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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were...

4: Australia – ‘Tis the Season for Kiwi Bashing

Kiwi bashing has broken out in Australia in the lead up to Christmas, culminating in the revelation of a new deal between Canberra and Wellington, under which Kiwis moving to Australia need to meet the standard Australian immigration criteria to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00057.htm


5: Meeting Tonight: Are the Banks ripping you off?

Explanatory Note: Two of the speakers at this meeting Deidre Kent and Finlay Thompson have been columnists for Scoop since June writing the Eco-Economy column, earlier they formed New Zealand Banking Reform, a group calling for reform of the financial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00052.htm


6: Questions For Oral Answer - Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What is the purpose of clause 73(3) of the New Zealand Superannuation Bill?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00053.htm


7: NZ FilmVertical Limits Tops US Box Office

The release of the wholly made in New Zealand film "Vertical Limits" has been an instant success topping the US weekend box office receipts in grossing $5.01 million. It knocked Dr Suess - the Grinch Who Stole Christmas into second place at ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00049.htm


8: NZPA report recklessly irresponsible

Prime Minister Helen Clark said tonight that a New Zealand Press Association report alleging that New Zealanders will no longer get automatic residency in Australia is completely and utterly false.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00150.htm


9: Rosalea Barker: One Shot Deal Don't Matter

The superstitious among us say things come in threes, so I wonder if Al Gore is at home in the VP mansion listening to his Van Morrison collection, trying to choose a soundtrack for his concession speech. Russell Crowe and Don Johnson both searched ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00048.htm


10: Howard's End: Lessons From The US For Local Govt.

New unfunded mandates from central government will likely force district and regional councils to spend more ratepayer's money in social and environmental areas as part of two central government reviews of laws governing them. And Local Government Minister, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00050.htm


11: Migration Speech Extract Hon Richard Prebble

The Australian government has decided that New Zealand is a liability and not an asset. It was revealed yesterday that the Government is preparing to let Australia cut permanent residency rights for New Zealanders, meaning we would be treated the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00158.htm


12: Vertical Limit Pipped For Box Office Top Placing

Latest box office figures from the US show the New Zealand-made film Vertical Limit has just been pipped at the post for first place by Dr Seuss, How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00055.htm


13: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington #42

ACT has received tremendous feedback from New Zealanders wanting their say on accident compensation. ACC spokesman Ken Shirley has been overwhelmed with responses. If you would like to view the discussion document, or enrol in an ACC discussion e-group ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00162.htm


14: Upton-on-line December 8th

Today’s issue is devoted in its entirety to some ruminations upton-on-line offered to some Wellington-based upton-on-line readers at a function hosted by Wellington’s Mayor, Mark Blumsky and sponsored by Sue Wood & Associates. It was on the (overly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00137.htm


15: Guy’s World: Culturally Appropriate, With a D.A.

“You guys looked just like a couple of Elvises,” he said. If I’d been feeling pedantic I would have corrected him - the correct plural of Elvis is, of course, Elvi .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00051.htm


16: Media Flash - Extra!

The Story So Far ... ASH LONG writes: * This time last month I E-mailed you with an urgent request to help me save this Media Flash business. For those suffering similar hard times, the news is good. It can be done in a month!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00054.htm


17: Closing the Gaps leaves departments in a spin

Helen Clark's new spin on Closing the Gaps leaves Govt. departments in a spin

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00133.htm


18: ACT – The Party With Policies To Bring NZ Home

Two hundred New Zealanders left Mangere International Airport today, for good, the equivalent of a full Boeing 767. Nothing unusual about today, the same number leave every day.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00157.htm


19: Scoop Images: NZ's New Southern Film Star - Aoraki

Latest box office figures from the US show the New Zealand-made film Vertical Limit, starring Aoraki Mt Cook (pictured above) has just been pipped at the post for first place by Dr Seuss, How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00056.htm


20: Sludgegate: Surprising things happen on Waiheke

"Surprising things happen on Waiheke and the air is rarely thin." Thus spoke Bruce Bissett in the Sludgegate trial today, and the courtroom air itself later became thick with argument - legal and otherwise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0012/S00032.htm


21: It's Official: Student Debt = Brain Drain

The Auckland University Medical Students' Association (AUMSA) will today present evidence to the Education and Science Select Committee which shows that student debt is forcing young doctors to leave New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00044.htm


22: National Radio Midday Report

Files Found – Middle East Talks – Terms Of trade – US Election – Telstra Saturn Expansion Held Up – Wairarapa Toddler – Unsupervised Children – Sawmillers Refuse To Work – GM Commission – Peace Prize – Flash Flood – Man Shot – Christmas Tree

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0012/S00045.htm


23: Political Update Fri 8 Dec 2000 (No. 39/00)

Union breaches ERA Actions by the Waterfront Workers’ Union appear to be in breach of the Employment Relations Act, says NZEF’s Anne Knowles. She says picket action by the union in southern ports to try and prevent members of another union from loading ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00041.htm


24: Pharmac Savings Made At Women's Expense

"The Health Minister must step in and stop Pharmac from turning the funding of the contraceptive pill upside down," National Associate Health spokesperson Lynda Scott said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00153.htm


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