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

1: A Smack For A Pat - Employment Law Smells

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard is outraged at Justice Smellie’s decision to award a woman nearly $50,000 for having her bottom patted by her boss.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00087.htm


2: Are A Billion Oil Barrels Green As Timber?

The Government and the environmental movement are now faced with a huge dilemma and irony following the discovery of a potential half billion-barrel oil reserve - a non renewable resource - onshore at Hawera in Taranaki. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00083.htm


3: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today’s questions of the day concerned: Defence Policy – Revenue Flows – Kit Richards – Skill Shortages – Petrol Prices And Economic Development – Employment Relations Act – Bulk Funding – Kit Richards – Bougainville Peace – WINZ Consultants – Spare ...


http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00084.htm


4: 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


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: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 21 March

Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers. Paraphrased answers to these questions will be published shortly after 3pm in the Headlines wire.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00333.htm


7: NZ And Its Royal Egalitarian Heritage

It's taken more than 70 years for politicians to convince New Zealanders they should get rid of royal titles and honours, but this coalition government finally looks set to do it. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00082.htm


8: 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


9: Tenancy agreements should be read thoroughly

Prospective tenants should read their tenancy agreements carefully before they agreed to them the Minister of Housing Mark Gosche said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00326.htm


10: Scoop Fringe Review - Mu

The lack of any plot summary in the festival programme for Mu filled me with a dreadful foreboding of 'fringe festival syndrome' - where a group of non/performers get together and construct a performance based around a spontaneous fire and energy that under ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00067.htm


11: Silent Apocalypse of a Ugandan Cult

KANUNGU, Uganda, March 19 –– Before the bell rang summoning them to the long, low building where more than 300 of them would die, members of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God gave no clue that the apocalypse they had so long ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0003/S00084.htm


12: Passing Of Distinguished Diplomat Chris Beeby

Foreign Minister Phil Goff today expressed the Government’s sadness at the death of Chris Beeby, one of New Zealand’s most distinguished diplomats, in Geneva on Sunday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00330.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: Is Clark Angling For A Single Anzac Defence Force?

Is the Prime Minister trying to work towards a single, integrated Trans Tasman defence force, asks United New Zealand Party leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00328.htm


16: Future Lefts: Happy ERB days are here again

Editorial: ERB, F-16's and Polls - Employment - Relations, not Contracts - A tale of a protest - News so hard you can throw really heavy things at it without it breaking... - Changes to Future Lefts list use

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00086.htm


17: Centralist Approaches Don't Work In Education

At its meeting on Friday, the Education Forum reviewed the new government's education proposals and found little to commend and much of concern.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00041.htm


18: Scoop Images: More Urban Safari & Square Swingin'

More scary Animals on "Urban Safari" in Civic Square today, and a bit of swingin' - photos Tori Buttle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00065.htm


19: Water and Sustainable Development

Speech Notes: Hon Marian Minister Hobbs, Minister for the Environment Water 2000 Conference, Carlton Hotel, Auckland, Tues March 21 8.30am

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00327.htm


20: Where Now For NZ's Air Strike Capability?

The Government has cut New Zealand loose in defence terms in rejecting Derek Quigley's advice to go ahead with the contract for some F-16s, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00323.htm


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