Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
The tide continues to turn against the National Party. Their Bright Future announcement has failed to translate into
votes while the Winebox victory of Winston Peters immediately puts New Zealand First right back in the picture.
Government changes to the student loan scheme announced in November last year - and then again last week - are perhaps
one of the most poorly communicated government announcements in recent times. Scoop's Jonathan Hill reports.
Prime Minister Jenny Shipley's frustration at evidence of a worsening health status for south Auckland children is a
mere red herring, a smoke-screen designed to cloud the Government's role in this order of social shame.
Scoop is anticipating a big week in Parliament this week with mounting pressure on the government and particularly the
Prime Minister, as the opposition mounts an offensive on the Secrets and Lies revelations made by Nicky Hager last week.
Police are cracking down on Auckland's homeless, street-kids, and sex workers in the run up to the APEC leader's summit
meetings next month.
Todays questions for oral answer..
Conservationists have today condemned the Government's decision to begin a major beech logging programme in 100,000
hectares of publicly owned West Coast lowland rainforest.
If Sino - US diplomatic efforts are successful, next month's APEC conference in Auckland could see New Zealand become
the new peace capital of the world, establishing an entirely new industry in the process. John Howard reports.
Virus - Timberlands - Banks - Quake - Winebox - Degrees of Murder - Y2K - Unions And APEC - Cricket
The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were…
John Howard reports that on the second anniversary of Princess Diana's death there remain a number of unanswered
Winston Peters' claim last week that the Government is giving North Korea $4 million to build nuclear reactors is wildly
inaccurate in every respect, Finance Minister Sir William Birch said today.
The Green Party has slammed the National Government's decision to proceed with a massive beech forest logging scheme on
the West Coast just prior to the election.
An unabashed supporter of British sport reports on a historic victory for NZ cricket and an ignominious defeat for
New Zealand will keep its place as the most violent country in the developed world after South Africa until we get full
employment, a victim-centred justice system and a vastly improved mental health system, Alliance leader Jim Anderton
New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, today said that Revenue Minister Sir William Birch either does not
understand the law or he has contempt for the law. Either way Mr Birch is not fit to be Minister of Revenue.
"The selection of Clayton Cosgrove as Labour's candidate for the Waimakariri Electorate has been welcomed by Labour
activists throughout the country," said Labour's Manurewa Electorate campaign manager Daniel Newman.
"The Green Party's 'fortress New Zealand mentality', distortion of the truth and ignorance of commercial reality should
be a warning to the public," Defence Minister Max Bradford said today.
ATM Wars - Watson - Clinton Escort - Quake - Tourist Found - 'Dead' Woman - NZ First - Shipley