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Scoop Ratings - Weekend Top 20

Scoop's top 20 rating items at the weekend were...

1: Five Steps Ahead Policy Launch

The Government's Five Steps Ahead programme will be launched simultaneously in five centres on August 18, Enterprise and Commerce Minister Max Bradford announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00122.htm


2: Death Penalty For Samoan Assassin

A 34 year old Samoan man has been sentenced to death today after pleading guilty to the murder of Public Works Minister Luagalau Levaula Kamu.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00031.htm


3: SCP Ratings: The Week's Top 20 Scoops

The top rating items for the week ending August 6 on the Scoop Website were…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00036.htm


4: The Sporting Scoop - Rugby And Cricket

From Pretoria to Old Trafford, a look at some of the weekend's sporting action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00033.htm


5: Tough Drug Laws 'No Deterrent'

Tough anti-cannabis laws fail to deter most offenders from using the drug again and can often have serious long-term social costs, including relationship breakdowns and loss of employment, a study has found.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00048.htm


6: Soapbox: The Cancer Of Ideas

Matthew Thomas finds that the evolutionary theory of memes, or `viruses of the mind', can be used to explain recent media coverage of cancer treatments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00032.htm


7: Speech: Shanghai Nation Relief Foundation Dinner

It is a great privilege and an honour for me to be here tonight to address you and to further develop the excellent relations that exist between the People's Republic of China and New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00106.htm


8: Students See Debt As Key Election Issue

Students from the seven Tertiary Institutes in Christchurch and Otago gathered yesterday to form DEBTiE - Determined to Elect Better Tertiary Education. DEBTiE aims to campaign in the lead up to the General Election against the oppressive tertiary policies which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9908/S00002.htm


9: Delamere Sucks Up To Tyrants

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath says his stomach churned as he read the speech given by John Delamare in China last night. "I am disgusted to find a representative of our semi-free country offering moral support to the bloodthirsty ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00012.htm


10: Greens ask board which genes added to cows

The Dairy Board must give more public detail of its big shift towards genetic engineering, including whether human genes are to be added to cows, Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00010.htm


11: Kevin Roberts: Take Tonga to the world

I love the idea of the Kingdom of Tonga. A unique, proud and independent nation, the only Monarchy left in the Pacific. It has never been colonised. It is bound together by an inspiring Christian faith and a strong church. And it produces incredible rugby ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00022.htm


12: The Sporting Scoop: Brits Hope For Rain

Ian Little, an unrepentant British sports fan, reports on the second day of the third test with G and T in hand and the TV turned on.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00029.htm


13: Censor Censured Over R-16 For South Park

"It this is Bill Hastings's image of New Zealand the way he wants it, he can get himself another job. New Zealanders are not interested in promoting the pornographic perversity and incessant obscenities and blasphemies contained, in what must be, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00003.htm


14: Knife Wielding Man Seriously Injured

A knife wielding man shot by Police in Greenhithe near Auckland is in a serious condition at North Shore Hospital.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00032.htm


15: Scoop Today - Top 20

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00026.htm


16: Improving Young Men's Sexual Health

"The Ministry of Youth Affairs will investigate publicising child support payment obligations as a way to make young men sit up and take notice of the safe sex message", Youth Affairs Minister, Tony Ryall, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00096.htm


17: Tax Debate Puts Middle NZ On Horns Of Dilemma

Struggling middle income New Zealanders are genuinely scared a Labour/Alliance government will raise their taxes, says United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00112.htm


18: Wool Industry On The Up

New Zealand's wool industry will better understand the value-adding chain, extending from the sheep to the consumer, if the aims of a new Wool Research Organisation project are achieved.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC9908/S00006.htm


19: Reject The Reptiles, Says Libertarianz Deputy

Confidence in democratic government has crashed, according to ongoing research by the New Zealand Study of Values. "The electorate is beginning to awaken," said Libertarianz Deputy Leader Dr Richard McGrath yesterday." They are beginning ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00009.htm


20: Irradiation - Is it Safe And Do We Need It?

Scoop's Jonathan Hill takes a look at the pros and cons of the decision to allow irradiated foods into New Zealand and asks what it means for our nuclear-free stance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00027.htm

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