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

1: Student "Radicals" Embarrass

Last week saw the tired spectacle of student 'radicals' occupying university registry buildings, demanding that other people pay their fees. Student occupations are nothing new, but as a student politician myself this year I felt very angry and embarassed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00001.htm


2: 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


3: On The Left - Luddite? No. Definite realo

Last week within the context of the social control of selfishness, I discussed the role of the Church and how it was undermined by the Protestant Reformation, and about Adam Smith as one of the new thinkers of the 18th century who theorised the market ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00002.htm


4: Compaq Fools WIth Flaptop Computer

The mind-boggling array of computer innovations has provided fertile ground for an April Fools joke by Compaq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00002.htm


5: Scoop Images: Greenpeace At Nestle

Last week Greenpeace went to the Nestle Factory to make their concerns clear about Genetic Engineered food. Nestle had admitted it could not tell whether some of its food contained genetically engineered organisms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00004.htm


6: OZ File: Human Rights – Oz v. the UN

The Australian government last week raised the stakes in a festering dispute between it and the UN over Australia's failure to address UN concerns over mandatory sentencing and the position of Aborigines in Australia generally.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00003.htm


7: Quik Internet First In The Nation To Offer Prepaid

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, April 3 RNewswire-AsiaNet/ -- Quik Internet New Zealand, the franchised Internet service provider, today announced it is the first Internet provider to bundle its services as a prepaid product. Quik Internet NZ has formed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00010.htm


8: Fish and chips could be hazardous - Greens

The Green Party said today a weekly trip to the fish and chip shop could be hazardous to your health, following a report issued by the Ministry of Health this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00010.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: Free Internet Rival Threatened By Telecom

Telecom New Zealand is threatening to pull the plug on New Zealand's first completely FREE Internet Service Provider on Monday (April 3), the day the new service will be launching to the public.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00005.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: Telecom Chops Off Muscular Dystrophy Association

The new free Internet Service Provider i4free today applied for an injunction to stop Telecom from cutting lines servicing the new company.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00011.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: The Welfare of Children - In New Zealand, Who Care

"If present trends continue, by 2010 half of European and nearly three quarters of the Maori infants under 12 months will be in families where there is no father. Unless we turn things around, we as a nation are going to be in serious trouble". So said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00004.htm


17: Govt dictates changes to property rights

National understands that the Cabinet will tomorrow consider major changes to the way in which matrimonial, de facto and same-sex property rights will be handled, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00009.htm


18: 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


19: Libz Applaud Bishop's Private Welfare Plan

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today backed moves by the Catholic Church to financially support women who might otherwise choose to abort their pregnancies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00003.htm


20: Defacto Couples To Be Given Property Rights

Cabinet decided today to back a bill extending existing matrimonial property rights legislation to cover de facto relationships - including those between gay and lesbian couples.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00005.htm


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