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

1: Sludge Report #50 - Industrial Disease

Hey, the world is about to fall on our heads. Oh no! MAF Vets are going to go on strike, putting at threat our precious $1.4 billion meat industry @#@! Since when did threatening to strike suddenly become the equivalent of treason in New Zealand?

2: New Book Shatters Myths Of Waterfront History

Fifty years ago in New Zealand the waterfront dispute of 1951 had just begun. Echoes of this event resound today in the current conflicts in South Island ports. A timely new book takes the long view, looking at the history of the waterfront from early ...

3: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 15 February

Today's questions of the day concerned: People’s Bank – Unemployment Rate – Vets Strike – Waterside Workers Dispute – Children Who Speak Other Languages – Steve Mills And TV I/V – Burglary Stats – NCEA – Rail Policy – Waterfront Dispute – Immigration ...

4: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 15 February

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: Does he stand by the statement of his office on 24 April 2000 that the People's Bank proposal would not proceed unless it was financially viable?

5: SHARP COMPUTING: Improvements On That Paperclip!

The images following show a few improvements in sharpness of that annoying Microsoft Word paperclip.

6: Keith Rankin: Sporting Blues

Sport - ie couch potato sport - is important to New Zealanders. It's a form of vicarious living for (in particular) men - a parallel to the soap operas and romantic novels that serve the same purpose for many women. Sport's fascination goes deeper than ...

7: Supercomputer Weather: Another Arctic Blast For US

The above image from the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory’s medium range forecast model shows the East Coast of the US in the grip of an arctic blast scheduled to hit this coming weekend.

8: Clark Changes Tack Over Paul Holmes’ Salary

“Helen Clark has displayed yet another example of her about-face behaviour with her comments over Paul Holmes' salary,” says ACT Spokesman for Broadcasting Penny Webster.

9: Opening Soon…

Alliance leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is pleased with the Green Party's decision to support an appropriation to establish the proposed kiwi bank.

10: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 14 February 2001

Today's questions of the day concerned: Student Loans – Tariana Turia’s Attendance At Waitangi – NCEA – People’s Bank – DNA Criminal Law Changes – Phillida Bunkle – Sustainable Farming – Hospital Waiting Lists – Apple Regulation – Vets Strike – Takeovers ...

11: SHARP ADVICE: On The Relative Importance Of Email

A remarkably sharp unemployed man goes to try for a job with Microsoft as a cleaner.

12: Greens Say "Yes" To Kiwi Bank

The Green Party will support the funding appropriation for the Kiwi Bank, after receiving assurances from NZ Post yesterday that they would look at building community partnerships to provide banking services.

13: Taxi Companies Ripping Off Airport Customers

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is warning consumers and taxi companies about the practice of some taxi drivers in charging minimum fares for short trips from airports.

14: Scoop Images: John Howard’s Westland World

Scoop columnist John Howard is often emailed by readers curious about where he lives. Here is some of the scenery from Howard's World in Westland.

15: Yet more evidence of loan scheme's failure

Green Party Youth Affairs Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said that banks offering special low interest loans to help students pay off their loans highlighted the need for urgent action to abolish the loan scheme.

16: National Radio Midday Report

Dioxin Standards – Middleton Sentencing – Child Sex Complaints – Telecom Result – Vet Strikes – Video Evidence – Middle East Situation – El Salvador Earthquake – Ford Faulty Part – NZSO Sponsorship – Work And Income Services – Shooting – Vehicle ...

17: WestpacTrust's Graduate Loan

“Student loan debt can be a real burden for new graduates and their families. WestpacTrust’s new Graduate Loan will help graduates pay for their education faster and more cheaply by saving them thousands of dollars in interest. It will help them kick start their ...

18: Prebble hands it out – but can't take it

Alliance leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is shocked at the Act Party's refusal to allow Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle to make a personal explanation in Parliament tonight.

19: Govt's Biased Immigration Approach Unacceptable

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Government's compassion for some people illegally living in the country does not extend to Asian people, National's Ethnic Affairs spokesperson Pansy Wong said today.

20: Scoop Images: Labour MPs In The House

Parliament resumes today at 2pm. In honour of the occasion Scoop presents the following images of five Labour MPs in action in the house. Photographs by Mark Graham .

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