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Yesterday’s top 20 rating items on Scoop were…

1: New Zealander’s find their Soapbox

David Buckingham and Patrick Quinn-Graham last month launched, a new website set-up as a content exchange for the opinion columns of New Zealanders.

2: Scoop Images: Mt Ruapehu

The Ski Season You've Been Waiting For

3: SHARP LANGUAGE: Employee Performance Evaluations

The following extremely sharp quotations were allegedly taken form actual employee performance evaluations…

4: Howard's End: Rethinking Climate Change

United States President, George Bush, is meeting a barrage of criticism over his decision to back away from regulating carbon emissions under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. But he was only hastening the inevitable, so now its back to the ...

5: Supercomputer Weather: When The Rain Comes

Light rain is now falling in Wellington as a low pressure system moves onto the country bringing much needed rains throughout the North Island.

6: Benefits and super rise, work-for-dole abolished

Increased payments for beneficiaries, student allowance recipients, superannuiants and veterans and the abolition of the work-for-the dole scheme take effect from today.

7: The Ski Season You've Been Waiting For

The snow gods are smiling on Mt Ruapehu - early snow falls indicate this year is shaping to be a great ski season.

8: Stateside With Rosalea: Special Interests

My favourite cartoon this week showed POTUS standing bestride a small planet - one foot planted in Germany, the other in Japan - his combat skirt made of tyre retreads, and a hubcap serving for a breastplate. Speared on his sword is the Kyoto Protocol. ...

9: HARD NEWS 30/3/01 - Hit by a Train from the Past

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so we skittle Pakistan for 104, both our openers get centuries and it's all on for young and old - and the drought breaks over Hamilton. Bugger.

10: Official Information Act: An Agency Level Survey

Requests made under the Official Information Act 1982: a survey at the agency level.

11: 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?

12: 1,500 People Disappear From HNZ List

The reason for the disappearance of more than 1,500 people off the state house waiting list is a mystery. One thing's for sure the Government hasn't found them a home, National Housing spokesperson David Carter said today.

13: National Climate Summary: The Big Dry Continues

Virtually no March rainfall occurred in many areas of the South Island from Golden Bay across to Nelson, and Marlborough to Southland. Many sites in Canterbury and Otago measured totals of 5 mm or less.

14: New Zealanders Part Of The Problem: Sutton

More than 40 per cent of all people entering New Zealand with undeclared food and other risk goods are New Zealanders, Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today.

15: National Radio Midday Report

China/US Air Collision - Multiple Murder Trial - Bus Driver On Trial - Taranaki Treaty Claim - Milosevic Charges - Bunkle Decision – Meat Prices – Murder Trial – Air Bag Safety – Jet Ski Safety – Kyoto Protocol - Inclement Weather – Contact To ...

16: When In Doubt, Form A Committee

Health Minister Annette King's response to alarming growth in health professional shortages is to form a committee. "Typical!" says Libertarianz Spokesman Sally O'Brien. The Workforce Advisory Committee was supposed to came into effect ...

17: Bunkle’s Lucky Break

"ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said he was not surprised at the decision by the Registrar of Electors to take no action against Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle, as I know of no case in this country where the Registrar has ever referred a wrongful ...

18: Pete Hodgson: A Crayfish At My Table

I am very much in favour of the theme of this gathering. Sharing knowledge is critically important for sustainable management of fisheries.

19: More Machinations From Minister Maharey

"Clearly Steve Maharey has forgotten whose money it is that he is doling out with gay abandon," says Lindsay Mitchell, Libertarianz Spokesman. "We know this, because he has the temerity to turn around and tell us 'we should be thankful' ...

20: CRICKETING IMMORTALITY for world-beating McMillan

CRAIG DOUGLAS MCMILLAN earned immortality this afternoon with a once-in-a-lifetime display of scintillating shot-making that saw him score a world record 26 runs in one over that he smashed out of the ordinary and into the annals of cricketing legend.

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