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Scoop Ratings - Rankin, Hodgson And Te Papa

Scoop's Top 20 rating items today were...

1: When we Ignore a Burning Fuse

In four months time we will know the immediate impact of the "Y2K" computer bug; the bug through which computers with 2-digit date fields cannot distinguish which century we are in, and which may cause computers to try to do things they are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00009.htm


2: Pete Hodgson's Moment Of Glory? - Question 3

How Pete Hodgson was granted leave to deliver a 5 minute speech on what Labour will do to the ECA during question time - and what he said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00006.htm


3: Appointments to Te Papa Tongarewa Board

Hon Marie Hasler, Minister for Culture and Heritage, today announced three appointments to the Board of the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00047.htm


4: Aussie Wine Industry Gets Huge Tax Break

The Australian wine industry has emerged as huge winner from a generous $A30 million tax break negotiated between the Government and the Australian Democrats. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00010.htm


5: Bingo!

All five appointed members of the Lotteries Commission are current or former National Party officials or candidates, Green MP Rod Donald has discovered.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00049.htm


6: Another gross misrepresentation from English

"Bill English seems incapable of debating any issue on the facts. Instead he always resorts to distortion and untruth," Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00046.htm


7: The CIA, Labour and the 'Credit Card' Campaign

Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at how Labour Party President Bob Harvey's comments on the CIA this week could be the much needed start of a fresh new approach to Labour's election campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00011.htm


8: National Concerned At Improper Use Of Party Logo

The NZ National Party is concerned that two websites are purporting to be a National Party and Young Nationals website by using the National Party name and logo. The logo is registered under the Electoral Act to National and any use of it by any other ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00011.htm


9: Smokers Of The World Protest March

For those few who still think this is just a protest for bleating 'scumbag smokers', Joy Faulkner has a message for you: "Wake up!! This march is," she says," about getting big brother government off our backs and out of our lives."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00009.htm


10: Questions Of The Day (1 and 3- 6)

Ministry Of Fisheries Travel Claims - Tax Cuts -Housing - Asbestos - Tertiary Education Funding

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00007.htm


11: Questions Of The Day (7-12)

APEC - Tauranga Nurses Strike - CIA and Norman Kirk - PMs Mistakes - ACC Premiums - Human Capital In IT Sector

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00005.htm


12: Not Lotteries Commission Role to Increase Gambling

. Unlike other businesses, more business for the Lotteries Commission is not a necessarily a good thing." Said National MP Annabel Young today. "The Commission will have to rethink its view of its role if it thinks that it is there to push gambling."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00050.htm


13: Clark: Naked expediency tips govt over edge

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that the Prime Minister's failure to stitch up a deal over tax cuts with Mauri Pacific had driven a final nail into the government's coffin by revealing the limits of the naked expediency which had characterised her ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00010.htm


14: Rough Passage Expected For Producer Board Bills

The government is planning to push through three significant bills reforming the Kiwifruit, Apple and Pear and Dairy boards over the next four sitting days, however the passage of the legislation is not expected to plain sailing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00002.htm


15: Govts which can't pass tax Bills should resign

The failure of proposed tax legislation means the Government should call an election immediately, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00041.htm


16: Speech - Delamere To Stand For Te Tawharau

I had originally decided to demonstrate that this would be possible by standing as an independent promoting the "Waka Maori" concept. However, I have been approached by Te Tawharau who also believe strongly in the need for a Waka Maori, for a coalition ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00037.htm


17: Lotto CEO David Bale - Resignation Press Release

In the last twelve years I have enjoyed the confidence and support of four prime ministers and seven ministers of Internal Affairs. It is obvious from her public statements that this is not the case with Mrs Shipley. I always thought that helping ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00008.htm


18: Resignation is appropriate says PM

"I believe David Bale's resignation as Chief Executive of the Lotteries Commission is appropriate," Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00020.htm


19: Asian Banks In Serious Trouble

Banks in Asia are still in serious trouble and could spark further financial turmoil in the region, according to an international banking authority. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00001.htm


20: House: Members Day And House Mechanics

Today is probably the second to last Private Members day of this Parliament and past patterns would indicate that none of the private members bills currently on the order paper have much life left in them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00003.htm


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