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Published: Wed 17 Oct 2001 08:27 AM
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
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1: New Zealand the Way it Could Be
During the weekend my 80 year old mother was asking me why the country had changed so much since we emigrated here in the fifties. She didn't mean the environment - New Zealand is still, in our minds, the most beautiful country in the world - she ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00302.htm
2: Scoop Oddity #6 : WTC Guy Spotted Everywhere!
Members of the tribalwar.com forum have been having fun with the guy pictured in Scoop Oddity #5 : Postcard From The Edge , perhaps the most emailed hoax photo of all time. As can be seen below this guy has been everywhere!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00058.htm
3: Scoop Feedback: Cresswell, Klein And NZ’s Defence
In This Edition: Two readers take exception to Peter Cresswell’s first column, a reader from Spain opines on Naomi Klein and a battle royale is brewing between two readers over NZ’s defence arrangements in general, and the F16s we didn't buy in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00089.htm
4: The Origins of the War in Afghanistan
"... I know your race. It is made up of sheep. It is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00091.htm
5: Motornet: Pulse of the City
Finally, Nissan have hatched a hatchback to follow in the footsteps of the new Pulsar sedan. Its looks could raise a few eyebrows, but styling aside, it may well set hearts afire...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00085.htm
6: 'The mice who roar' - Rod Donald CTU Speech
It is an honour to be invited to address the conference of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. I bring you greetings from my co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons and our industrial relations spokesperson Sue Bradford.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00300.htm
7: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 16 October
1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What advice has he received on business opinion in New Zealand?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00308.htm
8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 October
Today's questions of the day concerned: Business Opinion – Tizard’s Chris Fletcher Endorsement – Benefits – Air New Zealand Bailout – Education Crises – Pro GE Advert – Soil Sterilisation – Food Price Inflation – Dioxin – Auckland Roading – Drug Seizures ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00092.htm
9: David Miller: What Happens After The Taliban?
At this stage of the United States led offensive against Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia and the al-Qaeda terrorist network, the primary objective has been to destroy the Taliban air defences along with their ability to fly, as well as destroying their ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00088.htm
10: Scoop Feedback: An Uncalled For War
In This Edition: An Uncalled-For War - POEM: "News", The "story" as of 12.10.01
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00090.htm
11: Sludge Report #113 – At The Edge Of A Precipice
We the people of planet earth stand at the edge of a precipice. As the bombs rain down on Kabul, Jalalabad and Kandahar we should not in anyway underestimate the stakes being played with in this game of war.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00078.htm
12: Scoop Image: Postcard From The Edge A Hoax
NOTE: The following text has been sent in by a reader to clarify any reader confusion around the following picture published on Scoop (See... Scoop Oddity #5: A Postcard From The Edge ) on Monday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00216.htm
13: Cannabis Should Be Legally Sold In Off-Licences
THE Tories need bold new policy thinking - particularly on social issues - which will change perceptions of the party and appeal to those who shunned us last time. All five candidates agree on that. There is no better issue to start with than reform ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00083.htm
14: Ronald McDonald Faces Numerous Charges
Ronald McDonald will be facing numerous charges on Tuesday, the 16th of October, World Day of Action Against McDonalds. He is set to appear in front of an unbiased and just jury of animal and human rights activists, environmentalists, and anti-capitalists ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00070.htm
15: Scoop Images: Auckland Peace March Take Two
Two weeks after the last peace march (See… Scoop Images: March Against US War And Peace Vigil ) Aucklanders took to the streets on Saturday again to protest against the US and British military strikes against Afghanistan.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00083.htm
16: Political Party’s Registration Cancelled
The Electoral Commission announced today it had cancelled the registration of the Asia Pacific United Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00086.htm
17: New York's One Liberty Plaza Collapses
One Liberty Plaza in World Trade Center complex has collapsed, the fourth building to be destroyed following yesterday's terrorist attacks on the USA.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00084.htm
18: 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
19: Builders Discovering Benefits Of Web
Internet-savvy builders are using the web to gain vast improvements in time management, accounts accuracy and business efficiency, according to Carters Building Supplies Manager - Building Applications, Mike Lambert.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00025.htm
20: Gross Incompetence In Fisheries, Heads Should Roll
New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for the dismissal of the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Fisheries after a case in the Court of Appeal found that both the Ministry and its Chief Executive were guilty of gross incompetence; ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00309.htm
21: Scoop Oddity #2: World Trade Center With Attitude!
A defiant reconstructionist view of the World Trade Center bombing. Submitted by a reader. See also... Scoop Oddity #1: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face .
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00139.htm
22: Kiwis Turn To The Web In Wake Of The US Attack
Auckland, 16 October 2001 - Kiwis went online to keep informed about events in the aftermath of the World Trade Centre tragedy, with unprecedented numbers seeking out both local and international news sites, according to the Nielsen//NetRatings at-home ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00029.htm
23: Visual artists awarded international residencies
Three international artist residencies, offered by Creative New Zealand as part of its international residencies programme, have been awarded to New Zealand visual artists. Michael Stevenson will take up a residency in Berlin, Lisa Crowley in New ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0110/S00035.htm
24: Scoop Oddity: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face
No sooner had US papers printed this picture than they received calls, asking if the photo had been faked to appear to show a face with horns. The answer from Associated Press was no.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00127.htm
25: Scoop Oddity #3: A Disturbance In The Force
An innovative research programme at Princeton is attempting to measure disturbances in the zeitgeist, or global consciousness. A series of random number generators around the world (called eggs, some of which are in New Zealand) have been wired together, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00140.htm
26: Correctives: Bert - The Enema Within!!!
"The Corrective Party wishes to ask what must be done against Bert, the muppet manifestation of evil!!!" Sister Paedophobia, Second Childhood spokesnun asked this morning.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00088.htm
27: Guest Opinion: America's Globalized Order
The United States is currently engaged in initiating a war against terrorism and is seeking an alliance with countries it deems as loyal to this cause. In retaliation for the recent bombings on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon which resulted ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00084.htm
28: World Star Performs With The NZSO
A feast of favourite Late Romantic music and the New Zealand debut of world renowned cellist, Lynn Harrell are just some of the highlights of the spectacular final concerts of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's 2001 subscription season in Auckland, Napier, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0110/S00032.htm
29: Structure Confirmed For TVNZ
TVNZ's new crown company structure will have a parent holding company with television and transmission subsidiaries, Broadcasting Minister, Marian Hobbs, said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00306.htm
30: Scoop Oddity #4: Who Is This Face?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00163.htm
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