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Published: Wed 5 Dec 2001 08:14 AM
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
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1: Stamps Celebrate First Lord Of The Rings Film
New Zealand Post will release its world exclusive stamp issue The Fellowship of The Ring on 4 December, celebrating the first movie in The Lord of The Rings trilogy.
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2: Environmental Answer To A Dusty Problem
The dusty rural road may soon be a thing of the past, if trials of a new product are successful this summer.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00001.htm
3: Images: Smirnoff Fashion Winner Frances Howie
See also… Image: Frances Howie's Winning Garment and NZ's Frances Howie Wins Smirnoff Fashion Award
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0112/S00005.htm
4: Open Text Increases Presence In NZ With gen-i
Sydney - November 30, 2001—Open Text™ Corporation, a worldwide leader in delivering collaborative commerce solutions, has expanded its presence in New Zealand with the appointment of gen-i as a value added distributor for its Livelink® collaborative ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0111/S00079.htm
5: Cat Rescue Mission Reaches Korea
THE WHISKAS mission to rescue stowaway cat Colin’s is underway today, with Westgate Tanker Terminal Superintendent Gordon MacPherson at the South Korean Port of Yeosu ready to collect Colin’s when she arrives.
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6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 4 December
Today's questions of the day concerned: Business Confidence – Criminal Libel – Regional Development – Cancer Treatment – Numeracy Teaching – Canterbury Nurses Strike – Criminal Libel – Anthrax Testing – Criminal Libel – Major General Dodson And Ron Mark’s File ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00010.htm
7: Scoop Feature: Meet The Northern Alliance
Superficially anyway the Bonn talks on the future of Afghanistan are making considerable progress. The Northern Alliance is talking of allowing UN peacekeepers in and inter-tribal and factional hostilities, although evident, currently don’t appear to exclude a ...
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8: David Miller: What Now For Yasser Arafat?
The Palestinian suicide bombings that killed 25 people and wounded dozens at the weekend are not only the deadliest strike on Israeli targets since the Intifada began but also another incident that brings into question the degree of authority Palestinian ...
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9: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 4 December
1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the state of business confidence in New Zealand?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00043.htm
10: What IT Is Expected To be Revealed On US TV Today
Disabled people around the world are expected to benefit with the announcement in America today of a new high-tech self-balancing people mover which mimics the human body's ability to balance itself. Maree Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00004.htm
11: Who is the shopper who has won $1,000,000?
New Zealand’s first Kachingo! millionaire is somewhere in Auckland – but may not know he or she is instantly rich.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0112/S00012.htm
12: What Helen Never Talked About
The level to which this Government is losing touch with everyday New Zealanders is clear by the way the Prime Minister failed to address key issues at this weekends Labour Party Conference.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00011.htm
13: Social Development or Beneficiary Bashing?
Today members of the Wellington People’s Centre were shredding Work and Income Benefit Control Unit letters and DPB ‘Avenues’ interview forms in Wellington Central.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00008.htm
14: Victory For Freedom Of The Press
ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks tonight welcomed the Prime Minister's apparent over-riding of the Attorney General in signalling that the criminal defamation provision is unlikely to surface.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00039.htm
15: So How Smug is the Government Now?
After boasting over the weekend of winning the next three elections the Government is now struggling to maintain the confidence of Parliament on the Imprest Supply Bill.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00029.htm
16: NZ's Frances Howie Wins Smirnoff Fashion Award
Frances Howie of New Zealand was awarded the prestigious title of Smirnoff Designer of The Year at the 17th annual Smirnoff International Fashion Awards. This spellbinding multimedia Smirnoff Urban Fusion experience showcased eleven young designers from ...
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17: DPB Advocates Bite Hard On The Hand That Feeds
"This is an outrageous insult to those passers-by who work in downtown Wellington to support these people," says Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00013.htm
18: SINner Society Launched
The SINners’ Society 2002 was launched in Wellington today by Catherine Hatfield, business coach and life strategist.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0112/S00003.htm
19: Minister's comments expose Kyoto truth
Energy Minister Hodgson's attack on the Employers & Manufacturers Association yesterday (EMA Northern Misleading Public over Climate Change) emphasises how little Government knows about the impact its policy will have on the economy, the association ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00048.htm
20: Headlines From The NZ Business Times Friday Nov 30
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0111/S00027.htm
21: Helen Clark Address To Labour Party Conference
It is hard to believe that a year has passed since we last met as a Labour Party Conference in Wellington.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00008.htm
22: Image: Frances Howie's Winning Garment
See also… NZ's Frances Howie Wins Smirnoff Fashion Award
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23: Greens Actions Irrational And Irresponsible-Peters
“Unlike the Greens, New Zealand First is going to support the Government and will approve the expenditure necessary to maintain Air New Zealand as our national airline, said New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00034.htm
24: Report From Harewood Military Base Protest
On Saturday December the 1st, as part of the national day of action against the war in Afghanistan, over 100 protestors gathered at the US military base at Harewood, Otautahi/Christchurch. The protestors were there to demand the immediate withdrawal ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00011.htm
25: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Bombings Are To Do With Revenge
This weekend saw a culmination of violence that began with the assassination of high-ranking Hamas member Mahmoud Abu Hanoud when an Israeli helicopter gunship fired a missile at his car near the West Bank town of Nablus. Two other Hamas members were also killed. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00003.htm
26: Stateside with Rosalea: There Goes The Sun
In the summer of 1999 I visited New York. It was the last week of the summer vacation and the second week of a heatwave. Two words: hot, crowded. Coming as I did from a small antipodean city in the middle of winter, NY took some adjusting to. The friend ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00002.htm
27: Poll Gives Thumbs-Down To Sow Stalls
An opinion poll published today shows that New Zealanders are saying "No" to sow stalls.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00012.htm
28: Turia Dallies On Fantasy And Ecstacy
Lives continue to be put at risk while the Government procrastinates over the reclassification of dangerous designer drugs, National's Associate Health spokesperson Dr Paul Hutchison said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00055.htm
29: Domestic Dimension of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
For decades pro-Israeli lobbyists have operated under the assumption that Islam and Israel are locked up in a zero-sum-game. They see the growth of Islam and growth of Islamic consciousness as a threat to the very existence of Israel. Based on this ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00005.htm
30: Veterans for Peace Talk To Students About War
* Some veterans visit schools to explain why they oppose the war in Afghanistan and are critical of U.S foreign policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00031.htm
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