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

1: SHARP CONSPIRACY: May The Force Be With You

A sharp suggestion for filling in this week’s census form has been circulating like wild-fire on the Internet in New Zealand over the past week. Then this morning in the Sharp Stories inbox is some legal advice concerning the census email. Could merely ...

2: Subaru's WRX Tries On A Suit For Size

It's been years since Subaru launched the WRX and the latest all-new version has been eagerly anticipated. But all would agree, it is a very different car from its predecessor. The big question is - will the punters buy it?

3: Guy's World: For Guinness Sake

Any Irish bar tender worth his salt has at least a bare minimum of 90-120 seconds of blarney up his sleeve. And there’s no sense getting impatient standing in the cue while the scoundrel behind the bar’s chatting up a young rose of Tralee as he ...

4: Sue Bradford: Globalisation Or Localisation Speech

I am really pleased to be here with all of you today, as it is my heartfelt belief that what we are sharing in here is possibly the beginnings of the next true Internationale, one which has the hope of achieving worldwide revolutionary change without going ...

5: National's Ohariu Belmont Decision No Surprise

United Future leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne, says the National Party's reported decision to contest the seat at the next election comes as no surprise.

6: David Miller: Can Democracy Prevail In Fiji?

The ruling by the Court of Appeal in Fiji last Thursday that the military backed interim government is illegal brought a chorus of cheers from pro-democracy advocates throughout the South Pacific and New Zealand. In its ruling the court said that the ...

7: University women demand more rights for women

Women students are calling on the government to take action on paid parental leave and pay equity this week. University women will be marking International Working Women's Day with various activities to draw attention to these issues this Thursday ...

8: What do we want our taxes to pay for? - Knowles

Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles says there is widespread misunderstanding about parental leave benefits in New Zealand, with many seeming to think that New Zealand is somehow behind other countries.

9: Scoop Images: Who Was That Tall Girl!

Kiwi-born and Amsterdam based stilt walker Emily Buttle wowing crowds last weekend at the Cuba St Festival. Buttle has been on a flying visit to the capital.

10: National Radio Midday Report

Gisborne Hospital Report – Fletcher Shareholder Meeting – School Shooting – Tramper Found – Northland Prison –Inpatient Unit – Summer Drownings Down – Simpson Killing – Fire Ants – Muslim Stampede – Cheney’s Heart - Census

11: SCOOP SPECIAL: Katya Rivas’s Messages From God

EDITOR’S NOTE: Starting today, the first week of the Lent, Scoop is beginning publication of a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, pictured above, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic ...

12: Race Relations Office doomed

The Government's announcement that Privacy Commissioner Bruce Slane will be the acting Race Relations Conciliator is the first step towards abolishing the office as a separate entity, National's Justice spokesman Wayne Mapp said today.

13: Border Control Nonchalance Is Extremely Dangerous

The Coalition Government’s casual approach to the danger of foot and mouth disease crossing our borders is frightening, Rural Affairs and Biosecurity Spokesman Owen Jennings said today.

14: Anderton accepts debate

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is accepting a challenge from someone called 'Alec Neill' to debate the kiwi bank at a venue of Mr Anderton's choice in Christchurch.

15: Pregnancy Payment 'Slight' Improvement

"So Prime Minister Helen Clark wants tax-payers to pay women for 14 weeks after their baby is born. I suppose its an improvement on 14 years or more - the length of time we presently pay some parents to stay at home," says Libertarianz spokesman ...

16: Shell And Apache Pleased With Decision

Shell and Apache are pleased with the Court of Appeal decision to decline the Greymouth/Peak application for adjournment of the Fletcher Challenge Annual General Meeting scheduled for this afternoon (Tuesday 6 March).

17: Breakthrough in cabbage tree mystery

Landcare Research has made some major advancements in understanding the sudden decline disease of our iconic native cabbage tree (Cordyline australis), also known as ti kouka. Cabbage trees have succumbed in large numbers to the disease, which causes ...

18: New High Commissioner to Singapore

New Zealand's next High Commissioner to Singapore will be career diplomat Nigel Moore, Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Jim Sutton announced today.

19: Census Day - 6 March

March 6 is Census day - the day that everyone in New Zealand will provide a snapshot of who we are as a nation at the beginning of the 21st century.

20: Another Summer Of Extremes

A 2000/2001 summer of climate extremes including droughts, floods and high humidity produced in Nelson a new seasonal sunshine record of 878 hours, 20 percent above normal and a new high for any New Zealand locality since such records began in 1930. ...

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