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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: Scoop Images: Supercomputer Plots Stubborn Storm

TV3 weather guru Augie Auer is predicting a big horrible mean storm for the coming 48 hours. Put away your boats. Watch out for floods and stay at home, he says. Scoop plots the storm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00018.htm


2: Scoop Images: Salt In The Wound

Scoop received the following in the mail in the wake of the All Blacks loss to France in the Rugby World Cup...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00019.htm


3: Scoop Images: Our Heroes Prepare To Do Battle

The All Blacks as portrayed in three mock-up advertising images prepared by a Copenhagen expatriate fan….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00022.htm


4: Rankin on Thursday - More Tax Cuts For Rich?

Jenny Shipley has promised that a National government will pay, to New Zealanders who receive high incomes, a dividend in the form of a cut in the 33% tax rate to 30%. The argument of those who seek such a handout is that New Zealand must cut its ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00021.htm


5: 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


6: NZ First Disorganised Personality Cult: Ex Members

The release of the NZ First party list today does nothing to dispel the impression that the party is a "disintegrating, disorganised and divisive personality cult," say two former candidates, Rex Widerstrom and David Stevenson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00032.htm


7: Rugby World Cup — a big yawn for 2/3rds of NZers

It's not only our emotional barometer that has suffered with the defeat of the All Blacks on Monday. According to current research it is evident our sleep patterns have been affected as well.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9911/S00018.htm


8: 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


9: NZ First Party List Announced

New Zealand First President, Doug Woolerton MP, today released New Zealand First's Party List (attached).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00077.htm


10: 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


11: The murky manoeuvrings of MMP

The election is still three weeks or so away, but yesterday two sitting MPs effectively lost their seats. Coolly and ruthlessly Winston Peters (well, technically, New Zealand First) dispatched Jenny Bloxham and Robyn McDonald into political oblivion by placing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00099.htm


12: Whittakers Politics Show Goes Down With Youth

ACT leader Richard Prebble featured on the inaugural Whittaker’s Good Honest Campaign Report, carried on Channel Z last Sunday night and drew a huge response from youth audiences who sent hundreds of faxes and emails into the station.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00019.htm


13: Why So Timid, Rodney?

Libertarianz today questioned ACT's tax policy, wondering why government spending should not be slashed significantly and therefore taxation reduced even further. "The policy is a step in the right direction", said Libertarianz Finance ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00022.htm


14: Unemployment Rate Down to 6.8 Per Cent

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen for the third quarter in a row to 6.8 per cent in the September 1999 quarter according to Statistics New Zealand's Household Labour Force Survey, the official measure of unemployment. This rate is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00012.htm


15: Students' Futures Depend on Profits

"Auckland University student activists harping on about fee increases destroying students' futures ignore the real culprit," says Libertarianz Tertiary Education Spokesman Andrew Bates. "Lower fees mean more state funding which means more ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00023.htm


16: Scoop Poem: OOOOhhh The Pain!

Sound asleep in peaceful bliss this was one game I would not miss the alarm went off as pride set in I was about to watch the All Blacks win

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00017.htm


17: Back-Room Bunkle - Rebels

Rebels at Victoria University of Wellington labelled Phillida Bunkle's decision to withdraw from the Wellington Central election race as "cowardly".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00015.htm


18: Scoop Poem: For on beatened wings approaches

Anon

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00016.htm


19: Leaders Debate #2: Twenty Five Questions

Five leaders, five questions each. Paul Holmes as inquisitor. Yes or no answers requested. The following questions were one of segments from the Second Leaders debate held last night on TV1.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00010.htm


20: Victoria University sets fees for three years

Victoria University of Wellington has recommended to Council the setting of student fees for three years, providing greater stability to students planning their tertiary education, Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Irving announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9911/S00013.htm


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