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Yesterday’s top 20 rating items on Scoop were…

1: 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


3: Begging The Question: What future for Kiwis in Oz?

It’s now a month since New Zealanders ceased to be de facto Australians, free to attain the status of “permanent residents” simply by setting foot across the Tasman and doing time. In his debut Scoop column Jimmy Solen rings the changes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00197.htm


4: Keith Rankin: The Last Taboo

We are starting to acknowledge that suicide is a topic that must be discussed and discussed openly. But in New Zealand almost all the media references are to youth suicide. However in 1998 - the latest year for which New Zealand suicide statistics ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00196.htm


5: Lindsay Perigo: "Where's The Opposition?"

Yesterday we discussed the absence of any effective parliamentary opposition to the current government. Not one caller rang to defend the performance of National or ACT.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00199.htm


6: AG's Comments Superficial And Inadequate

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First and Member of Parliament for Tauranga, today accused Margaret Wilson of making superficial and inadequate comments on the issue of bridge tolling in Tauranga.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00522.htm


7: Hobbs Gets Back to Her Old Tricks

Marian Hobbs is back to her old tricks after just one day back in the job, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00516.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: Energy Efficiency – Maori Lease Tax Bill – Gisborne Cervical Inquiry – Women In The Police – Historic Places Trust Row - Business Migration – Police Association Complaints – Police Computer Security – Cull Report ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00203.htm


9: 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


10: 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


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 29 March

1. DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Energy: What is the Government doing to improve New Zealand's energy efficiency and give effect to the Government's commitment to a sustainable and efficient energy future?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00525.htm


12: New York Markets Do The Dead Cat Bounce

A few days of confidence on the New York stock markets early this week gave way overnight to another rout, taking the world leading markets back close to their two year low levels of last week. In other words this week’s brief return to confidence on Wall ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00198.htm


13: Huge Koi Carp Found In Kerikeri

The discovery of what is thought to be the largest Koi carp every caught in Northland is the cause of serious concern for Department of Conservation staff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0103/S00054.htm


14: NOT SHARP: Yet More Bright Ideas For The Very Dim

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00201.htm


15: Dunne To Correct Miscast ‘Clean Slate' Bill Vote

Last evening in Parliament my proxy vote was cast against the introduction of the Clean Slate member’s bill introduced by Green MP Nandor Tanczos, says Hon Peter Dunne, leader United Future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00523.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: National Radio Midday Report

Health Complaints – Cervical Screening – Mistreated Assault Accused – Middle East Conflict – Kyoto Protocol – Woman Beaten – Union No-Show – Clean Slate Bill – Police Drink Drivers – Fire Service – Canterbury Winds

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0103/S00138.htm


18: Scoop Images: The Battle Of Dannenberg

Indymedia images of the Battle Of Dannenberg in Northern Germany where thousands of protestors have been battling police to prevent a trainload of nuclear waste from reaching the town of Dannenberg.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00195.htm


19: 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


20: Early Childhood Education Disaster: I Told You So

"Donna Awatere Huata correctly chides Trevor Mallard for ‘the record 2210 primary and early childhood school teachers [who have] left New Zealand in the past twelve months to February this year," agrees Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell, pointing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00096.htm


21: Crown Offers Auckland Joint Deal On Tranz Rail

The Crown will negotiate with Tranz Rail Limited to buy back the lease for the Auckland rail network, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00543.htm

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