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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: 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


3: 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


4: US Double Standard in Trade - Anderton

The US Government's stance of encouraging free trade in foreign markets while putting in place protectionist measures at home, is hypocritical and opens the way for similar moves in New Zealand says Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00047.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: 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


8: US Missile Tests Raise Chinese And Russian Ire

Russia and China are flexing their military muscles by warning the US that it would trigger a new arms race and undermine global security if it funds research into an anti-ballistic missile shield, meanwhile at the UN the debate over who should keep ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00048.htm


9: 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


10: The Battle Against Symbols Of Slavery Goes On

South Carolina was embroiled in protest yesterday as tens of thousands marched on the holiday commemorating slain civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King, to protest the flying of the Confederate flag over the State capitol. Is there a solution? John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00044.htm


11: Property Market Activity Low and House Prices Fall

Both the national median sale price and the national median sales volume for residential property have fallen on a month to month and a year to year basis, according to figures released today from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0001/S00034.htm


12: 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


13: OCR rises to 5.25 per cent

The Reserve Bank today increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 5.25 per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0001/S00026.htm


14: FlyingPig.co.nz Spreads its Wings

Auckland – 19 January 2000 – Leading Internet retailer FlyingPig.co.nz today announced it is entering an exclusive etailing partnership with Australasia’s largest online travel provider to offer travel sales and services to the New Zealand public.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0001/S00037.htm


15: Cullen To Question Forecasts

Finance Minister Michael Cullen will be raising with the Reserve Bank and Treasury the Government’s concern at the inaccuracy of their inflation forecasts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00058.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: Hobbs Supports Free-to-air Sport

The new Minister of Broadcasting Marian Hobbs says that while she supports legislation to ensure sports were free to air, it will be necessary to consult with television broadcasters first.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00049.htm


19: 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


20: Planning Committee no substitute for sound policy

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that Minister of Finance Dr Michael Cullen was dreaming to think that his Industry New Zealand Committee was a solution to the country's Balance of Payments problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00050.htm

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