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Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: Scoop Censored By Major Trade Unions

Acute observers may have noticed that Council of Trade Unions (CTU), Association of University Staff (AUS) and Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) press releases do not appear on Scoop while they do appear on another New Zealand political news ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00119.htm


2: Scott Watson Should Get Truth In Sentencing

ACT Leader Richard Prebble says it doesn't really matter what non-parole period Scott Watson gets in his sentence for the murder of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart, because it won't be enough.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00283.htm


3: Scoop Images: The President 's Men

Two images of the secret service which is flanking Clinton's movements around Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00114.htm


4: Indonesia’s Triumph – Operation “Restore Order”

Indonesia has been widely condemned over the past two weeks for its failure to keep order in East Timor. With calm apparently restored inside the Indonesian territory, Scoop's Alastair Thompson today brings you the first glimpses of the inside story ...


http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00107.htm


5: Scoop Images: The President of the USA

Photos of the President of the USA en route in downtown Auckland - including large close-up. Photos by Jason Dorday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00113.htm


6: Coast Unleashes Fury On Labour

1,000 West Coasters turned out today to voice their fury over Labour's decision to break its promise to honour the West Coast Forest Accord.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00284.htm


7: Black ban “just like the bad old days”

Unionists flex their muscles - “The CTU’s black ban on the Scoop Internet news site is just like the bad old days,” says National Party MP Annabel Young.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00278.htm


8: A Story From APEC

On Sunday night I attended the APEC leaders dinner and found myself on a table with foreign ministers from the ASEAN region. Naturally I asked them how the conference was going, and in particular about East Timor. Naturally they said favourable things ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00289.htm


9: Australia, New Zealand and the Geopolitics of Asia

Ever since the fall of Sukarno, Australia and New Zealand have existed in splendid isolation. Indeed, a generation of Australians and New Zealanders came to the conclusion that their isolation was both natural and eternal. It was the way things were and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00130.htm


10: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Security Meeting - UN Mission Reports - Refugees - Chinese Presidennt Meets Shipley - Clinton And Golf - Auckland Returns To Normal - Watson - One Tree Hill - Slow Y2K Readiness - Woman Banned From Site

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00095.htm


11: Who passed the test at APEC? - Prebble

No small amount of that success was due to Jenny Shipley. In an international arena full of pitfalls and with the added uncertainty and danger of escalating violence in East Timor, our Prime Minister conducted our affairs as a true, stable, international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00297.htm


12: England To Sell Half It's Gold Reserves

The decision, to literally "sell the Crown jewels" and cut the bank's gold holdings by more than half, followed similar decisions by the central banks of two other British Commonwealth countries - Canada and Australia. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00131.htm


13: Coast Benefits From $68 Million Asset Windfall

Critics of Labour’s indigenous forests policy have studiously ignored the $68 million asset windfall which the policy delivers to the West Coast community and potential additional gains from tourism related jobs say conservationists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00070.htm


14: Ansett Pilots To Meet Winston Peters

The New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, is to meet a group of Ansett pilots in Christchurch this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00288.htm


15: The Pleasanties Of The Corporate Culture

Last month my father lost his job which, in a country with relatively high levels of unemployment is not in itself a big deal. However the nature in which the job was taken had me astounded at the coldness of the corporate culture. Jonathan Hill ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00070.htm


16: Peters - Alliance Sold Soul For Plastic Promises

Funny things happen in politics. One day we can be debating legislation for grubbing Nasella tussock in North Canterbury, and the next day we can discuss sending troops into a war zone in East Timor to keep a peace which does not yet exist.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00296.htm


17: THE AUCKLAND CHALLENGE - LEADERS DECLARATION

We, the Economic Leaders of APEC, celebrate here in Auckland ten years of unprecedented cooperation in our region, in pursuit of a vision of stability, security and prosperity for our peoples.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00099.htm


18: APEC, East Timor and the New Asian Reality

STRATFOR.COM Global Intelligence Update Weekly Analysis September 13, 1999 APEC, East Timor and the New Asian Reality

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00129.htm


19: Do we have a state religion now?

I am writing regarding a story in today's Dominion which I hope isn't correct. It states that a woman working at a mental health unit in Wanganui has been banned from entering the premises until it can receive a Maori blessing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00302.htm


20: Please Helen, Give It A Rest

Justice Minister, Tony Ryall, said today that if Helen Clark thinks the Presidents of China and the United States are in New Zealand to provide a “photo op” for Jenny Shipley, then she has let bitterness get the better of her.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00282.htm

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