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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop...

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

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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: 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

8: 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

9: 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

10: 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

11: 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

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: Treasury NZ Rail report 'garbage'

A Treasury cost-benefit study on the privatisation of NZ Rail released today is garbage, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00064.htm

14: 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

15: 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

16: 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

17: Rail Study Vindicates Privatisation - Prebble

The independent study into rail privatisation vindicates the decision to sell, says former rail Minister Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00059.htm

18: 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

19: Driver Licensing Regime Working

Three months into the Government's new road safety initiatives including the driver licensing regime, we're already seeing huge road safety benefits, Transport Minister Maurice Williamson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00055.htm

20: 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


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