable ones. I had a part-time job in a pub in Wellington and I was getting towards the end of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00070.htm


7: Libraries unite to strike digital gold for NZers

All New Zealanders will now have an enormous range of electronic resources at their fingertips, thanks to the innovative thinking of libraries around the country. In a move that is the first of its kind in New Zealand, public, education, research ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0401/S00014.htm


8: National says get foreign fruit pickers picking

The Minister of Immigration has the power to grant exceptions to policy to allow visiting backpackers to pick fruit, and she should do so, says National MP Murray McCully.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00124.htm


9: Uri Avnery: Anti-Semitism - A Practical Manual

[a] On truth and abuse of antisemitism & the little racist in each of us Uri Avnery writes about the subject of his lifetime

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00134.htm


10: Bush Counters Parade Of Bad News With Naps

Bush counters parade of bad news on Iraq with midday naps President said to sleep best when the shit hits the fan Satire from… freepressed.com

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00061.htm


11: Thailand/Cambodia: Sok Yoeun Will Be Released

Amnesty International today welcomed news from the Thai Foreign Ministry that prisoner of conscience Sok Yoeun will be released and permitted to rejoin his family in Finland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00130.htm


12: Time For A Realistic Welfare Idea, Minister

The Labour Government's long-awaited Jobs Jolt initiative will not work so long as welfare to work programmes remain ineffective, ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman warned today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00123.htm


13: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: "They wanted it to happen" - J. Buchanan

I stand before you today less as a candidate and more as a messenger and the message I bear is simple and stark. We have all been lied to about 9/11, the country is in mortal danger and only you can make it right.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/5c/7b/200401151409.4baa9d1b.html


14: The Fruits Of Labour

ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today slammed the Government's irresponsible attitude toward New Zealand fruit-growers, and said that any waste of crops and profits could be laid firmly at Labour's door.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00130.htm


15: Pentagon Unit Churned Out Dubious Intelligence

Secret Pentagon Unit Churned Out Dubious 'Intelligence' to Justify Iraq War - Interview with journalist Robert Dreyfuss, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00068.htm


16: PM Rejects OECD Report Finding

Prime Minister, Helen Clark, today dismissed a recent OECD finding that New Zealand families with children were better off staying on a benefit unless they could get work paying at least the average wage.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00040.htm


17: Govt Departments, Not Koha Cash Cows

Reports of Government departments spending more than a million dollars on koha have revealed a disturbing attitude toward taxpayers' money, ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00129.htm


18: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Bin Forgot

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00056.htm


19: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


20: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00261.htm


21: New bid to hide health policy failures

National Party Health spokeswoman Lynda Scott is concerned that serious illness may go undiagnosed because of the latest bid to hide the Government's failing health policies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00121.htm


22: The US Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

When President Bush signed the defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2004 on November 24, 2003, the event received considerable attention in the news media.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00066.htm


23: Labour Must Look At Work For The Dole

National Party Family spokeswoman Judith Collins is appalled by the Government's startling admission that it has never properly investigated Australia's successful work for the dole scheme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00122.htm


24: Commerce Commission highlights for 2003

Managing a higher than usual level of adjudication under the Commerce Act, preparing for new enforcement responsibilities and achieving major milestones in the telecommunications and electricity lines industries were significant highlights for the Commerce Commission ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00299.htm


25: New Investment Management Company Started

An independent investment management company established to service high net worth individuals and families, charitable trusts and select institutional investors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00068.htm


26: More fuel for probe into language schools

The announcement that a further six English language schools are to close gives fresh urgency to the call for an inquiry into New Zealand's $1.7 billion export education industry, according to two National Party MPs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00117.htm


27: Law Lecturer Wins Prize In US Writing Contest

Anna Kingsbury, a senior lecturer in Waikato University's School of Law, has won a prize of US$1,000 in the 2003 New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section annual writing contest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0401/S00018.htm


28: Govts & Business Must Control Global Arms Trade

Governments and Business must control the global arms trade - Mary Robinson speaks from World Social Forum, India

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00124.htm


29: Ryall Demands Answers On Corrections Koha

National Party Corrections spokesman Tony Ryall is calling for a full accounting of the $417, 652 spent by the Corrections Department on 'koha' in the past five years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00119.htm


30: Empress Clark Fiddles While Business Burns

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that Helen Clark's stated government goals for the year - as reported in today's Herald - were misguided and pathetic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00113.htm


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