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Scoop Ratings – The Weekend Top 20

The Top 20 rating items on Scoop at the weekend were…

1: National Announces Party List

National Party President John Slater and Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today they were delighted to announce the National Party List for the 1999 General Election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00099.htm


2: House: The Lord Of The Rings Amendment

Following the completion of the Government's centrepiece legislation for this session - producer board reform - MPs moved to tax legislation including a special provision to clarify the tax position of the Lord of The Rings film production.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00024.htm


3: UN Provides Bait For East Timor Disaster

Events over the past week have now brought the true situation in East Timor into the open, and in the process the innocence and naiveté of the wider international community has been harshly exposed. Scoop's Alastair Thompson analyses the latest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00020.htm


4: Newstalk ZB (Auckland) Headlines 11am.

Newstalk ZB headlines - 11am - Referendum on tougher penalties for criminals - Father wants accountability for baby deaths - Body found in burning car.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9907/S00040.htm


5: Scoop Exclusive - The Man Who Spooked The Spooks

Inside APEC Series - Aziz Choudry: he became a household name to us after the New Zealand Secret Intelligence Service bungled its break in on his Christchurch home. On Scoop today, Choudry speaks of Spooks, APEC, foreign affairs, and warns of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00008.htm


6: National planning for private charge road tolls

The Alliance says the Government is planning to let private companies take over new roads, and New Zealanders will have to pay tolls to overseas owned companies in order to drive on them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00083.htm


7: CNRT: Indonesia planned post-ballot slaughter

Statement by: Mr. Joao Carrascalao Head of CNRT in Australia (National Council for Timorese Resistance) President, UDT (Timorese Democratic Union).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00022.htm


8: East Timor's triumph is APEC's challenge

Mrs Shipley's government must now guarantee the people of East Timor that as APEC host, she will use the advantage that role gives her to put pressure on Indonesia for a peaceful transition to independence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00096.htm


9: Maliana In Flames As Chaos Envelopes East Timor

The UN operation in East Timor has entered siege mode as militia violence escalates and the announcement of the independence referendum result approaches.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00021.htm


10: The CIA, Labour and the 'Credit Card' Campaign

Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at how Labour Party President Bob Harvey's comments on the CIA this week could be the much needed start of a fresh new approach to Labour's election campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00011.htm


11: Scoop Ratings - The Week's Top 20

The week's Top 20 rating items on Scoop were…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00024.htm


12: Kofi Annan - 78% In Favour Of Timor Independence

The East Timor iIndependence referendum result has just been announced in New York by Secretary General Kofi Annan. 78% voted against the proposal for special autonomy an, as expected, overwhelming result in favour of independence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00022.htm


13: I am sorry, but I tried.

Maori land owners look set to lose an estimated $30 Million, after an amendment to the Dairy Board Restructuring Bill in the name of the New Zealand First MP for Te Tai Tonga, Tutekawa Wyllie, was vetoed by Government members under late night urgency.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00093.htm


14: East Timor: Kofi Annan Statement To UN

The following is the text of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's address announcing the referendum result to the UN Security Council in New York.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00023.htm


15: ABC:Secret Kopassus-militia meetings plan violence

Kerry O'Brien talks with an East Timorese activist who says he has details of secret meetings between the Indonesian military and pro-Jakarta militia to plan a new wave of violence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00025.htm


16: Students To Take Legal Action Over Arrests

Students arrested at a protest in parliament grounds during 1997 are commencing legal action against the police for wrongful arrest. A recent judgement by the High Court permanently stayed prosecutions against the protesters, stating that while ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9909/S00004.htm


17: McKinnon - East Timor Ballot result loud and clear

"The people of East Timor have made a clear statement about their future," New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Don McKinnon said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00094.htm


18: Luxton Hails Bright Future For Dairy Industry

Food and Fibre Minister John Luxton today said he was delighted that the Dairy Industry Restructuring Bill as agreed between the dairy industry and the Government had been passed despite opposition from the Labour Party, New Zealand First and the Alliance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00095.htm


19: Taxpayer's Money Used In Monsanto's PR

New Zealand taxpayers have spent $100,000 funding a public relations front for genetic engineers, including the United States food and chemical giant Monsanto, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00072.htm


20: Scoop Ratings - Smoking, Labour and Monsanto

Today's top 20 rating items at 2.40pm were...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00026.htm

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