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

1: 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


2: 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


3: 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


4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today’s questions of the day concerned: Farmers And Guns - Air Force – IRD Commissioner – Prisoner Of Immigration – Youth Employment – Peter Ellis – Rimu Logging – TVNZ Performance - Chinese Exams – Kit Richards – World Water Day – Regional Development

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00087.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: Briefing papers released on Shared Parenting Bill

Women's Affairs Minister Laila Harré says briefing papers released today show Muriel Newman's Shared Parenting Bill is unlikely to achieve its aim of improving the welfare of New Zealand children.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00354.htm


8: Death of Dame Ruth Kirk

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today she was saddened to learn of the death of Dame Ruth Kirk, widow of the late Labour leader Norman Kirk.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00350.htm


9: Second Snake Highlights Biosecurity Crisis

The Green Party is stepping up their call for tighter biosecurity controls following today's discovery of a second large snake entering New Zealand in under a week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00341.htm


10: Warren Young, Chairman, Timberlands West Coast Ltd

After further discussion with the Chief Executive today, we have together determined that in all the circumstances it is appropriate for Timberlands to bring to an end the consultancy arrangements with Mr Kit Richards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00094.htm


11: Govt MPs refuse to hear reason

Government MPs have stonewalled the Opposition amendments to its ACC legislation which would have taken heed of some of the huge outpouring of opposition to the move, National ACC spokesperson Gerry Brownlee said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00353.htm


12: Study shows light rail ineffective

The Road Transport Forum and the Automobile Association today released the findings of a study which concludes that the introduction of light rail systems in cities in the United States with similar characteristics to Auckland are ineffective in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0003/S00036.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: Scoop Images: Clinton In India

The following are pictures from the White House of President Clinton's visit to South Asia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0003/S00097.htm


16: 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


17: JOB ADVERT: Scoop Wants You To Sell For Scoop!!!

Scoop – www.scoop.co.nz - New Zealand’s fastest growing and most innovative new media company is seeking highly motivated, well organised sales persons to join the Scoop team.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00086.htm


18: Greenpeace frees abandoned pirate fish catch

Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Tuesday, 21 March 2000 – Greenpeace has discovered five kilometres of abandoned pirate fishing line bearing fish so valuable they are known as ‘white gold’ in illegal fishing circles. Crew, including five New Zealanders, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0003/S00086.htm


19: Scoop Images: Body Sculpture Slinks Around The Squ

Bedlam Oz: Body Sculpture Slinks Around The Square

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00069.htm


20: 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

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