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

1: Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Lucky Strike?

On Tuesday, US company Swift Energy announced that there is enough oil in its Rimu well, near Hawera, to make New Zealand self-sufficient in petroleum products. Further, a potentially larger nearby oilfield, Kauri, could make New Zealand into a substantial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00091.htm


2: Aussie Monarchists Take To The Net

Mainstream media in Australia is taking a caning through the Internet over its treatment of what is now being accepted as one of the most popular Royal tours of Australia since 1954. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00090.htm


3: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today’s questions of the day concerned: Nurse and Doctor Pay – Petrol Prices – Constitution Conference – ACC For Self Employed –Maori Health – Police Use of Nose Holds – Maori Health – Offshore SOE Staff – Brian Edwards – East Timor – Superannuation - School ...


http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00094.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: FlyingPig.co.nz launches recipe for online success

In a New Zealand first, FlyingPig.co.nz is giving all Kiwis who have an Internet web site the opportunity to make ‘money for jam’.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00120.htm


6: Nader Defies Dale Carnegie's Legal Threats

NADER DEFIES CARNEGIE'S LEGAL THREATS AND OFFICIALLY CLEARS HIS SHIPMENT THROUGH UNITED STATES CUSTOMS TO FILL DEMAND FOR 6200 BOOKS ON BACK-ORDER

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00071.htm


7: A Victim Of A “Bullying” Government Speaks Out

Former Timberlands manager Kit Richards says the government has treated him “like a school yard bully” by putting pressure on Timberlands to have his current contract terminated, and this afternoon he was yet to hear officially about his sacking. Chris ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00088.htm


8: High Support for Marijuana Law Reform

Recently Parliament has fallen under a haze of pot-related allegations with press secretaries in two seperate incidents accused of spinning doctoring while under the influence. While only one MP admits being a current user, two Television news polls ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00092.htm


9: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 23 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/S00391.htm


10: 21st Century Pope On Peace Mission

While officially Pope John Paul II's pilgrimage to the Holy Land is personal not political, it is rapidly becoming very political - but then that is far from surprising - peace is political. Alastair Thompson Reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00093.htm


11: 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


12: Auditor General Confirms Inquiry

ACT Leader Richard Prebble confirmed today that he has had discussions with the Auditor General, Mr Macdonald regarding the serious allegations made in Parliament concerning the Waipareira Trust.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00383.htm


13: Alternatives To Control Forest Pests

The predators of our forests will rest easier with the Minister of Conservation’s decision to refuse and Official Information request from ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff on predator control in West Coast Forests.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00384.htm


14: Brian Edwards payment exposes Clark’s double stand

Helen Clark is exhibiting a gross double standard over her bullying of Timberlands employee Kit Richards, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00398.htm


15: Bradford's Bill Restores Dignity To Beneficiaries

Green Party Income Support Spokesperson Sue Bradford has a new members bill in today's ballot, aimed at restoring the self-respect of New Zealanders receiving a benefit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00382.htm


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


17: Maui mistakes a lesson for oil discovery

An oil discovery in Taranaki, with the potential to be the largest find in New Zealand, could lead to rocketing consumption of oil if managed wrongly, Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons warned today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00359.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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


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