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


1: Keith Rankin: Exit, Voice and Men

The recent news has been dominated by the trials and tribulations of three men: Mark Todd, Dover Samuels, John Tamihere. And by two two-year old Maori girls who were beaten to death or near-death in family environments characterised by the absence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00012.htm


2: Attorney General’s Whispers Caught On Tape

The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has accused the Attorney General of colluding with the Serious Fraud Officer Director at a Select Committee hearing this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00080.htm


3: Letter From Elsewhere: A Proper Envy

On 2 August the Dominion ran a front page item about top executive salaries. I had to read it twice before I could take in what it was saying. ANZ Bank research shows that executive pay has little or nothing to do with performance. The companies with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00013.htm


4: Scoop Images: Mates Again!

Rodney Hide and Winston Peters appear to be getting on just fine in the Debating Chamber during question time yesterday. Images from Mark Graham IMAGE TIME .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00008.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –3 August

Today's Questions concern: Queen Mother’s Birthday Today! - Tax Changes - Health Reforms And Maori – East Timor and Indonesia – Mark Todd – National Testing for 9-year-olds – Fridge Magnets – WTO Lamb Dispute With US – Maori Fisheries Commission – Singapore ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00016.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 2 August

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of:Health Reforms – Toxic Waste – ERB and The Dominion – Tax Changes – PM on the ERB – NZ’s Own Nazi Nail Bomber - .Timberlands Award – West Coast 1080 Drops – School Buses - Public Sector Training – Singapore ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00007.htm


7: Let's stick to the facts

Labour Minister Margaret Wilson said today that a communications campaign was being mounted to inform directly small and medium sized businesses about the government's new employment relations legislation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00057.htm


8: Howard’s End: Rural Areas & Third World Health

Excuse Me! Are we are third world country or what? It's been revealed in Greymouth today that a bleeding pregnant patient had to wait 38 hours for a scan. An angry John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00014.htm


9: Unemployment Rate at 6.1 Per Cent

The June 2000 quarter seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.1 per cent according to Statistics New Zealand's Household Labour Force Survey, the official measure of unemployment. This compares with 6.4 per cent in the previous March quarter and 7.0 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00023.htm


10: Employers To Face Government’s Industrial Gestapo

The new ‘Industrial Gestapo’ will enforce laws issued more arbitrarily than those that lost King Charles his head, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00070.htm


11: We have lift-off

That's how Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton is describing new figures this morning showing unemployment falling, business confidence rising and a huge leap in profits at Carter Holt Harvey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00074.htm


12: On The Right: George Speight's Demise Cheers

A couple of weeks ago, that Helen Clark threatened to resign if her boy Parekura Horomia wasn't promoted to Cabinet. Unfortunately Labour didn't take the opportunity presented, and Horomia was duly elected.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00018.htm


13: Can RBA Survive the ERB?

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that the union attack on Reserve Bank governor Don Brash raised questions whether the Reserve Bank Act could survive the operation of the Employment Relations Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00060.htm


14: “Back off, Mr Anderton”, say Mild Greens

Christchurch drug law reformers are angry that Deputy PM Jim Anderton has dragged up a late challenge to Mark Todd over alleged cocaine use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00020.htm


15: WOLF Create An Anti-Gravity Environment At Bodega

It’s Alright To Rock And Roll!!!! WOLF Creates An Anti-Gravity Environment At Bar Bodega!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0008/S00002.htm


16: Board Appointments To TVNZ & NZ On Air

Five appointments to broadcasting boards have been announced by the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs. Three are to TVNZ and two are to New Zealand on Air.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00052.htm


17: Protesters Disrupt City but Not GOP Gathering

PHILADELPHIA--Making good on a promise to bring chaos to the host city of the Republican National Convention, 2,000 protesters fanned out across downtown Tuesday, shutting down major intersections as delegates sought to travel from their hotels to the convention's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00013.htm


18: Clouds over business confidence start to lift

The northern Employers & Manufacturers Association's monthly survey of business conditions shows the clouds over investor confidence could be starting to clear with stronger export sales reported, and rising domestic turnover.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00021.htm


19: More than a spike on the inflation horizon?

RBNZ Governor Brash confirmed in a speech today that inflation is likely to head higher over the second half of this year. We expect the 3% mark to be reached by December. That outcome is a function of high oil and other commodity prices, a significant ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00013.htm


20: Government Rips Off ‘Primary School’ Fundraiser

The Government should stop wasting taxpayer money on magnets and pamphlets to explain the Employment Relations Bill and front up to the public like ACT has done,” said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble. The government announced it is distributing around ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00056.htm

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