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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: A Union of Two Workers

It is indeed a scary moment when Trade Unionists have something to smile about. But they could all easily play the Cheshire Cat if Alice in Wonderland were to hold auditions right now. The Employment Relations Bill has been let loose onto society, and it's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00080.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: Act casts off shackles from National bind

Act has turned its back on its former ally and admitted embarrassment at having supported National in Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00311.htm


5: On The Left - Relations, not contracts

It's been inevitable ever since May 15th, 1991, when the Employment Contracts Act was passed. The labour movement reeled at the attack on its power. Workers suffered abusive contracts, expulsion of their unions from workplaces, attacks on wages and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00081.htm


6: Quigley recommends keeping some F-16s

Derek Quigley has told the Government what the Opposition has said all along - that cancellation of the F-16 contract would be a dramatic departure for New Zealand's defence policy with far-reaching implications, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00317.htm


7: 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


8: Weekly news from the Select Committee Office

select committee business 10 March 2000 to 17 March 2000 From the Office of the Clerk of the House

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00297.htm


9: 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


10: F-16 Cabinet Decision Due Today

The Prime Minister is expected to announce the Government’s decision to scrap the F-16 fighter deal at a press conference today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00078.htm


11: 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


12: Newsflash: Government Ditches F-16 Deal

The Prime Minster has announced the Government would proceed with its plans to terminate the F-16 deal saying spending on the air-force was not an important priority for New Zealand defence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00079.htm


13: Govt. must explain F-16 implications

Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley today called on Prime Minister Helen Clark to make it absolutely clear to New Zealanders whether the cancellation of the F-16 contract will mean a dramatic downgrading of New Zealand's strategic defence capability prior ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00305.htm


14: Whistle-Blower Journalists Speaking Tomorrow

Green MP Sue Kedgley tomorrow hosts a visit from two American journalists at the centre of an international scandal involving Fox TV, Monsanto and the use of a genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00308.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: 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


18: More Of National's Business Incompetence

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, today described the $29 million windfall refund of stamp duty, to the privately owned Energy Company, Contact Energy, as yet another case of National’s fiscal incompetence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00291.htm


19: 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


20: Arrested Students Tell Stories Of Police Brutality

One of the students arrested during Thursday’s protest, an Auckland University commerce student Brian Biggs, took the opportunity to tell his story via a megaphone to the crowd of students protesting outside the central police station yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0003/S00034.htm


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