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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: Americas Cup - Prada Leads Table As RR2 Ends

Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of 46 points, ...

2: Short And Sweet: Shipley Vs Clark - Both Lose

Tonight, with four days to go, a much promoted - mano-a-mano - Shipley vs Clark TV special was the centerpiece of the campaign for both major parties on state TV's leading serious channel Television One.

3: ELECTION 1999: Voting In The Dark

The state of democracy in New Zealand looks shot to bits as, only four days out from a general election, nearly half of all voters do not understand how our electoral system works and forty per cent are unaware they will also be required to vote on ...

4: Americas Cup: Three Great Matches End RR2

Round Robin Two of the Louis Vuitton Cup finished with a flourish on Saturday. Three matches, rescheduled from Race Six, were sailed today. The matches were outstanding - all at one point featured good close match racing by teams fighting for precious ...

5: Scoop Images: We’ve Got Jonah!

Jonah Lomu has signed to the Wellington Rugby Football Union for two years and will be eligible to play for both the Hurricane’s Super 12 team and the Lions NPC team. There is some talk about the odd game for the Petone club too. Jonah says he is looking ...

6: Australia Levies New Tax To Pay For Timor Troops

While Jenny and Helen argue over what increased taxes on higher income earners might do to the economy, Australia has simply gone out and done it - a tax to pay for peace. John Howard reports.

7: Scoop Oddity: There's Magic In Them There Numbers

After observing the celebrations of the last completely odd day for 1112 years last Friday, Scoop on a hunch decided to check whether the date was also a prime - that is, a number indivisible.

8: The old pragmatism versus ideology debate

Breaking the habit of a political lifetime, upton-on-line tuned into Holmes at 7 pm to catch the head to head leaders' debate between Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark.

9: Selwyn Manning's Election Predictions

Isn’t democracy a fine thing. Just when it seems this country has been governed by self perceived born to rule cronies forever, the population deals out a right old telling off. Yip, here in south Auckland, three terms is long enough. That’s the ...

10: 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.

11: 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.

12: SCOOP ELECTION: John Howard's Election Picks

Contrary to my Scoop colleagues predictions on the outcome of the election, I am favouring a National-led government for the following reasons.

13: A Reminder About Helen Clark

Joy Faulkner reminds everyone - before they get out the wacky backy to celebrate a new Prime Minister - that Helen Clark is the woman who brought in the Smoke-free Environments Act.

14: 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.

15: Delamere's Sacked! Now Settle The Hunger Strikers!

Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere has been sacked this evening. Prime minister Jenny Shipley has asked the Governor General to withdraw his warrant as Minister of Immigration following disclosure that he authorised permanent residence for Chinese ...

16: 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

17: CHP Candidate Objects To Labour’s Gay Pamphlet

Gael Donoghue, Whanganui Christian Heritage Party Candidate, and Party Health Spokesperson expressed concern today about the Gay Pamphlet published by the Labour Party which pictures their six Gay, Lesbian and Transgender candidates.

18: NEWSFLASH: Shipley Sacks Delamere

Jenny Shipley has just held a press conference to announce that she has sacked Tuariki Delamere who – as Minister of Immigration had signed some authorities involving the investment of Chinese funds in Maori Land – she said it would not be appropriate ...

19: PM might benefit from electorate shock treatment

If she actually inhaled, soon to be ex-Prime Minister Shipley might have gained valuable insight into Kiwi culture, and why she has lost the election campaign, said a Christchurch anti-prohibition campaigner today. Mrs Shipley is expected to suffer serious "electorate ...

20: Election Advertising By Timberlands Front Group

Author Nicky Hager has called for a parliamentary inquiry into links between Timberlands West Coast and the pro-logging pressure group Coast Action Network, which paid for a full-page advertisement in Coromandel today attacking the Green, Labour and Alliance ...

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