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

1: Rich Pickings Seen In Nacent E-Zealand

US Internet entrepreneur Guy Cook met E-Force founder and CEO Mark Fulton in Colorado. He also met his wife there. Now he is back in NZ as a key member of the board of the latest New Zelaand e-commerce venture - formerly Paynter timber - now - E-Force ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00124.htm


2: Rankin: Retirement Support: What's in a Name?

On 27 January, the Government announced that New Zealand Superannuation will be raised to 67% of the average weekly wage. In doing so, it missed its opportunity to reintroduce a clawback mechanism for those persons over 65 with significant private incomes. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00125.htm


3: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions concern: GE Salmon Trials - F16s - NZ's Peacekeepers - IRD Mailout And Medical Records - WINZ Bonuses - F16s - Telecommunications Monopolies - Judith Tizard's Workload - Doctors And ACC - Hawkesby - Energy Efficiency - ACC And Charities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00128.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: 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


7: 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


8: PM Concerned About Echelon Investigation

The Prime Minister today said she is concerned about reports that the European Parliament is about to investigate "Echelon," an international spy link-up including New Zealand which is alleged to be engaged in commercial espionage .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00122.htm


9: 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


10: Lager Louts Ruin Aussie Thrashing

Cricket hooligans who threw beer cans and invaded the pitch at yesterday's one-day-match between New Zealand and Australia in Dunedin have caused an outcry from both the match organisers and the NZ Captain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00126.htm


11: 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


12: Parliamentary Motion Proposed On Disarmament

1. Rt Hon. Helen Clark to move, That the Parliament of New Zealand resolves, relying upon:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00316.htm


13: Lower Pay For Newsreaders Says TVNZ Boss

TVNZ autocue readers Richard Long and Judy Bailey could be getting cuts to their rumoured six figure salaries once the network’s new head finishes his “quiet revolution”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00129.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: 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


17: 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


18: Merger Creates Major Force In NZ Communications

Austar United Communications and Telstra Corporation today announced that they had agreed to merge their New Zealand operations, Saturn Communications and Telstra New Zealand to form a 50:50 joint venture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00145.htm


19: 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


20: 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

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