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

1: How To Anger Rivals And Give Them Publicity

The Australian author of the best-selling book "How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People" is facing legal action from Dale Carnegie, author of "How to Win Friends And Influence People". Alastair Thompson reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00135.htm


2: On the Right: A Guide to New Zealand Politics

“Political language – and with variations this is true of all political parties – is designed to make lies sound truthful… and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00094.htm


3: On The Left - Does Knowledge Matter?

I am an unlikely fan of Simon Upton. He's a man who has made many, many enemies on the left. While I don't agree with him, he is intelligent and his ideological positions are well thought out and reasoned (unlike those of many of his colleagues). However, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00095.htm


4: Another Hollywood Flop

A fancy party aiming to promote Wellington as a film destination in Los Angeles fell flat when it ended up entertaining only Hollywood small-fry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00137.htm


5: National Radio Midday News Bulletin

Gang Intimidation - Pay For Dole - African Floods - No Split - Venison Abortion - GE Conference - Motua Celebrations - Two Bodies - WINZ Problems - War Crimes - Woman’s Death - Cup Village - Nato China Force - Argentine Ant

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0002/S00161.htm


6: McCarthy Era 2000

The weekend bombshell that British and American spy agencies have eavesdropped on world leaders, including politicians, is reminiscent of the 1950's FBI witch-hunt over alleged communist infiltration of the US government. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00136.htm


7: Valedictory Statement - Don Mckinnon

VALEDICTORY STATEMENT Rt Hon. DON McKINNON (NZ National): Thank you very much. This is but a temporary relocation to the front bench. First Mr Speaker, I congratulate you on being appointed to that office. I know you will do an excellent job as the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00361.htm


8: 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


9: Scoop Opinion: What’s in an F16 deal?

In regard to the debate on defence procurement, we are at a crucial point-of-choice as a nation. A point in history where we reflect on the past and step into our future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00133.htm


10: Scoop Images: Castles & Tents In A Quarry

Scoop’s anonymous Hobbit photographer has been busy again snapping away at Lord of The Rings sets, this time at the most photographed set of them all, the Haywards Hill (Dry Creek) quarry. Filming at the site is now fully underway with scenes of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00081.htm


11: Web Site Aims to Help Technology Skills Shortage

A web-site aimed at New Zealand’s technology industries is trying to solve a critical shortage of skilled technologists that is hampering this country’s drive towards a knowledge economy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00159.htm


12: HARD NEWS 11/2/00 - Soft Soap and Low Drama

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... if we needed a reminder that Parliament is a different place than it used to be, it came in some of the new MPs' maiden speeches this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00064.htm


13: Stand off in Mayor’s Office Continues

Last night Adrian Chisholm continued to battle Big Brother (or in this case Big Sister) – sleeping overnight in Christine Fletcher’s office while the stand off between them simmered.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00089.htm


14: Sheep Numbers Continue to Decline - Stats NZ

According to Statistics New Zealand's latest Agricultural Production Survey the estimated national sheep population is 45.2 million as at 30 June 1999.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00161.htm


15: Weekly news from the Select Committee Office

Committee meetings There were 18 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex, and one site visit by the Officers of Parliament Committee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00354.htm


16: More Alcohol, Fewer Cigarettes - Statistics NZ

Statistics New Zealand figures released today show the volume of alcoholic beverage available for consumption in the December 1999 year was 2.0 per cent higher than in the December 1998 year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00154.htm


17: Bill to block child pornography loophole

National MP Anne Tolley today lodged a Private Members Bill that will ban child pornography in any Films, Videos or Publications in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00357.htm


18: Trans-Tasman Must be Retained - National

Prime Minister Helen Clark must give New Zealanders an assurance she will fight to retain hard fought-for travel rights for New Zealanders to Australia, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00366.htm


19: Home invasion victims thank the public

The young Chinese couple at the centre of a recent home invasion case has spoken out about their ordeal for the first time through National List MP Pansy Wong.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00362.htm


20: Scoop Editorial: A Principled Government At Last

Kofi Annan's comments yesterday that the purchase of 28 F16s would not, in his view, assist greatly in NZ's ability to participate in peacekeeping are timely and apposite.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00131.htm


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