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The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...

1: Investigate Mag Going On Sale, Despite Gagging

The New Zealand High Court has taken the unprecedented step of ordering pages to be ripped from the upcoming issue of a leading current affairs magazine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00019.htm


2: Scoop Images: Rotating Cabinet Ministers

Taking turns at the podium at yesterday's post Cabinet press conference in the Beehive are Prime Minister Helen Clark (with an overview), Energy Minister Pete Hodgson (announcing government support for EECA legislation promoted by Jeanette Fitzsimmons of the Greens), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00008.htm


3: 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


4: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today’s questions of the day concerned: Helen Clark And The West Coast – April 1 Tax Changes – Constitution Conference – Pig Rights – West Coast Development Package – Government Super Fund – West Coast Jobs – Korea – Heather (Minister) Simpson – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00011.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: 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


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: 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


10: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 4 April

Today's questions for oral answer. Paraphrased answers to these questions will be posted in the Headlines wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00026.htm


14: Telecom Welcomes Court Decision

Telecom today welcomed the decision of the High Court at Auckland to delay an interim injunction hearing until next week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00018.htm


15: Judge Rules On Microsoft Decision

A US District Court Judge has ruled that Microsoft broke federal antitrust laws when it acted to protect its monopoly in the Windows operating system.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00019.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: Top Lawyer Says Further Coast Action Pointless

On a TV show this morning one of New Zealand's top lawyers said West Coast leaders have a slim chance of winning further legal action against the government over their policy of ending native logging on public land. Mei Chen is a partner of Wellington ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00013.htm


19: Queen Mother Rejection For Oz Stamps Angers

Australia Post is in hot water because it is refusing to produce a special stamp to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother. Other countries, including New Zealand, are producing special stamps. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00010.htm


20: Telecom Moves To Protect Phone Customers

Telecom today said it has taken action to turn off 0867 access to some CallPlus associated companies to protect phone calling on the Telecom network.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00016.htm


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