Scoop's top 20 rating stories as of 2.50pm were a mixed bunch....
There is a new media revolution under way. You may not notice it if you are still getting the bulk of your information
from Richard or Judy or Carol and John - or even the daily newspapers. John Howard reports.
In the same week as WINZ chief executive Christine Rankin was reprimanded for extravagance, WINZ staff were "living it
up" at a three day conference in a Wellington Hotel, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald said today.
The Government's "Bright Futures" package is sexist and will do nothing to improve the situation for women students, say
women student representatives and the New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA).
"There is clear evidence of collusion between the Labour Party and Nicky Hagar in the publication 'Secrets and Lies',"
says SOE Minister Tony Ryall.
Associate Minister of WINZ Peter McCardle has revealed that WINZ paid almost $250,000 for empty offices since WINZ was
formed last October.
Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that the Prime Minister's constantly shifting stance on her involvement, and the
involvement of her staff, with Timberlands and its public relations company comes as no surprise.
In answer to questions received this afternoon from the Dominion, Finance Minister Sir William Birch said tonight:
Christian Heritage Party candidate, Chris Salt, says the party supports efforts by feminist lobby groups to have the
objectionable Rock FM billboards removed. "They are offensive to both men and women," says Mr Salt.
Shandwick, Timberlands' Wellington public relations company, should apologise to New Zealand for all the secretive
manipulation it has done for Timberlands, said Native Forest Action spokesperson, Dean Baigent-Mercer.
ACT Leader Richard Prebble says he's received disturbing reports that Winston Peters is gay bashing, particularly when
addressing elderly audiences.
Native Forest Action has today challenged people speaking in the media about Secrets and Lies to read the book before
opening their mouths.
The first of Telecom's 6,500 new Payphones are being installed today, offering customers technologically advanced,
easy-to-use phones with a variety of payment options.
Alliance leader Jim Anderton says the Governor of the Reserve Bank is becoming so politically partisan, his position at
the head of the bank is becoming untenable.
Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at why we are unlikely to see the urgent issues associated with skyrocketing cannabis use
addressed in the near future.
Women's Health Action executive director, Sandra Coney, today disputed the claim of a visiting doctor, Dr Joel Brind,
that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer.
"The 'Five Steps' package trumpeted today by the government is another case of politicians trying to bribe us with our
own money," says Libertarianz Spokesman Peter Cresswell. "Expect to see Ministers posing for photos with scientists ...
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The Bright Future programme is one of the ways the Government will contribute to building a stronger, more diversified
economy in the future.
Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
The APSU Student Union is not impressed with the "5 Steps" announced today by National.