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Scoop Ratings – Rankin File And Bad Weather Top

The Top 20 rating items on Scoop today were…

1: Rankin's Thursday Column Whither the Bourgeoisie?

We frequently hear these days about the plight of the middle class, or the middle classes. But who are the middle classes? Are they simply those people (or households?) who earn between the median income and the 90th or 95th percentile? Can we really ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00075.htm


2: Weather Workshop: 5 day forecast for NZ

The long range forecast from Weather Workshop for all of New Zealand to midnight Tuesday:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WX9908/S00130.htm


3: The Mystery Ketch Theory Is Not Dead Yet

Scoop's Fraser Rolfe attends a days proceedings at the Scott Watson trial and finds the defence is still pushing the "mystery ketch" theory.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00076.htm


4: 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


5: The Taliban's War On Women

The government of Afghanistan is waging a war upon women. The situation is getting so bad that one person in an editorial of the Times compared the treatment of women there to the treatment of Jews in pre-Holocaust Poland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00105.htm


6: Winebox Decision Victory For New Zealand Taxpayers

The Winebox decision announced in the High Court in Auckland today represents a victory for all New Zealand taxpayers, said the New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00355.htm


7: The Winebox - Who's Responsible? - Peters

But – as we now know – key elements of the two old parties in Parliament didn’t want an inquiry and had everything at their disposal to stop it, including the support of some elitist members of the business world and significant elements of the media, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00353.htm


8: NFA Protest at Civil Aviation Authority

This morning Native Forest Action campaigners are protesting outside the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Lower Hutt, to draw attention to questionable connections between the CAA, Timberlands and its PR company Shandwick over a case in which a Native Forest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00106.htm


9: Winebox Speech From Ron Mark MP

It is a very significant day, not only because we have among us the Leader of New Zealand First, the Right Honourable Winston Peters, but also because the High court in Auckland will soon release its findings into what is commonly referred to as the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00350.htm


10: Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00133.htm


11: “Who The Hell Is NZUSA?”

“Who the hell is NZUSA to criticise the Government’s new Bright Future programme?” is the response from Victoria University Young Nationals spokesman Philip Rennie to NZUSA’s bizarre criticisms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00066.htm


12: Formal complaint about Timberlands PR campaign

FORMAL COMPLAINT TO BE MADE TO PUBLIC RELATIONS INSTITUTE OVER TIMBERLANDS' PR CAMPAIGN ON FRIDAY MORNING

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00083.htm


13: Fitzsimons not in Coromandel race

“I agree with Ms Fitzsimons. The fight for the Coromandel seat is going to be a two-way race, but it involves the Labour candidate and myself, not her,” said Coromandel MP Murray McLean today

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00345.htm


14: Lord Of The Rings: Hawke, Thurman In, Winslet Out

Hollywood couple Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke are tipped to be part of the Lord of The Rings when filming begins on October 11.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00131.htm


15: G.E. Protest calls on Nestle to go G.E. Free

Monarch butterflies cavorted while individuals clad in biohazard suits carried products such as Milo, Milky Bar and Kit Kat, said by Nestle to possibly contain G.E. ingredients.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00084.htm


16: NZ Magazine industry bounces back

New Zealand magazines are again in big demand on the country's newsstands. New circulation figures out today reveal kiwis are reading more magazines, and showing a stronger interest in local rather than imported titles.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00085.htm


17: Jeanette Calls On Mclean To Release His Own 'Polls

Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today called on National MP Murray McLean to "come clean" and release the survey results he claims to have for the Coromandel electorate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00331.htm


18: ALCP A Political Sideshow?

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party respond to comments in Jonathan Hill's column yesterday that the ALCP have little credibility and are a political sideshow. Here Adria Picot documents some policies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00073.htm


19: Te Puna Launches New Era For National Library

Education Minister Nick Smith today launched Te Puna, the National Library's new on-line information access system and announced that he had approved the National Library's restructuring plan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00337.htm


20: 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


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