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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Scoop's top 20 rating items yesterday were...

1: ELECTION 1999: Jonathan Hill's Election Prediction

Right. As the chances of getting this right are slim indeed, this guess is purely on gut feeling. I'm picking a week of negative campaigning from National is not going to wash well with voters and will eventually be to the party's detriment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00155.htm


2: ELECTION 1999: Alastair Thompson’s Predictions

I find it hard to agree with the prevailing media opinion that this election is headed for a cut and dried victory to Labour. Most of the media commentary on this subject is based on the grand convergence of polls this last Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00156.htm


3: Americas Cup Challengers Face Light Air Of Change

Today's racing brought a change of conditions from the past two days, heavy Northerlies giving way overnight to gentle South winds blowing from 7-13 knots. The winds were shifty however, both in velocity and direction, and the afterguards earned their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00100.htm


4: HARD NEWS 19/11/99 - MMP = More Moral Panic

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... trust the Tories, eh? Put them under pressure and they try and manufacture a moral crisis. There's been Ecstasy, there's been Home Invasions - and this week it's drugs and terrorism with the Green Party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00147.htm


5: Upton On Line - A lesson from history

Last night's Crossfire on TVNZ with the Prime Minister delivered us yet again the familiar image of Mrs Shipley fighting valiantly under the constant attention of two Bren guns rat, tat, tatting away. In upton-on-line's humble estimation, Mike ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00495.htm


6: Scoop Column: UN Monitors Need For NZ Election Too

New Zealand loves nothing better than to certify other countries' election ballots as "free and fair" so there can hardly be any principled objection to a delegation of monitors, from democratic nations, taking up position, pen in hand, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00149.htm


7: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm


8: Act - Politics, Not Values

Act's anti-bureaucracy & red tape policy, announced yesterday, exposes again their forked tongue," observes Libertarianz Leader Lindsay Perigo.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00139.htm


9: ELECTION 1999: Polls, Personal Attacks, Pressure

There is a real risk in placing too much trust in the polls, however this week definite and consistent trends suggest New Zealand is preparing to vote for a new government. Jonathan Hill writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00142.htm


10: Context.co.nz:: That phone list in context

On Friday November 12th www.context.co.nz published a link to the PM's personal confidential staff phone list. The phone list was posted on a Geocities page and has since been deleted. In this editorial context.co.nz editor Phil Doherty explains ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00152.htm


11: Americas Cup Race Reports - White Caps And Clashes

Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes delivered a stinging defeat to Paul Cayard's AmericaOne on a white-capped Hauraki Gulf today as one boat in each of four other matches retired with gear problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00093.htm


12: ENTER THE GREAT SCOOP ELECTION COMPETITION!

Scoop has a fine, unopened bottle of single malt whisky to whomever can correctly predict the election result.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00119.htm


13: Grey Power NZ Says Time To Change Government

Grey Power is urging all generations entitled to vote to put social concern back into government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00137.htm


14: Immigration Minister slams New Zealand Herald

Immigration Minister, Hon Tuariki Delamere, today strongly attacked the reporting standards of the country's largest newspaper.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00498.htm


15: Reminder to Gun Owners

"Gun ownership should be encouraged," said Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today. "Further, it should be quite legitimate to use a firearm when one's life or property is threatened either by criminals, or by government."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00132.htm


16: Jeanette's record, and pledges, in manifesto

The majority of Coromandel voters will be hand-delivered MP Jeanette Fitzsimons' manifesto in the week leading up to the election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00494.htm


17: Act? Fascist?

"Last week I observed that ACT, while having some policies describable with historical & philosophical accuracy as "fascist," was actually the least fascist of the main parties & much less fascist than the Greens," ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00138.htm


18: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Driver licensing The current introduction of Government ID cards demonstrates that this should not be a function of government, and nor need it be. Existing life-time licences, are a contract between you and the government. As you have kept your side ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00126.htm


19: Americas Cup - Prada Team Cheered On By Pavarotti

Italy's Prada Americas Cup challenger team has won its tenth match of the Louis Vuitton Cup in Round Robin. Prada beat the French yacht Le Défi by 3 minutes 49 seconds. The win followed a cheer session between the crew of Luna Rossa and world acclaimed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00094.htm


20: The TV Guide New Zealand TV Awards - Results

Undercover cop show LAWLESS dominates drama awards - Lifetime Achievement Award for Selwyn Toogood - Liz Gunn Best Presenter

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9911/S00080.htm


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