Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
If democracy can be likened to a flower then in Russia the flower is wilting. Shortly it will probably be plucked and
thrown into the compost heap. The results in the Russian Parliamentary elections - now nearly finalised - are a clear
wake-up call ...
National Radio’s star broadcaster Brian Edwards has been dumped from his best rating show ‘Top of the Morning’ which
plays on Saturday mornings.
In the interests of informing the public Scoop has taken a number of photographs which show plans for massive building
development on the Wellington Waterfront.
Revolving Roles: Clark, Cullen, Tizard, Harre, Maharey, Anderton, Burton and King front up to their first Parliamentary
Question session - SUBJECTS COVERED: Monetary Policy - Government Policy - Minister For Auckland - ACC - Mental Health -
As the Russian military begins its invasion of Grozny, Russia has launched a strategic intercontinental Topol-M missile
using the occasion to warn the West against criticising its Chechen campaign. John Howard reports.
The balance of payments' current account deficit (CAD) in the year to September 1999 was $6,610 million compared with a
$6,217 million deficit for the year ended June. These figures, released on Tuesday, do not include an important new
class of "invisibles" ...
The Moscow Times reports that Russian troops have blasted their way into the outskirts of the Chechen capital of Grozny
and are now engaging rebel soldiers in the besieged city.
Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were
re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of
46 points, ...
In response to media inquiries regarding Parliament's new Speaker's first day, ACT Leader Richard Prebble put the
Speaker's performance down to first day nerves.
The US has saved itself the international embarrassment of losing its vote in the UN General Assemby on 31 December by
paying part of the $1.17 billion it owes in outstanding fees. John Howard reports.
‘Moves by the Labour/Alliance minority government to nationalise Accident Compensation in New Zealand is little more
than a pathetic exercise in ideology,’ (Acting) Canterbury/Westland Young Nationals Chair Grant Tyrrell commented today.
‘Nobody in the government has ...
If there are any doubts still lingering over whether this new government is planning to shake things up, then this
speech appears intended to dispel them. There is change afoot...
Note: This list is preliminary and subject to change. Select Committee Chair-persons have not been elected yet.
After two days of strong winds and postponed match races the Americas Cup challenger race committee finally gave the gun
to the final stages of RR3.
For the first time since 1866 the Summer Solstice and a full moon will coincide tonight, with the moon being the biggest
and brightest moon you are ever likely to see.
Yesterday's snap Parliamentary debate on Timberlands West Coast, seems to have been the straw that broke the camel's
back for some West Coasters. Not because of the snap debate, but because Coaster's don't receive the Parliamentary radio
ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today said the government's tax-hike legislation broke Labour's credit card pledges.
The Government’s party hopping bill is so full of loop-holes that no defecting MP will ever have to leave Parliament,
says National’s Justice Spokesman Tony Ryall.
ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that the Ombudsmen's Own Motion investigation into the IRD's handling of
official information tabled today was the greatest victory ever struck on behalf of taxpayers.
Restructuring of the National Library and the disposal of books from its general collection has been halted, the
Minister Responsible for the National Library, Marian Hobbs, announced today.