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Scoop Weekend - The Week's Top 30

The top 30 rating items on Scoop this week were....

Dates: 15/Nov/1999, 16/Nov/1999, 17/Nov/1999, 18/Nov/1999, 19/Nov/1999, 20/Nov/1999, 21/Nov/1999

1: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm


2: The Abortion Bonus! U.S. Theory Considered

Today, Scoop welcomes Barb Sumner to our columnist fold. Barb is a freelance writer, a regular in "Grace" and "Metro" and occasionally in the NZ Herald. She warns: some consider her works "too extreme". You be the judge.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00124.htm


3: Americas Cup Race Reports - White Caps And Clashes

Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes delivered a stinging defeat to Paul Cayard's AmericaOne on a white-capped Hauraki Gulf today as one boat in each of four other matches retired with gear problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00093.htm


4: Hobbits Not Welcome in Kahurangi National Park

The Forest and Bird Protection Society is concerned that Frodo and his hairy hobbit friends with their attendant large film crews may severely damage sensitive landscapes in the Kahurangi National Park and Kepler Mire, an ancient string bog in Fiordland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00103.htm


5: Vandalism Campaign Against Prebble Escalates

Richard Prebble's electorate office window had a rock thrown through it last Thursday night as a campaign of vandalism against ACT in Wellington Central appears to be escalating.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00115.htm


6: Americas Cup - Twas Another Strange Day's Sailing

Thursday's racing started under heavy conditions, the wind blowing from the North at near 20 knots, the seas heavy with a two metre swell. What followed was a day of postponements, withdrawals, penalties and an outstanding display of aggressive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00096.htm


7: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


8: Americas Cup - Prada Team Cheered On By Pavarotti

Italy's Prada Americas Cup challenger team has won its tenth match of the Louis Vuitton Cup in Round Robin. Prada beat the French yacht Le Défi by 3 minutes 49 seconds. The win followed a cheer session between the crew of Luna Rossa and world acclaimed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00094.htm


9: ENTER THE GREAT SCOOP ELECTION COMPETITION!

Scoop has a fine, unopened bottle of single malt whisky to whomever can correctly predict the election result.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00119.htm


10: Americas Cup Today's Full Race Report

Italy's Prada Team is proving an almost unstoppable force in the Americas Cup challenger series races on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00091.htm


11: Scoop Images: Jim Anderton On Don’s Bad Hair Day

Lights…. cameras….crane… are we ready…..Steady now...don’t mind the wind Jim...Nearer my god to thee...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00125.htm


12: Scoop Images: Hobbit Town Photos Mystery Solved

The two photos above one apparently of the same scene - appear to confirm that the Hobbit Town photos published this morning by the Dominion are indeed real - even if they do look a little too toy townish.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00086.htm


13: ELECTION 1999: Polls, Personal Attacks, Pressure

There is a real risk in placing too much trust in the polls, however this week definite and consistent trends suggest New Zealand is preparing to vote for a new government. Jonathan Hill writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00142.htm


14: Cannabis Debate - Nats Get Nasty Over Green Threat

If there is one thing you can say of the Green Party in this election, it is that they have run the cleanest campaign. Despite barbs and ridicule from every main political party, including those who may eventually depend on their support to form a government, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00134.htm


15: Americas Cup Challengers Face Light Air Of Change

Today's racing brought a change of conditions from the past two days, heavy Northerlies giving way overnight to gentle South winds blowing from 7-13 knots. The winds were shifty however, both in velocity and direction, and the afterguards earned their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00100.htm


16: HARD NEWS 13/11/99 - Arse and Letters

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, if a week is a long time in politics, time appears to stretch even further under a general election campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00104.htm


17: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


18: Peters Responds To NBR Allegation

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today responded to the NBR story (19/11/99) alleging an outstanding New Zealand First debt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00459.htm


19: Greens Look Set to go to Parliament

The Green Party look set to propel Labour into office after a poll showed party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons opening up an eight point lead over National’s Murray McLean.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00108.htm


20: Scoop Images: Where Bilbo And Frodo Live – Really!

Warning Lord Of The Rings Spoiler photos…. courtesy of Scoop’s content partner http://www.theonering.net/ Scoop brings the first published pictures of Froddo and Bilbo Baggins house, in the Waikato.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00075.htm


21: Scoop Images: Dom's Stale Hobbit Photos Are Fake!

More than three weeks after Scoop first published a picture of, allegedly, the home of a Hobbit from the Lord of the Rings, and the day after we published aerial photos of the Waikato set the Dominion News Paper have run two highly dubious – and probably ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00081.htm


22: There's little hope for the left…

There's little hope the Left could form any sort of Government, if they have so much trouble trusting each other over disabled parking spaces, said Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00402.htm


23: Christchurch Press Using Smear Tactics - Peters

The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, said today that the Christchurch Press is using dirty tricks and sheer malice to malign the local candidate, Dr Andrew Gin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00458.htm


24: 'Green' Light for Terrorism

In a fit of pique, upset that his Green counterpart is getting more publicity, Bernard Darnton, Libertarianz spokesman for law and order and leader of Wild Libz - The New Freeland Liberation Army, today announced his plan to burn down the houses of his ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00115.htm


25: State of Emergency Declared in Alexandra

A state of emergency has been announced in the Central Otago town of Alexandra as the worst flood in over 100 years hits the area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00121.htm


26: Kiwis Trying to Kill Potential Cancer Cure

Officials in New Zealand want to capture and kill, as illegal pests, imported Australian frogs, while in South Australia doctor's have discovered frogs may be the key to curing a wide-range of human ills. It's a strange world. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00122.htm


27: WINZ Course Advises Unemployed People to Vote ACT

Wellington unemployed people are being forced by WINZ to attend "confidence building" courses at which they are being told to vote for the ACT Party according to UNITE!, the union representing unemployed and community wage workers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9911/S00066.htm


28: Mr Delamere: Enough Is Enough!

How much longer do we have to endure the shame of having asylum seekers hunger striking while locked up inside Mt Eden Prison? A long time yet if today’s media release from Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere is anything to go by. Frankly the minister’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00136.htm


29: Rankin: Act on Income Tax and Property Rights

The Act Party has two income tax policies. One is to "move to a flatter tax rate structure" with "a top rate of company and personal income tax of no more than 20%" ("Tax - A Fair Tax System For Jobs and Growth", 3 November media release, Rodney ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00130.htm


30: Kiwi Suing Internet Giant Yahoo

New Zealander Juliette Harrington, is suing Internet giant Yahoo! for allegedly infringing on a patent for her software that allows people to compare prices for goods and services sold over the Internet. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00109.htm

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