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

1: Helen Most Popular Jenny Has “Nice Personality”

Prime Minister Helen Clark will be straining to hold back her trade-mark gloat, two recent polls show voters have continued their honeymoon with her and the Labour Party, conversely while National’s support is holding, the only good thing voters ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00139.htm


2: 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


3: 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


4: Coalition Govt launches its 'jobs machine'

Pre-election commitments of the Alliance and Labour to create jobs through a partnership approach to economic development were set in motion today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00376.htm


5: New European Security Initiative

A new European security policy is being drafted which will set out to prove the EU can act militarily without the US. A large boost in defence spending is expected and UN peacekeepers may no longer be needed. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00140.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: Scoop Images: Christchurch's Chalice Of Renewal

Christchurch City Council is proposing to erect a sculpture of a giant chalice in the Cathedral Square this year as part of the celebrations for the new millennium.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0002/S00009.htm


10: 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


11: A Fresh Approach Is Welcome

“The Manufacturers Federation welcomes the Government’s announcement today on the new Ministry of Economic Development as the first tangible sign of its commitment to rebuilding New Zealand’s productive sector,” said Simon Carlaw, Chief Executive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00100.htm


12: Government Package "Regional Cronyism - ACT

The ghosts of Matai industries and the Development Finance Corporation lurked behind the Deputy Prime Minister today as he unveiled another version of failed central Government funding of regional development.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00379.htm


13: Select Committee's recommendation heralds new era

“The ACC Select Committee’s recommendation to Parliament to pass the Accident Insurance (Transitional Provisions) Bill opens the way for the rebuilding of a new social insurance scheme where injury prevention and the needs of injured people come first,” says ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00373.htm


14: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 29 February

Todays questions for oral answer by Ministers. Paraphrased answers will be posted in the Headlines wire shortly after questions are completed at 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00378.htm


15: 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


16: Perigo Opposes Anderton’s Pork Barrel - Libz

It seems the relevant luminaries have now returned from their study tour of North Korea to parade a glossy new ‘jobs machine’ to be presided over by none other than Industries Commissar Jim Neanderton. Reflects former Libertarianz leader Lindsay ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00101.htm


17: 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


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: Telecom’s Jeff White Heads Home After 7 Years

Telecom Chief Executive Theresa Gattung today advised that Chief Financial Officer Jeff White was leaving Telecom for family reasons at the end of March to head back to the United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00163.htm


20: After all the promises we’re none the wiser - Nats

The economic development policy announcement today will be a real disappointment to provincial and rural New Zealand. We don’t know any more than we knew five months ago,” Opposition Economic Development spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00383.htm


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