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Scoop Today - Weekend Top 20

The weekend's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Week One On The Election Campaign

Last weeks announcement of the November 27 election date has well and truly seen campaigning by all parties begin in earnest. Jonathan Hill reports on the first of nine long weeks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00003.htm


2: Rebel Caucus Members Slam Labour Tertiary Policy

Members of the Rebel Caucus have slammed Labour's Tertiary Education policy, released on Wednesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00004.htm


3: Hard News - Doing It For The Kids

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so we have a date with democracy on November 27, and not November 6. The Prime Minister has apparently surprised the pundits and disappointed some of her caucus by going for the earlier date.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00004.htm


4: ACT Kills Winston Peters' Bargaining Power

ACT Leader Richard Prebble confirmed today that the ACT Party will not allow Winston Peters to hold an auction between the parties as he did so disastrously last election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00006.htm


5: NZ Commitment To Timor To Become Battalion

New Zealand has today agreed to increase the size of its peacekeeping force in East Timor from a company group to a battalion group of more than 800 defence personnel, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley announced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00650.htm


6: Water - The Biggest Tradeable Commidity of 21st C

The IMF and World Bank says that water will be the biggest tradeable commodity in the 21st century. But are our politicians listening? John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00002.htm


7: Young Labour launches web site

The launch of Young Labour's web site today is further evidence of Labour's commitment to young people, Young Labour Web Designer Michael Wallmannsberger said today. "The enthusiasm and support for this project amongst both Young Labour members, and the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00003.htm


8: The Sporting Scoop: Rugby, Netball And More

An intense October for sports fans kicked off last night with New Zealand just managing to shut out a magnificent Jamaican side 55-53 in the semifinals of the World Netball Championships and set up a final against defending champions Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00005.htm


9: Alliance Spending Sends Runner Around The Globe

Long distance runner, Seigfried Bauer must be hugely relieved that the Alliance cancelled its plan to have him running to highlight their spending promises.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00016.htm


10: Ninety-Nine MPs Too Few - Boston

IF NZ cuts the number of MPs to 99 it will have one of the smallest national parliaments for its size in the developed world.That was among figures presented by political scientist Jonathan Boston at the first City Voice/Scoop election forum.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00230.htm


11: Ted Turner's A Socialist?

CNN founder, Ted Turner, declared in Shanghai last night - " I'm a socialist at heart" who is concerned that " Internet guys have gotten so rich so fast."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00001.htm


12: Difficulties Ahead Says NZ On Air

"NZ On Air faces increasing difficulty in meeting its responsibility to ensure New Zealand's culture and identity are reflected and developed by the nation's broadcasting services, " said NZ On Air Chairman, David Beatson, releasing NZ On Air's 1998/99 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9910/S00006.htm


13: More Bad News For (F)ailing Nats In Manukau City

The National/Act regime has been dealt another stinging blow with the publication of Garth George's column in this morning's New Zealand Herald. Mr George's damning commentary spells disaster for National/Act regime candidates standing in electorates ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00106.htm


14: NZ First Promises Tough Coalition Bargaining

New Zealand First will be driving a hard bargain on behalf of thousands of New Zealanders on the 28th November – the day after the General Election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00675.htm


15: Rankin On Thursday - Another Black October?

October is silly season on Wall Street. The Octobers of 1929 and 1987 are well known. More recently, in 1997, the United States stockmarket did a bungee, while in New Zealand our sharemarket's gyrations were described as a "dead cat bouncing". ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00227.htm


16: AFTA & CER To Investigate Free Trade Area

Trade Ministers from ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand have today agreed to establish a high-level ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) / Closer Economic Relations (CER) Task Force to look into the feasibility of establishing a free trade area by 2010, according ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00022.htm


17: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Waitangi Treaty - Complaints - Accident - Lotteries - Work For The Dole - Children - East Timor - Serbia - South Africa - Sport

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9910/S00006.htm


18: Students Must Prepare For Long Delays

The news that Massey University is going to delay fee announcements until December is set to destroy the Work and Income New Zealand Student Service division.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9910/S00003.htm


19: Delamere responds to Refugee and Migrant Service

Immigration Minister, Hon Tuariki Delamere, today responded to complaints from the Refugee and Migrant Service that it had not been consulted immediately by the Government over the question of accepting displaced people from East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00649.htm


20: The Myths Of Genetic Engineering Corrected

A 'myth sheet' on genetic engineering produced by Consumers for Education about Genetic Engineering.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9910/S00001.htm

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