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

1: Rt. Hon Helen Clark - Statement to Parliament

2005 began with the international response to the catastrophe caused by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Worldwide, hearts were touched by the appalling death toll, the plight of the survivors, and the sight of the devastated communities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00012.htm


2: NEWSFLASH: Rich Replaced By Collins In Welfare

Katherine Rich has been demoted to No. 10 in the National Party lineup, Leader Dr Don Brash announced in a press conference at 12.30pm today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00006.htm


3: Dr Don Brash Explains How To Fine Tune An MP

National Party Leader, Don Brash, today explained why the fine-tuning of his party's election year line up included demoting Katherine Rich from the opposition front benches.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00017.htm


4: PM's Presser: PM Hints At The State Of Her Nation

In This Edition: - The Prime Minister's address to the nation - Participation of women in the workforce - Savings seen as vital for the New Zealand economy - Tax cuts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00002.htm


5: Katherine Rich on reshuffle

National Party Economic Development spokeswoman Katherine Rich said today she was happy to handle whatever portfolios the leader asks her to work in.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00009.htm


6: Brash fine-tunes National line-up

National Party Leader Don Brash today announces several changes to his shadow Cabinet line-up in what he describes as a fine-tuning for the parliamentary year, which starts today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00005.htm


7: PM’s Statement: Keeping NZ Moving Ahead

Prime Minister Helen Clark today restated the government’s vision for the future and canvassed priority areas of policy development in the Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00013.htm


8: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


9: Public Address 01/02/05 - New Chapters

In a story characterised by false endings, the weekend's election in Iraq signals, at the least, a new chapter - for the simple reason that, unlike the invasion, overthrow and occupation; unlike the capture or killing of the old regime's suspects, of Saddam's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00014.htm


10: Pardon, Miss Clark! Who Missed An Opportunity?

Helen Clark appears to have had a 'senior moment' as demonstrated by her recent glaring lapse of memory, Equal Values Party spokeswoman Adele Hughes said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0502/S00003.htm


11: National takes a jump to the right

Katherine Rich's departure as National's welfare spokesperson, and the arrival of right-winger Judith Collins, mean National is about to take a swing to the hard right, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00011.htm


12: Car culture costing NZ dearly

Green Co-Leader Rod Donald is calling on the Government to rapidly implement transport policies that reduce New Zealand's dependence on imported oil and cars, following the announcement today of a $4.16 billion trade deficit last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00315.htm


13: New Proof that Coca-Cola Buys Andean Coca Leaves

Acting Publisher Luis A. Gómez weighs in today on a statement just released by Peru's drug control agency, the National Commission for Development and Life Without Drugs (shortened in Spanish to DEVIDA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00266.htm


14: Goff announces new High Commissioner to London

Foreign Minister Phil Goff today officially confirmed the appointment of Speaker of the House Jonathan Hunt as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ambassador to Ireland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00317.htm


15: William Rivers Pitt: The Story of the Ghost

''United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam's presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.'' - NYT September 4, 1967

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00011.htm


16: Brash not fit to lead

Don Brash's demotion of Katherine Rich confirms that he doesn't have the political skills to lead New Zealand, Green Co-Leader Rod Donald says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00008.htm


17: Stateside: Inky Dinky, Kiss My Pinky

I was wrong. It wasn't a harrowing week for news after all. First, Johnny Carson up and shuffled off this mortal coil, so we had lots of comic interludes. Then came the joyous sight of Iraqis all around the world voting absentee in the Castor Oil ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00289.htm


18: ACT's The Letter - 31 January 2005

On Tuesday Parliament resumes with all parties, mindful of an election later this year, determined to make their mark early.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00002.htm


19: Evers-Swindells and Samsung launch new partnership

Gold medallists Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell are delighted to announce today they have signed a long term sponsorship agreement with Samsung for their range of Whiteware products.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0501/S00177.htm


20: Judith Collins plans a fight for our kids

Newly appointed National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins says she plans to stand up for the nation's children because "Labour is increasingly failing our most vulnerable kids".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00007.htm


21: Tidal Wave Of Illness Strikes The Cruise Industry

Her name is ms Veendam and she’s described by her owner, Holland America Line as “A masterpiece of the shipbuilder’s art”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00004.htm


22: Divide between National MPs widens

The resignation of Katherine Rich as National's welfare spokesperson is further evidence of a deep ideological split among National's senior MPs over the direction of the National Party, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00018.htm


23: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


24: Jeb, Marvin & Neil - 3 Profiteering Bush Brother

Its time to take a closer look at First Brothers, Jeb, Neil, and Marvin Bush, and see how much they stand to benefit from W's presidency and his perpetual war on the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00274.htm


25: Watch out Dr Brash, the paranoids are after you!

Claims that an NCEA history exam was an attempt to "brainwash" students have been dismissed as ridiculous by Associate Education Minister David Benson-Pope.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00290.htm


26: Stopping the GE Trees in Rotorua

Four people were arrested today while attempting to decontaminate the field trial of Genetically modified trees, all in the Forest Research Institute, Rotorua.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00217.htm


27: Manuel Valenzuela: Because There is No Cause

01/26.05 - In an immoral war with no cause, in an aggressive invasion without reason, in a dehumanizing occupation with no justification, those pawns fighting the battles implemented by elite warmongers and corporatists in power have no enthusiasm to risk ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00263.htm


28: Ghost Stories Haunting Thailand's Tsunami Zones

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Thais believe ghosts are wandering tsunami-hit beaches, spooking taxi drivers, making the Andaman Sea hungry for more victims, and jinxing an economic recovery for devastated resorts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00168.htm


29: GW Bush - Top Lobbyist For Pharmaceutical Industry

As the debate over importation of cheaper drugs from other countries heats up, keep an eye on the politicians listed below. In the year leading up to the passage of the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill, the drug company PACs, employees, and their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00278.htm


30: National punishes honesty on welfare

National has dumped its social welfare spokeswoman, Katherine Rich, because she is too honest and looks to the future not the past, Progressive leader Jim Anderton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00010.htm

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