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Scoop Weekend - Scoop's Top 30 This Week

The top 30 rating items on Scoop over the past seven days were...

1: Editorial: Massive War Crime Threatened In Grozny

In the last four weeks of the 20st century, not to mention the millennium, the world is on the verge of experiencing the effects of a new generation of horrific weapons systems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00030.htm


2: Americas Cup - Prada Loses For Second Time

AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and schedules...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00011.htm


3: Parliament and Peters Still Hangs On The Specials

The Greens have made it with six MPs into parliament but the future of NZ First and party leader Winston Peters still hangs in the balance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00036.htm


4: Americas Cup - RR3 Raises Outstanding Match Races

The Louis Vuitton Cup continues to provide thrilling match race action as Round Robin Three kicks into gear. The results are critical now, wins are worth nine points.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00006.htm


5: Americas Cup - Prada Narrowly Beats Young America

Leading Americas Cup challenger, Luna Rossa - ITA 48, marked her debut today by beating New York Yacht Club's Young America team. PLUS: the points, the weather, the forecast, who races who tomorrow and more...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00003.htm


6: Heartless Government Slashes Benefits

Beneficiaries around the country are reeling today after the Labour/Alliance Government confirmed they will cut benefits by $20 a week before Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00013.htm


7: Greens Could Get Seventh MP on Specials

The Greens are looking good to get their seventh MP into parliament as a result of the special votes which are still being counted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00038.htm


8: Americas Cup - Hoist The Mainsail RR3 Kicks Off

The Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series is now getting serious with international teams competing for nine points a win. Only the top six teams will advance to the semi-finals so performance is critical in this round.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00001.htm


9: Desperately Seeking Stratotanker

Millennium Twain the founder of NZ's first rocket company has an unusual request.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00031.htm


10: Americas Cup - Prada Leads Table As RR2 Ends

Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of 46 points, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00101.htm


11: Newsflash: Greens Expect To Win Coromandel!

Green party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has just told Radio New Zealand that she expects to win the seat of Coromandel in a result expected around 7pm tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00033.htm


12: Americas Cup - Stars & Stripes Bulkhead Separates

Here's the latest in the Americas Cup challenger series - Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes suffers serious damage - Next race to watch between top rated yachts - the points table - the weather - who races who...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00008.htm


13: Jeanette Fitzsimons wins Coromandel

The Green Party's Jeanette Fitzsimons has won the Coromandel electorate by 246 votes after the counting of special votes on Tuesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00028.htm


14: Coalition agreement

The Labour and Alliance parties will form a coalition government with the following objectives: 1. to implement a policy platform which reduces inequality, is environmentally sustainable, and improves the social and economic wellbeing of all New Zealanders,

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00020.htm


15: Clark Announces Labour Cabinet Positions

Labour Leader Helen Clark has announced the Labour members of the cabinet after a ballot was held today by the Labour caucus. It is a predictable announcement with no surprises.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00019.htm


16: The New Cabinet

Helen Clark has announced her new cabinet. The placings are:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00044.htm


17: Greens $250 Million Christmas Bonus Grossly Unfair

The cost of the Greens 'Christmas Bonus' for all beneficiaries has today been put at a staggering $250 million.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00031.htm


18: Specials Deadline Today - Election Not Over Yet

Today (Tuesday) 7pm is the deadline for all special votes to be returned for counting with results known no later than Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00029.htm


19: Simon Upton: The Arrival Of The Greens

"The arrival of the Greens will put the Labour Alliance coalition agreement to the test sooner than later", outgoing State Services Minister Simon Upton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00030.htm


20: Americas Cup - Italy's Prada Team Tested In RR3

Italy's Prada team shows its 3 year sailing experience on the Hauraki Gulf is placing it ahead of the Americas Cup challenger pack. It has a slick boat and a shrued team. But Sunday's race against Dennis Conner's Stars and Stripes will be revealing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00007.htm


21: Americas Cup - America One Beats Leading Prada

Luna Rossa (ITA-48) managed to get on the stern of AmericaOne (USA-49) with two minutes to go before the start. Francesco De Angelis was trying to push Paul Cayard towards the start line but he came too close and hit AmericaOne's transom square in the middle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00010.htm


22: Clark Announces Cabinet And Rethink On F-16s

Labour Leader Helen Clark today brought forward the announcement of her cabinet team after an election was held at caucus today. (See earlier story for details of who is in.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00020.htm


23: PM-elect announces new ministry

Prime Minister-elect Helen Clark today announced the ministerial portfolios for the new Labour-Alliance government, confirming Jim Anderton's appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Michael Cullen's as Finance ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00036.htm


24: Warning Labels for Green MPs

A Libertarianz spokesman says Green MPs preparing for parliament have already demonstrated the need for their own warning labels: 'Warning. These politicians contain socialism - consumption or use of their ideas will be dangerous to you, your property, your ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00011.htm


25: Labour elects Cabinet ministers

Prime Minister-elect Helen Clark today announced Labour’s Cabinet ministers, following an election held at a meeting of the Labour caucus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00013.htm


26: Americas Cup - Winds Fickle For Match Racers

Shifts and light winds made a lottery out of Americas Cup challenger series match racing on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf yesterday. Here are race reports, the latest of who won, who lost, the points to date and the weather conditions expected for today's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00014.htm


27: Greens Ahead By A Nose In Special Vote Race!

According to Scoop sources, with 49 finalised seats in the specials now counted, the Green Party is looking like getting another seat – at Labour’s expense.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00046.htm


28: "Nandor for Minister of Hemp", say Legalisers

Cannabis reform campaigners congratulated the Greens tonight on their "awesome re-entry", with the special vote from cannabis country Coromandel putting six "grass root" MP's into the House of Representatives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00012.htm


29: HARD NEWS: This Week is Another Country

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it is a new dawn, is it not? Well, it was a hell of a night anyway, and perhaps we ought to leave the Tony Blair stuff well alone. The news is this: the mood has lifted. Auckland has been fine and mild all week and, without ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00018.htm


30: Clark: speech notes and Coalition Agreement

Over the past sixteen months Labour and the Alliance have worked to develop understandings on how a coalition government formed between us would work.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00021.htm

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