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Published: Wed 22 Aug 2001 08:18 AM
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The weekend's top 27 rating items on Scoop were…
1: Sludge Report #103 – A Perfect Storm For Kyoto
Typhoon Pabuk carrying with it 140kt (260kmh!) winds and torrential rains is scheduled to make landfall in Japan today at Kyoto, the Japanese city whose name has become a household name thanks to its association with the controversial climate change ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00127.htm
2: Scoop Satire: Awatere Walls Drip Blood
The interisland ferry Awatere experienced yet another unexplainable happening yesterday when thick, rancid blood began dripping from the walls in the forward passenger lounge during an afternoon sailing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00124.htm
5: The New Write 20/8/01
The Young Nationals proved in Wellington last week they are not just superior on the ideological battlefield, but on the actual battlefield as well.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00090.htm
6: Libz To Coasters: 'Ditch The Bitch'
Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath today urged the people of the West Coast to send a message to Helen Clark and her eco-fascist friends from the Alliance and Greens. "Tell them to butt out!" he says, 'and begin taking your lives back from ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00093.htm
7: Feedback: Gordon King On Keith Rankin Rejoinder
Keith Rankin has prepared a thoughtful rebuttal to my sceptical piece on politics as a 'perfect' market.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00126.htm
8: Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Soybeans Face Scrutiny
Auckland — A team of independent Belgian scientists has discovered “unknown DNA” in Monsanto’s genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” soybeans. The discovery of unrecognisable DNA segments in the company’s flagship product may necessitate a full-scale re-evaluation ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00048.htm
10: Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off!
Hey Sister! today announced it has signed Big Brother star Jemma Gawned to be the face of its brand. Jemma, too modest to shower without lingerie on the “real-time” television programme, was featured wearing a Hey Sister! Polka Dot lingerie set on ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00049.htm
11: Howard's End: Europe-Wide Web Of Watchers
Anti-capitalist protesters travelling between European Union countries will be subject to unprecedented surveillance following a decision by European leaders last month, but civil liberties campaigners are outraged. Maree Howard writes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00125.htm
12: HARD NEWS 17/8/01 - Radio Ga Ga!
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... does anybody get the feeling that after all those years of El Ninos and La Ninas we're getting back to just having weather? Big, cold, winter weather it was too: the biggest snowstorm in 10 years. But for all that, it wasn't ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00106.htm
13: David Miller: Dealing With Another Youth Problem
When this column last focused on issues concerning this country’s youth, the number one problem appeared to be alcohol and the effects it was having on young people. The government had just announced that it was reviewing the liquor laws in this country ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00122.htm
14: Feedback: Political PolyPoly
What a silly little tirade Keith Rankin unleashed this morning on the subject of Political Polypoly.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00103.htm
15: Mt Albert Labour - 'Eco -Branch' Forms
The Mt Albert Branch of the New Zealand Labour Party has set up a new branch with a focus on environmental issues. The new branch is to be known as the "Eco-Branch".
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00089.htm
16: "Foreign Control Watchdog" 97 On Line
Foreign Control Watchdog 97, August 2001, is now available on line at www.converge.org.nz/watchdog
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00091.htm
17: http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00114.htm
18: National Radio Midday Report
Consultancy Costs – Hydro Lakes – NGC Loss – Mining Row – Macedonia – Brian Curtis – Foreign Doctors – Family Homes – Clarkson Beating – Tourism Conference – Dunedin Club
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0108/S00083.htm
19: Facts The Casualty In Macraes Decision
"A pathetic manipulation of the facts" is how Libertarianz spokesman Mark Tammett described Sandra Lee's justification for dumping the Reefton gold project. "As a civil engineer formerly employed by Macraes," says Tammett, "I ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00092.htm
20: Kedgley Keen To See Havoc Show
Green Animal Welfare and Broadcasting Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said she is looking forward to seeing the Havoc Show - in which cameras were taken into a battery hen factory - as soon as possible.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00400.htm
21: Taxpayer Funded Union Slush Fund Criticised
National MP Murray McCully has criticised over $770,000 in taxpayer funded grants to trade unions, describing it as "a taxpayer funded trade union slush-fund".
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00408.htm
22: Guy’s World: Australia’s Sons Are Ostriches
While Mr Stowers maintains technical difficulties were at fault for his butchering of the turgid anthem, TV evidence suggests the inexperienced 21-year-old Kiwi baritone was struck by what rugby experts term a ‘brain explosion’...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00111.htm
23: Weather: Destination Tokyo For Typhoon Pabuk
Typhoon Pabuk as forecast on Friday looks to be headed for downtown Tokyo, possibly bringing wind and flooding damage (and their associated insurance claims) to one of the most densely populated and richest regions of the planet.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00117.htm
24: Irish Eyes: Wolfish Weather
It is raining here. Heavily. The rain has been falling now for forty times forty times forty minutes. Which is to say it is exponential.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00123.htm
25: Keith Rankin: Rejoinder To Gordon King
Gordon King's reply to my column Parliament: Polypoly or Duopoly would have been a useful contribution to the debate about the issues I raised were it not for the blatantly ad hominem opening paragraph.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00109.htm
26: Meridian's Choice Justified
ACT Energy Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff says it now appears the Green Party wish to manage the lake levels of the South Island.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00403.htm
27: GE Decision Stands To Lose NZ $3 Billion Per Year
* Food exports to countries who have banned or are considering banning G.E. modified foods totalled $2.779 billion last year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00045.htm
28: Which West Coast Plan Will Be Next For The Axe?
ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today predicted that the Pike River Coal development could be the next West Coast project torpedoed by this Government on scant environmental grounds.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00410.htm
29: Sneak Preview Of Intel® 845 Chipset For Pentium® 4
Sneak Preview Of Intel® 845 Chipset For Pentium® 4 Processor–Based Platform At Computex Taiwan ‘2001
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00012.htm
30: Electricity Information For Monday 20 August 2001
National Savings Day by Day Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown below. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. This data has been seasonally adjusted.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00207.htm
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