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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: PM Makes Displeasure At TVNZ Very Clear

Today's post cabinet press conference by the Prime Minister Helen Clark was dominated - unsurprisingly - by the escalating war of words between the government and the TVNZ board. Alastair Thompson reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00072.htm


2: Please substantiate --- Penny Webster

I write to ask whether you have any facts to substantiate your very serious allegation that Richard Long and Judy Bailey were being "wheeled out as part of a public relations campaign - just as Paul Holmes was".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00167.htm


3: Scoop Images: You Better Be Old Enough To Look

The following is a promotional still from the new New Zealand "family" film Savage Honeymoon which has just received an R18 rating as a result of the allegedly irresponsible way it deals with alcohol use. The Film Commission and film's makers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00061.htm


4: TVNZ Board Likely To Go

Prime Minister Helen Clark, angry over the John Hawkesby affair, looks set to fire the existing TVNZ board, while broadcasting heavy-weight Paul Holmes has threatened to take his skills across the Tasman, in protest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00071.htm


5: NZFirst Calls For End To TVNZ “Mega” Payouts

The New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, has offered to drive multi-millionaire broadcaster Paul Holmes to the nearest international airport if he goes through with a threat to leave New Zealand for Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00163.htm


6: Questions Of The Day 15 Feb 2000

Today's questions concern: ACC Work Capacity Test - WINZ and Student Loans - Farmers And ACC - TIE Education Scheme - TVNZ Board - Days Of Our Lives - WINZ Inquiry - Student Loans Admin - Women's Refuges ACC Premiums - Power Prices - HFA Redundancies ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00078.htm


7: Personal Statement From Rosanne Meo, Chairman TVNZ

I have decided to resign forthwith from the Chair of TVNZ. It is earlier than my planned date of departure in March, which was announced before Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00050.htm


8: TV3 News

TVNZ Board and Hawkesby (Extended Report) - Lisa Blakie Murder - Americas Cup Defender Selected - Peanuts Creator Dies - General Wiranto Sacked

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0002/S00087.htm


9: [ACT] Roseanne Meo Driven Out --- Richard Prebble

TVNZ chair Roseanne Meo has been forced to resign by an orchestrated programme of vilification and character assassination by Labour Ministers, says ACT Leader Richard Prebble

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00178.htm


10: TV1 News

TVNZ - WINZ Inquiry - Fear of abduction in Lisa Blackie homicide

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0002/S00088.htm


11: The Russian Bear Begins To Growl

If strategic analyst's in the West are not concerned about Russia's new direction, they should be. Vladimir Putin has signalled the West will be a rival rather than a partner. The Russian Bear begins to growl. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00075.htm


12: Stop Crying Crocodile Tears Over Public Television

APPOINTMENT OF NEW TVNZ CHAIR A CHANCE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP CRYING CROCODILE TEARS OVER PUBLIC TELEVISION

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00185.htm


13: Prime Minister's Questions to The TVNZ Board

The following were Prime Minister Helen Clark's questions as read out at yesterday's post cabinet press conference concerning the Hawkesby payout scandal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00076.htm


14: Logging Legal Challenge Gets Ratepayer Mandate

Problems will not go away for the coalition Government over its West Coast indigenous forest policy, with 1518 ratepayers voting to support the Westland District Council's resolution for a challenge over the axing of the harvesting of beech timber. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00077.htm


15: No Sir To No Sir

The Prime Minister is likely to buy a fight, in court if necessary, if Government attempts to change the New Zealand custom of knight's and dame's in the royal honours list. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00069.htm


16: Hypocrisy Personified - Smokers Of The World Unite

I read with astonishment and horror that ALCP have joined the clammer to restrict the tobacco smoker to the outdoors. In other words they have joined the very health nazis they fight for the decriminalization of their own weed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00042.htm


17: Minister Thanks TVNZ Chair

The Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, has thanked the Chair of TVNZ, Roseanne Meo, for her service on the board.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00181.htm


18: Government Announces Detail Of WINZ Inquiry

The Government today released the terms of reference for the Ministerial Review into the Department of Work and Income New Zealand and announced that former State Services Commissioner Don Hunn will conduct the review.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00170.htm


19: SCP HOUSE: Americas Cup Week

The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Bill is the top order of the day in Parliament this week in advance of the launch of the Americas Cup final series this Saturday, and there is still some talk of urgency.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00070.htm


20: Divisive Tactics Sadden Manfed

“It is disappointing that a New Zealand couple should have decided to start their own campaign to encourage New Zealanders to buy locally made products without first giving the Buy New Zealand Made campaign a fair go” says Simon Carlaw Director of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00041.htm


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