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The top 20 rating items over the weekend 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00054.htm


2: HARD NEWS: The Thrusting Organ of Investigation

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... memo to the Employers Federation, the Business Roundtable and various other interests: We will soon have industrial relations laws that conform to basic international standards. Get over it, stop whining and get on with it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00074.htm


3: Scoop Opinion: Is The Government Paranoid?

What on earth is going on with this Government? Yesterday Dr Michael Cullen warned business to stop protesting against its policies and then Pete Hodgson says Kit Richards' consultancy to Timberlands is untenable, despite Government taking back Peter Doone ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00076.htm


4: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00018.htm


5: The Confession Of St Patrick

Today is St Patrick's Day commemorating the Saint who rid the fair Isle of Eire of its snakes. This autobiographical confession was written by Patrick himself, in Latin, around the year 450. It offers a unique record of life in the British Isles ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00055.htm


6: 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


7: Scoop Images: Urban Dreams Begin....

The Urban Dream Capsule in Farmers shop window in Cuba Mall began yesterday. Four Melbourne actors will live in public view for the next two weeks - 15 days in all..... photos Tori Buttle. For more information... See... Message In A Bubble in the Headlines ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00038.htm


8: TV3 News

Horror Smash - Charges In Police Crash - Chathams Emergency - Meat Works Close - F16 Retaliation? - Lucky Chopper Crash - Kit Richards - WINZ Protests - Leonardo D'Caprio - Pakistan Killer

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0003/S00092.htm


9: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00067.htm


10: Scoop Images: Scoop Visits The Dans Palais

The Dans Palais on Frank Kitts Park is the venue of choice for post show grooving at the Festival.... photos Tori Buttle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00036.htm


11: Scoop Images: Mountaintop Percussion

Strike perform "Cube" to huge crowd at summit of Mt Victoria. New Zealand percussionists, Festival 2000 - Photos Tori Buttle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00061.htm


12: Scoop Images: Spanish Hair Wizards Decorate Public

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00044.htm


13: German Greens Finding Governing A Big Ask

The German Green Party, almost in free-fall at the polls, is being warned to start acting like a governing party in a modern democracy, more than the anarchic, pacifist, anti-nuclear militants they were when the party was founded. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00075.htm


14: Scoop Images: Scottish War Dances

The Edinburgh Tattoo at Westpactrust Stadium....photos Stephen Thompson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00037.htm


15: TV1 News 6pm Bulletin (First Segment)

Horror Road Smash - Drug Testing In Sport Halted - Us Says Tone Down China - Bmw Dumps Rover - Fishing Alert - Maori College Does Well

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0003/S00091.htm


16: Mild Greens deliver Class D Drug solution.

Christchurch Legalisers have recommended that the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 be amended to accommodate Class D restricted drugs. The move would be "in anticipation of a probable shift in the legal status of cannabis".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00026.htm


17: Tobacco Companies In The Dock?

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00070.htm


18: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00063.htm


19: Scoop Images: Life In An Urban Dream…

More images of domestic bliss inside the Urban Dream Capsule in the shop window of Farmers on Cuba Street – Photos Tori Buttle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00043.htm


20: South Australia Cannabis Growing Capital Of Oz

South Australia has been portrayed as Australia's cannabis-growing capital in a major police report. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00073.htm

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