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Scoop Ratings - The Week's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the past seven days were...

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: 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


3: 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


4: Kevin Roberts - Honk If You Love Toyota!

What's driving the future of automotive brands? Address to the Toyota Australia dealers conference Sydney, 23 September 1999

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00010.htm


5: The Biggest Money Laundering Scandal In History

Concern is mounting worldwide that donor-money countries provide to the IMF and World Bank for loans may not be reaching those in need. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00007.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: 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


10: “The Lord Of The Rings” To Begin Photography In NZ

(Los Angeles, October 7, 1999) – The Lord of the Rings film trilogy begins principal photography in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 11, 1999, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced today by Robert Shaye, Chairman and Chief ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00038.htm


11: 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


12: Telecom One New Zealand Challenge

New Zealand’s leading broadcaster and New Zealand’s leading telecommunications company have joined together in a programme designed to put every New Zealander on screen for the Millennium.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00018.htm


13: Rebel Lecturer Apologises For Strike

While Victoria University of Wellington's academics went on strike today there were signs that the industrial action was not supported by even the half of Victoria's staff that belong to their union.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00027.htm


14: Govt ducking questions on Winz debacle

The Government appears determined to duck Parliamentary questions on the Auditor-General's inquiry into the Work and Income NZ chartered aircraft affair, says Labour's social welfare spokesperson Steve Maharey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00039.htm


15: 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


16: Election 1999:: Two Weeks Down Seven To Go

If there was ever any doubt that tertiary education was shaping up to be one of the key election issues, then week two of the election campaign has put those doubts to rest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00038.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: Donald Quits

"I'm disappointed Rod Donald is throwing the towel in without a contest. He was a likeable character and he has certainly made an impression on New Zealand politics," says Banks Peninsula MP David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00159.htm


20: 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

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