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

7: Guy’s World: Going Postal In Khandallah

I was told by a postie that the phrase ‘going postal’ was coined for Vietnam War veterans, who had work found for them in U.S. postal service. It was thought that delivering mail would be easy, soothing work that wouldn’t trigger flashbacks to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00078.htm


8: Scoop Images: Labour MPs In The House

Labour MPs in action in the house. Photographs by Mark Graham - Trevor Mallard - Tim Barnett

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00087.htm


9: US Elections: What is Letting Democracy Down

For many people the situation following the United States Presidential race has been marked by a sense of bewilderment as to why a week later there still is no decisive outcome from the vote. For others there is a sense of frustration at the ongoing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00081.htm


10: Scoop Images: National MPs In The House

National MPs in action in the house. Photographs by Mark Graham - Marie Hasler - Lockwood Smith - Roger Sowry (Bill English in background) - Tony Ryall - Brian Neeson

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00085.htm


12: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 14 November 2

Paraphrased answers to today's questions will be posted to the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00229.htm


13: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 14 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: R&D Taxation Treatment – Treaty Clauses In Health Legislation – Biosecurity Breaches – Auckland Transport - Tertiary Education Accountability – People’s Bank – Sustainable Farming Fund – SOE Spending ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00088.htm


14: Father Saint Begorra O'Flattery's Lament

"It is with profound regret that I must announce the Mass death of the entire membership of the Corrective Party of New Zealand." said a tearful Father Saint Begorra O'Flattery today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00052.htm


15: Scoop Images: Alliance MPs In The House

Alliance MPs in action in the house. Photographs by Mark Graham - Laila Harre - Liz Gordon

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00083.htm


16: Scoop Images: Greens In The House

Several Green MPs in action in the house. Photographs by Mark Graham - Co-Leader Rod Donald - Nandor Tanczos - Nandor Tanczos - Sue Bradford

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00082.htm


17: Scoop Images: ACT MPs In The House

ACT MPs in action in the house. Photographs by Mark Graham - Stephen Franks - Ken Shirley - Gerry Eckhoff

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00086.htm


18: US Election: Surgeon General Issues Health Warning

Fat lady singers - do not hold your breath! It ain't over yet by a long shot. I refer of course to the two spoiled brats squabbling over the last Playstation 2 in the store, which is what this presidential election has revealed itself as. But when ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00074.htm


19: Rebel President to Stand Down

The President of Prebble's Rebels, Clint Heine, has decided to call it quits after being in the position for over two years and a member of the ACT party since 1995.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00054.htm


20: Do Miracles Still Happen In Australia?

More than 6400 people receive Media Flash every week. I prepare it and send it, free of charge, with the aim of presenting to you the latest news within our very competitive media industry, earning a few dollars from the paid advertisements.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00079.htm


21: Government Should Buy Back All Rail Corridors

Auckland local body leaders met behind closed doors at Eden Park yesterday to try to create a united front in their effort to find the money to buy rail corridors and infrastructural assets from Tranz Rail for $112 million.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0011/S00035.htm


22: PM Announces Changes To Ministerial Portfolios

Helen Clark said that her main concern was to relieve workload pressures on the Leader of the House, Michael Cullen, and the Deputy Leader of the House, Mark Burton, who also carry heavy portfolio responsibilities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00205.htm

24: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone - The Movie!

Warner Bros. is proud to announce that production is underway in the U.K. on the feature film adaptation of the first of JK Rowling’s magical Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The announcement was made today by Lorenzo ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00036.htm


25: Scoop Images: How Not To Design A Ballot Paper

The Palm Beach County US Presidential Election ballot paper that has the world in a spin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00066.htm


26: Scoop Cartoon: ACT Changes Directions

Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00075.htm


27: HARD NEWS - The President's Mandate is Missing

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... does it occur to anyone else that the run-up to the "real" Millennium is quite a bit more millennial than the one everybody celebrated last year?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00065.htm


28: Dame Margaret - Tariana Turia

Associate Social Services and Employment Minister Tariana Turia praises the work and career of Dame Margaret Bazley whose retirement on 30 June 2001 was announced yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00225.htm


30: National Radio Midday Report

Presidential Election – Singapore Trade Deal – Telecom Profit – Privacy Laws – Chest Tapping Investigation – Middle East Violence – Philippines Strike – Lyttleton Marina – St. Steven’s Boarding School – Silver Scroll

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0011/S00058.htm

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5: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water
6: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?
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29: Scoop Images: Bree Is Spooky At Night….

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