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Scoop Ratings – Today’s Top 20

Today’s Top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: Scoop Censored By Major Trade Unions

Acute observers may have noticed that Council of Trade Unions (CTU), Association of University Staff (AUS) and Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) press releases do not appear on Scoop while they do appear on another New Zealand political news ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00119.htm


2: Scott Watson Should Get Truth In Sentencing

ACT Leader Richard Prebble says it doesn't really matter what non-parole period Scott Watson gets in his sentence for the murder of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart, because it won't be enough.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00283.htm


3: Scoop Images: The President 's Men

Two images of the secret service which is flanking Clinton's movements around Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00114.htm


4: Scoop Images: The President of the USA

Photos of the President of the USA en route in downtown Auckland - including large close-up. Photos by Jason Dorday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00113.htm


5: Indonesia’s Triumph – Operation “Restore Order”

Indonesia has been widely condemned over the past two weeks for its failure to keep order in East Timor. With calm apparently restored inside the Indonesian territory, Scoop's Alastair Thompson today brings you the first glimpses of the inside story ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00107.htm


6: Coast Unleashes Fury On Labour

1,000 West Coasters turned out today to voice their fury over Labour's decision to break its promise to honour the West Coast Forest Accord.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00284.htm


7: A Story From APEC

On Sunday night I attended the APEC leaders dinner and found myself on a table with foreign ministers from the ASEAN region. Naturally I asked them how the conference was going, and in particular about East Timor. Naturally they said favourable things ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00289.htm


8: Black ban “just like the bad old days”

Unionists flex their muscles - “The CTU’s black ban on the Scoop Internet news site is just like the bad old days,” says National Party MP Annabel Young.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00278.htm


9: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Security Meeting - UN Mission Reports - Refugees - Chinese Presidennt Meets Shipley - Clinton And Golf - Auckland Returns To Normal - Watson - One Tree Hill - Slow Y2K Readiness - Woman Banned From Site

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00095.htm


10: Ansett Pilots To Meet Winston Peters

The New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, is to meet a group of Ansett pilots in Christchurch this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00288.htm


11: Coast Benefits From $68 Million Asset Windfall

Critics of Labour’s indigenous forests policy have studiously ignored the $68 million asset windfall which the policy delivers to the West Coast community and potential additional gains from tourism related jobs say conservationists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00070.htm


12: The Pleasanties Of The Corporate Culture

Last month my father lost his job which, in a country with relatively high levels of unemployment is not in itself a big deal. However the nature in which the job was taken had me astounded at the coldness of the corporate culture. Jonathan Hill ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00070.htm


13: Australia, New Zealand and the Geopolitics of Asia

Ever since the fall of Sukarno, Australia and New Zealand have existed in splendid isolation. Indeed, a generation of Australians and New Zealanders came to the conclusion that their isolation was both natural and eternal. It was the way things were and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00130.htm


14: Please Helen, Give It A Rest

Justice Minister, Tony Ryall, said today that if Helen Clark thinks the Presidents of China and the United States are in New Zealand to provide a “photo op” for Jenny Shipley, then she has let bitterness get the better of her.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00282.htm


15: Minister Disappointed At Mt Hikurangi Challenge

Conservation Minister Nick Smith is disappointed that Public Access New Zealand is to legally challenge the return of Mt Hikurangi to Ngati Porou and the new access agreement that has been negotiated for the mountain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00285.htm


16: THE AUCKLAND CHALLENGE - LEADERS DECLARATION

We, the Economic Leaders of APEC, celebrate here in Auckland ten years of unprecedented cooperation in our region, in pursuit of a vision of stability, security and prosperity for our peoples.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00099.htm


17: Five Nation Trade Pact Talks Ongoing - Chile

The Chilean delegation attending APEC in Auckland insist that a five nation trade pact is under discussion between the United States, Chile, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00128.htm


18: England To Sell Half It's Gold Reserves

The decision, to literally "sell the Crown jewels" and cut the bank's gold holdings by more than half, followed similar decisions by the central banks of two other British Commonwealth countries - Canada and Australia. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00131.htm


19: East Timor, NZ MPs & Indonesia Prepare For Ballot

The United Nations says it has almost completed registering voters in East Timor for the August 30 ballot on East Timor. Meanwhile NZ MPs are readying to leave to observe, as Indonesia predicts chaos if the province votes for independence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00010.htm


20: APEC, East Timor and the New Asian Reality

STRATFOR.COM Global Intelligence Update Weekly Analysis September 13, 1999 APEC, East Timor and the New Asian Reality

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00129.htm


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