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Scoop Ratings - New Media And Winz Top List

Scoop's top 20 rating stories as of 2.50pm were a mixed bunch....

1: The New Media Revolution

There is a new media revolution under way. You may not notice it if you are still getting the bulk of your information from Richard or Judy or Carol and John - or even the daily newspapers. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00072.htm


2: WINZ Conferences Continue

In the same week as WINZ chief executive Christine Rankin was reprimanded for extravagance, WINZ staff were "living it up" at a three day conference in a Wellington Hotel, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00325.htm


3: Bleakly Sexist Future for Tertiary Women

The Government's "Bright Futures" package is sexist and will do nothing to improve the situation for women students, say women student representatives and the New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00062.htm


4: Labour and Hager Conspired Against Coasters

"There is clear evidence of collusion between the Labour Party and Nicky Hagar in the publication 'Secrets and Lies'," says SOE Minister Tony Ryall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00322.htm


5: WINZ Pays $240,000 For Empty Offices

Associate Minister of WINZ Peter McCardle has revealed that WINZ paid almost $250,000 for empty offices since WINZ was formed last October.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00324.htm


6: What's today's version, Prime Minister?

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that the Prime Minister's constantly shifting stance on her involvement, and the involvement of her staff, with Timberlands and its public relations company comes as no surprise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00323.htm


7: Bill Birch Answers Dominion INCIS Questions

In answer to questions received this afternoon from the Dominion, Finance Minister Sir William Birch said tonight:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00328.htm


8: Christian Heritage Support Feminist Lobby

Christian Heritage Party candidate, Chris Salt, says the party supports efforts by feminist lobby groups to have the objectionable Rock FM billboards removed. "They are offensive to both men and women," says Mr Salt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00060.htm


9: Shandwick Apologise To New Zealand - NFA

Shandwick, Timberlands' Wellington public relations company, should apologise to New Zealand for all the secretive manipulation it has done for Timberlands, said Native Forest Action spokesperson, Dean Baigent-Mercer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00049.htm


10: Winston Peters Gay Bashing

ACT Leader Richard Prebble says he's received disturbing reports that Winston Peters is gay bashing, particularly when addressing elderly audiences.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00319.htm


11: Read 'Secrets And Lies' Before Talking About it

Native Forest Action has today challenged people speaking in the media about Secrets and Lies to read the book before opening their mouths.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00063.htm


12: Telecom Launches New Payphone Network

The first of Telecom's 6,500 new Payphones are being installed today, offering customers technologically advanced, easy-to-use phones with a variety of payment options.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00076.htm


13: Brash's position becoming untenable

Alliance leader Jim Anderton says the Governor of the Reserve Bank is becoming so politically partisan, his position at the head of the bank is becoming untenable.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00326.htm


14: Cannabis Out Of Closet, But Don't Hold Your Breath

Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at why we are unlikely to see the urgent issues associated with skyrocketing cannabis use addressed in the near future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00069.htm


15: Abortion/Breast Cancer Link Disputed

Women's Health Action executive director, Sandra Coney, today disputed the claim of a visiting doctor, Dr Joel Brind, that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00101.htm


16: Brain Drain Bribery

"The 'Five Steps' package trumpeted today by the government is another case of politicians trying to bribe us with our own money," says Libertarianz Spokesman Peter Cresswell. "Expect to see Ministers posing for photos with scientists ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00051.htm


17: National Radio Midday Bulletin

CYPFA - Quake - Bombed - Labour - Blood - Trial - Dogs - Lighters - Safety Scheme - Trial - Tattoo

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00126.htm


18: Speech to Bright Future Launch, Avalon, 18 August

The Bright Future programme is one of the ways the Government will contribute to building a stronger, more diversified economy in the future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00297.htm


19: Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00120.htm


20: To Those Who Have It Shall Be Given

The APSU Student Union is not impressed with the "5 Steps" announced today by National.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00052.htm

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