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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are....

1: Rankin: John Hawkesby: World Famous in New Zealand

By what criteria does television pay its newsreaders? One criterion is star quality. Stars are persons who - by dint of their personalities, talents and profiles - can generate revenues for their employers sufficient to justify huge fees or salary packages. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00015.htm


2: Cyber-smearing Outlawed In Californian Decision

In what is believed to be a world first, a California judge has granted a restraining order in a cyber-smearing case which could have a major impact on this practice on the Internet. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00019.htm


3: HARD NEWS 3/2/00 - Eh oh! Tellytrubbies!

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and now is the summer of our discontent. No, it's not that we're really feeling dark in out hearts - give or take a Titewhai or two, we seem fairly happy in ourselves. But - as the organic butcher said to me yesterday - what ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00024.htm


4: A well-meaning step backwards for conservation?

The resignation of a top Timberlands West Coast manager yesterday after the Prime Minister's call for him to be sacked has rocketted the issue into the public consciousness again. Next week (Wednesday) court action will start against the government for breach ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0002/S00004.htm


5: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths

The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00027.htm


6: Developments In Austria Concern Goff

Foreign Minister Phil Goff raised concerns about developments in Austria during a call by Austrian Ambassador Otmar Koler this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00041.htm


7: Scoop Images: Wellington’s Civic Revolution

A meeting held last night by Waterfront Watch in the Old Town Hall to oppose the council’s plans for the Wellington Waterfront was attended by an unusually large crowd. The hall quickly filled to capacity and again – as happened last Thursday ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00006.htm


8: UN Bills Not Paid

Scoop's UN sources say only 43 of the 188 member states had paid their bills to the UN in full for 2000 by the 31 January deadline. 45 have lost their voting rights in the General Assembly. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00016.htm


9: "Screwdriver" Gang Busted

Three men that made up the notorious “screw-driver” gang along were caught by police last night after a short chase by police cars in the Auckland Suburb of Mt Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00021.htm


10: Scoop Images: Mark Burton’s Postcards From Timor

More pictures from East Timor courtesy of the New Zealand Defence Force. This time of Defence Minister Mark Burton during his visit - which is still underway. MPs accompanying him are also pictured. Photos LAC Nancy Cox.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00017.htm


11: Union Delighted At Maharey Move To Axe Ideologues

Today's move by Social Services Minister Hon Steve Maharey to axe the external WINZ Advisory Board has been welcomed by UNITE!, the community based union representing unemployed, casual and low paid workers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00010.htm


12: Maharey Ruins Job Opportunities

Minster of Social Services and Employment Steve Maharey has crippled the ability of WINZ to provide adequate job opportunities, says ACT employment spokesman Dr Muriel Newman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00042.htm


13: Electricity Inquiry Misses Important Point - Green

Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today the inquiry into the electricity industry had missed an important point about the need to reform energy use in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00036.htm


14: Bogus Jeanette Fitsimmons PR Attacking Scientists

Ms Fitsimmons and the Green party of New Zealand are happy to know that we will now be able to force through new legislation in Parliment that will exile all Scientists to a small uninhabited island in the Pacific following the Montreal commisson findings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00007.htm


15: Accident Insurance Bill Stops Overseas Takeovers

“The Accident Insurance (Transitional Provisions) Bill is a small bill with big implications”, Trade Union Federation President Maxine Gay told the special select committee considering the Bill today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00012.htm


16: Household Labour Force Survey - December Q 1999

Employment rose by 1.4% qoq in the December quarter, following a moderate increase of 0.3% during Q3.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00024.htm


17: HARD NEWS: Imagining the Era of Inclusion

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it's just over 10 years since the Berlin Wall was opened, effectively ending the partition not only of the German capital, but of Europe itself; and just short of 10 years since Nelson Mandela was released from internment, setting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00113.htm


18: Louie Vuitton Cup Preview Race 7

After yesterday’s postponement both teams are still tied having won three races each. The Louis Vuitton Cup Finals are thrilling and uncharacteristic. The first team to win five races will become the Challengers for the America’s Cup Match. That means ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00028.htm


19: Conservation Assessment of Timberlands

Sandra Lee, Minister of Conservation, and Pete Hodgson, Minister Responsible for Timberlands West Coast, today released a Department of Conservation assessment of Timberlands' native forests that ranks more than 90% as being of high or medium conservation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00044.htm


20: Opinion: Labour’s Harvest of West Coast

The Labour-Alliance Coalition Government are being urged by West Coaster's to come clean over the inconsistencies in their policies. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00022.htm

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