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

1: Investigation: The Meningococcal Gold Rush

New Zealand's meningococcal disease story, as unravelled through analysis of previously secret documents obtained under the Official Information Act, reveals that the New Zealand government, media and public have been mislead and manipulated by officials, ...

2: Manisha Koirala: Give the King and Nepal a chance

Nepal's conditions have been going from bad to worse, there is no law and order, no peace and no security. The economic conditions too have deteriorated. I grew up in the country, and though a child's memories are always beautiful, I do remember ...

3: Kamala Sarup: The King and International Support

"I think the situation is extremely volatile right now. If India, United States, and Great Britain decide not to support the King, then it is very likely that the Maoists will come to power in Nepal and establish a communist Republic," Dr. Khagendra ...

4: Media Blackout Outside Kathmandu - Royal Crackdown

The International Federation of Journalists’ (IFJ) grave concerns for the safety of media in Nepal were reinforced today after it was confirmed that King Gyanendra has ordered a complete black out of all media outside the Kathmandu Valley.

5: Dr Khagendra Thapa: Nepal in Turmoil

It is commendable that Nandu Raj Acharya had the courage to complain against the corrupt elected criminal Chiranjivi Wagle. Mr. Acharya is a brave Nepali who has stood up against a bunch of elected criminals who may kill him any time and any place.

6: Nigeria: Fight for Oil Wealth Fuels Violence

Nigeria: Fight for Oil Wealth Fuels Violence in Delta Government Must Combat Impunity; Oil Industry Should Ensure Transparency

7: Images: Alanis Morissette "Exposes" US Censorship

In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she ''exposed'' herself on Canadian television.

8: Liberty Belle - Lunacy Sightings Vol. One

Thankyou for the fantastic response to last week's Liberty Belle. I hadn't realised how much the column was missed – gosh it's nice to be missed. I was overwhelmed with the lunacy sightings sent in.

9: Kamala Sarup: For Investment Peace Must Prevail

Recently NRN regional conference and fourth ICC meeting held in Doha, Qatar from 21 to 23 January. The event was attended by around 223 people. The meeting was concluded with an appeal to the international community to help resolve the 14 years long Bhutanese ...

10: Will We Dump the Name or the Treaty?

Stephen Franks, Maori Affairs spokesman, ACT New Zealand - Waitangi Day Address; Backbencher Pub, Molesworth Street, Wellington; 1.15pm, Sunday 6 February 2005.

11: B. Raj Giri: Nepal: Beginning of a New Era?

A new chapter in Nepal's history entered on 1st of February, 2005. King Gyanendra initiated this history by sacking unproductive Sher Bahadur Deuba led coalition government, declaring state of emergency, and most of all by forming the cabinet under his direct ...

12: GPJA #80: Climate Change forum this Monday

This Monday's GPJA forum is on Climate Change and Climate Justice. Prior to the forum there is a meeting with Japanese peace activists at the Peace Foundation. (See What's On below for details). The following Monday is the GPJA Organising Committee meeting ...

13: Other Sudanese conflicts may harm peace mission

The top United Nations envoy cautioned the Security Council today that unless solutions are found to the conflicts plaguing Darfur and other regions of Sudan, the UN peace-support mission planned for the country's south will suffer.

14: Clean coal exporter perfect for Aichi expo

"New Zealand's exporter of the year, Solid Energy, has faced up to one of the biggest challenges there is - making coal clean. That's why they have been chosen to host the New Zealand Pavillion at the Aichi Expo 2005 in Japan," Minister for Economic ...

15: Protemix Corporation Steps On World Biotech Stage

New Zealand biopharmaceutical company Protemix Corporation has taken a major step forward in its development by recruiting a top American pharmaceutical expert to head up its new centre of northern hemisphere operations in San Diego.

16: Top 10 Reasons Jonathan Hunt Qualifies As Great

Top 10 reasons Jonathan Hunt qualifies as one the 20 greatest living New Zealanders.

17: George W. Bush: State Of The Union 2005 - Summary

In his State of the Union Address, President Bush described the state of our Union as confident and strong - the U.S. economy is growing steadily, more Americans are finding jobs, and our Nation is serving as an active force for good in the world. ...

18: Will Cherie Blair Cross Our Picket Line?

Citizens Against Privatisation will protest the GALA CHARITY DINNER for Starship Childrens Hospital at 5.45pm Monday 7 February , at the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, 88 Federal St.

19: Public Address 07/02/05 - Great Ideas

Good evening gentlemen, it is a pleasure to return to Owhuku. A year ago, I argued that all New Zealanders should have the same rights, regardless of race, creed, religion or hairstyle. This year, I am here to outline another threat to hard-working New ...

20: AA PETROL WATCH – January 2005

AA Petrolwatch for January has shown that pump prices have kept up to the levels that prevailed towards the end of 2004. After the positive signs during December of some stability in prices, the trend during January has continually been upwards, ...

21: Top writers’ evening to benefit tsunami relief

Eight top New Zealand writers will appear together at an 11 February event in Wellington to raise funds for the New Zealand Red Cross’s relief work in tsunami-affected areas of Asia.

22: PM's Presser: Israeli Spies & Photo Opportunities

Over the weekend Green MP, Keith Locke, was demanding answers regarding possibly nefarious activities involving the Israeli embassy in Australia, which is cross accredited to New Zealand.

23: Cherie Blair an Unwelcome Visitor

It is appalling that Starship Children’s Hospital has chosen Cherie Blair to help raise funds to support New Zealand children in ill health.

24: A Mean Spirited First Week Back At Parliament

The peace and good will of the Christmas season evaporated in a storm of hysterical speeches in Parliament and rancid recriminations following yet another Dr Don Brash, Orewa speech.

25: Letter from Elsewhere: What Is It About The DPB?

What is it about the DPB which drives politicians to such a frenzy of moral indignation? I think it must be, at bottom, the idea that the state actually pays some women, and even a handful of men, to do what women are supposed to do for love alone (and ...

26: Rodney Hide: Waitangi Day - New Zealand's Birthday

It is a pleasure to be celebrating our special day with some of our newest New Zealanders present. Welcome. It's a great pleasure to be nowhere near Waitangi.

27: ACT"s The Letter - 7th February 2005

In the first debate of the year the parties have begun their election campaigns and set out their pitches.

28: Bush Puppets Push For New Law To Protect Drug Cos.

Autism rates across the country have grown over 1000% since 1990, according to the National Autism Association. Autism was first diagnosed as a disorder in the 1950s. The symptoms described then are essentially the same as those used to diagnose autism ...

29: Destiny Impacts Waitangi

Destiny New Zealand stole the show from the major parties through an impassioned speech by party leader Richard Lewis at the lower marae in Waitangi, today.

30: robson-on-politics 4 February

Hello from Havana at the start of Election Year 2005. It's been a big week with Don Brash punishing Katherine Rich for her integrity,


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