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Scoop Today - The Weekend's Top 20


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The top 20 rating items on Scoop at the weekend were...

1: Rankin Won’t Apologise

Beleaguered Work And Income New Zealand boss Christine Rankin said she would not resign, despite mounting pressure to do so over problems the department is experiencing with processing student loans.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00097.htm


2: Scoop Clarification: How To Get Your Car Back

Lest it appear that Scoop's has implied that a special rule was invoked to allow Conservation Minister Sandra Lee to get her car back, the following item of clarification should be born in mind.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00093.htm


3: Transalta Wins Roger Award As Worst Transnational

Canadian power company, TransAlta, which owns energy retailers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (Southpower), has the dubious honour of being the winner of the Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation in New Zealand in 1999. The Award ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00120.htm


4: Opinion: Upton-On-Line - Delicious Delegations

The Prime Minister has released the schedule of responsibilities that has been drawn up for the myriad Associate Ministers that this government has spawned. There are no fewer than 18 different ministers (out of an Executive of 26) running around associating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00233.htm


5: Greens, Don’t Promote Drugs - NZ First

New Zealand First MP, Ron Mark, has urged the Greens to concentrate on protecting the environment and the interests of New Zealanders instead of promoting mind-blowing drug use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00231.htm


6: Stoned In Charge Of A Country?

“Neither drunk, NOR stoned in charge of a country, thank you Nandor,” is the response from Christian Heritage Party’s Health Spokesperson Gael Donoghue, to his statement in the House yesterday. The Green MP charged some members of double standards when ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00060.htm


7: Scoop Images: Castles & Tents In A Quarry

Scoop’s anonymous Hobbit photographer has been busy again snapping away at Lord of The Rings sets, this time at the most photographed set of them all, the Haywards Hill (Dry Creek) quarry. Filming at the site is now fully underway with scenes of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00081.htm


8: WINZ Buck Stops With Maharey - United NZ

Social Services Minister Steve Maharey’s obsession with WINZ chief executive Christine Rankin means he is missing the point about who is responsible for the student loans fiasco, according to United New Zealand Party leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00254.htm


9: Auckland Students Say WINZ Must Face The Music

“The time for the culture of incompetence is over, it’s about time that WINZ came to campus to face the music,” said Auckland University Students’ Association President, Kane Stanford today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0002/S00023.htm


10: Prison Privatisation is History - Minister

"A contract entered into by the former government with a private sector company for the management of the new Auckland Central remand Prison will have to remain in place, but any further plans to involve the private sector in prison management ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00230.htm


11: Colin Keating In The Emperor’s New Clothes

Christian Heritage Party Leader Graham Capill has discredited the view expressed by the Justice Secretary, Colin Keating, to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee that it was difficult to tell what voters voted for in the referendum on justice ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00061.htm


12: Sandra Lee, Her Car & Her Press Secretary

The Press Secretary Of Alliance MP and Conservation Minister Sandra Lee is off work on full pay pending the outcome of charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and driving while forbidden - charges that arose while driving her boss’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00090.htm


13: Defence policy after East Timor

The Defence Minister Mark Burton has given the opening address today at a "Defence Policy after East Timor" seminar at Victoria University, hosted by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00225.htm


14: Cricket Threatened As Rain Continues

The odds of today's scheduled One Day Cricket International against Australia taking place in Wellington's new WestpacTrust stadium appear to be receding as rain sets in again in Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00092.htm


15: Nandor Launches Pot Offensive

Normally the House's most quiet MP, Nandor Tanczos caused a stir yesterday when he said in Parliament he had seen fellow members "drunk in charge of the country."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00091.htm


16: Retention Of The Title "The Honorable"

His Excellency The Governor-General has advised that Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the retention of the title "The Honourable" by:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00224.htm


17: Moana Sinclair's Lawlessness Far From Rare

Alliance Press Secretary Moana Sinclair is one of 800,000 people still do not have their new photo-id licenses and the Land Transport Authority says publicity surrounding her misfortune may assist in getting more people to get their licenses up to date.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00095.htm


18: Lisa Blakie: Area Search Continues

The search of properties and buildings from the Porter River to Arthur's Pass by the Lisa Blakie homicide team continues today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00092.htm


19: Dunne Releases Atoearoa New Zealand Day Bill

United New Zealand Party leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has today released a discussion draft of his Member's Bill to establish a new national day.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00223.htm


20: Personal Explanation from Nandor Tanczos

Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation concerning the motion moved by Rodney Hide this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00237.htm

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