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Scop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...

1: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

The first question session of the New Year covered Labour's credit card pledges - ACC changes - climate change - superannuation - regional development - Victoria University's vice chancellor payout - primary teacher salaries - John Hawkesby - East Timor and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00043.htm


2: Cabinet Committees: Terms Of Reference And Members

Today the PM announced the Cabinet Committees, their membership and areas of responsibility.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00067.htm


3: Christchurch River Body Identified

Christchurch Police have named the body of the woman found in a Canterbury river on Sunday, now the subject of a homicide inquiry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00044.htm


4: Scoop Opinion: Who Stole Waitangi Day?

New Zealand’s national holiday has proved something of a disappointment to Scoop. Upstaged by Prada, scuffles and confrontation at Waitangi, a beaming Titewhai. Meanwhile the Prime Minister dressed in black is talking about dumping the Queen in Akaroa ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00028.htm


5: Opinion: On The Left - It's Growing, So Kill It!

I was reading the `Business Herald' on Saturday. There was a long article on the Reserve Bank's tightening of monetary policy, and it was a delicious read because it was deeply ironic without the author even apparently being aware of his own irony.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00030.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Let The Talkfest Begin!

Parliament resumes today at 2pm with the first Questions for Oral Answer by Ministers session for the new year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00040.htm


7: Internet Access For Workers

A US union has convinced the Ford Motor Co. to offer its 350,000 workers worldwide, a home computer, colour printer and Internet access, for $5 a month. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00038.htm


8: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 8 February

Today's questions for oral answer...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00070.htm


9: Smoke-Free Initiatives Backed By Cannabis Party

Toughening laws on tobacco, to a point, will reduce community double standards surrounding smoked substances, assisting health promotion, said ALCP members today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00025.htm


10: Public owed explanation over Hawkesby fiasco

Prime Minister Helen Clark today said that the TVNZ Board would be called to account by its shareholding ministers for the fiasco surrounding the massive settlement made to former newsreader John Hawkesby.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00066.htm


11: NRL Club Manager Drowns

A manager of the high profile Melbourne Storm National Rugby League club drowned early this morning after jumping off a waterfront peer in Auckland’s downtown area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00034.htm


12: News Flash - Hawkesby Payout - 5.2 Million

Court documents released today revealed that sacked newsreader John Hawkesby was awarded over 5.2 million dollars in an arbitration pay-out with state owned broadcaster Television New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00037.htm


13: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths

The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00027.htm


14: Scoop Images: Not A Waterfront Compromise

Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky this morning made a statement to the people of Wellington on the controversial issue of “Variation 17” and on development on the waterfront. He said he wanted to find the middle ground between a paddock and a wall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00031.htm


15: Scoop Photo Essay: Parliament's Best Side

The following pictures show New Zealand's Parliamentary building complex, and the statue of former Prime Minister Richard Seddon whose populist spirit appears to live on inside. Parliament reopens for the new year today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00042.htm


16: Drug Importing Billionaire Case Appeal Drags On

The judge considering the name suppression of the American billionaire caught importing drugs into Auckland airport has still not delivered a judgement on an appeal of his decision, 11 days after reserving his verdict.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00035.htm


17: Wellington Waterfront Changes

The council has voted substantial changes to its controversial waterfront proposal Variation 17, in a marathon nine hour meeting yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00039.htm


18: CLEAR And VODAFONE Announce Alliance

In a joint statement today, VODAFONE New Zealand and CLEAR Communications announced an alliance which enables CLEAR to offer VODAFONE mobile services to its customers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00049.htm


19: Scoop Opinion: Instead Invite God!

Note: The following commentary comes in the wake of the decision by US President Bill Clinton not to visit Pakistan during his upcoming tour of South Asia. Clinton's decision not to visit Pakistan in his upcoming tour has been received badly in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00033.htm


20: Cullen Goes It Alone - Advice Lacking - Nats

"Michael Cullen is foolhardy to run his office without private sector tax advice" says National's Revenue spokesperson, Annabel Young MP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00063.htm

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