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Yesterday’s top 28 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Howard's End: A Rat Is Detected In U.S. Policy

If there's one thing that is fast becoming evident from the standoff between China and the U.S. over the spy plane incident, it's that diplomats and strategists in the West have little understanding of China's ancient culture. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00059.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: Scoop Images: 'Struan's War'

The World War II images and experiences of New Zealand Division gunner Struan MacGibbon will be revealed during April, in a new book and photo exhibition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00027.htm


4: Sludge Report #57 – Why Dubya Should Say Sorry

Imagine for a moment that China is not a country, but rather is just an ordinary suburban house somewhere.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00053.htm


5: We're The Only Game In Town, Says PM

Prime minister Helen Clark said National’s lack of direction or clear policies is behind their poor showing in recent polls.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00058.htm


6: Sludge #57 Feedback: Allegory Oversimplification

Sludge's allegory whilst entertaining is somewhat of an over simplification of international relations, particularly between large powers. As such the truth behind its message is more than a little blurred.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00064.htm


7: Sack Harre For Role In Waterfront Dispute

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said today that Associate Labour Minister Laila Harre should be sacked for her role in the waterfront dispute.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00145.htm


8: 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

11: Sludge #57 Feedback: Good analogy, but John is...

A complete fascist swine who routinely takes people out into his backyard and puts a bullet through their brain and has a cellar full of people with politics he doesn't like chained to the foundations making cheap tools to provide the finance for him ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00063.htm


12: Stateside With Rosalea: Clumsy Rhino, Hidden Mynah

Ess Eff's patron saint of journos, Herb Caen, once wrote: "A true Californian is someone who knows that the hills are naturally a golden brown which is interrupted briefly in winter by the appearance of a greenish scum, which soon disappears, returning ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00049.htm


13: Supercomputer Weather: Easter Holiday Cyclone!

The above image produced from the NOAA supercomputer medium range weather model today appears to confirm the Easter storm forecast published on Scoop last week (See… Supercomputer Weather: When The Rain Comes ).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00054.htm


14: David Miller: Did Pakistan Throw the Cricket?

If sacked Pakistan cricket coach Javed Miandad is correct, and it is proven that members of his team were guilty of match fixing on the recent tour of New Zealand, then it is another serious blow to the credibility of the game.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00060.htm


15: A Return To "Carless Days"?

The Education Review Office has gone beyond satire with its pathetic politically correct advice on 'trikeless days' at a Lower Hutt kindy," says disgusted Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell, who is his party's spokesman to deregulate early childhood ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00033.htm


16: Action Of Nick Smith Immature And Illegal

"The actions of one of the parties to the dispute currently surrounding the waterfront industries in various south island ports, in leaking a copy of the mediators draft report to Nick Smith can be only be interpreted as an act of bad faith on their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00171.htm


17: Labour party pressure in waterfront mediation

Labour Party political pressure is evident in the government-appointed mediator's handling of the waterfront mediation, National's Industrial Relations Spokesperson Lockwood Smith said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00156.htm


18: Minister Corrects Dominion Error

The Minister of Maori Affairs the Hon Parekura Horomia has reiterated his position on allocation of the Maori Fisheries assets as stated at the Ohu Kaimoana annual hui on Saturday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00165.htm


19: Top Scoops (With Sharp Stories)

CANCER INQUIRY: Dr Bottrill Says Findings Fair - CANCER INQUIRY: King Says Cervical Screening Recommendations Will Be Implemented - Howard’s End: US Spyplane Had Options, Why Did It Touch Down In China? - Sludge Feedback: Saying Sorry’s Kind Of Complicated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00067.htm


20: Treaty Tribes Have No Confidence In Horomia

“The Treaty Tribes Coalition has no confidence in Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia,” Harry Mikaere, Chairman of the Coalition said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00028.htm


21: Scoop Feedback: The President And Selfishness

The man with the murky smile, in the Oval office of the White House in Washington D.C. has shown his real colours.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00050.htm


22: Supercomputer Weather: US East Coast Easter Deluge

As forecast by NOAA’s supercomputer and Scoop last week the East Coast of the U.S. looks set to receive weather almost as bad as NZ is expecting during the Easter holiday. The image above shows a rainstorm bearing down on Washington D.C. (which is roughly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00066.htm


23: SHARP RELIGION: Yet More Daily Moments of Zen

A final set of seven sharp and very Zen observations on aspects of life...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00062.htm


24: Correctives: Keep Mars Virginal!!!

"Stop it, stop it, it shouldn't be allowed!!!" cried Sister Raptophilia, Matrix Dominatrix of the Corrective Party, when she heard about a recent NASA launch to Mars.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00030.htm


25: 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


26: National Radio Midday Report

Cervical Screening – Shoddy Training – Dairy Merger – Trade Surplus – Reported Rapes – Yellow Fever – Superpower Standoff – Scrub Fire – Cave Creek – Mallard Apology – man In Coma – Primary Teacher Claims – Bus Fares

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0104/S00041.htm


27: Treaty Of Waitangi Threatened By RMA

The Resource Management Act has been accused by constitutional commentator Stephen Franks of attacking Maori property rights established by the Treaty of Waitangi.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00174.htm


28: A Question Of Priorities: Chicks Or Babies!

“The media fuss of the past three days about the destruction by maceration of day-old chicks was presumably intended to show the lack of compassion in the Poultry Industry,” Graham Capill said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00032.htm


29: Serious Cereal Packaging

Hot-shot innovation from a clever little Christchurch company could go a long way to salving consumer guilt pangs about conspicuous packaging consumption. The company, Blue Marble Polymers, is making a living out of a product that most people don’t ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00027.htm


30: Dr Michael Bottrill - Committee Of Inquiry Report

I received the Committee of Inquiry’s report yesterday and am taking time to reflect on it. My clear impressions are that the Committee has conducted a searching inquiry and that the report covers the evidence the Committee received comprehensively. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0104/S00025.htm


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