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The top 30 rating items this week 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: Lord of the Rings allowed in Tongariro Park

The Minister of Conservation, Hon Sandra Lee, has given approval for the company making the Lord of the Rings to film within the Tongariro National Park.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00432.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: 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


5: 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


6: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: 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


10: 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


11: Book Extract: How To Lose Friends &....Chapter 1

Imagine, way up in the sky, a balcony that resembles a viewing platform where you and others stand looking down on Earth. You are but a spirit. From the balcony you can see the marvelous and wondrous things on Earth....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00096.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: 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


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: 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


16: 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


17: 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


18: 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


19: 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


20: HARD NEWS 24/3/00 - The Gossip According to Paul

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it is surely the issue of the hour for New Zealanders. It has commanded the front pages of both Sunday newspapers and the lead spot on 60 Minutes, taken pride of place Good Morning with Mary Lambie and seized the cover of the Woman's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00097.htm


21: 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


22: 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


23: 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


24: 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


25: 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


26: 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


27: 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


28: 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


29: 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


30: 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

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