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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Published: Tue 15 Feb 2000 08:43 AM
Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: HARD NEWS 11/2/00 - Soft Soap and Low Drama
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... if we needed a reminder that Parliament is a different place than it used to be, it came in some of the new MPs' maiden speeches this week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00064.htm
2: TVNZ Board Likely To Go
Prime Minister Helen Clark, angry over the John Hawkesby affair, looks set to fire the existing TVNZ board, while broadcasting heavy-weight Paul Holmes has threatened to take his skills across the Tasman, in protest.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00071.htm
3: No Sir To No Sir
The Prime Minister is likely to buy a fight, in court if necessary, if Government attempts to change the New Zealand custom of knight's and dame's in the royal honours list. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00069.htm
4: Scoop Images: You Better Be Old Enough To Look
The following is a promotional still from the new New Zealand "family" film Savage Honeymoon which has just received an R18 rating as a result of the allegedly irresponsible way it deals with alcohol use. The Film Commission and film's makers ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00061.htm
5: PM Makes Displeasure At TVNZ Very Clear
Today's post cabinet press conference by the Prime Minister Helen Clark was dominated - unsurprisingly - by the escalating war of words between the government and the TVNZ board. Alastair Thompson reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00072.htm
6: Tradeins Cause Eco-damage
Scrapping your old car for a new one could do more harm to the planet than you think, according to scientists at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00068.htm
7: Opinion: From The Right - Return Of The Luddites
There are many issues on which I can sympathise with the left, and understand their point of view. The topic of free trade is not one such issue.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00035.htm
8: Left Gaining Ground In Latest Poll
A Labour/Alliance government would have enough vote to govern on its own if an election had been held this week according to the first poll of the New Year published today in NBR newspaper.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00066.htm
9: NZFirst Calls For End To TVNZ “Mega” Payouts
The New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, has offered to drive multi-millionaire broadcaster Paul Holmes to the nearest international airport if he goes through with a threat to leave New Zealand for Australia.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00163.htm
10: Divisive Tactics Sadden Manfed
“It is disappointing that a New Zealand couple should have decided to start their own campaign to encourage New Zealanders to buy locally made products without first giving the Buy New Zealand Made campaign a fair go” says Simon Carlaw Director of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00041.htm
11: Elderly At Risk Of Losing Benefits - ACT
ACT senior citizens spokesman Muriel Newman has hit out at the Government over playing 'mean and deceitful' games with the elderly.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00151.htm
12: Hypocrisy Personified - Smokers Of The World Unite
I read with astonishment and horror that ALCP have joined the clammer to restrict the tobacco smoker to the outdoors. In other words they have joined the very health nazis they fight for the decriminalization of their own weed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00042.htm
13: SCP HOUSE: Americas Cup Week
The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Bill is the top order of the day in Parliament this week in advance of the launch of the Americas Cup final series this Saturday, and there is still some talk of urgency.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00070.htm
14: ACT 'Sickened' By Axing Of Successful Scheme
ACT education spokesman Donna Awatere Huata says she is sickened by the Minister of Education's decision to axe the successful TIE scheme.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00158.htm
15: Loan Changes Remove Barriers To Poor Students
The Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education), Steve Maharey, today announced further changes to the student loan scheme to benefit low-income part time students.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00153.htm
16: Greens take third spot: NBR ignore own poll
The Green Party is leading the smaller parties in the latest National Business Review - Compaq poll.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00138.htm
17: Maiden Speech - Nandor Tanczos
I give greetings to the earth that sustains all life and to the sea that surrounds us I greet this house, that has watched over so many important decisions I greet the spirits that guide and protect I and I greet the guardians of this area ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00143.htm
18: Rasta MP All Style, Little Substance -Mild Greens
Christchurch legalisers are mildly critical of Green M.P. Nandor Tanzcos, saying his restrained coverage of New Zealand's perverse marijuana laws suggests constituents may have been beguiled into voting Green, rather than the ALCP.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00040.htm
19: 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
20: TVNZ Board Stands By Its Executives
The Board of TVNZ said today that there has been a perfectly justifiable demand for accountability in the John Hawkesby case.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00036.htm
Alastair Thompson
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Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.
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