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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings


The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Gas Industry - Frequently Asked Media Questions

Q. Is New Zealand running out of natural gas? A. No, there are a number of existing producing gas fields to offset Maui, such as Kapuni, and new discoveries, such as Pohokura and Kupe, that are currently being developed for production. These wells ...

2: Bush Pays Halliburton For Services Never Rendered

As of June 2004, the Government Accounting Office estimated that more than $1 billion in taxpayer money had been wasted due to illegal overcharges by contractors in Iraq, since the onset of the war. Furthermore, experts say that once the total is calculated ...

3: The 2005 Bafta Awards On Prime

Prime Television will be the exclusive free-to–air broadcaster of this weekend’s BAFTA Awards ceremony.

4: Wrecking Ball Brings Progress To Te Aro

The nostalgia riddled back bar of Wellington's Bar Bodega met something worse than a Chris Knox solo show yesterday as the venerable back-yard bar became another victim of modern living. In a bold bid to outdo Auckland in smashing nice old stuff up and ...

5: 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.

6: Petrol Tax Debate Misleading Public

Parliamentary exchanges over the Customs and Excise (Motor Spirits) Amendment Bill add more heat than light to the issue of road funding and taxation Automobile Association Public Affairs Director George Fairbairn said today.

7: Sanders/Austin Fitts: The Negative Return Economy

The United States government has operated a secret budgeting and spending program for decades outside the framework of the American Constitution. The institutional and political roots of this system of clandestine finance reach back to at least ...

8: Response To NZ Herald – Re: Gwynne Dyer On Nepal

This is a response to Gwen Dyer's opinion piece entitled " Royal Tyranny creates threat beyond Nepal. " Mr. Dyer's piece shows substantial insight into the prevailing geo-political significance of Nepal as a buffer zone between India and China.

9: Maori Party Appalled At Support Of Terminator Tech

Maori Party co-leader, Tariana Turia, said today that she was horrified to learn that at the meeting of an advisory body to the UN Convention on Biological diversity taking place in Bangkok, New Zealand has supported the proposal from Canada to overturn ...

10: Count down to the Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix

On your marks get set go …3 days to go! Count down to the Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix Sunday 13th Feb

11: Kiwi Farmers Import Sheep's Ear for Cloning

A group of Wairarapa Farmers are applying to import an ear from an Argali sheep in order to create further offspring through cloning. But GE FRee NZ in food and environment see the proposal as a serious theat to New Zealand's international reputation, as ...

12: Kelly Osbourne Wows MTV Wearing Karen Walker

Kelly Osbourne chose a stunning Karen Walker black satin prom dress to present and interview guests at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards filmed in Los Angeles last Friday.

13: NZ's Terminator Stance Appalling

The Soil and Health Association is appalled that New Zealand is pushing to effectively reverse the ban on terminator technology at a UN meeting today. The aim of terminator technology is to make seed sterile, preventing the choice of farmers and gardeners ...

14: 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.

15: Tariana Seeks Return to Stone Age

"Tariana Turia's claim that allowing terminator gene technology will cause some mystical imbalance is primitive quackery that should be ignored" declared Libertarianz Leader Bernard Darnton today.

16: Dog Biting Men Digest – 11 February 2005

DogBitingMen is home to Mediacow, David W Young, Olivia Kember, Ben Thomas, and Mr Neil Falloon.

17: Swedish PM to speak at Victoria University

Economic and social policy in Sweden will be the subject of a public lecture to be given by the Swedish Prime Minister, His Excellency Göran Persson, at Victoria University next week.

18: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

LEAD STORY: NZ Supports Case By Case GE Terminator Tech. Assessment - Unemployed NZers Becoming An Endangered Species - Annan Calls On DPR Of Korea's Partners To Bring It Back To Nuclear Talks - STORY OF THE WEEK: Democracy In Crisis In Nepal ...

19: The Link Between Porn And Child Abuse

Ms Marie Dyhrberg, the lawyer acting for a Scout leader, Andrew John Pybus, 32, who was convicted of sexually abusing two boys, one under 12 and one under 16 years, is reported in the Dominion Post (9/2/05;NZPA report) as having stated outside the ...

20: Public Address 11/03/05 - The Other Scandal

The only good thing that can be said about the skimming and scamming we now know to have taken place within the UN Oil for Food programme is that the UN has commissioned what appears to be a genuinely independent inquiry...

21: Images: U.S.Troops In Iraq Sexual Abuse Photos

*** WARNING: This page contains graphic images of sexual abuse seemingly being committed by US Troops against Iraqi civilians and POWs. While images have been edited to remove sexually explicit details, many of the images remain highly offensive. Please view ...

22: Review: Elias Chacour - Prophet in His Own Country

ELIAS CHACOUR: PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY is a film about a Melkite priest who brings the seeds of peace to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the screening at the Southwest Youth Collaborative on Saturday.

23: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - A Stone's Throw Away

“I lost the will to live when I lost my friend,” the boy said. “But Kiftah will always be in my heart…I will never forget him.” A STONE’S THROW AWAY is a documentary about life under military occupation and the Palestinian youth who suffer from it.

24: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181

ROUTE 181 is a cinematic journey through Palestine-Israel. Directors Michel Khleifi and Eyal Sivan trace a route based on the theoretical line presented in Resolution 181 (United Nations, 1947).

25: Sonia Nettnin: To Create Something Out of Nothing

On stage, they dance the movement of life. When they speak, their voices reveal the meaning behind the burning heart.

26: Evelyn Pringle: Bush Wars - Crooks Get Contracts

The main companies that were awarded billions of dollars worth of contracts in Iraq have paid more than $300 million in fines since 2000, to resolve allegations of fraud, bid rigging, delivery of faulty military equipment, and environmental damage.

27: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part III)

The Palestinian people of Qaqiliya enter and exit the city through a gate. Israeli soldiers lock it with a key. The gate is part of the concrete wall.

28: Sonia Nettnin: Review - Salt Of The Earth

SALT OF THE EARTH is an exploration into the lives of Palestinian Christians. Martame and Elizabeth Sanders directed the production. It had its final showing on Sunday at the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival.

29: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Arna's Children

The film ARNA’S CHILDREN, opened the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday.

30: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Keys

KEYS is a documentary film about several Palestinian families who crossover the green partition line; and they revisit the remains of their homes and villages. During the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival, KEYS (in Arabic, MAFATEEH,) had ...


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