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Yesterday’s top 20 rating items on Scoop were…

1: NZ’s Most Politically Incorrect Comedian

After Brendhan Lovegrove performed during Otago University’s 20001 Orientation, he was found to be so politically incorrect that several complaints were laid requesting that he never be allowed to perform at the University again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00069.htm


2: Greens appalled at filleted rare dolphin (Image)

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said protection measures may be required to protect the endangered Hector's dolphin after a professionally filleted carcass was found on a Westport beach.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00490.htm


3: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 28 March

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: Does she accept the criticism of Greg Sheridan that New Zealand is irresponsibly running away from all modern defence obligations and is taking "the bludger's option"?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00491.htm


4: Spouse Stoush Tensions Temporarily Simmer Down

Following a meeting with the Speaker Jonathan Hunt this morning, the party whips have agreed to reign in attacks on MPs’ spouses and families – for now.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00190.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: Australian Defence Comparisons – Labour Market – Maori Lessee Compensation – Health Funding – National Rail Policy – Overworked Police – Teenage Dental Services – Historic Places Trust – School Roll Growth – Fire ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00192.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: Northland And Rail Policy – Submarine Detections – Biosecurity – Submarines And Apologies – Economic Outlook - Foot and Mouth – DHB Budget Deficits - Teacher Vacancies – Dover Samuels – Marian Hobbs – Maori Option ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00184.htm


7: Russell Crowe Leather Skirt Academy Award Horror!!

"The Corrective Party was horrified, shocked, appalled, disgusted, spindled, folded and mutilated to see that Russell Crowe won the Academy Awards for best male actress this year!!!" raved Sister Raptophilia, Matrix Dominatrix of the Corrective ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00086.htm


8: Cheers Monteiths, but watch out for the hangover!

The Green Party is today congratulating DB Breweries for its decision to keep the Monteiths brewery in Greymouth open but is concerned about brewery workers’ jobs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00481.htm


9: Howard's End: Oz Banks Admit "Social Obligations"

In lowering transaction fees and introducing other measures aimed at improving their image, Australian banks have admitted for the first time that they have "social obligations" to the community. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00187.htm


10: Why Compromise Over Monteith's?

ACT ‘s Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks called today for West Coasters not to compromise over DB’s plans to close its West Coast Brewery.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00476.htm


11: "Get Your Own Oscar, Helen"

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today described Helen Clark as a "second-hander", basking in the glory of Russell Crowe's achievement while being unproductive herself.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00088.htm


12: Maori Reserved Land Amendment Bill

The intention of the Maori Reserved Land Amendment Bill is to ensure that compensation is calculated on a fair basis for all the lessees affected by the reforms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00483.htm


13: Scoop Images: Spouse House Stoush Whips Meeting

Speaker Jonathan Hunt today held a meeting with the whips from all political parties to discuss the issue of family members and spouses being raised during political debate. Images by Guy MacGibbon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00188.htm


14: More Maori? More Apartheid!

"The push to get more people to sign up on the Maori electoral role is state instigated expansion of racial separatism," said Libertarianz Spokesman Tim Wikiriwhi today. "This is a drive," he says, "for New Zealanders to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00084.htm


15: National Radio Midday Report

Hearing Delay Sought - Greymouth Twister - Doctor Rules - License Fight - Insider Trading – Arab Summit – Whips Meeting – Jogger Harassment – Black Cables – Kidnapped Aid Workers – Fly released – Toffee Pop Sabotage

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0103/S00132.htm


16: New Issues On The Internet For Teens

Recently a young New Zealander demonstrated a caring attitude by helping other teens in her role as a teen mentor through a US based online advice agency. She also showed a cool head by alerting the police about a teenager in the USA who was threatening ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00073.htm


17: SHARP ADVICE: Things I’ve Learned From My Children

The following compendium of sharp observations on life with children came from an anonymous mother in Austin, Texas:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00182.htm


18: Confirmation Of Failure At Last

“Unable to string us along any further with vague tales of being held in reserve or doing well to be coming third, it is no surprise to hear that the New Zealand Airways Corporation was not successful in its bid to win the contract to provide ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00499.htm


19: Sludge Report #56 – The Stink On Princes Wharf

The other day Sludge happened along the Auckland waterfront past a gigantic quayside structure which has become the source of an incredible amount of pain among Auckland sub-contractors, their employees and their families.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00166.htm


20: CEO Appointments To Justice And Economic Dev.

- Belinda Clark, who is currently the general manager of policy and planning at the Accident Compensation Corporation, has been appointed the chief executive of the Ministry of Justice and Secretary for Justice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00089.htm

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