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Yesterday's top 30 items on Scoop were...

1: Eco-Economy: What’s Wrong With Jim’s New Bank

Jim’s new bank has the enthusiastic support of NZ Post and that’s about it. Even Finance Minister Michael Cullen looked quietly dismissive as the bank was announced yesterday in the Beehive.

2: Howard's End: Taking Control Of Our Wealth

Either modern-day Kiwi's are as thick as two short planks or they've lost their institutional memory. Remember the State Advances Corporation fixed mortgages which gave a whole heap of New Zealanders a hand-up? John Howard writes.

3: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 21 February

Today's questions of the day concerned: Kiwi Bank – Tax Changes – Vet Strike – Urban Rail Ownership - Kiwi Bank – ACC Overcharging – Vet Strike – Unemployment Rate – Auckland Health Board Resignation – Income Related Rents – Bunkle And Closing The ...

4: NOT SHARP: Empty Box Bought For $988!

A not particularly sharp online auction enthusiast who thought they had purchased a "PlayStation 2 Original Box And Receipt" on the eBay Auction site for Christmas, received something of a surprise when their package arrived in the mail.

5: Feel-Good Factor To Be Kiwi Bank's Advantage

Today’s announcement of Government approval of New Zealand Post’s plan to establish a new publicly owned bank, and briefing by New Zealand Post Chairman Ross Armstrong and Chief Executive Elmar Toime, came with an emphasis on feel-good factor.

6: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 21 February

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Minister of Finance: What did he mean when he said that the “People's Bank” “will have to stand or fall on its commercial merits”?

7: NOT SO SHARP: Just Forward It!

Nike thought a personalised shoes promotion would be pretty sharp. But as the following correspondence in wide circulation on the Internet today shows, Nike’s sharp idea turned around and bit them on the ass.

8: Scoop Images: Jim's Big Day

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton's Kiwi bank press conference. Photographs by Mark Graham .

9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 20 February

Today's questions of the day concerned: ACC Overcharging – Kiwi Bank x 2 – Sports Scholarships – Phillida Bunkle – New Baby Boom – TVNZ Charter Costings – Climate Change – Employment Relations Bill – Special Education Services – Health Reform Costs ...

10: Scoop Images: Govt & NZ Post Present A New Bank

Images from the Government’s announcement of the Kiwi bank go-ahead and NZ Post bank briefing. Photographs by Mark Graham .

11: Scoop Images: Green MPs Bike To Work

12: Richard Prebble To Fight Gagging Attempt

ACT Leader MP Hon Richard Prebble said today that he would fight New Zealand Post's attempt to obtain a High Court restraining order against him.

13: Richard Prebble Reveals Fresh Bank Information

ACT Leader Richard Prebble has carried out his promise to continue to reveal information from the confidential New Zealand Post business plan for the ‘People’s Bank’.

14: How To Offset Jim’s Bank Losses

In a spirit of helpfulness, Libertarianz Spokesman Lindsay Mitchell suggests that this Government can easily offset Jim's $78 million dollar folly through betting revenue. “Before the TAB is stripped of its betting monopoly and sold,” ...

15: The road to the bank - Anderton

Jim Anderton will celebrate quietly, if at all.

16: Baghdad Bombing Staves Off Financial Uncertainty

Michel Chossudovsky Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa, author of The Globalization of Poverty, second edition, Common Courage Press, 2001. On Friday February 16th, spurred on by the dot-com implosion and the climactic downfall of Nortel Networks ...



18: Airways Fails In Uk Bid - Early exit shocks SOE

Reports from London confirm that the consortium formed by Airways and Lockheed Martin has failed in its bid for the partial privatisation of the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS). Airways had lodged a bid together with Lockheed Martin Corporation ...

19: David Miller: The Bombing of Iraq

It was interesting to see that the New Zealand government has criticised the United States and Britain for their renewed air offensive over the skies of Iraq, with Disarmament Minister Matt Robson labelling them an “arrogant use of power”. The government has ...

20: National Radio Midday Report

Kiwi Bank – GM Commission – Ambulance Skills – Govt Accounting – Fiji Constitution – FBI Spy – Missile Shield – Counterfeit Currency – Marie Jamieson – Speed Cameras – Pest Fish

21: Anderton's $80 Million Taxpayer Overseas Handout

The so-called People's Bank is nothing more than a massive taxpayer handout to private sector overseas-owned banks, says United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.,

22: Scoop Feature: A taste of the testing BT boats

Sailing the wrong way around the world might not seem like a lot of fun to everybody, but for others it's a thrill ride worth paying $80k for. Karl Ferguson gets first hand experience of the all-conquering BT boats.

23: Jim Sutton Can Run But He Can't Hide

“Jim Sutton's first priority must be to get his MAF employed vets back to work. If that means postponing his week-long trip abroad, then so be it. The immediate needs of New Zealand farmers and provincial New Zealand must come first,” National ...

24: Shirley needs to go back to school - Cullen

Accident Insurance Minister Michael Cullen says ACT deputy leader Ken Shirley needs to go back to school to improve his reading and arithmetic skills.

25: Peoples Bank / Kiwi Bank

The Government announcement yesterday that New Zealand post was to set up a new state owned bank must not be accepted as the Government fulfilling its obligations to customers of the existing registered banks.

26: Green MPs mark bike to work day

Rod Donald, Jeanette Fitzsimons, Sue Kedgley and Keith Locke will ride the four-seater bike from Oriental Bay to Civic Square tomorrow (Wed 21st Feb) morning. (Nandor Tanczos is expected to accompany them on his skateboard.)

27: Clark's 'preposterous demands' ring hollow

If the Labour-Alliance Government can't get its Employment Relations Act to work for negotiations with its own employees, the MAF Vets, it doesn't bode well for private sector employers, National's Industrial Relations Spokesperson Lockwood Smith said ...

28: Satire: Ex-Fuhrer Supports Extended School Hours

The Ministerial Taskforce report calling for the extension of school hours to promote sport and fitness has gained support from the likeliest of quarters.

29: Water Consultation Process Starts To Flow

Bright green gushing water in Auckland’s central city marked the launch of the Auckland Region Water Review’s public consultation process today.

30: Demand Option 4 - People's Option - be Included

A meeting took place at 4pm Tuesday between representatives of 'The People's Option Water Coalition' (Jim Gladwin and Penny Bright from the Auckland Water Pressure Group, and Mereddyd Barrar from Citizens Against Privatisation) and public servants, Grant ...

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