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Scoop Ratings – Weekend Top 20

The Top 20 rating items at the weekend were…

1: Inside APEC Exclusive - Canada's "Highest Threat"

His tale reads like a scene out of the Frederick Forsyth book “The ODESSA File”. But while what you read here is clock and dagger, it is not fiction. Published on Scoop for the first time in New Zealand is Jaggi Singh’s account of what Canada’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00118.htm


2: Column: International Studies Of Transaction Tax

Late this week treasurer, Bill English and Act's Rodney Hide came out swinging against the Alliance proposal for a financial transaction tax to replace GST, calling it "a loopy and failed idea." But the international community is presently ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00119.htm


3: Scottish Ref A Serious Threat To Cup Hopes

Taking nothing away from the Wallabies victory - they played very well and the All Blacks poorly - but there are lessons for World Cup contenders, fans and organisers in the refereeing of tonight's Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00121.htm


4: Employers Federation Clarifies Misleading Comments

Following a series of misleading statements quoted in both written and electronic media, the Employers' Federation has today forwarded the attached two communications to the Labour Party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00108.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: Scoop Ratings – Week’s Top 20

The Top 20 rating items on Scoop this week were…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00187.htm


8: 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


9: 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


10: OUSA Exposes Its Pink Underbelly

Visit http://www.rebels.org.nz for more information.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00109.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: More competition won't build a knowledge society

Labour associate education spokesperson Steve Maharey has slammed the Government's funding announcement for tertiary education as "more of the market driven policies which have been so destructive to the sector over the past nine years".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00490.htm


14: Only Indonesia Can Save East Timor Now

As violence threatens to take still more lives in East Timor there are probably only three people capable of making any difference in East Timor: The President of Indonesia B.J. Habibe, leader of the largest opposition party Megawati Sukarnoputri, and ABRI ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00122.htm


15: 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


16: End of a sorry saga

Labour tourism spokesperson Damien O'Connor said the cancellation of the Millennium concert planned for Bastion Point was the end of a sorry saga which could have lasting damage to New Zealand's tourism industry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00491.htm


17: Tertiary Education Funding Rates Announced

Tertiary Education Minister Max Bradford today announced the Tertiary Tuition Allowance Subsidy Rates for 2000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00487.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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

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