Scoop: Daily Ratings

Published: Thu 2 Nov 2000 08:20 AM
Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Resignation of Hon Ruth Dyson
Ruth Dyson has done the responsible thing in offering her resignation, Deputy Prime Minister and Alliance leader Jim Anderton said today.
2: Government strain taking its toll
Less than a year in, the Government is showing too many signs of strain, Acting National Leader Wyatt Creech said today.
3: Buddhist Crimes
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Buddhist monks who allegedly murdered people, enjoyed sex with women and, in a macabre ritual, roasted a dead baby have wreaked hell on Thai society and its saffron-robed clergy.
4: More Photos from the Felix Awards
Hospitality LOOParazzi from Sunday night's awards.
5: Dyson Defenders Have Questions To Answer
"The reaction from Labour MPs to the Ruth Dyson drunk-driving incident has been disappointing," National's ACC spokesman Gerry Brownlee said today.
6: How Market Treats Trick New Zealand's Children
On Hallowe'en, news of a real-life trick-or-treat nightmare: a generation of children so fat and unfit that their brittle bones are breaking when they run, play, walk or even stand.
7: Late-Night Ministerial Decisions Need Reviewing
Ruth Dyson’s final late-night decisions as Minister must be reviewed and re-assessed, National ACC spokesperson Gerry Brownlee said today.
8: Global Citizen NZ's Fastest-Growing New Breed
New Research Tracks The Rise Of The Global Citizen New Zealand’s Fastest-Growing New Breed
9: Sludge Report #37 – At Last, A Good Idea From Iraq
In this edition: Operation Brain Storm
10: Resignation of ministerial portfolios - Dyson
Last night, when driving home, I was stopped by the police and failed a breath alcohol test.
11: Ruth Dyson
It was with much sadness I learned Ruth Dyson had resigned her ministerial posts this morning, says Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia.
12: Sealord Sale: OIC Exposed
In May 2000, no less than six applications were refused by the Overseas Investment Com-mission (OIC). Most details, other than that they were in the “Marine Fisheries” industry were suppressed. All turned out to be the applications of three unidentified ...
13: Resignation of Ruth Dyson - PM
This morning I received a letter from Ruth Dyson offering her resignation from all ministerial warrants, following an incident where she was apprehended by the police and failed a breath alcohol test.
14: Howard's End: NZ Could Be Peace Broker
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come - and the time has come for our government to offer New Zealand as an independent and impartial forum for the brokerage of peace between peoples' and countries at war. We can do it, and ...
15: Fashion Week future bleak, but not weak
New Zealand Fashion and Culture Week will be cancelled without a last minute $300,000 reprieve from a sponsor.
16: Prime Minister Had To Accept Dyson Resignation
The Prime Minister Helen Clark had no option but to accept Associate Minister Ruth Dyson’s resignation, said ACT leader Hon Richard Prebble.
17: David Miller: The Sinking Of The Kursk
The efforts to recover the bodies of the 118 Russian sailors, who died when the submarine Kursk sank on August 12, are a reminder that above all else that this incident was a human tragedy.
18: TV3 Poll Puts Labour In The Lead
Labour – 44 down 3 National - 39 up 3 Green - 4 down 1 Alliance – 5 up 2 ACT - 3 down 1 NZ First - 2 static
19: Immigration ACT's Latest Bandwagon Says Dunne
ACT's belated interest in immigration shows they are the new populist party of New Zealand politics, says United New Zealand leader the Hon Peter Dunne.
20: Ruth's ACC contribution will be missed - Cullen
Minister for Accident Insurance Michael Cullen today put on record his gratitude to Ruth Dyson for her "sterling contribution" to the Government's ACC reforms.
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