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Scoop Ratings – Yesterday’s Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were…

1: The Week Ahead: Secrets, Lies, Liquor, Prod Boards

Scoop is anticipating a big week in Parliament this week with mounting pressure on the government and particularly the Prime Minister, as the opposition mounts an offensive on the Secrets and Lies revelations made by Nicky Hager last week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00081.htm


2: Diana's Death - Unanswered Questions Remain

John Howard reports that on the second anniversary of Princess Diana's death there remain a number of unanswered questions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00080.htm


3: The Sporting Scoop: NZ Win Cricket Series

An unabashed supporter of British sport reports on a historic victory for NZ cricket and an ignominious defeat for England

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00079.htm


4: Nats Losing Support to Labour, NZ First, Greens

The tide continues to turn against the National Party. Their Bright Future announcement has failed to translate into votes while the Winebox victory of Winston Peters immediately puts New Zealand First right back in the picture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00085.htm


5: Why New Zealand is so violent

New Zealand will keep its place as the most violent country in the developed world after South Africa until we get full employment, a victim-centred justice system and a vastly improved mental health system, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00367.htm


6: SCP Interactive: Edge Theory: An All Black Plane?

"The 747 I'd like to fly the world in [with the All Blacks]" - Kevin Roberts"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9907/S00144.htm


7: Rankin's Thursday Column Whither the Bourgeoisie?

We frequently hear these days about the plight of the middle class, or the middle classes. But who are the middle classes? Are they simply those people (or households?) who earn between the median income and the 90th or 95th percentile? Can we really ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00075.htm


8: Prebble admits using Hospital as election Football

Despite claims from ACT’s Richard Prebble, the Alliance’s Hospital Plan ensures Wellington Hospital will not be downsized. It won’t be 150 beds short. It will be full sized and it will have full tertiary services. It will be publicly financed and owned and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00370.htm


9: Prebble Only Wgtn. MP To Support Newtown Hospital

Responding to media requests for his answer to Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle's claim that National would site the new main hospital at Newtown because of his campaign as MP for Wellington Central, Mr Prebble said that there was some truth in her claims.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00369.htm


10: Treat Spirits the Same: ‘Alcohol is alcohol’

Ahead of Parliament finalising the liquor laws tomorrow (Tuesday 24th), the spirits industry is calling on MPs to reconsider their position on the types of alcohol that may be sold in supermarkets and grocery stores.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00073.htm


11: Mad Max wants to axe four universities

The Alliance said that Max Bradford's suggestions that only three universities should undertake research means New Zealand would lose the other four.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00357.htm


12: THE DAVISON WINEBOX REPORT--- SCOOP FULL COVERAGE

Scoop formed an early view on Sir Ron's “Smart” transaction on the day he reported back in August 1997.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00078.htm


13: The Tragedy Of James Whakaruru

The death of four year old James Whakaruru is a grim reminder of the dangers facing children who grow up in s severely dysfunctional families. In most of these families, education achievement is minimal, violence is rife, drug and alcohol dependency is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00360.htm


14: Birch Not Fit To Be Revenue Minister - Peters

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, today said that Revenue Minister Sir William Birch either does not understand the law or he has contempt for the law. Either way Mr Birch is not fit to be Minister of Revenue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00380.htm


15: Scoop Archive: Winebox Report Will Miss The Point

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/83/a1/199708140721.0ae72e.html


16: Green Contract Claims 'Arrant Nonsense'

“The Green Party’s ‘fortress New Zealand mentality’, distortion of the truth and ignorance of commercial reality should be a warning to the public,” Defence Minister Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00379.htm


17: NR Feedback: How Did Saatchi's TM The Silver Fern?

Regardless of the merit of the idea, I would like to to know how Saatchis managed to register the silver fern trademark? Surely it's a generic symbol?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00082.htm


18: Shipley Speech - Looking Ahead

Make no mistake, Election '99 is about making the right choice. A choice about leadership, about ideas, about the New Zealand we want to be and about who can deliver.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00356.htm


19: Scoop Archive: Sir Ron's "Smart" Transaction - Magnum

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/ac/6e/199708150712.1dca22.html


20: Scoop Ratings – Weekend Top 20

The top 20 rating stories at the Weekend were...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00148.htm


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