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Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...

1: Small Parties Benefit From Poor Govt. Polling

The latest Herald Digipoll published today shows more worries for the government and a swing towards smaller parties rather than the big two.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00035.htm


2: 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


3: NEWSFLASH: IBM Pulls Plug On INCIS

A spokesman for IBM Asia Pacific talking to media out of Tokyo has announced that IBM is going to cease development of the delay plagued INCIS, $130 million plus, police computer project.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00037.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: 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


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: WINZ 'success' a government fantasy

Registered unemployment figures and benefit forecasts show the government's claims of WINZ' success are pure fantasy, says Labour social welfare spokesman Steve Maharey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00124.htm


9: Triple Killing in Manukau

The bodies of two children and one woman have been found in a suburban house in Totara Heights, Manukau City.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00036.htm


10: Hawkins demands full inquiry into Incis

Labour police spokesperson George Hawkins said today that a full Commission of Inquiry was required to investigate the Incis police computer system following IBM's withdrawal from the project.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00140.htm


11: 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


12: Greens Surge In Latest Poll

The Green Party has polled 2.5 per cent in the latest Herald digipoll, putting the party ahead of New Zealand First,

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00128.htm


13: Creech, Elias Appointed To Privy Council

"An announcement has been made by the Office of the British Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, London, that The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve that:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00049.htm


14: 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


15: Big Bang Machine Could Destroy Earth

John Howard reports on a breaking news story that new experiments in the US could destroy the Earth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC9907/S00010.htm


16: Alarm bells in economic data

"The continued weakness in New Zealand's external accounts underlines the need for a coherent and determined export strategy, Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00130.htm


17: Jeanette Wants To Debate G-E Milk And Cows

The Green Party today asked the Dairy Board for a public debate on board plans to spend $150 million over five years on biotechnology, including genetically engineering cows.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00125.htm


18: 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


19: A Nightmare Masquerading As Vision

Today in New Zealand Politics everyone is talking about vision. No one seems to know what that is but apparently it is an attachment that every politician should have but does not

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00131.htm


20: IRD Admit They Have Got It Wrong - Again

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that it was appalling that IRD had to admit that it had got it wrong again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00129.htm

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