The most read items on The Scoop yesterday were:
WINZ approved an extravagant $64,180 budget for a one and a half day hui which achieved nothing and "served only as a
time for meeting people and renewing friendships," according to information supplied anonymously by a hui participant to
Invercargill MP Mark Peck.
Over half of the people on the Kapiti Coast with access to Saturn Communications have switched from Telecom and signed
up with the new and cheaper telecommunications company.
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 Gillon.