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Scoop Ratings - Weekend Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop at the weekend were...

1: 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


2: Scoop News Analysis: East Timor - The End Game

What is really going on in East Timor and Jakarta? Scoop's Alastair Thompson surveys the limited sources of information currently available and attempts to reconcile what is clearly a very complicated crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00157.htm


3: 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


4: Is East Timor Really "Out Of Control"?

A front-page New York Times article about the precarious situation in East Timor (9/12/99) began by reporting that Indonesian "Gen. Wiranto, conceded Saturday that he had lost control of elements of his military" that were operating on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00156.htm


5: House Resonant With Sincerity As Troops Farewelled

Scoop House Coverage: Snippets of the debate. Jenny Shipley, Helen Clark, Jim Anderton, Ron Mark, Richard Prebble, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Peter Dunne on NZ's East Timor peacekeeping deployment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00158.htm


6: Scoop Archive: Scoop Art: Soldier Of Hope

A picture and poem.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/1d/4a/199909180222.fd72d101.html


7: Scoop Art: Soldier Of Hope

A picture and poem.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00162.htm


8: Election Date To Be Announced Next Weekend

Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today she will announce the date of the 1999 general election following a special caucus to be held in Auckland on Sunday 26 September.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00369.htm


9: Rebels delighted with election results

Prebble's Rebels New Zealand President Clint Heine is delighted with the results of the Victoria University Students Association (VUWSA) student elections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00083.htm


10: 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


11: OUSA can dish it out but they can't take it

"OUSA cries like a baby whenever their political monopoly is challenged" said Mr Heine, the national president of Prebble's Rebels.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00085.htm


12: 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


13: New Zealand Sunday Papers

The Sunday Papers report extensively on NZ's decision to commit troops to peacekeeping troops to East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00163.htm


14: Then Do Your Research Minister

The Minister of Tertiary Education, Max Bradford claimed in the latest Women’s Weekly (20th Sept); “We have seen no hard evidence of students being denied bank loans, putting off buying houses or delaying starting families as a result of their student ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9909/S00020.htm


15: Scoop Today - Meanwhile In Other News

Meanwhile there is a whole bunch of other stuff happening too...including an announcement of an announcement date for the next election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00161.htm


16: Protests highlight Governments’ gross ignorance

THE AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION (INC.) TE ROOPU TAUIRA O TE WHARE WAANANGA O TAMAKI MAKAURAU

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9909/S00022.htm


17: Timberlands' Deals Aimed At Forcing Govt. Hand

New Timberlands West Coast contracts are aimed at forcing the next Government into logging native forests, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00370.htm


18: Minister's Ignorance Hardly Surprising - Students

Claims by Max Bradford in this week's Woman's Weekly that student loans are not restricting people from obtaining bank loans, buying houses or starting families are not surprising given his general inability to understand the tertiary education sector, said Co-President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9909/S00018.htm


19: Timor Troops - For How Long? How Much Resistance?

Janes Defence Weekly is reporting the around 8,000 strong UN force (INTERFET) being deployed to East Timor can expect to be there for two years. What combat opposition are they likely to encounter? John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00153.htm


20: The values the Chinese have made famous

ACT is the party that most closely represents the values the Chinese have made famous. The importance of family. The virtue of hard work. The wisdom of thrift. The belief in personal responsibility.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00372.htm

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