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Scoop Ratings - Smoking, Labour and Monsanto

Today's top 20 rating items at 2.40pm were...

1: 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


2: 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


3: Taxpayer's Money Used In Monsanto's PR

New Zealand taxpayers have spent $100,000 funding a public relations front for genetic engineers, including the United States food and chemical giant Monsanto, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00072.htm


4: Concern At Sudden Epidemic Among Ansett Pilots

The sudden outburst of illness, bordering on epidemic proportions, among Ansett pilots is worrying Transport Minister Maurice Williamson. He intends talking to his colleague the Minister of Immigration to discuss the possibility of bringing in overseas pilots ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00065.htm


5: Scoop Exclusive - The Man Who Spooked The Spooks

Inside APEC Series - Aziz Choudry: he became a household name to us after the New Zealand Secret Intelligence Service bungled its break in on his Christchurch home. On Scoop today, Choudry speaks of Spooks, APEC, foreign affairs, and warns of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00008.htm


6: Greens Warn Of Disinformation On GE

Incorrect reports on genetic engineering are being circulated in the internet, which could be aimed at discrediting anti-genetic engineering lobbyists, Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00014.htm


7: South Australian Court May be Precedent For NZ

An historic decision handed down by the South Australian Supreme Court over Australian Labour Party (ALP) branch-stacking has caused chaos but could also have ramifications in New Zealand because it could be used as a precedent. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00016.htm


8: Auckland's future at stake - Prebble Speech

Auckland faces two threats. First, Labour's proposals to unleash industrial civil strife and second, the complete lack of leadership on Auckland's growing transport crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00066.htm


9: Rebel Stands For VUWSA Executive

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00023.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Suspensions Soar - Students Sue Police / Speaker - Dollar Drops - Pilots - Ansett - UN / Timor - Producer Boards - National Low - Bentley - Wye Peace - World War 2 - Millennium

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00025.htm


14: 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


15: PPTA union double standards?

"The PPTA union should have every right to choose who they buy airline tickets from", said Martin Poulsen, the National Party candidate for Auckland Central.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00024.htm


16: Geoff Thompson - Get A Life!

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Dr Richard McGrath has a simple prescription for resolving the Lotteries Commission fiasco. "Sack Geoff Thompson, and disband the monopoly," he says. "It is not the job of politicians to run charities. Mr Thompson, a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00022.htm


17: National planning for private charge road tolls

The Alliance says the Government is planning to let private companies take over new roads, and New Zealanders will have to pay tolls to overseas owned companies in order to drive on them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00083.htm


18: Nat Library Want Better Relationship With Minister

National Library staff - `cynical, frustrated and disheartened' over their organisation's restructuring - are hopeful the new Minister, Hon Marie Hasler will act "more responsibly in analysing the Library's `strategic plan' and listen to the views of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00018.htm


19: 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


20: Inside APEC Series - East Timor Talks Must Be Held

Next week's APEC leader's meetings must surely present the perfect opportunity for a collective resolution to pending civil war in East Timor. If this opportunity is wasted, then APEC is the lame duck its critics say it is.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00005.htm

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