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

1: Lindsay Perigo Confesses: "I Cheered the PM!"

I watched the Holmes show last night & caught myself cheering the Prime Minister. After flagellating myself, I sat down to wonder why I had committed such an unseemly lapse? There she was - the Prime Minister - defending the awarding of a $750,000 ...

2: Guy's World: T-shirts Inspire Curmudgeonly Email

This morning I decided to practice for my impending retirement (in 50 years or so) by writing a curmudgeonly email to Kim Hill in the hope she’d read it aloud on Nine to Noon, making me famous among curmudgeonly retirees, the TV-less unemployed and ...

3: Nandor Tanczos: Breaking Up Just Got Easier

It's an exciting time - finally getting together with someone you're really into. You spend weeks in bed together getting to know each other well, sharing your secrets and dreams.

4: Keith Rankin: Public Property Rights

There is a more sustainable, more relaxed, more free, route to egalitarian prosperity than the maximum growth maximum employment option. The key concept is that of public property rights .

5: Scoop Feedback: The Irrefutable Truth About Demons

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr Harry Ballard. I am a Wellington based researcher whose life has been appropriated and then distorted by a local film company, First Sun.

6: Clark Must Admit She Made It Up

The Prime Minister's latest outburst, claiming National MPs released information concerning the Annette King cannabis issue, is nothing short of "a shameless attempt to deflect attention from the shambles currently creating havoc in the Labour ...

7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: Brain Drain – MIR – Welfare Adjustments – Child Assault – Historic Places Trust - R&D Taxation Changes - Foot And Mouth – NZ Shipping Review – Nursing Shortages - ENZA Consultation – Housing Waiting Lists ...

8: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 22 March

1. PENNY WEBSTER to the Minister for Economic Development: Is he concerned that in February 2001, on average 308 New Zealanders left New Zealand permanently every day, and what does this mean in relation to his "job machine"?

9: Lindsay Tisch

At approximately 9pm last night National MP Lindsay Tisch was allegedly assaulted by a group of youths outside his electorate office in Matamata.

10: NOT SHARP: More Bright Ideas For The Very Dim

Five more not so sharp suggestions for everyday life...

11: PM Responds To Auditor-General's Report

Prime Minister Helen Clark is today travelling in the Tauranga and Rotorua area and will not be able to receive a copy of the Controller and Auditor-General's report into the administration of ministerial allowances until later tonight.

12: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: R&D Taxation Changes – Foot And Mouth – Rapid Growth Industries – Money For Art (or Nothing) – Sentencing Reform – Pulling The SAS Out Of The Gulf – Rosslyn Noonan – Muriwhenua Settlement – Dr Lexchin x 2 ...

13: 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!

14: Audit Office Report

The MP for Wellington Central, Marian Hobbs, has welcomed the findings of an Audit Office investigation into the circumstances of her claiming Parliamentary allowances in the previous Parliament.

15: Future Lefts - "We're back, And We're Bad!"

Hello! It’s been a long time between drinks for Future Lefts, but the long wait is finally over. Awake from thine intellectual slumber all ye beasts of the Net! Things however are going to be a little different.

16: National Radio Midday Report

Marie Jamieson – Hobbs And Bunkle – Nursing Shortages – Children’s Law – Foot And Mouth – Macedonia Conflict – Pakistan Dissent – Youth Suicide – Celebrity Scam – Herald Case – Law Commission – Tisch Attack - Dracula

17: Anderton Welcomes Auditor's Report

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton welcomed the Auditor-General's report clearing Phillida Bunkle of any wrong-doing.

18: New Law Commisson President And Members Appointed

The Associate Minister of Justice, Margaret Wilson has announced the appointment of a new President and three new members of the Law Commission.

19: Bunkle, Hobbs Get Away With It

Today's report of the Controller and Auditor General says more about the poorly defined rules surrounding Parliamentary allowances than it does about natural justice, Shadow Leader of the House Roger Sowry said today.

20: Shipley's scaremongering flops again

Opposition leader Jenny Shipley's latest desperate attempt to discredit New Zealand's biosecurity services is typically without substance, says Cabinet minister Pete Hodgson.

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