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Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: The New Media Revolution

There is a new media revolution under way. You may not notice it if you are still getting the bulk of your information from Richard or Judy or Carol and John - or even the daily newspapers. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00072.htm


2: Bleakly Sexist Future for Tertiary Women

The Government's "Bright Futures" package is sexist and will do nothing to improve the situation for women students, say women student representatives and the New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00062.htm


3: WINZ Conferences Continue

In the same week as WINZ chief executive Christine Rankin was reprimanded for extravagance, WINZ staff were "living it up" at a three day conference in a Wellington Hotel, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00325.htm


4: WINZ Pays $240,000 For Empty Offices

Associate Minister of WINZ Peter McCardle has revealed that WINZ paid almost $250,000 for empty offices since WINZ was formed last October.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00324.htm


5: Labour and Hager Conspired Against Coasters

"There is clear evidence of collusion between the Labour Party and Nicky Hagar in the publication 'Secrets and Lies'," says SOE Minister Tony Ryall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00322.htm


6: Bill Birch Answers Dominion INCIS Questions

In answer to questions received this afternoon from the Dominion, Finance Minister Sir William Birch said tonight:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00328.htm


7: What's today's version, Prime Minister?

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that the Prime Minister's constantly shifting stance on her involvement, and the involvement of her staff, with Timberlands and its public relations company comes as no surprise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00323.htm


8: "Who The Hell Is NZUSA?"

"Who the hell is NZUSA to criticise the Government's new Bright Future programme?" is the response from Victoria University Young Nationals spokesman Philip Rennie to NZUSA's bizarre criticisms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00066.htm


9: Read 'Secrets And Lies' Before Talking About it

Native Forest Action has today challenged people speaking in the media about Secrets and Lies to read the book before opening their mouths.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00063.htm


10: Brash's position becoming untenable

Alliance leader Jim Anderton says the Governor of the Reserve Bank is becoming so politically partisan, his position at the head of the bank is becoming untenable.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00326.htm


11: Christian Heritage Support Feminist Lobby

Christian Heritage Party candidate, Chris Salt, says the party supports efforts by feminist lobby groups to have the objectionable Rock FM billboards removed. "They are offensive to both men and women," says Mr Salt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00060.htm


12: Microsoft Steps Up Software Piracy Enforcement

Settles five legal actions and announces significant public response Community benefits following successful legal action

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00077.htm


13: Cannabis Out Of Closet, But Don't Hold Your Breath

Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at why we are unlikely to see the urgent issues associated with skyrocketing cannabis use addressed in the near future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00069.htm


14: Telecom Launches New Payphone Network

The first of Telecom's 6,500 new Payphones are being installed today, offering customers technologically advanced, easy-to-use phones with a variety of payment options.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00076.htm


15: National Radio Midday Bulletin

CYPFA - Quake - Bombed - Labour - Blood - Trial - Dogs - Lighters - Safety Scheme - Trial - Tattoo

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00126.htm


16: Shandwick Apologise To New Zealand - NFA

Shandwick, Timberlands' Wellington public relations company, should apologise to New Zealand for all the secretive manipulation it has done for Timberlands, said Native Forest Action spokesperson, Dean Baigent-Mercer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00049.htm


17: Nanny's Cannabis Spat

"It's quite obvious from the recent spat over cannabis law reform that none of the other parties 'gets it'" says Libertarianz justice spokesman Bernard Darnton. "The real issue is this," he says. "Who owns your body?"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00065.htm


18: Te Puna Launches New Era For National Library

Education Minister Nick Smith today launched Te Puna, the National Library's new on-line information access system and announced that he had approved the National Library's restructuring plan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00337.htm


19: Winston Peters Gay Bashing

ACT Leader Richard Prebble says he's received disturbing reports that Winston Peters is gay bashing, particularly when addressing elderly audiences.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00319.htm


20: ALCP A Political Sideshow?

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party respond to comments in Jonathan Hill's column yesterday that the ALCP have little credibility and are a political sideshow. Here Adria Picot documents some policies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00073.htm

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