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Yesterday's top 20 rating items (Hobbits excluded) on Scoop were...

1: Sludge Report #18 – Who Shrunk The Economy!

In This Issue: Honey! Who Shrunk The Economy! - Rupert’s Holidays For Hardworking Hacks - Richard Long Fails To Front For Todd Debate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00129.htm


HOBBIT STORIES....
2: Scoop Images: The Guardian of Helms Deep...
19: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
20: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring


3: A Week Of It: Get Hard J.C.!

Not normally up before midday on Saturdays, one of this columnist’s frequent guilt twangs has been not continuing to check out John Campbell’s weekend slot on National Radio.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00123.htm


4: New Zealand Herald

Dover’s Early End ? Growth Up - Army Deserter - Ccormick Off Air - Murderous Attack – Chandra-Hills Death - Child Abuse Reporting – Sex Harresment - Pyschiatric Patient Battle - Rings Piracy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0006/S00121.htm


5: Why Gender/Race Relations Stories Run On And On

Berkeley - Why do some stories, like the O.J. Simpson trial, the Thomas/Hill hearings or the Clinton/Lewinsky sex scandal, run on for months and even years, while other, ostensibly more important stories hardly get noticed by the news media?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00141.htm


6: National's debt chickens continue coming home

The Government is welcoming a new report from the Controller and Auditor-General which is heavily critical of the previous Government's failure to investigate the economic and social impact of the student loan scheme, Associate Education (Tertiary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00579.htm


7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 27 June

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of:. Kyoto Protocol – Clark On Dover Samuels – Immigration Consultants – Children’s Trusts – Whale Sanctuary – Phillida Bunkle On John Howard – Airways Coup – ERB – Biodiversity – TEAC – Public Transport – Northland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00133.htm


8: Howard’s End: Behind The Fiji Coup

An select group of right-leaning elites were behind, not one, but three coups against elected governments in Fiji. Scoop's John Howard looks at the evidence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00131.htm


9: Scoop Oddity: Britney, Steve & The Pope

It would seem the leader of the Roman Catholic faith has supporters in high places, including Lord of The Rings star Liv Tyler’s father, Steve.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00128.htm


10: Sludge Report #17 – Dover! – Reader Reaction

In response to…. Sludge Report #16 - Dover, Dover, Dover! … From Christchurch – Congratulations… And The Kennedy Precedent… From an old reporter's notebook: The Moyle Muldoon and Carmen

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00115.htm


11: Telecommunications Inqury - Draft Report Release

The Chairman, Mr Hugh Fletcher and Panel Member, Ms Cathie Harrison of the Ministerial Inquiry into Telecommunications will release the Inquiry Panel's Draft Report at a media conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00577.htm


12: Insurance Company Racism In The US

A major discrimination scandal is breaking in America over the two-tier pricing policy of insurance companies. So far, US$204 million is to be returned to policy holders. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00120.htm


13: TV3 News

Qantas NZ – Colmar Brunton/TV3 Poll – GDP Figures – Consumer Confidence (poll) – Deserting Major – Policeman Crushed – Lord Of The Rings – Wanganui Murder – Big Rain

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0006/S00116.htm


14: The Truth Behind Speight's Racial Myths

SUVA: Rebel leader George Speight staged his attempted coup for Fijian paramountcy over Indo-Fijian and other races in the Pacific country. But the real struggle has been a fight for power among the Fijian leadership.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00139.htm


15: HARD NEWS 23/6/00 - Uncomfortably Shagged

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, I was getting sick of weeks of patting the business community on the head and taking its temperature - and, lo, along came a whole new agenda.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00104.htm


16: Extent Of PM's Cover-Up Revealed

New information about the wide-ranging contacts between the Labour Party and the family of the woman involved in the Dover Samuels affair has shown the Prime Minister's judgement to be far more compromised than we first believed, Acting Opposition Leader ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00529.htm


17: Message on National Emergency with Russia

Pursuant to section 204(b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. 1703(b) and section 301 of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1631, I hereby report that I have exercised my authority to declare a national emergency ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00148.htm


18: Mugabe Set To Win Zimbabwe Elections

President Mugabe’s ZANU PF party is likely to hold onto power in Zimbabwe, although its majority has been significantly reduced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00132.htm


21: Sludge Report #16 - Dover, Dover, Dover!

Initially when the Dover Samuels sexual allegations story broke, Sludge was in two minds whether to report the scandal at all. Having heard on the journalism grape vine the allegations involved sex with a young underage girl, and that Mr. Samuels ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00099.htm


22: Scoop Archive: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are

The following picture of a Hobbit House was supplied to Scoop by a friendly, anonymous, hobbit. Scoop beleives it is the first published picture of Hobbitton, in the Waikato, taken from the ground rather than the air. The Hobbitton set is being used for Peter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/e6/e8/200006031018.f2d003c6.html


23: Deutsche Bank - NZ:Q1/2000 Commentary

GDP (production based) rose 0.8% qoq in Q1 2000 - marginally higher than the median expectation of 0.7%. The RBNZ's had forecast growth of 0.6% in its May Monetary Policy Statement. Activity in the quarter was 5.5% higher than the same quarter a year earlier.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00165.htm


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