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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Peters Breaks His Silence! Thank-You Speech

The new Parliament promises to be an interesting place, with a wide cross section of people from many different backgrounds in the House. This is the representation that New Zealanders have decided they want for the next three years, and we in New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00040.htm


2: Americas Cup - Prada Loses For Second Time

AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and schedules...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00011.htm


3: Editorial: Massive War Crime Threatened In Grozny

In the last four weeks of the 20st century, not to mention the millennium, the world is on the verge of experiencing the effects of a new generation of horrific weapons systems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00030.htm


4: National Should Have Gone For Tauranga Recount

ACT Deputy Leader Hon Ken Shirley today said National shouldn't have thrown in the towel in Tauranga and should have sought a judicial recount in the electorate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00043.htm


5: ELECTION 1999: The Dust Begins To Settle

After the last two and a half months of exhaustive media assault the New Zealand population only now seem to be emerging from their bunkers and looking cautiously to see if the political dust has settled. Jonathan Hill and Alastair Thompson have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00050.htm


6: Americas Cup - The Latest Race Reports

AmericaOne on Top - Prada Blitzs Spanish - French Win Stars & Stripes Loses - Abracadabra Wins Young Australia Trails: Here is the Americas Cup challenger series latest race report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00017.htm


7: Who Will Rid Us Of This Troublesome Priest?

The Rt Hon Winston Peters, MP for Tauranga, said today that the request of Labour’s candidate for an electoral recount is “bizarre”, preceding as it did, the National candidate’s concession just before noon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00044.htm


8: EU And US Headed For A Trade War Over Agriculture

Following a breakdown at the WTO talks in Seattle, the US House Agriculture Committee is planning a series of hearings on farm policy early next year that will consider greater subsidies for US farmers. Will it lead to a Trade War? John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00059.htm


9: Scoop Editorial: The Right Thing To Do

Russia this week decided not to blanket bomb Grozny. With the benefit of hindsight it appears the decision not to bomb was taken on Tuesday, right at the beginning of the week, Scoop's Alastair Thompson reports on the motivations behind the sudden ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00058.htm


10: Americas Cup - Hoist The Mainsail RR3 Kicks Off

The Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series is now getting serious with international teams competing for nine points a win. Only the top six teams will advance to the semi-finals so performance is critical in this round.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00001.htm


11: Scoop Images: Swearing In The New Government - 1

Pictures From The Signing In Of The New Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00055.htm


12: Americas Cup - Prada Leads Table As RR2 Ends

Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of 46 points, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00101.htm


13: Govt's 'Good Faith' Doesn't Extend To Coasters

The Government's directive today to end the beech logging scheme on the West Coast was a move to stop expert evidence that the scheme is sustainable and environmentally sound from being heard, according to ACT Forestry Spokesman and International Forestry ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00042.htm


14: ACT concerned about integrity of poll

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today he was disturbed to learn that the National candidate for Tauranga, Katherine O'Regan, has stated that she has no intention of applying for a recount in Tauranga.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00047.htm


15: Call For End To Discriminatory Policy On Visas

United New Zealand Party leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling on the new Government to change the current policy regarding the issue of visitors' visas to young, single people.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00041.htm


16: Heartless Government Slashes Benefits

Beneficiaries around the country are reeling today after the Labour/Alliance Government confirmed they will cut benefits by $20 a week before Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00013.htm


17: Americas Cup - The Latest Race Results, Points Etc

Team Dennis Conner was back on the race course today, against Young America, after the 48 hour delay necessary to fix the structural damage on Stars & Stripes USA 55, which occurred before the race of 5 December. Stars & Stripes beat his rival ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00016.htm

18: Scoop Images Continued From The Signing - 2

More Signing In Pics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00056.htm


19: Labour to Scrap Successful Welfare Programmes

Labour is promising that within a year the unemployed will be kicked off successful community wage schemes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00045.htm

20: Labour to Scrap Successful Welfare Programmes

Labour is promising that within a year the unemployed will be kicked off successful community wage schemes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00045.htm

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