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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Investigated By A "Happy" Auckland City Council

What on earth is going on at the Auckland City Council when it uses ratepayers money to hire private investigators to spy on a ratepayer. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00123.htm


2: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions concern: Maori Affairs Minster's Performance - Tertiary Student Participation - Chancellor Gate - Echelon Spying - Brian Edwards Contract - Telecommunications Competition - Criminal Records - INCIS - Infrastructure Auckland - Election Report ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00119.htm


3: Corporal Punishment Party Applauds Pokemon Ban

The Corrective Party, New Zealand's only corporal punishment party, welcomes Thingsway School's decision to ban Pokemon cards on the basis that they are covert tools of the Giant Lesbian Parenting Welfare Dependency Morris Dancing Opponent of Spanking ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00077.htm


4: Team NZ Leads Race Two With A Whopper Lead

Near flawless sailing by the New Zealanders coupled with some disasters for the Italian crew saw Prada lose the second race of the America’s Cup by a whopping 2 minutes and 43 seconds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00110.htm


5: Upton-on-line: Dis-association

Relief will be breaking out in the murkier corners of the new Ministry in the light of the Speaker's latest ruling on the accountability of Associate Ministers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00303.htm


6: 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


7: Scoop Feature: The Bigger Picture

The UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, who arrives in Wellington on 22 February, will be the first important overseas visitor to NZ since the change of government. Terrence O'Brien previews the visit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00112.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions concern: Fringe Benefit Tax - TVNZ Jack Ups - East Timor Development - Victoria's Vice Chancellor Payout - Trade Prospects - Infrastructure Auckland - WINZ Accountability - INCIS - ACC and Accredited Employers - Departmental Accountability ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00109.htm


9: UNSG Kofi Annan Talks Peace In Wellington

Following today's Beehive press conference with the world's leading diplomat Scoop can now report that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's softly spoken voice sounds almost identical in person as it does on CNN.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00118.htm


10: Getting Stress Levels Wrong Is Very Costly

Overdoing stress in the workplace is very expensive because of all the negative things that flow from it, says Dr Alison Drewry, a senior lecturer in occupational medicine at Auckland University and Surgeon Commander of the Royal New Zealand Navy at Devonport.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00133.htm


11: Terrence O'Brien - Defence Policy After East Timor

The international context has materially altered since New Zealand last reviewed that context as part of a substantive reassessment of defence policy, back in 1991. The Cold War had just ended and the full implications of that seismic event had yet ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00111.htm


12: Scoop Link: New Zealand A New Space Invader?

A former employee of Canada's security agency has charged that Canadian spies once managed to overhear the American ambassador to Canada discussing a pending trade deal with China on a mobile telephone and used that information to undercut the Americans ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00107.htm


13: Brown Preparing To Sue Sue Bradford

New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown, today expressed his outrage at the absurd assertions of a member of the Green Party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00308.htm


14: Accountability merely a charade for the Government

"Do as I say, not as I do, seems to be the way this Government intends to operate" says Hon Roger Sowry, Shadow Leader of the House.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00300.htm


15: 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


16: Don't Worry Windows Users, Everything Will Bo2k

[July 19th, San Francisco] The CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) publicly challenges Microsoft Corporation to voluntarily recall all copies of its Systems Management Server network software. In addition, cDc calls for the antivirus industry to respond with signature ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0002/S00022.htm


17: International Jury to Rule on Team NZ Coms System

The International Jury will hold a hearing at 18:00 hours on Tuesday to rule on whether a communications system on board Team New Zealand is in full compliance with America’s Cup Match Condition 19.1.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0002/S00011.htm


18: 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


19: Latest Happenings In The Amex Cup Village

In excess of 100,000 people visited the American Express New Zealand Cup Village over the weekend. This amounted to a record crowd, with thousands gathering to see Team New Zealand and Prada when they left the marina in the morning, and then when ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0002/S00012.htm


20: A Terrible Day For Prada

Conditions were very shifty approaching race time, after a short squall crossed over the Hauraki Gulf. Race Director Harold Bennett postponed the start for 40 minutes to allow the wind to settle, and racing started at 13:55 in 14-16 knots of Southerly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0002/S00010.htm


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