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

1: Nats Losing Support to Labour, NZ First, Greens

The tide continues to turn against the National Party. Their Bright Future announcement has failed to translate into votes while the Winebox victory of Winston Peters immediately puts New Zealand First right back in the picture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00085.htm


2: Student Loan Changes Widely Misunderstood

Government changes to the student loan scheme announced in November last year - and then again last week - are perhaps one of the most poorly communicated government announcements in recent times. Scoop's Jonathan Hill reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00088.htm


3: No Prime Minister: The Buck Stops With You

Prime Minister Jenny Shipley's frustration at evidence of a worsening health status for south Auckland children is a mere red herring, a smoke-screen designed to cloud the Government's role in this order of social shame.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00114.htm


4: The Week Ahead: Secrets, Lies, Liquor, Prod Boards

Scoop is anticipating a big week in Parliament this week with mounting pressure on the government and particularly the Prime Minister, as the opposition mounts an offensive on the Secrets and Lies revelations made by Nicky Hager last week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00081.htm


5: Police Say On Your Way To Sex Workers

Police are cracking down on Auckland's homeless, street-kids, and sex workers in the run up to the APEC leader's summit meetings next month.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00117.htm


6: Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 24 August 1999

Todays questions for oral answer..

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00396.htm


7: Bleak Day For Rainforest Conservation

Conservationists have today condemned the Government's decision to begin a major beech logging programme in 100,000 hectares of publicly owned West Coast lowland rainforest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00078.htm


8: New Zealand - World Peace Capital

If Sino - US diplomatic efforts are successful, next month's APEC conference in Auckland could see New Zealand become the new peace capital of the world, establishing an entirely new industry in the process. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00087.htm


9: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Virus - Timberlands - Banks - Quake - Winebox - Degrees of Murder - Y2K - Unions And APEC - Cricket

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00156.htm


10: Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00154.htm


11: Diana's Death - Unanswered Questions Remain

John Howard reports that on the second anniversary of Princess Diana's death there remain a number of unanswered questions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00080.htm


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00184.htm


13: Peters' nuclear "sell-out" claim inaccurate

Winston Peters' claim last week that the Government is giving North Korea $4 million to build nuclear reactors is wildly inaccurate in every respect, Finance Minister Sir William Birch said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00390.htm


14: Beech Scheme Think Big Disaster Of New Millennium

The Green Party has slammed the National Government's decision to proceed with a massive beech forest logging scheme on the West Coast just prior to the election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00397.htm


15: The Sporting Scoop: NZ Win Cricket Series

An unabashed supporter of British sport reports on a historic victory for NZ cricket and an ignominious defeat for England

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00079.htm


16: Why New Zealand is so violent

New Zealand will keep its place as the most violent country in the developed world after South Africa until we get full employment, a victim-centred justice system and a vastly improved mental health system, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00367.htm


17: Birch Not Fit To Be Revenue Minister - Peters

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, today said that Revenue Minister Sir William Birch either does not understand the law or he has contempt for the law. Either way Mr Birch is not fit to be Minister of Revenue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00380.htm


18: Abundant Support For Cosgrove Candidacy

"The selection of Clayton Cosgrove as Labour's candidate for the Waimakariri Electorate has been welcomed by Labour activists throughout the country," said Labour's Manurewa Electorate campaign manager Daniel Newman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00076.htm


19: Green Contract Claims 'Arrant Nonsense'

"The Green Party's 'fortress New Zealand mentality', distortion of the truth and ignorance of commercial reality should be a warning to the public," Defence Minister Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00379.htm


20: The Dominion

ATM Wars - Watson - Clinton Escort - Quake - Tourist Found - 'Dead' Woman - NZ First - Shipley

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00155.htm

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