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Scoop Ratings – Last Week’s Top 20

The Top 20 rating stories over the past week on Scoop were…

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: Soapbox: Zen And The Art Of Computer Projects

In the aftermath of the failure of the Police's Incis computer project, Matthew Thomas points out that it would actually have been a miracle if the project had succeeded.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00060.htm


3: Timberlands Book Makes Worries For Government

A book launched today using a package of documents from Timberlands’ West Coast’s public relations company may prove damaging to the government, especially the Prime Minister.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00065.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: National too cowardly to stand by its own smears

Advertisements attacking the Alliance and Labour in Sunday newspapers are paid for by the National Party, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00252.htm


7: 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


8: Kevin Roberts Speech: Nine Muses

I delivered it in Manila. What an amazing experience to be in the Philippines! Typhoons and the 50th anniversary of Ace Saatchi & Saatchi. The Philippines business community were an optimistic and receptive audience for the speech, and the media were buzzing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00064.htm


9: 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


10: The Week Ahead: Policy Galore And An MPS

The season of electioneering is now well and truly upon us. A report from Scoop's Jonathan Hill and Alastair Thompson surveys the week ahead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00063.htm


11: 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


12: What Makes Parliament Tick? - Speaker

Since I was elected in 1978, Parliament has been evolving rapidly. At that time it was very much under the control of the Minister in charge of the Legislative Department, usually the Prime Minister. So much so that one of my predecessors had to go to the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00286.htm


13: Column: Babies' Blood Row Raises Big Brother Fears

In the Auckland High Court last week it was revealed that since 1969 heel-prick blood samples have been taken at birth from all babies and stored without informed consent. John Howard speculates on a hypothetical example of just what identification ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00062.htm


14: 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


15: Poll Shows Fitzsimons Ahead In Coromandel

A poll of the Coromandel electorate, a seat held at present by National MP Murray McLean, shows Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons ahead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00271.htm


16: Jenny Shipley Behind SOE's Political Lobbying

Prime Minister Jenny Shipley needs to explain why she and staff in her office supported and assisted Timberlands’ politically-motivated multi-million dollar anti-environmental PR campaign but in response to a question in Parliament in July denied there had ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00037.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: Crown Issues Legal Proceedings Against IBM

The Crown issued legal proceedings today against IBM NZ and IBM Corporation in relation to the INCIS contract, Finance Minister Sir William Birch announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00279.htm


20: “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


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