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Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

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: Shipley shoots the messenger

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that the Prime Minister would be well advised to listen to and respect the views of the Bishop of Christchurch rather than slap him down publicly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00164.htm


3: 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


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: The Inside Scoop On The Lord Of The Rings

Scoop has struck up a content partnership with a US based Lord of The Rings - http://theonering.net - website. Today we bring a report with an extract from a interview with Billy Boyd who has recently been confirmed for the role of Froddo's young friend Pippen

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00042.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: 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


10: More 'me-tooing' from desperate Government

"How many death bed conversions can Maurice Williamson have," Labour commerce spokesperson Paul Swain asked today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00161.htm


11: Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

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

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


12: 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


13: Investing In Social Capital A Christian Imperative

An address by The Rt Revd Dr David Coles, Bishop of Christchurch at Christchurch Cathedral at 10.00am on Saturday 7 August 1999.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00059.htm


14: 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


15: Continuity And Change Thirty Seven Years On

The Dominion this morning carried extracts from Departing MFAT Secretary Richard Nottage's farewell address and an acommpanying editorial. Scoop is pleased to bring readers the full text of his address delivered on July 30th in the Banquet Hall at ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00041.htm


16: Clinton Makes His Move On The Internet

John Howard reports that it was a long time coming, but Bill Clinton has finally made his move over "unlawful conduct" on the Internet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00056.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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


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