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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: TV1/Colmar Brunton Poll

The latest poll shows Labour down four points to 40, National steady on 38, the Alliance up one to seven points, Act up two to seven and New Zealand First up two to four percent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00045.htm


2: The Republican Debate Just Got Hotter

The republic referendum debate has taken two major turns already this week. Scoop's Sydney correspondent Simon Orme looks at this weeks developments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00046.htm


3: Eclipse On The Net

The sun's last total eclipse of the century will be visible (weather willing) by around two billion people in Europe and the Middle East, but the audience world-wide will be multiplied by a plethora of web-cams.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00047.htm


4: Shipley shoots the messenger

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that the Prime Minister would be well advised to listen to and respect the views of the Bishop of Christchurch rather than slap him down publicly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00164.htm


5: Secretary of Commerce to APEC Business Conference

Paul Carpinter, Secretary of Commerce, gave a speech today to the APEC Business Conference in Rotorua, on how New Zealand's experience with CER (Closer Economic Relations) could provide a model framework for the operation of APEC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00040.htm


6: No Welfare Payments To Rock Stars - Libertarianz

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today attacked government plans to underwrite a musical concert in Gisborne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00021.htm


7: The Inside Scoop On The Lord Of The Rings

Scoop has struck up a content partnership with a US based Lord of The Rings - http://theonering.net - website. Today we bring a report with an extract from a interview with Billy Boyd who has recently been confirmed for the role of Froddo's young friend Pippen

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00042.htm


8: Clinton Makes His Move On The Internet

John Howard reports that it was a long time coming, but Bill Clinton has finally made his move over "unlawful conduct" on the Internet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00056.htm


9: Rankin spends $25,000 on self-promotional videos

The Alliance has revealed that the CEO of WINZ has spent $25,000 making videos of herself at the taxpayers expense.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00187.htm


10: WINZ in top ten tv ad spenders

Labour is demanding to know why Work and Income NZ is in the top rank of corporate spenders on television advertising when it is a public service organisation with no competitors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00160.htm


11: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Shooting - Watson - Concert - IBM - Manslaughter - Pakistani Plane Downed - Med Council - National Campaign - Fibre Fire - Lab Strike

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00068.htm


12: NZ Green MP And Monsanto Face-To-Face On Aus. TV

The genetic engineering issue is about to take off in Australia tomorrow, with New Zealand Green Party MP Jeanette Fitzsimons face-to-face with Monsanto's Brian Arnst in a one hour live television broadcast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00186.htm


13: AUS: Search to find Endeavour's resting place

The Commonwealth Government is backing an underwater search aiming to formally identify the last resting place of one of the most important ships in Australia's history.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AU9908/S00061.htm


14: Capill Angry At "Inaccurate, Unprofessional" Poll

The latest Herald Digi poll released yesterday has been described by Party Leader Graham Capill as 'inaccurate, unprofessional and misleading'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00019.htm


15: Government Looks At New Millennium Concert

The Government is considering ways to guarantee a new centrepiece for Gisborne's Millennium celebrations with a free dawn concert on the beach featuring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra being one option that could be considered.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00175.htm


16: Investing In Social Capital A Christian Imperative

An address by The Rt Revd Dr David Coles, Bishop of Christchurch at Christchurch Cathedral at 10.00am on Saturday 7 August 1999.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00059.htm


17: INCIS Soap Opera Looks Destined To Head To Court

The INCIS soap opera's latest twist yesterday was an unexpected one with IBM calling it a day. Now all parties are crying havoc and have let slip the dogs of legal action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00040.htm


18: Greens Protest Native Logging And Woodchip Exports

"Jobs not Chips" is the message on the large banner Green Party members will hold up in the grounds of parliament from 10.30am today in opposition to the Forest Amendment Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00177.htm


19: Changes Good For Consumers - Bradford

Changes announced today to the Commerce Act will be good for consumers, says Enterprise Minister Max Bradford. In this package of releases and question and answer papers, Bradford gives a full run-down of the changes, why they were made and what they are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00139.htm


20: Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00067.htm

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