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

1: Two Weeks From E-Day Putin’s Web Begins To Fray

Two weeks out from his day of reckoning the man who would be the next President of the great Russian Republic, Vladimir Putin, is putting his best foot forward.

2: Rankin: Employment Relation - Some Reflections

The Employment Relations Bill - introduced into Parliament this week - establishes a midpoint between the 1991 Employment Contracts Act and the previous labour relations' regime which lasted in various guises for 97 years.

3: Guest Column: Selling The Silver Haired

Just as British Aristocrats sold off their Gainsboroughs to pay death duties, New Zealand has sold just about everything to repay the National debt.

4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions of the day concerned: Waipareira Trust Money - Taxpayers Medical Records - Consultants - Petrol Prices - Hawkes Bay Meat Production - Spraydrift - Employment Relations And Strikes - Cannabis In Parliament - Super Fund - Whistleblowing ...

5: Upton-on-line : Turfing out the consultants

Upton-on-line has been having some fun figuring out exactly what the new Government's attitude to consultants is. With Derek Quigley retained almost from day one to find a way of jettisoning the F-16s, the policy of doing away with consultancies always ...

6: Kiwis made Good in Oz File - Richard Wilkins

Richard Wilkins is a role model for heterosexual, kiwi males in Australia who are no longer in their ‘20s.

7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions concern: Skill Shortages - Employment Relations - Electricity Competition - Advertising Student Loans - Biosecurity Risks - Christine Rankin - Death Of David Israel - Tourism NZ - Draft Food Standards - Health Boards And Maori ...

8: Scoop Images: Birds With Attitude

Chrome from Australia- birds with attitude in the Civic Square….photos Tori Buttle.

9: Coasters Looking At Legal Action

After failing to convince Government that it should consult with the West Coast about its indigenous timber policies, council's have received a legal opinion which confirms that a joint court action is justified. John Howard reports.

10: Editorial: Democracy, Faith And A People Betrayed

Russia has had a terrible century. In fact Russia - and certainly the Russian peasantry - have arguably had a bum deal for as long as anyone can remember.

11: National Launches

National will be communicating directly with the more than a million New Zealanders on line to make sure they know the full impact of the new Employment Relations Bill.

12: Protestors Expected At IMF Meeting

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected in Washington over April 16 and 17 when the IMF and World Bank meeting of 182 finance ministers and central bank governors discuss globalisation and the world economy. John Howard reports.

13: Tobacco Companies In The Dock?

The Government is considering changing the law to so that it can successfully sue United States tobacco companies

14: Union lock out threatened at port say leaked paper

Wellington based unions are already bullying and strong-arming a major local Hawke’s Bay employer the same day the government introduces new legislation to give the unions more power, says National MP Anne Tolley.

15: Dashing Off

Police have admitted they could have done more to find missing law student Gavin Dash.

16: Minister weaseling out of student loan debacle

WINZ officials today at Parliament’s Social Services Select Committee confirmed they advised Government against proceeding so quickly with changes in the student loan scheme, because of implementation concerns that they had insufficient time to conduct ...

17: Ecommerce Co-operative Eforce Opens for Business

Eforce, New Zealand’s first online buying community, launches its website today – – with a call for people to become Eforce members.

18: Scoop Column: Australia's Not Sorry

The Roman Catholic church, New Zealand, the US, South Africa, Canada, and others, have all ‘fessed up to past wrongdoing. Australia’s PM Howard, however, has ruled out a previous Liberal party promise to deliver an apology to Aboriginal Australians ...

19: Scoop Images: Spanish Hair Wizards Decorate Public

Spanish hair wizards decorate the public in Civic Square….photos Tori Buttle.

20: ACT Leader Surprised

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble today said he was surprised to learn from the media that a temporary Press Secretary employed by Parliamentary Services to provide media services for ACT was the subject of a complaint to the Police.

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