Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Published: Fri 28 Jan 2000 09:12 AM
Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Rankin On Thursday
A few days ago I watched a programme made by Nicholas Booth in 1997 for the BBC Counterblast series, called "The End of the World?". As with John Pilger's documentaries, viewers were warned that this programme represented a critical "personal view" ...
2: Scoop Images: Fat Day Fat Cars
On the way home from the golf Scoop ran into some fat cars in a traffic jam...
3: Polls Show Rebels Don't Have A Clue
A recent press release from Prebble's rebels claims that a self selecting internet poll of 181 voters shows that New Zealanders who have left New Zealand will not return following the election of a Labour/Alliance government.
4: 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.
5: Poll Shows Kiwis Won't Come Home - Preb's Rebs
An internet poll has shown that New Zealanders who have left New Zealand will not return following the election of a Labour/Alliance government.
6: Opinion - The Shier Family Revisted
Remember the Schier family who were deported to Germany last year because the father, Gunther, failed to declare a previous marijuana conviction when he arrived in New Zealand? Young daughter, Bianca, had a birthday and Christmas wish - to come back ...
7: THEONERING.NET: Tehanu Visits Hobbitton Set
NOTE: In association with our content partner Scoop is delighted to bring you an account of Lord of the Rings reporter Tehanu’s visit to Hobbitton. The story is fairly remarkable as Tehanu’s invitation from Peter Jackson ...
8: Shipley the Doyenne of Golden Handshakes
Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Leader of the Opposition appeared to have a fit of amnesia about the nature of 'golden handshakes'.
9: Maori Men AndThe Wellbeing Of Future Generations
Maori men have compromised future generations of Maori claims the Chief Executive of the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait.
10: National Radio Midday Report
Prison Fraud – Billionaire’s Name – Tax Changes – Petrol Prices – HIV Immigrants – Chechnya – Coke Layoffs –Louie Vuitton – ACC Changes – Cervical Smears – Tourism Funding –Northland Prison
11: Petrol Price Rises
Mobil is putting up the price of petrol by 3 cents a litre from midnight tonight. While in the US, petrol companies increasing prices are being accused by officials of price gouging. John Howard reports.
12: University Bursaries Top Scholars Announced
Top Scholars in the 1999 University Bursaries examinations were announced today by the Qualifications Authority. Awards are made to top overall candidates, male and female, and the top candidate in each Bursaries subject.
13: Drug Allegations Rejected
Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has welcomed a report from Parliament's Speaker clearing his staff member of allegations of drug use in Parliament's debating chamber.
14: At Last, Some Facts About The Doone Deal - Nats
Helen Clark has at last confirmed the Opposition’s belief that Peter Doone will get a substantial platinum handshake, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.
15: Timberlands Guerilla Warfare - Original Email
Following Is the Original Letter from the Royal Forest And Bird Society along with the Timberlands Employee's Email which started the controversy.
16: Stop Ya Whinging !
A Nelson women's group, the LUNA Collective for Women's Wellness, believe all the fuss about paying more for sanitary products in Australia once GST is introduced is completely unnecessary. That's because the Collective peddles a far better idea ...
17: Fletcher Challenge Reclassified As Foreign Company
Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) has recently discovered that, in an unpublicised move, the Overseas Investment Commission reclassified Fletcher Challenge Limited as a foreign company six months ago.
18: Prada Wins Race One in the Louie Vuitton Final
Italian team Prada has won the first race in the finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup despite a neck and neck finish which saw them come within half a boat-length of America One.
19: Re Health Funding Authority Directors
Health Minister Annette King today announced the four directors of an interim board to oversee the process of bringing the Health Funding Authority into the Ministry of Health.
20: PM Wants Answers on New Timberlands Allegations
Prime Minister Helen Clark and the Minister responsible for Timberlands, Pete Hodgson, said they would be demanding to know from Timberlands why a senior employee was participating in what amounted to guerilla warfare against the government.
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