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Published: Fri 7 Sep 2001 10:05 AM
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: NEWSFLASH: Army Sent Into NZ Prisons
In a ministerial statement to Parliament this evening the Government announced that it has decided to deploy New Zealand's armed forces into prisons to deal with a paper-work ban.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00016.htm
2: Perhaps It's Y2K All Over Again...
This Sunday the UNIX clock, which counts the number of seconds elapsed since 1 January, 1970, will reach 999999999 and roll over to 1000000000. This will happen at approximately 1:45 pm on Sunday 9 September.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00028.htm
3: Fewer Magpies May Mean More Native Birds
Preliminary results from a major trial show that controlling magpie numbers may help build up numbers of native birds, particularly tui and kereru.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0109/S00012.htm
4: Scoop Update #5 – Scoop Metamorphosis Begins
In This Edition: Mediocrity Triumphs Over Excellence On The NZ Web – Vote For Scoop In The NZ Net Awards - Angels Still Required
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00024.htm
5: Keith Rankin: What's In A Name?
It's so easy to oppose something, be it MMP, GE, WTO, IMF or whatever; so much harder to propose something different, something new, something better. Having the imagination to think of something new is the easy bit. How do you communicate it when all the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00027.htm
6: Future Lefts - The Left Is Right
So why, at 50% in some polls and even allowing for a significantly reduced showing next year, does it look so easy for us this time around? Well, quite simply, it's because we've been proven to be right.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00023.htm
7: Scoop Update #5 – Scoop Refuses To Say Die!!!
In This Edition: Dear Scoop Content Providers… AND THAT”S NOT ALL! YOU ALSO GET FREE STEAK KNIVES WITH SCOOP….Feedback To Yesterday’s Dramatic Scoop News….
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00029.htm
8: From Durban to Jerusalem
As it happened: on the morning of the day that Israeli and American delegates walked out of the UN anti-racism conference at Durban, South Africa, two groups were confronting each other outside the Supreme Court building in Jerusalem.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00010.htm
9: Letter From Elsewhere: McJobs Won’t Buy McKids
We’re supposed to be cheering. The official unemployment rate is now 5.2%, the lowest quarterly rate since March 1988. Job numbers increased by 0.9% this quarter, the strongest growth in five years. That’s good, isn’t it?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00018.htm
10: Where Is The Shame At Air New Zealand?
The Air New Zealand directors who have brought that company to its humiliation should be falling on their swords says ACT Commerce spokesman Stephen Franks.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00082.htm
11: Defence Minister Announces Inquiry Package
The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has today confirmed a package of reviews and inquiries into defence operations and relationships.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00080.htm
12: NZ Net Awards - Categories and Finalists
The following is a list of the categories for the 2001 NZ Internet Awards and the finalists as selected by our Judges. You can vote on your picks now, which includes submitting write-in votes for those not amongst our finalists.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0109/S00008.htm
13: Feedback: Re: David Miller On Powerful Women
His current partner seems to be suffering from a common and boring neurosis, prevalent amongst those women who have adopted affectations toward feminism, without actually having spent much time thinking about it.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00020.htm
14: 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
15: Howard's End: Britain Shows Us The Third Way
Tony Blair's "Third Way" Government has its traditional supporters fuming at plans to turn to the private sector to help deliver radical reform to schools, hospitals and transport. Doesn't New Zealand follow the "Third Way?" Maree ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00022.htm
16: Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psycopath
IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0005/S00125.htm
17: Who's Back? Neville Bolger's Back
"Neville Bolger's People's Bank appointment shows him for the unprincipled pragmatic National Party appeaser that we always knew he was - a man so craven he will lick anybody's behind for power and bright lights," says Libertarianz leader Peter ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00025.htm
18: Scoop: Daily Ratings
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0109/S00014.htm
19: Scoop Images: Icy Views And Birds Of Paradise
More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00019.htm
20: Scoop: Top Scoops
Scoop Fightback! Dear Scoop Content Providers - S.O.S – Save yOur Scoop - Keith Rankin: Words & Ideas - Fiji Election: Treason Defendant Speight Wins Seat - Defence Inquiry Announced - Angry Scenes At Jerusalem Trial, As Durban Delegates Walk Away ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00030.htm
21: National Wins Decile Formula Inquiry
National's Education spokesperson Gerry Brownlee is on a mission to make the school funding formula more fair and he's delighted the Education and Science Select Committee have today agreed to a preliminary inquiry into decile funding.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00083.htm
22: Scoop Feedback Re: David Miller's Article
confronted by david's views, you could either agree or disagree. but there was one, particular comment that he made in his epistle that i do have to take issue with. he made the comment that mens' names are in fact brands. um, er, what about women ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00023.htm
23: Scoop Satire: GM Tomato Gives Birth
Chicago: Some are calling it the most significant breakthrough yet in genetic technology, while others say it is the beginning of an ecological nightmare. Either way, all agree the announcement by the Chicago Institute of Micro-genetic Research that a ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00021.htm
24: Speight Wins Seat in Fiji Parliament
George Speight the man charged with treason after he led an armed coup has won his seat and is set to become a Fijian Member of Parliament.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00025.htm
25: Height Restrictions Needed For Immigration Policy
"The Corrective Party wants to propose an interim solution to the Afghan refugee crisis. We praise our Prime Minister for her good sense and compassion, but there do need to be limits. New Zealand must adopt a sizist immigration policy." Sister ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00022.htm
26: Nats Cry Foul Over School Property Fund
National's Education spokesperson Gerry Brownlee is questioning how the $20 million of property funding was allocated after 13% of the fund went to Avondale College, in the Prime Minister's electorate, who already have fabulous facilities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00084.htm
27: Images: Hey Sister’s New Model From Big Brother
Images of hit Australian TV show Big Brother star Jemma Gawned, the new face of the Hey Sister! lingerie brand. For more background see… Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off! .
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00051.htm
28: National Radio Midday Report
Bolger’s Bank – Fiji Election – Boat People – Racism Conference – Swimming Warning – Northland Rain – Belfast Violence – Macedonia – West Papua – Coffin Inquiry – Blade Removed – Aid Workers Charged – Truck Crash
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0109/S00010.htm
29: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge
Scoop's Hobbit strikes yet again. Hobbiton bridge is revealed in all its glory….enjoy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00122.htm
30: David Miller: Coping With Powerful Women
One of the major stories in the media in the past week was the announcement by Michelle Boag that she intends to rid the National Party of its deadwood. According to Ms. Boag, the party needs an injection of new blood that will deliver the party some ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00011.htm
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