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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Published: Wed 29 Mar 2000 08:33 AM
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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day
Today's questions concerned: NZ Economy - Risks To Economy - Cycling Safety - Defence Policy - Cell Phone Towers - School Bulk Funding - Community Services Card - Doctor's And Nurse's Pay - Primary Health Services - Te Papa's High Priests - Refugee Hostel ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00107.htm
2: Computer Thrown Out Of Office Building onto Car
AUCKLAND – Monday, 27 March 2000: We all know the feeling. You push the “download” button on an interesting web site….and you wait. And wait. And wait.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00138.htm
3: Petrol cleans your car’s engine as you drive
New Zealand motorists can now fill up with an advanced new petrol that cleans your car engine as you drive.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00132.htm
4: Lord of the Rings allowed in Tongariro Park
The Minister of Conservation, Hon Sandra Lee, has given approval for the company making the Lord of the Rings to film within the Tongariro National Park.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00432.htm
5: Clean Air Dirty Water Petrol Additive Banned In US
The Clinton Administration has moved to ban the petrol additive MTBE, an octane booster that has helped clean air but has begun to contaminate water supplies around the US. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00106.htm
6: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 28 March
Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers. Paraphrased answers to these questions will be published shortly after 3pm in the Headlines wire.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00481.htm
7: Workers At Hubbbards Protest
Food workers employed by Hubbards, the flagship company of Social Responsibility advocate, Dick Hubbard, will begin protest action today over their pay and conditions.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00067.htm
8: On The Left - Luddite or Realo?
I can see the responses of some to this column now - "this guy's stuck in the past, doesn't know what he's on about - needs to try thinking for a change" and other responses. However, it's not as bad as all that. What I want to look at ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00112.htm
9: Scoop Opinion: Carparking Tax Mooted
Transport Minister, Mark Gosche, is calling for more government funding for public transport and says he's determined to make it a priority. But why isn't government following the New South Wales example. John Howard writes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00099.htm
10: Latest IT Statistics Show A Booming Industry
The latest statistics about the New Zealand Information Technology market show a booming industry worth billions of dollars to New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00440.htm
11: HARD NEWS 24/3/00 - The Gossip According to Paul
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it is surely the issue of the hour for New Zealanders. It has commanded the front pages of both Sunday newspapers and the lead spot on 60 Minutes, taken pride of place Good Morning with Mary Lambie and seized the cover of the Woman's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00097.htm
12: Our Place, Not Your Place, Helen
Helen Clark wants to allocate tax payer funds for the benefit of the selected few, said ACT Culture and Heritage spokesperson Penny Webster. Ms Clark has announced a review of Te Papa's scholarly shortcomings, and has stated that she does not believe ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00479.htm
13: ACT On Privileges Inquiry Into Waipareira Trust
ACT Leader Richard Prebble today said that he welcomes the suggestion that Parliament's powerful Privileges Committee look into the Waipareira Trust.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00478.htm
14: S & P's warning shot well-timed
Standard & Poor's has sent New Zealand a warning: the Labour-Alliance's policies risk doing real damage to the country and its people, Opposition leader Jenny Shipley said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00468.htm
15: Clark naïve to deny threat to NZ
Helen Clark is defying the lessons of history and logic if she believes New Zealand never has and never will face any security threats, Opposition Defence Spokesperson Wayne Mapp said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00462.htm
16: Looking At The Fridges In Te Papa
Helen Clark has insulted New Zealanders with her admission that she has launched her tirade against Te Papa without even visiting the place since she became Prime Minister or Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00487.htm
17: Helen Clark is out of step on Te Papa
Millions of New Zealanders love Te Papa and if it doesn't suit Helen Clark's tastes, she is the one who is out of step, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00454.htm
18: Te Papa Review Team A Cheap Set-Up
TE PAPA REVIEW TEAM A CHEAP SET-UP TO PANDER TO PM'S 'AUCKLAND ELITIST PREJUDICES'
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00449.htm
19: Fightback Waikato In Solidarity WIth Victoria
On Tuesday the 28th of March, hundreds of students in Victoria University go into occupation. All over New Zealand, from Auckland to Christchurch, rallies are being held in solidarity with them.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00052.htm
20: Maharey’s Hands Prove Unsafe
Growing concern within Government ranks over the performance of Social Services and Employment Minister, Steve Maharey was again fuelled yesterday following the Minister’s bungled release of a report to justify axing the community wage.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00485.htm
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