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Scoop Today – Yesterday’s Top 20

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

1: Rankin - Ansett NZ Pilots Confront 90s' Reality

For most of this month, Ansett New Zealand pilots have been in dispute with their employer. Ansett New Zealand is 100% owned by News Corporation (meaning media magnate, Rupert Murdoch). The dispute is not just about Ansett.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00189.htm


2: Burglars Commit 20,000+ Privacy Heist - Wishart

The author of a bestselling book on privacy says a burglary that’s netted criminals the names, addresses and possibly even credit card details of thousands of New Zealanders may be the biggest ever privacy breach in this country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00188.htm


3: Militia Control Camps - Hostilities Intensify

As hostilities against western journalists and aid workers intensify in East and West Timor tonight, Scoop speaks to World Vision worker and journalist, James Addis. He has been camped up in Kupang, West Timor since Saturday night [NZ Time] and describes ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00186.htm


4: Bluff oysters are on the summer menu for last Time

Bluff oyster lovers rejoice. You’re in for a rare treat with the announcement today that a national supermarket chain is stocking about one million of the southern delicacy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00160.htm


5: Be Afraid - Media Welcomed To Dili By Death

The danger inherent in 'operation stabilise' was hammered home yesterday to the estimated 100 international news media who have accompanied the Australian/Thai led UN peace-keeping mission to East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00187.htm


6: Bradford Releases 'Disappointing' NZQA Reviews

Tertiary Education Minister, Max Bradford today released the results of the three reviews he had requested into the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00484.htm


7: Nats in chaos over tax

"The National Party will go into the election campaign in complete disarray over tax," Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00481.htm


8: Australia To Become America's Peacekeeping Deputy

Post-Timor, Australia will upgrade its defence forces and embrace a new role as the United States' peacekeeping "deputy" in Asia. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00191.htm


9: Scoop Images: Seasprite Takes To The Air (320k)

Onboard the RNZN Frigate Canterbury, 20th September 1999 – WARNING - Big Photos approx 160k each x 2

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00182.htm


10: Scoop Images: Kiwi Gun Ship

A helicopter gun-ship in Auckland prior to deployment to East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00185.htm


11: The Mood In Jakarta Is Tense...

10am Jakarta Time - 3pm NZT: "We're expecting 10,000 students in the street, and I'd give you better than even money one of them get's shot", a Jakarta journalist tells Scoop down the phone line. And yes the new "security" laws before ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00194.htm


12: WTO - Tax Breaks For Exporters Illegal

In a decision which may affect New Zealand exporters the World Trade Organisation (WTO) last Monday declared that tax breaks for exporters are illegal. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00190.htm


13: Wellington Central set to swing behind Labour

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that National's promotion of the Act candidate in Wellington Central left the way clear for middle-of-the-road National voters to support Marian Hobbs as their electorate MP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00474.htm


14: East Timor Crisis Accelerates Japan’s Evolution

Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi has said that discussions are underway to modify the laws governing the country’s Self Defense Forces in order to allow active participation in the U.N. mission in East Timor. Obuchi’s comment is part of a larger but less ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00179.htm


15: Sharp deterioration in BoP result

"The growing deterioration in New Zealand's external accounts virtually guarantees a credit downgrade post-election," Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00483.htm


16: Revolutionary New Spread Reduces Cholesterol

Meadow Lea Foods has announced a technological breakthrough that means thousands of New Zealanders with high cholesterol will soon be able to reduce their unhealthy levels simply by using a revolutionary new margarine spread.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00161.htm


17: Sergeant Major Role Should Not Be Dissolved

New Zealand First Defence spokesperson Ron Mark today said he cannot support the ill-considered proposal to abolish the rank of Sergeant Major.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00475.htm


18: National Radio 1pm Bulletin

NZQA Reports Out New CEO Appointed – David Butcher Sentenced – Primary Schools – Current Account – Rapist Teacher Dies – Goldmine Death – Horse Kiss Offer Refused

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00160.htm


19: Internet Users the Losers From 0867 Decision

New Zealand's Internet users and the knowledge economy are the losers from the government's endorsement today of Telecom's 0867 regime, said CLEAR Communications.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9909/S00111.htm


20: No tax legislation pre-election

Treasurer Bill English said today speculation that the Government planned to introduce tax legislation before the election was incorrect.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00480.htm


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