Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...
The latest poll shows Labour down four points to 40, National steady on 38, the Alliance up one to seven points, Act up two to seven and New Zealand First up two to four percent.
The republic referendum debate has taken two major turns already this week. Scoop's Sydney correspondent Simon Orme looks at this weeks developments.
The sun's last total eclipse of the century will be visible (weather willing) by around two billion people in Europe and the Middle East, but the audience world-wide will be multiplied by a plethora of web-cams.
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.
Paul Carpinter, Secretary of Commerce, gave a speech today to the APEC Business Conference in Rotorua, on how New Zealand's experience with CER (Closer Economic Relations) could provide a model framework for the operation of APEC.
Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today attacked government plans to underwrite a musical concert in Gisborne.
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
John Howard reports that it was a long time coming, but Bill Clinton has finally made his move over "unlawful conduct" on the Internet.
The Alliance has revealed that the CEO of WINZ has spent $25,000 making videos of herself at the taxpayers expense.
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.
Shooting - Watson - Concert - IBM - Manslaughter - Pakistani Plane Downed - Med Council - National Campaign - Fibre Fire - Lab Strike
The genetic engineering issue is about to take off in Australia tomorrow, with New Zealand Green Party MP Jeanette Fitzsimons face-to-face with Monsanto's Brian Arnst in a one hour live television broadcast.
The Commonwealth Government is backing an underwater search aiming to formally identify the last resting place of one of the most important ships in Australia's history.
The latest Herald Digi poll released yesterday has been described by Party Leader Graham Capill as 'inaccurate, unprofessional and misleading'.
The Government is considering ways to guarantee a new centrepiece for Gisborne's Millennium celebrations with a free dawn concert on the beach featuring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra being one option that could be considered.
An address by The Rt Revd Dr David Coles, Bishop of Christchurch at Christchurch Cathedral at 10.00am on Saturday 7 August 1999.
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.
"Jobs not Chips" is the message on the large banner Green Party members will hold up in the grounds of parliament from 10.30am today in opposition to the Forest Amendment Bill.
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 ...
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