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Scoop Ratings – Yesterday’s Top 20

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

1: Rankin Column: Free Trade and Economic Correctness

Last week Reserve Bank governor Don Brash was reported (Herald, 20 August) as having chastised his fellow economists for not having done more to convince the public that free trade is always the best policy for any nation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00104.htm


2: Questions Of The Day (7-13)

Employment Contracts ACT (much disorder) - Nutrition Survey And Poverty - Agriculture Research - Ascot Hospital - Auckland Mayors - Violent Crime - Wanganui Prison Escape

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00110.htm


3: Organic Beer Sales Grow - Greenies May Be Right

UK supermarkets say demand for organic beer made from organically grown New Zealand hops has grown amid deepening public concern over food safety and the environmental impact of modern farming. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00105.htm


4: Scoop Feature: The fight for the Coromandel

The seat of Coromandel, currently held by National MP Murray McLean but fiercely contested by Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons, promises to be one of the most interesting and potentially significant seats of the looming general election. Jonathan Hill ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00107.htm


5: Don't Turn us into Irish Component Assemblers

Bank managers and receivers hear the same story every day: businesses never go under through bad management. They fail because of the competition from cheap imports, or the exchange rate, or lack of subsidies. Not long ago, it was the exchange rate. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00098.htm


6: Review Of Public Sector IT Projects

A detailed review of public sector Information Technology (IT) projects and how they compare with other jurisdictions was announced by Associate Minister of State Services Maurice Williamson today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00442.htm


7: Scoop Ratings – Yesterday’s Top 20

The Top 20 rating items on the Scoop site yesterday were…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00170.htm


8: Cullen suspended from the House

Dr Michael Cullen was today “named” by the Speaker and consequently suspended from the House for 24 hours.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00454.htm


9: Berserk Cullen booted out

A bezerk Michael Cullen was booted out of the House today after a serious breach of Parliamentary discipline. Cullen had stormed from the House in a remarkable display of bad temper. He was called back by Mr Speaker who sent the Sergeant of Arms to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00457.htm


10: Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 26 August 1999

Paraphrased answers to these questions will be posted to Scoop's Headlines wire shortly after questions conclude around 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00446.htm


11: Questions Of The Day (1-6)

Work Stoppages - Tax - Job Creation - Maori Affairs - Secondary Students - Wealth Disparity

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00109.htm


12: A Scoop Exclusive - Inside APEC Series

As the third reading of the SIS Amendment Bill No. 2 is put before the New Zealand Parliament, a Canadian Anti-APEC campaigner warns of spy infiltration of New Zealand groups. Those particularly targeted are organisations and individuals openly critical ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00135.htm


13: Rt Hon Mike Moore's Valedictory Speech

Mike Moore issued his valedictory speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Scoop is proud to today bring readers the full text of the speech.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00108.htm


14: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Watson - SFO - Guilty Plea - Age Card - Kids at War - Refugees - Miami - Wanganui - New Plymouth - Air NZ - Black Caps - Pilot Contracts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00173.htm


15: Remuera Minister Supports Same-Sex Commitment

In contrast to the conservative Christian views of Graham Capill, Presbyterian Minister David S. Clark writes that he welcomes talk of same-sex marriages.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00099.htm


16: Greens Launch Sue Kedgely in Wgtn. Central

The Green Party plans to strategically target Wellington Central by standing only a list candidate - high profile author, safe food campaigner and Green city councillor Sue Kedgley - in the key seat.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00451.htm


17: Senator's Welfare Message An Inspiration For Maori

Australia's only federal Aboriginal politician will make history in his maiden speech tonight urging governments to stop throwing more money at indigenous communities, a message ACT Maori Affairs Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said should be heeded by ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00435.htm


18: Cullen Cracks Over Employment Relations

"Labour's Deputy Leader, Dr Michael Cullen, lost control of himself and was removed from the House today following robust questioning of Labour's industrial relations policy," Leader of the House, Roger Sowry, said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00458.htm


19: Crown Pays Up, Apologises In Choudry SIS Case

Christchurch GATT Watchdog Organiser Aziz Choudry And The Crown have reached a settlement of Mr Choudry's damages against the Crown for the entering of his home by two Security Intelligence Service officers in July 1996.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00462.htm


20: Soapbox: Kei te korero au i te reo Maori

Those people who know me personally would not describe me as the sort of person who is often lost for words. But during the past weekend I have been very quiet indeed. It's not that I haven't had a lot to say; in fact, the opposite is true. But the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00094.htm


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