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Scoop Today - Top 30, Election Special Shortly

EXTENDED EDITION: Now the final election results are finally in - Scoop will follow with a election round-up bulletin shortly. Last night's bulletin was delayed waiting for a result.... it was, finally, early this morning and the Greens Have 7 seats - and Labour and the Alliance 59 - so we do have Frankenstein government afteralll. You read it first on Scoop!

Scoop has been rating very highly over the last two days as the final results have filtered through. Interestingly there was approximately twice as much interest in Winston's fate as there was in the Cabinet lineup.

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Editorial: Massive War Crime Threatened In Grozny

In the last four weeks of the 20st century, not to mention the millennium, the world is on the verge of experiencing the effects of a new generation of horrific weapons systems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00030.htm


2: The New Cabinet

Helen Clark has announced her new cabinet. The placings are:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00044.htm


3: PM-elect announces new ministry

Prime Minister-elect Helen Clark today announced the ministerial portfolios for the new Labour-Alliance government, confirming Jim Anderton's appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Michael Cullen's as Finance ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00036.htm


4: Heartless Government Slashes Benefits

Beneficiaries around the country are reeling today after the Labour/Alliance Government confirmed they will cut benefits by $20 a week before Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00013.htm


5: Greens Ahead By A Nose In Special Vote Race!

According to Scoop sources, with 49 finalised seats in the specials now counted, the Green Party is looking like getting another seat – at Labour’s expense.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00046.htm


6: Americas Cup - Prada Loses For Second Time

AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and schedules...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00011.htm


7: Greens Could Get Seventh MP on Specials

The Greens are looking good to get their seventh MP into parliament as a result of the special votes which are still being counted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00038.htm


8: Americas Cup - Stars & Stripes Bulkhead Separates

Here's the latest in the Americas Cup challenger series - Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes suffers serious damage - Next race to watch between top rated yachts - the points table - the weather - who races who...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00008.htm


9: Americas Cup - Winds Fickle For Match Racers

Shifts and light winds made a lottery out of Americas Cup challenger series match racing on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf yesterday. Here are race reports, the latest of who won, who lost, the points to date and the weather conditions expected for today's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00014.htm


10: Americas Cup - America One Beats Leading Prada

Luna Rossa (ITA-48) managed to get on the stern of AmericaOne (USA-49) with two minutes to go before the start. Francesco De Angelis was trying to push Paul Cayard towards the start line but he came too close and hit AmericaOne's transom square in the middle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00010.htm


11: Rebel Caucus Outraged At Benefit Bonus Backdown

The Rebel Caucus today voiced its disgust that the incoming government had reneged on their promise of a $20 per week benefit increase, saying that it was tantamount to a cut in beneficiaries' incomes and could split the coalition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00015.htm


12: Greens $250 Million Christmas Bonus Grossly Unfair

The cost of the Greens 'Christmas Bonus' for all beneficiaries has today been put at a staggering $250 million.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00031.htm


13: Jeanette Fitzsimons wins Coromandel

The Green Party's Jeanette Fitzsimons has won the Coromandel electorate by 246 votes after the counting of special votes on Tuesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00028.htm


14: Simon Upton: The Arrival Of The Greens

"The arrival of the Greens will put the Labour Alliance coalition agreement to the test sooner than later", outgoing State Services Minister Simon Upton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00030.htm


15: Tasmania Moves Towards Cannabis Decriminalisation

In an Australian first, Tasmanian cannabis smokers will, from next year, be given up to three chances to reform their ways before they face criminal charges. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00042.htm


16: Rankin Thursday: No Seattle Washington Consensus

The "Washington Consensus" is the popular name for the neoliberal policy programme promoted by the Bretton Woods institutions: the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the late-born World Trade Organisation (WTO).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00041.htm


17: Stocks Warning Sounded By Aussie Exchange Head

The chairman of the Australian Stock Exchange is warning that narrow trade on soaring global markets is a sign they could "implode" soon. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00035.htm


18: Minority government is weak government - Prebble

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said the country did not welcome the news that Labour and the Alliance look likely to be a minority government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00034.htm


19: Wellington Council Loan $300k For Film / TV School

The Wellington City Council has approved $300,000 for a loan to set up a Film and TV school in the city, but it will face some stiff international competition via the Internet. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00043.htm


20: 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


21: Scoop Today - WINSTON WINS BY 62!

Winston holds Tauranga by 62 VOTES! And all the rest of the days news...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00040.htm


22: Greens can Thank ALCP for Win

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is claiming a key role in the election success of the Green Pary.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00014.htm


23: Ambassador Beeman Moves On With Kiwi Daughter

Tomorrow marks the changing of the guard at the United States Embassy as Ambassador Josiah Beeman, his wife Susan, and their 6 month-old New Zealand-born daughter Olivia, leave our shores. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00034.htm


24: Warning Labels for Green MPs

A Libertarianz spokesman says Green MPs preparing for parliament have already demonstrated the need for their own warning labels: 'Warning. These politicians contain socialism - consumption or use of their ideas will be dangerous to you, your property, your ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00011.htm


25: Reflections On The 1999 General Election

The 1999 General Election was a return to normalcy, rather than a radical change, Hon Peter Dunne, United New Zealand leader and MP for Ohariu-Belmont, told Tawa Rotary club this evening.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00029.htm


26: "Nandor for Minister of Hemp", say Legalisers

Cannabis reform campaigners congratulated the Greens tonight on their "awesome re-entry", with the special vote from cannabis country Coromandel putting six "grass root" MP's into the House of Representatives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00012.htm


27: National radio Midday Bulletin

Cabinet - NZ First - Ikaroa Rawhiti - Russia - Middle East - Tattoo - Maori - Morphine - Challenge

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9912/S00054.htm


28: Parliament and Peters Still Hangs On The Specials

The Greens have made it with six MPs into parliament but the future of NZ First and party leader Winston Peters still hangs in the balance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00036.htm


29: Oklahoma Teenage Shooter Used Dad's Gun, Bullets

The Oklahoma teenager who opened fire on his classmates on Monday used a semi-automtic pistol and ammunition taken from his father’s wardrobe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00037.htm


30: Newsflash: Greens Expect To Win Coromandel!

Green party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has just told Radio New Zealand that she expects to win the seat of Coromandel in a result expected around 7pm tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00033.htm

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