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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00218.htm


2: BOOK REVIEW: Pam’s Political Confessions

If there was ever any doubt that Pam Corkery despised politics then she has well and truly set the record straight with her latest book – 'Pam’s Political Confessions'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00222.htm


3: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00210.htm


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ACT has withdrawn from the Coromandel electorate - in a panicked deal with National to shore up the right-wing vote, say the Greens.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00575.htm


5: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00217.htm


6: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00195.htm


7: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00569.htm


8: Labour & National's Meddling Blow To Kiwi Music

Labour and National's meddling with the radio industry has today seen Kiwi music dealt a huge blow with the decision of one the country's largest commercial radio networks to withdraw their support from the New Zealand Music Action Group.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00574.htm


9: $20 a week for those who missed out on tax cuts

The Alliance wants low income wage earners, superannuitants and beneficiaries who have missed out on tax cuts to get a cash boost of $20 a week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00580.htm


10: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9909/S00133.htm


11: Fitzsimons Talking Nonsense On Coromandel - ACT

ACT President Sir Roger Douglas today said Jeanette Fitzsimons was talking utter nonsense about ACT's plans in the Coromandel electorate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00588.htm


12: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00572.htm


13: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00101.htm


14: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00100.htm


15: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00214.htm


16: Labour will keep faith on tax policy

Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen reaffirmed today that Labour tax policy was only one small increase to personal tax rates.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00576.htm


17: Pacific Commander Talks US Relations With The TNI

US Pacific forces commander Admiral Blair candidly discusses the level of assistance the US is providing to the East Timor peacekeeping operation, and the pros and cons of the US military's relationship with the Indonesian military.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00223.htm


18: Act and United don't care about low income earners

The ridiculous over-reaction from Act and United to the Alliance's plan to give low income people $20 a week comes as no surprise because they don't care about anyone earning less than $60,000 a year, Alliance leader Jim Anderton said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00582.htm


19: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00560.htm


20: Workers To Pay Tax More Under Labour-Led Govt.

The Alliance Party’s new tax policy confirms that a Labour-led Government will mean workers will pay more tax than under a National-led Government, according to Rodney MP and Acting Minister of Finance Lockwood Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00578.htm

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