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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items 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: 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: 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: 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


5: 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


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: '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


8: 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


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's Questions relate to: ACC - Fishery Sustainability - ACC - Prison Sentences - At Work Insurance - East Timor - TVNZ - Student Costs - Victoria University Payout - Community Employment - HFA - NZ's External Accounts - ACC Submissions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00048.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: Scoop Images: Lisa Blakie And Her Dog

Christchurch police have released the following pictures of murder victim Lisa Blakie and her dog Kaos. Inspector Rob Pope is calling on anyone who may have seen Lisa or her dog over the last week to contact them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00049.htm


12: Lisa Blakie Inquiry - Background Inquiries

Detective Inspector Rob POPE, heading the Lisa Blakie homicide team, says that inquiries are looking into the background of Lisa’s life.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00056.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: F16 claim verified

ACT Leader and Defence Spokesman Richard Prebble said it was significant that the Philippines embassy has confirmed his statement in Parliament that the Philippines was in preliminary negotiations to purchase the New Zealand Skyhawks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00089.htm


16: 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


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: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 9 February

Todays questions for oral answer by Ministers and Members.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00090.htm


19: 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


20: 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


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