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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on the Scoop site are...

1: INCIS Soap Opera Looks Destined To Head To Court

The INCIS soap opera's latest twist yesterday was an unexpected one with IBM calling it a day. Now all parties are crying havoc and have let slip the dogs of legal action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00040.htm


2: Small Parties Benefit From Poor Govt. Polling

The latest Herald Digipoll published today shows more worries for the government and a swing towards smaller parties rather than the big two.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00035.htm


3: NEWSFLASH: IBM Pulls Plug On INCIS

A spokesman for IBM Asia Pacific talking to media out of Tokyo has announced that IBM is going to cease development of the delay plagued INCIS, $130 million plus, police computer project.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00037.htm


4: Changes Good For Consumers - Bradford

Changes announced today to the Commerce Act will be good for consumers, says Enterprise Minister Max Bradford. In this package of releases and question and answer papers, Bradford gives a full run-down of the changes, why they were made and what they are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00139.htm


5: English: Speech to Canterbury Manufacturers' Assoc

Hon Bill English Treasurer MP for Clutha-Southland Speech to Canterbury Manufacturers' Association, Christchurch, 5.30pm 9 August 1999

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00142.htm


6: WINZ in top ten tv ad spenders

Labour is demanding to know why Work and Income NZ is in the top rank of corporate spenders on television advertising when it is a public service organisation with no competitors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00160.htm


7: Arrogance No Reason To Delay Transmission Gully

The short-sighted and arrogant statements of Transport Minister Maurice Williamson will come back to haunt him says United New Zealand leader and Ohariu-Belmont MP Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00151.htm


8: Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00057.htm


9: Butterfly 'Risk' is Pseudo-Science

"Once again we find Jeanette Fitzsimons quoting hysterical pseudo-science to push for restrictions on businesses and their scientific research," says the Libertarianz Spokesman for Environment Deregulation today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00015.htm


10: United Wants Expert Inquiry On Government IT

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling for an independent expert inquiry into government IT programmes in the light of the INCIS debacle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00148.htm


11: Government's APEC PR Strategy In Tatters

The Government's public relations strategy regarding APEC is in tatters following two significant developments over last weekend according to Trade Union Federation President, Maxine Gay.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00034.htm


12: Hawkins demands full inquiry into Incis

Labour police spokesperson George Hawkins said today that a full Commission of Inquiry was required to investigate the Incis police computer system following IBM's withdrawal from the project.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00140.htm


13: Incis - Government's Great White Elephant - ACT

IBM's dumping of the Incis computer system has today left taxpayers with a $130 million white elephant.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00144.htm


14: Howard's Australian Republic

A Sydney Morning Herald/Nielson poll (1), taken late last week, indicated less than a third of the electorate supported PM Howard's proposed referendum question for an Australian republic. But over two thirds supported the so-called Mack direct election ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00039.htm


15: Big Bang Machine Could Destroy Earth

John Howard reports on a breaking news story that new experiments in the US could destroy the Earth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC9907/S00010.htm


16: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Incis - GE Maize - GE Protest - Health - Paremoremo Escape - Triple Homicide - Gisborne Concert - Ansett Strike - New Russian PM - Watson Trial - Ski Fields

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00059.htm


17: Salmon ban another blow to free trade myth

The myth of free trade has suffered another blow following an Australian supermarket's ban on raw New Zealand salmon, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00146.htm


18: Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top rating items on Scoop are...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00050.htm


19: President Travels to New Zealand for APEC Leaders

President Clinton will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting September 12-13 in Auckland, New Zealand. The annual meeting, hosted this year by Prime Minister Jennifer Shipley, will bring together the leaders of the 21 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00035.htm


20: Anti-National Election Campaign Launched By NFA

This morning Native Forest Action campaigners erected a startling billboard, which depicts the sun rising over a tree stump with the words: "New Zealand. First country in the world still logging rainforests in the new millenium."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00017.htm

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