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The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...

1: Re: Post Colonial Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dear Minister Re: Post Colonial Traumatic Stress Disorder I am writing to inquire whether the department of Health is aware of the diagnosis of the Associate Minister of Maori Affairs, Tariana Turia, that 15% of the population is suffering from Post ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00571.htm


2: Psychological Society Conference - Tariana Turia

Thank you for inviting me to speak at this Conference. Over the last week or so such has been the activity over what I have been purported to have said or done I have at times questioned the nature of truth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00558.htm


3: Letter To Richard Prebble From Jim Anderton

I read with interest your speech to the Business Brokers’ Division of the Real Estate Conference. I noted your claim that I have never employed fellow New Zealanders with my own money.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00590.htm


4: Matrix of Dysfunction linked to "Home Invasion"

Drug law reformers are defending the right of Associate Health and Maori Affairs Minister, Tariana Turia, to stimulate debate on the "matrix of dysfunction" afflicting Maori in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00184.htm


5: Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Shocking Prices?

Retail petrol prices are up 50% since around this time last year. It's just one issue behind the malaise that's going round. It seems such a pity to waste the year 2000 - the millennium year - worrying about the kinds of price change that represent no ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00168.htm


6: 'Colonisation' comments not government policy

Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today that a speech yesterday by Tariana Turia in which she linked "colonisation" of Maori and family violence was a personal view that did not represent government policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00587.htm


7: Letter To Jim

Thank you for your letter of the 30 August. I am pleased to learn that you have read my speech to the Business Broker's Division of the Real Estate Conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00594.htm


8: Drug Importing Billionaire A “Functioning Pothead”

The name of the billionaire released without conviction for importing drugs into New Zealand at the beginning of the year is Peter B Lewis a 66-year-old American insurance mogul.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00166.htm


9: Peters Slams Turia For Psycho-Babble

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, this evening slammed Labour MP Tariana Turia for her patronising attitude towards Maori claiming they are suffering from Post Colonial Traumatic Stress Disorder.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00570.htm


10: Maori Violence

Maori leaders and elders must take full responsibility for their part in the burgeoning violence and child abuse among Maori which is a phenomenon of the last forty years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00185.htm


11: Pull yourself together Tariana

"Tariana Turia's speech to a Psychological Society Conference in Hamilton today must qualify as the most off-the-planet speech made by a politician in living memory," National MP Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00556.htm


12: Dunne Proposes Bill Of Rights Violation

I write to you as the parent of three children and as a spokesman for Libertarianz. In your open letter, published in the press two days ago, you spoke of the concerns of many parents that children might be exposed to and pressured into using mind-altering ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00183.htm


13: Scoop Images: Exploding Edinburgh

Edinburgh is exploding; every night the castle glows red and white before erupting into a brilliant display of fireworks, while saxophonists, drummers, jugglers and living statues compete with the flier distributors and tourists for footpath space ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00160.htm


14: Telecom Pays Tribute To Spot

Spot, the Jack Russell Terrier who starred in Telecom advertising through the 90s, has died.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0008/S00053.htm


15: On The Right: Colonisation and Child Bashing

It is a little-known fact that the colonisation of this country in 1840 is the reason why a disproportionate number of Maori men beat their wives and kids. So little known, in fact, that even abusive Maori men do not know it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00173.htm


17: Cooling in growth over June quarter expected

"The cooling of growth in the June quarter, indicated by the latest National Bank Regional Trends Survey, is not unexpected and should be taken in context," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00591.htm


18: Saint Bernard chop suey ? - please, Winston

I'VE JUST finished walking my dog and as a bona fide, genuine dog-lover wandering along the beach I got to thinking about some disturbing, indeed sickening news I heard courtesy of Winston Peters a few months back.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00161.htm


19: Denial Of The Effects Of Colonisation ?

The backlash against comments made by Tariana Turia in her address to the Psychological Society Conference on 29 August, has been astounding in two respects. Her remarks have either been inaccurately reported, or misrepresented; and the reaction to them ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00190.htm


20: Michael Cullen and Jim Neanderton - Bloody Legends

"Michael Cullen and Jim Neanderton are bloody legends," say indebted expat graduates working in countries with stable currencies - such as Brazil and Mexico.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00167.htm


21: French Protest Petrol Prices

Government inquiries over high fuel prices are underway in Australia and the United States while in France, taxi drivers will Friday join widening fuel price protests. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00171.htm


22: Is Tariana Turia Speaking For The Govt?

The Prime Minister must reject out of hand the Associate Minister of Maori Affairs' views on colonisation, the Treaty and the position of Maori, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00581.htm

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