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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

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

1: A Story You Would Probably Rather Not Read

The All Blacks lost. Yes, it is unthinkable. But yes, it has happened. France beat us. Horribly. And no its not over. We have to play again. Against the Springboks. For third place! So yes, in short, it is awful.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00001.htm


2: Labour pleased with All Blacks loss

“Helen Clark seems to be the only New Zealander pleased that the All Blacks lost their World Cup semi-final match”, Sport Minister Murray McCully said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00011.htm


3: More Needed Than A Collection Of Good Tunes

Yesterday's launch of the election campaign's by Labour, National and NZ First leaders, looked like they all took lessons from their US colleagues. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00002.htm


4: Upton On Line - Getting Out of the Gloom

As New Zealanders arise numb from this morning's horror at Twickenham, politicians must pick themselves up to fight the election campaign. Labour will be tempted to revel in the "doom and gloom", National must find a way out of it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00001.htm


5: All Blacks Lacked Pride And Identity: Henare

The All Blacks lost against the French today because they lacked pride in themselves and their country, Mauri Pacific Leader Tau Henare said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00014.htm


6: Scoop Archive: Scottish Ref A Serious Threat To Cup Hopes

Taking nothing away from the Wallabies victory - they played very well and the All Blacks poorly - but there are lessons for World Cup contenders, fans and organisers in the refereeing of tonight's Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/71/8e/199908290102.209247c8.html


7: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


8: 217 Die In EgyptAir Crash

A Cairo-bound EgyptAir Boeing 767 that crashed off the US coast on Sunday killing 217 people on board plummeted towards the Atlantic Ocean in "a very rapid descent," the head of the US National Transportation Safety Board has said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00007.htm


9: Scoop Images: Gandalf’s Two Exploding Trees

Responding to the hints of a couple of US Lord of The Rings websites – http://www.lordoftherings.com/ and http://www.onering.net/ - Scoop earlier this week informed its star Hobbit paparazzi of a reported sighting of Gandalf’s exploding trees in Upper Hutt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00097.htm


10: Nats nick yet another Labour policy

"National's latest policy theft from Labour demonstrates just how bankrupt of ideas, tired and compromised they are," Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00004.htm


11: NZ slated as 'fossil of the day'

New Zealand has been slated for its large increases in CO2 emissions since 1990, at an international climate change conference in Germany this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00717.htm


12: National Radio Midday Bulletin

All Black Loss – Boy Burnt – North Shore Police – Egyptian Plane Crash – Indian Cyclone – Euro Beef Wars – Act on Local Govt – Alliance on Social Sec – Adoption Paper – Wairarapa Nurses Strike – Sexual Harassment – Scams – Youth Drinking Card

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9911/S00005.htm


13: Best Looking Party List on Offer

Herewith the full list of thirty list candidates for Libertarianz, the party aiming to get Nanny State off our backs, out of our pockets, and out of our lives. These people are not committee joiners, scout leaders or bureaucrats - they are passionate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00129.htm


14: Australia Thinks Big

On Thursday the Australian Federal Government announced that it and state government's would spend a massive A$480 million to complete the rail link between the northern and southern coasts - nearly 90 years after the idea was first floated. John Howard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00154.htm


15: Mental Illness No Excuse For Violence

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today revealed his party's mental health strategy. "Like all our other policies, the emphasis is on individual responsibility. We believe each person should fund their own health costs through savings, insurance ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00003.htm


16: Disruption Sign Of Desperation

Disruption at the National Party campaign launch in Auckland today, by supporters of the Labour-Alliance bloc, is a sign of the parties' absolute desperation, Enterprise and Commerce Minister Max Bradford says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00719.htm


17: Libertarianz Show How to Run a Treasury

“For too long New Zealanders have had their earnings taken from them by thieving governments. This proposed Libertarianz Budget â€" officially released today - gives people their money back,” says Libertarianz Finance Spokesman Julian Darby.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00130.htm


18: Saturn And Telecom Reach 0867 Agreement

Saturn and Telecom announced today they had signed an Internet Traffic Agreement covering 0867 calls.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00001.htm


19: Election 1999: Leader's Debate Highlight Of Week 5

The biggest laugh of campaign week five came from the Libertarianz on Thursday. Deputy Leader Richard McGrath said he was tempted to join the National Party after Annette King claimed the government was responsible for a 'sexually transmitted disease time-bomb'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00147.htm


20: On The Left: Employment In A Civilised Society

The Carter Columns - In "On The Left" this week, Jordan Carter writes about employment and why it is a "key defining policy point" between Parliament's left and right factions; and more importantly about the social costs of unemployment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00001.htm


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