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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Scoop's top 20 rating items so far today are...

1: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)

READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00029.htm


2: On the real significance of November's election

Every election is, of course, of vital interest to politicians and those who earn their living either helping or hindering them. The world beyond the Ngauranga interchange (which for the benefit of non-Wellingtonians is where the bumpy old Hutt Motorway ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00117.htm


3: National considers clumsy bribe to students

Labour Leader Helen Clark today said that it was a sign of the level of desperation in National's ranks that the government is now considering eleventh hour changes to the student loans system.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00116.htm


4: NZ's political leanings - Left, Right or Both?

When New Zealanders place themselves on the political spectrum the majority opt for centre-left according to the New Zealand Values Study but when it comes to specific ideology we are much more confused.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00019.htm


5: Values study: electorate prepared to spend more

National and Act may have misjudged the mood of the electorate according to the New Zealand Study of Values which shows a willingness by people to spend more on certain social services.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00017.htm


6: Scoop Puzzle: Is This An Aussie? What Is He Up To?

We received the above image yesterday via e-mail. It appears to show a soldier carrying a Steyr rifle with an Australian imprint the word “Humps” and various things written in Indonesian on it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00028.htm


7: Public cynical – voter turnout must be in doubt

Just how many voters will exercise their democratic right come election day and vote is in doubt with the New Zealand Study of Values showing a general lack of confidence in government and politics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00018.htm


8: Cullen on the public sector and the SSC

The present framework for the public sector - notably the State Sector Act and the Public Finance Act - is the creation of the Fourth Labour Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00119.htm


9: Scoop House: House Of 1996-99, Final Days

A roundup of the programme for the final days of this Parliamentary session - list and timing of valedictories and FULL TEXT of URGENCY MOTION.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00017.htm


10: Labour And The West Coast - A Coast Perspective

"You're on my turf now," Labour Deputy Leader Michael Cullen is alleged to have said to West Coasters during an angry meeting in Parliament yesterday over Labour's plans to end sustainable logging. Scoop’s West Coast correspondent John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00018.htm


11: Scoop Photo Feature: Coast Action Network protest

Scoop’s Fraser Rolfe attended yesterday’s Coast Action Network protest in favour of native logging in Wellington and filed this photo feature report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00016.htm


12: Max Bradford - AIT Announcement Tomorrow

The Minister for Tertiary Education Max Bradford will visit the Auckland Institute of Technology tomorrow morning to make an announcement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00110.htm


13: NEWSFLASH: Police threaten to evict students

In the past hour, police have called students occupying the Registry building at the University of Canterbury, to warn them that they are about to evict the students.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00027.htm


14: Upton-On-Line Launched - First Article On MMP

Cabinet Minister Simon Upton today dispensed with the industrial age reliance on broadsheets and the wireless with the launch of his daily Internet column, upton-on-line.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00097.htm


15: Bradford Rejects Fee Excuse

Tertiary Education Minister Max Bradford has rejected a claim by the Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury University that substantial student fee increases are the fault of the Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00115.htm


16: Steyr Butt Writings Translated

It looks as though an Aussie soldier has written the Indonesian for "Halt, hands up!" on his rifle."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00030.htm


17: Tau's cultural window dressing

Labour Maori affairs spokesperson Dover Samuels today condemned Maori Affairs Minister Tau Henare's proposal for all public servants to learn Maori language as being unworkable.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00101.htm


18: Once more, In English this time, Mr Cullen

Once more, In English this time, Mr Cullen The New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, is asking Labour’s Public Sector Spokesperson, Michael Cullen, to explain Labour’s public sector reform programme, in English, instead of bureaucratic double-speak.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00123.htm


19: Privatised ACC: fully-funded or not?

Reported comments from the chief executive of the Insurance Council have raised serious concerns about the funding practices of companies that have entered the newly privatised workplace injury market, Labour ACC spokesperson Ruth Dyson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00109.htm


20: Keith Rankin Column: MMP Commonsense

The coming election gives us renewed opportunity to interpret everything that politicians say and do with cynicism. It would be nice if we can rise above such a self-imposed stupor. We did it with APEC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00024.htm


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