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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Rank Photographers And Rankin's Cleavage

It's ironic that some of our nation's sports photographers (and their editors) are acting like pimply 13 year olds in the same week that various news media have displayed their distaste about the treatment of ex CEO of the Department of Work and Income, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00042.htm


2: David Miller: A Point of View On Christine Rankin

The battle in the Employment Court over whether Christine Rankin should be awarded the $818,000 she seeks in damages is about her performance or non-performance as a CEO of a government department. It is about the issue of whether she was competent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00050.htm


3: Dr Prebble Had No Sartorial Advice For Me, PM Says

Head of the Prime Minister’s Department Mark Prebble had never given Prime Minister Helen Clark advice on what to wear, and wouldn’t have even if she did wear short skirts, Miss Clark said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00047.htm


4: Police Commissioner On Gay Bashing Trail

Police Commissioner Isikia Savua has embarked on a gay-bashing trail. Over the past week, Savua has condemned the alleged lifestyle of murder victims John Scott and Gregory Scrivner.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00026.htm


5: Sludge Report #95 – Thankyou

The following is a draft speech C.D.Sludge wrote for Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson for him to consider using for the Computerworld Excellence Awards, should Scoop win. As you should by now be aware, Scoop didn’t. Nevertheless most, if not quite all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00052.htm


6: Correctives: Rankin's Choice Of Dress Defended!!!

"Christine Rankin is quite entitled to wear whatever she likes but we do wish to raise some issues of sartorial challenges within the public service!!!"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00021.htm


7: Lindsay Perigo: Alas, Poor Herald!

It's a funny thing, the New Zealand Herald. It used to be called Granny Herald because of its conservatism, & lampooned as the print arm of the National Party. Now it is the print arm of the present Labour/Alliance government, & it pleases me to call ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00044.htm


8: Scoop Images: Scoop Honoured For Excellence

Images by Scoop’s Auckland photographer Jason Dorday of the Scoop Team at the Computerworld Excellence awards in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00051.htm


9: Scoop Images: Water Pressure Group At Ike’s House

The Water Pressure group are holding a protest outside Ike's villa in Grey Lynn to stop the council from taking down his anti-Metrowater signs. Ike's front lawn is covered with signs. The signs speak out against the privatisation of water services ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00020.htm


10: Super Policies Not Fair To Workers, Research Shows

The government should re-think its superannuation priorities in light of the Ministry of Social Policy report on the living standards of older New Zealanders, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00145.htm


11: National Radio Midday Report

Cervical Smears – Enza – Christine Rankin – Leased Executives – Scott Buried – Retail Sales – Jamaican Shoot-out – Gun Trafficking – Homeless Aucklanders – Invincibles Jersey – Huntley Upgrade – Allocated Seats – Purple Prose

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0107/S00046.htm


12: Horomia’s House Helps Gosche’s Cause, PM Says

Revelations that a Tologa Bay house administered by Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia has been condemned as unfit for human habitation have strengthened rather than weakened Housing Minister Mark Gosche’s call for a crackdown on landlords with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00045.htm


13: HARD NEWS 6/7/01 - Everybody Resign!

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and back, once again, to what TV3 News likes to call The Rankin Files. Mark Prebble, the head of the Prime Minister's department, gave evidence on his interactions with the CEO of Work and Income and somehow made it all look ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00036.htm


14: NZers Awareness Of Climate Change Poor - Survey

A survey has shown that few New Zealanders are aware of the significance of climate change.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00143.htm


15: Firearms Owners Outraged

NZ Firearm owners are outraged at the appointment of a gun-control activist to advise a Government delegation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00018.htm


16: Leased executives in the state service

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said a survey of the number of leased executives in government departments showed it was not a widespread problem.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00139.htm


17: Feedback: A Benign Cancer No Less

According to the Prime Minister, the future of the Asia-Pacific region (as articulated in the New Zealand Defence Review papers) is "incredibly benign".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00055.htm


18: Escaping And Exploring Outdoors

To complement the outdoors lifestyle associated with the Ford Explorer and the new Sport Utility Vehicle the Ford Escape, Ford New Zealand is launching a range of accessories and merchandise under the 'No Boundaries – Ford Outfitters' brand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0103/S00028.htm


19: Govt Hypocritical On Employment Laws

National MP Gerry Brownlee has dismissed as laughable State Services Minister Trevor Mallard's suggestion that the Opposition has been hypocritical in its criticism of the Government's conduct as an employer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00101.htm


20: Gates Will be Shut to Arrogant Environmentalists

The closure of a popular walking track near Wanaka is sadly a precursor to many more such closures, ACT Conservation spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00137.htm


21: Pete Hodgson's Dream: 70 Cent Hike On Petrol

The Government is attempting to soften the New Zealand public to a rise in taxes to enforce flawed environmental measures, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00165.htm


22: We Must Mobilise Against A Miasma of Mini-MAIs

Article by Aziz Choudry, GATT Watchdog You've got to wonder at the nerve of New Zealand trade officials. During the furtive Multilateral Agreement on Investment negotiations and the subsequent international waves of opposition they were quietly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00043.htm


23: Genome Pioneer To Address Knowledge Wave Conferenc

The winner of the race to map the human genome, Dr Craig Venter of Celera Genomics, is to address next month's Catching the Knowledge Wave conference on the advances occurring in bio-technology and the opportunities for countries like New Zealand, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00016.htm


24: Statement From Christine Rankin

I have read Mr Wintringham's statement and will naturally be discussing the matters he has raised with the WINZ management team.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE9908/S00026.htm


25: Tranz Rail Offers Unlimited Freight Capacity

With the current debate over the introduction of ‘super’ trucks, Tranz Rail believes it is important for people to know rail has the capacity to cope with significantly higher demand to move freight around New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00054.htm


26: 'Leased Executives' Cost More Than PM

The Labour Party's election-year promises have been consigned to the rubbish bin, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00159.htm


27: Scoop Update #2 - Scoop Almost Triumphant!

As promised in Scoop Update #1 the story of Scoop at the ComputerWorld Excellence awards, including a C.D. Sludge draft award acceptance speech, Guy’s World, and pictures, will be compiled once Scoop has caught up on the weekend’s news happenings (563 email ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00039.htm


28: Huge step forward for region's transport problems

The government is welcoming the agreement by Auckland's local authorities on a preferred option for the use of the region's rail corridor, says Minister Assisting the Prime Minister with Auckland Issues, Judith Tizard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00136.htm


29: “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


30: Court of Christine Rankin cavorts at our expense

Winz Chief Executive Christine Rankin starred in a Michael-Jackson type performance at a senior manager's conference, dressed in an extravagant costume and descending from the ceiling on a flying rig said Alliance spokesperson on Social Welfare, Grant ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA9907/S00355.htm

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