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Today's top twenty rating items...

Note To Ratings Watchers: This mornings ratings report was based on the final figures for yesterday. This is today's report, i.e. based on ratings over the past 15 hours. Experience suggests trends evident by now tend to stay in place. Scoop's peak traffic occurs between 8am and 6pm each day. We plan to publish two reports each day. And a weekly and monthly report once a week with the first tomorrow... The Scoop Team.

1: Cultural Rethink Required, An Auckland Perspective

Isn't it interesting how when under the spotlight a position of hindsight is quickly assumed. We are talking here of course about the WINZ fiasco.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00018.htm

2: Christine Talks The Talk As Her Wrist Is Slapped

Is this the end, or just another phase in a deepening WINZ stouch? Scoop's Alastair Thompson prefers the second theory - A Scoop Today Special - News Analysis with links.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00012.htm

3: Balkans Editorial: Teach Your Children Well

Scoop's Alastair Thompson analyses the latest developments in the Kosovo tragedy, and argues peace is not a two way street..

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00001.htm

4: Scoop Today - Scoop Top 20

Scoop's top 20 rating items yesterday were...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00013.htm

5: Transcript: White House On Hillary Clinton I/V

PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART - Q: Does the President have a problem fundamentally with what Mrs. Clinton said about him in her interview in Talk Magazine?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00027.htm

6: Consumers To Get Better Information About GM Foods

"New Zealand consumers will be better informed about the contents of the food they buy following a decision by the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Council," Health Minister Wyatt Creech said at the conclusion of a marathon session of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00050.htm

7: Statement on SSC report into Christine Rankin

Social Services, Work and Income Minister Roger Sowry and Associate Minister of Work and Income Peter McCardle said today that they accept the conclusions of the report into the performance of the WINZ CEO Christine Rankin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00043.htm

8: When Is An Apple Kosher?

Is there such a thing as a Kosher apple or are all apples Kosher? Guy MacGibbon of the Whitireia Journalism Programme investigates.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00014.htm

9: Good as far as it goes, but we need more

"Labour will promote wholeheartedly legislation to require that all genetically modified foods are labelled," Labour spokesperson on research, science and technology Mark Peck said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00049.htm

10: 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/stories/GE9908/S00026.htm

11: Time to go, Christine - Labour

"Christine Rankin should go," says Labour social welfare spokesman Steve Maharey. Mr Maharey says State Services Commissioner Michael Wintringham's finding of a lack of understanding within the Department of Work and Income of acceptable ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00042.htm

12: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Lyprinol - Fire Service - Beneficiaries - GE Labelling - Watson - Tax - Train Smash - Refugees - Human Rights - Otter

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00021.htm

13: WINZ report shows need for State sector overhaul

The Alliance says the State Services Commissioner's report on the WINZ charter fiasco is ineffectual and shows the need for complete overhaul of State sector management and accountability.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00047.htm

14: WINZ Boss Should Pay For Flight Debacle

WINZ boss Christine Ranking should pay for what the State Services Commissioner has today described as a 'lack of financial discipline' with her performance bonus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00036.htm

15: NZers Move To Put MPs On Employment Contracts

1.Media Release 2.Copy of letter sent to MPs (that accompanied M-Pact employment contract) 3.Copy of letter sent to election candidates (that accompanied M-Pact employment contract) 4.Logo (attached logo.tiff).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00001.htm

16: A Plea For Our Fungi

Some of New Zealand's estimated 20,000 species of fungi are in danger of becoming extinct, even before they are recognised, yet they are an important resource we cannot do without.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC9908/S00003.htm

17: Sue Bradford Green Party Employment Spokesperson

The Green Party is hosting a press conference this morning to announce Sue Bradford as the party's new Enterprise and Employment spokesperson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00005.htm

18: Rankin should be sacked

The Green Party says the State Services Commission's minor censure of WINZ Chief Executive Christine Rankin is disappointing but predictable.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00046.htm

19: ACT MP Seeks Meeting Over Northland WINZ Report

ACT Social Welfare Spokesman and Northland based - MP Dr Muriel Newman is seeking an urgent meeting with WINZ Northland Commissioner Sharon Brownie over the Department's bleak projections for Northlanders who are out of work.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00054.htm

20: Labour and Tax

Speech by Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen to KPMG Contrary to the hopes of some, the fears of others, and the expectations of many, tax has not emerged as one of the two or three leading issues of the 1999 election. Insofar as it has had ...

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