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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Published: Wed 10 May 2000 08:42 AM
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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Protest in Hong Kong against the killing of Maori
The Asian Students Association, together with members of peoples organizations and NGOs in Hong Kong, held a protest action inside the New Zealand Consulate to condemn the brutal killing of Stephen Wallace, a Maori youth, by the New Zealand Police. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00041.htm
2: Link: Editoral: Some facts worth our fighting for
Last Tuesday, in the interests of presenting a more complete picture of the Waitara shooting, the New Zealand Herald gathered some information about the policeman who fired the fatal shots. It was important to do so. By then, two days after the shooting, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0005/S00021.htm
3: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday May 9 2000
1. DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any advice in relation to delegations made to the Overseas Investment Commission by the previous Government?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00186.htm
4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day
Today’s questions of the day concerned: Urgency – Brierley’s Fish –Waitara Shooting – Regional Development – Maori Spectrum – Waitara Shooting Comments From PM – PM On Rimu Contracts – Waitara Shooting – Kyoto Protocol – Brian Edwards Media Training ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00041.htm
5: Scoop Opinion: More West Coast Grief Ahead
More grief for the Government as the West Coast/Tasman Labour Party electorate committee treasurer says he will back a former opponent in court if the Government tries to cancel its rimu contracts. Scoop's West Coast correspondent, John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00036.htm
6: Newsflash: Parliament In Extraordinary Urgency
Parliament is about to go into extraordinary urgency for unspecified busines following a debate on the Waitara shooting presently underway.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00040.htm
7: A Week Of It: Banging, The Planets And Oxymorons
Continuing A Week Of It’s short tradition of beginning with omamatepia, (with apologies to readers who appreciate more subtle and/or original metaphor) it seems fitting to conclude that this week in the news began… with “a bang.”
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00033.htm
8: Another Gaff From The Prime Minister
Christian Heritage Party Health Spokesperson Gael Donoghue says she takes issue with Helen Clark’s remarks made in response to Auckland Coroner Frankovich’s ‘warning politicians to think again before decriminalising cannabis’. Ms Clark said the coroner’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00149.htm
9: Sludge Report #1 -Is The Love Bug The Real Thing
Scoop is launching a new free emailer today The Sludge Report by C.D. Sludge.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00042.htm
10: Newsflash: Get Your Cigs Quick!
The Government is debating moving into urgency in order to raise the price of a packet of cigarettes by more than $1 - from tonight.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00044.htm
11: PM’s Presser (Other Matters)
Brierley's Sealord Stake - Kyoto Agreement - New Zealand Peacekeeper Missing - Activist Court Ruling
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00039.htm
12: Scoop Images: Bats Comedy Festival Lineup
Promotional photos from six of the comedy festival productions presently underway at Bats Theatre as part of the Laugh Festival. For more information on these shows see... Bats Theatre: International Laugh! Festival 2000 .
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00055.htm
13: NZ aims to ratify Kyoto Protocol by mid-2002
Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the government 's commitment to pass legislation to enable New Zealand to ratify the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by mid-2002.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00164.htm
14: Labour Tears Up The Pledge Card
United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says that the Government’s rushed legislation to increase the rate of tobacco taxation effectively tears up the Party’s pre-election pledge card.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00197.htm
15: Announcement of terms of monetary policy review
"The aim of the monetary policy review is to investigate ways of enhancing the Reserve Bank's ability to implement the PTA with minimal disruption to the economy," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00173.htm
16: Increase In Excise On Tobacco Products
Health Minister Annette King today hailed as a significant health measure the Government's decision to pass legislation under urgency to increase the excise on tobacco products.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00196.htm
17: Reserve Bank Review A Claytons Effort Says Dunne
The review of the Reserve Bank announced today by the Minister of Finance is so narrow it is almost meaningless.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00181.htm
18: Climate Change Policy Cautiously Welcomed
Today’s announcement by Prime Minister, Helen Clark that New Zealand will ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change by mid-2002 has been cautiously welcomed by the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00054.htm
19: PM's Presser- The Waitara Shooting
The government would not pass emergency laws to protect the name of the police officer involved in the Waitara shooting, as the move could possibly be unconstitutional Attorney General Margaret Wilson said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00038.htm
20: Homophobia Campaign Contrary To Free Speech
Party Leader Graham Capill has criticised the AIDS Foundation’s intention to conduct an anti-homophobia campaign as “an attack on freedom of speech”.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00045.htm
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