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Scoop Ratings - The Week's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop this week were...

1: Wellington Central - Who Should Face Prebble?

Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at the issue of who should run against Richard Prebble in the crucial seat of Wellington Central - Labour's Marian Hobbs or the Alliance's Phillida Bunkle. For whoever is left standing, the stakes are high.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00050.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: Lava Magazine: The Scoop On Scoop

Article republished with the kind permission of Lava magazine...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00052.htm


4: Rankin spends $25,000 on self-promotional videos

The Alliance has revealed that the CEO of WINZ has spent $25,000 making videos of herself at the taxpayers expense.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00187.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: IHUG Brothers Cowboys In Workplace - SFWU

"Recent positive publicity surrounding Tim and Nick Wood's wealth and dominance as successful business entrepreneurs due to the success of their internet company IHUG failed to dig deeper into the 'cowboy culture' of their workplace", said Darien Fenton, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00048.htm


8: New Chief Executive Appointed For Telecom

The new Telecom Chief Executive Officer will be Theresa Gattung, currently the Group General Manager Services.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00051.htm


9: 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


10: TV1/Colmar Brunton Poll

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00045.htm


11: The Sporting Scoop - Rugby And Cricket

From Pretoria to Old Trafford, a look at some of the weekend's sporting action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00033.htm


12: Five Steps Ahead Policy Launch

The Government's Five Steps Ahead programme will be launched simultaneously in five centres on August 18, Enterprise and Commerce Minister Max Bradford announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00122.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: Scoop's Questions For Tomorrow's RNZ Staff Meeting

Scoop would like to be a fly on the wall at tomorrow's (Friday) meeting in Wellington between representatives of Radio New Zealand's board and its staff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00054.htm


16: Delamere Sucks Up To Tyrants

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath says his stomach churned as he read the speech given by John Delamare in China last night. "I am disgusted to find a representative of our semi-free country offering moral support to the bloodthirsty ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00012.htm


17: Changes To Loan Scheme Announced By Shipley

In a speech titled Good Policy Good Government today, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley announced two changes to the student loan scheme. The extract of her speech outlining these changes follows.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00231.htm


18: Eclipse On The Net

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00047.htm


19: 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


20: The Republican Debate Just Got Hotter

The republic referendum debate has taken two major turns already this week. Scoop's Sydney correspondent Simon Orme looks at this weeks developments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00046.htm

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