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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: SearchNOW becomes the largest NZ Search Engine

New Zealand search site SearchNOW.co.nz has indexed over 3.2 million local web pages - making it easily New Zealand's largest search engine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00009.htm


2: Letter From Elsewhere: Inalienable Feminist Rights

As a feminist of thirty years’ standing, I would like to make a short statement. Being able to wear short skirts and long earrings to work is not an inalienable feminist right. It is not even a feminist issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00020.htm


3: Big News : A “Morally Repugnant Trade”

The Prostitution Law Reform Bill that is currently before the Justice and Electoral Select Committee appears to be heading for parliamentary approval in a country where it is illegal to sell sex but not to buy it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00018.htm


4: Howard's End: 20-50 Hertz Of Happiness

A three thousand year old mystery has been solved after scientists discovered that the purring of cats is a natural healing frequency which has helped dispel the myth that a cat has nine lives and that they are simply contented. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00021.htm


5: Julz World: My Name Is Julie & I'm A Chocoholic

At the moment my addiction is under relative control. I’ve reduced my intake down to half a block a day. On a good day, I can get by on chocolate bikkies alone.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00019.htm


6: Dangly Earring Craze Snowballing

The following email, urging women to get their Christine Rankin styled glad rags on in support of women workers, is doing the rounds across the country. Meanwhile, broadcasters Robert Rakete and James Coleman both donned Rankinesque dangly earings ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00154.htm


7: Graham Fletcher Exhibition

Graham Fletcher is a New Zealand born Samoan artist. In this series 'Virgin' he continues his exploration of complex cultural issues within a post-colonial context.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00009.htm


8: Sludge Report #92 – A Winter Of Discontent

Of course in the Northern hemisphere it is not winter at all (but it is where Sludge is, hence the use of the quote). And there can be little doubt that the dogs of war are currently out and about, baying to be allowed back to their games of destruction ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00013.htm


9: National Radio Midday Report

Cancer Waiting – Christine Rankin – Post Board – Iwi Liason – OCR – Fiji Murders – Russian Crash – Merger Denied – School Suspensions – Enza – Science Review

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0107/S00020.htm


10: “Harry Potter” Trailer Cinema Premiere

The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00006.htm


11: Resolution Of NZ Post Board Issue

The board of New Zealand Post has addressed its internal differences and has provided assurance that it is focused on its job of running a successful government-owned business, the Minister for State Owned Enterprises Mark Burton announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00067.htm


12: Yahoo!/ACNielsen Internet Confidence Index

-- Study Reveals Breadth of Information, Ability to Compare Prices, and Selection As Main Motivators Driving Consumer E-commerce

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00010.htm


13: Scoop Images: Ice Dog With Heart Of A Lion

Images from the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay , including a picture and tale about a small dog with the heart of a lion.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00012.htm


14: Australia Drifting Further From NZ

The relationship between New Zealand and Australia has deteriorated to the point that if nothing is done to repair it, it will dissolve altogether, National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford told the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00059.htm


15: Terrorist Plans Fundraising Trip To Aust, NZ

Terrorist Ratu Inoke Takiveikata planned to visit Australia and New Zealand to raise funds for a religious project.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00009.htm


16: Revamped Kaimai Express Could Be Viable

ACT deputy leader Ken Shirley says he enjoyed a return trip from Tauranga to Auckland on the Kaimai Express this week and believes the threatened rail service could be viable if revamped and properly marketed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00058.htm


17: 'Friends In High Places' Save Armstrong's Skin

Prime Minister Helen Clark has put cronyism ahead of the interests of New Zealand Post, National's Finance spokesman Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00072.htm


18: RMA Treatment Must Be Fair And Consistent

The Deputy Prime Minister's assurance to the boat industry that the helping hand given to Sovereign Yachts will be 'available to everyone on the same basis' shows Mr Anderton is happy to ride roughshod over the Resource Management Act, Gerry Eckhoff ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00056.htm


19: Scoop Images: Phil Goff With Gun In Solomons

Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff in the Solomon Islands. He is shown with members of the International Peace Monitoring Team and at a weapons container at Kakabona on the outskirts of Honiara.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00075.htm


20: Herald Strikes As O’Reilly Visits

New Zealand Herald journalists have walked off the job again today, a strike coinciding with a visit to New Zealand by the Irish owner of Wilson and Horton, Sir Anthony O’Reilly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00047.htm


21: Freeze And Seize Lilybank

The revelation that Lilybank Station and luxury resort has not been sold, despite December 2000 reports that it had been, gives the New Zealand government another opportunity to take decisive action on this best known New Zealand asset of the Suharto ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00006.htm


22: Update On NZ Post Board Issues

The Minister for State Owned Enterprises Mark Burton said he is dealing with the issues surrounding the New Zealand Post Board.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00046.htm


23: Exclude Spying On Foreign Missions From GCSB Bill

Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke today asked Prime Minister Helen Clark to amend Government Communications Security Bureau Bill to specifically exclude Government spy agencies from spying on diplomatic missions in New Zealand

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00063.htm


24: Craig Norgate Appointed CEO

The board of Global Dairy Company has appointed Craig Norgate as Chief Executive Officer, John Roadley, Chairman of Global Dairy Company, announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00044.htm


25: Red Cross Director Was Threatened By Terrorists

The Director of Red Cross, John Scott was threatened and warned not to give evidence against the terrorists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00008.htm


26: National Radio 8am Bulletin

Slobodan Milosevic – NZ Post – Russian Airline Crash – Fiji Murder – Interest Rates – Apple Dispute – Christine Rankin – Children’s Rights – Auckland Airport – South Auckland Health

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0107/S00016.htm


27: Four New Lay Members Of The High Court Appointed

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson announced today the appointment of four new lay members of the High Court under the Commerce Act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00066.htm


28: Scoop: Just Politics

Inquiry Into ENZA Called For - Suharto’s NZ Resort Not Sold - Opotiki Sustainable Farming Initiative Goes nation-wide - The Social Health-O-Meter - Heather Riddell New High Commissioner To Solomons - Defence Minister Lauds New Joint HQ - NGOs Get ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00016.htm


29: Population Based Funding - A Two Faced Beast

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00014.htm


30: Stop The Bank Until NZ Post Is Sorted

Any development on 'MyBank' must stop until the NZ Post Board chaos is sorted, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00050.htm

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