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The top 20 rating items over the weekend on Scoop were...

1: Scoop Newsflash: A Green Surge

The Green Party has become the third most popular political force in the country according to the latest opinion poll.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00119.htm


2: Upton Online: Legislating for Virtue on Venus

The Employment Relations Bill is guaranteed to provide a level of fireworks Parliament hasn't seen since the mother of all budgets. Written by a university lecturer and a unionist of radical middle class extraction it would probably provide a useful ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00554.htm


3: 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


4: Coasters Rally Against The End Of Native Logging

The gods seemed to be on the side of West Coasters today when heavy rain stopped as 5,000 people marched in Greymouth to protest over Government's indigenous forest policies, to call for Labour MP Damien O'Connor's resignation and to pass resolutions. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00001.htm


5: 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


6: Scoop Opinion: $100 million is not enough!

If any New Zealander truly thinks the West Coast is being treated fairly by this Government offering us a $100 million one-off cash offer, then this is a country I no longer want to live in. Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00118.htm


7: Anderton unfit for security committee

“The Deputy Prime Minister has shown he is unfit to be a member of the Parliamentary Security Intelligence Committee,” Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00498.htm


8: Scoop Opinion: Iraq And The Price Of Oil

The OPEC decision to increase oil production by 6% should have a dramatic effect on New Zealand's oil prices, but is OPEC now the dominant player in a dynamic global oil market? John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00120.htm


9: PM Distancing Herself From Tamihere

The Prime Minister Helen Clark has this morning admitted for the first time that there is evidence of financial irregularity at the Waipareira Trust and is attempting to distance herself from MP, John Tamihere.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00561.htm


10: Fake Police Email

The following message has been received from the Police & authenticated through the Police Education Resources Branch.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00080.htm


11: Correctives Discover Reason for Mass Chicken Death

Many people have wondered why certain chickens spontaneously combusted and turned into baked fast food on one North Island farm recently. The Correctives have investigated this problem, and we have startling news, involving genetic modification.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00135.htm


12: Biodiversity Strategy Welcomed

Forest and Bird welcomed today's launch by the Prime Minister of New Zealand's Biodiversity Strategy, describing it as a greenprint for the future survival of New Zealand's unique native plants and animals.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00125.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: World First In Mind-Reading Web Technology

Auckland based company Acclaim Datasystems has developed what is believed to be the worlds first "Mind-Reading" web site. In conjunction with Prof. Fredric Olinaboute, one of the world's leading experts in Compu-biocyberthinknetics, Acclaim ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00001.htm


16: Scoop Today - Winding Up Week With HARD NEWS....

Hard News Is Here: Shock Horror! Who Erased Terrence O’Rien? - Lords Of... The Native Forests - Papakura Base Wars - Current Account Deficit "A Shocker" - Consider This - Scoop Opinion: Superambulations - Scoop: The World Today - Scoop World: Bouganville ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00098.htm


17: Waihopai Spybase Rethink Needed

The Green Party is calling for the government to rethink its commitment to the Waihopai electronic interception station in light of developments in the European Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00504.htm


18: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions concerned: Fast Ferries - West Coast Accord - West Coast Development Negotiations - Waipareira Trust - Fishing Asset Sales Overseas - West Coast Jobs - Student's Message To The Government - Reserve Bank And Employment - Petrol Prices ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00115.htm


19: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today’s questions of the day concerned: John Tamihere apology/speakers ruling – Community Work Scheme x 2 – IRD Funding – Nauseating Treatment Of Children – BIL Selling Fish Overseas – Pesticide On NZ Roads - Maori On Health Boards – Mental Health ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00112.htm


20: On The Left - Luddite or Realo?

I can see the responses of some to this column now - "this guy's stuck in the past, doesn't know what he's on about - needs to try thinking for a change" and other responses. However, it's not as bad as all that. What I want to look at ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00112.htm

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