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Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's Top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: 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


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: 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


4: 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


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: 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


7: 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


8: Questions Of The Day (7-12)

Immigrant Employment - ECA Row (continued) - Maori Reserve Land - Pilot Strikes - State House Sales - Defence 2000 Report

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00013.htm


9: Questions Of The Day (1-6)

Lotto Commissioners - Labour Productivity - Tax Cuts - Northland Prison - Lotto Commissioners - Asbestos Contamination

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00012.htm


10: 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


11: 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


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: Time running out for some drivers

The LTSA will today begin the process of sending out 235,000 driver licence upgrade packs to drivers who were born in September. A new television advertisement, targeting Virgos, reminds drivers that it's time for them to upgrade.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00007.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: 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


17: Timberlands Surprisingly Pays No Dividend - Again

Controversial SOE Timberlands West Coast Ltd have again announced they will not be paying a dividend to the government for logging publicly-owned native rainforests and pine plantations. The decision is published in Timberlands annual report tabled ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00017.htm


18: 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


19: Janet Mackey out of Party Line on Parental leave

Janet Mackey has been hung out to dry by Labour on the Paid Parental Leave issue. Her views on this issue are recorded in an article in the Gisborne Herald dated April 16 1999.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00055.htm


20: 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

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