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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop so far today are...

1: Images: Shooting - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

They show what appear to be Indonesian troops gunning down a youth in the street's of East Timor as he runs away.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00151.htm


2: Scoop’s Latest Words On Lord Of The Rings Filming

Scoop understands that some filming for the massive trilogy The Lord Of The Rings is to take place in the countryside West of Masterton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00150.htm


3: Timor Troops - For How Long? How Much Resistance?

Janes Defence Weekly is reporting the around 8,000 strong UN force (INTERFET) being deployed to East Timor can expect to be there for two years. What combat opposition are they likely to encounter? John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00153.htm


4: The New Zealand First / Alliance Struggle

With an almost identical support base, the biggest head to head party clash in the coming election promises to be between New Zealand First and the Alliance. Early signs show the Alliance suffering as the Peters campaign takes hold. Jonathan Hill ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00148.htm


5: Scoop News Analysis: East Timor - The End Game

What is really going on in East Timor and Jakarta? Scoop's Alastair Thompson surveys the limited sources of information currently available and attempts to reconcile what is clearly a very complicated crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00157.htm


6: Hey Richard; When, Where, How Much Did It Cost Us?

Richard Prebble's admission that he's finally taken up residence in Wellington poses more questions about the embattled Act leader's fixed abode.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00079.htm


7: Is East Timor Really "Out Of Control"?

A front-page New York Times article about the precarious situation in East Timor (9/12/99) began by reporting that Indonesian "Gen. Wiranto, conceded Saturday that he had lost control of elements of his military" that were operating on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00156.htm


8: Rankin - The Higher Salaries Debate

Why do MPs get bigger percentage pay increases than ordinary workers? Why does Christine Rankin, CEO of WINZ, get paid $50,000, more than the Prime Minister's $200,000? And why does the Governor of the Reserve Bank (Don Brash) receive $500,000 per annum, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00146.htm


9: Major Miscalculation Should Bring Rethink On Jobs

“Labour’s replacement Forestry Spokesman, Pete Hodgson, revealed today that the assumptions upon which his Party based its forestry policy were totally wrong. Labour should now rethink its sustainable forestry policy,” SOE Minister, Tony Ryall, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00356.htm


10: Sky Deal Due To Poor Performance of TV3 / Sky

The Chief Executive of TVNZ, Rick Ellis says the announcement today by Sky and TV3 that they are joining together to share rugby and a digital platform is a response to continued poor financial performance by both broadcasters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9909/S00098.htm


11: Auckland High Court Sets Precedent On Pool Fencing

Auckland City Council is urging people with swimming pools to ensure they comply with the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act following a High Court judge's decision which sets precedents on the level of fines that should be imposed and the legal requirement ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00121.htm


12: No shortage of rimu - Labour

Labour has utterly rejected claims that furniture companies would not be able to access rimu as a result of Labour's announcement to end logging of indigenous trees in Crown-managed forests.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00348.htm


13: Now East Timor, Next West Papua

East Timorese's unanimous vote for independence is the beginning of the road to freedom for indonesia's "colonies." The events of 30 August 1999 will undoubtedly inspire others struggling to disentangle themselves from the indonesian regime, in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00152.htm


14: National Campaigns On Taxpayer Funds

The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has accused Sir William Birch of misusing Parliamentary stationery and taxpayer funds for National Party political purposes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00360.htm


15: Minister's Ignorance Hardly Surprising - Students

Claims by Max Bradford in this week's Woman's Weekly that student loans are not restricting people from obtaining bank loans, buying houses or starting families are not surprising given his general inability to understand the tertiary education sector, said Co-President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9909/S00018.htm


16: Aceh - Another Indonesian Tragedy?

Aceh - never heard of it? We may be hearing the name more frequently, however, because many Indonesian's feel much more strongly about the potential loss of Aceh province than they do about East Timor. Aceh looks likely to become a second national tragedy. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00147.htm


17: Cullen concedes sustainability

"If sustainability isn't the issue for the Labour Party, what is?" asks Associate Forestry Minister David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00346.htm


18: Rebels delighted with election results

Prebble's Rebels New Zealand President Clint Heine is delighted with the results of the Victoria University Students Association (VUWSA) student elections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00083.htm


19: The new WTO head, Mike Moore: a view from NZ

New Zealander Mike Moore has become the Director-General of the WTO in controversial circumstances. Who is he? This view comes from a New Zealander, Bill Rosenberg, who researches and writes on foreign investment and New Zealand’s economic relationship ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00143.htm


20: House Resonant With Sincerity As Troops Farewelled

Scoop House Coverage: Snippets of the debate. Jenny Shipley, Helen Clark, Jim Anderton, Ron Mark, Richard Prebble, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Peter Dunne on NZ's East Timor peacekeeping deployment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00158.htm


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