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Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths

The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00027.htm


2: Vatican 'Inquisition' Orders Burning Of Nuns Book

In a Millennium move back to the dark ages which will likely outrage Christians, Jews and Moslems, a Vatican body formerly known as the Inquisition, has ordered copies of a book entitled Women At The Alter to be warehoused or burned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00030.htm


3: Clark's Waitangi Visit Announced Today

Prime Minister Helen Clark said she would decide today whether she would attend Treaty of Waitangi commemorations at the Waitangi marae in Northland after a hui at the weekend failed to sort out a row over women’s speaking rights.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00039.htm


4: Russia Adopts New Nuclear Doctrine – West A Threat

The dreams for a new Millennium of peace and goodwill so amply demonstrated around the world on New Years Eve, seems dashed within days as Russia publishes a revised security policy document broadening the terms for use of nuclear weapons. John Howard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00038.htm


5: Police May Appeal Billionaire's Drug Sentence

The police say they plan to review the case of the billionaire caught importing drugs into the country next week to see whether they can mount a legal appeal to the sentence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00035.htm


6: Activists Dragged Up Stern Ramp Of Whaling Ship

Auckland 13 January, 2000: Late last night (NZ time) two Greenpeace activists in an inflatable boat were dragged half way up the stern ramp of a Japanese whaling ship after they attached their boat to a tow-line being used to transfer a harpooned ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0001/S00033.htm


7: Barbecue Idea Unfair & Short-sighted

A Government proposal to gift barbecues to state housing tenants is being slammed as unfair and short-sighted by ACT Housing spokesman Dr Muriel Newman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00034.htm


8: One Very Lucky Billionaire

Just how much did the drug importing billionaire pay for his freedom? Not a lot according to Scoop sources.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00028.htm


9: Billionaire's Price of Freedom $50,000 - Police

A drug importing billionare paid around $50,000 to the Odyssey House drug rehabilitation centre as a donation, substantially more than Scoop earlier reported.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00031.htm


10: Unions Start Intrusion Into People’s Lives

Trade unions are starting the unwelcome intrusion into ordinary New Zealanders lives – ahead of legislation giving unions preferential treatment in the workplace.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00037.htm


11: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths

The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/c9/0f/200001131642.34564fdb.html


12: NZ Demands End To Illegal Japanese Whaling

AMSTERDAM/SOUTHERN OCEAN, 14 January, 2000: Greenpeace today welcomed New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clarke’s condemnation of illegal Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary. The Prime Minister has ordered her Foreign Minister to make a high ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00010.htm


13: Scoop Images: First Light In Timor

Images courtesy of the New Zealand Defence force….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00017.htm


14: Defence Vital for Trans-Tasman Relations

“As the new Foreign Minister, Phil Goff, heads to Australia to meet with his counterpart, he must be prepared to listen very carefully to Australian views on how the new Labour Government’s defence plans may or may not link in with Australia’s,” says National’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00032.htm


15: National Radio Midday Report

Labour Reforms – Maori Women’s Rights – Millitary Training –Metro Water – 111 Hoaxes – Timor Hunger – Chechenya – Woman’s Admission – Ozone Layer – Tech Rush – Cuban Boy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0001/S00046.htm


16: Bill Gates Steps Aside As Microsoft President

Accelerating the company's major strategy initiative, Microsoft Corp. today announced that its co-founder, Bill Gates, has created a new role for himself -- Chairman and Chief Software Architect -- so that he can dedicate all of his time to helping drive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00032.htm


17: Police Commissioner Should Stand Down

ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Ken Shirley is again calling on Police Minister George Hawkins to approach the Governor General to have Police Commissioner Peter Doone stand down.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00035.htm


18: 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


19: Free'd billioniare reveals arbitrary injustice

Cannabis law reformers have mixed feelings over the recent "non-criminal" importation of marijuana and hashish by an American billioniare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00002.htm


20: West Coast Nurse Receives Confidential Payout

On the same day Social Services Minister, Steve Maharey, is scathing of the out-of-court settlement made to a sacked staff member by WINZ, it has been revealed that Coast Health Care Ltd also made a substantial out-of-court cash settlement to a staff member ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00034.htm


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