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Scoop Ratings – Yesterday’s Top 20

The Top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday – a record ratings day – were…

1: UN Compound In Dili Defended By Indonesian Army

Speaking from the UN Compound in Dili by phone to Radio New Zealand New Zealander Andrew Ladley of the UNAMET mission says the compound is now secure as it is being defended by a new army unit which has just arrived.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00048.htm


2: Labour Leader's Credibility Put At Issue

"Labour Leader Helen Clark's credibility has been dealt a major blow with defamation proceedings against her over her claims about surgery at Ascot Hospital," Health Minister Wyatt Creech said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00167.htm


3: Te Kaha Deploys To Assist In East Timor

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jenny Shipley and the Minister of Defence, Hon Max Bradford, this morning announced the Government had agreed to deploy HMNZS Te Kaha to Darwin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00162.htm


4: History will judge National's reluctance

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that the National Government's excuses for President Habibie and the Indonesian Government are wearing very thin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00164.htm


5: Column on East Timor by Campaigner Colin Iles

For the merest moment in time the East Timorese glimpsed the possibility of an end to 24 years of the brutal and illegal occupation that had cost a third of their population.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00049.htm


6: Foreign Ministers Timor Meeting Will Not Be Today

Arrangements will not be able to be made in time for an urgent meeting of foreign ministers today to discuss the crisis in East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00047.htm


7: Protester Bring Queen Street To A Halt

Auckland’s Queen Street has been brought to a halt this afternoon after a group opposing the atrocities in East Timor took to the streets in protest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00038.htm


8: Questions Of The Day On East Timor

APEC And East Timor - Slaughter In East Timor - Indonesia's Attendance At APEC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00044.htm


9: Dealing with the Balance of Payments crisis

The balance of payments deficit has reached a crisis point. At $6,374 million in the last year, every New Zealander is spending $33 dollars a week more on imported goods, than we earn from the sale of our nation's exports, said Alliance leader Jim ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00168.htm


10: Soapbox 51: Taking the future seriously

Political parties are chattering about the `knowledge-based economy' phrase, but is their heart really in it?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00039.htm


11: East Timor: We Must Keep Hope Alive

As the forces of chaos gather strength in East Timor APEC faces its greatest challenge. Scoop's Alastair Thompson argues we owe it to the people of East Timor not to give up hope.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00041.htm


12: APEC Trade Fair a Failure

A trade fair associated with APEC has angered exhibitors due to a lack of interest by New Zealand companies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00040.htm


13: 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


14: Labour's Employment Relations policy

WORKING TOGETHER: LABOUR ON EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS Labour believes that legislation governing employment relations should recognise the interdependence of workers and employers; promote and sustain economic growth; and assist in achieving a fair distribution ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00144.htm


15: Welfare for the 21st Century - Labour

Social security under Labour will work harder to include people in society rather than shut them out, says Labour social welfare spokesperson Steve Maharey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00174.htm


16: Finally a fair workplace relations policy

Labour’s employment relations policy would right many of the wrongs of the past nine years by redressing the imbalance of the Employment Contracts Act and by encouraging collective organisation and good faith bargaining.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00041.htm


17: Labour social security policy offers fresh vision

Labour's social security policy is tailored to offer New Zealanders security and opportunity in the new century, says Labour Leader Helen Clark.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00173.htm


18: National Radio Midday Bulletin

EAST TIMOR: Australia - Indonesian Attendance At APEC - Ministers' Meeting - UN - Dili - NZ Military - Protest --- OTHER NEWS: APEC Traffic Problems - Scott Watson Trial - Y2k and Health - Labour Social Security Policy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00054.htm


19: “Thank God we have the frigates”

This is why we need a combatant Navy - National MP Annabel Young says that the deployment of Te Kaha to stand off Timor should silence the critics of the blue-water Navy. “Thank God we have the frigates. This is not a job for shoreline patrol craft. Frigates ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00179.htm


20: New Direction For State Services Commission

State Services Minister Simon Upton has announced a major change of direction for the State Services Commission. The announcement is the key element of a major re-assessment of monitoring within the core public sector that has already seen new arrangements ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00134.htm

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