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

1: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00082.htm


2: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 27 February 2

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: When she described the new social security agreement with Australia as a "win-win" deal, was she including the advice from official sources that it will "vastly increase the cost of welfare ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00416.htm


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

Images from Saturday's Cuba Street Carnival parade.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00056.htm


4: Living Allowances, A New Bank & A Round Of Golf?

A Scandal Over Living Allowances, An 80 Million Dollar Bank, but a Round of Golf?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00139.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00129.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 27 February

Today's questions of the day concerned: Australian Welfare Agreement – Wellington Hospital Cleaners Strike – Kiwi Bank – DPB And Liable Parent Contributions – Australian Residency – Jury Reforms – NZ Post Vs Prebble – Regional Economic Development – Separate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00141.htm


7: 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:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00135.htm


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

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00057.htm


9: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00395.htm


10: Greens Welcome Reconsideration Of Skyhawks

Green Party MP Keith Locke today welcomed Prime Minister Helen Clark's comments that New Zealand should reconsider the need for the Skyhawk fleet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00400.htm


11: SHARP LITERATURE: Unpublished Children's Titles

A list of Sharp children’s book titles that have, for some reason, never quite made it to the retail shelves...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00140.htm


12: Survey shows New Zealanders support Green policy

A new survey proves the Green Party's organics policy is a perfect fit for New Zealanders, says Green MP and organic farmer Ian Ewen-Street, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00419.htm


13: Shipley's criticisms ridiculous and bizarre

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that National leader Jenny Shipley's criticism of the new New Zealand-Australia social security agreement was simply ridiculous.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00402.htm


14: Extremist Green Party Shows Its Colours

Green Party MP Sue Bradford has confirmed the party's status as extremist by joining a picket line of cleaners at Wellington Hospital today, National's Industrial Relations spokesman Lockwood Smith says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00407.htm


15: Scoop Images: John Howard Heads Home

With a deal signed that will see New Zealanders in Australia unable to receive the dole, and will save New Zealand $150 million annually, Australian Prime Minister John Howard left New Zealand this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00137.htm


16: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00133.htm


17: Foreign Policy Defeat Kills Kiwi Rights In Aus

Helen Clark’s trans-Tasman agreement with Australia is the most significant foreign policy defeat ever suffered by a New Zealand prime minister, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00409.htm


18: Dole Deal Is To Soften Up Aussies

"Helen Clark's deal on social welfare with Australia will have Aussie's laughing all the way to the bank" said Max Bradford National's spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Defence, and Bob Simcock, National's spokesperson on Social Welfare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00408.htm


19: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00126.htm


20: Maori Education Idea Is Bureaucracy Gone Mad

ACT Education spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata said today that the idea of a full-blown Government department to oversee Maori education is bureaucracy gone mad.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00420.htm


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