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Scoop Ratings - Special Bulletin

Published: Tue 17 Aug 1999 02:27 PM
Scoop is heading for a very high rating day today - Thanks Nicky - the top 20 so far - 2.30pm today...another bulletin will be posted after 6pm...
1: Timberlands Book Makes Worries For Government
A book launched today using a package of documents from Timberlands' West Coast's public relations company may prove damaging to the government, especially the Prime Minister.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00065.htm
2: Plunket Sups With The Devil
Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath is neither impressed nor surprised by Jenny Shipley's decision to subsidise Plunketline from the public trough.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00034.htm
3: Poll Shows Fitzsimons Ahead In Coromandel
A poll of the Coromandel electorate, a seat held at present by National MP Murray McLean, shows Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons ahead.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00271.htm
4: Kevin Roberts Speech: Nine Muses
I delivered it in Manila. What an amazing experience to be in the Philippines! Typhoons and the 50th anniversary of Ace Saatchi & Saatchi. The Philippines business community were an optimistic and receptive audience for the speech, and the media were buzzing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9908/S00064.htm
5: Labour's Cannabis Pledge "Disappointing"
Minister of Youth Affairs, Tony Ryall, said today that he was disappointed at Labour's pledge to review New Zealand's cannabis laws.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00270.htm
6: Crown Issues Legal Proceedings Against IBM
The Crown issued legal proceedings today against IBM NZ and IBM Corporation in relation to the INCIS contract, Finance Minister Sir William Birch announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00279.htm
7: Column: Babies' Blood Row Raises Big Brother Fears
In the Auckland High Court last week it was revealed that since 1969 heel-prick blood samples have been taken at birth from all babies and stored without informed consent. John Howard speculates on a hypothetical example of just what identification ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00062.htm
8: Greens Urge Ryall To Initiate Timberlands Inquiry
The Green Party is calling on State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall to initiate an investigation into Timberlands following accusations made today by author Nicky Hager in his new book Secrets and Lies.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00275.htm
9: The Week Ahead: Policy Galore And An MPS
The season of electioneering is now well and truly upon us. A report from Scoop's Jonathan Hill and Alastair Thompson surveys the week ahead.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00063.htm
10: Jenny Shipley Behind SOE's Political Lobbying
Prime Minister Jenny Shipley needs to explain why she and staff in her office supported and assisted Timberlands' politically-motivated multi-million dollar anti-environmental PR campaign but in response to a question in Parliament in July denied there had ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00037.htm
11: State Company's Dirty Tricks Exposed
A cynical campaign of deceit and manipulation of public opinion, conducted on behalf of and funded by a state owned enterprise, is exposed in a new book published today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00036.htm
12: APEC Junket Costs Taxpayers $65,000
The Green Party has accused the Government of wasting $65,000 of taxpayers' money to host 23 journalists.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00267.htm
13: National too cowardly to stand by its own smears
Advertisements attacking the Alliance and Labour in Sunday newspapers are paid for by the National Party, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00252.htm
14: Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20
The top 20 rating items on Scoop today were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00100.htm
15: Lava Magazine: The Scoop On Scoop
Article republished with the kind permission of Lava magazine...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00052.htm
16: Timberlands Worked To "Neutralise" Greenies
The main priority of the Timberlands public relations campaign was to "neutralise" the effect of the environmental groups that threatened its logging plans. The book Secrets and Lies, released today, reveals the anti-environmental agenda behind Timberlands' ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00041.htm
17: Alliance Economic Policy - Power Grab By Anderton
ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today the Alliance's economic development policy was a power grab by Jim Anderton
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00269.htm
18: State Company Targets Labour Party
For the last year the primary target of Timberlands' PR campaign has been the Labour Party, owing to management fears that a change of government in November would lead to its native forest logging being stopped. The new book, Secrets and Lies, shows ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00039.htm
19: Soapbox: Zen And The Art Of Computer Projects
In the aftermath of the failure of the Police's Incis computer project, Matthew Thomas points out that it would actually have been a miracle if the project had succeeded.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00060.htm
20: Secrets And Lies - Background Info On Writers
Nicky Hager is best known in New Zealand for his role as a researcher and critic on public issues such as nuclear and military policy and intelligence. However his main work, for the last decade, has been as a writer. In 1998 he was judged fourth ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9908/S00040.htm
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