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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

1: Americas Cup - RR3 Raises Outstanding Match Races

The Louis Vuitton Cup continues to provide thrilling match race action as Round Robin Three kicks into gear. The results are critical now, wins are worth nine points.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00006.htm


2: Clark Announces Cabinet And Rethink On F-16s

Labour Leader Helen Clark today brought forward the announcement of her cabinet team after an election was held at caucus today. (See earlier story for details of who is in.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00020.htm


3: Labour elects Cabinet ministers

Prime Minister-elect Helen Clark today announced Labour’s Cabinet ministers, following an election held at a meeting of the Labour caucus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00013.htm


4: Americas Cup - Italy's Prada Team Tested In RR3

Italy's Prada team shows its 3 year sailing experience on the Hauraki Gulf is placing it ahead of the Americas Cup challenger pack. It has a slick boat and a shrued team. But Sunday's race against Dennis Conner's Stars and Stripes will be revealing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00007.htm


5: Clark Announces Labour Cabinet Positions

Labour Leader Helen Clark has announced the Labour members of the cabinet after a ballot was held today by the Labour caucus. It is a predictable announcement with no surprises.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00019.htm


6: Coalition agreement

The Labour and Alliance parties will form a coalition government with the following objectives: 1. to implement a policy platform which reduces inequality, is environmentally sustainable, and improves the social and economic wellbeing of all New Zealanders,

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00020.htm


7: HARD NEWS: This Week is Another Country

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it is a new dawn, is it not? Well, it was a hell of a night anyway, and perhaps we ought to leave the Tony Blair stuff well alone. The news is this: the mood has lifted. Auckland has been fine and mild all week and, without ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00018.htm


8: Clark: speech notes and Coalition Agreement

Over the past sixteen months Labour and the Alliance have worked to develop understandings on how a coalition government formed between us would work.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00021.htm


9: Cabinet line-up means ACC rethink?

The Labour caucus' decision not to elect to cabinet their ACC spokesman and former president is a strong sign that the caucus believes renationalising ACC is a silly policy, according to ACT Leader Richard Prebble

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00014.htm


10: Americas Cup - Prada Narrowly Beats Young America

Leading Americas Cup challenger, Luna Rossa - ITA 48, marked her debut today by beating New York Yacht Club's Young America team. PLUS: the points, the weather, the forecast, who races who tomorrow and more...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00003.htm


11: Americas Cup - Hoist The Mainsail RR3 Kicks Off

The Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series is now getting serious with international teams competing for nine points a win. Only the top six teams will advance to the semi-finals so performance is critical in this round.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00001.htm


12: N30 Black Bloc Communique

A communique from one section of the black bloc of N30 in Seattle

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9912/S00026.htm


13: Apology over mistake not good enough

An apology by the chief statistician over the mistake made with the September quarter CPI was not good enough, Treasurer Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00015.htm


14: Upton On Collective Responsibility

Today in the old Legislative Council chamber Helen Clark and Jim Anderton signed their Coalition agreement. It was the same room where three years ago Jim Bolger and Winston Peters did the same thing. The same jokes were made about pens not working.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00024.htm


15: Third World Says No To “Green Room” WTO Bullying

The Seattle WTO talks have ended in failure with developing countries blaming the US, the European Union, Canada and Japan for shuffling them aside. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00022.htm


16: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00101.htm


17: Jim Anderton's coalition agreement signing speech

It is nine days since the election, at which the people of New Zealand voted clearly for change.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00022.htm


18: Mars Polar lander Appears Lost in Space

The $165 million Mars Polar Lander appears to be doomed as an ominous silence greets all efforts to communicate with it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00023.htm


19: Greens Reject Beeman’s Interference Over F-16 Deal

The Green Party says the United States should keep out of the domestic debate over the purchase of 28 F-16 fighters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00007.htm


20: Scoop Column: People Of The World Let Down By WTO

If there is one thing that came out of the failed WTO trade talks in Seattle, it is this; - the citizens of the world expected, after spending millions of their tax dollars, that world leaders would be capable of getting it right. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00026.htm

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