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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are....

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: 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


3: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: Defence Minister Denies Knowledge of F16 Deal

Defence Minister Mark Burton says he is not aware of any moves by the United States to offer better terms for the F16 fighter planes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00047.htm


7: 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


8: 22,000 Students Caught In WINZ Bungle

The latest WINZ bungle has seen 22,000 students receive student loan contracts with incorrect information on it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0002/S00006.htm


9: 'Sweetener' deal for F16s - Prebble

ACT Leader Richard Prebble confirmed his statement in Parliament last night that the ACT Party had learned from a Washington insider that the US administration was considering ways to sweeten the F16 fighter aircraft deal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00082.htm


10: 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


11: Billionaire's Name Suppression Off To High Court

The judge responsible for the name suppression of the American drug importing billionaire has said has no authority to overturn his decision. Meanwhile, the editor of the Herald Newspaper has said they are prepared to take the case to the High Court.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00045.htm


12: Sue Bradford - Maiden Speech

I am honoured to stand here today as one of the first group of Green MPs to be elected in our own right to what has now become a more truly representative House of Representatives. I pay tribute to all those people who have worked for this day in the nearly thirty ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00084.htm


13: Name Released - Christchurch Police

The name of the young woman whose body was found in the Porter River on Sunday has been released by Christchurch Police.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00051.htm


14: Opinion: Upton Online - Payouts, Stragglers & ACC

Much fun is being had unearthing ever more Byzantine pay-outs for executives. The grounds given for their departure can be plotted on a simple ‘RISC’ scale descending from retiring through incompetent to somnolent and corrupt. The real life scale of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00086.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: 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


18: National Radio Midday Bulletin

GM Sheep - F16s And The Philippines - Killer Fire - Retail Sales - Film Rating Row - Retail Sales - Israel - Samoan Assassination - Cot Death - Jenny Shipley's Challenge - Student Loans - Christchurch Homicide - Powerboat Champs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0002/S00061.htm


19: Address in Reply Speech - Jeanette Fitzsimons

In the South Pacific it is a tradition going back hundreds, if not thousands of years, to begin a significant speech by paying homage to those who have gone before, and to greet those who are here today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00085.htm


20: 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

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