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

1: Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 22 February

1. DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any further reports on the future of the New Zealand Post banking proposal?

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: Keith Rankin: Revolting Vets?

The strike by the veterinary inspectors at our export meat works enters its 7th day today. Are our salaried vets at the vanguard of a wage and salary earners' revolt? Or are they more like greedy Dickensian capitalists, plucking the food out of the ...

4: Govt Protects Armstrong And Toime

Government members of the Commerce Committee this afternoon blocked a National motion to call New Zealand Post officials before the committee to discuss the People's Bank proposal.

5: SHARP VIRUS: Irish Computer Virus

Delete all your files. Pass it on.

6: 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.

7: Scoop Images: Jenny Talks About Jim’s Bank

Images of Opposition and National Party Leader Jenny Shipley during question time Tuesday. She appeared none to fond of Jim Anderton's new bank. See also ... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 20 February . Photographs by Mark Graham -

8: Press Release New Zealand Politburo

The General Secretary made the announcement proudly, "For too long now, many New Zealanders haven't had the big government that they need. This progressive new policy will make sure that big government is there for everyone."

9: Census Burnings Promised

Today I want to read to you the note I shall be attaching to my census form. It is self-contained & self-explanatory. I am making it freely available to anyone who wants to follow suit. It will be posted on my web site later today - ...



11: 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.

12: Prebble Waives Privilege To Fight Gagging Order

ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble, told a press conference today that he had decided to waive his Parliamentary immunity from being served.

13: 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," ...

14: 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 ...

15: 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.

16: 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.

17: National Radio Midday Report

People’s Bank – MAF Strike – Jamieson Inquiry – Vodafone Tapping – Medical School Resignations – Foot In Mouth Disease – Cadet Injured – FBI Spy – Earthquake Monitoring – GM Commission – Electricity Inquiry – Prosecution Struck Out – Potter Deal

18: Comment On NZ Post Court Action

I am aware that New Zealand Post has taken court action to stop ACT leader, Richard Prebble, from publicly airing information from a leaked copy of its business plan for a banking arm.

19: 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 ...

20: There Is An Extra Day, Dr Cullen

Minister of Finance Michael Cullen today proved his lack of ability with numbers, said ACT Deputy Leader and ACC Spokesman Hon Ken Shirley.

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