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Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...

1: The New Zealand First / Alliance Struggle

With an almost identical support base, the biggest head to head party clash in the coming election promises to be between New Zealand First and the Alliance. Early signs show the Alliance suffering as the Peters campaign takes hold. Jonathan Hill ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00148.htm


2: Rankin - The Higher Salaries Debate

Why do MPs get bigger percentage pay increases than ordinary workers? Why does Christine Rankin, CEO of WINZ, get paid $50,000, more than the Prime Minister's $200,000? And why does the Governor of the Reserve Bank (Don Brash) receive $500,000 per annum, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00146.htm


3: Hey Richard; When, Where, How Much Did It Cost Us?

Richard Prebble's admission that he's finally taken up residence in Wellington poses more questions about the embattled Act leader's fixed abode.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00079.htm


4: Images: Shooting - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

They show what appear to be Indonesian troops gunning down a youth in the street's of East Timor as he runs away.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00151.htm


5: Goodbye APEC - Has Been Nice Knowing You

The drum of commuter traffic has once again restored Auckland to its gridlocked best. And smiles beam involuntary as the media team clear out of the Aotea Centre for foreign shores.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00137.htm


6: Aceh - Another Indonesian Tragedy?

Aceh - never heard of it? We may be hearing the name more frequently, however, because many Indonesian's feel much more strongly about the potential loss of Aceh province than they do about East Timor. Aceh looks likely to become a second national tragedy. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00147.htm


7: The new WTO head, Mike Moore: a view from NZ

New Zealander Mike Moore has become the Director-General of the WTO in controversial circumstances. Who is he? This view comes from a New Zealander, Bill Rosenberg, who researches and writes on foreign investment and New Zealand’s economic relationship ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00143.htm


8: Labour's Dirty Tricks Brigade

ACT Leader and Wellington Central MP Hon Richard Prebble today said that if Mr Daniel Newman of Manurewa had done any homework at all before putting out a personal attack on behalf of Marion Hobbs he would have known the answer to his own question.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00331.htm


9: Scoop’s Latest Words On Lord Of The Rings Filming

Scoop understands that some filming for the massive trilogy The Lord Of The Rings is to take place in the countryside West of Masterton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00150.htm


10: Clark's meeting with President Clinton

Labour Leader Helen Clark and MP Phil Goff this evening met with President Bill Clinton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00336.htm


11: Prebble and Hobbs both Johnny Come Latelys

Neither Prebble nor Hobbs are true Wellington residents so they should give up arguing who is more of a Wellingtonian, says Phillida Bunkle’s Electorate Representative James Palmer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00328.htm


12: US Intelligence Say Habibie “Right Type Of Person"

Recently declassified documents from the US Commerce Department reveal the Clinton White House intelligence report on Indonesian President, B.J. Habibie. In the CIA’s opinion Habibe is "the type of official needed today in developing countries." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00140.htm


13: Prebble's Patch Is Hundreds Of Kms From Wellington

"Richard Prebble should get real and come clean about where he lives and who his neighbours are," said Labour's Manurewa Electorate campaign manager, Daniel Newman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00320.htm


14: Well done Jack, but too late!

Internal Affairs Minister Jack Elder deserves congratulations for stopping casino control authority members from taking spouses on a trip to the Bahamas and Las Vegas, Green MP Rod Donald says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00343.htm


15: Megawati: "I am saddened, ashamed, concerned"

Indonesia's international reputation has suffered terribly as a result of the human tragedy in East Timor. The daily barrage of news about our country and people portrays us as a nation that loves to kill and torture. Friends and associates abroad report ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00139.htm


16: Casino Control Authority Fatally Compromised

Information that Casino Control Authority Members and CEO and their spouses planned overseas trips paid for by levies on individual casino licensees shows the Authority is fatally compromised. The Authority does not have the moral authority to supervise ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00339.htm


17: Clinton Media Fawning Disappoints

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath wonders where our country's leading news reporters have disappeared to. "We obviously had the B-team in action during Bill Clinton's state visit," he suggests. "I have never seen such a tame ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00076.htm


18: National Radio Midday Bulletin

EAST TIMOR – Cabinet Meeting – NY – Australia. OTHER NEWS – China Visit – Tourism Board – Health and Disability Commissioner – Rugby And Cricket Broadcasts – Ansett Lockout – Wages of Lotto – Smoking Complaint – Hurricane Floyd

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00115.htm


19: Government E-Commerce Web Site Launched

The Government's Electronic Commerce web site was launched today by Information Technology Minister Maurice Williamson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00319.htm


20: No shortage of rimu - Labour

Labour has utterly rejected claims that furniture companies would not be able to access rimu as a result of Labour's announcement to end logging of indigenous trees in Crown-managed forests.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00348.htm


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