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

1: Nation Building - Steve Maharey Speech

Address at the launch of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission's Shaping the System report. National Library Auditorium, Wellington.

2: Hobbs leaps out of the frying pan...

"The Registrar of Electors' ruling that Marian Hobbs was correctly enrolled as a voter in Wellington Central has taken her out of the frying pan and into the fire, ACT Leader and former Wellington Central MP," Hon Richard Prebble said.

3: Highland Letter: Hunting Where The Ducks Are

Just where SKY News found its inspiration for it's latest gimmick (or innovation as they prefer to call it) is hard to say.

4: NZ Loses A City In Huge Migration Statistics

New Zealand has lost the equivalent of a city in the past year, in the worst migration statistics seen for the country in 21 years, National's Immigration spokesperson Marie Hasler said today.

5: Scoop Images: Whiter Whites And Brighter Colours

The laundry on the corner of Abel Smith and Victoria St has undergone an exterior transformation as part of the no motorway campaign.

6: Scoop Images: Nuclear Cargo In Tasman Sea

Images of the nuclear waste ships and vessels of the protest flotilla, taken from the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3K Orion aircraft tasked with monitoring progress of the two ships.

7: Howard's End: Bioterrorism A Real Threat

While the Government now prepares to spend several million dollars tightening border controls following the British outbreak of foot and mouth disease, the threat of an attack from bioterrorists is as real today as an earthquake threat. John Howard ...

8: No Surprise In Migration Figures

Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said that the January migration statistics should come as no surprise.

9: 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?

10: 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 ...

11: Orion locates Nuclear Waste ships

An Air Force surveillance flight has confirmed that a nuclear waste shipment passing through the Tasman Sea has remained in International waters, the Minister of Defence Mark Burton announced today.

12: More Skilled People Leaving NZ Than Ever Before

More skilled people left New Zealand in the past 12 months than ever before, ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said.

13: 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 ...

14: SHARP ETIQUETTE: Expressions For High Stress Days

Sixteen useful and sharp expressions for those HIGH STRESS days...

15: 'Case For Rail' Outside 'Case For Roads' Seminar

Auckland Greens will be passing out a 'Case for Rail' leaflet outside the Case for Roads seminar at the Waipuna Conference Centre tomorrow morning [8.30am].

16: Government Welcomes Tertiary Commission Report

The Government is warmly welcoming the report of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission released today says Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey.

17: Government Monitoring MIR Splashdown

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the government has established a specialist officials committee to monitor the return of the Russian space station, Mir, back to earth.

18: Shaping The System For A Knowledge Society

The Tertiary Education Advisory Commission today released its second report – Shaping the System. The report sets out the Commission’s view on how the tertiary education system should be shaped and the tools and mechanisms to enable this and contains ...

19: Scoop Rugby Images: Oo! Ah! Jonah!

Hurricane winger Jonah Lomu walks through a few Bulls on his way to score during tonight's victory for the home side at Wellington's WestpacTrust stadium. Photographs by Mark Graham - .

20: Health Minister Hiding Operation Cancellations

Health Minister Annette King is refusing to let the public know how many people are sitting around awaiting urgent operations at the nation's hospitals. National's Health spokesman Roger Sowry said today. "She's either highly disorganised or hiding ...

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