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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

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

1: Auck Councillor's Un-Censored APEC Column Revealed

Here, courtesy of Auckland's 95Bfm is Auckland councillor, Maire Leadbeater's "Lost Column". AUCKLAND CITY COUNCILLOR Maire Leadbeater refused to edit her column for this week's edition of the council's PR rag to the public, "City Scene". Instead, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00143.htm


2: Rainbow Labour says Capill is out of touch

Michael Wilson and Judie Alison, Co-Chairs of Rainbow Labour, the Labour Party's gay, lesbian and transgender branches, said today that Graeme Capill's reaction to the Discussion paper on same sex relationships was extreme, and the sign of a desperate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00097.htm


3: 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


4: As Referendum Approaches, Violence Flares In Dili

The Australian army has been placed on alert to evacuate 200 Australian citizens after violence flared yesterday in Dili, East Timor. The long-awaited independence referendum in the former Portuguese colony is due to take place this coming Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00114.htm


5: $410,000 Lottery Salary Challenged By Green MP

Green MP Rod Donald wants to know why the chief executive of the Lottery Commission is paid over $400,000 a year, and has written to the State Services Commissioner and the Secretary for Internal Affairs to find out.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00478.htm


6: 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


7: China/Russia Pledge To Thwart US Global Domination

In a move which does not bode well for the upcoming APEC talks in Auckland, China, Russia and three Central Asian states have pledged in a declaration to promote a "multi-polar world" and thwart global domination by the United States. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00115.htm


8: 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


9: Email Espionage At Wellington City Council?

Allegations of blackmail and espionage at Wellington City Council? Sounds ridiculous, perhaps, but there appears to be some substance behind the latest contretemps between the spurned independent councillors and the Labour-Wellington Alive coalition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00116.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: NZ Trade Policy A Threat To Human Rights

Mike Moore should certainly be congratulated on his appointment as Director-General of the WTO. He demonstrated rare political skill in his progress from rank-outsider to eventual appointee. With the WTO so much in the news, it is timely to examine ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00100.htm


13: 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


14: State Visit Of United States President

New Zealand's relationship with the United States will be significantly boosted by the state visit of President Bill Clinton next month, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00482.htm


15: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Timor - Leader - Concert - Dollar - Struck Off - US Law - Rural Police - Quake - English - Killing? - Upheld - WINZ - ANSETT - GE Vaccine - Bledisloe Cup

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00181.htm


16: Craig Potton To Stand For Green Party

Renowned landscape photographer and publisher Craig Potton is to stand as a list candidate for the Green Party in this year's general elections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00472.htm


17: Changes To Liquor Laws Effective From December 1st

"The major changes to the sale of liquor in New Zealand will take effect from 1 December 1999," Justice Minister, Tony Ryall, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00456.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: Alliance Financial Transaction Tax serious flaws

Martin Poulsen, the National Party candidate for Auckland Central said there were major faults in Alliance tax policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00101.htm

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