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Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

Published: Thu 12 Aug 1999 07:24 AM
Yesterday's Top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Rankin spends $25,000 on self-promotional videos
The Alliance has revealed that the CEO of WINZ has spent $25,000 making videos of herself at the taxpayers expense.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00187.htm
2: TV1/Colmar Brunton Poll
The latest poll shows Labour down four points to 40, National steady on 38, the Alliance up one to seven points, Act up two to seven and New Zealand First up two to four percent.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00045.htm
3: Eclipse On The Net
The sun's last total eclipse of the century will be visible (weather willing) by around two billion people in Europe and the Middle East, but the audience world-wide will be multiplied by a plethora of web-cams.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00047.htm
4: The Republican Debate Just Got Hotter
The republic referendum debate has taken two major turns already this week. Scoop's Sydney correspondent Simon Orme looks at this weeks developments.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00046.htm
5: No Welfare Payments To Rock Stars - Libertarianz
Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today attacked government plans to underwrite a musical concert in Gisborne.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00021.htm
6: NZ Green MP And Monsanto Face-To-Face On Aus. TV
The genetic engineering issue is about to take off in Australia tomorrow, with New Zealand Green Party MP Jeanette Fitzsimons face-to-face with Monsanto's Brian Arnst in a one hour live television broadcast.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00186.htm
7: Shipley shoots the messenger
Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that the Prime Minister would be well advised to listen to and respect the views of the Bishop of Christchurch rather than slap him down publicly.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00164.htm
8: The Inside Scoop On The Lord Of The Rings
Scoop has struck up a content partnership with a US based Lord of The Rings - http://theonering.net - website. Today we bring a report with an extract from a interview with Billy Boyd who has recently been confirmed for the role of Froddo's young friend Pippen
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00042.htm
9: Secretary of Commerce to APEC Business Conference
Paul Carpinter, Secretary of Commerce, gave a speech today to the APEC Business Conference in Rotorua, on how New Zealand's experience with CER (Closer Economic Relations) could provide a model framework for the operation of APEC.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00040.htm
10: Clinton Makes His Move On The Internet
John Howard reports that it was a long time coming, but Bill Clinton has finally made his move over "unlawful conduct" on the Internet.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00056.htm
11: AUS: Search to find Endeavour's resting place
The Commonwealth Government is backing an underwater search aiming to formally identify the last resting place of one of the most important ships in Australia's history.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AU9908/S00061.htm
12: National Radio Midday Bulletin
Shooting - Watson - Concert - IBM - Manslaughter - Pakistani Plane Downed - Med Council - National Campaign - Fibre Fire - Lab Strike
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00068.htm
13: WINZ in top ten tv ad spenders
Labour is demanding to know why Work and Income NZ is in the top rank of corporate spenders on television advertising when it is a public service organisation with no competitors.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00160.htm
14: Capill Angry At "Inaccurate, Unprofessional" Poll
The latest Herald Digi poll released yesterday has been described by Party Leader Graham Capill as 'inaccurate, unprofessional and misleading'.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00019.htm
15: Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20
Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00069.htm
16: Greens Protest Native Logging And Woodchip Exports
"Jobs not Chips" is the message on the large banner Green Party members will hold up in the grounds of parliament from 10.30am today in opposition to the Forest Amendment Bill.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00177.htm
17: Investing In Social Capital A Christian Imperative
An address by The Rt Revd Dr David Coles, Bishop of Christchurch at Christchurch Cathedral at 10.00am on Saturday 7 August 1999.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00059.htm
18: Government Looks At New Millennium Concert
The Government is considering ways to guarantee a new centrepiece for Gisborne's Millennium celebrations with a free dawn concert on the beach featuring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra being one option that could be considered.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00175.htm
19: Timberlands' Beech Scheme Not Sustainable - Proof
Timberlands' so-called "sustainable" beech logging management plans have crumbled under independent scientific scrutiny. A Landcare report released today shows major flaws in Timberlands' claims to "sustainable logging".
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9908/S00069.htm
20: Changes Good For Consumers - Bradford
Changes announced today to the Commerce Act will be good for consumers, says Enterprise Minister Max Bradford. In this package of releases and question and answer papers, Bradford gives a full run-down of the changes, why they were made and what they are ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00139.htm
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