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Scoop Today - 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: Howling At The Moon Publishing Ltd - ADVISORY

On Monday 24 January a new magazine is launching in New Zealand, but its main story will affect residents in Australia, Canada and the United States as well.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0001/S00039.htm


3: 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


4: Labour's Inquiries, Reviews and Investigations

Inquiries: 26 Reviews: 126 Investigations: 58 Exploration: 13 Summit: 1 Reassess: 6 Discuss: 1 Examine: 16 Revise: 1 Study: 2 Consider: 15 Evaluate: 10 Audit: 1

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00040.htm


5: Scoop Opinion: Titewhai Harawira Educates A Nation

Scoop's Alastair Thompson discusses the ongoing debate over Maori Activist Titewhai Harawira's stand against Prime Minister Helen Clark speaking out of turn on the Waitangi Marae and concludes that some good is coming of all the hot air .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00045.htm


6: Australian Sexual Harassment In East Timor

Australian soldiers have been accused of sexually harassing and terrorising young East Timorese girls the commanding officer of the Australian-led peacekeeping force has admitted today. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00042.htm


7: Open Letter To Pope Jean Paul II

To his Holiness the Pope Jean-Paul II He is so beautiful the path that was drawn by God! Why do we wander in the desert since two thousand years?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0001/S00042.htm


8: 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


9: 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


10: STRATFOR: Nuclear Threats and Russia's Place

Russia's acting president, Vladimir Putin, last week reversed his country's vow never to use nuclear weapons first. The announcement sent shock waves around the world. And it should have. Russian nuclear warheads are not about to rain down on the United ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00041.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: Drug Billionaire’s Lawyer Stalls For Time

The trial challenging the name suppression case of the drug importing billionaire caught bringing in cannabis into Auckland airport will not be heard until Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00043.htm


14: 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


15: Cullen Comments on Trade Figures

The latest overseas merchandise trade figures are disappointing but not surprising, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00044.htm


16: BBQ Idea A Gimmick - Should Not Distract Tenants

The new Housing Minister’s proposal to give state house tenants a barbecue for ‘good behaviour’ is a gimmicky solution to a longstanding problem.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00038.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: 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


19: Tizard Refuses to Launch Metrowater Project

Judith Tizard, Auckland Central MP and Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Auckland Issues, said today that she had reconsidered her decision to launch their "Water Conservation Advisory Service" .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00041.htm


20: Victoria payout regrettable

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said today he regretted that Victoria University is caught up in a golden handshake scandal with former Vice Chancellor Michael Irving and wants the exact amount made public.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00039.htm

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