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

1: Scoop Images: Cuba St. Carnival Parade (1)

Images from Saturday's Cuba Street Carnival parade.

2: Howard's End: Character Counts

MP's alleged to be involved in rorts, public servants taking bribes, the stock exchange altering the rules, violent crime doubling in the last decade, these are just some examples of the New Zealand disease. Where have all the role models gone? John Howard ...

3: Scoop Images: Cuba St. Carnival (2)

More images from Saturday's Cuba Street Carnival parade in Wellington.

4: Statement From NZ Post On High Court Judgement

New Zealand Post Chief Executive Elmar Toime said the company appreciated the undertaking given by Mr Prebble not to release any further information relating to the business case for the new bank until 5.00pm Monday.

5: How New Zealand Can Recover Its Place In The World

I have chosen as my topic "10th by 2010" by which I mean how New Zealand could be 10th in the OECD ratings of per capita income by 2010.

6: HARD NEWS 23/2/01 - Thus, The Sky Kissed Goodbye

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and so the weekend signed itself off with a mad, outrageous sunset that filled the sky, flitting from one colour to another, blooming lighter and darker, hanging on like someone who couldn't bear to leave a good party.

7: Burping Cows Will Be A Political Issue

The typical cow belches 280 litres of methane gas a day, which is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide in greenhouse gas emissions, according to an Australian CSIRO study. A cow-burp tax might help solve the problem. John Howard reports.

8: Perceptions Of Borneo

Borneo, or Kalimantan, is in the news today. Indigenous Dayak people have declared war on immigrant Madurese people, and over 100 Madurese have been killed in the fighting, and many of them have lost their heads.

9: Howard's End: The Ancient Laws Protecting Prebble

Richard Prebble said on the Holmes Show last night that he planned to use the 1688 English Bill of Rights over his right to Parliamentary free speech about NZ Post's business plan for the new bank. So what does the 1688 document actually say? John ...

10: SHARP LANGUAGE: A Literary Definition Of F**K

This week's Times Literary Supplement reviews a number of new dictionaries in some detail. Included in the discussion is a particularly sharp passage discussing the word 'fuck', as follows:

11: National Radio Midday Report

Bradman Dies – Dodgy Rifle – Trans Tasman Benefits Agreement – Mark Lundy – Missing People – Borneo Violence – Tip Off Line – Gaza Strip – Auckland #7 – E Billing – Dumped Baby – Scott’s Hut – Driving Charges

12: Can We Have Our Children Back Now?

Libertarianz spokesman for education deregulation Warrick Brown said he was "flabbergasted at Muriel Newman’s support for an increase in state control over education, and the abdication of parental responsibility. It appears that Ms Newman is happy with NZ’s ...


AFTER a long hot summer of cricketing indignaties, the Kiwi sporting fan was flexing muscle in anticipation of the glorious return of the winter code but it seems the pumped-up return of Super 12 rugby has been deflated by a dismal series of performances ...

14: Stateside With Rosalea: An American Life

"In the Winston Racing nation, the right to remain silent is one we rarely exercise." So it says on the cover of the matchbooks that are given away with Winston cigarettes. This week that right was no doubt exercised nationwide, if only for two minutes, ...

15: Broadcasting board top-heavy with Labour friends

The new Minister of Broadcasting, Steve Maharey, should think long and hard before making the final appointment to the Broadcasting Standards Authority, National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today.

16: Violent Crime Statistics Released

Minister of Police Hon George Hawkins has released provisional violent crime statistics showing a slight increase in the number of recorded violent crimes and improving resolution rates.

17: Hawkins tries to hide massive violent crime rise

Police Minister George Hawkins chose 4.30pm on a heavy news day to dump Labour's shameful secret - violent crime has increased by a massive 5% in the first full year under the Labour-Alliance Government, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said ...

18: Where’s The Charter, Steve?

Steve Maharey says he will spend the next few weeks "identifying" key policy issues in his new broadcasting portfolio.

19: Mt Ruapehu Applauds NZski.Com Season Pass Offer

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd (RAL), operators of Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas, today applauded’s announcement of a discounted Season Pass.

20: ACT MP accuses PM of Character Assassination

Donna Awatere Huata MP said tonight in response to media requests that she and her lawyer Mr Paul Davidson had met with an officer from the Serious Fraud Office who was acting in response to a complaint from Parliamentary Services.

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