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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Published: Wed 26 Jan 2000 09:52 AM
Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Opinion - Housing Prices Are Down - Hurrah!
House prices fell sharply last week amid much concern and media hooplah. But is the fall necessarily a bad thing? Scoop's Jordan Carter looks into the matter in his weekly 'On the Left' column.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00074.htm
2: Doone To Retire Early
Beleaguered Police Commissioner Peter Doone has agreed to retire early, although he will continue to be involved with the police in the short term, the Prime Minister has announced.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00085.htm
3: Govts Unconstitutional Says Investigate Magazine
New Zealand, Australia and Canada appear to have unconstitutional governments as a result of a bureaucratic bungle eighty years ago when all three nations gained independence from Britain.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0001/S00065.htm
4: Doone's Days Numbered
The government looks set to decide the future of beleaguered Police Commissioner Peter Doone this week at Cabinet’s first meeting of the year on Tuesday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00076.htm
5: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths
The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00027.htm
6: The Information Age - Cook Islands Style
AVARUA: Government embracing modern technology should be an occasion for rejoicing but the launch of the Cook Islands government website is proving to be anything but.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00073.htm
7: Doone To Retire Early - PM
“The Commissioner of Police has asked to take early retirement”, the Prime Minister Helen Clark said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00089.htm
8: Gap Will Be Bridged - Clark
Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced the creation of a new ministerial committee aiming to close the social and economic divide between Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00078.htm
9: Scoop Images: Campbell Back With Perks
At the beginning the final day of the Crown Lager New Zealand Golf Open today only one Kiwi was in the top nine. By the end, with Kiwis Michael Campbell and Craig Perks on the winners dias, New Zealand Golf had received a much needed "perk" ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00072.htm
10: WTO Leather Decision Rings Alarm Bells Worldwide
The WTO ruling that Australian leather company, Howe & Co, must fully repay a further $22 million it received in export assistance because it contravened global trade rules is sending a tidal wave of concern around the world. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00082.htm
11: Socialism Lives In Young Labour
The Vice-President of Young Labour has reported that socialism is alive and well inside Young Labour.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00027.htm
12: Opposition Goes Soft On Doone - ACT
The Labour/Alliance Government has failed to match its Opposition bluster on the removal of senior public servants with its actions over the exit of beleaguered Police Commissioner Peter Doone.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00090.htm
13: Doone’s departure Best Decision - Shipley
National Leader Jenny Shipley today said she agreed with the Government’s action which led to the departure of Peter Doone as Commissioner of Police.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00091.htm
14: Te Papa Must Try Harder - PM
Prime Minister Helen Clark yesterday hit out at the National Museum’s Te Papa which she said would not get government funding unless it improved its jumbled and incoherent exhibitions.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00080.htm
15: Opinion - A Band-aid for Legal Aid
News that the Government is to centralise legal aid and provide bulk funding along with a Public Defender’s Office is a band-aid solution. John Howard writes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00075.htm
16: Scoop Archive: Photo Essay - The Wellington Waterfront Plans
In the interests of informing the public Scoop has taken a number of photographs which show plans for massive building development on the Wellington Waterfront.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/72/e4/199912221533.8d9a53cf.html
17: East Timor's First Newspaper Bids Fairwell
DILI, East Timor, Jan 23 (AFP): Independent East Timor's first newspaper, "New East Timor," published with the help of Australian troops, bade farewell to its readers this weekend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00077.htm
18: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths
The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/c9/0f/200001131642.34564fdb.html
19: West Coast Forest Dispute to Court
The Government's decision to end beech tree logging on the West Coast is heading for Court.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00083.htm
20: Conservation Post-Election Briefings
Minister of Conservation Sandra Lee today released the Department of Conservation’s post-election briefing to the new Government on conservation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00086.htm
Alastair Thompson
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