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

1: NOT SHARP: The Dumbest Guy On Earth!

The following, found circulating on the Internet as an email, is definitely an example of serious un-sharpness…. “SUBJECT: My Friends, I give you… THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00125.htm


2: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 20 March 2001

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Minister for Biosecurity: Can he guarantee that the Government is doing everything it can to prevent an outbreak of foot-and-mouth in New Zealand, in light of the escalating crisis in the United Kingdom?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00320.htm


3: Scoop Images: All About The House (Govt Benches)

The following panoramic images of the New Zealand House of Parliament were taken last Tuesday during question time. See also Scoop Images: All About The House (Opposition) .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00133.htm


4: MPs Spouses Seek Legal Advice On Allegations

The spouses of two National MPs are taking legal advice about incorrect statements Education Minister Trevor Mallard made about them in the House last week, Deputy Leader Bill English and MP Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00318.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 20 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: Foot and Mouth – ACC Double Payments - Beehive Timber – Health Research Decisions (Peter Davis) – NCEA Compromise - Saltmarsh Mosquitoes – Pharmac Inquiry Costs – Police Cars - Air Force Resignations - Home Detention - ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00139.htm


6: Re: TVNZ's 6pm News: Allowances And Perks

We are conducting a survey of TVNZ journalists, commentators, and indeed other staff on a similar matter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00322.htm


7: Sludge Report #55 – Magnanimity Vs Sanctimony

Listening to today’s morning political radio interviews, on the day after Helen Clark offered her truce on house spousal mudslinging, Sludge has been astonished to see how little politicians appear to understand the political value of magnanimity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00134.htm


8: Scoop Interactive: MPs, Picture Yourself On Scoop

Isn’t technology an amazing thing… Attention all MPs, their advisors and media minders… Have you seen a picture of yourself, or your MP, in one of the Scoop panorama photographs from the house, from Scoop house photographer Mark Graham yet?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00137.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Spouse House Stoush - Mallard Apology

Peter Davis is a good friend of mind. Last week he was attacked. I was incensed. I made some comments which were inappropriate. I made comments about Mary English which were incorrect. I know that her heart is in the right place. I apologise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00138.htm


10: Peters To Hold Survey Of TVNZ Journalist Salaries

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that he would be conducting a survey of TVNZ journalists and commentators today at 1:00 pm on Parliament’s steps regarding their salaries, perks and clothing allowances.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00321.htm


11: Sludge Report #54 – The Art Of Taking

In This Edition: Taking, Dubya Show’s How It’s Done - And So Sludge Wonders

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00115.htm


12: Goff Voices Concerns Over Fiji & Zimbabwe

Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff has expressed New Zealand's concern about events in Fiji and Zimbabwe to the Commonwealth's watchdog on democracy, the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00312.htm


13: Scoop Images: All About The House (Opposition)

The following panoramic images of the New Zealand House of Parliament were taken last Tuesday during question time. See also Scoop Images: All About The House (Govt Benches) .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00132.htm


14: David Miller: The Widening War in the Balkans

Last week, this column urged the government to reconsider its plans to scrap the combat role of the navy and air force and as a reason for adopting this stance argued that becoming a force dedicated to peacekeeping only could become more costly and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00131.htm


15: NOT SHARP: Australian Injury/Death Statistics

Statistics on a range of un-sharp ways in which Australians injure themselves or die, allegedly from the Australian Bureau of Statistics…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00135.htm


16: Motorbikes, Wine, Women And......Socialism

Strap up your buckles and get ready to ride on a journey into South America with one of the 20th Century's most evocative figures; Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Little Che is cruising into Bats Theatre this March and promises to be the standout ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00047.htm


17: Guy’s World: Enter The Tongan

If Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a sumptuous Chinese Peking Duck banquet, Tongan Ninja , a yet to be released budget Kung Fu/Pacifika kitsch satire filmed in Wellington, is the choose-any-3-for-$5 combination pack from a Newtown Chinese takeaway.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00130.htm


18: PM Calls For Truce In Spouse House Wars

Prime Minister Helen Clark came out all guns blazing over attacks on her husband Professor Peter Davis at today’s Post Cabinet Press Conference, but ended calling for a truce with the opposition on the involvement of spouses in political mudslinging.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00129.htm


19: Side-Splitting Humour At Wgtn’s Heart Of LAUGH!S

It’s back! The TV2 International LAUGH! Festival returns to Downstage, with a great line up of both international and national acts from May 3 - 19.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00052.htm


20: PM's bid for moral high-ground lacks credibility

"Politics should address the real issues, not indulge in family or personal attacks," National MP Wyatt Creech said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00305.htm


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