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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Published: Tue 7 Mar 2000 08:37 AM
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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: LOOP - New Century - New Vision - New System
The first LOOP of the 21st century is about to hit the streets. Relaunching our vision: rethought, restructured, ready to take our country’s creative culture to the world.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00016.htm
2: Guest Editorial: Could "Nike New Zealand" Be Next?
Helen Clark glides down the steps outside the Beehive and stops, just for a moment. She slowly turns her carefully airbrushed face towards the cluster of TV cameras gathered to catch her every word, and says in a husky, almost sensual tone, "Thank ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00009.htm
3: On The Left - Justice Gained, Not Denied
Crime and justice is probably one of the worst areas of public debate this country has. While there are plenty of areas where nobody actually knows what they're talking about, justice is probably the area where they say it loudest, and say the most stupid ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00015.htm
4: Scoop Images: Playstation 2 Launches In Japan
Japanses gaming fans queue to be in to get one of the first Playstation 2s on the market.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00014.htm
5: On The Right - Going Potty With Nandor
Orientation week is always a time for Student Associations to brainwash all the new students, scientifically known as 'freshers', into believing that their (mostly) compulsory reps are indeed fighting the good fight against the evil capitalist oppressors ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00012.htm
6: HARD NEWS 3/3/00 - Dot-com Riot Report
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... one of the perks of my day job is overseas travel. It's always under pressure of time but it's usually both a useful separation from local matters, and a brain-feast that takes weeks to unload.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00012.htm
7: Deputy PM outlines basis of Knowledge Economy
Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton outlined the government's approach to the knowledge economy in a speech to the IPENZ Conference 2000 at the weekend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00068.htm
8: F16 Deal Pullout A Cheap Option
A Treasury report to be given to the Government today is expected to show the abandoning the cost of the F16 lease deal with the United States will cost New Zealand nothing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00017.htm
9: Rebels Request Radical's Resignation
There are calls for a prominent Wellington student radical to resign, following public criticism of an editorial published in the Victoria University student newspaper, Salient.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00016.htm
10: Nazi? Who? Annette?
Annette King whinges that smokers call her a Nazi - "What a whoose!!" chortles Joy Faulkner of Smokers of the World Unite. "Now she may have some idea of how we lowlife smokers feel as she and her ilk oust us from society like filthy lepers. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00013.htm
11: Labour Would Lose All List MPs In 99 Seat Parlt..
Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald says he hopes the public is open to persuasion on the size of parliament since last year's indicative referendum overwhelmingly voted to cut the number of MPs from 120 to 99.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00069.htm
12: Students Lose Right To Choose
The Government is set to reverse moves towards voluntary union membership for students, after Trevor Mallard's confirmation that Cabinet has agreed to repeal the 1998 Education (Tertiary Students' Assocation Voluntary Membership) Amendment Act.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00014.htm
13: TVNZ Secrecy Supports Suggestion PM A Bully
Party Leader, Graham Capill has accused the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, or her Department, of bully-boy tactics after TVNZ decided to pull the new Christian programme from Higher Ground Ministry off the air within 24 hours of its first scheduled broadcast. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00017.htm
14: Scoop Images: Spooky Stuff Intheshed.com
These images are of the "intheshed.com" exhibition in Shed 11, by Grant Muir, Tania Hannah, Teina Herzer, Mark Zeman, Aaron Distin, Matt Trott - photos Tori Buttle.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00012.htm
15: Wave your beer goodbye at the sevens
Sevens rugby is currently riding the crest of a wave with this year's inaugural World Series.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0003/S00003.htm
16: 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
17: Editorial: Democracy, Faith And A People Betrayed
Russia has had a terrible century. In fact Russia - and certainly the Russian peasantry - have arguably had a bum deal for as long as anyone can remember.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00018.htm
18: After East Timor where will we make peace next?
We have done very well in East Timor and Bougainville and have won a few brownie points with our neighbours in getting involved, but let’s not rush into assuming that we should duplicate this effort elsewhere. In Bougainville we were peace brokers ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00011.htm
19: Jim Anderton - Towards a knowledge economy
I’m a little suspicious when politicians use the term ‘knowledge economy’. As a rule of thumb, strident use of a phrase is usually a substitute for actual policies.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00067.htm
20: Michael Cullen - "The Prosperity Triangle"
Thank you for inviting me to speak to you this afternoon. As Finance Minister and Minister of Revenue, you will appreciate that the theme today - whether NZ can recover its standard of living - is critically important to me.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00063.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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