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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

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

1: Haka: The Legend Of The All Blacks

After the brouhaha of the Tourism Board fiasco earlier this year it was interesting to see an advert for New Zealand on Irish Television last night. An hour long programme about the All Blacks called "Haka: The Legend Of The All Blacks" made by Adidas and ...

2: Australian Troops Accused Of Torturing Militiamen

The following report was carried this morning in the Jakarta English language daily the Jakarta Post. It reports an East Timorese militia commander accusing Australian peace-keepers of torturing eight militiamen in Dili East Timor.

3: National Running Scared In Coromandel

ACT has withdrawn from the Coromandel electorate - in a panicked deal with National to shore up the right-wing vote, say the Greens.

4: Book Review - Change for the Better

The Story of Georgina Beyer. I must admit that reading this book made me feel like a bit of a pervert; Georgina’s journey from effeminate boy to transsexual cabaret star being somewhat more colourful than local level provincial politics.

5: Kokako cry silenced in Taranaki’s Moki forest

The mournful cry of kokako has gone from Taranaki’s Moki Forest with the capture last week of the last known bird.

6: Scoop Column: VisionCorp To Replace World Bank

East Timor independence leaders will meet with officials of the IMF and World Bank in Washington this week, while high-powered critics are calling for both organisations to be cut down to size to break their hold on poor nations. Scoop's West Coast correspondent ...

7: Rebels Disgusted At Alliance's Policy Of Contempt

Prebble's Rebels today expressed disgust at the Alliance's tertiary policy, saying it shows contempt for democracy.

8: Labour Surges & National Stumbles In Manukau City

The Labour Party looks set to achieve considerable gains in electoral support throughout Manukau City at the forthcoming General Election. The surge in support for Labour comes at the expense of National and New Zealand First.

9: Let's Celebrate Young Kiwi Voices, PM Says

New Zealanders are proud globe trotters and world traders, but most of all we passionate about our unique kiwi identity, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today at the announcement of a new Music Industry Forum.

10: Clark's Flip Flop Roading Policy

Labour leader Helen Clark has finally admitted that the principles of the National Government's roading policy must be implemented, despite previously criticising it, Transport Minister Maurice Williamson said today.

11: BP Unveils Service Station Of The New Millennium

New Zealand’s first solar powered service station was opened today by the Hon Max Bradford, Minister for Energy, as part of a global programme that will see 200 BP service stations world-wide using solar energy.

12: Peters Urges TVNZ To Take Election Seriously

The New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, will tell TVNZ that he will not take part in bizarre TV shows featuring “worms” because the issues facing New Zealanders are too important to be treated as cheap entertainment.

13: Shipley's blind date with history

"She probably doesn't know it, but Jenny Shipley has made a date with history by choosing November 27 for the general election," says Labour's social welfare spokesperson Steve Maharey.

14: 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 ...

15: Unprotected Species Threatened with Extinction

Species that are found no-where else in the world but Spirits and Tom Bowling Bays from Cape Reinga to North Cape are likely to be lost irretrievably unless they are fully protected now, says Cath Wallace for the Environment and Conservation Organisations ...

16: New Zealand Herald

Alliance Tax Policy – Tomato Sauce – Petrol Prices – Bastion Point – MMP – Helen Clark – Election Date Editorial – Wellington Central – Eating Or Not – Immunisation – East Timor Darwin – Bob Harvey – Poverty – Radio Wedding – Youth Radio - Ansett

17: Labour Policy Will See More Trucks On The Road

Helen Clark's recent statement on roading sounds like a recipe for more roads, more trucks, and more damage to the environment, says the Green Party.

18: When Selling Jam Is Not Enough

The St Joseph's Hospice at Mercy Hospital, Epsom is selling jam to make ends meet.

19: Labour's commitment to public broadcasting

Labour in government will welcome its responsibility to support quality public broadcasting that meets the diverse needs of New Zealanders, Labour broadcasting spokesperson Marian Hobbs said today.

20: 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.

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