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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

(First the bottom 15, not influenced by heavy page views from the Department of Labour.)

15: Scoop Images: Jonah Lomu Running The Brumbies

Hurricanes wing Jonah Lomu during tonight's victory for the home side over the top of the table Brumbies at Wellington's WestpacTrust stadium. The Hurricane's won 34 points to 19. Photographs by Mark Graham

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00046.htm


16: Scoop Images: David Holwell Try PHOTO SEQUENCE

Hurricanes first five David Holwell pops one under the post during tonight's victory for the home side over the top of the table Brumbies at Wellington's WestpacTrust stadium. The Hurricane's won 34 points to 19. Photographs by Mark Graham

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00045.htm


17: Warner Bros. Launched “Harry Potter” Website

Warner Bros. Have launched the official “Harry Potter” Web site, www.harrypotter.com (www.harrypotter.co.uk in the United Kingdom). The much-anticipated site offers a rich, dynamic environment that will evolve and grow over time as exclusive features ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00061.htm


18: BRUMBIES HORSE-WHIPPED BY HURRICANES

A CAPACITY crowd was stirred to a passionate standing ovation of roaring adulation by 40 minutes of pure rugby magic Friday night when the Hurricanes played fabulous football to fashion a 20 point halftime lead that was the foundation for an emphatic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00048.htm


19: Subaru's WRX Tries On A Suit For Size

It's been years since Subaru launched the WRX and the latest all-new version has been eagerly anticipated. But all would agree, it is a very different car from its predecessor. The big question is - will the punters buy it?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00031.htm


20: Scoop Images: Jason Spice Weaves Some Magic

Hurricanes half back Jason Spice weaves, scores and is congratulated by the master himself during tonight's victory for the home side over the top of the table Brumbies at Wellington's WestpacTrust stadium. The Hurricane's won 34 points to 19. Photographs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00047.htm


21: Cabinet Committees: Terms Of Reference And Members

Today the PM announced the Cabinet Committees, their membership and areas of responsibility.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0002/S00067.htm


22: Nelson City GE Decision – Emotion Over Reason

The decision of Nelson City to go GE Free poses serious problems for citizens, which the City Council has obviously failed to think through, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00019.htm


23: National Radio Midday Report

China Crisis – Oncology Crisis – Cervical Screening Report – Expensive Logs – Grass Skirt Death – Bus Death – Educated Mums – Maori Arts Clash – Jennings Guilty Of Defamation – Retirement Savings – Easter Trading – Manurewa Prisons – Scalding – Kursk Nuclear ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0104/S00023.htm


24: Correctives: Christianity vs Consumerism

"The Corrective Party sees that Density Television is protesting at not being able to sell its product on Television New Zealand. Well, we think that the problem is that Pasta Tuarikidelamere has a particular approach to Christianity that is the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00019.htm


25: Nelson First City To Become GE Free Zone

Tonight’s vote by Nelson City Council to make Nelson city a GE Free zone makes Nelson the first GE Free and Nuclear Free city to be established in New Zealand (possibly the world).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00016.htm


26: Stop Singing God Defend NZ

TVNZ’s intention to axe Destiny Television as part of the infomercial, evangalical ‘clean up’ on TV One and Two “Is arrogant and ill-advised” said Pastor Brian Tamaki of Destiny Television.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00015.htm


27: Palestinian homes destroyed all over the West Bank

While visibly to the world helicopter gunships are bombing Gaza, another wave of destruction goes on nearly unnoticed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0104/S00018.htm


28: Scoop Images: Priceless

Scoop Subversive Art #1 George W. Bush Priceless, sent from Washington D.C.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00017.htm


29: Lindsay Perigo: Portrait Of The Artist As A Con

- Lindsay Perigo's editorial can be heard at noon weekdays on his 'Politically Incorrect Show' on Radio Pacific

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00035.htm


30: Conservation Minister Lets Money Rot

ACT Conservation Spokesman MP Gerry Eckhoff today condemned Minister Sandra Lee’s refusal to allow salvage logging of windblown trees near Haast on the West Coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00134.htm


(Second...The top 15 - which appear to have been distorted by a very high quota of page views from the Department of Labour...)

1: Scoop Images: The Southern Lights

These stunning pictures of the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, were captured by Andrew Busst - bussty@ezynet.co.nz in the deep South last Saturday evening. Andrew has high-resolution images available.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00041.htm


2: Tranz Rail Wins Roger Award

By now, you will have realised by elimination that the winner must be Tranz Rail, the first TNC to have the ignominy of winning this award twice. It was selected because it scored badly on so many criteria.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00018.htm


3: Supermarket Prices At The Service Station

The days will soon be gone of paying premium prices for doing your grocery shopping when you buy your petrol. But only if you fill up at Gull.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00037.htm


4: Upton Online: Tourism, Global Warming And PR

In this issue… Some reflections on New Zealand tourism (with all the benefit of distance), climate change (political rather than meteorological) and proportional representation with style – the French way…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00030.htm


5: Introduction to Defence Forum - Grant Tyrrell

Defence in New Zealand sits at a cross-roads and I would suggest that the current government, with little or no debate, is shunting us down the dark and narrow path of isolationism. Supported by ideologues such as Keith Locke - a man weaned on the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00020.htm


6: Scoop Images: Phillida Bunkle

Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle today finds out whether she will regain her ministerial portfolios, after an inconclusive report by the Registrar of Electors into the validity of her enrolment in Wellington Central left it to The Prime Minister and her deputy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00014.htm


7: 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


8: Big News: You May Now Kiss.. Um, Um… Each Other

Marriage is now no longer just a union between one man and one woman – at least in the Netherlands anyway. Two do not necessarily become one in a country where marriage is a man-made civil right for some people instead of a God–ordained sacrament. Other ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00022.htm


9: Human Wrongs Commissioner Named

Ella Henry's appointment to the position of Human Rights Commissioner leaves Libertarianz spokesman Andrew Bates bemused. "How can the government expect anyone to take them and their Commissariat seriously when they appoint an opponent of rights to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00012.htm


10: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 April

Today's questions of the day concerned: Historic Places Trust Confidences – Community Social Services – Win Win Agreement’s With Oz – School Trustee Eligibility – Auckland Cancer Treatment – Phil Goff In D.C. – Gisborne Cancer Inquiry Report – Compliance ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00036.htm


11: Dame Silvia Cartwright At Her Swearing-in Ceremony

The Honourable Dame Silvia Cartwright PCNZM, DBE Governor-General of New Zealand at her Swearing-in Ceremony Parliament House Wellington, 4 April 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00059.htm


12: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 3 April 2001

1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: What reasons does she have for not supporting the call by two former Secretaries of Defence and four former chiefs of the defence forces to publish drafts of the Government's defence reviews so they ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00029.htm

14: Red Ink Across The Board – Stock Turmoil Goes On

While stock market woes have not been making headlines this morning in New Zealand - perhaps because they have become all too typical - the red ink has been flowing freely again in New York overnight at the beginning of the trading week. At the close ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00015.htm

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