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Published: Wed 9 May 2001 09:33 AM
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Yesterday’s top 27 rating items on Scoop were…
1: Scoop Links: Steven Wallace Shooter Net Naming
The following is a link to the website which published the name and picture of the police officer who shot Steven Wallace.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00040.htm
5: David Miller: The Realities of Life as a Student
As someone who continues to borrow sizable amounts of cash from Her Majesty’s New Zealand Government so I can further my education, I am always interested when I hear calls in the media for fee freezes, interest write offs and increased funding to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00046.htm
6: A Modern Defence Force For New Zealand's Needs
The government today announced a comprehensive plan to build a modern, efficient and high quality defence force to meet New Zealand's strategic needs and enable New Zealand to contribute usefully to international operations in which it engages.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00160.htm
7: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 8 May 2001
1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: Who told her that the Government's $5.9 billion fiscal cap would be exceeded, and on what date?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00156.htm
8: The Chronic Ills
What's funny about M.E? Two Scottish lassies whose lives are turned upside down by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E.) share their own brand of alternative medicine on International M.E. Day - May 12th. Things are not what they seem…
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00026.htm
9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 May
Today's questions of the day concerned: Budget Blow Out – Special Benefits – GE Cow Research – NCEA –Budget Blow Out – Cell Phones In Prisons – Community Services Card – Employment In Fishing – Violent Crime Statistics - Rural Policy – West Coast ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00049.htm
10: MPs “Chicken” Over Cannabis Law Review
The Mild Green faction of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is losing patience with unaccounted delays in NZ’s promised cannabis law review. They say the Labour-led government is courting punishment in the polls for chickening out on the marijuana ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00040.htm
11: Defence Report Questions And Answers
These decisions are the result of a process that began with Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee’s report, Defence Beyond 2000. The Committee’s report was based on wide public consultation and input from 1997-1999. It provided ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00164.htm
12: Greens criticise police report on Waitara shooting
Green MP Keith Locke today criticised the police report claiming that a policeman acted lawfully in shooting Waitara man Steven Wallace.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0008/S00310.htm
13: Government Defence Statement
The government is building a modern, professional and well-equipped Defence Force with the necessary military capabilities across all three services to meet New Zealand's objectives. The government has set clear goals and priorities and made a careful ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00161.htm
14: MS New Zealand Refutes Greens
Dr Tom Miller, Research Director of MS New Zealand today refuted Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimon’s claim that the real purpose of genetically modified cattle research has nothing to do with MS.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00025.htm
15: SCREENING OF THE “STEVEN WALLACE” DOCUMENTARY
Was this a simple open and shut case of good guy wiping out bad guy? Is there more to the death of Steven Wallace? Watch the documentary and you decide.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00051.htm
16: Police Shooting: PM has a lot to answer for
The Prime Minister must immediately apologise to the Police Officer involved in the Waitara shooting, his family and the entire New Zealand police force for accusations of racism over the Waitara shooting, National's Justice spokesman Tony Ryall said ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0008/S00297.htm
17: Future Lefts - Red Pride
Editorial Conference Report National's History *New Feature* - All over the world. To change it *New Feature* - The Torysaurs News - News so hard that porn novels struggle to define the intensity of its hardness Website of the Week
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00041.htm
18: Minister Pleased With Response to Gaming Review
The Minister of Internal Affairs, George Hawkins, says he is pleased that over 1000 submissions have been received in response to the discussion document which was released as part of the Government's Gaming Review. Submissions on the Review closed yesterday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00025.htm
19: Resource Management Amendment Bill
The Local Government and Environment Committee has presented its report on the Resource Management Amendment Bill. The committee recommends, by majority, that the bill be passed with amendments.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00168.htm
20: Anderton Letter To Richard Prebble On Funding
I have been sent a copy of your booklet Closing the Gaps with an invitation to respond to it. I am glad to take the opportunity to do so.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00151.htm
21: Sludge Report #60 – Free Tiger Woods
NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00031.htm
22: Agresearch's MS Claims Embarrassing Nonsense
Claims by AgResearch that their experiment to put human genes into cows could help Multiple Sclerosis sufferers have been rejected as embarrassing nonsense by a Professor of Biological Sciences at Waikato University.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00128.htm
23: Old Gates New Journeys - Five Photographers
Whether it is a trip through the paddocks of Somes Island, or up the Wanganui River to Jerusalem, journeys through our physical and cultural landscape are uniting themes in a show of five Wellington photographers opening this week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00023.htm
24: PM's Statement On Rebuilding The NZ Defence Force
Today the government is releasing details of a comprehensive plan to build a modern, efficient and high quality defence force.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00162.htm
25: Scoop Archive: Libz March For MayDay Capitalism
The "MayDay misanthropists" marched around the country yesterday, while Libertarianz activists taunted their tantrums with pro-capitalist signs and slogans, and gave out $100 (imitation) bills backed with praise for free minds, free markets ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/b7/85/200105021028.ba699aec.html
26: Significant Increases To Defence Funding
This paper outlines the significant changes to the NZDF¡¦s operating baselines which the Government has made as part of the 2001 Budget. The increase in defence expenditure will not be immediately apparent in the 2001 Budget documentation, due to Government-wide ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00163.htm
27: Skyhawks Scrapping Step Towards More Independence
Green Party Defence Spokesperson Keith Locke welcomed today's defence changes as a major step towards a more independent policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00166.htm
28: Thanks A Million, ACT
ACT Conservation Spokesman MP Gerry Eckhoff today lauded the partnership of Transpower and Landcare Trust.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00154.htm
29: Resignation Sends Warning Signal
The Government’s desire to build a New Zealand knowledge economy is seriously at risk. The fragile state of confidence in the future of science in New Zealand was shown by yesterday’s decision by a highly skilled molecular biologist to resign from ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00024.htm
30: Sludge Report #60 Feedback - Re: Free Tiger Woods
There has been a fair bit of reader comment on Sludge Report #60, especially from Libertarians it seems. See… Sludge Report #60 – Free Tiger Woods to find out what all the fuss is about.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00042.htm
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