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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: Scoop Opinion: Fire In The Sky

As Kiwi and Aussie diggers hunker down in Dili tonight their future is being decided not at home - where loved ones wait and elected leaders worry - but in Jakarta where the worries of East Timor are increasingly playing second fiddle to a domestic political ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00195.htm


2: Cannabis Campaigner challenges for Te Tai Tonga

“I am respectfully asking that Maori of Te tai Tonga consider my humble and symbolic offer to cross the racial boundary as a non-separatist candidate.” In what he considers a dramatic statement Mr Anderson is challenging the way New Zealand usually thinks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00094.htm


3: Deceit And Deception - US Dealings in Indonosia

Deception, Deceit and Betrayal - More revelations today from official declassifed US Commerce Department documents on United States government dealings in Indonesia. John Howard reports, "Follow the Money."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00200.htm


4: 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


5: Survey Confirms Scoop Social Decline Investigation

A report which shows 73 percent of households cannot meet all regular bills confirms Scoop reports into the plight of low socio-economic families.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00199.htm


6: Ansett Pilot's Information Sheet On Lockout

The travel plans of thousands of New Zealanders have already been disrupted by Ansett’s decision to lock out pilots. The pilots have been LOCKED OUT, they are not on strike. Ansett have refused our offer to fly for no wages during the period of the school ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00175.htm


7: 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


8: 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


9: Shipley Challenges Clark To Debate On West Coast

It has not gone unnoticed how badly Labour has let down the people of the West Coast in particular, with their policy of a complete ban on native forest logging, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00510.htm


10: Peters - Lets Have Only 80 MPs

In short – we believe that one third of all MPs, 40 of them, could be laid off. It’s happened to a lot of other New Zealanders in recent years. We believe the ratio could be fifty constituent MPs and thirty from the list or something around these proportions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00502.htm


11: Students Protest Over Threatened Democratic Reform

John Howard reports that in the latest Jakarta developments, hundreds of Indonesian student demonstrators last night staged a last-ditch attempt to prevent the adoption of a new security law that threatens much of the democratic reform of the past year ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00193.htm


12: Economic growth slowed by falling exports

Economic activity decreased in the June quarter by 0.3 per cent, said Government Statistician Len Cook when releasing the latest Gross Domestic Product figures. For the year to June, the economy grew by 0.6 per cent, the result of consistent growth ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9909/S00124.htm


13: 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


14: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Tiso - Economics - Settlement - Indonesia - Red Cross - Med Association - Ovary Transplant - Supremacist - Rabbits - Depositions - Chocolate

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00169.htm


15: Inquiry Team Named

The three person Ministerial inquiry in to the Gisborne Cervical Screening case has been named.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00501.htm


16: GDP figures indictment of government

"The latest growth figures are much worse than any commentators were expecting and are an indictment of National's economic performance," Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00512.htm


17: You're Next, Delamere

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath rubbished Associate Health Minister Delamere's call for the incarceration of tobacco company executives. "Mr Delamere wants to spend the money of taxpayers, most of whom are non-smokers, to prosecute tobacco ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00095.htm


18: The end is nigh

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that with the election campaign poised to begin, three events in the past 24 hours emphasise the failure of nine years of National government and the need for a new Labour government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00524.htm


19: HARD NEWS: Nice Dress, Shame About the Economy

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so sorry to have missed last week's post-Apec appointment, but I was drugged by a shadowy group with links to powerful international financial interests and then taken to a secret location.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00206.htm


20: NZ Must Act To Help Stop Environmental Catastrophe

The Forest and Bird Protection Society today called on all political parties to make commitments to protect the environment in the light of a United Nations report that time is fast running out to prevent global environmental catastrophe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00163.htm

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