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Scoop Today - Top 20

Published: Fri 6 Aug 1999 08:16 AM
Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Why Republicans Oppose an Australian Republic
A foretaste of things to come in NZ? Simon Orme writes from Sydney on the question of a republic and how the debate is finally heating up.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00018.htm
2: Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20
Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00019.htm
3: Office Classifies Keith Haring Artworks
The Office of Film and Literature Classification has classified 18 works by the late American Artist Keith Haring, recently exhibited at the City Art Gallery, Wellington.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00034.htm
4: Rankin's Thursday Column: Democracy And The Media
A worrying theme is emerging in some recent studies; democracy is much less popular than died-in-the-wool democrats such as myself would wish it to be. Further, democracy seems to be less popular with young than with older New Zealanders
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00021.htm
5: Treasury NZ Rail report 'garbage'
A Treasury cost-benefit study on the privatisation of NZ Rail released today is garbage, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00064.htm
6: Cultural Rethink Required, An Auckland Perspective
Isn't it interesting how when under the spotlight a position of hindsight is quickly assumed. We are talking here of course about the WINZ fiasco.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00018.htm
7: The Shifting Sands Of the GE Debate
Scoop Feature: Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at the changing positions in the leadup to this weeks labelling decision on genetically engineered foods and the challenges of the immediate future
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00023.htm
8: Telecom To Exchange Phonecards
Telecom will exchange magnetic strip cards for special chip PhoneCards for customers with unused value in their magnetic cards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00011.htm
9: National Radio Midday Bulletin
Watson - Unemployment - Irradiation - Cancer - Maori Claim - Tax - Con Air - Cambridge Crash - Foxton Crash - Asian Flooding - Stolen Gold Seizure - Train Tunnel - Robbery Arrest - Y2K
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00028.htm
10: Shallow, gimmicky, wrong
"More childish fibs from Bill English. If he was less preoccupied with trying to impress his mates in caucus and more serious about New Zealand, he'd spend less time on these cheap gimmicks and more addressing the structural problems in the economy," ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00082.htm
11: AIDS Groups Squabble Over Cash
Auckland's AIDS charities claim $11,000 is missing from proceeds collected during this year's Hero Parade. The charities claim organisers of the Hero Parade spent the money and that this was a breach of trust as the money was gifted to go towards ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00022.htm
12: Transcript: White House On Hillary Clinton I/V
PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART - Q: Does the President have a problem fundamentally with what Mrs. Clinton said about him in her interview in Talk Magazine?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00027.htm
13: Balkans Editorial: Teach Your Children Well
Scoop's Alastair Thompson analyses the latest developments in the Kosovo tragedy, and argues peace is not a two way street..
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00001.htm
14: Alternatives To The APEC Agenda Announced
The September Leaders Summit won't be the only conference in Auckland to focus on APEC. The APEC Monitoring Group today announced details of its forum entitled Alternatives To The APEC Agenda to be held from September 10-12 in Auckland.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00041.htm
15: Role for X-Files in Wellington Central Campaign
"Bunkle (Alliance) should get the X-Files to help her with her campaign to Save Wellington Airport" says National's Wellington List MP Annabel Young.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00079.htm
16: Rail Study Vindicates Privatisation - Prebble
The independent study into rail privatisation vindicates the decision to sell, says former rail Minister Richard Prebble.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00059.htm
17: Jobseekers giving up searching for work
The Alliance says the drop in unemployment from 7.2 % to 7% at the same time that employment has stayed static and hours worked has dropped shows jobseekers are giving up rather than getting jobs.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00081.htm
18: Movement Of Prisoners Reveals Crisis - PSA
The disclosure that 30 North Island prisoners are to be flown to the Christchurch region tomorrow is a revealing and worrying development, the PSA said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00042.htm
19: SCP Image: Silence Is The Enemy Of Human Rights
Amnesty International opened a brutal cinema campaign targeting political complacency today in Wellington's Embassy Theatre. The catch-line is: "Speak up - Silence is the enemy of Human Rights."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00022.htm
20: Military Exercising With Indonesia Condemned
The New Zealand Defence Force still maintains intimate training and exercise links with the Indonesian military despite its role in the militia terror in East Timor.
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